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PRS Rents Remain Stable


Thursday, September 24, 2015

ARLA Report Fewer Landlords Raising PRS Rents The Association Of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) have reported that the number of letting agent members reporting PRS rent increases has dropped for the first time this year. It was widely feared that many landlords would be forced to increase PRS rents in order to mitigate the abolishment [...]


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Average UK Rental Prices Fall


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Average Rental Prices Drop As Yields Remain Steady New data published by Your Move and Reeds Rains shows that average monthly rental prices in England and Wales have fallen on a monthly basis for the first time since March 2015, with the average national monthly rental price down by 0.1% in August, dropping from £804 [...]


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Specialist Service Providers Are Key To Landlord Success


Friday, January 2, 2015

Specialist Service Providers Are The Secret Of PRS Landlord Success! Have you ever wondered why some private rental sector landlords are incredibly successful, enjoying regular rental income from good tenants, whilst some landlords have nothing but trouble? There are many aspects to being a landlord, both administrative and practical, but what are the best ways [...]


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Landlords Add To Rental Property Portfolios


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Rental Property Seen As Safe Investment There has been a rise in the number of landlords expanding their rental property portfolios over the last three months, according to fresh research by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). ARLA questioned its members to find out if landlords are currently increasing their investment in rental properties [...]


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Landlord Immigration Checks Are Unworkable


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Governments plan to make private rented sector (PRS) and social housing landlords legally responsible for checking the immigration status of all tenant applicants has raised questions on the policy from MP’s. The proposal to make landlords perform immigration checks on tenants and prosecute those who fail to comply has caused outrage among UK PRS landlords, who would [...]


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Landlords Suffering Financially Due To Unexpected Costs


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Failure To Plan Is Planning To Fail A recent survey by a national lettings agency has highlighted financial losses incurred by landlords due to failing to plan for unexpected costs. Landlords pay an average of £1500 (GBP) per year out of their rental income on covering tenant rent arrears, maintenance and repair bills and void [...]


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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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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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UK Empty Properties Up By 1.8% In 2011


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Despite campaigns from all quarters of the media and industry bodies, the number of empty homes in the UK increased significantly in 2011, new research has shown. Data from the Communities and Local Government department, (CLG),the Office for National Statistics, (ONS), and Halifax’s own housing statistics database, the study revealed a 1.8% rise in empty [...]


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