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Tax changes will affect more than half of landlords

A survey of property investors and landlords conducted by Mortgages for Business has found that 60% of participants believe they will be affected by incoming changes to mortgage interest tax relief and tightened buy-to-let lending checks......

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Renting families want longer tenancies, says charity

Equivalent to 1.5 million family households currently living in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) would like a longer tenancy agreement, according to Citizens Advice......

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Average UK house price rises above London's for the first time since 2008

For the first time in eight years, house prices in the capital grew slower than the national average in 2016......

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Industry body calls on councils to protect tenants from rogue landlords

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has called on councils across the UK to up their games in order to protect tenants from the minority of landlords who are providing poor, sub-standard accommodation......

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Landlords ‘continuing to see strong yields and increasing rents’

The private rental market is still holding strong, despite ongoing pressures elsewhere in the British economy, according to Adrian Gill, director of Your Move......

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Think-tank claims many more private renters than previously thought

The Resolution Foundation, a think tank, claims that home ownership is far lower than is widely believed to be the case in the UK - and as a result, the private rental sector is much larger than previously thought to be the case......

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Rents set to rise as demand will outstrip supply in 2017

The substantial imbalance between supply and demand is likely to persist, maintaining upward pressure on rental prices in 2017, according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA)......

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"London's period of outperformance drawing to a close"

The chief economist at Nationwide says there are signs that the period of domination for London’s housing market - which for many years has outperformed the rest of the UK - is now drawing to a close......

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Want to lobby Phillip Hammond? Here's how you do it...

The government has published a new set of guidelines for organisations, companies and individuals to lobby the Treasury ahead of the next Budget on March 8 - likely to be the focus of many in the lettings sector after the raft of recent legislation concerning buy to let......

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Surprise, surprise - new-build homes are actually getting larger

After years of surveys suggesting the UK’s new-build homes were getting smaller, and may even be the smallest in much of Europe, a new report suggest the trend is now moving in the opposite direction......

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Average rent hits £830 pcm in England and Wales

The average rental property was let for £830 a month in November according to Your Move - that means the average rents have risen 3......

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'How about a list of rogue tenants?' asks leading journalist

A leading personal finance journalist - and a former editor of Landlord Today - has used the columns of right wing political publication The Spectator to call for a ‘name and shame’ register of so-called rogue private sector tenants......

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Politician urges 'secret shopping' to name and shame rogue agents

One of London’s leading politicians has created guidelines to help individuals ‘secret shop’ in a bid to expose what she claims are ‘rogue letting agents......

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Revealed: what makes landlords tick

A new research study of 2,500 landlords - one of the largest ever undertaken - has provided an insight into the UK landlord population's profile, motivations and plans for the future......

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Number of 25-year old homeowners has halved in last two decades

Analysis carried out by the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed that home ownership rates among 25-year-olds have fallen by more than half in the last 20 years......

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How much can letting agents save landlords?

New research has identified just how much landlords could save each year by employing a letting agent......

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Pensioner incomes lagging behind rises in house prices

House prices have risen twice as fast as pensioner incomes since 1994/95, new research from the Equity Release Council has revealed......

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Investors ‘remain motivated’ regardless of festive period

The UK housing market is showing signs of cooling as it enters the traditionally calm period in the run-up to Christmas - as happens every year – but there are signs that some property investors are still highly active......

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House prices set to rise across major UK cities in 2017

Residential property prices across many of the UK’s largest 20 cities appear to offer plenty of room for growth in 2017, despite having already increased significantly over the past 12 months, the latest Hometrack UK cities house price index shows......

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Majority of letting agents expect rents to rise in 2017

Rents will continue to increase next year, owed in part to a reduction in housing supply in the private rented sector (PRS), as more buy-to-let landlords exit the market as a consequence of recent tax changes......

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