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  • Build to Rent is the beginning of 'rental revolution'

    Britain is on the verge of a rental revolution with around £30bn of institutional investment earmarked to build and manage homes for rent, according to a new report to be published on Monday 3 August. Read more

  • Just 8% of tenants plan to buy in 2015

    Despite making large compromises on quality, and serious cutbacks to save for a home, the proportion of tenants expecting to buy by the end of the year has halved compared to a year ago to less than 10%, according to the latest First Time Buyer Opinion Barometer from Your Move and Reeds Rains. Read more

  • Licensing scheme could lead to 'harassed' tenants

    Tenants in Harrow could end up ‘harassed and hounded’ by their landlords after the Council’s new licensing scheme will force landlords to make monthly inspections of their properties, according to the leading landlord association. Read more

  • Retirement becomes hot property for builders in H1

    More retirement homes were registered to be built in the UK in the first six months of this year than the whole of the previous year, according to new figures released by NHBC. Read more

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neil gibson
neil gibson 31 Jul 2015

I can't see why this is seen as so revolutionary. I lived in The Netherlands 25+ years ago and rented a nice, new-build house that was built/managed by an large insurance company. Long-term income from...

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Trevor Mealham INEA
Trevor Mealham INEA 24 Jul 2015

From October 2015, Letting Agents who continue to hide their fees can be fined up to £5,000 under new laws on consumer rights. This only applies to adverts in print and Letting Agents' own websites....

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Philip SmIth-Lawrence
Philip SmIth-Lawrence 22 Jun 2015

It makes sense for landlords to implement a series of energy efficiency improvements sooner rather than later so they can monitor the level of savings. Plus the sooner landlords start saving money the

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HIG LTD
HIG LTD 22 Jun 2015

When releasing funds from your property to embark on home improvements remember to take precautions when hiring the contractor to complete the works. With over 100,000 complaints to trading standards

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sian hemming-metcalfe, mapip

As part of our services we also state where the alarms are located; test for power and audible alarm and let managing agents / landlords know if alarms are not present or faulty so they can address the...

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Glen Barcadia
Glen Barcadia 08 May 2015

I totally agree re: this being a bullet dodged.... Milliband would have been looking to make a real statement had he got into power and I feel the property sector would be one which would suffer. There's...

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JaclynThorburn
JaclynThorburn 26 Mar 2015

Great idea - a one-stop-shop for investors! Looking forward to seeing it in action - well done Martin!

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Tim Wragby
Tim Wragby 25 Mar 2015

It's not just the insurance or immigration issues to worry about. Wat about the following: Mortgage providers will not be able to keep tabs on the tenancies and many may withdraw the mortgage for fear...

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Richard Tacagni
Richard Tacagni 25 Mar 2015

It's worth adding that some councils have introduced additional licensing schemes which extend licensing to a wider range of HMOs - not just the three storey ones. Make sure you know the rules in your

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CKD Galbraith
CKD Galbraith 18 Mar 2015

CKD Galbraith’s sales figures support the new data from Your Move and the assertion that house prices are indeed on the up, we have experienced a steady growth throughout 2014 which we expect to continue...

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CKD Galbraith
CKD Galbraith 18 Mar 2015

CKD Galbraith’s sales figures support the new data from Your Move and the assertion that house prices are indeed on the up, we have experienced a steady growth throughout 2014 which we expect to continue...

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cornishalan
cornishalan 23 Feb 2015

One of the biggest problems to be overcome in building more residential properties is the infrastructure: Roads, Schools, hospitals, drainage systems and utility services. In many of the areas where...

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London price drop puts the brakes on UK house price growth

The latest release from the Office of National Statistics has shown that in the year to April, the average price of a house in the UK increased by 5.5%, down from 9.6% in the year to March 2015. Read more

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