The government has revealed that it has received over 4,700 responses to its official consultation over the proposed ban on letting agents’ fees levied on tenants in England.Read the full post
When it comes to provoking anger in property professionals, taxation takes some beating. Press releases are still arriving berating the December 2014 reform on stamp duty and its effect on the top end of the market.Read the full post
Interesting article considering the recent hot weather!
The latest Rightmove figures show that the number of sales agreed by agents over the last month is up 7% when compared to 2016.Read the full post
The housing industry has responded with shock, joy, and jitters, after Theresa May’s snap general election went catastrophically wrong, leaving her with little choice but to seek the backing of the Democratic Unionist party to govern Britain after failing to secure a parliamentary majority.Read the full post
Barclays Bank has given an optimistic view of the housing market over the next five years, with a prediction that across the UK as a whole prices will rise by 6.1 per cent by the end of 2021 - and in some locations much larger increases.Read the full post
Fraudster Northampton Lettings agency boss jailed after head office discovered £90,000 gap in finances.
This article below via the Chronicle and Echo is a very clear reminder of the importance of dealing with a professional letting agency! We are regulated by The Property Ombudsman and members of ARLA & NAEA Propertymark.Read the full post
An investment company says agents and landlords should start taking measures to ensure their properties comply with the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards that come into effect next spring. The changes, from 1 April 2018, mean that it will be unlawful to let or lease a residential or commercial property with a poor energy rating.Read the full post
A study of over 3,000 tenants has found that an increasing number of renters are 'very happy' with their living situation. LSL Corporate Client Department's 2017 Tenant Survey found that 32% of renters claim to be 'very happy', up from 28% last year. A further 37% indicated that they are 'happy', increasing marginally from 36% in 2016. Just 4% of tenants said they were 'very unhappy', down from 6%, while 7% said they were 'unhappy', down from 9%.Read the full post
The landlord of a west London property, described by a judge as a "deathtrap" and an "accident waiting to happen", has been fined £57,000 and ordered to pay costs of £3,825 and a victim surcharge of £120.Read the full post