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Letting Agent Today

21/03/2017

Landlords will still use letting agents after fees ban - claim

The substantial majority of landlords who now use letting agents will continue to do so even if they see their premiums rise following a ban on tenant fees, according to a survey.

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Letting Agent Today

21/03/2017

Student survey finds over 44% claiming to pay 'hidden' fees to agents

A survey of students in Birmingham has discovered that over 44 per cent of respondents claim to have paid what the organisers call  'hidden' fees to letting agents.

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Landlord Today

21/03/2017

More landlords diversifying their portfolios to avoid increasing taxation

A growing number of buy-to-let landlords are diversifying their portfolios by investing in semi-commercial property in order to protect their investments from higher levels of taxation, according to Roma Finance, the specialist bridging finance lender.

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Estate Agent Today

20/03/2017

Housing affordability? It's UN-affordability that is the problem...

Forget the popular term 'housing affordability' - the latest government figures suggest the real issue may be housing un-affordability.

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Estate Agent Today

20/03/2017

Bigger than expected asking price surge - but market still cooling

The average asking price rise for homes coming to the market in the last month has been a chunky 1.3 per cent - the same as March 2015, when the market was being fuelled by frantic purchasing of buy to let property ahead of the stamp duty surcharge deadli

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Letting Agent Today

17/03/2017

Longer-term lets aren't as common after all, claims insurance firm

Contrary to a number of trends identified by lettings organisations and surveys of tenants, an insurance firm is claiming that tenancies lasting over five years are less common than they have been in the recent past.

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Landlord Today

16/03/2017

NLA and NIA join forces to help landlords meet new regulations

National Landlords Association (NLA) has teamed up with the National Insulation Association (NIA) to provide landlords with an easy to use online facility to find local insulation installers to help meet new energy efficiency standards.

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Estate Agent Today

15/03/2017

Many first time buyers save for up to a decade for a deposit

Research from the consumer organisation Which? claims that first time buyers are typically saving for anything up to a decade for a deposit for a home. 

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Landlord Today

14/03/2017

Up to 1.4 million landlords could be unaware of buy-to-let tax changes

The existing rules that permit landlords to offset all of their mortgage interest against tax will, from this April, be phased out over the next three years until 2020/21.

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Letting Agent Today

14/03/2017

Buy to let tax change triggers rush to mortgage intermediaries

The imminent mortgage interest tax relief changes coming into effect in April has triggered a surge in the number of mortgage applicants using intermediaries.

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Estate Agent Today

14/03/2017

Homes listed with agents on Mondays sell quickest, says Which?

Which Money? - part of the Which? consumer organisation - says its analysis of thousands of properties for sale suggests that those listed for the first time with agents on Monday is likely to sell more rapidly than those listed later in the week.

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Estate Agent Today

13/03/2017

Stamp duty surcharge rakes in twice as much revenue as expected

The government has admitted that the three per cent stamp duty surcharge has raked in twice as much as expected.

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