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Boom Time – record number of tenants registered by agents

By |2020-09-30T10:03:45+00:00September 30th, 2020|Company News|

The number of new prospective tenants is at its highest level ever according to data just released by ARLA Propertymark. The association’s August Private Rented Sector report says the average letting agency branch registered 101 new tenants last month, breaking July’s previous record of 97. The number of rental properties available per letting...

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Negotiate over rent if you must move because of virus, tenants told

By |2020-09-30T10:03:51+00:00September 30th, 2020|Company News|

Consumer charity Citizens Advice has given guidance to student tenants who may have to return home early this term because of the Coronavirus crisis. The charity says students who move out before the end of their tenancy are, generally, liable for any rent due until the end of their fixed rental term,...

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New editor for Landlord Today from tomorrow

By |2020-09-30T10:04:03+00:00September 30th, 2020|Company News|

There’s to be a new editor for Landlord Today from tomorrow, Thursday October 1. It’s to be Graham Norwood, currently editor of sister publications Letting Agent Today and Estate Agent Today. Graham is also currently Property Journalist of the Year from the most recent annual Property Press Awards. He takes over from...

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Agents invited into “risk-free” council homelessness scheme

By |2020-09-30T10:03:57+00:00September 30th, 2020|Company News|

Letting agencies and landlords are being invited by a local council to take part in what it describes as a “risk free” initiative to reduce homelessness. Cambridge council will guarantee monthly rent payments to agents or landlords for up to a year on one-bed and studio properties: it says this could...

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Editor’s Letter: Goodbye and Thank You

By |2020-09-30T10:04:20+00:00September 30th, 2020|Company News|

Dear Readers, Today is my last day as editor of Landlord Today. Following more than four years in the role, I have decided to move on to pastures new.  It has been an absolute pleasure working with the team at Angels Media on Landlord Today, as well Estate Agent Today, Letting Agent...

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Mortgage approvals surge as landlords look to ‘diversify their property portfolios’

By |2020-09-30T10:04:26+00:00September 30th, 2020|Company News|

A growing number of buy-to-let landlords are looking to take advantage of cheaper borrowing rates, growing demand from renters, and the existing stamp duty holiday by adding to the property portfolio, new figures suggest.  Mortgage approvals rose sharply in August to hit their highest monthly level for almost 13 years, fuelled...

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The private rental market ‘still isn’t showing any signs of slowing down’

By |2020-09-30T10:04:37+00:00September 30th, 2020|Company News|

The number of new prospective tenants continued to increase last month, reaching an all-time high, according to ARLA Propertymark’s latest PRS report. The average letting agent branch registered 101 new tenants, which breaks July’s previous record of 97. Demand from tenants by region in August ...

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First-time buyers frozen out of the market

By |2020-09-30T10:04:32+00:00September 30th, 2020|Company News|

Demand for rented homes looks set to increase in the coming months as new data suggests that many people who do not yet own property will not do so for quite some time. The gap between income and house prices has sky-rocketed in recent years with various reports suggesting that a...

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Investing in a leasehold? You may want to think again!

By |2020-09-30T10:04:51+00:00September 30th, 2020|Company News|

With the leasehold scandal back on the news agenda thanks to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) opening enforcement cases focusing on certain practices of four of the UK’s biggest housebuilders (Barratt Developments, Countryside Properties, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey), there is likely to be greater scrutiny than ever on...

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Starting young – student launches PropTech platform for investors

By |2020-09-30T10:04:56+00:00September 30th, 2020|Company News|

A 20-year old university student has founded a PropTech startup which aims to improve the investment process for property investors. Below, Property Investor Today carries out a Q&A with Miles McAuliffe – a Biomedical Engineering student at Aston University – to find out why he established Directly Sourced. What is Directly Sourced...

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