LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Estate Agent Today

06/02/2017

White Paper: poor new-build figures as emphasis shifts to renting

There's bad news for the government in the form of house building targets on the eve of its long-awaited Housing White Paper - there's been a two per cent drop in new home registrations in the past year.

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Letting Agent Today

03/02/2017

HomeLet warns that rents could start to fall in near future

Rents in the UK were an average of just 0.7 per cent higher last month than in January 2016, the latest data from the HomeLet Rental Index reveals. 

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Letting Agent Today

03/02/2017

Tax changes not hitting buy to let significantly, says agency chief

The head of MartinCo, the country's largest franchise agency group, says the government's buy to let tax changes and lettings fee proposals do not significantly impact the fundamental drivers which will lead to rental sector expansion.

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Estate Agent Today

02/02/2017

Agents cautious over latest 'quietly encouraging' house price index

Agents have given a cautious welcome to the latest index from the Nationwide, suggesting that the annual rate of price growth remains stable at the start of 2017. 

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Letting Agent Today

01/02/2017

New mortgages aimed at small-portfolio buy to let investors

The buy to let mortgage market has suffered something of a battering in recent months but now Post Office Money is launching a new range of products on Friday, aimed at first-time landlords or those with small portfolios.

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Hazel de Kloe

01/02/2017

In The Bleak Midwinter...Opportunities ARE Around!

The best time to improve your portfolio is always NOW. Hazel de Kloe shows you how to take the first mover advantage in the early months of the year.

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Landlord Today

01/02/2017

Buy-to-let landlords undeterred by stamp duty surcharge

The number of second homes liable to pay stamp duty increased to 62,800 in the final quarter of last year, up from 56,200 in Q3 and 30,400 in Q2, suggesting that many people believe that investment in buy-to-let property is still worth pursuing.

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Landlord Today

01/02/2017

Average tenancy deposit edges closer to £1,000

The average tenancy deposit paid by tenants in England and Wales stands at £970.18, but in London the figure has reached a record-high of £1,831.14, on average, according to The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS).

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Landlord Today

31/01/2017

Landlord housing wealth soars 64%

The total housing wealth owned by UK landlords has increased substantially over the past five years, underlining why bricks and mortar remains a safe haven for thousands of buy-to-let investors.

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Letting Agent Today

30/01/2017

Paragon reveals huge drop in buy to let lending in recent months

Paragon Bank, one of the country's leading specialist buy to let mortgages houses, almost halved its lending to landlords in the last three months of 2016.

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Estate Agent Today

27/01/2017

Market boost as mortgage lending rises - with further to go

Gross mortgage lending reached a remarkable £246 billion in 2016 - that's 12 per cent higher than the previous year and the highest annual gross lending figure since the economic downturn began in 2008. 

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The Property Franchise Group

27/01/2017

More people want to rent, and they want to rent for longer

The private rented sector has been given a welcome boost in thanks to new research that suggests most tenants with renting for the foreseeable future.

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