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Census 2011: the facts about the housing crisis

Census 2011: the facts about the housing crisis

Renting is up and home ownership is down – but what else can housing professionals learn from the latest census release? The rise of Generation Rent was finally quantified this week, when release of...




Optimising your Rightmove Adverts

Optimising your Rightmove Adverts

Knowing that over 95% of people view properties online (with the majority using Rightmove),you may be interested in tips on optimising your Rightmove adverts. The secret is understanding Rightmove’s marketing analysis tools. Each agent...




Four out of 10 landlords plan to increase rents in 2013

Four out of 10 landlords plan to increase rents in 2013

With landlords looking to increase the size of their portfolios there is a greater opportunity for letting agents to expand their business.  Cloud based software allows you to scale seamlessly as your business grows. One...




ARLA calling for urgent regulation of the private rented sector

ARLA calling for urgent regulation of the private rented sector

The Association of Residential Letting Agents is calling for urgent regulation of the sector after a surge in private rental sector tenants were reported in the latest census. Alongside reports of a drop in...




Rightmove and LSL clash as to direction of rents

Rightmove and LSL clash as to direction of rents

Four in ten landlords plan to increase rents next year, with 10% planning rises of more than 5%. But the findings, by LSL, flatly contradict a Rightmove survey reported on this site last week....




Ireland: Rent hikes loom as investors hit hard

Ireland: Rent hikes loom as investors hit hard

RENTS are predicted to rise again as some property investors suffered a triple whammy in the Budget. The measures may force more landlords to sell off properties, and the drop in supply may add...




UK property industry responds to Osborne’s Autumn Statement

UK property industry responds to Osborne’s Autumn Statement

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered the Autumn Statement to UK Parliament today. The plan is “focussed on reducing the deficit, restoring stability, rebalancing the economy and equipping the UK to compete...




Young couples and families are top tenant types

Young couples and families are top tenant types

Young couples and families are the most prolific tenant type for landlords and terraced properties is the preferred rental property, cresearch commissioned by Paragon Mortgages reveals. The BDRC Continental Landlord Panel research reported the...




Tax relief on investment properties

Tax relief on investment properties

“If I’m buying a buy-to-let property that needs about £4,000 putting into it to make it rentable, can I get tax relief before renting it out? Things like new double glazing to replace broken...




Has the time arrived to clean up the property industry’s “Wild West”?

Has the time arrived to clean up the property industry’s “Wild West”?

This month has seen numerous calls for regulation of the lettings industry.  It was only this time last year that the Government steered away from regulating letting agents and landlords, and pledged to avoid ‘unnecessary’...