LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Letting Agent Today

15/08/2016

Government energy policy will push up private rents, insists industry group

Government policy to improve the energy efficiency of the UK's housing stock will increase rents for tenants.

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Estate Agent Today

15/08/2016

Asking prices dip - but it's seasonal, not Brexit, says Rightmove

The typical price of property coming to the market in the last four weeks is 1.2 per cent lower than in the previous month - but that is entirely in line with the drop at the time of summer in recent years, says Rightmove.

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Estate Agent Today

15/08/2016

Huge rise in home-movers this year despite referendum jitters

No fewer than 174,000 moved home in the first six months of 2016 - a rise of nine per cent on the same period last year and almost 50 per cent more than the post-2007 financial crash low. 

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Estate Agent Today

12/08/2016

Boost for housing market as mortgage arrears slump to record low

The number of mortgages in arrears is now at its lowest level since records began more than 20 years ago. 

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Letting Agent Today

12/08/2016

Right To Rent: new form to transfer responsibilities to letting agents

The Residential Landlords Association has set up a new document for its members to use if they wish to transfer Right To Rent responsibilities to their letting agents.

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Letting Agent Today

12/08/2016

Housing minister to meet campaigners against buy to let tax changes

Housing minister Gavin Barwell has agreed to meet campaigners opposed to the clampdown on landlords' mortgage interest tax relief.

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Landlord Today

12/08/2016

Buy-to-let landlords could face tighter borrowing rules

Buy-to-let landlords could soon find it harder to secure finance to acquire property following the news that buy-to-let mortgage lenders may face more stringent regulations when calculating mortgages for those investing in the private rented sector (PRS).

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Letting Agent Today

11/08/2016

City watchdog about to clamp down on buy to let lending, leaked letter suggests

A letter from the Financial Conduct Authority, leaked to Sky News, suggests that the body is drawing up plans to tighten scrutiny of buy to let mortgage lending. 

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Letting Agent Today

11/08/2016

Industry group tries to reassure EU-born tenants over rental prospects

Thirty one per cent of European Union citizens living in the UK's private rented sector say they are worried that the result of the referendum will make it harder for them to rent.

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Landlord Today

11/08/2016

Buy-to-let lending continues recovery but borrowing still down 15% y-o-y

The buy-to-let mortgage market's recovery continued in June with the number of loans up 12% month-on-month, according to the latest mortgage lending figures.

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The Property Franchise Group

10/08/2016

Revealed: 61pc of first-time buyers are now aged 25 and over

In the latest English Housing Survey results, first-time buyers are revealed to be struggling to make it onto the property ladder. Read more here:

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Letting Agent Today

09/08/2016

Housing minister says he backs longer private rental tenancies

The new housing minister, Gavin Barwell, says he is behind the concept of longer tenancies for renters in the private sector.

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