NLA attacks rent deposit 'gesture'

NLA attacks rent deposit 'gesture'

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has criticised new government plans to restrict the deposit individuals have to pay to landlords to no more than one month's rent.    Ostensibly [...]

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23-June-17 General Lettings News
Top tips for making the home look better in summer

Top tips for making the home look better in summer

When it comes time to spruce up a home for showing to new tenants, letting agents and landlords will focus on some of the key areas inside the home, like putting in a new bathroom suite, fitting new k [...]

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23-June-17 General Lettings News
Help to Buy reaches new landmark figure

Help to Buy reaches new landmark figure

The number of people buying homes thanks to the government's Help to Buy  schemes has reached a new landmark of 250,000.   New figures have shown that the programme has enabled 285,000 p [...]

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22-June-17 General Lettings News
Buy-to-let lending estimate trimmed

Buy-to-let lending estimate trimmed

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has cut its projection for the level of buy-to-let mortgage lending over this year and next, suggesting that agencies may have a larger slice of the rental sector [...]

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22-June-17 General Lettings News
Government signals end to tenant fees

Government signals end to tenant fees

An end to the charging of tenant fees has been signalled by the government, with this legislative step being announced in the Queen's Speech.   The Draft Tenants' Fees Bill will ban the c [...]

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21-June-17 Legal News
Average house prices have increased by 40% since 2009

Average house prices have increased by 40% since 2009

The average price of property has climbed in the eight years since low interest rates were introduced by the Bank of England, according to new reports released this week. Low interest rates meant [...]

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21-June-17 General Lettings News
Housing market sales in fresh fall

Housing market sales in fresh fall

The UK housing market has seen falling sales, according to a survey of Land Registry data by Lloyds Bank.   Property sale volumes in 2016 were seven per cent lower than in 2015, falling from 915, [...]

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21-June-17 General Lettings News
Average property prices have surprisingly risen since Brexit vote

Average property prices have surprisingly risen since Brexit vote

The property market across the UK was expected to suffer from something of a downturn in the wake of the country's voters to leave the European Union (EU), made last year. However, according to ne [...]

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20-June-17 General Lettings News
Landlord immigration checks should be scrapped, claims the RLA

Landlord immigration checks should be scrapped, claims the RLA

A landlords' association is calling for the end of a law brought in at the end of last year that could see buy-to-let owners in the PRS prosecuted if they fail to check the immigration status of t [...]

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19-June-17 General Lettings News
Fewer Brits moved home in May, according to new UK property data

Fewer Brits moved home in May, according to new UK property data

The UK property market has remained rather resilient over the last year, refusing to bow to the pressures of Brexit and other surprise results across the world. And it seems like it may be readying it [...]

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16-June-17 General Lettings News