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Government makes it harder to license landlords

Reforms to the Selective Licensing scheme, announced last week by Brandon Lewis (left), the Minister of State for Housing and Planning, will further restrict local decision making powers making it harder for…

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Agents prepare for a knockout event

The estate and letting agents taking part in a charity white collar charity boxing event – Rumble with the Agents – met each other last week for their first group training session.…

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Housing Market

General Election

With the clock ticking towards the 7th May, this is a good time to reflect on what we’ve achieved in this parliament. In 2010 we inherited a broken housing market: builders couldn’t…

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Agencies & People

LSL acquires major stake in Thomas Morris

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The acquisitions arm of LSL, LSLi, has acquired a significant shareholding in Thomas Morris estate agents which covers Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Four of the seven previous partners have now exited the…

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Tenant bargaining power grows

New figures from the National Landlords Association (NLA) show that tenants are securing a larger proportion of private rented homes in the UK at below, rather than above, advertised rents. The data…

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Zoopla sees mobile traffic soar

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Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) reports that its mobile traffic is up by over 40 per cent so far this year compared with the corresponding period last year as more consumers than ever…

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Housing Market

Student property outperforming all investments, says research

A survey by Knight Frank and AccommodationforStudents.com highlighted growing demand from university students for high-quality, purpose-built accommodation, representing a terrific opportunity for investors in the student property market – and a compelling…

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Housing Market

Conservatives urged to focus on small builders

Conservative Party plans to deliver 200,000 new homes for first-time buyers has been warmly welcomed by the house building industry, but the Prime Minister David Cameron (right) is being urged to use…

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