Labour proposes new rent law in Scotland

Labour proposes new rent law in Scotland

The Labour Party is pushing for new rules in Scotland to control the level of rents landlords and letting agents can impose.Proposing his "Mary Barbour law", the new Scottish Labour leader R [...]

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12-March-18 Legal News
Catching the boomerang: how private renting can prevent a parental problem

Catching the boomerang: how private renting can prevent a parental problem

The private rental sector is already well-known for providing an alternative source of residential accommodation to owner-occupancy, and it has the potential to play a key role in improving family rel [...]

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09-March-18 General Lettings News
Major build-to-rent fund launched

Major build-to-rent fund launched

Britain's newest build-to-rent fund has been launched, with Places for People (PfP) announcing a £550 million budget to spend across the UK. The fund has been instigated by PfP Capital, [...]

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09-March-18 General Lettings News
New landlords 'up by 100,000 a year'

New landlords 'up by 100,000 a year'

The number of new landlords in the UK has risen by around 100,000 a year since 2012, but this is set to level out and possibly decline, according to financial services firm NFU Mutual.Analysis of the [...]

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08-March-18 General Lettings News
House prices static, but not likely to fall, says Halifax

House prices static, but not likely to fall, says Halifax

The cost of buying a home has eased, but Halifax has said that does not mean prices are set for a downward spiral.People looking to leave rental accommodation and buy a home may be encouraged by the b [...]

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07-March-18 General Lettings News
More housing regulation on the way

More housing regulation on the way

The private rental sector has been a crucial provider of residential accommodation in recent years as so many people have struggled to get on the housing ladder, and it is likely to remain so for some [...]

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06-March-18 Legal News
New big city homes 'lacking in affordability'

New big city homes 'lacking in affordability'

For many years now, the housing crisis has been a major issue for first-time buyers seeking to get on the housing ladder, leading to the private rental sector becoming an increasingly important source [...]

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05-March-18 General Lettings News
Scottish rent control legislation prompts price hikes

Scottish rent control legislation prompts price hikes

New legislation in Scotland that will make rent controls a possibility have led to a surge in increased rents for tenants, a new survey has indicated. The Association of Residential Letting Agent [...]

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02-March-18 General Lettings News
National park life a significant supply and demand problem

National park life a significant supply and demand problem

The private rental sector has a crucial role to play in helping provide housing, not least in areas where buying a home can be prohibitively expensive.An obvious area where this is the case is London, [...]

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02-March-18 General Lettings News
More first time buyer mortgage applications accepted

More first time buyer mortgage applications accepted

The proportion of mortgage applications by first-time buyers that are being accepted by banks and building societies is on the rise, according to new data.Figures from the Intermediary Mortgage Lender [...]

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01-March-18 General Lettings News