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Articles posted in July 2018

Growing numbers of tenants faced rent hikes in June

Tuesday 31 July 2018

The number of tenants experiencing rent increases rose to 35 per cent in June, up from 28 per cent in May according to figures from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).

We come highly commended!

Monday 30 July 2018

Simple Landlords Insurance comes highly commended – in the What Mortgage Awards 2018 for the second consecutive year.

Reforms set to protect landlords with leaseholds

Saturday 28 July 2018

Landlords who own flats in blocks under leasehold will benefit from more security of tenure and control over their own properties if proposed changes to leasehold law become a reality.

Have your say on three-year tenancies proposal

Thursday 26 July 2018

Landlords and letting agents are encouraged to take part in a consultation on three-year tenancies in the private rented sector, which closes on August 26. 

Women match men in hopes of property investment

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Women are just as likely to invest in property as men, with the prospect of renting it out remaining a popular aspiration for both genders, new research has found.

​Proportion of homes let by companies soars

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Nearly one in five (18 per cent) of properties let in the first half of 2018 were registered in the name of a company rather than an individual, new data reveals. 

Rental growth returns to London

Friday 13 July 2018

The East Midlands and the East of England led the UK's rental growth in the first half of the year while London recorded its first annual rise since 2016, the latest index data shows.

Energy efficient landlords aware of new standards

Thursday 12 July 2018

The majority of landlords are aware of the new minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) introduced in April, with 93 per cent of homes in the private rented sector estimated to be at, or above, the minimum required rating.

Landlords call for review of licence scheme

Tuesday 10 July 2018

A petition calling for a review of Nottingham city council’s newly-introduced selective licensing system has appeared on the government’s e-petition website. 

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