Northern cities lead the way for buy-to-let

Northern cities lead the way for buy-to-let

Northern English cities are the biggest hotspots for buy-to-let at present, a new survey by rental investment finance firm LendInvest has found.The Manchester postcode area was identified as the leadi [...]

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14-December-17 General Lettings News
Liverpool City Council launches rent to buy firm

Liverpool City Council launches rent to buy firm

Liverpool City Council has set up its own housing company to deliver 10,000 new homes over the next 8-10 years on a rent to buy basis.Foundations will build from scratch on brownfield land as well as [...]

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12-December-17 General Lettings News
Buy-to-let mortgage borrowing increases

Buy-to-let mortgage borrowing increases

Buy-to-let mortgage borrowing increased by one per cent in the third quarter of 2017, reversing a major downward trend that had been taking place over the previous year. This was according to Par [...]

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08-December-17 General Lettings News
Are Britons going 'European' with attitudes to renting?

Are Britons going 'European' with attitudes to renting?

The last census in Britain revealed that a century of rising home-ownership rates had come to an end, with the proportion of owner-occupiers dropping for the first time in a century. The declining aff [...]

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08-December-17 General Lettings News
Average deposit climbs above £50,000

Average deposit climbs above £50,000

The average deposit needed by a first-time buyer in Britain has risen above £50,000 for the first time. A study by mortgage advisor L&C Mortgages indicates that buyers now typically nee [...]

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07-December-17 General Lettings News
Government lays down fintech challenge to help renters

Government lays down fintech challenge to help renters

The government has offered a £2 million reward for entrepreneurs who can develop a new application to help renters record their payment data in order to boost their credit scores.With 11 million [...]

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07-December-17 General Lettings News
Survey shows housing construction continues to thrive

Survey shows housing construction continues to thrive

The UK construction sector seen improved growth off the back of a continued surge in house building activity, a monthly survey has shown.In their Purchasing Managers Index for November, Markit and the [...]

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05-December-17 General Lettings News
Housing market could get ombudsman, minister announces

Housing market could get ombudsman, minister announces

The UK housing market could get its own ombudsman, communities secretary Sajid Javid has announced.Mr Javid told the National House Building Council lunch that it was great news that 217,000 homes had [...]

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05-December-17 General Lettings News
Private Rental Tenancy rules come into force in Scotland

Private Rental Tenancy rules come into force in Scotland

New rules on tenancies came into force in Scotland on Friday (December 1st), heralding what some have called a new era for the Scottish rental sector.From now on, any new tenant will sign a Private Re [...]

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04-December-17 General Lettings News