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ARLA Say Tenants Are Staying Longer


Monday, August 6, 2012

New research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has shown that tenants are happy to stay in rented property for longer than ever. The UK Buy-To-Let market continues to offer a strong return for property investors, with the new ARLA data showing that the average length of a tenancy in the UK has [...]


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Landlords Still Worried About Energy Efficiency


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

More than 17% (1 in 6) of UK PRS landlords reckon that some or all of the properties in their rental portfolio’s fall into the lowest Energy Performance Certificate categories, with an F or G rating, meaning that they could end up being banned from the rental market. From 2018 under the Government’s Green Deal [...]


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EU Decision Saves UK Buy-To-Let Mortgages


Monday, June 11, 2012

The decision by MEP’s to remove Buy-To-Let mortgages from the scope of a new EU Directive has been welcomed by a host of property professionals including the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) and Legal 4 Landlords. Under the original European plans, mortgage lenders would no longer have been able to take account of rental income when [...]


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Student Rental Market Thriving


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has issued advice on the UK student lettings market to first time landlords. UK Landlords should look to the student lettings market in order to get their empty properties rented out, according to ARLA. With over 600,000 students starting university courses in major UK cities this September, the [...]


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Cost Of Rental Revolution Beginning To Stabilise


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The latest research by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), shows the cost of renting PRS property in the UK finally appears to be stabilising. Despite the huge demand for rental property in many areas of the UK and media reports of rising private rented sector rents as landlords attempted to cash in on [...]


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Mortgage Lenders Wary Of Accidental Landlords


Monday, April 16, 2012

The rise in numbers of accidental landlords has accelerated over recent years but now mortgage lenders are beginning to clamp down on the practice. The National Landlords Association (NLA) said the number of would be vendors forced into letting their properties because they were unable to find a buyer has now risen to 7%, (up [...]


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No EPC – No Deal!


Friday, March 16, 2012

From 6th April 2012, UK landlords and letting agents will be required to produce a new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for all rental properties in England and Wales. Bringing the rules for letting and selling property into line. The new government rules mean that landlords and letting agents must ensure an Energy Performance Certificate, (EPC), [...]


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ARLA Calls For UK Landlord Tax Breaks


Monday, March 12, 2012

The Association of Residential Letting Agents, (ARLA), have urged the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to use the forthcoming Budget to encourage more investment into the UK’s Private Rented Sector, (PRS). ARLA have called on the UK coalition Government to support the observed growth in the UK Buy-To-Let sector and remove many of the [...]


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The UK Property Market – Some Good News!


Monday, February 27, 2012

Figures from a variety of trusted and respected sources offered a tentative boost for the UK property market as mortgage approvals, first time buyer numbers and residential property sales all increased during January. Data gathered from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), British Bankers’ Association (BBA), National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and HM Revenue [...]


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Homeless Charity Calls For Rogue Landlord Summit


Friday, February 10, 2012

The UK homeless charity Shelter and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have clashed over the issue of bad landlords. Both organisations have been using very strong words over the last few days, whilst calling for more action by the UK government to stamp out bad landlords. Shelter is calling on the UK coalition Government to hold [...]


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