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Government thinks Brexit more important than tenants, says Labour

By |2020-09-21T10:03:09+00:00September 21st, 2020|Company News|

Labour’s housing spokeswoman has accused the government of wasting the last four weeks before the eviction ban ended by putting its enthusiasm for Brexit above the interests of private renters. Thangam Debbonaire, the shadow housing minister, issued a statement over the weekend making a last ditch call for a further extension...

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New regulations for post-ban evictions set out by government

By |2020-09-21T10:03:19+00:00September 21st, 2020|Company News|

The government has set out confirmation of the new regulations and protocols that agents and landlords will have to follow if they wish to restart or request a possession hearing and evict a tenant. This came over the weekend in the form of guidance notes from the Master of the Rolls,...

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Pro-ban activists stage direct action boot camps to resist evictions

By |2020-09-21T10:03:16+00:00September 21st, 2020|Company News|

One of the most outspoken campaign groups against the end of the eviction ban has staged a series of so-called ‘boot camps’ to show tenants how to resist being removed from their homes. ACORN, based in Bristol but with branches in a small number of large cities across the UK, held...

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Investors – should you consider Hounslow?

By |2020-09-21T10:03:41+00:00September 21st, 2020|Company News|

It’s strategically located for easy access to London Heathrow Terminals, is close to a number of the stations on the incoming Elizabeth Line and sits nearby to Twickenham Stadium and a wide range of impressive green space, but until now Hounslow has gone under the radar as an investment or...

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Citizens Advice claims “concern building” over renter homelessness

By |2020-09-21T10:03:13+00:00September 21st, 2020|Company News|

The Citizens Advice charity claims that new figures suggest concern is building amongst renters about the possibility of losing their home.  It says the number of people seeking help from the charity about issues to do with private rented properties increased by 43 per cent between summer 2020 - covering June...

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Students flock to London lettings market despite Covid-19 woes

By |2020-09-21T10:03:44+00:00September 21st, 2020|Company News|

Overseas and domestic students have returned to the London lettings market in full force this month, accounting for 25% of all tenants currently registering with Dexters’ 12 prime central London (PCL) offices. The survey conducted by the London estate agent found that the five most popular locations for students to live...

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BTL landlords ‘can start to take action’ following end of the evictions ban

By |2020-09-21T10:03:24+00:00September 21st, 2020|Company News|

The six-month tenant eviction ban, which finally ended yesterday, has helped renters that are suffering financial difficulty, but it has also left landlords powerless to take action against renters committing domestic abuse or making the lives of fellow tenants or neighbours a misery. Cases where tenants who are committing anti-social behaviour...

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Letting market activity slows in August

By |2020-09-21T10:03:28+00:00September 21st, 2020|Company News|

There was a sharp drop in letting market activity in August, according to the latest figures from the Agency Express Property Activity Index.  National month-on-month figures show that properties ‘to let’ fell 16.5% and properties ‘let’ dropped 16.2%.  The fall in activity had been anticipated, but looking back over the index’s archive...

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Development: last phase of The Silk District and new approach to later living

By |2020-09-21T10:03:54+00:00September 21st, 2020|Company News|

Despite the many challenges posed by Covid, new housing schemes, developments and initiatives continue unabated. Here, Property Investor Today explores the latest development news, from a vibrant new scheme in Whitechapel to Legal & General’s latest foray into the later living sector. Final phase of East London development launched It’s been revealed that...

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Agents can help landlords ‘reduce the need for evictions caused by rent arrears’

By |2020-09-21T10:03:36+00:00September 21st, 2020|Company News|

With courts now prepared to hear rental property repossession cases again following the end of the ban on evictions, there will inevitably be an increase in notice periods issued by landlords, but it is important that the new rules are well understood, and that is where letting agents could potentially...

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