Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum

Rents Going Up Up Up


Recommended Posts

As rents go up and prices come down, their will come a point when its cheaper to buy. This will be a natural cap on rents and as prices fall, so will rent.

Also, seeing as a huge number of households are drawing some kind of benefit e.g. housing benefit or working families, council tax etc etc, then i assume you will be expecting your rent hikes to be paid for by the government? Not a chance, the fair rent brigade will be re-founded and your hikes capped.

I hear of a recession around the corner. Where are the jobs going to come from to pay rent increases?.

You havn't thought this through have you.

Rents will rise short term as all the parasitic btl vultures attempt to impoverish even more people in order to make a profit, but it wont last.

Its going to get messy though, alot of btl parasites have committed mortgage fraud.

Non of my tenents draw benifits that I'm aware of. Rents compared to house price's are historically low and there is plenty of room for them to grow.

Why do you think BTL are parasites they are hard working individuals who provide a service.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 91
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Hey

I'm a small BTL landlord in manchester didsbury area. Recently many of the other landlords have started to put up rents and many people can no longer afford / or want to pay them. Talking to many perspective tenents the figures they usually come up with is between 7.5 and 10%.

Originally i thought these were other BTL landlords who were suffering under the recent rate rises and had decided to pass the increases onto there tenent.

WRONG

There is one particular landlord who owns around 200 properties in the area who has decided to raise rents. Then other smaller usually BTL landlords have followed his lead.

As for me I'm putting up the rent by 12% and usually end up accepting around 8%.

I call shenanigans - all the evidence I have (admittedly anecdotal) points to rents decreasing because of all the desperate competition between new landlords to rent out their flats. My rent has been reduced and there are a glut of properties for me to choose from should the landlord get any silly ideas about increases. As far as I'm concerned, this is is a renters market at the moment.

I visit Manchester regularly (from there originally) and I would be very surprised if the situation wasn't similar with all the new build apartments I have seen put up. No one should be accepting rent increases lightly at the moment with all of the choice out there.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Non of my tenants draw benefits that I'm aware of. Rents compared to house price's are historically low and there is plenty of room for them to grow.

Why do you think BTL are parasites they are hard working individuals who provide a service.

BTL has helped make house prices unfordable for most. The flats in your portfolio could have been bought by owner occupiers who would then have had the security and peace of mind that goes with it.. people like you have denied this to millions. We are not talking luxury goods like sports cars here, this is the very roof over peoples heads, and their families.

House prices are 8 times income and landlords such as yourself are trying to make a tenant pay the same cost to rent, why? so that you can receive the rent, the ownership of the house (i assume you will be wanting rid of them when you retire on the proceeds of the sale of your houses), and the capital accumulated, thus leaving the tenant with nothing and you with everything yes?. Its disgusting.

Anyway it wont last, negative equity and mortgage defaults will get you.

Link to post
Share on other sites
I call shenanigans - all the evidence I have (admittedly anecdotal) points to rents decreasing because of all the desperate competition between new landlords to rent out their flats. My rent has been reduced and there are a glut of properties for me to choose from should the landlord get any silly ideas about increases. As far as I'm concerned, this is is a renters market at the moment.

I visit Manchester regularly (from there originally) and I would be very surprised if the situation wasn't similar with all the new build apartments I have seen put up. No one should be accepting rent increases lightly at the moment with all of the choice out there.

I agree with some of what you have been saying. Until recently rents have been stangnating. I Usually rented my 2 bed flats for around 600 a month. I can now rent them within a week for 675 a month.

Again i'm only talking about Didsbury manchester I don't know how other areas of manchester compare.

Link to post
Share on other sites
B) Many young people with solid incomes just aren't interested in buying and are commiting themselves to renting longer term and are willing to keep or procure a decent rental property even at a higher price.

Hmmm, interesting perspective . . . makes good sense IMO. If people are only viewing rental as something they're doing for a year or two before buying then they'll be more price sensitive, whereas if they're expecting to put in at least 5 years or so in the rental market then they would want to do far more to keep a property. Especially since they can't actually do anything of any significance to their property, if they happen to have something that actually fits their needs and tastes then even if it's a bit over market rent they wouldn't risk losing it.

