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Housing committee calls for leasehold reform

By |2019-03-20T10:03:07+00:00March 20th, 2019|Property News|

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has published a report calling for wide ranging reforms to the leasehold system in the UK following allegations of misselling. The report, which was published yesterday, states that leaseholders have been treated as a source of “steady profit” by developers and freeholders, rather than...

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Soon-to-launch online platform pays tenants to find their replacements

By |2019-03-20T10:03:16+00:00March 20th, 2019|Property News|

A new landlord management platform which pays tenants to find replacements is launching soon. Online lettings community Mashroom is aiming to change the way tenants find their next home in large cities by rewarding outgoing tenants with up to one week's rent for carrying out viewings and liaising with potential renters. The...

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TDS to host training events for landlords and letting agents

By |2019-03-20T10:03:06+00:00March 20th, 2019|Property News|

A new series of Academy events across the country designed to educate landlords and letting agents on the ins and outs of deposit protection has been launched by Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). Starting in April, the restructured TDS Academy events will tour England and Wales throughout the year. Previously, TDS offered a...

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London’s biggest event for first-time buyers returns to the capital

By |2019-03-20T10:03:15+00:00March 20th, 2019|Property News|

The London Home Show is returning to the capital for the sixth year running on Saturday 23 March. The event is one of London’s largest events for first-time buyers, offering them an opportunity to explore the home ownership options available and meet housing providers face-to-face. Held at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre...

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Too good to be true? The truth about property development training

By |2019-03-20T10:03:13+00:00March 20th, 2019|Property News|

Property Investor Today recently spoke with Alex Cook, Litigation Solicitor and Partner at Helix Law to discuss the rise of the property development mentoring and how to avoid the pitfalls of property development training. What is property development training? There’s a whole host of people out there telling us we can all...

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Right To Rent: how will it work with Brexit Freedom of Movement rules?

By |2019-03-19T10:03:38+00:00March 19th, 2019|Property News|

The Association of Residential Letting Agents has asked the government for urgent clarification on how Right To Rent will work post-Brexit under new Freedom of Movement rules. In theory, Britain leaves the EU in just 10 days time, placing letting agents and landlords once again on the front line of ‘patrolling’...

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Fees Ban: tenants with pets could see 4% rent rise, warns agent

By |2019-03-19T10:03:39+00:00March 19th, 2019|Property News|

The JLL lettings agency is warning that the five week deposit cap enshrined in the Tenant Fees Act is likely to prompt an increase in rent paid by tenants with pets. JLL says there’s been a 25 per cent increase in tenants letting with pets in the last five years because...

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Independent agency has had its chips and is acquired by Martin & Co

By |2019-03-19T10:03:42+00:00March 19th, 2019|Property News|

Property Franchise Group brand Martin & Co has snapped up West Yorkshire independent agent Red Box Residential. Martin & Co’s Saltaire branch, operated by Angela Newark, acquired Red Box’s managed portfolio of 144 properties and has also taken on the agency’s premises in Thackley, which will be rebranded as Martin & Co Thackley. Newark -...

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Online agency says buy to let investors are getting younger

By |2019-03-19T10:03:41+00:00March 19th, 2019|Property News|

The average age of those buying investment property has fallen by more than three and a half years in the past nine months alone, according to an online lettings agency. Yieldit, which sells tenanted properties, says the average age of those purchasing investment property through its site has dropped to 45.9...

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Dawn raid on HMO as London council continues crackdown

By |2019-03-19T10:03:40+00:00March 19th, 2019|Property News|

A dawn raid on unlicensed HMOs in north London last week were the latest sign of a crackdown on rogue operators by the local authority. Brent council's licensing enforcement team raided a private rental property in Wembley following a tip-off that the home was unlicensed. Officers discovered that the ground-floor, three-bedroom flat...

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