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AIIC: “New deposit protection rules are a step in the right direction”

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) is pledging its support for new deposit protection rules coming into force this week. Under the Deregulation Act, tenancy deposits ... More...



LSE: “Rent control is not the easy answer”

Rent controls and similar policies which are thought to work well in other countries cannot be easily replicated in the UK’s private rented sector, according to ...

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Calls grow for an end to buy to let tax breaks

Debate over spending cuts and taxation is increasingly asking whether landlords should continue to receive an estimated £10 billion - or more - in so-called tax ...

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Market has lowest price reductions for five years says portal

Buyers are finding haggling over house prices increasingly difficult with the typical property currently reduced by just 6.05 per cent from its original asking rice – ...

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Bridging grows while mortgage market shrinks

Bridging lending has seen rapid growth while the mainstream mortgage market has contracted, new figures suggest. Annual gross bridging grew 35% in year to April 2015, according ...

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New Channel 5 programme exposes subletting scam

Stay tuned tomorrow evening at 9pm for the first in a six-part Channel 5 series about subletting. ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’ follows eviction specialists Landlord Action and ...

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L&G launches lifetime mortgage range

Legal & General has announced ambitious plans to become a leading provider of lifetime mortgages. The insurer has launched its own-branded Lifetime Mortgage product range, which it ...

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July is next key date for immigration checks roll-out

The National Landlords Association says next month is the next key date for the roll-out of the government’s controversial immigration checks to be conducted by landlords ...

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Deposit protection deadline just one week from today

The Deposit Protection Service is reminding letting agents and landlords that they have to act with extreme urgency over older tenancy deposits because new legislation comes ...

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House prices surge to new record

The price of property coming to market has surged to an all-time high after rising nearly £8,500 in a month. The average UK asking price leapt 3% ...

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Rents rising across the UK

Rent prices are now rising in every region of the UK, while the pace of growth in London has picked up again. This is only the third ...

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