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  • Right to Rent case goes to court

    Oct 17, 2018 10:04:22 AM

    A High Court case starting this week could see the government's controversial Right to Rent policy being declared illegal. Both the National Landlords' Association (NLA) and the Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) are firmly opposed to the policy, which places a duty on landlords to check if prospective tenants have the legal... READ MORE »
  • Property survey reveals huge city contrasts

    Jul 2, 2018 11:01:13 AM

    As the engines of the UK economy and as places where young people gather in disproportionate numbers to study and work, cities are naturally a key area for property investment, not least in the private rental sector. For this reason, the latest Hometrack figures for the 20 principal cities in the... READ MORE »
  • Government creates new powers to tackle rogue landlords

    Apr 16, 2018 14:38:31 PM

    Rogue landlords and letting agents face a potential crackdown through the actions of local authorities, after the government gave councils new powers to curb illegal activities and penalise those who commit them as part of the Housing and Planning Act 2016. A new national blacklistA key policy now in effect is... READ MORE »
  • Scottish rent control legislation prompts price hikes

    Mar 6, 2018 11:53:18 AM

    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 Agents (ARLA) Propertymark members survey, carried out by Opinium Research last month, found that 44 per cent of Scottish tenants... READ MORE »
  • How Brexit picture may lead to house price volatility

    Feb 12, 2018 14:04:21 PM

    Brexit is one of those things on which nobody can truly agree. Even the central binary choice in the referendum of ‘leave’ or ‘remain’ were just starting points. Since then, talk has been rife of "soft" or "hard" Brexits, and about which out of an array of economic and trading... READ MORE »
  • Landlords in London not put off by changes to taxation

    Oct 27, 2017 15:42:17 PM

    The majority of landlords across the UK have felt the pinch over the course of the last couple of years, as the government has changed how they are impacted by tax. But in one area of the country at least, buy-to-let investors are refusing to let this dampen their attitude... READ MORE »
  • England's home supply shortfall set to get worse, reaching a million by 2022

    Oct 5, 2017 14:13:41 PM

    A shortfall in the number of new homes being built across England is set to worsen in the next half decade, as the gap between the volume of homes being built nationwide and the new demand rising widens. Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that over the... READ MORE »
  • Fewer first-time buyers around in the UK property market

    Aug 18, 2017 14:46:27 PM

    First-time buyers in the UK are getting older, and there are now far fewer people getting onto the property ladder than there were in previous years, it has been reported. According to the latest research from estate agency Hatched, over the course of the last 17 years since the turn of... READ MORE »
  • What do tenants want in 2017? Most important property factors revealed

    Jul 4, 2017 09:55:16 AM

    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 home they are looking to rent.  The challenge that exists with this is that the things tenants... READ MORE »
  • 'Renting cheaper than mortgage repayments' in most UK cities

    May 23, 2017 09:42:41 AM

    Those living in many cities throughout the UK will now find that renting property is cheaper than buying it, according to new data.Zoopla has found that in more than half of Britain's largest cities, it is cheaper to pay rent for a two-bedroom property than it is to pay the... READ MORE »

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