I'd say the quality of the property management would become way more significant in this situation as well, if you've got a good landlord who's been helpful and efficient and generally nice then you'll suck up a rent rise or two before casting yourself into the unknown. Shit landlords who let their properties rot without fixing things however . . .

Link to post
Share on other sites
Another factor people need to consider is what happens when BTLers start exiting the market. That'll mean a lot of people out of their rented property and looking for a new place. More people wanting to rent, less supply of rental properties = higher demand = higher rents.

Especially if most rentals are several young people (or at least 2 couples) sharing and most purchases are one couple so the overall number of renters vs available property increases with sales.

Link to post
Share on other sites
BTL has helped make house prices unfordable for most. The flats in your portfolio could have been bought by owner occupiers who would then have had the security and peace of mind that goes with it.. people like you have denied this to millions. We are not talking luxury goods like sports cars here, this is the very roof over peoples heads, and their families.

House prices are 8 times income and landlords such as yourself are trying to make a tenant pay the same cost to rent, why? so that you can receive the rent, the ownership of the house (i assume you will be wanting rid of them when you retire on the proceeds of the sale of your houses), and the capital accumulated, thus leaving the tenant with nothing and you with everything yes?. Its disgusting.

Anyway it wont last, negative equity and mortgage defaults will get you.

You are so talking out of your **** it's not even funny.

FTB can buy good three bedroom houses in manchester for around a 1/3 less than what I payed for my flats. So how am I stopping them?

It's idiot like you that really fustrate me you cruse through life thinking everyone owes you!!!

If my tenent has any problems with any of my property I'm a phone call away. How would they feel if they had to pay £150 for a plumber to come round at night?

I actually don't plan on selling anything in my property portfolio ever. I'm 27 now when I'm 50 all the mortgages will be paid and I can live off the rent. When I'm no longer around the property will be passed on to my children. So a short term crash in the market doesn't really effect me.

Link to post
Share on other sites
<snip>

As for me I'm putting up the rent by 12% and usually end up accepting around 8%.

Assuming you're not a troll, thought you might like to see this (not sure if it applies the same in England & Wales?)

Your Rights and Responsibilities

Part II of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 introduced a new form of tenancy, the assured tenancy, which became the usual form of tenancy provided by a private landlord.

You must give your tenant a legally-binding tenancy agreement setting out the terms of the assured or short assured tenancy, which should include the following.

Your name and the address of the property you are letting.

The length of the tenancy.

The rent, when and how it is to be paid and how you will work out any rent increase.

Who is responsible for the decoration inside of the property and who is responsible for maintenance and repairs inside and outside the property.

Any condition of restriction on how the tenant uses the property.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Assuming you're not a troll, thought you might like to see this (not sure if it applies the same in England & Wales?)

Hey there are similar rules in the UK once a contract has been signed you can't change the rent. You can increase the rent at the end of the tenancy if the tenent wishes to stay on.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Non of my tenents draw benifits that I'm aware of. Rents compared to house price's are historically low and there is plenty of room for them to grow.

Why do you think BTL are parasites they are hard working individuals who provide a service.

And its none of your business as to whether or not your tenants do draw benefits either.

Link to post
Share on other sites
It's idiot like you that really fustrate me you cruse through life thinking everyone owes you!!!

And it is greedy barstewards like you who really frustrate me.

Any BTL "owner" who does not realise that their actions have helped priceout a generation of people in this country are sad deluded fools and need to get into the real world.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hey there are similar rules in the UK once a contract has been signed you can't change the rent. You can increase the rent at the end of the tenancy if the tenent wishes to stay on.

Whats your longest AST?

Personally, I wouldn't sign one for less than 3 years (1 year max with 2 month notice after first year on my side to leave), though I'd push for 5 year.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Whats your longest AST?

Personally, I wouldn't sign one for less than 3 years (1 year max with 2 month notice after first year on my side to leave), though I'd push for 5 year.

1 year nobody has ever asked me to increase it. Some people ask for 6 months.

