LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Letting Agent Today

04/08/2016

Concern over £5,000 cost to make buy to lets energy-efficient

There is growing concern over the cost that will be incurred to make some buy to let properties energy-efficient under new government plans.

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Letting Agent Today

03/08/2016

Near-doubling of private rental sector in just 12 years

Much publicity has been given to the Resolution Foundation's report into falling home ownership - but the flip side is that there has been a dramatic rise in renting.

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Landlord Today

03/08/2016

Budensome approaches to regulate landlords would be ineffective

The government will not force landlords of leasehold properties to belong to a redress scheme, despite growing pressure from conveyancers pushing for reform of leasehold legislation.

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Estate Agent Today

03/08/2016

Sales market down - but it's because of summer, not Brexit

Board supplier Agency Express says there has been a drop in new 'For Sale' and 'Sold' listings during July - but it says the fall is consistent with recent years and is caused by the summer, not by Brexit.

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Estate Agent Today

02/08/2016

Forecast of only modest market slowdown thanks to Brexit

The Centre for Economics and Business Research says that house prices across the UK are set to increase by 5.7 per cent over 2016 as a whole - but this nonetheless indicates a Brexit-led slowdown in the second half of the year.

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Christopher Watkin

01/08/2016

The 3-bedroom landlord opportunity

Christopher Watkin and Harvey Hancock bring you a breakdown of the rise of the three-bedroom property, and how it could open up new opportunities for landlords in the future.

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Landlord Today

01/08/2016

Landlords set to be hit with a hefty 'green tax'

Up to 330,000 buy-to-let landlords will be required to pay a 'green tax' to make their properties more energy efficient, according to a report in the Telegraph.

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Landlord Today

01/08/2016

Buy-to-let landlords undeterred by stamp duty surcharge

The first figures following the introduction of the stamp duty surcharge for buy-to-let landlords and second homebuyers have been released by Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and they show that the volume of residential property transactions was up 10% year-on-ye

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Estate Agent Today

01/08/2016

Most popular hours for automated valuations are 2pm to 5pm

Analysis of data from some 2,100 estate agents suggest that the single busiest period for prospective vendors seeking an automated valuation is between 2pm and 5pm.

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The Property Franchise Group

29/07/2016

Bank of England is monitoring Buy-to-Let in Lock-out Scare

Buy-to-let landlords could need a deposit of 40pc to get a mortgage across the UK. Research by Property Partner has found that prospective lending criteria from the Bank of England could 'lock out' landlords in 59 of 85 researched towns and cities.

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Estate Agent Today

29/07/2016

House prices rising faster than expected 'but may not yet reflect Brexit'

The Nationwide says house prices rose at their fastest annual rate for four months in July, but that performance may not reflect the impact of the Brexit vote.

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Hazel de Kloe

29/07/2016

Q&A with fellow landlord and property coach Hazel De Kloe

July's #FeatureFri article is a Q&A with fellow landlord and property coach Hazel De Kloe of Why Property Works. In this post, Hazel talks about her personal goals, shares advice for landlords and inside knowledge on how to spot a great investment.

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