LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

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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Letting Agent Today

22/07/2016

Landlord group says 56% of tenants would quit town if they could buy

More than half of tenants would move or consider moving to a different town or city in order to buy a home, according to a new poll of private renters.

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Letting Agent Today

22/07/2016

New housing minister has gone on record opposing rental licensing

The Residential Landlords' Association says Gavin Barwell, the new housing minister appointed by Theresa May this week, is a known critic of local authority licensing schemes governing the private rental sector.

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Landlord Today

22/07/2016

Buy-to-let landlords urged to pay close attention to tax rule changes

The government's attack on landlords is unlikely to end anytime soon despite widespread criticisms, after it released details of how the new mortgage interest relief restrictions will be phased from next April.

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Landlord Today

22/07/2016

Tenants prepared to make sacrifices to get on the property ladder

Tenants in the UK who are saving for a deposit to purchase their first home are more prepared than ever before to make sacrifices in terms of where they live in order to get onto the housing ladder, according to a new survey.

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Landlord Today

21/07/2016

Significant rise in number of homes 'let', particularly in London

There was a rise in the volume of homes 'to let' and 'let' last month, owed in part to the buy-to-let rush across the UK ahead of stamp duty changes in April, the latest figures reveal.

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Landlord Today

21/07/2016

Here's what to consider when calculating fair wear & tear

General wear and tear is a fact of life with rental properties. What do landlords need to know about the new rules?

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Letting Agent Today

21/07/2016

Government provides details of buy to let interest tax relief change

Any lingering hope that the buy to let sector might have of a rethink by the new Chancellor over restructuring mortgage interest tax relief for landlords has been quashed.

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Estate Agent Today

21/07/2016

Bank of England says housing transactions 'resilient' despite Brexit

The Bank of England says there has been a dip in the housing market activity after the Brexit referendum result - but transactions have so far proved to be "resilient" and stronger than some expectations. 

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Letting Agent Today

21/07/2016

Right To Rent: guidelines clarified over foreign student checks

Discussions between a landlord group and the government has resulted with additional clarity being given for Right to Rent checks on foreign students starting courses in the UK.

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Letting Agent Today

20/07/2016

ARLA wants housing minister to make Client Money Protection mandatory

The Association of Residential Letting Agents and the National Association of Estate Agents have asked new housing minister Gavin Barwell to make Client Money Protection mandatory for letting agents.

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