Complaints in UK lettings and sales industry hit record high

Complaints in UK lettings and sales industry hit record high

The UK's property letting and sales industries dealt with a record number of complaints in 2016. That's according to the latest figures released by the Property Ombudsman, which reports that i [...]

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29-June-17 General Lettings News
What do tenants want in 2017? Most important property factors revealed

What do tenants want in 2017? Most important property factors revealed

One of the most important things that letting agents need to know when it comes to finding tenants, marketing and showing properties is what prospective residents are likely to be looking for from the [...]

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29-June-17 General Lettings News
Drop in rental properties available

Drop in rental properties available

The number of homes available to rent in the UK has fallen significantly over the past six years, according to new research.A report produced by Home.co.uk shows rising demand for rented property has [...]

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28-June-17 General Lettings News
Landlords confused over tenancy agreements

Landlords confused over tenancy agreements

Some landlords are confused over changes to the shorthold tenancy agreements, according to a legal firm.Kirwans believes some landlords are incorrectly issuing Section 21 notices and therefore could b [...]

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28-June-17 Legal News
First-time buyers feel they are struggling when getting onto the property ladder

First-time buyers feel they are struggling when getting onto the property ladder

Nearly a quarter of people who want to buy a home are still having to live with their parents as they try to save for a deposit to buy their own property for the first time, it has been revealed.  [...]

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28-June-17 General Lettings News
Rental prices in Scotland remain higher year-on-year, new data shows

Rental prices in Scotland remain higher year-on-year, new data shows

Rental prices in Scotland have fallen month-on-month, but remain higher than they were last year, according to the latest data that has been released this week by Your Move Scotland. In its buy-t [...]

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28-June-17 General Lettings News
Second-steppers 'still need Bank of Mum and Dad'

Second-steppers 'still need Bank of Mum and Dad'

Every estate agent will be familiar with the concept of the "Bank of Mum and Dad", by which parental help is often the key factor in helping first-time buyers raise the cash to afford a depo [...]

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25-June-17 General Lettings News
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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22-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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22-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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21-June-17 General Lettings News