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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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Rogue agent who defrauded landlords of £50,000 “can only repay £3,000”

Friday 6th March 2015

A Suffolk letting agent who stole £50,000 from landlords has claimed he can only afford to repay £3,000. Roy Jackson, 39, from Ipswich was jailed for 20 months in November last year after a fraud which the prosecution valued at £68,000 but Jackson’s solicitor claimed was about £50,000...


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MP blames landlords for anti-social tenants

Friday 6th March 2015

Nick de Bois, MP for Enfield North,  has tabled a ten-minute rule bill in the Houses of Commons in a bid to change the law to allow the housing ombudsman to intervene between neighbours and landlords...


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Outcome of election could spark emigration for tenth of homeowners

Wednesday 4th March 2015

One in ten people would consider moving abroad if they were unhappy with the results of the forthcoming general election.    Unsurprisingly, the survey of 1,000 homeowners carried out by reallymoving...


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First-time buyer deposits at 18 month high

Wednesday 4th March 2015

The average first-time buyer (FTB) deposit is now 15% higher than a year ago.   In January the average first-time buyer deposit was £29,127, a 7% increase from December and a direct result of stamp duty reforms...


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‘House price growth softening’- Nationwide

Wednesday 4th March 2015

Annual house price growth slowed for the six month in a row in February to 5.7%, according to the latest house price index from Nationwide.   The figure has fallen from 6...


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