LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Bognor Regis

02/08/2012

More pensioners becoming Landlords!

There has been a steep rise in landlords aged 65-plus.Insurers Simply Business looked at more than 300,000 landlord insurance quotes and found a rise in the number of retiree landlords – up 11% so far this year on last, and up 33% since 2009.There has

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Bognor Regis

02/08/2012

Landlords in the private rented sector are the most confident they have been since the credit crunch, research has revealed

Independent research commissioned by Paragon Mortgages, and carried out by BDRC Continental, has reported a continuing return of landlord confidence. Two thirds (66%) of the landlords that took part in the research rated their business expectations for

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Bognor Regis

31/07/2012

Long term renting - a regular occurrence?

In the UK, the standard length of tenancy agreement between a landlord and a tenant for rental homes is six months. However, this appears to be changing, according to a recent report, as both landlords and tenants seek out better deals which offer

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Bognor Regis

31/07/2012

More Landlords taking out mortgages to increase their portfolio!

Mortgage brokers are reporting an increase in landlords applying for buy-to-let mortgages to expand their rental property portfolio.The Paragon Mortgages quarterly FACT survey asks intermediaries for their feedback on the mortgage market but also for

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Bognor Regis

31/05/2012

Third of Tenants spend over half their wages on rent!

Around one in three tenants (30%) is spending over half their take-home pay on rent. The proportion rises to 32% in London and the East Midlands, to 33% in the South-West and Wales, and to 36% in the South-East.The overall average in the UK of rental

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Bognor Regis

24/05/2012

Landlords - Our May Newsletter is now available!

Our Landlord Newsletter for May is now available on-line. If you would like to receive your free copy please e-mail bognorregis@martinco.com or call us on 01243 823000.

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Bognor Regis

24/05/2012

Tenants complain about unfair deposit deductions!

The majority of tenants – 65% – say that deductions from their deposits were taken unfairly, with 16% claiming that deductions were made without any reason being offered.The findings, in a survey by digital inventory company Imfuna, found that on

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Bognor Regis

17/05/2012

Squatters Rights!

Squatting becomes a criminal offence on 1st September, protecting homeowners and landlords from occupation and serious damage to their property. The Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act received royal assent on 3rd May, 11

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Bognor Regis

10/05/2012

DPS protects record number of deposits!

The Deposit Protection Service says it is now protecting the most deposits in the five years since it launched.The DPS, which physically protects the money, says it is protecting 870,000 deposits worth £685m for 300,000 landlords and letting agents and

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Bognor Regis

23/04/2012

Tenants struggling to pay rent!

An increase has been noted in the number of tenants unable to pay their rent on time.Research from the Association of Letting Agents (ARLA) has revealed 41 per cent of members have reported a rise in individuals struggling meet their payments in the six

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Bognor Regis

20/04/2012

Martin & Co win GOLD!

Martin & Co have won Gold for Best Large Letting Chain at the ESTAS awards, which were held today in London. This is the second time we have won gold, winning in 2009 and then silver in 2010 and 2011.

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Bognor Regis

19/04/2012

Good Luck Martin & Co!

Good luck to all the Martin & Co offices shortlisted for the ESTA's from Martin & Co (Bognor Regis). The awards ceremony hosted by Phil Spencer takes place in London this Friday.

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