9 out of 10 local authorities do not provide enough affordable housing, says thinktank

9 out of 10 local authorities do not provide enough affordable housing, says thinktank

A new study by thinktank IPPR has said 92 per cent of local authorities do not provide enough affordable housing.The research concluded that much more needs to be done to bolster the supply of afforda [...]

Read more →

13-November-17 General Lettings News
London rents still subdued, according to SpareRoom

London rents still subdued, according to SpareRoom

The third quarter of 2017 saw London rental prices for rooms in shared houses remain close to their lowest level since 2014, according to the latest SpareRoom Rental Index. It showed that rents in Lo [...]

Read more →

10-November-17 General Lettings News
New tenancy rents down in October

New tenancy rents down in October

Average rents in the UK grew by 0.9 per cent year on year during October, which took the average monthly rent agreed on new tenancies to £909, according to the October HomeLet Rental Index.This [...]

Read more →

09-November-17 General Lettings News
Landlords urged to prepare for retaliatory eviction claims

Landlords urged to prepare for retaliatory eviction claims

Landlords are being warned to establish basic procedures to protect themselves against being accused of retaliatory evictions ahead of an expansion of the laws governing such issues next year. Daniel [...]

Read more →

08-November-17 Legal News
Scottish government announces funds raised for affordable housing

Scottish government announces funds raised for affordable housing

The Scottish government has announced that plans to help fund the building of new affordable homes have raised £15 million.It said the Charitable Bond Investment Programme saw around £90 m [...]

Read more →

07-November-17 General Lettings News
Keeping property investment sound and transparent

Keeping property investment sound and transparent

When any individual finds themselves in a position to invest a significant sum of money, there are of course numerous ways of doing it. Some might place the cash in a bank account and let it earn [...]

Read more →

07-November-17 Legal News
Development taxes 'hold back housing market'

Development taxes 'hold back housing market'

The process of building enough homes for old people is stymied by the ongoing imposition of development taxes such as Section 106 and CIL charges, thinktank Demos has claimed.Research by the body, car [...]

Read more →

07-November-17 General Lettings News
How the base rate rise will affect landlords

How the base rate rise will affect landlords

"Bank of England raises interest rates" is not a headline that anyone has heard for a very long time. Indeed, it was just over a decade ago in July 2007 when the last rise occurred. Little d [...]

Read more →

03-November-17 General Lettings News
London to lag behind in house price growth

London to lag behind in house price growth

London house price rises are set to lag behind the UK as a whole over the next decade, according to a new report.The capital has for many years been one of the hottest growth spots in the British econ [...]

Read more →

02-November-17 General Lettings News
Government outlines details of letting fees ban

Government outlines details of letting fees ban

The government has published details of its plans to ban letting agent fees after a consultation found overwhelming support for the measure from tenants.It found nine out of ten tenants supported the [...]

Read more →

01-November-17 General Lettings News