Brokenshire to take on broken housing market

Brokenshire to take on broken housing market

James Brokenshire has been named the new secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, after Sajid Javid left the post to become the new home secretary. Mr Javid was promoted [...]

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30-April-18 General Lettings News
London lags behind in new homes registration

London lags behind in new homes registration

New data showing the tally of new home registrations falling in London is bad news at a time of high demand in the capital.According to the National Home Building Council (NHBC), the overall tally of [...]

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30-April-18 General Lettings News
Stamp duty exemption 'set to benefit a million buyers'

Stamp duty exemption 'set to benefit a million buyers'

Just about every landlord and agent will be aware of the demographic and economic factors that have been driving the rise in the number of young renters. The difficulties faced by 'generation [...]

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27-April-18 General Lettings News
A capitalist argument for a capital's problems

A capitalist argument for a capital's problems

The challenges of the UK's housing market are well-documented, with London representing a magnified version of them. While the country as a whole suffers from shortages of homes to buy and rent an [...]

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27-April-18 General Lettings News
Lack of Scottish build-to-rent 'set to change'

Lack of Scottish build-to-rent 'set to change'

New figures have indicated that build-to-rent (BTR) in Scotland is lagging way behind the English regions, a trend that could make it much harder for Scots to find the right kind of housing.The Scotti [...]

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26-April-18 General Lettings News
UK rents down after six years of increases

UK rents down after six years of increases

The cost of renting a home has fallen on average for the first time in six years, according to a survey carried out on behalf of the Deposit Protection Service (DPS).During the first quarter of 2018, [...]

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26-April-18 General Lettings News
Updated right-to-rent guidance 'not clear enough'

Updated right-to-rent guidance 'not clear enough'

The government's latest guidance for landlords on the right-to-rent checks they should carry out on Commonwealth citizens are not clear enough, according to the Residential Landlords Association ( [...]

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26-April-18 Legal News
March 'brought most rent hikes in six months'

March 'brought most rent hikes in six months'

March 2018 saw rent increases for 23 per cent of private rental sector tenants, the highest figure since September last year, according to figures from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (A [...]

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25-April-18 General Lettings News
New legislation on empty homes debated

New legislation on empty homes debated

Parliament has proposed new legislation that is designed to cut the number of homes left empty around the country, a measure that could have a range of impacts for landlords.The Rating (Property in Co [...]

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24-April-18 Legal News
Manchester and Liverpool growth highlighted ahead of landlords' conference

Manchester and Liverpool growth highlighted ahead of landlords' conference

The growth of the private rental sector in Manchester and Liverpool has been highlighted ahead of the Future Renting North conference in Manchester tomorrow (April 24th). As the event looms, the [...]

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23-April-18 General Lettings News