LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Estate Agent Today

14/12/2016

Transaction volumes fall up to 40% according to latest official figures

The latest official house price index, released by the Office for National Statistics, shows that house price growth was 6.9 per cent in the year to the end of October, down from 7.0 per cent a month earlier. 

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Letting Agent Today

14/12/2016

Letting agency lists 10 factors influencing local rental markets

Martin & Co claims to have identified the 10 key factors that influence local rental markets in terms of tenant numbers - with a fast-growing tech sector being the single most significant.

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Landlord Today

14/12/2016

Why does the government have it in for buy-to-landlords?

In the UK, we have a chronic shortage of housing. Apparently we need 200,000 new houses a year but last year we built 189,650 new homes. Bear in mind though that 2015/16 was a good year - and 11% up on the previous year in terms of houses built.

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Landlord Today

13/12/2016

Government set to extend mandatory licensing of HMOs in England

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has ended a consultation on 'Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and residential property licensing reforms', which ran until yesterday.

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Estate Agent Today

13/12/2016

Over-65s see average property value rise £26,000 this year

Retired home owners have gained an average of £26,000 tax-free this year from their houses, new analysis from an over-55s financial specialist firm, Key Retirement, has revealed.

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Landlord Today

12/12/2016

Delayed repairs costing landlords thousands of pounds

Almost a quarter of buy-to-let landlords blame delays by tenants informing them about maintenance issues in their homes for resulting in more costly repairs, according to new research.

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Estate Agent Today

12/12/2016

Rightmove visits up 9% in better-than-expected post-Brexit market

There's been a fall in the typical asking price of a home on sale of 2.1 per cent according to Rightmove - and that's exactly in line with the seasonal price movement of the past six years.

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Landlord Today

09/12/2016

Buy-to-let tax changes pose real risk for tenants

Tenant evictions could rise sharply in the coming months, according to a former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committe

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Letting Agent Today

09/12/2016

RICS agency members say rents will rise in 2017 as demand grows

The latest market survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests rents will rise in 2017 for one simple reason - demand is outstripping supply.

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Estate Agent Today

08/12/2016

Latest index confirms trend that house price growth will slow in 2017

The latest index from the Halifax shows that prices in the three months to November were 0.8 per cent higher than in the previous quarter - but the underlying trend is that growth is slowing now and will slow further in 2017.

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Letting Agent Today

08/12/2016

Yet another boost for Build To Rent as L&G fund tops £1 billion

The fast-growing Build To Rent sector has seen another boost in investment from a major player - Legal & General. 

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Landlord Today

08/12/2016

How to deal with a tenant that is not paying rent

Recovering rental arrears from non-paying tenants is one of a landlord's biggest challenges. But while no-one actually enjoys chasing money, it doesn't necessarily have to be a painful process, as solicitor Danielle Hughes explains.

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