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Vote for the Private Rental Sector! Manifesto launched by letting agents’ chief

By |2019-08-30T10:02:27+00:00August 30th, 2019|Property News|

With the country in febrile election mode, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the Association of Residential Letting Agents has got in on the act and outlined a five-point manifesto for the industry. David Cox, chief executive of ARLA Propertymark, has told the Daily Mail that the objectives of his manifesto are to...

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More power for landlords? Two largest trade bodies to merge in New Year

By |2019-08-30T10:02:27+00:00August 30th, 2019|Property News|

The two largest landlord trade groups are to merge. The National Landlords Association and the Residential Landlords Association will unite to form the National Residential Landlords Association with a membership of more than 80,000 landlords making it by far the largest organisation in the sector.  Its members will own and manage half...

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Fees ban has led to surge in tenants on the move, says franchise giant

By |2019-08-30T10:02:30+00:00August 30th, 2019|Property News|

The tenant fee ban in England has led to a surge in demand from tenants for properties according to Belvoir.  The franchise giant’s private rental sector survey for the second quarter of this year shows a dramatic increase of 32 per cent in demand in July 2019 when compared to the...

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Final Reminder – Fees Ban comes into effect in Wales on Sunday

By |2019-08-30T10:02:29+00:00August 30th, 2019|Property News|

The Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act - which bans fees levied by agents and landlords on tenants - comes into force this Sunday, September 1.  David Cox, ARLA chief executive, says: “Agents should already have implemented the necessary changes within their business in order to be compliant with the law....

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First batch of Build To Rent homes just small part of giant scheme

By |2019-08-30T10:02:28+00:00August 30th, 2019|Property News|

Build To Rent developer Simple Life has launched 28 new BTR family homes in Newhall Harlow, Essex.  Part of a larger development of 700 properties being built over the coming years, the two, three and four bedroom homes are being built on a shared site with mainstream developer Countryside.  Simple Life now has...

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NLA and RLA to join forces

By |2019-08-30T10:02:31+00:00August 30th, 2019|Property News|

The two largest landlord organisations in England and Wales, the National Landlords Association (NLA) and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA), have announced plans to merge with a view to creating a single organisation and delivering a stronger voice for landlords in the private rented sector. The new organisation, the National Residential...

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A quarter of private rented properties fail basic health and safety standards

By |2019-08-30T10:02:32+00:00August 30th, 2019|Property News|

A quarter - 25% - of homes rented from private landlords fail to meet the national Decent Homes Standard when taking into account hazards, costs and other characteristics, analysis of the English Housing Survey reveals.  Households containing several million people are currently living in unsafe or unsuitable rented accommodation, according to...

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Which political party has been best for landlords and tenants?

By |2019-08-30T10:02:34+00:00August 30th, 2019|Property News|

As a general election surely looms, Benham and Reeves has undertaken some research that could potentially help you decide who to vote for.  The independent letting and sales agent in London has looked at which political party has had the most impact on the UK rental market and which way you...

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Part-time property rentals in the capital are thriving – a good thing or damaging?

By |2019-08-30T10:02:35+00:00August 30th, 2019|Property News|

An Airbnb management company has claimed that part-time property rentals are booming in London. Airsorted, which was founded in February 2015 by James Jenkin-Yates, Daniel Scott and Tom Jones and offers various management services for Airbnb homes, says two-in-five Londoners using the host management platform are part-time hosts. This group includes...

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UK’s most expensive cities become more affordable

By |2019-08-30T10:02:36+00:00August 30th, 2019|Property News|

The average house price in London now stands at £483,100, which is 13 times more than typical earnings in the capital, fresh data from Zoopla has found. Zoopla’s UK Cities House Price Index for July 2019 calculated the ratio of house prices to average earnings at a city and national level...

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