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Homeowners see finances improve as tenants in the private rental sector saw a sharp deterioration in their budgets

Homeowners see finances improve as tenants in the private rental sector saw a sharp deterioration in their budgets

Homeowners reported improvements to their finances in January – as tenants in the private rental sector saw a sharp deterioration in their budgets, research found. Nearly four in 10 (39%) Britons believe their finances...




No let up for Northern renters – prices up

No let up for Northern renters – prices up

The gap between North and South is closing – but only in terms of rent, as prices rise in the North. Yorkshire and Humber had the highest rental price increase last year, jumping 12...




What Should You Look For When Buying A Buy To Let Property

What Should You Look For When Buying A Buy To Let Property

The buy-to-let phenomenon was highly profitable for many British property-owners until the credit crunch of 2007. Almost overnight, sound investments became millstones around the neck of over-ambitious investors, and many were forced to part...




Buy to Let booming in London and South East

Buy to Let booming in London and South East

The buy to let market has been identified by experts to be a booming market, with up to 40% of purchases in the South-East being buy to let. Lee Watts, KFH’s Managing Director: “The buy...




Clampdown on Scottish agents having huge effect on industry

Clampdown on Scottish agents having huge effect on industry

A senior figure in the Scottish lettings industry has warned his colleagues in England what they might have to expect if there is blanket licensing, and lettings agents fees are banned.




New rules start for advertising private rented homes

New rules start for advertising private rented homes

Private landlords and letting agents must follow new rules about publishing energy ratings on advertising for rented homes. From January 9, 2013, all advertising in online or print should include the rented home’s rating...




Have your say in the Government inquiry into the private rented sector

Have your say in the Government inquiry into the private rented sector

A quick reminder that the Government is conducting an inquiry into the private rented sector – and in view of the various lobbying attempts now under way, it seems important that letting agents in...




Landlords could be Liable for Tenants Water Charges

Landlords could be Liable for Tenants Water Charges

Landlords could be billed for their tenant’s water rates arrears if they fail to advise the utility company of the tenant’s details. This is the outcome of recent changes to the law. Up until...




Tenancy Deposit Protection Deadline for Scottish Landlords

Tenancy Deposit Protection Deadline for Scottish Landlords

Do you let out a property in Scotland? The deadline for protecting your tenancy deposits is Tuesday the 13th of November 2012. Not only must you be registered with the appropriate local authority and transfer existing...