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‘Shambolic’ Universal Credit Slammed by Landlords
 

The new Universal Credit payment system has had a disastrous effect on landlords in the private rental sector, says one organisation.

The Residential Landlords Association says growing numbers of landlords look set to refuse offering homes to tenants who claim

     
Posted by on 28/04/2016 10:06:40
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Landlords Look to Cover Tax Costs with Higher Rents
 

The vast majority of landlords in the UK are looking to increase rents as a result of recent tax costs they will have to meet, according to one survey.

The Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) says 84% of landlords in the private sector are considering ren

     
Posted by on 26/04/2016 10:35:18
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Rents in the UK Rise by 2.6%
 

Landlords have seen rents rise by an average of 2.6% in the UK in the year to February, according to official figures.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that rents in England grew by 2.8%, in Wales they grew by 0.2% and in Scotland rents rose by

     
Posted by on 18/04/2016 11:12:48
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Stamp Duty Hike Will Not Deter BTL Investors
 

Fast rising house prices will compensate buy to let investors moving into the sector and the Government's stamp duty hike will not deter investors, according to one national estate agency.

Jackson-Stops & Staff says that the biggest losers from the 3% increase

     
Posted by on 15/04/2016 10:14:56
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Latest Research Report
 
Our 5th report on students and their accommodation requirements highlights the most important aspects students consider when they decide to search for accommodation. The report also considers in some detail how satisfied students are, how well the accommodation is
     
Posted by on 14/04/2016 12:54:06
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Buy-to-Let Investors Beat Stamp Duty Hike
 

Buy to let investors flooded into the UK's property market in February in a bid to beat April's stamp duty tax hike, according to recent figures.

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) says that buy to let investors saturated the market, with 85% of

     
Posted by on 12/04/2016 09:39:43
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Landlords Will Continue to Enjoy Strong Rent Demand
 

Landlords have been assured that there will be no waning in the demand for private rented properties over the coming years, according to recent research.

Real estate firm Hamptons International says demand will remain high, since it takes a tenant many years t

     
Posted by on 07/04/2016 10:15:24
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Landlords Pay the Price for Councils’ Guidance on S21 Notices
 

Landlords are currently left paying the price for tenants who choose ignore a valid section 21 notice, with councils stating they must wait to be evicted by bailiffs, says the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC).

The AIIC says that when they ana

     
Posted by on 05/04/2016 10:26:20
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Rents Rise by 3.3% Over the Past Year
 

Landlords with properties in England and Wales have seen rents rise by 3.3%, according to an index published by Your Move and Reeds Rains.

However, for landlords in Scotland, rents rose by just 2.1% over the past year. When the Scottish regions are analysed to

     
Posted by on 01/04/2016 10:03:27
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