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Legislation and technology is giving more power to tenants

Monday 6th November 2017

As the letting fees ban looms ahead, it is clear that however it plays out we are seeing more and more power being given to tenants, at a time when the private rented sector as a whole is changing...


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Residents in high rise blocks let down by ‘confused’ guidance on fire safety

Monday 6th November 2017

People living in high rise tower blocks across the UK are being let down by a system in which it is hard to hold to account a single person or organisation for fire safety measures...


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Four landlords collectively fined over £200k for unlicensed properties

Friday 3rd November 2017

Four landlords in Gainsborough have been heavily penalised after failing to comply with West Lindsey District Council’s selective licensing scheme...


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Ban on letting fees must not leave any exploitable loopholes, say Lib Dems

Friday 3rd November 2017

The government’s decision to introduce a draft bill to parliament this week to ban letting agents and landlords from charging introductory fees to tenants across England has been warmly welcomed by the Liberal Democrats...


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Buy-to-let investing to ‘fall most dramatically’ - Savills

Friday 3rd November 2017

The number of properties acquired by buy-to-let investors using a mortgage will plummet by more than a quarter over the next five years, according to Savills...


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Interest rate rise could push up the cost of renting

Friday 3rd November 2017

The Bank of England’s decision to increase interest rates yesterday could lead to rents rising across the country as some landlords pass on the extra costs to their tenants...


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Foundation Home Loans expands BTL range

Thursday 2nd November 2017

A new set of products has been introduced by Foundation Home Loans across its entire buy-to-let range, in order to offer greater choice to both non portfolio and portfolio landlords...


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Landlords and letting agents urged to sign mandatory inventories petition

Thursday 2nd November 2017

A new petition has been launched calling for independent inventory reporting to become a compulsory requirement. The petition, which has been created by the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC), aims to encourage the government to consider the benefits of mandatory inventory reporting as part of its plans to increase regulation of the Private Rented Sector...


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Rental deposits to be capped at six weeks rent

Thursday 2nd November 2017

The security deposits that tenants leave with landlords or their letting agents will be capped at no more than six weeks rent instead of four, as previously proposed by the government, it was announced yesterday...


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Generation Rent hit by rising house prices

Thursday 2nd November 2017

The annual rate of house price growth increased to 2.5% in October, according to the latest figures, pushing homes further out of the reach of aspiring homebuyers already squeezed by rising inflation...


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