LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Estate Agent Today

25/01/2017

Annual transactions highest since 2007, says HMRC

The latest HM Revenue and Customs figures show that there were 1.23 million property transactions in 2016, the highest figure recorded since 2007.

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Estate Agent Today

25/01/2017

NAEA: Supply, demand and first-time buyer sales all up in December

The housing market ended 2016 on a positive note, according to the latest report from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

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Landlord Today

24/01/2017

Two in five renters 'not looking to buy' a home

The trend for long-term renting continues to gather pace, according to research from the Deposit Protection Service (DPS).

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Letting Agent Today

23/01/2017

Letting fees ban 'will only hit 20% negatively' claims minister

Housing minister Gavin Barwell says the government's proposed ban on letting agents levying fees on tenants will only negatively impact 20 per cent of landlords.

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Letting Agent Today

23/01/2017

Private rents not rising above inflation - unlike social housing rents

The cost of private rented housing is roughly mirroring changes in earnings across England - but in the social rented sector rents have increased faster than wages.

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Landlord Today

23/01/2017

Rail strikes could be responsible for rent dips, figures show

The Southern Rail strikes which have caused disruption for commuters have started to have an impact on rental price growth in the South East.

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Estate Agent Today

20/01/2017

Government deadlines slip on agents' fees and new-build targets

The government appears to have slipped back on two deadlines concerning measures key to the property industry.

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Estate Agent Today

20/01/2017

Hometrack's latest index shows more cities beating London

The latest assessment of major UK cities' housing markets by property consultancy Hometrack shows more locations overhauling London in terms of price growth. 

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Letting Agent Today

20/01/2017

Trade group warns politicians over new tax powers

The Residential Landlords Association says new tax powers devolving to the Welsh Assembly should involve exemptions when it comes to the three per cent stamp duty surcharge.

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Letting Agent Today

20/01/2017

Fees ban - timetable suggests it won't be in place until 2018

The government says the formal consultation on the proposed introduction of a ban on letting agent fees levied on tenants in England will be held in the spring.

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Letting Agent Today

20/01/2017

Tenant demand slides in London

The central London rental market is beginning to show signs of topping out as tenant demand slides and landlords look to higher yielding investments in other areas of the UK.

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Landlord Today

20/01/2017

Private sector rents rise in line with wages

Private rental price increases have accelerated modestly, in line with earnings across England, according to a new report from the National Audit Office.

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