December 2016 housing market activity up 8% year on year

December 2016 housing market activity up 8% year on year

The UK housing market has seen a marked rise in activity over the course of the past year, according to the latest report released this week. In the Connells Survey and Valuation report, it was r [...]

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19-January-17 General Lettings News
Property prices rise at a similar rate as in early 2016

Property prices rise at a similar rate as in early 2016

Property prices in the UK have risen at a similar pace in the first month of the year as they did at the same time in 2017, a new report released this week by Rightmove has revealed. In January, [...]

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18-January-17 General Lettings News
Buy-to-let lending improved towards the end of 2016

Buy-to-let lending improved towards the end of 2016

The start of 2016 saw a stalling in the levels of investment in rental properties in the UK, largely thanks to the fact there were changes to property tax rules coming, and investors became worried ab [...]

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17-January-17 General Lettings News
Rent rises were slower in 2016 than a year before

Rent rises were slower in 2016 than a year before

Brexit and related concerns over political and economic issues meant that the rental market slowed in the second half of 2016, according to new reports, leaving the year with slower rental price rises [...]

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16-January-17 General Lettings News
Families want longer PRS tenancies to provide future security

Families want longer PRS tenancies to provide future security

The rental market has been changing drastically in the last few years, not least when it comes to the demographics who are renting rather than buying. Previously, students and younger people were trad [...]

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13-January-17 General Lettings News
Common questions to be prepared for when showing a property

Common questions to be prepared for when showing a property

As the old saying goes, failing to prepare is preparing to fail. This is true in many walks of life, and working as a letting agent is no different. Before any viewing, letting agents, of course, need [...]

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13-January-17 General Lettings News
Landlords cite changes to taxation as their biggest concern for 2017

Landlords cite changes to taxation as their biggest concern for 2017

Taxation has been something of a pain point for some time when it comes to the PRS, with landlords presented time and again with changes to what and how they pay. So it's no surprise that at the s [...]

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12-January-17 General Lettings News
Property listings fell more than expected in December, research shows

Property listings fell more than expected in December, research shows

December 2016 saw a faster drop in the number of properties being listed for sale, according to a new survey of the market, which suggests fewer buyers were around, and more people were looking to hol [...]

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11-January-17 General Lettings News
UK regional rental prices hit £750 in December 2016

UK regional rental prices hit £750 in December 2016

The average price of renting a property in the UK outside London has risen markedly over the course of the last year, according to data released this week by Landbay. In its rental index, the com [...]

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10-January-17 General Lettings News
Increasing number of buy-to-let landlords set to become limited companies

Increasing number of buy-to-let landlords set to become limited companies

An increasing number of landlords are set to look to take advantage of the chance to set themselves up as limited companies this year as they are faced with yet more taxation changes and related conce [...]

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09-January-17 General Lettings News