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Scrap eviction powers and restrict landlords’ right to sell, government told

By | 2018-07-16T10:02:37+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Property News|

The pressure group Generation Rent has joined forces with other critics of the private rental sector to demand an end to Section 21 evictions and further limitations on the new three year tenancies favoured by the government. Writing in the New Statesman magazine, Generation Rent director Dan Wilson Craw says the...

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Countrywide says proportion of homes let by ‘firms’ has hit all-time high

By | 2018-07-16T10:02:38+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Property News|

Some 18 per cent of properties let in the first half of 2018 were registered in the name of a company rather than an individual - the highest proportion ever recorded by the Countrywide brand Hamptons, which publishes a monthly lettings market snapshot.  The figure is some four per cent up...

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Buy a home? No thanks, say one third of private tenants

By | 2018-07-16T10:02:39+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Property News|

A third of tenants are happy to rent long-term and have no plans to purchase a property in the future, new research reveals. The survey of 1,000 tenants found that 31 per cent do not even regard getting on the property ladder as importan, while 26 per cent state that they...

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They’re In! Second BBC Dragon invests in Airbnb/short lets firm

By | 2018-07-16T10:02:39+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Property News|

Air Agents, a London Airbnb Management company, has signed what it calls “a significant investment deal” with BBC Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Tej Lalvani. Outside of the series, Lalvani (pictured above) is chief executive of vitamin supplement company Vitabiotics. Air Agents was set up in 2015 by friends Mark Hudson and Fran Milson...

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Many BTL landlords worried their properties won’t ‘cover their own costs’

By | 2018-07-16T10:02:41+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Property News|

Bricks and mortar have provided stellar returns for many people over the past couple of decades, prompting many to rely on property, whether a main residence or buy-to-let, as their pension. Aside from creating a safe and secure way for your money to grow and for your wealth to increase, property...

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Greater regulation for Airbnb-style landlords may be needed, say MPs

By | 2018-07-16T10:02:41+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Property News|

With more Airbnb listing in this country than ever before, there is growing concern among MPs that the home sharing website and similar platforms may be putting holidaymakers at risk. Homeowners, including landlords, who let out properties via holiday rental sites such as Airbnb do not face the same regulation as...

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Best places to invest based on capital growth

By | 2018-07-16T10:02:43+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Property News|

When it comes to investing in property, it pays to know about the latest property hotspots and up-and-coming areas, not just as far as potential rental returns are concerned, but also possible capital growth. Although residential property price growth across the UK has been somewhat subdued of late, buy-to-let investors can...

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Dragons’ Den star Tej Lalvani buys stake in Air Agents

By | 2018-07-16T10:02:43+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Property News|

Dragons’ Den star Tej Lalvani has acquired a stake in London-based Airbnb property management firm, Air Agents. Lalvani, the chief executive of vitamins business Vitabiotics, is the second entrepreneur from the BBC show to buy a share in the short-let management company, after Dragon Touker Suleyman acquired a 14% stake in...

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Ashford Borough Council to adopt new powers to crackdown on rogue landlords

By | 2018-07-16T10:02:42+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Property News|

Rogue landlords in Ashford will now face fines of up to £30,000 after Ashford Borough Council voted to adopt new rules designed to improve safety for private renters by ensuring that buy-to-let landlords are meeting their legal responsibilities. The civil penalties for the worst offenders will be used as an alternative...

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Too much red tape: We reveal over 125 rental laws and regulations

By | 2018-07-13T10:03:07+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Property News|

There are now well over 125 pieces of legislation and regulations - most introduced in modern times - governing the private rental sector, according to research undertaken by Letting Agent Today. While almost any activity that has existed for hundreds of years will inevitably have a substantial body of law applying to...

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