LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Letting Agent Today

20/12/2016

Substantial majority of letting agents expect rent rises in 2017

Some 80 per cent of letting agents say they expect rents to rise next year.

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Landlord Today

19/12/2016

Rental market activity improves in November

Activity in the letting market improved dramatically in November, according to the latest data from Agency Express.

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Landlord Today

16/12/2016

Liverpool has become a magnet for property investors

A growing number of seasoned investors expanding their property portfolios and those planning their first UK rental investment consider this to be the perfect time to buy a property in Liverpool.

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Letting Agent Today

16/12/2016

It's official - letting agents save landlords an average £1,910 per year

A new survey suggests that a letting agent saves a landlord an estimated £1,910 a year.

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Landlord Today

16/12/2016

Modest annual growth as rents reach an 'affordability ceiling'

Annual rental price growth reached 3.1% in November taking the average UK rent to £898 per month, higher than November 2015's average of £872, according to HomeLet.

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Letting Agent Today

15/12/2016

Over a third of landlords never use agents, biggest-ever survey says

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has found over a third of landlords have never used a letting agent in their biggest ever survey.

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Landlord Today

15/12/2016

Buy-to-let borrowing falls by a fifth to hit a new 'normal' level

Buy-to-let lending has fallen significantly as tougher lending rules and the introduction of the 3% stamp duty surcharge on additional homes continues to hit landlords hard.

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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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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

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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