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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.




Parliament set to debate legal recognition of letting agents

Parliament set to debate legal recognition of letting agents

An amendment has been proposed that would legally classify letting agents as estate agents. It is due to be discussed today in the House of Lords. The move has been made by Baroness Hayter...




26% of landlords plan to buy HMOs

26% of landlords plan to buy HMOs

Further expansion in the buy-to-let market looks set to take place in the first half of 2013, with 55 per cent of landlords planning to increase their property portfolios over the next six months,...




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...




Buy-to-let growth driving housing market activity

Buy-to-let growth driving housing market activity

A large rise in the number of buy-to-let property valuations was the reason for a rise in activity in the housing market, according to Connells Survey & Valuation. Research by the firm found that...




Major council gets set to impose citywide licensing of all rental homes

Major council gets set to impose citywide licensing of all rental homes

A second local authority in England is set to bring in compulsory licensing of every private rental property on its territory. Liverpool City Council has launched a consultation for the introduction of a citywide...