Link to post
Share on other sites
In any case, it means a lot of churn in the rental property sector as people are turfed out so that the house can be sold. That will create an environment where LLs can get away with asking more.

I'd say that renters are subject to slightly different pressures as well. If you're buying you spend as long looking as necessary, you're not up against a time limit and you're buying something long term. If you're turfed out of your house you've got a couple of months tops to find yourself somewhere. Allow a bit of time for digesting what's happened, some time for ringing round and registering yourself with local agents, some time to pack and a nice safety net of a couple of weeks between getting a property agreed and needing to move out of your old property etc and that's not much time for a house search.

If you're working full time (even more so with a couple or worse a group of friends all needing to search) and local estate agents are unhelpful or owners are unhelpful at letting you see properties then it's not easy to fit in that many viewings. Plus it's pretty well a given that the particulars an estate agent prepares for just a letting are going to be flimsy at best so you don't even have much scope for trimming down the list of what you want to see. And whatever the price chances are most of what you see you're going to dislike anyway, on that kind of timescale people aren't going to stick it to landlords and shop around for the best bargains, if they see something they actually like and know that there's a good chance that if they let it go they'll end up somewhere much less nice for a year they're going to take it even if they feel it's not the best bargain, after all it's only for a year and they can change their minds if they want.

Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm 27 now when I'm 50 all the mortgages will be paid and I can live off the rent.

You mean you will live off the tenants... Not a parasite at all are you.

Parasite. noun [C]

1, an animal or plant that lives on or in another animal or plant of a different type and feeds from it:

2, DISAPPROVING a person who is useless and lives by other people's work:

Financial speculators are parasites upon the national economy.

Edited by charliemouse
Link to post
Share on other sites
I actually don't plan on selling anything in my property portfolio ever. I'm 27 now when I'm 50 all the mortgages will be paid and I can live off the rent. When I'm no longer around the property will be passed on to my children. So a short term crash in the market doesn't really effect me.

A lot of people on the site don't seem to really get this whole concept . . . so it'll require some subsidies right now, there may be void periods, awkward tenants, current yields may be a bit sloppy, if you're willing to follow the market every day and shift around with a balanced portfolio and great timing you could do a lot better but still . . . if you invest now for retirement in 40 years time and leaving to children in 70 years time it's hard to imagine that one wouldn't do better with property than with anything else.

I'm sure that's just because I've been indoctrinated though.

Link to post
Share on other sites

A couple of years ago my BTL landlord told me he wanted to put the rent up by about 5%, as interest rates were taking there toll on him. I showed him the contract and told him to go whistle. :P

I suspect our initial poster is of the same ilk. They all claim they are in it for the long term, but as soon as the cold wind starts to blow, they try smartass tactics with their renters. This is mainly due to the fact they have no capital to fall back on, and may have 2 or more properties with leveraged mortgages.

Rents may go up slightly in the short term, but as more defaults kick in, the type of people who will be looking to rent their properties won't have the sort of cash required to pay high end rates. Council housing used to be the fall back for people who lost their homes. Now, in their absence, it will be private tenancies and landlords.

These disposessed renters may not be the type of people who will look after your "investment" as you expect. Quite a few will be bitter and getting poorer by the week. :lol:

Link to post
Share on other sites
A lot of people on the site don't seem to really get this whole concept . . . so it'll require some subsidies right now, there may be void periods, awkward tenants, current yields may be a bit sloppy, if you're willing to follow the market every day and shift around with a balanced portfolio and great timing you could do a lot better but still . . . if you invest now for retirement in 40 years time and leaving to children in 70 years time it's hard to imagine that one wouldn't do better with property than with anything else.

I'm sure that's just because I've been indoctrinated though.

This is just a consequence of the fact that the long-run risk-adjusted returns should be the same across all asset classes.

But of course in the long run we're all dead ;)

Link to post
Share on other sites
You mean you will live off the tenants... Not a parasite at all are you.

Parasite. noun [C]

1, an animal or plant that lives on or in another animal or plant of a different type and feeds from it:

Parasite implies one way traffic. He'll provide the tenants with shelter and maintenance of that shelter, in return the tenant provides him with income, that's more of a symbiotic relationship.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.