High-speed rail - a fast track to boosting Manchester as a property hotspot

High-speed rail - a fast track to boosting Manchester as a property hotspot

Manchester is already a property hotspot, with much of the current debate about the city's future centring on just how much further it will develop. That discussion has many aspects; one is a [...]

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23-March-18 General Lettings News
Government to crackdown on overcrowding in rented homes

Government to crackdown on overcrowding in rented homes

The government has announced new legislation aimed at curbing overcrowding in private rented homes of multiple occupancy (HMOs). A range of new powers will enable councils to take enforcement act [...]

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22-March-18 Legal News
Rental properties still at burglary risk in summer

Rental properties still at burglary risk in summer

Landlords and letting agencies will have a wide array of issues to deal with over the course of any year, but the winter months are the worst for insurance claims and the need for repair work as a con [...]

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22-March-18 Property Management
Buy-to-let mortgages harder to obtain, say landlords

Buy-to-let mortgages harder to obtain, say landlords

A new survey of landlords by the National Landlords Association (NLA) has revealed nearly two-thirds of those aware of curbs on buy-to let-mortgages has said they are now harder to acquire.The Bank of [...]

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21-March-18 General Lettings News
Affordable mortgages at 10-year high

Affordable mortgages at 10-year high

The affordability of mortgages has reached its highest level in a decade, according to new research by Halifax.According to the bank's data, in the fourth quarter of 2017 the average mortgage hold [...]

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19-March-18 General Lettings News
Bradford's high-speed route to becoming a rental hotspot

Bradford's high-speed route to becoming a rental hotspot

The city of Bradford already has plenty of private rental opportunities. It is, after all, a city of over half a million people and it has a university. However, there is little doubt that it is [...]

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16-March-18 General Lettings News
Manchester Mayor to address landlords' conference

Manchester Mayor to address landlords' conference

The mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has been confirmed as one of the speakers at the Residential Landlords Association’s (RLA) Future Renting North conference, which will take place on [...]

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16-March-18 General Lettings News
Former police HQ in Glasgow to be converted into rental apartments

Former police HQ in Glasgow to be converted into rental apartments

The build-to-rent sector in Glasgow is set to be expanded with the development of 433 new apartments in the city centre.Moda Living has gained planning permission to build a major new residential-led [...]

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15-March-18 General Lettings News
Scotland sees rise in new-build completions

Scotland sees rise in new-build completions

The number of new-build homes being completed in Scotland rose by five per cent last year, new figures from the Scottish government have revealed.A total of 17,601 homes were completed in the 12 month [...]

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15-March-18 General Lettings News
Government energy-efficiency plans for rental sector 'not ambitious enough'

Government energy-efficiency plans for rental sector 'not ambitious enough'

The government's plans for energy efficiency in the private rental sector are "entirely unambitious", according to the National Landlords Association (NLA).On April 1st, the new Minimum [...]

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13-March-18 General Lettings News