Friday 6th October 2017

It is well known that homeownership rates have been falling rapidly, particularly among young people, despite government efforts to reverse the decline. Official data in the annual English Housing Survey show 62...

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Thursday 5th October 2017

While the majority of landlords, tenants and letting agents do act responsibly, disputes still occur, which can sometimes end up involving a formal Alternative Dispute Resolution service, and often because of poor communication and a lack of knowledge of where responsibilities lie, it has been claimed...

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Thursday 5th October 2017

New research from Fixflo shows that nearly 42% of all agents in the UK believe the looming letting fees ban will be the biggest challenge to their business this year. This is no surprise considering there is a real fear that the letting fee ban will lead to job cuts and will significantly reduce letting agents’ income...

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Thursday 5th October 2017

Landbay has reported a record month of buy-to-let lending in September, despite the latest crack down on the sector. Stricter portfolio buy-to-let requirements were introduced last weekend to satisfy the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority’s new rules for landlords with four or more mortgaged properties, which caused a number of mainstream lenders to reconsider their commitment to the buy-to-let market...

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Thursday 5th October 2017

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) will continue to offer buy-to-let landlords across the country special training on tenancy deposit schemes, as part of wider efforts to raise the standards in the private rental sector...

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