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Huddersfield

21/08/2013

Buy to Let looking positive

‘The Buy to Let Business’, a mortgage club, has said confidence in buy-to-let is soaring following a recent survey. The survey asked approximately 200 brokers if now was a good time to go into buy to let, with a staggering 95% saying yes! The

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Huddersfield

19/08/2013

House Shares Proving Popular

Data has shown an increase in the number of tenants reverting to flat shares following renting alone or with a partner. The data provided by website ‘Spareroom’ says 51% of its users are in this position, with a further 16% having been a home owner.

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Huddersfield

16/08/2013

Agent Hit with £41,000 fine over HMO

Public funds have been wasted according to a letting agent that has been hit with a £41,000 fine following offences in relation to a HMO. The agent claims a large number of the charges were not proceeded with due to the fact that the letting agent was

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Huddersfield

14/08/2013

Positive Mortgage News

According to news from mortgage broker TBMC, buy-to-let mortgages are getting cheaper reporting a drop in average rates of 0.33% in the second quarter of 2013. TBMC stated that averages were as follow; fixed rate at 4.15% and variable at 4.35%. The

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Huddersfield

13/08/2013

OFT caught out TPO

The Property Ombudsman Scheme was recently caught out by the sudden decision of the Office of Fair Trading to withdraw its logo from the TPO. Christopher Hamer, of the ombudsman, had only just ordered 12 months worth of literature featuring the logo of

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Huddersfield

08/08/2013

Voids and arrears on the decline

The National Landlords Association, NLA, have reported a decline in rent arrears and voids. It claims the issues are at their lowest level for 2 years. While 39% of landlords have experienced instances of rental arrears in the last 12 months, the

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Huddersfield

24/07/2013

Public do not understand why letting agents are not regulated!

MP’s have been told that the public are confused as to why letting agents are not regulated, when sales agents are! Mark Pawsey, Conservative MP for Rugby, said it was one of the most compelling pieces of evidence considered by the CLG Select

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Huddersfield

22/07/2013

ARLA defending itself following large claim!

Arla has had to defend itself following criticism by a letting agent following the collapse of a property firm with debts of around £750,000. According to ARLA managing director, Ian Potter, said there was no indication that the firm was in trouble and

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Huddersfield

18/07/2013

Landlords Demand Regulation too!

Landlords are as much a victim of rogue letting agents as tenants, stated amid calls from RLA for greater regulation. According to the RLA, two thirds of landlords use letting agents for some level of service and are as vulnerable to cowboys as

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Huddersfield

16/07/2013

Private Rented Sector Progressing Well

Landlord data has revealed that demand for private rented property remained high during the second quarter of 2013. 93% of landlords that took part in the survey, commissioned by Paragon, said that tenant demand was either growing or at the worst stable.

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Huddersfield

10/07/2013

Stand-alone Insurance for CMP joins the market

A further advancement in the client money protection market is due to launch and is available to agents that are not part of a recognized body, for example NAEA, ARLA or UKALA. The only requirement is to be a part of the ombudsman scheme, TPO. TPO advises

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Huddersfield

04/07/2013

Affordable family homes in the right area?

Many are in the mind that to live in a desirable location that's family-friendly, there's an appropriate rise in prices. In fact, research by The Telegraph demonstrated that parts of the country with a high number of children in households pay at least

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