In line with latest Government’s guidelines on home moving, the housing market remains open during the national lockdown which started on 5th November 2020, and all our offices in England continue to operate. Our offices in Scotland remain in operation following the latest guidelines. Our Welsh offices resumed operations from Monday, 9th November 2020, following the latest guidance on home moving restrictions. Health and safety remains our main priority, and we continue to follow a number of strict measures to protect our customers and staff. More information

Huddersfield

11/02/2014

Demographic Shift in Tenants

According to recent industry publications, there are large changes underway in the demographics of the private rented sector. There was an annual increase of about 6% in the number of people aged over 30 with the group now making up nearly two thirds of

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Huddersfield

10/02/2014

Landlords Expect Higher Rents...

Around four in ten landlords anticipate raising rents in the next 12 months according to an industry survey. The average estimate was a rise of 3.7%. Currently rents are rising at a rate of around 1.5% per annum, according to the same source. Where many

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Huddersfield

05/02/2014

Student Rentals Providing High Returns

Student accommodation is outperforming the general buy to let sector. During 2013, monthly rents saw an increase of 2% which actually led to a drop in yields. This was not the case in the student sector which sees yields of 7-10% net. The story was

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Huddersfield

29/01/2014

Retirement rentals?

There are claims within the industry that the government need to encourage investment in specialist retirement houses / apartments. The claims come from a retirement lettings specialist, Peter Girling of Girlings Retirement Rentals who claims demands for

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Huddersfield

28/01/2014

Struggling tenants at a five year low according to ARLA

Data from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) suggests that the number of tenants struggling to pay rent has fallen to 27% from 65% just five years ago. “Any overall fall in rental arrears is good news but 27 per cent is still high

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Huddersfield

22/01/2014

New Products for Letting Agents and Landlords

The Source Insurance company has launched a new range of products specifically for letting agents and landlords including ‘SourceLet’ – a tenant referencing service costing £6! The Source said that in under 30 seconds the system interrogates

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Huddersfield

21/01/2014

ARLA appoint new MD

ARLA, The Association of Residential Letting Agents, has announced that David Cox will be the new Managing Director Designate. Cox was previously at the National Landlords Association and will join ARLA immediately and will be shadowing Ian Potter, the

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Huddersfield

20/01/2014

250,00 Private tenants withholding rent

Approximately 250,000 private rented tenants are withholding rent from landlords who are failing to make essential property repairs. This figure is provided by the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks. ”Landlords have a duty of care with tenants

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Huddersfield

15/01/2014

Help To Buy

The governments 'Help to Buy' initiative is moving forward at pace helping people of all ages, not just first time buyers, get onto the housing market. There are some common myths around the scheme, the main one being that it is just for new build

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Huddersfield

08/01/2014

Pensioner Rental Hotspots

ONS Census analysis has revealed the UK’s retirement rental ‘hotspots’ showing that Tower Hamlets and Hackney in London have the highest pensioner renters with 73%. The overall figure for the London area was 36%. Manchester provides the highest

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Huddersfield

07/01/2014

Average buy to let loan now £149,000

The average buy to let loan now stands at approximately £149,000 according to the National Landlords Association. This figure does vary across the country with around 33% of landlords borrowing between £50,000 and £100,000 to fund the purchase of their

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Huddersfield

06/01/2014

Buy To Let Tycoon To Evict 200 DSS Tenants

Fergus Wilson, the private landlord tycoon with approximately 1000 properties, has taken the decision to evict around 200 DSS tenants in favour of eastern european tenants. Mr Wilson claims that there is now a significant gap between private rents and

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