Property Management, Lettings & Tenancy News

Rental yields increase as demand remains high

Rental yields for landlords have increased across the country, new research suggests. In its new 'Private Sector Trends Survey', buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages found that landlords have seen larger rental yields as a direct result of heightened tenant demand, yourmortgage.co.uk reports.

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Average tenancy getting longer

The average tenancy could soon be increasing in length, rman.co.uk reports. A strong lettings market has recently been further boosted by a stagnating sales sector, meaning that more Brits head into the private rental sector as they find mortgages unattainable.

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Landlords failing to keep up with the law

As many as one in ten tenants could be renting a property without a proper tenancy agreement, a study has claimed.

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Complaints about rental deposits up 80 per cent in two years

Complaints from tenants surrounding their rental deposit are on the rise, according to Shelter.

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Third of people snoop at others' property online

A third of the nation has admitted to snooping on another person's property online, according to a new poll.

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Void periods to serve as property improvement window, says ARLA

Buy-to-let landlords should use void periods to make improvements on their properties, according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).

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London rent is 82 per cent more than UK average

While the average UK rent has dropped over the last three months, renting in London costs 82 per cent more than any other British location, according to latest figures.

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Housing market stagnates as homes take longer to sell

Reduced lending and declining consumer confidence has resulted in a stagnation of the housing market, property experts claim.

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Small increase signals house prices 'stable'

House prices has risen again in May, albeit modestly, dailymail.co.uk reports.

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Tenants in London face inflated lettings fees

Tenants in London are allegedly being ripped off by some estate agents who are imposing inflated or unexplained fees, an investigation by financial website This Is Money found.

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