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Fees Ban: MPs tell government to cap rental deposits at five weeks

By | 2018-03-29T12:05:06+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Property News|

A Select Committee of MPs investigating the proposed ban on agents’ fees levied on tenants says the measure could save renters hundreds of pounds - but it urges the government to go further. The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee - which has looked at the fees ban proposal ahead of...

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Right To Rent ‘not demonstrating its worth’ says government inspector

By | 2018-03-29T12:05:07+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Property News|

The controversial Right To Rent policy has been attacked as having failed “to demonstrate its worth” in encouraging immigration compliance. Under Right To Rent, landlords, or agents acting on their behalf, are responsible for checking the immigration status of their tenants with the prospect of prosecution if they know or have...

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Lettings agent fined for placing tenants in his own unsafe properties

By | 2018-03-29T12:05:09+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Property News|

A Brighton and Hove lettings agent has been fined more than £3,000 for allowing two properties that he owned himself to become fire hazards. Ahmed Khalil, sole director of Khalil Properties Ltd in Brighton, has pleaded guilty to two charges of putting his tenants at risk of harm in the event...

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Build To Rent provider unveils plans for 1,500 new homes

By | 2018-03-29T12:05:08+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Property News|

Build To Rent provider Get Living has revealed plans to invest up to £180m in 756 units in Leeds. Acquired by Get Living in June 2017, the plan for the development is to create a ‘rental neighbourhood’ within a five-acre site on the South Bank of Leeds. The site currently has...

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Rate of rental growth slows north of the border, says Your Move

By | 2018-03-29T12:05:08+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Property News|

Rents in Scotland continue to grow but the rate is slowing according to the latest data from Your Move. The average rental property increased in value by 0.7 per cent in the 12 months to February 2018, reaching an average of £569.  However, this growth has slowed in recent months: the average...

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Rental deposits look set to be capped at five weeks rent

By | 2018-03-29T12:05:11+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Property News|

The security deposits that tenants leave with their landlord or their letting agent could be capped at no more than five weeks rent instead of six, as previously proposed by the government, according to a newspaper report. The Sun claims to have seen a leaked copy of the Housing, Communities and...

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Right to Rent is a ‘failing policy’ that uses landlords as ‘scapegoats’

By | 2018-03-29T12:05:11+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Property News|

The government’s Right to Rent' policy has been slammed by a government inspector for failing “to demonstrate its worth” by encouraging immigration compliance. The scheme, which requires landlords to check the immigration status of new tenants, has left many landlords reluctant to rent to those without a UK passport. But in a foreword...

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Number of rental properties continues to fall

By | 2018-03-29T12:05:13+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Property News|

The number of homes available to rent in the UK dropped in February to a 21 month low which letting agents suggest could be due to the new minimum energy standards that come into effect on this Sunday. Many landlords are not yet prepared for the introduction of new energy efficiency...

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What makes Sheffield a property investment hotspot?

By | 2018-03-29T12:05:13+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Property News|

In recent years, cites within the north of the UK have become more and more popular within the property investment world, and Sheffield is no exception. The city has recently become one of the UK’s most treasured property investment hotspot, and whether you are looking to invest in commercial, residential...

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New guides for landlords in Northern Ireland

By | 2018-03-29T12:05:12+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Property News|

Buy-to-let landlords who currently own property in Northern Ireland, or who are thinking about investing in the country’s buy-to-let sector, may be interested in new ‘definitive guides’ published by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). This new range of guides and templates are the first of their kind to be published by...

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