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NAEA 'manifesto' wants more regulation, less tax

The National Association of Estate Agents says more regulation for agents and more appropriate taxation across the property industry are two key demands in its ‘2015 ... More...



75% of region's student lets 'already allocated'

A report claims that over 75 per cent of HMO places for students in one region of the country is already let - well ahead of ...

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Property Redress Scheme guides on 'unfair agency fees'

The Property Redress Scheme, one of three official redress schemes for letting agencies, has set out two guidance notes for agents regarding fees. In a report issued ...

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A quarter of agents report rent hikes in January

 The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has launched the first of its new monthly Private Rented Sector Report, which tracks key market trends within the ...

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Sharp rise in 95% LTV mortgages

The number of 95% LTV mortgages has leapt by nearly a third and lenders are increasingly keen to offer loans outside the Help to Buy scheme. Mortgage ...

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Rents now more than 16% higher than five years ago

 The most recent Buy-to-Let Index from Your Move and Reeds Rains has revealed that rents are now 16.3% higher than five years ago. In the last ...

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Rotherham landlords call for judicial review

 Landlords in Rotherham have called for a judicial review of local authority plans to introduce a licensing scheme. The move echoes the recent successful legal action by ...

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New TPO codes for Scottish agents

The Property Ombudsman has launched a new version of its Codes of Practice for estate agents operating in Scotland. The new TPO Scottish Estate Agents Code come ...

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Mandatory electricity checks come in this year

The Scottish Government says all privately rented property in the country, irrespective of tenancy type, will have to abide by a new mandatory trical check regime.  Under ...

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London prices flat lining but expect a spring hike, says report

Property prices in the capital for January 2015 show no growth in comparison to those recorded a year earlier, a report has found.  The research by estate ...

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Asking prices up in every region - Rightmove

Didn’t some property analysts predict a slow start to the year because of the general election and worries about taxes? It appears no one has told ...

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