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Landlord are Key Market for Green Deal

Landlord are Key Market for Green Deal

Landlords are key market for ECO stallers under Green Deal, experts say: — Energy Saving Trust research shows high private rented sector demand for green measures upgrades — — Solid wall insulation is key...




Court of Appeal to decide whether rent in advance is deposit

Court of Appeal to decide whether rent in advance is deposit

The critical question of whether rent paid in advance is a tenant’s deposit is to be decided by the Court of Appeal. The case of Johnson v Old is due before the Court in March...




Landlords smarten up over EPC ratings

Landlords smarten up over EPC ratings

Landlords have smartened up their act over energy inefficient properties as fewer homes were reported as receiving an EPC rating of F or G, research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents shows. In...




Letting agent fees come under scrutiny in Commons debate

Letting agent fees come under scrutiny in Commons debate

Letting agents’ fees, criminal landlords and longer tenancies all took centre stage in a House of Commons debate yesterday. Labour MPs led by shadow housing minister Jack Dromey called for a clampdown on ‘rip...




Householders still in the dark about the Green Deal

Householders still in the dark about the Green Deal

Only 19% of consumers have heard of the flagship energy efficiency scheme As an agent or landlord are you aware of the Green Deal and are you going to invest your properties to improve...




Baroness ‘could still win her fight to get letting agents recognised in law’

Baroness ‘could still win her fight to get letting agents recognised in law’

Leading figures in the lettings industry remain confident that Baroness Hayter will continue her fight to get letting agents recognised in law as estate agents. Last week, the Government made plain that it would...




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...