Property Management, Lettings & Tenancy News

One in four landlords plan on extending portfolios over next year

Around one in four landlords have their eyes on snapping up more buy-to-let properties over the next year as they look to extend their portfolios.

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Buy-to-let mortgages on the rise, CML finds

The number of buy-to-let mortgages being issued across Britain is on the rise, according to the Council for Mortgage Lenders (CML).

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Scottish landlords encouraged to register for deposit protection scheme

The Scottish government has urged landlords operating throughout the country to sign up for a compulsory deposit protection scheme.

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Shelter "scaremongering" with report on children in PRS

Letting groups have savaged a report published by Shelter which appeared to claim that children who grow up in rented accommodation are put at an immediate disadvantage.

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'Grandlords' increase by 33 per cent since 2009

The number of older people providing landlord services has increased by 33 per cent since 2009, a new report has found.

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Former housing minister calls for tougher regulation

A new ten minute rule looks set to go in front of the House of Commons today (30th) which will call for greater regulation of the lettings industry, lettingagenttoday.co.uk reports.

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Tenant loses appeal in advance rent/deposit argument

A case involving the classification of advance rent as a deposit has been thrown out at the Court of Appeal, blog.tds.gb.com reports.

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Census discovers first slide in home ownership for a Century

Home ownership has fallen for the first time in a century, the 2011 Census has found, landlordtoday.co.uk reports.

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Housing projects set for billion-pound Built to Rent fund boost

Housing Minister Mark Prisk has announced a number of housing projects forming part of the government's £1 billion Build to Rent fund, reports freshbusinessthinking.com.

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Leeds City Region announces UK's largest Green Deal opportunity

Over 12,000 homes in the Leeds City Region will be eligible for energy efficiency improvements over the next few years after 11 councils launched Britain's largest Green Deal scheme to date.

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