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What impact has the tenant fee ban had?
 

Ever since the autumn statement in 2016, the potential impact of the tenant fee ban has received widespread coverage. While many tenants were positive about the changes it did present the prospect of a major change for the letting agents.

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Posted by on 25/11/2019 17:34:13
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Positive outlook for the Student Accommodation Sector
 
The student accommodation sector remains vibrant, with a positive long term outlook.

This is driven by continued strong demand for university places. This year 560,000 students applied for a place at a UK University. This was the first increase for

     
Posted by on 25/11/2019 16:06:00
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Rents across UK Continue To Rise
 

Rents across UK Continue To Rise

Rents being paid across the UK in the private rental sector continued to rise in October, data reveals.

The index published by HomeLet highlights that the average rent now being paid per calendar month is 953. That'

     
Posted by on 21/11/2019 15:37:03
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Landlords Call For Dedicated Housing Courts
 

Landlords Call For Dedicated Housing Courts

Landlords are calling for dedicated housing courts because they are facing longer times in getting their repossession case judgements processed, figures reveal.

Government statistics highlight that it can

     
Posted by on 21/11/2019 15:31:26
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Landlords at Growing Risk Of Subletting Scams
 

Landlords at Growing Risk Of Subletting Scams

Landlords and agents are being urged to visit rental properties on a regular basis in a bid to avoid the growing risk of subletting scams.

The warning comes from No Letting Go, an inventory service provi

     
Posted by on 21/11/2019 15:27:27
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Big rise in overseas-based BTL landlords
 

Big rise in overseas-based BTL landlords

There has been a sharp rise in the number of overseas-based buy to let landlords, figures reveal.

The findings from Hamptons International highlight that the proportion of homes being let by a landlord based

     
Posted by on 21/11/2019 15:16:22
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Towns and cities with rental home shortages revealed
 

Towns and cities with rental home shortages revealed

A survey has revealed the areas in the UK with the most serious rental home supply shortages.

The research was undertaken by lettings platform Howsy and they found that Newport in Wales is the ci

     
Posted by on 21/11/2019 14:41:29
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Landlord confidence hits all-time low
 

Landlord confidence hits all-time low

Landlord confidence across the country has reached an all-time low over prospects for their lettings business, research reveals.

The National Landlords' Association (NLA) says that just 28% of landlords say that

     
Posted by on 21/11/2019 14:32:36
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Landlord Numbers Opting For Limited Companies Rockets
 

Landlord Numbers Opting For Limited Companies Rockets

The number of landlords who say they are planning to use a limited company for making their next buy to let investment has rocketed, research reveals.

The findings from Foundation Home Loans foun

     
Posted by on 14/11/2019 10:23:02
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Cash Available To Tackle Rogue Landlords
 

Cash Available To Tackle Rogue Landlords

Local councils in England have been handed an extra 3.8 million to help pay for a crackdown on rogue landlords.

The funding has been made by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

     
Posted by on 14/11/2019 10:16:45
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Landlord Regulations Rocket By A Third
 

Landlord Regulations Rocket By A Third

The number of regulations affecting landlords has risen by a third since 2010, new research reveals.

According to the Residential Landlords' Association (RLA), the number of new laws that created an obligation

     
Posted by on 14/11/2019 10:13:10
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Most tenants happy renting their home
 

Most tenants happy renting their home

Research reveals that 75% of tenants say they are happy renting their home.

The findings come from Landbay which highlights that just 25% of tenants are interested in buying their own home in the near future.

     
Posted by on 14/11/2019 10:09:41
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Rents Continue Rising But At A Slower Pace
 

Rents Continue Rising But At A Slower Pace

Landlords around the country say that rents are continuing to rise but at a slower pace, one index reveals.

According to Arla Propertymark, September saw a slight drop in the number of tenants who experienc

     
Posted by on 14/11/2019 09:51:03
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Landlords Leaving Market Creates A 'Crisis'
 

Landlords Leaving Market Creates A 'Crisis'

Growing numbers of landlords who are exiting the market are creating a housing supply crisis, research reveals.

The findings from the Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) found that 25% of landlords wh

     
Posted by on 14/11/2019 09:35:35
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