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Could future rental properties just be empty shells for tenants to fit out?

By |2019-04-18T10:02:51+00:00April 18th, 2019|Property News|

A senior lettings agent has raised the spectre of rental properties in future being German-style ‘empty shells’ - without even white furniture - and left to tenants to fit out completely. Josh Sagal, from the lettings division of London agency Glentree Estates, says this could ultimately be the kind of rental...

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New regulatory body for Fees Ban likely to clamp down hard

By |2019-04-18T10:02:51+00:00April 18th, 2019|Property News|

The Association of Residential Lettings Agents says it backs a new Trading Standards-led body which will enforce the Fees Ban starting  on June 1. Yesterday afternoon there was a surprise announcement about the new National Trading Standards Estate & Letting Agency Team - NTSELAT - which will act as the lead enforcement...

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Fees Ban: deposits still over £4,000 in high-rent hotspots, despite cap

By |2019-04-18T10:02:54+00:00April 18th, 2019|Property News|

Figures calculated by Rightmove suggest that even when the Fees Ban and Deposit Caps kick in on June 1, some deposits in high-rent areas will be in excess of £4,000. Based on a five-week deposit cap, Rightmove has calculated that the cheapest deposits outside of London will be in the North...

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London rents soar 3% in three months and 8% in a year says Rightmove

By |2019-04-18T10:02:53+00:00April 18th, 2019|Property News|

Startling figures released this morning by Rightmove suggest that rents have risen 8.2 per cent in London in the past year - and they were up 2.9 per cent in the past three months alone. The annual increase is the highest since Rightmove began recording the lettings sector prices back in...

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Long-standing critic of agents and landlords quits charity position

By |2019-04-18T10:02:52+00:00April 18th, 2019|Property News|

One of the most vocal critics of lettings agents in recent years appears to be moving away from the property industry. Campbell Robb has most recently been chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Federation, a think tank which has often commented critically on the role of agents and landlords in the...

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Rents in London hit record high as number of homes continues to decline

By |2019-04-18T10:02:55+00:00April 18th, 2019|Property News|

Average asking rents in London rose to an all-time high of £2,091 a month in the first quarter of the year as the number of available properties continued to drop sharply, according to new research. Rightmove found that asking rents in the capital rose 2.9% in the last quarter alone, with...

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New research predicts that ‘worse is yet to come’ for private landlords

By |2019-04-18T10:02:56+00:00April 18th, 2019|Property News|

Returns for private landlords have dropped in recent years, while strong returns have instead come from investing in corporate residential landlords, according new research by BondMason. The property investment specialist has created a new index to help private landlords and investors benchmark the performance of their residential property investments, which makes compelling...

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Rents rise as tenant fees ban looms

By |2019-04-18T10:02:58+00:00April 18th, 2019|Property News|

Private rental prices paid by tenants in the UK increased by 1.2% in the 12 months to March 2019, up from 1.1% a month earlier, according to the data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In England, private rental prices grew by 1.2%, Wales experienced growth of 1.1%, while in...

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When can you achieve the highest number of enquiries for rental listings?

By |2019-04-18T10:02:57+00:00April 18th, 2019|Property News|

Buy-to-let landlords and letting agents will find that they will typically achieve the highest number of leads during weekday evenings, with the level of tenant enquiries typically peaking at 8pm on Monday, according to Zoopla, the owner of multiple leading property-related website, software and data brand. When it comes to the peak hours...

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Paragon updates its buy-to-let mortgage range

By |2019-04-18T10:02:57+00:00April 18th, 2019|Property News|

Paragon has refreshed its buy-to-let mortgage range for portfolio and non-portfolio landlords, with products including mortgages with no product fee, no application fee, free mortgage valuation and up to £400 cashback. There are mortgage options available for individuals, limited companies and limited liability partnerships. The refreshed range includes a choice of two-...

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