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Buyers say they would offer under asking price if property belonged to a smoker

Wednesday 11th March 2015

It may come as no surprise, but smoking in the home could seriously damage its selling potential. In aid of National No Smoking Day, a survey of 2,000 adults found that for 86% if a property they were interested in belonged to a heavy smoker, it would impact on their buying decision...


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First-time buyers ‘finding their feet’

Wednesday 11th March 2015

The number of first-time buyers relying on the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ for support has dropped significantly, a survey has found. Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ Annual First Time Buyers Survey reports that less than half (46%) of the nation’s first-time buyers needed help in saving for their deposit in 2014...


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Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to become the law

Thursday 12th March 2015

Landlords will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties, under new measures announced by housing minister Brandon Lewis...


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Victory for landlords regarding selective licensing

Thursday 12th March 2015

Local councils will no longer have the clout to licence landlords across a whole borough or city after housing minister Brandon Lewis announced reforms of selective licensing, restricting local decision-making powers...


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Illegal eviction landlord ordered to pay £10,000 costs and compensation

Tuesday 10th March 2015

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has successfully prosecuted a landlord who illegally evicted tenants after they complained about a foul smell and a fire hazard in their flat...


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Just 40 minutes to let Mayfair flat

Tuesday 10th March 2015

A small one-bed flat in attracted 200 enquiries within 15 minutes of being advertised for rent and a deal was agreed in just 40 minutes, according to a central London letting agent...


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Worcester to vote on additional HMO licensing

Wednesday 11th March 2015

Worcester City councillors are set to vote on whether to introduce additional licensing requirements to ensure that all HMOs in Worcester are brought up to an “acceptable standard”...


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RLA responds to BBC Panorama

Wednesday 11th March 2015

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is concerned about the misleading suggestion made in Monday evening’s Panorama that the private rental market is being deregulated...


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The Mortgage Works cuts early repayment charges

Sunday 8th March 2015

The Mortgage Works (TMW), part of the Nationwide Group, is to apply a reducing scale of early repayment charges (ERCs) to all new buy-to-let mortgages, where customers redeem their loan before the end of the deal period...


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NLA research shows tenants’ bargaining power

Monday 9th March 2015

New figures from the National Landlords Association (NLA) show that tenants are securing a larger proportion of private rented homes in the UK at below, rather than above, advertised rents...


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