Loneliness concern may lead to more communal living

Loneliness concern may lead to more communal living

For the majority of people, living surrounded by loved ones is a desirable situation, but the reality of modern life is different for many - and that can make a lot of people feel lonely.An Office for [...]

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10-April-18 Marketing News
Mortgage approvals still down year-on-year

Mortgage approvals still down year-on-year

The latest house price data from Halifax has revealed that, despite continued high levels of affordability, the market is fairly stagnant. House prices rose by 1.5 per cent in March to a record h [...]

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09-April-18 General Lettings News
Build to rent - a Leeds revolution?

Build to rent - a Leeds revolution?

Leeds is a city that is clearly on the up. Like Manchester, it has the prospect of HS2 to look forward to, with Northern Powerhouse Rail - effectively an HS3 - set to follow. This will ensure high-spe [...]

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06-April-18 General Lettings News
Tenants outside London 'spend over half of disposable income on rent'

Tenants outside London 'spend over half of disposable income on rent'

Rent payments consume just over half the disposable income of tenants outside London, according to a new study by Landbay. The Landbay Rental Index revealed that those living and working outside [...]

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06-April-18 General Lettings News

Rogue death trap landlord banned

A rogue landlord who has been found renting out 14 unsafe properties in Glasgow while unlicensed has been banned from renting out any more homes by the city council. Harpal Singh was caught letti [...]

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05-April-18 General Lettings News
Favourite homes for burglars revealed in survey

Favourite homes for burglars revealed in survey

Conscientious landlords and letting agents will always be keen to ensure their properties are as secure as they can be, giving those they let to peace of mind when it comes to their safety and that of [...]

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05-April-18 General Lettings News
Young people now able to get housing help in Universal Credit U-turn

Young people now able to get housing help in Universal Credit U-turn

In the last 12 months, landlords prepared to rent out properties to those on benefits have been restricted when it comes to those aged between 18 and 21. The government stopped these youngsters claimi [...]

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04-April-18 General Lettings News
Rural renters may target 'happy' hotspots

Rural renters may target 'happy' hotspots

For a range of reasons, a home in the city is more likely to be rented than out in the country. While urban dwellers include more young professionals and students finding their way in their late teens [...]

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03-April-18 Marketing News
Survey reveals rent increase gulf between London and the rest of Britain

Survey reveals rent increase gulf between London and the rest of Britain

A survey of rental trends in Britain over the past decade has shown how much the rising cost of renting in London has outstripped the rest of the UK. The Rightmove study found that rents for a ty [...]

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29-March-18 General Lettings News
Government inspector casts doubt on 'Right to Rent'

Government inspector casts doubt on 'Right to Rent'

A government inspector has cast serious doubt on the value and effectiveness of the Right to Rent policy, which places a legal duty on landlords to carry out background checks to assess if a tenant ha [...]

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29-March-18 General Lettings News