Housing market could get ombudsman, minister announces

Housing market could get ombudsman, minister announces

The UK housing market could get its own ombudsman, communities secretary Sajid Javid has announced.Mr Javid told the National House Building Council lunch that it was great news that 217,000 homes had [...]

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05-December-17 General Lettings News
Private Rental Tenancy rules come into force in Scotland

Private Rental Tenancy rules come into force in Scotland

New rules on tenancies came into force in Scotland on Friday (December 1st), heralding what some have called a new era for the Scottish rental sector.From now on, any new tenant will sign a Private Re [...]

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04-December-17 General Lettings News
Construction sector warns of post-Brexit homes shortage

Construction sector warns of post-Brexit homes shortage

The UK construction sector has delivered a collective message to the government warning that its targets for homebuilding are in danger of not being met because Brexit will lead to major shortages of [...]

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30-November-17 General Lettings News
To use an agency or not? A looming landlord question

To use an agency or not? A looming landlord question

The issue of whether landlords should use letting agencies has been a perennial consideration in the rental housing sector. There are various pros and cons, but recent government announcements about i [...]

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30-November-17 General Lettings News
Highlands and Islands lead modest Scottish rent rises

Highlands and Islands lead modest Scottish rent rises

Rents in Scotland have risen by less than the rate of inflation, new data from Your Move has revealed. The study found the typical monthly rent was up by 2.5 per cent in the 12 months to October [...]

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30-November-17 General Lettings News
East of England 'has fastest rising rents'

East of England 'has fastest rising rents'

The fastest increase in rental rates in England is occurring in the eastern region, new survey data from Your Move has revealed.Data from Your Move's latest buy-to-let index revealed that the regi [...]

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30-November-17 General Lettings News
Retired renter numbers set to soar

Retired renter numbers set to soar

The number of retired people renting is set to soar in the coming years, reaching one in eight pensioners by 2032. Equating to over one million people, this will be three times the current figure [...]

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29-November-17 General Lettings News
Regional cities see strong price growth

Regional cities see strong price growth

The difficulty for renters of getting on the housing ladder could be getting even greater in regional cities after new data showed price growth in these centres of population has been running at eleva [...]

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29-November-17 General Lettings News
Impact of immigration on housing demand 'larger than governments admit'

Impact of immigration on housing demand 'larger than governments admit'

British governments have repeatedly misled the public over the impact immigration has had on the number of homes needed to house the UK population, a report has claimed.Thinktank and lobby group Migra [...]

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28-November-17 Legal News
National parks 'more expensive to buy in'

National parks 'more expensive to buy in'

Buying a home in a national park is usually much more expensive than it is in the surrounding areas, a new study by Lloyds Bank has confirmed.The bank's annual survey of comparative prices showed [...]

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28-November-17 General Lettings News