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Council offers five-year tenancy agreements to house Syrian refugees

Friday 24th March 2017

Landlords with family size homes in East Devon are being urged to rent their properties to vulnerable Syrian refugees after East Devon District Council (EDDC) accepted families from the war-torn country...


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New Street Mortgages reduces rental cover rates to 125%

Friday 24th March 2017

New Street Mortgages has fresh buy-to-let criteria changes, including reducing its lowest rental cover rate from 145% to 125%. From next Monday, the lender will tailor rental calculations to individual circumstances, taking into account a customer’s tax rate, property location, property price and if ground rent and service charges are payable...


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Buy-to-let tycoon offers £10k purse to fight journalist

Friday 24th March 2017

The UK’s largest private landlord Fergus Wilson has called out a local journalist over a prospective fight after being insulted by the reporter. Fergus Wilson, who owns hundreds of properties in and around Kent, suggested the bout after becoming incensed by an error in a report about one of his race horses...


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Trade body fears mass sell-off of buy-to-let properties

Friday 24th March 2017

A growing number of buy-to-let landlords are planning to sell-off their properties as the government’s punitive new tax changes cause investors to quit the market, new research shows...


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Tenant referencing firm celebrates helping millionth tenant move home

Thursday 23rd March 2017

Rent4sure made history last week when they helped their one millionth tenant move property. The tenant referencing company, which now helps over 30,000 tenants a month with referencing, currently works with around 6,000 letting agents nationwide...


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Forever renters: young people increasingly giving up on home ownership

Thursday 23rd March 2017

The gap between income and house prices has sky-rocketed so much in recent years that a growing number of younger people are giving up the idea of ever owning their own home, according to a major report on attitudes to getting on the housing ladder...


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Landlords urged to allow tenants to personalise their rental properties

Thursday 23rd March 2017

Landlords should be more open-minded to tenants’ requests to make home improvements to their rental properties, according to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC)...


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Plans unveiled for major Build to Rent scheme in Bath

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

A new Build to Rent (BTR) development featuring over 170 homes will be built in Bath city centre by Legal & General, after it acquired the site for £47...


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Significantly more ‘truly affordable rented homes’ needed to reduce homelessness

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

A lack of affordable rented homes are contributing to rising levels of homelessness, according to a new report from the national homelessness charity Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)...


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Tenants spend half their pay on rent

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Rents in this country are now around half of tenants’ average take-home pay, according to a report on the state of so called Generation Rent. New research, undertaken by the University of Bristol on behalf of financial services innovator Momentum UK, has found that the average renter is now in far worse financial health than someone who owns their own home...


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