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Rent Increases Begin to Slow
 

Landlords around the UK are seeing the rate of rent increases beginning to slow, according to research.

The figures have been provided by the HomeLet Rental Index which shows that in the quarter to August 2015, landlords were charging new tenants, on average,

     
Posted by on 30/03/2016 09:21:12
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Supply of Private Rented Homes Hits Annual Low
 

The number of properties being registered to rent over the past year has hit a record low for the last 12 months despite growing demand.

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) says that the number of homes to rent that have been registered with l

     
Posted by on 24/03/2016 09:27:46
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Agent Assure
 

Accommodation For Students is delighted to announce a new partnership with Agent Assure, part of Arthur J. Gallagher. Founded in 1927, Arthur J. Gallagher has grown to be one of the largest, most successful insurance brokerage and risk management companies in the wo

     
Posted by on 23/03/2016 17:08:54
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Evictions in England Reach Record Levels
 

Evictions in England and Wales have increased by 50% in the last four years to 43,000 households being evicted in the first half of 2015, according to the Ministry of Justice.

The figures also reveal that while repossessions are rising, the number of landlords

     
Posted by on 23/03/2016 09:44:50
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Landlords are Stressed by their Responsibilities
 

Nearly one in three landlords has admitted that the role of renting out a property is more stressful than they had expected, according to recent research.

They say that the ‘full-on’ nature of the job has created more stress in their lives than they ever belie

     
Posted by on 18/03/2016 11:18:45
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Survey Reveals Where the Most Satisfied Tenants Live
 

The area with the most satisfied tenants is the East Midlands, where 83% of renters said they were happy with their landlord, according to a recent survey.

The National Landlords’ Association (NLA) also found that 82% of tenants living in the south-west and no

     
Posted by on 15/03/2016 10:52:32
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Private Residential Halls for Students: Why the Sector is Changing
 

One of the common trends of recent years has been the fact that the quality of student accommodation is changing and this is due, in large part, to the provision of private residential halls for students from private developers.

The knock-on effect of this is

     
Posted by on 07/03/2016 12:15:04
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Right-to-Rent: Landlords Still not Aware of Responsibilities
 

It has been revealed that most landlords have no appreciation of their responsibilities under the new Right to Rent scheme which is now in force.

From February 1 it became law for letting agents and landlords to carry out immigration checks on their prospectiv

     
Posted by on 01/03/2016 11:37:39
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