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London: No sign of supply matching rental demand, says expert

London: No sign of supply matching rental demand, says expert

The private rental market in London is set for enormous change and growth. A new report from Cluttons says that with a growing proportion of London households living in private rental accommodation, tenants will...




Falling property prices push up buy to let profits

Falling property prices push up buy to let profits

New figures suggest that “the owner-occupier market is sinking deeper into the mire”. Gross yields on buy to let property in the last three months has risen on all property types apart from semi-commercial,...




Time for all to come clean over CMP, says SAFEagent

Time for all to come clean over CMP, says SAFEagent

The membership bodies and their Client Money Protection insurers have been told that they must come clean about their policies and what they cover. Nicholas Cooper, managing director of Northwood and chair of the...




An exercise in rental arithmetic

An exercise in rental arithmetic

The private rental sector has gone through a period of rapid growth with agrowing proportion of the UK population now solely reliant on rental housing. Since 1925, successive law reforms and government policies have...




Generation Rent and the Evolution of the Private Rented Sector

Generation Rent and the Evolution of the Private Rented Sector

The evolution of the Private Rented Sector is upon us as buy to let renters of the last decade are starting families and the average UK first time buyer is now 37 years old...




Custodial DPS to launch insurance-backed scheme

Custodial DPS to launch insurance-backed scheme

The Deposit Protection Service has today announced that it has been granted approval by the UK government to run an insurance-based deposit protection scheme in England and Wales. The new scheme will run alongside...




Landlords ‘should always use a lettings agent’

Landlords ‘should always use a lettings agent’

Landlords have been advised to use a lettings agent to manage their properties – but is it always necessary? Julie Twist, managing director at Julie Twist Properties, acknowledged that she is “bound to say”...




High rents are ‘holding back Britain’s economic recovery’

High rents are ‘holding back Britain’s economic recovery’

High private rents are holding back Britain’s economic recovery, a policy maker at Shelter has argued. Peter Jefferys, who has also worked for the Labour party, said that there is evidence that high rent...




Tenant demand keeps rising – Paragon

Tenant demand keeps rising – Paragon

Demand for rental property is stable or growing across the UK. According to the latest Private Rental Sector Trends research from specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages, 91% of landlords said they thought that demand...




Green Deal Legal Framework is in place

Green Deal Legal Framework is in place

Since 1 October 2012 authorised Green Deal assessors and providers can offer ‘whole house’ property assessments and discuss packages of improvements with householders. From 28 January 2013 Green Deal finance plans may be agreed....