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Student Landlords/Agents – When do you register a “new” deposit?

Student Landlords/Agents – When do you register a “new” deposit?

Interesting discussion on lodging deposits from Property118 I recently had to renew my membership of mydeposits. Part of this process involved sending in a copy of my client deposit account bank statement. Immediately back...




Budget boost for home ownership could affect private rented sector

Budget boost for home ownership could affect private rented sector

The Chancellor delivered new measures in the Budget aimed at boosting home ownership. Beneficiaries include the  new homes, secondhand homes and mortgage markets, plus the ‘build to rent’ sector. The wide availability of 95%...




EPC Regulations – should landlords sell band F and G rated flats?

EPC Regulations – should landlords sell band F and G rated flats?

EPC regulations are beginning to worry many landlords so I would like to raise this question; “should landlords be selling leasehold flats with a Band F & G EPC rating now?” Just in case...




Agents not yet complying with advertising ruling on displaying fees

Agents not yet complying with advertising ruling on displaying fees

Virtually no letting agents appear to be complying with the Advertising Standards ruling that they must show tenancy charges in their adverts as well as the rent. They seem to be awaiting advice from...




Two-thirds of brokers expect little from Osborne’s upcoming Budget

Two-thirds of brokers expect little from Osborne’s upcoming Budget

Two-thirds of brokers have no faith that the government will deliver the right type of new housing and mortgage initiatives in next week’s Budget. Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his Budget next Wednesday and...




Rightmove to act today over lettings adverts and fees ruling

Rightmove to act today over lettings adverts and fees ruling

Rightmove is today adding a disclaimer to all its rental adverts. The move follows last week’s bombshell ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority that Your Move – and by implication, all letting agents –...




Landlords call for tax incentives for BTL sector

Landlords call for tax incentives for BTL sector

Landlord Assist, says the housing industry can lead the UK economic recovery and is calling on the Government to boost investment in Britain’s buy-to-let sector in next week’s Budget. The nationwide tenant eviction and...




Lords’ vote on regulating letting agents just scrapes through

Lords’ vote on regulating letting agents just scrapes through

An amendment to regulate letting agents by bringing them under the scope of the Estate Agents Act only just scraped through in the House of Lords. The majority was only five, with 211 supporting...




Buy to let property investors advised to think beyond gross rental yields

Buy to let property investors advised to think beyond gross rental yields

Property investment in the wrong location can lead to low or even negative returns, according to new research which looks beyond gross rental yields. Investing in property can appear to be a very attractive...




Private Members Bill sets out to regulate private rented sector

Private Members Bill sets out to regulate private rented sector

Regulation of the lettings sector is proposed in a new Private Members’ Bill that was presented in Parliament last week. Meanwhile, yesterday in the Lords, peers voted against the Government to introduce regulation.