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Surge in UK Property Demand


Thursday, August 6, 2015

UK Property Demand Reaches 11 Year High The number of people wanting to purchase properties in the UK has hit its highest level for over a decade thanks to record low mortgage deals, low interest rates, decent rental yields and pension reforms opening up investment opportunities for the British public According to data published by [...]


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Rents Still Increasing Steadily Despite Election Fever


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Rents Still Increasing On New Tenancies Regardless of Political Promises According to new data gathered from the latest Quarterly Lettings Index conducted by Countrywide, average rents for new tenancies in private sector rental properties increased by 4.5% in the first quarter of 2015 to reach an average monthly price of £894 (GBP), an increase of [...]


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Severe Weather Causes Chaos For Uninsured Landlords


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Landlords Warned About Perils Of Being Uninsured Following Severe Weather Conditions The recent severe weather conditions may have caused chaos for uninsured PRS landlords, with the terrible conditions causing costly damage to rental properties that will have to be repaired out of potential rental profits. The gale force winds, driving rain, sleet, snow and freezing [...]


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Longer PRS Tenancies May Force Landlords Out Of Business


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Labour Proposal For Longer Tenancies May Force Landlords To Sell Up New proposals put forward by the Labour party pushing for longer assured short-hold tenancies in the private rented sector could see PRS landlords selling off rental properties due to increased pressure put on them by their buy to let mortgage providers. Many buy to [...]


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Government Attempts To Reassure Landlords Over Superstrike


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Amendments To The Deregulation Bill Intended To Resolve Issues Arising From The Case Of Superstrike Vs Marino Rodrigues Following a great deal of lobbying by various landlord associations and mounting pressure by the UK lettings industry, the department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) has offered to make amendments to the forthcoming Deregulation Bill that [...]


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Superstrike Decision Challenged By New Ruling


Monday, June 16, 2014

New Legal Precedent Set To Level Playing Field For Landlords As Domcode Ltd v Cheihk Overturns Superstrike Decision   The consequences of the legal precedent set by the Superstrike v Rodrigues case have been debated at length by legal commentators since the Court of Appeal’s fateful decision in favour of tenants on 14th June 2013. Superstrike v Rodrigues [...]


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Repairs Cost Unprepared Buy-To-Let Landlords More Money


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Failure To Plan Is Planning To Fail Buy-To-Let landlords need to factor repair costs into their annual budgets in order to have a better understanding of the profit they are actually making from their investment property. Wear and tear in rental properties is an inevitable fact of life that goes with the profession, however many [...]


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PRS Rents Stabilise In June


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

  UK PRS Rents Remained Stable During June June is traditionally a busy month in the private rented sector (PRS), however this year, rental prices have remained fairly flat during the month, as demand for rental property cooled. Sceptics reckon that more tenants are attempting to take advantage of Government incentives designed to get more [...]


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Increase In Number Of Older Private Rented Sector Tenants


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

According to the latest quarterly index published by Countrywide lettings agency there has been a 6% annual growth in the number of tenants over the age of 50 renting property in the UK private rented sector (PRS). The lettings agency also report that there has been a 7% annual decline in the number of tenants [...]


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Important Changes To Deposit Protection Schemes


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

There are now four authorised deposit protection schemes in the UK: The addition of a fourth deposit protection company could create even more confusion in the UK courts as there are different rules and regulations that must be followed for each provider. The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) and mydeposits have been [...]


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