LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Welwyn Garden City

02/04/2014

Government announces plans to raise housing standards.

New plans to make building homes to a high standard at a lower cost have been unveiled by the government. Publishing the government’s response to its housing standards review, communities minister Stephen Williams said the move would remove confusion

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Welwyn Garden City

20/02/2014

Celebrations all round for Martin & Co!

Just under 300 delegates attended the National Conference of award winning lettings business Martin & Co, held at the prestigious Whittlebury Hall hotel near Silverstone racetrack on Saturday 1stFebruary. Celebrating 28 years since the Martin and Co

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Welwyn Garden City

20/02/2014

2014 - A look ahead a buy-to-let investment

An estimated 60 per cent of landlords are planning to expand their portfolio in 2014, causing buy-to let lending to reach £25 billion by the end of the year, according to research by Mortgages for Business. Such promising research suggests a prosperous

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Welwyn Garden City

31/01/2014

Rental Market Shows No Sign of Slowing

To date nationally, the number of new agreed tenancies has increased to 13% annually, which highlights the strength of the lettings market compared to last year. Buy to let mortgage applications remain strong, up 17% annually, as investors continue to

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Welwyn Garden City

30/01/2014

BoE's Carney says 'no need' for immediate interest rate rise

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has pledged not to increase interest rates yet, despite unemployment rates dropping closer to the 7% threshold he set. In November, the Bank brought forward its forecast for 7% unemployment to 2015, but the latest

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Welwyn Garden City

17/01/2014

Rental Costs Fell In December

The cost of renting a home in England and Wales fell by 1% in December compared with the previous month, a survey suggests. The annual rise in the costs for tenants also slowed to 1.5%, according to LSL Property Services. Seven out of 10 regions saw

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Welwyn Garden City

17/01/2014

Average BTL mortgage £149,000

The National Landlords Association has revealed that the average buy-to-let loan application in the UK is for $149,000. However,the range of buy-to-let loan values varries greatly across the UK, with one third of landlords borrowing between £50-100,000

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Welwyn Garden City

08/10/2013

Martin & Co Welwyn Hatfield approved Supporter of PAL

Martin & Co Welwyn and Hatfield has this week become an approved supporter of the Partnership Accreditation for Landlords within the area. The office has also become the first “town centre” based agent to be formally approved for PAL. Since 20011

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Welwyn Garden City

08/10/2013

Martin & Co Welwyn & Hafield approved as a Supporter of PAL

Martin & Co Welwyn and Hatfield has this week become an approved supporter of the Partnership Accreditation for Landlords within the area. The office has also become the first “town centre” based agent to be formally approved for PAL. Since 2011

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Welwyn Garden City

02/10/2013

New tenants charter announced by Government

New measures will encourage longer fixed-term, family-friendly tenancies and raise standards in the private rented sector, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced. Tenants will be able to request longer tenancies that provide stability for their

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Welwyn Garden City

18/04/2013

Small is beautiful for BTL yields

Smaller properties provide a better return than larger ones, with one- and two-bedrooms providing average yields of 6.8% and 6.4% respectively.Countrywide, the national chain, has produced national yield, rent and arrears data for the first time, based on

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Welwyn Garden City

12/04/2013

Changes in Council Tax to add costs for landlords

Landlords are reminded that as from this week, local authorities now have the discretion to charge full Council Tax on empty properties.The change affect properties that until now have been given automatic exemptions and discounts, including furnished and

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