You are here... :Home/Matt Eastham

About Matt Eastham

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Matt Eastham has created 2997 blog entries.

Fees Ban, Licensing and HMOs: many agents fear they’re breaking the law

By |2019-11-15T10:02:54+00:00November 15th, 2019|Property News|

Just over a fifth of lettings agents questioned in a major industry survey are concerned that may not be complying with the Tenant Fees ban introduced in April. Some 79 per cent of agents responding to the annual Fixflo study said they were “extremely confident” they were in compliance, but 21...

Comments Off on Fees Ban, Licensing and HMOs: many agents fear they’re breaking the law

Rise in eviction delays show need for specialist court – claim

By |2019-11-15T10:02:55+00:00November 15th, 2019|Property News|

New figures just released by the government emphasise the significance of creating a specialist housing court says one of the lettings sector’s most active trade bodies. The Residential Landlords Association says buy to let owners face a growing amount of time in getting judgement on repossession cases from the courts. Official statistics show...

Comments Off on Rise in eviction delays show need for specialist court – claim

Agency that launched in 2017 in £250,000 deal to acquire independent

By |2019-11-15T10:02:57+00:00November 15th, 2019|Property News|

A lettings agency that launched just two years ago has snapped up an independent firm in the same city in a deal reported to be worth £250,000. Local media in Glasgow say Even Property in the city will double the number of managed properties on its books to 500 after buying...

Comments Off on Agency that launched in 2017 in £250,000 deal to acquire independent

Rent Controls debate: more criticism aimed at Labour’s Sadiq Khan

By |2019-11-15T10:02:56+00:00November 15th, 2019|Property News|

The appeal by Labour’s Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to be given powers to introduce rent controls have been dealt a critical blow, according to a trade body. The Residential Landlords Association claims that Office for National Statistics data published this week shows that in the 12 months to October 2019,...

Comments Off on Rent Controls debate: more criticism aimed at Labour’s Sadiq Khan

PropTech property management platform signs 25 partners for launch

By |2019-11-15T10:02:55+00:00November 15th, 2019|Property News|

The property management platform Apropos, scheduled to launch early next year, says it’s signed up 25 business partners ahead of schedule. The platform is to be operated by long-established property management firm DJ Alexander Ltd; with its partners, it now covers 70 per cent of Greater London along with 45 per...

Comments Off on PropTech property management platform signs 25 partners for launch

RLA calls for court reform as the time it takes to repossess a rental home rises

By |2019-11-15T10:02:58+00:00November 15th, 2019|Property News|

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has once again called for the introduction of a properly funded housing court to cope with proposed regulatory changes and speed up repossession cases.  The Ministry of Justice says it takes private landlords an average of 22.6 weeks from making a repossession claim to the courts...

Comments Off on RLA calls for court reform as the time it takes to repossess a rental home rises

UK rents continue to rise in October

By |2019-11-15T10:02:59+00:00November 15th, 2019|Property News|

Rents in the UK’s private rented sector increased further in October, according to the latest data.  The figures from HomeLet show that the average rent in the UK reached £953 per calendar month (pcm) in October, up 2.7% year-on-year.  When London is excluded, the average rent in the UK is now £788pcm,...

Comments Off on UK rents continue to rise in October

New York, New York – what does the Big Apple’s property market look like?

By |2019-11-15T10:03:02+00:00November 15th, 2019|Property News|

It conjures up so many images – from that Sinatra song and the Statue of Liberty, to the bright lights of Broadway, the yellow cabs, Central Park, the Rockefeller Centre and Times Square – but what is the current state of the property market in one of the world’s global...

Comments Off on New York, New York – what does the Big Apple’s property market look like?

Sharp rise in number of BTL mortgaged properties taken into possession

By |2019-11-15T10:03:01+00:00November 15th, 2019|Property News|

There was a significant increase in the number of buy-to-let mortgaged properties taken into possession in the third quarter of the year, new figures show.  Data from UK Finance reveals that 800 buy-to-let mortgaged properties were taken into possession in the quarter, an annual rise of 40%. In total, there were 4,550...

Comments Off on Sharp rise in number of BTL mortgaged properties taken into possession

Mind the gender rent gap!

By |2019-11-15T10:03:03+00:00November 15th, 2019|Property News|

One in four (27%) females are spending more than half of their salary on rent, compared with just 17% of males, according to new research by SpareRoom. The comprehensive survey – which polled 6,000 millennials – revealed that the gender pay gap has created a gender rent gap. Women earning less...

Comments Off on Mind the gender rent gap!
Load More Posts