Scottish letting agents code of practice goes live

Scottish letting agents code of practice goes live

A new code of practice for letting agents in Scotland has gone live, which the Scottish government has said will "empower" tenants.Under the new regime, letting agents must join an official [...]

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31-January-18 Legal News
Build-to-let schemes a key feature of Manchester construction boom

Build-to-let schemes a key feature of Manchester construction boom

Manchester is one of the busiest cities in Europe for major construction projects and the major role residential building is playing is a key factor in this, Deloitte has said. In its latest Cran [...]

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31-January-18 General Lettings News
Landlords 'not worried about higher interest rates'

Landlords 'not worried about higher interest rates'

Landlords have been deterred from seeking higher loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages by lower returns on investment in 2017, but the majority will not seek to sell up if interest rates rise, a survey has re [...]

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30-January-18 General Lettings News
Landlord body supports gas safety campaign

Landlord body supports gas safety campaign

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has thrown its weight behind a new gas safety campaign, aimed at ensuring tenants and properties are less at risk from leaks. Gas Safe has launched #do [...]

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30-January-18 Legal News
Survey shows London private rental levels well ahead of English average

Survey shows London private rental levels well ahead of English average

The level of private renting in London is higher than the rest of England by a third, the latest English Housing Survey has revealed.Whereas 30 per cent of households in London are privately rented, o [...]

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26-January-18 General Lettings News
Dealing with renters at risk

Dealing with renters at risk

There has been plenty of recent data to show that rent increases have slowed, particularly in more expensive parts of the UK. However, landlords and letting agents may need to be aware of the scale of [...]

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26-January-18 General Lettings News
RLA welcomes new product safety standards office

RLA welcomes new product safety standards office

The Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) has given a qualified welcome to news of the creation of the Office for Product Safety and Standards.Landlords, agents and tenants alike will have good [...]

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25-January-18 General Lettings News
Enforce existing laws before making new ones, NLA pleads

Enforce existing laws before making new ones, NLA pleads

The government should take steps to ensure existing laws and regulations governing the activities of landlords are enforced more effectively than is presently the case before proceeding with more legi [...]

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25-January-18 Legal News
Rental increases lag behind inflation

Rental increases lag behind inflation

The cost of renting has only increased slightly over the past year and has trailed behind both Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Retail Price Index (RPI) inflation. This is the key finding of the la [...]

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23-January-18 General Lettings News
NLA welcomes flexibility over gas safety checks

NLA welcomes flexibility over gas safety checks

The National Landlords' Association (NLA) has welcomed news that the rules governing the mandatory annual gas safety checks in rented properties are to be made more flexible. Until now, the t [...]

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22-January-18 Legal News