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U-turn on BTL attack will not happen

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The Government’s sudden attack on landlords is unlikely to end anytime soon despite widespread criticisms. The Government has come under attack for its plans to introduce a 3 per cent stamp duty…

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Agencies & People

Andy Botha to join Zoopla as CFO

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Andy Botha will replace Stephen Moran as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) it has been officially announced. Botha joins the company on Monday 18th April, coming from…

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Lomond Capital acquires agency

Lomond Capital has continued to expand with the acquisition of John Shepherd estate agents in Birmingham taking its portfolio in the city to in excess of £250 million. The Edinburgh-based firm will…

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Housing Market

UK steps up housebuilding

The number of new homes registered to be built in the UK increased by 7 per cent year-on-year in 2015, hitting an eight year high of over 156,000, the latest figures from…

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Regulation & Law

Right to Rent slammed

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The vast majority of landlords have not received any information from the Government about the new Right to Rent scheme which was rolled out across England this week, new research shows. From…

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Associations & Bodies

The PRS needs a dedicated research centre

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The Trustees of the TDS Charitable Foundation have announced that the Foundation is seeking expressions of interest from organisations looking to establish a dedicated research centre for the private rented sector in…

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Regulation & Law

Fresh cash boost to tackle rogue landlords

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The Government’s approach towards private landlords risks hurting tenants, a major property consultancy has warned, after the Housing Minister Brandon Lewis last week announced a £5 million cash boost for local authorities…

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Agencies & People

Network Auctions Conference deemed a success

The popularity of property auctions in the UK has increased enormously in recent years, providing sellers with an alternative means of disposing of property, as well as providing estate agents with yet…

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Countrywide upgrades profit forecast

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Countrywide has increased its profit forecast on the back of the improving state of the residential property market. Shares in Britain’s biggest estate agency- seen as an indicator of the health of…

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Housing Market

Rents rising at quickest pace since 2011

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Rents across England and Wales increased by 3.4 per cent in December taking the average to £794 a month, according to latest buy-to-let index from Your Move and Reeds Rains. On an…

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