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Smoke and Carbon Alarm Testing

Smoke and Carbon Alarm Testing

From October 1 landlords in England will be required to install smoke detectors on every floor of their property where someone is living or partially living as well as install Carbon Monoxide alarms in any...




New Section 21 regulations to come into effect on 1st October

New Section 21 regulations to come into effect on 1st October

Despite a hitch in drafting the legislation, the government has confirmed that its new Section 21 regulations will come into effect on 1st October. It is therefore likely, that from this date, at the...




Steady growth expected for PRS market

Steady growth expected for PRS market

A recent report from Paragon Mortgages indicates that steady growth can be expected in the Private Rented Sector. The analysis is based on key factors such as yields, void periods and tenant demand. The...




Only 40% of rooms available for students

Only 40% of rooms available for students

New data from SpareRoom has revealed that just 40% of rooms in existing house and flat shares in the UK’s university top 25 cities are available to students, because some landlords are unwilling to...




No plans to extend letting agent fees ban to England

No plans to extend letting agent fees ban to England

Housing minister, Brandon Lewis, has confirmed that the government has no plans to extend a ban on letting agency fees to England. Although fees are already banned in Scotland, the government has stated that...




Pace of rent rises slows but for how long?

Pace of rent rises slows but for how long?

The latest findings from the HomeLet Rental Index show that the average UK rent on new tenancies increased by 1.6 per cent in the three months to August 2015, compared to a rise of 2.2...




School catchment area high on list of priorities for house hunters

School catchment area high on list of priorities for house hunters

The proximity of a property to a school ranks highly in the wish list of would be buyers and renters in the UK. In a survey conducted by online estate agents Urban, some 95%...




Rogue letting agents should be banned from industry says ARLA

Rogue letting agents should be banned from industry says ARLA

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has told Government ministers that all letting agents should be professionally qualified, with rogue agents banned from the industry. The association also wants to see bans in...




Scottish Government launches code of practice consultation for letting agents

Scottish Government launches code of practice consultation for letting agents

A consultation period for a proposed code of practice for letting agents has been launched by the Scottish Government. Included in the proposals are requirements for letting agents to undergo training before they can...