Govt adopts 'renewed focus' on housing

Govt adopts 'renewed focus' on housing

The government has claimed that it is renewing its focus on the housing market, with a new minister appointed as part of prime minister Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle.Sajid Javid has been appoint [...]

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09-January-18 General Lettings News
House price growth slows at end of 2017

House price growth slows at end of 2017

?UK house prices ended 2017 with a slight slowdown in growth, the latest figures have shown.Halifax said the year-on-year increase in prices during the final quarter of the year was 2.7 per cent. Howe [...]

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08-January-18 General Lettings News
Average rents up 0.56% in 2017

Average rents up 0.56% in 2017

The UK witnessed a marginal increase to average monthly rents in 2017, which rose by 0.56 per cent to £1,196, according to the latest rental price index by Landbay.In terms of individual countri [...]

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05-January-18 General Lettings News
Adapting homes for older people 'could be positive for landlords'

Adapting homes for older people 'could be positive for landlords'

Making private sector accommodation suitable for older people could be very positive for landlords, the housing minister has suggested.According to Alok Sharma, more older people than ever are living [...]

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05-January-18 General Lettings News
What will 2018 bring for the housing market?

What will 2018 bring for the housing market?

As a new year begins, letting agents and landlords will be looking forward and anticipating how the private rental sector, and the housing market as a whole, could evolve in 2018.From regulatory chang [...]

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05-January-18 General Lettings News
Government unveils new standards for private rented sector

Government unveils new standards for private rented sector

The government is to introduce new regulations and licensing requirements to boost standards for private sector tenants.Under the new system, landlords renting properties in England occupied by at lea [...]

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04-January-18 General Lettings News
New survey shows average rents remain stable

New survey shows average rents remain stable

The average rent in England remained largely stable during the third quarter of 2017, according to new figures from a national index compiled by rental franchise Belvoir.   According to the firm, [...]

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03-January-18 General Lettings News
Cheltenham records biggest UK house price rise

Cheltenham records biggest UK house price rise

Cheltenham in Gloucestershire recorded the UK's biggest increase in house prices during 2017, new data has shown.   Research compiled by Halifax from its own data found that the town saw the [...]

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02-January-18 General Lettings News
Stand by for new fire regulations

Stand by for new fire regulations

The Grenfell Tower disaster was an incident that shocked a nation; coming so soon after two major terrorist incidents, it provided another jolt, so much so that it even prompted the Queen to speak of [...]

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22-December-17 General Lettings News
London register to sort good landlords and agents from bad

London register to sort good landlords and agents from bad

There is nothing worse for letting agents and landlords who carry out their business diligently, honestly and fairly than those whose rogue actions damage the reputation of the rental sector, but a ne [...]

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21-December-17 General Lettings News