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Tax perks demanded for landlords who use deposit alternatives

By |2019-10-31T10:02:21+00:00October 31st, 2019|Property News|

One of the leading providers of deposit alternatives in the UK wants the government to embrace the option - even to the point of giving landlords who use it tax incentives. flatfair, which boasts many lettings agencies amongst its customers, says in a response to the government’s call for evidence on tenancy...

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Scrap stamp duty on buy to let! Trade body sets Election demand

By |2019-10-31T10:02:22+00:00October 31st, 2019|Property News|

One of the leading lettings sector trade bodies has unveiled what it describes as “a positive vision for the private rented sector” ahead of the General Election. The Residential Landlords Association says the sector is regarded too much as a problem which requires management. Instead it urges a positive, ambitious programme...

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Short Lets: New body bids to make sector more professional

By |2019-10-31T10:02:24+00:00October 31st, 2019|Property News|

A new trade body is being set up in a bid to professionalise the short lets sector. The sector - which embraces such firms as Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia, HomeAway and others - has been the subject of sharp criticism from some letting agents and many other organisations because of alleged poor...

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Halloween pics and vids: lettings agencies’ tricks are a treat

By |2019-10-31T10:02:24+00:00October 31st, 2019|Property News|

In recent days we’ve been running images and videos from Halloween-decorated offices over on our sister publication Estate Agent Today - but now we’ve got our own thanks to some terrific pictures submitted by readers in the industry. First off, our thanks go to Courtney Winterson at Jackson Pyne Lettings in...

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Rich Pickings: prime central London lettings market booms, says agency

By |2019-10-31T10:02:23+00:00October 31st, 2019|Property News|

A new report from Knight Frank shows how the country’s most expensive lettings market - prime central London - has boomed. The number of tenancies agreed by Knight Frank in the year to September increased by 39 per cent, while there was a 29 per cent boost in the number of...

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General election 2019: Housing should be top ‘priority’

By |2019-10-31T10:02:26+00:00October 31st, 2019|Property News|

Boris Johnson’s call for a snap general election on December 12 to try to settle the issue of Brexit took very few people by surprise. But many buy-to-let landlords and letting agents will be hoping that the poll will prove positive for the private rented sector, as it presents the main...

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RLA sets out industry demands ahead of general election

By |2019-10-31T10:02:26+00:00October 31st, 2019|Property News|

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has compiled a manifesto that it hopes all political parties will take note of ahead of the general election, setting out key priorities for the industry, including committing to the development of a housing court.  As part of what it describes as a ‘positive, ambitious’ vision’...

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Landlord show to address key issues affecting landlords ahead of election

By |2019-10-31T10:02:29+00:00October 31st, 2019|Property News|

Journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil will once again chair the Government Panel Debate at the National Landlord Investment Show in London next week, it has been confirmed. The debate, which will kick-off the show that takes place at the London Olympia Conference Centre on November 5, will also feature Iain Duncan...

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Newcastle reduces buy-to-let rates

By |2019-10-31T10:02:28+00:00October 31st, 2019|Property News|

Newcastle Intermediaries has introduced a number of rate reductions to mortgage products within its buy-to-let range. Highlights include a two-year fixed rate deal, available at 75% loan-to-value (LTV), which has been cut from 2.32% to 2.16%. This product comes with a £999 fee and tiered ERCs from 2% to 1%.  There is...

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Landlords in Aberdeen offered free tenancy deposits and disputes training

By |2019-10-31T10:02:27+00:00October 31st, 2019|Property News|

Following on from the success of recent training events in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness, designed to help landlords better manage tenancy deposits and disputes, SafeDeposits Scotland has announced that it will hold its latest session in Aberdeen.  The event, which will take place at the Carmelite Hotel on Stirling Street, Aberdeen, on...

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