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Housing shortage set to drive up rents

Friday 24th February 2017

Rental prices look set to increase in the coming months on the back of a growing supply-demand imbalance, the latest Private Rented Sector (PRS) report from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) Propertymark suggests...

RLA urges landlords to lobby MPs over tax changes

Friday 24th February 2017

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is urging landlords to lobby their local MP over taxation changes announced by the now former chancellor George Osborne in 2015...

Rents are increasing fastest in the East of England

Friday 24th February 2017

The rental market across England and Wales has enjoyed a strong start to the year, with rents rising in all but one of the eight regions analysed in the year to January 2017, the latest Your Move England & Wales Buy to Let Index has revealed...

Exclusive buy-to-let mortgage aimed at HMOs launches

Friday 24th February 2017

With a growing number of buy-to-let landlords actively investing in houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), mortgage distributor 3mc has decided to launch an exclusive buy-to-let mortgage deal, funded by Precise Mortgages, targeting HMOs and is available for individuals as well as limited companies...

Why buy-to-let is still going strong

Thursday 23rd February 2017

Over the past two years we have seen a drastic shake up in the buy-to-let sector...

Rogue landlords handed a hefty fine

Thursday 23rd February 2017

Two unscrupulous landlords in Reading have been fined almost £9,000 for poor housing standards and a complete disregard for the welfare of their tenants...

Short-term letting industry vow to stop landlords converting ‘homes into hotels’

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

The short-term letting industry, which includes the likes of Airbnb, joined local authorities and community groups at City Hall yesterday to discuss growing concerns about the contribution of home-sharing platforms on London’s housing crisis...

Proportion of landlords looking to sell falls as tenant demand grows

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

The proportion of landlords who intend to sell their rental properties as a result of the government's draconian tax changes has declined, owed in part to higher demand from tenants seeking accommodation in the private rented sector...

Inventories offer peace of mind and could save you money

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

For a long time, fair wear and tear has been a grey area for landlords, and because it tends to vary from case to case, it is among the least understood areas of the letting process, and one which can create much ambiguity and cause a high level of disputes with tenants at the end of a tenancy...

PRS charity project awarded £250k lottery funding

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

An initiative designed to promote equality and diversity in the private rented sector in Wales has been awarded a £249,425 lottery grant...



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