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Articles posted in January 2017

More than half of tenants believe they’ll never buy

Tuesday 31 January 2017

31st January 2017

New research which shows more than 50 per cent of renters now believe they will never be able to buy their own homes, may suggest a shift in attitudes towards renting and ownership. 

Two fifths of tenants plan to rent long-term

Tuesday 24 January 2017

24th January 2017

Two in five renters are not looking to buy a property and instead intend to rent long-term, a survey of 1,000 tenants carried out by the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) has found.

Rail strike action slows rental growth in South

Monday 23 January 2017

23rd January 2017

Strike action has hit the BTL market by slowing the pace of rental growth in five out of six key areas in the South over the last six months, new research shows. 

Buy-to-let landlords move north

Monday 23 January 2017

24th January 2017

Canny landlords are moving out of central London to affordable suburbs and beyond, where higher yielding BTL investments are on offer, research from the National Landlords Association (NLA) reveals.

RLA blasts £600 landlord licence bid in Nottingham

Friday 20 January 2017

20th January 2016

A bid to introduce licenses for landlords to prove they and their properties meet certain standards, will punish honest people while criminals carry on, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) says.

The buy-to-let jargon buster

Thursday 19 January 2017

19th January  2017

So, you want to be a landlord? It’s a common investment choice – with about two million private landlords renting out somewhere in the region of five million properties across the UK – so you’re in good company.

31 deported under right to rent scheme

Friday 13 January 2017

13th January 2017

Only 31 illegal immigrants have been deported and 75 landlords fined under tough new right to rent rules, sparking fears that landlords could be criminalised.

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