LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Birmingham Harborne

25/09/2012

Increase in Accidental Landlords

At Martin & Co Harborne we have seen a rise in the number of accidental landlords over the last couple of months. The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) said that 43.4% of estate agents are seeing more and more flats on the market due to

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Birmingham Harborne

07/09/2012

Refer A Friend For £50

Martin & Co is offering £50 to anyone that refers a landlord to us. The £50 will be paid once the property is let and there is no limit to the number of landlords that you can refer or £50's you can earn. If you know someone that has a property to let

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Birmingham Harborne

24/08/2012

A third of landlords refuse to take housing benefit tenants

One in three private landlords are now refusing to take housing benefit claimants as tenants. The same proportion say that housing benefit tenants are in arrears with rent either being paid late or going unpaid completely. However to contrast, 90% of

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Birmingham Harborne

24/08/2012

Rise in rental properties on market, as sales market continues decline

There has been a significant rise in the number of properties on the rental market in the first quarter of this year. There was an increase of 6.34% compared to the same period of 2011. This is in contrast to the number of properties for sale which has

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Birmingham Harborne

24/08/2012

Renting will be only option for young people in future

An extra 1.5 million 18 to 30 year olds are set to go into private rented accommodation over the next decade instead of buying their first houses. An additional half a million young people will stay with their parents into their 30s, taking the number of

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Birmingham Harborne

21/08/2012

Students facing higher rents this year

Students face both a rise in rents and higher tuition fees over the next year as the new £9000 per year fees come into place and rents increase. Whereas current students pay about £3000 a year, new students face between £6000 and £9000 tuition fees

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Birmingham Harborne

21/08/2012

Martin & Co Harborne letting exciting new apartments in City Centre

Martin & Co Harborne are now letting two exciting and luxury developments right in the heart of Birmingham. The Pavilion is located on Bishopgate Street close to Broad Street and is ideal for students from the University of Birmingham, Aston University

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Birmingham Harborne

14/08/2012

All landlords should be licensed

According to a former Labour MP, all private landlords should be licensed and forced to refurbish their homes to the Decent Homes Standard. The Decent Homes Standard was introduced in 2006. It had the aim of providing a minimum, basic standard of housing

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Birmingham Harborne

14/08/2012

Rents continue to soar across the country

Residential rents have increased by 4.3% over the past 12 months and are set to increase by a further 3.9% into 2013, according to RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors). The residential letting survey has also shown how tenant demand continued to

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Birmingham Harborne

13/08/2012

Rents and tenants' arrears rise simultaneously

Average rents grew by 0.7% in June 2012 in England and Wales and now stands at £718 per month for properties across the country. This represents a 2.4% rise from the same time last year. In the West Midlands rents rose by 1.7%. Landlords saw average

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Birmingham Harborne

13/08/2012

Pensioners becoming landlords to support retirement

There has been a rise in the number of pensioners becoming landlords as many look to secure their retirement with a steady income. There have been increases over the past 3 years and there was an 11% rise from last year to this. The sales market remains

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Birmingham Harborne

10/08/2012

URGENT MOVERS NEED HELP

Lecturer seeks property in Harborne or Selly Oak, within walking distance of the University of Birmingham. Looking for 2 bedrooms and is willing to pay £590pm. Ideally needs 1 car parking space. Four doctors are looking for a 4 bed house close to the

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