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Articles posted in October 2016

Rental supply rises to 18 month high

Friday 28 October 2016

28th October​ 2016

The supply of homes up for rent hit an 18-month high during September, despite the warnings that more homes need to be built to cope with ever-increasing demand. 

Top 10 areas for buy-to-let yields dominated by northern cities

Thursday 27 October 2016

28th October 2016

Results from a number crunching website using the renatl markets data from September has revaled that areas in the north of England fared in general better than the south, claiming all but one of the top ten areas.

Letting agents face fines for not displaying fees

Thursday 27 October 2016

27th October 2016

A third of letting agents (32 per cent) in York who failed to display their fees, despite being ordered to do so by law last year, are facing potential legal action.

Metal theft menace to homes grows as scrap prices soar

Wednesday 26 October 2016

26th October 2016

Landlords should be aware of the growing threat presented by metal thieves as the total cost to the UK economy reached £770 million a year, with £1 million claims from property owners made every week. 

More houses to be let than sold in 2017

Wednesday 26 October 2016

26th October 2016

The number of homes for sale has plummeted while demand soars and experts predict next year will see more homes let than sold for the first time since the 1930s.

Landlords unfazed by Brexit and tax changes

Monday 24 October 2016

24th October 2016 

Most landlords in the UK plan to continue business as usual despite the recent raft of political changes, according to the second annual Landlord Voice survey conducted by Simple Landlords Insurance.

Rogue letting agents steal £1 million of deposits

Friday 21 October 2016

21st October 2016

More than £1 million of tenants’ deposits have been stolen by rogue letting agents so far this year, an anti-deposit campaigner has warned as he claims that otherwise honest firms could be unwittingly breaking the law. 

Tory peer calls for reversal of BTL ‘tax grab’

Thursday 20 October 2016

20th October 2016

George Osborne’s ‘tax grab’ on the BTL industry has been slammed by a Conservative peer, who is now calling on landlords to lobby their MP and reverse the damaging legislation.

The rise of the ‘parent landlords’

Thursday 20 October 2016

20th October 2016

Nearly three quarters of parents (730,000) are renting out second homes to their children as rocketing property prices keep youngsters off the property ladder. 

Customer case study: Eolanda Adriani

Wednesday 19 October 2016

19th October 2016

A Rochdale landlord would recommend Simple Landlords Insurance to other BTL investors after the ‘very good’ experience she had with her first claim.   

North-south rent divide reduces

Wednesday 19 October 2016

19th October 2016 

The divide between rents in the north and the south has closed by 4.6 per cent as rental growth slowed across the country, new research has found.

Customer case study: Sharon Hester

Friday 14 October 2016

14 October 2016

All three of Sharon Hester’s rental properties in the UK are insured with Simple Landlords Insurance (SLI) because the process of claiming is ‘easy, straightforward and hassle-free.’

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