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Associations & Bodies

Record number of tenants secure rent reductions

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The number of people securing rent reductions rose to three percent of all tenants during August, the highest number since the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) began keeping records. “The rising…

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Housing Market

Number of property sales rise in August by 5.2%

Land Registry August

The August Land Registry figures just out reveal that the number of residential properties sold in England and Wales increased between July and August by 3,353 sales or 5.2%. This chimes with recent…

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Associations & Bodies

RICS sets standard in property measurement

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An international coalition, including RICS, has launched a property measurement standard for floor space to benefit residential property investors, developers, real estate agents, professionals and ultimately consumers. This new international measurement standard…

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Housing Market

Every eviction costs landlords £7000

The average cost to a landlord of their tenant being advised to ignore an eviction notice stands at nearly £7,000, according to a recent survey of landlords across the UK. Private tenants…

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Agencies & People

Why’s Duncan Bannatyne doing property viewings?

Duncan Bannatyne

Duncan Bannatyne is known for his laconic Glasgwegian drawl, scathing opinions of entrepreneurs on TV’s Dragon’s Den and his fitness empire, but not for being an estate agent. But that’s all about…

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Marketing

Fine and Country returns to TV advertising

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Fine & Country is re-launching its story-telling TV advertising campaign advert following the success of their advertising campaign in March. The re-launch will run from this September until the end of October.…

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Regulation & Law

Online rental fraud: scams create landlord nightmares

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Rental fraud is on the rise, fuelled by a highly competitive rental market and low cost, or free-to-list platforms for advertising property. Research conducted by YouGov in 2013 estimated that over 1…

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Land & New Homes

Footballers’ homes for all… in Luton

Footballers have dreams too. Now, Ferdinand, Zamora and Nobel are making their dreams come true, building 1,300 ‘Footballers’ homes’ for private and social renting. Bobby Zamora (Brighton), Mark Noble (West Ham) and…

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Housing Market

NLA rebuffs Shelter’s rogue landlords report

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The National Landlords Association (NLA) has defended the private rented sector’s track record after a ‘rogue landlords report’ was released over the weekend by housing charity Shelter. It revealed that more than a million…

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