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Rents on the up – highest proportion of rises for almost four years

By |2018-09-28T10:02:37+00:00September 28th, 2018|Property News|

The percentage of tenants experiencing rent hikes in August was the highest for almost four years according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents.  In its latest monthly index, ARLA says the number of tenants experiencing rent hikes increased to 40 per cent in August, from 31 per cent in July....

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They’re nearly here – new S21 notices come into effect on Monday

By |2018-09-28T10:02:38+00:00September 28th, 2018|Property News|

Changes to the Section 21 Notice come into force for letting agents and landlords on Monday.  This will require all Assured Shorthold Tenancies, regardless of their start date, to comply with guidelines as to when and how a landlord can serve a Section 21 Notice, which enables them to terminate a...

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Summer in the Swiss Alps – what is attracting investors?

By |2018-09-28T10:02:45+00:00September 28th, 2018|Property News|

Property Investor Today was recently invited to ski resort Andermatt Swiss Alps, located in the heart of Switzerland’s world-renowned mountainous region, to get the lowdown on what visitors can expect in the summer season – from golf and e-mountain biking to 5-star hotels, fine dining and luxury apartments. The Alps and...

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October 29 – a nervous date for agents’ diaries

By |2018-09-28T10:02:39+00:00September 28th, 2018|Property News|

Here’s a date which the private rental sector may want to make a note of…even if it is with some nervousness. The next Budget is to be held on Monday October 29 - a few weeks earlier than usual to avoid clashing with the final stages of Brexit negotiations.  In a post...

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Your Move chief boasts of higher yields than most of England and Wales

By |2018-09-28T10:02:39+00:00September 28th, 2018|Property News|

The latest rental figures produced by Your Move for Scotland have prompted a claim that the country now has better yields than most regions of England or Wales. In headline terms, the average seasonally-adjusted rent in Scotland now stands at £572 pcm - this is broadly flat compared to a year...

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Average rents hit new record-high

By |2018-09-28T10:02:41+00:00September 28th, 2018|Property News|

The number of tenants experiencing rent hikes in August increased to an all-time high of 40%, up from 31% a month earlier, according to latest PRS report from ARLA Propertymark. Tenants face higher rents because additional taxes and restrictions on landlords are pushing property owners to sell up, reducing the supply...

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Why your next property investment should be in Birmingham

By |2018-09-28T10:02:41+00:00September 28th, 2018|Property News|

Birmingham, a metropolitan borough and major city located in the West Midlands, has been awarded the title of the 6th best place in Europe for investment opportunities in the property market. Famous for its rich history of art and culture, Birmingham has an economy worth of £24bn and is one of...

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More than 20 men found crammed into ‘slum-like’ three-bedroom house

By |2018-09-28T10:02:44+00:00September 28th, 2018|Property News|

More than 20 men were discovered living in cramped conditions in a three-bedroom house in north-west London during a raid by Brent Council’s enforcement team during the early hours of yesterday morning accompanied by police. The officers found 26 beds crammed into squalid conditions in the Kingsbury house, with double and...

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Rents rise rapidly in areas surrounding Elizabeth Line stations

By |2018-09-28T10:02:46+00:00September 28th, 2018|Property News|

New research has revealed that average rental growth around the stations of the Elizabeth Line (excluding zone 1) has been more than double the London average since 2012. Rents along the line have increased by 16.38% in comparison to the London average of 8.20%, according to the findings by Landbay. One of...

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Rental yields remain higher in Scotland than in England and Wales

By |2018-09-28T10:02:43+00:00September 28th, 2018|Property News|

The average buy-to-let investor in Scotland enjoyed an annual yield of 4.7% in August, which compares favourably to returns found in England and Wales, where the average yield was 4.4% last month, according to the latest Scotland Buy to Let Index from Your Move. Only landlords with properties located in the North...

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