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Landlords warned not to make small insurance claims

Friday 26th August 2016

Landlords that make insurance claims could see the cost of their cover increase by as much as 20%, even if it is for a small amount, due to the loss of their no claims discount, according to Cover4LetProperty...


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Revealed: The student towns that offer the highest buy-to-let returns

Friday 26th August 2016

Buy-to-let landlords seeking high rental yields should consider buying properties to let to students in the north of England, research suggests.  Of all the universities in England, Sunderland has been identified as offering the best rental yields, with low house prices - at an average of £65,200 – and moderate average rents producing a yield of 10...


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Modular Build to Rent scheme gets underway

Friday 26th August 2016

Construction of a unique south London housing scheme has got underway in a factory in Shropshire. The modular construction by Elements Europe, a modular specialist, will see 249 homes developed for rent in Greenwich, with each module completed within seven days...


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Housebuilding continues to fall well short of demand

Friday 26th August 2016

There was a rise in the volume of housebuilding schemes started in England in the run-up to the EU referendum but the actual number of homes completed continued to fall, which suggests that the government may miss its target of building one million new homes over this parliament...


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Property licensing seminars launched in London

Thursday 25th August 2016

Property licensing seminars will be held in London to help landlords and letting agents make sense of what is required when it comes to property licensing in the capital...


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Vulnerable families being exploited by ‘rogue landlords’, BBC report claims

Thursday 25th August 2016

Vulnerable families are being exploited by ‘rogue landlords’ in the Govanhill area of Glasgow, according to a BBC Scotland investigation. The report claims that a number of people are being forced to live in substandard homes in what is the first minister’s constituency, but are too afraid to speak out...


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Buy-to-let investors are ‘better positioned to withstand market volatility’

Thursday 25th August 2016

Specialist lender OneSavings Bank was one of the biggest risers on the FTSE 250 yesterday as high demand for buy-to-let mortgages and loans saw it post above-forecast profits...


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Rents rise in most UK regions, says ONS

Thursday 25th August 2016

Rent increases for tenants across Britain continue to far outstrip inflation as demand exceeds the supply of rental stock on the market, new figures reveal...


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Buy-to-let sales slow over summer

Wednesday 24th August 2016

There was a significant drop in the number of buy-to-let property sales in July in the wake of the UK’s vote to leave the EU, according to Equifax Touchstone...


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Tenants concerned about deposit protection

Wednesday 24th August 2016

The majority of tenants are concerned that their deposit has not been placed in a tenancy protection scheme and fear that their landlord or letting agent has kept the deposit, research has revealed...


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