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Articles posted in November 2016

Simple Landlords named supplier of the year

Wednesday 30 November 2016

30th November 2016

We are pleased to announce last night we were named insurance supplier of the year at the Landlord & Letting Awards 2015-16.

One in five new landlords face four-month wait for tenants

Tuesday 29 November 2016

29th November 2016

Would-be landlords should take time to weigh up the financial risks as new data shows one in five have to wait more than four months before signing up their first tenants, a report claims. 

A lesson on letting fees from Scotland

Friday 25 November 2016

25th November 2016

Depending on who you ask letting fees can range from £200 to £700. Now banned in England, the market awaits the reaction of letting agents and landlords and the effect on landlords.

Office and shop conversions drive surge in housing stock

Wednesday 23 November 2016

23rd November 2016

Soaring numbers of office and shop conversions into flats are driving a surge in England’s housing stock, new figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) reveal.

Most renters won't buy in the next five years

Tuesday 22 November 2016

22nd November 2016

A labour backed report this week revealed that two out of three renters believe they are unlikely to buy a home in the next five years.

Changes ahead for landlords paying tax

Monday 21 November 2016

21st November 2016

The Government has moved to reassure landlords about changes to taxation system after the proposed scheme led to huge swathes of opposition.

Average London house price to hit £1million by 2032

Wednesday 16 November 2016

16th November 2016​

Average house prices in a third of London’s boroughs will hit the £1million mark by 2032, new research suggests, as experts tip the up-and-coming areas set to boom. 

Landlords repossessions fall by a fifth in two years

Tuesday 15 November 2016

15th November 2016

Landlord repossessions have fallen by a fifth in the last two years but the time it takes to carry them out has risen, new data from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) shows. 

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