LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Letting Agent Today

28/07/2016

Highest yields still found in the north - and mostly in 'EU leave' towns

New research by an online property lending company reveals that those towns which were strongest in voting 'Leave' in the EU referendum appear to be amongst the best for would-be investors.

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Letting Agent Today

28/07/2016

Build To Rent sector beating Brexit uncertainty says Legal & General chief

One of the biggest players in the burgeoning Build To Rent sector says this new segment of the lettings market is likely to ride out Brexit uncertainty.

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Landlord Today

27/07/2016

Why investors should look north to boost profits

For many investors in London and the South East, the relentless pressure on buy-to-let income means that the numbers no longer add up.

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The Property Franchise Group

27/07/2016

Buy-to-let a better option than downsizing

Older homeowners who plan on downsizing to fund their retirement could look to buy-to-let instead.

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Estate Agent Today

27/07/2016

Latest mortgage figures suggest resilience despite Brexit uncertainty

The latest figures on mortgage lending suggest that higher house prices led to greater lending in June this year than 12 months ago - this was despite uncertainty before the EU referendum and despite the number of transactions dipping over the year. 

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Letting Agent Today

26/07/2016

Most want to own - but many prefer to rent, admits mortgage chief

The long-term aspiration of most Britons to own their home has not been deterred by the Brexit vote, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

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Letting Agent Today

26/07/2016

Government 'makes it hard for claimants and homeless to privately rent'

Government policy is making it harder than ever for benefits claimants and the homeless to rent homes, according to a new report. 

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Landlord Today

26/07/2016

Lack of supply will push up cost of renting, says ARLA

Almost half of letting agents have witnessed uncertainty from landlords looking to let properties, which 'could cause waves in the rental market over the coming months', warns the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).

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Estate Agent Today

26/07/2016

Mortgage deals for buyers

Respected financial comparison website Moneyfacts says the average buyer requiring a mortgage and securing a deal now will be £240 a year better off than they would have been in January thanks to increased competition amongst lenders. 

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Letting Agent Today

26/07/2016

Increased uncertainty

ARLA has found that, despite uncertainty in the rental sector, the industry is stable for now.

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Letting Agent Today

25/07/2016

Scrap stamp duty and end anti-buy to let taxes, urges pressure group

A consumer group dedicated to reducing tax says recent fiscal changes introduced by the government will end up hurting private rental sector tenants and should be modified or scrapped. 

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Letting Agent Today

25/07/2016

Industry group says Autumn Statement is chance to rethink housing taxes

The Residential Landlords Association says the build up to the new government's Autumn Statement - effectively its first budget - is an opportunity for a rethink on housing taxes.

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