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Landlords urged to fight rising energy prices

Landlords urged to fight rising energy prices

A body representing private landlords has urged its members to take advantage of government schemes to improve energy efficiency to counteract hikes in fuel prices.   The National Landlords Association said landlords should seek...




Tackling rogue landlords: is better education the answer?

Tackling rogue landlords: is better education the answer?

Buy-to-let and ‘reluctant’ landlords are ignorant of the rules and responsibilities of letting Last year Shelter published the results of research into problems with theprivate rented sector (PRS), focusing on the condition of properties and...




Buy-to-letwatch

Buy-to-letwatch

Christmas is fast approaching and if you’re like me you’ll be wondering where the year has gone, and what new exciting gifts you can buy your loved ones. If lenders are feeling festive and...




London: No sign of supply matching rental demand, says expert

London: No sign of supply matching rental demand, says expert

The private rental market in London is set for enormous change and growth. A new report from Cluttons says that with a growing proportion of London households living in private rental accommodation, tenants will...




Falling property prices push up buy to let profits

Falling property prices push up buy to let profits

New figures suggest that “the owner-occupier market is sinking deeper into the mire”. Gross yields on buy to let property in the last three months has risen on all property types apart from semi-commercial,...




Time for all to come clean over CMP, says SAFEagent

Time for all to come clean over CMP, says SAFEagent

The membership bodies and their Client Money Protection insurers have been told that they must come clean about their policies and what they cover. Nicholas Cooper, managing director of Northwood and chair of the...




An exercise in rental arithmetic

An exercise in rental arithmetic

The private rental sector has gone through a period of rapid growth with agrowing proportion of the UK population now solely reliant on rental housing. Since 1925, successive law reforms and government policies have...




Generation Rent and the Evolution of the Private Rented Sector

Generation Rent and the Evolution of the Private Rented Sector

The evolution of the Private Rented Sector is upon us as buy to let renters of the last decade are starting families and the average UK first time buyer is now 37 years old...




Custodial DPS to launch insurance-backed scheme

Custodial DPS to launch insurance-backed scheme

The Deposit Protection Service has today announced that it has been granted approval by the UK government to run an insurance-based deposit protection scheme in England and Wales. The new scheme will run alongside...




Landlords ‘should always use a lettings agent’

Landlords ‘should always use a lettings agent’

Landlords have been advised to use a lettings agent to manage their properties – but is it always necessary? Julie Twist, managing director at Julie Twist Properties, acknowledged that she is “bound to say”...