LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

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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Letting Agent Today

20/07/2016

Short term boost but long term dip in lettings, warns Agency Express

Latest data from board company Agency Express suggests that last month's lull in the lettings market was short lived - although year-on-year supply remains down. 

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Letting Agent Today

20/07/2016

Assembly urged to scrap its 3% buy to let stamp duty surcharge

The Residential Landlords Association is asking the Welsh Assembly to scrap the three per cent stamp duty surcharge imposed on buy to let properties in a bid to boost the number of homes to rent.

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Landlord Today

20/07/2016

House prices rose in May despite higher stamp duty bill for landlords

Residential property prices increased across Britain in May despite uncertainty ahead of the EU referendum and significantly higher stamp duty bills for landlords and second home buyers introduced in April, the latest figures show.

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Landlord Today

20/07/2016

Tenancy length hits five-year high

The average length of tenancy in the private rented sector has increased by 300% over the last two years, from 16 months in 2014 to four years in 2016, a new report has revealed.

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Estate Agent Today

20/07/2016

Brexit price falls may not help would-be buyers after all, says think tank

House price falls triggered by weaker economic growth and a drop in economic confidence following the EU referendum may not actually help would-be buyers.

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Landlord Today

20/07/2016

Demand for buy-to-let set to 'remain strong' this year

Despite the government's decision to cut tax incentives and increase stamp duty rates for landlords, many mortgage brokers believe that buy-to-let demand will remain solid for the rest of the year.

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Letting Agent Today

18/07/2016

Another warning of buy to let mortgage restrictions coming soon

There has been another high-level prediction that mortgage lending for buy to let investors is likely to cool in the near future.

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Letting Agent Today

18/07/2016

New Chancellor has been buy to let investor - so will policies change?

The new Chancellor appointed by Prime Minister Theresa May has been 'outed' as a buy to let landlord - raising hopes on social media that he might modify some of the tax changes hitting the sector announced by his predecessory.

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Estate Agent Today

18/07/2016

Rightmove: Asking prices dip but it's down to summer, not Brexit

Rightmove's latest house price index, covering two weeks either side of the EU referendum at the end of June, suggest average asking prices have dipped by 0.9 per cent.

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Landlord Today

18/07/2016

London rents now a 'major risk' to UK economy

With record high rents in London outstripping wages in every borough and a chronic shortage of new affordable homes being developed, vital workers are being forced out of the city, according to a report by housing charity Peabody and the CBI.

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Landlord Today

18/07/2016

Buy-to-let lending set to 'cool significantly'

Mortgage lenders look set to impose more stringent checks on buy-to-let landlords seeking funds to acquire property, as part of a wider strategy to curb buy-to-let lending following the UK's decision to leave the EU.

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