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01/06/2016
 
New research shows that for the first time since the start of the tenant deposit schemes in 2007, more landlords and agents are being awarded 100% of the disputed amount at adjudications, than tenants (*Source: Tenant Deposit Scheme Annual Review 201... read more �
 
26/05/2016
 
Housing benefit tenants are set to lose out on private rented homes as landlords look to tenants less prone to missing rental payments, in order to minimise the impact of last year’s Budget. According to the latest research of 1097 respondents... read more �
 
26/05/2016
 
From the 1st April 2016 all domestic tenants are given the right to request energy efficiency improvements to their properties. From 1st April 2018, all private rental properties must achieve an energy efficiency rating of at least E on their Energy ... read more �
 
23/05/2016
 
With the rise of online property portals, there is now a whole new breed of letting agents out there. Online letting agents do everything a regular letting agent does, but they operate purely online. You can still contact them and deal with real peop... read more �
 
21/05/2016
 
Introduction From the 1st October 2015 regulations require smoke alarms to be installed in rented residential accommodation and carbon monoxide alarms in rooms with a solid fuel appliance. Changes are also made to the licence requirements in relatio... read more �
 
16/05/2016
 
From 1st February 2016 all new tenants in England must be given Right-to-Rent (Immigration) Checks to determine their “right-to-rent” or “right-to-reside” in the country, BEFORE they can be given a tenancy. Landlords or lettin... read more �
 
12/05/2016
 
Barclays brings back the 100% mortgage giving new hope to first time buyers (but only for the wealthy) Cashless people earning £50,000 can get three-year fixed deal at 2.99% 100% mortgages vanished in 2008 after financial crisis took hold ... read more �
 
09/05/2016
 
Over recent years, DSS tenants have been given a bad name, which has led to many landlords becoming wary of letting to them. The problem is that during the recession, landlords across the country saw more of their tenants struggling to afford their r... read more �
 
08/05/2016
 
From Friday April 1, second-home buyers and buy-to-let investors have faced a new higher rate of stamp duty when buying a property.  The extra 3pc surcharge will sit on top of the rate for the value of property that they are buyi... read more �
 
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