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Mortgages: Mortgage Rates stability about to end, that’s according to Property Master, the online broker’s latest research. Research out today (Wednesday, May 8) from online mortgage broker, Property Master,...
House Prices: As a result of the continuing uncertainty that pervades Brexit, the UK’s biggest mortgage lender, Halifax, has stated that house prices across the country will continue to be ‘subdued’. The area noted to be most...
Fire Safety: The effectiveness of having working smoke alarms was shown just how vital it is to the residents’ safety in a house fire incident. This was in a rental...
Inflation: With inflation at a two-year low, now running just above the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target, relief for tenants is tempered by the spread of rent increases across the south.
HMO: New health and safety and licensing rules for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) will hit landlords’ businesses from the 1st of October, just a few weeks away as this article is published. Private landlords renting out homes with five or...
Section 21: London Assembly Members yesterday voted almost unanimously to petition the Mayor of London to back a campaign, instigated by campaigning group “Generation Rent”, to abolish the thirty year-old no-fault Section 21 (Housing Act 1988) residential tenant eviction process. A...
Housing Report: Responding to today’s report, "The future fiscal cost of ‘Generation Rent’," (17 April 2018) from the Resolution Foundation, which suggests that up to a third of young people today could be renting homes into their retirement, David Smith,...
Buy-to-Let Remortgaging: The demand for five-year fixed deals is at a record high amongst remortgagors, that’s according to the latest (September) LMS Remortgage Report. This is the seventh month in a row that the percentage of remortgagors fixing for five-years has...
Housing Benefit: David Lawrenson writes in his LettingFocus.com blog about rogue landlords and how they no longer target the “rent capped” housing benefit tenants, but instead now go for the untraceable immigrant market. David writes, “I’m a regular subscriber to a...
Landlord Licensing: Some local authorities are introducing landlord licencing in selected areas while others are doing this across the board, across the whole borough, town or city. Mention licensing in most landlords’ company and it either strikes the fear of God...