London's Most Extraordinary Properties

London's Most Extraordinary Properties

London is not a city that shies away from an ambitious design or some architectural innovation. From classic to modern properties, revamped studios to converted warehouses built in the 1800s, Assist I [...]

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10-July-18
How to be Ready for a Deposit Replacement Scheme

How to be Ready for a Deposit Replacement Scheme

Raising a deposit for a new property before getting the previous one back is just one of the difficult situations faced by tenants and their landlords. According to government rules, deposits should b [...]

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06-July-18

What Does a New Housing Secretary Mean for the Property Industry?

This article was contributed by Assist Inventories. James Brokenshire is the new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.  The 50-year-old remain-voting Conservative MP [...]

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05-June-18
Right to Rent case goes to court

Right to Rent case goes to court

A High Court case starting this week could see the government's controversial Right to Rent policy being declared illegal. Both the National Landlords' Association (NLA) and the Residenti [...]

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05-June-18 Legal News
Property survey reveals huge city contrasts

Property survey reveals huge city contrasts

As the engines of the UK economy and as places where young people gather in disproportionate numbers to study and work, cities are naturally a key area for property investment, not least in the privat [...]

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31-May-18 General Lettings News
New planning website launched in Wales

New planning website launched in Wales

Landlords in Wales who wish to alter their properties will have to start the process through a new planning website, which has been launched by the Welsh government. This means those desiring to [...]

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31-May-18 General Lettings News

Government holds firm over buy-to-let taxes

The government is showing no sign of reversing its policies of imposing extra taxes on landlords to curb buy-to-let investment, despite thousands of people demanding a rethink. An e-petition, cal [...]

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29-May-18 General Lettings News
Right to Rent tally reaches 400 mark

Right to Rent tally reaches 400 mark

The number of checks made by landlords under the government's Right to Rent rules has now topped the 400 mark. Home Office figures revealed that 405 checks had been made in England between th [...]

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25-May-18 General Lettings News
House price trends reveal contrast between London and rest

House price trends reveal contrast between London and rest

The latest house price data compiled by the Office for National Statistics and the Land Registry has revealed a marked contrast between London and the rest of the UK.During the year to March 2018, pri [...]

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25-May-18 General Lettings News
How millennial saving priorities may keep 'generation rent' off the housing ladder

How millennial saving priorities may keep 'generation rent' off the housing ladder

The description of millennials as 'generation rent' has prompted much debate about what should be done to help make it easier for this demographic to get on the property ladder. At the same ti [...]

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25-May-18 General Lettings News