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ARLA Calls For Government Crackdown On Rogue Agents
 

ARLA Calls For Government Crackdown On Rogue Agents

One leading letting agents' organisation is calling on the government to get tough with a clampdown on rogue letting agents in the country.

Arla Propertymark says that more could be done after a wa

     
Posted by on 25/09/2019 15:55:12
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Average Rents Rise By 2.3%
 

Average Rents Rise By 2.3%

The average rents being paid by tenants in the UK grew by 2.3% in the year to August, new figures reveal.

The findings from Hamptons International show that the average rent for a new property being let is 998 per month.

     
Posted by on 25/09/2019 15:38:19
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Average Btl Landlord Makes Just 2k Profit
 

Average Btl Landlord Makes Just 2k Profit

The average buy to let landlord in the UK is making a profit of just over 2,000 a year, one lettings platform reveals.

The findings from Howsy highlight that a landlord with an annual return of 13,000 wil

     
Posted by on 25/09/2019 15:23:49
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Call To Urgently Reform Courts For Landlords
 

Call To Urgently Reform Courts For Landlords

One landlords' organisation is urging the government to bring forward plans for court reforms to help landlords repossess a property more easily.

The Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) says it now t

     
Posted by on 25/09/2019 15:05:20
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Half Of Landlords Looking To Use Limited Companies
 

Half Of Landlords Looking To Use Limited Companies

More than half of landlords in the UK say they are looking to use a limited company when buying their next property, a survey reveals.

The research from Precise Mortgages found that more than half o

     
Posted by on 25/09/2019 14:59:48
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Best UK Universities For Rental Yields
 

Best UK Universities For Rental Yields

The best universities in the UK for high rental yields have been revealed.

According to a survey by one flat-sharing website, the best yields for buy to let investors is to buy a student property close to the

     
Posted by on 25/09/2019 14:49:11
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Exodus Of 'Fed-Up' Landlords Predicted
 

Exodus Of 'Fed-Up' Landlords Predicted

A massive exodus of buy to let landlords from the rental sector is getting close as they become increasingly fed-up with the hostile environment created by the government.

In a survey carried out by insurer LV=

     
Posted by on 25/09/2019 14:39:46
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Rogue Tenant Eviction Costs Can 'Cripple'
 

Rogue Tenant Eviction Costs Can 'Cripple'

When it comes to evicting a rogue tenant, landlords are facing costs that can be 'crippling'.

That's the verdict from letting agents Benham and Reeves who looked at how much the financial impact an eviction

     
Posted by on 25/09/2019 14:27:55
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Landlord Confidence In The Uk Hits New Low
 

Landlord Confidence In The Uk Hits New Low

The confidence of landlords in the UK has reached a new low with just 29% saying their business expectations are 'good' or 'very good'.

The findings from the National Landlords' Association (NLA) are at the

     
Posted by on 17/09/2019 17:17:59
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PRS Avoids Its Summer Slowdown
 

PRS Avoids Its Summer Slowdown

The number of new rental home listings in Britain grew by 8.5% in July, defying the sector's usual summer slowdown, research reveals.

The Agency Express Property Activity Index also reveals that the volume of propertie

     
Posted by on 17/09/2019 17:12:41
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Tenants Forced Into Arrears By Universal Credit
 

Tenants Forced Into Arrears By Universal Credit

Growing numbers of tenants are falling behind with their rent because of Universal Credit, research reveals.

The findings from the Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) highlights that over the past

     
Posted by on 17/09/2019 17:02:16
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UK Landlord Confidence Plummets
 

UK Landlord Confidence Plummets

The confidence among landlords in the UK has reached a record low, a survey reveals.

According to a survey from BVA BDRC, a landlord's confidence in capital gains from their property investments has fallen from 32% in

     
Posted by on 17/09/2019 16:52:40
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Labour Slammed For Discounted Rental Home Buying Plan
 

Labour Slammed For Discounted Rental Home Buying Plan

Plans by the Labour Party that could see tenants being offered the opportunity of buying their rented home at a discount have been slammed by landlord organisations.

The Shadow Chancellor John Mc

     
Posted by on 16/09/2019 15:26:56
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1 In 4 Rental Homes Fail Standards
 

1 In 4 Rental Homes Fail Standards

Around one in four private rented homes are failing to meet the Decent Homes Standard, a survey reveals.

The research from VeriSmart highlights that the national guidelines cover hazards which means millions of peo

     
Posted by on 16/09/2019 15:16:00
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Most Landlords Are Committed To The BTL Sector
 

Most Landlords Are Committed To The BTL Sector

The majority of landlords are committed to the country's buy to let sector and want to increase or maintain their number of properties over the next year, a report reveals.

According to The Mortgage L

     
Posted by on 16/09/2019 15:00:06
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More Landlords Look To Hmo Investments
 

More Landlords Look To Hmo Investments

More than one in five landlords say they are looking to invest in houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) over the next year, one survey reveals.

Precise Mortgages says that 21% of landlords say they are planning

     
Posted by on 16/09/2019 14:54:47
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Fewer Tenants Being Evicted By Landlords
 

Fewer Tenants Being Evicted By Landlords

Landlords are continuing to evict fewer tenants, according to the latest official figures.

The Ministry of Justice says that in the second quarter of this year, private landlords brought 6,079 repossession cl

     
Posted by on 16/09/2019 14:40:13
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What Tenants Want From Their Rental Home
 

What Tenants Want From Their Rental Home

The likes and dislikes of tenants when looking for a rental home have been revealed in a new survey.

Acording to Landbay, who questioned more than 2,000 private tenants across the country, they say that a pet

     
Posted by on 16/09/2019 10:25:39
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