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Articles posted in February 2018

Tenants face rents increases in 2018

Wednesday 28 February 2018

One in five tenants saw their rent increase in January thanks to a fall in the supply of rental accommodation, the latest survey of letting agents shows. 

Property Question Time - Episode 60

Thursday 22 February 2018

If your day is dragging, we've got the perfect distraction. And it's not even procrastination because it's all highly relevant to your day job!

Should the housing market have a single ombudsman?

Wednesday 21 February 2018

An eight week consultation to consider introducing a single housing ombudsman to cover the whole of the housing market has been announced by Housing Secretary Sajid Javid.

Landlords call for 'crucial' housing court

Tuesday 20 February 2018

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is calling for a dedicated Housing Court to give landlords access to justice more quickly and less expensively.

Simple Landlords Insurance awarded Feefo Trusted Service Award

Monday 19 February 2018

We’re delighted to announce that Simple Landlords Insurance has won the Feefo Trusted Service award - an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, rated by real customers.

"Confusing" Stamp Duty advice to be updated

Monday 19 February 2018

The Government is set to update its guidance on the higher rate of Stamp Duty, which has been branded so confusing that solicitors and estate agents have been caught out.

A landlord love story

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Here at Simple we’ve seen a lot of landlords in love. In fact we’ve found that around XX of landlords become landlords by accident when they move in with a partner. 

​UK property prices soared in 2017

Tuesday 13 February 2018

UK property prices rose by 5.2 per cent in the 12 months to December 2017, up from 5 per cent the previous month, taking the average value to £226,756, according to data from the Land Registry.

Love Thy Boiler

Wednesday 07 February 2018

It’s February, Valentine’s Day is looming, and we reckon it might well be time to lavish a bit of love on your boiler... 

Buy-to-let still growing despite tax hurdles

Tuesday 06 February 2018

The buy-to-let sector is still growing despite tax changes and other disincentives for investors, a new analysis of government figures by the Nationwide shows.

Landlords challenge Right to Rent policy

Tuesday 06 February 2018

A legal bid to overturn the Government’s 'controversial and unwelcome' Right to Rent immigration policy has received backing from the Residential Landlords Association (RLA).

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