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Guide to cancellation of contract regulations

Christopher Hamer, The Property Ombudsman
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THE CANCELLATION OF Contract Regulations (CCRs) came into force in October 2008, but there is still a lack of understanding of their implications. Trading Standards enforce the regulations and any offence carries a…

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Letting a home that is For Sale

Christopher Hamer, The Property Ombudsman

Early warning? When do you tell the tenant that the landlord is selling the property? Chris Hamer, the Property Ombudsman, advises.

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Brexit uncertainty fails to halt rent rises

The Negotiator
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Population growth and limited supply continue to underpin the private rental sector, but rents rose at a slower pace during the first half of the year than in 2015, the HomeLet Rental…

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Rent growth slows

HomeLet Rental Index
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Rents on new tenancies remained flat or dropped marginally over the three months to November in 10 out of the 12 UK regions compared to the three months to October, according to…

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Tenants with lifestyle flaws

Katrine Sporle
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Unfortunately, being in the oldest profession in the world does not make a model tenant… says Katrine Sporle, The Property Ombudsman.

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The big buy-to-let bounce

Kate Faulkner, Designs on Property
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Designs on Property tracks and summarises the monthly property indices. Kate Faulkner says, “The Chancellor’s increase in Stamp Duty for buy-to-let properties caused a massive leap in activity.”

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Is the customer always right?

Joanne Christie
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Redress schemes exist to safeguard consumer rights, but, says Joanne Christie, the agent is not, you’ll be pleased to hear, always in the wrong.

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11 buyers for every property!

Kate Faulkner
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Designs on Property tracks and summarises the monthly property indices. Kate Faulkner says, “While supply is constrained, this will drive the market forward from a price perspective – as long as people…

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