The London conundrum: higher salaries versus increased living costs

The London conundrum: higher salaries versus increased living costs

Living in London is a prospect that has always polarised opinion. To some, it is the opportunity to dwell in one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world, with a wealth of employment, cult [...]

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29-March-18 General Lettings 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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28-March-18 General Lettings News
Landlords body backs higher energy-efficiency standards

Landlords body backs higher energy-efficiency standards

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has backed a call made by representatives from across the property and construction sectors for the government to implement tighter environmental standards.&nb [...]

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28-March-18 General Lettings News
New PRS scheme planned for Sheffield

New PRS scheme planned for Sheffield

A planning application has been submitted for a new private rental sector (PRS) development in Sheffield.Mace is seeking to build a mixed-use scheme near the city centre that will combine rental accom [...]

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27-March-18 General Lettings News
NLA wins best trade association award again

NLA wins best trade association award again

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has been voted the rental sector's best trade association in Britain for the second year running.It secured the 2018 Property Wire Award ahead of competiti [...]

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27-March-18 General Lettings News
Mary Barbour law set for consultation

Mary Barbour law set for consultation

The Scottish government is to launch a consultation on the imposition of a 'Mary Barbour law', which would establish new mechanisms to control rents. Mary Barbour was a famous 'Red Cl [...]

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27-March-18 General Lettings News
Slowcoach planners face government action

Slowcoach planners face government action

The government has revealed what steps it is taking to deal with 15 local authorities in England that have been dragging their feet over producing  plans for housing in their area.Local plans are [...]

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26-March-18 Legal News
Deposit cap 'a rent cheats' charter'

Deposit cap 'a rent cheats' charter'

New plans to set a cap on the level of deposit new tenants have to pay is a cheats' charter, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has said. The government's Draft Tenant Fees Bill [...]

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23-March-18 Legal News
High-speed rail - a fast track to boosting Manchester as a property hotspot

High-speed rail - a fast track to boosting Manchester as a property hotspot

Manchester is already a property hotspot, with much of the current debate about the city's future centring on just how much further it will develop. That discussion has many aspects; one is a [...]

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23-March-18 General Lettings News
Government to crackdown on overcrowding in rented homes

Government to crackdown on overcrowding in rented homes

The government has announced new legislation aimed at curbing overcrowding in private rented homes of multiple occupancy (HMOs). A range of new powers will enable councils to take enforcement act [...]

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22-March-18 Legal News