LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Estate Agent Today

07/12/2016

House prices to stall next year 'but no Armageddon' promises NAEA

House prices will stall in 2017 and there won't by any significant improvement in affordability for many hard-pressed buyers - but there will be "no Armageddon" according to the National Association of Estate Agents.

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Landlord Today

07/12/2016

Tougher stress tests for buy-to-let landlords

The Mortgage Works is the latest lender to announce that it is increasing its rental stress rate for buy-to-let landlords as regulators look to cool what it perceives to be aggressive buy-to-let lending practices.

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Letting Agent Today

07/12/2016

2017 will see fewer homes to let and higher rents, claims ARLA

Members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents predict a fall in the number of homes being available to let next year - and higher rents as a result. 

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Reuters

07/12/2016

UK house price growth speeds up for the first time since March

Growth in British house prices in November picked up speed for the first time since March although price increases may slow in the coming months, mortgage lender Halifax said on Wednesday.

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Reuters

06/12/2016

Brexit uncertainty to keep UK house price rises muted

British house prices will rise 2 percent next year, less than what is expected from inflation and held back by uncertainty around Britain's decision to leave the European Union, a Reuters poll of analysts found on Monday.

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Letting Agent Today

02/12/2016

Over 100,000 landlords have incorporated this year

Landlord confidence has returned despite government tax changes to the private rental sector - although research for the survey that produced these findings came before the announcement that letting agents' fees on tenants were to be banned.

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Landlord Today

01/12/2016

BTL mortgage costs set to soar as landlords pushed into longer deals

But-to-let landlords face paying an extra £6,700 on their mortgages when new rules forcing them to take out longer term loans are introduced at the start of next year.

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Hazel de Kloe

01/12/2016

Hazel de Kloe: The Government has underestimated how much a fee ban will affect landlords

Hazel de Kloe brings you her views on how the Autumn statement will affect landlords' searches for tenants and cost-covering.

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Letting Agent Today

01/12/2016

Online petition against ban calls for agents' fee 'cap' instead

An online petition is being staged to voice opposition against the government's proposed ban on letting agents' fees levied on tenants in England.

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Letting Agent Today

01/12/2016

Private rental arrears less than half the rate of owner-occupiers

The proportion of private landlords in arrears is substantially under half the proportion of owner occupiers in the same position according to a survey of clients by a financial services firm.

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Letting Agent Today

01/12/2016

Rents will 'unpreventably rise' because of fees ban warns ARLA

Rents will "unpreventably rise" thanks to the government's proposed ban on letting agency fees levied on tenants and because of its mortgage interest tax relief restrictions starting next spring.

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Estate Agent Today

29/11/2016

Record sales to first time buyers in 'bounce back' market

Almost a third of total sales in October were to first time buyers according to the National Association of Estate Agents - the highest proportion on record. 

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