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Could guaranteed lets for pets put landlords out of pocket? 28 February 2018

According to renting firm, Dlighted, many landlords could be left counting the cost of chewed carpets, scratched sofas and fouled flooring under Labour plans to give renters a "default right" to pets. The animal welfare plans which were announced last week saw the party promise to "consult landlords on giving tenants a default right to own pets unless there is evidence they are causing a nuisance".... Read More

What can landlords do to attract new tenants and keep them happy? 24 February 2018

Over recent months, the Government and leading housing charities have put increasing pressure on landlords to improve the quality of rental accommodation and tenancy conditions. Just a couple of weeks ago, the House of Commons had a second reading of the Private Members" Bill, which aims to raise standards of rental accommodation.... Read More

Private Landlords in England need to be prepared for increasing regulation 24 February 2018

A specialist commercial property lawyer has warned that private landlords in England need to be prepared for increasing regulation following the publication of a Government consultation. Tim Miles, a Partner with national firm Clarke Willmott LLP, says the consultation on electrical safety will have a significant impact on private landlords and the buy to let sector in England.... Read More

Top tips to secure a rental property with your pet 24 February 2018

Last week Jeremy Corbyn unveiled a draft animal welfare policy, which included plans from Labour to make it mandatory for tenants to be allowed to keep pets in rental properties. However, property management franchise Belvoir, which has over 300 High Street offices, has many landlords who already support this initiative, and has some top tips to help tenants secure a rental property with their pets.... Read More

Average UK rents hit record high 14 February 2018

New figures from Landbay have revealed the average cost of renting a home is now rising across every UK region for the first time in almost two years. Rents grew by an average of 0.07% in January, marking what is expected to be the start of a year of sustained rental growth for the UK.... Read More

One in three can`t afford to fix dangerous home faults 13 February 2018

New research from CORGI HomePlan has revaled that 57% of Brits admit that there are things in their homes that need repairing that they can"t afford to fix. According to the report, these range from broken toilets and radiators, to dodgy light fittings, plug sockets and even wiring.... Read More

First time buyers up 7.4% during 2017 13 February 2018

The latest data released from UK Finance this morning has revealed a dramatic surge in the number of people taking their first step on to the property ladder. According to the report, during 2017 there were 365,000 first-time buyers, the highest volume for 11 years which equates to an annual increase of 7.... Read More

Are government policies going to affect rent prices? 25 January 2018

Dorian Gonsalves, CEO of Belvoir, warns that government interference in the rental sector is likely to result in a rise in rents throughout 2018 and into 2019. Dorian had this to say: "As 2018 progresses, landlords and tenants will find themselves shouldered with an extra burden of cost due to continued government interference in the rental market, which includes a decision to ban tenant fees and the implementation of punitive tax changes.... Read More

Warnings that changes to affordable housing rules would threaten SME developers 25 January 2018

Land broker Aston Mead Land & Planning says a change to the rules on affordable housing for smaller sites would have a devastating effect on the very business the Government is trying to support. As the law stands, developments of 10 homes or fewer are excluded from the requirement to provide or contribute to affordable housing provision.... Read More

Almost 1m millenials continue to struggle with rental deposits 20 January 2018

New research suggests that almost a million millennials have been priced out of renting a property – with the cost of tenancy deposits and poor credit scores to blame. Figures from one credit report provider suggests 700,000 18 to 34-year-olds are stuck living at home with their parents because they are unable to save the average £970 needed for a tenancy deposit, and because landlords are refusing to rent to tenants with unclear credit histories.... Read More

Housing demand rises 9% says Rightmove 20 January 2018

The latest report from Rightmove has revealed a busy start to 2018. According to the site, visits are up by over 9% so far in January when compared to same period last year. The stats revealed that the average price of property coming to market is up 0.... Read More

Homemovers at highest level in 10 years 20 January 2018

The latest data and analysis from Lloyds Bank has revealed that the UK is on the move. According to the figures, the number of people moving home is at its highest level since 2007. Lloyds found that the number of homemovers - current homeowners moving house - across the UK increased by 2% to an estimated 370,300 in the past year.... Read More