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
Manchester housing boom 'shows no sign of slowing'

Manchester housing boom 'shows no sign of slowing'

Manchester's housing boom is continuing with no sign of any let-up, according to property firm JLL. The company's residential team witnessed a 200 per cent year-on-year increase in city c [...]

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25-May-18 General Lettings News
Tenant Fees Bill passes latest Commons stage unopposed

Tenant Fees Bill passes latest Commons stage unopposed

The government's Tenant Fees Bill has passed its second reading in the House of Commons without a vote, after all parties agreed to support its passage. Introduced to put an end to what minis [...]

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24-May-18 General Lettings News
New survey reveals London challenge for first-time buyers

New survey reveals London challenge for first-time buyers

The challenge faced by first-time buyers in London as they try to get on the housing ladder is twice as large as it is in the rest of the country, a new survey has indicated. Research by Lloyds B [...]

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23-May-18 General Lettings News
Reading build-to-rent scheme ready for lift-off

Reading build-to-rent scheme ready for lift-off

Construction work on a major build-to-rent scheme in Reading is set to get underway after developer Lochailort Investments completed deals with M&G as a funding partner and Watkin Jones as the mai [...]

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22-May-18 General Lettings News
London boroughs unite to root out rogue landlords

London boroughs unite to root out rogue landlords

All 32 London boroughs have signed up to mayor Sadiq Khan's scheme to eliminate rogue landlords through a 'naming and shaming' system. The Rogue Landlord Checker was set up by Mr Khan [...]

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22-May-18 General Lettings News
Survey revealed mixed views on property investment

Survey revealed mixed views on property investment

A survey of major investors and high net worth individuals has produced mixed views on the value of property as opposed to the various alternative assets. Rathbone Investment Management spoke to [...]

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22-May-18 General Lettings News