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Don’t evict anyone during virus crisis says leading lettings expert

By |2020-08-04T10:02:53+00:00August 4th, 2020|Company News|

A senior lettings expert with almost four decades experience says evictions should not be considered during the virus crisis, irrespective of the ban ending this month. David Alexander helped set up DJ Alexander in 1982, and it describes itself as one of the largest family-run property management companies in the UK. Now he...

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Some lettings agents ignoring No DSS ruling, claims Shelter chief

By |2020-08-04T10:03:02+00:00August 4th, 2020|Company News|

The chief executive of campaigning charity Shelter claims some lettings agencies are ignoring the recent ruling that private landlords cannot discriminate against benefit claimants. Last month a court in York ruled that blanket bans on claimants are strictly forbidden, on the grounds of discrimination. It found a single mother of two had...

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‘Necessary’ licensing scheme still not agreed a full YEAR after consultation

By |2020-08-04T10:03:27+00:00August 4th, 2020|Company News|

Back in March 2019 we covered the story that Weymouth council in Dorset wanted a landlord licensing scheme for a town centre ward - now, 17 months later, the issue appears to be no nearer resolution. At the time the council told Letting Agent Today that the proposal “would aim to...

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A Virtual Office – national agency covers new patch virtually

By |2020-08-04T10:03:18+00:00August 4th, 2020|Company News|

The Leaders Romans Group says it’s opening a new virtual office in the East Midlands, with a long-standing lettings expert at the helm. The ‘office’ will cover Lincoln and is being run by Rachel Horton, who has been in the industry 15 years - over half of that time in Lincoln itself.  Previously...

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Average rent still below £1,000 pcm – but only just

By |2020-08-04T10:03:10+00:00August 4th, 2020|Company News|

The average rent in the UK has risen 1.5 per cent in just a month, but it is still a fraction under £1,000 pcm. When London is excluded the average UK rent is £808 and with the capital included it’s £965 according to insurance service HomeLet. Ten of the 12 regions monitored...

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Greater demand for new tenancies placing upward pressure on rents

By |2020-08-04T10:03:37+00:00August 4th, 2020|Company News|

Average rents across the UK increased by 1.5% in July when compared with a month earlier, the latest data and analysis from Homelet shows. The average rent across the UK now stands at £965 a month, according to the latest figures.  The rental data traditionally reveals wide regional variations across the country,...

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Strong tenant demand for unfurnished properties

By |2020-08-04T10:03:45+00:00August 4th, 2020|Company News|

A majority of tenants are looking for unfurnished homes, new research shows.  Online property management platform Howsy analysed existing rental property listings on Rightmove and Zoopla to compare the level of stock already snapped up by tenants as a proportion of all stock listed.  The study found that in 19 of 23...

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BTL mortgage demand rises as investors return to the market

By |2020-08-04T10:04:13+00:00August 4th, 2020|Company News|

There was a surge in demand for buy-to-let property in July, according to the latest data released by mortgage technology provider, Twenty7Tec.  With significantly more tenants seeking homes to rent, buy-to-let properties are currently in high demand. Affordability is a major factor forcing many people to rent with house price to earnings...

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NRLA joins forces with the Scottish Association of Landlords

By |2020-08-04T10:04:04+00:00August 4th, 2020|Company News|

Buy-to-let landlords who let properties in England, Wales and Scotland can now have joint membership of associations north and south of the border under a new partnership. The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) and Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) are teaming up to enable landlords with properties in England, Wales and Scotland...

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Landlord licensing scheme approved

By |2020-08-04T10:03:55+00:00August 4th, 2020|Company News|

Scarborough Council has approved the introduction of a compulsory selective licensing scheme in parts of Scarborough’s Weaponness and Ramshill ward.  The decision followed a consultation that took place between January and March, which showed 72% of almost 350 respondents in favour of the proposal to introduce the landlord licensing law. However,...

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