LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Letting Agent Today

05/08/2016

Vast majority of tenants set to stay in the rental sector says charity

No fewer than 86 per cent of renters - the equivalent of over six million households - have less than a quarter of the deposit needed to buy a typical first home.

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Letting Agent Today

04/08/2016

Concern over £5,000 cost to make buy to lets energy-efficient

There is growing concern over the cost that will be incurred to make some buy to let properties energy-efficient under new government plans.

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Letting Agent Today

04/08/2016

Professional pics create six times the leads of 'amateur' pics - claim

An experiment conducted by an online letting agency and an interiors firm suggests that professionally shot pictures of a furnished flat to let will generate six times more enquiries than an unfurnished flat shot with a mobile phone.

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Estate Agent Today

04/08/2016

Base rate cut today 'foregone conclusion' says business consultancy

At least one financial data company says a decision by the Bank of England to cut base rate today is "a foregone conclusion" after evidence has appeared that the economy is contracting rapidly.

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Estate Agent Today

04/08/2016

Number of homes for sale bounces back in key towns and cities

A property supply index suggests there has been a bounce-back of homes on the market in July, following the EU referendum hiatus. 

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Landlord Today

03/08/2016

Budensome approaches to regulate landlords would be ineffective

The government will not force landlords of leasehold properties to belong to a redress scheme, despite growing pressure from conveyancers pushing for reform of leasehold legislation.

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Estate Agent Today

03/08/2016

Sales market down - but it's because of summer, not Brexit

Board supplier Agency Express says there has been a drop in new 'For Sale' and 'Sold' listings during July - but it says the fall is consistent with recent years and is caused by the summer, not by Brexit.

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Letting Agent Today

03/08/2016

Near-doubling of private rental sector in just 12 years

Much publicity has been given to the Resolution Foundation's report into falling home ownership - but the flip side is that there has been a dramatic rise in renting.

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Estate Agent Today

02/08/2016

Forecast of only modest market slowdown thanks to Brexit

The Centre for Economics and Business Research says that house prices across the UK are set to increase by 5.7 per cent over 2016 as a whole - but this nonetheless indicates a Brexit-led slowdown in the second half of the year.

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Christopher Watkin

01/08/2016

The 3-bedroom landlord opportunity

Christopher Watkin and Harvey Hancock bring you a breakdown of the rise of the three-bedroom property, and how it could open up new opportunities for landlords in the future.

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Landlord Today

01/08/2016

Landlords set to be hit with a hefty 'green tax'

Up to 330,000 buy-to-let landlords will be required to pay a 'green tax' to make their properties more energy efficient, according to a report in the Telegraph.

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Landlord Today

01/08/2016

Buy-to-let landlords undeterred by stamp duty surcharge

The first figures following the introduction of the stamp duty surcharge for buy-to-let landlords and second homebuyers have been released by Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and they show that the volume of residential property transactions was up 10% year-on-ye

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