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Possible Brexit clause for Valuations

Possible Brexit clause for Valuations

23/08/2016

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has suggested a possible Brexit clause that can be added by member surveyors to be added to Valuation reports. This is intended to offer protection for Surveyors against the uncertainty of future house price movements while the issue of Brexit and its repercussions are still uncertain. The RICS… Read more

NLA backs report on homelessness by the select committee

NLA backs report on homelessness by the select committee

18/08/2016

Commenting on calls for a renewed strategy for tackling homelessness by the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Select Committee, Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer at the National Landlords Association (NLA), said the following. “The NLA welcomes the CLG Committee findings, and its recognition that private landlords play a crucial role in preventing homelessness. “We are… Read more

Compulsory purchase for Landlords that fail to meet Standards in Manchester

Compulsory purchase for Landlords that fail to meet Standards in Manchester

17/08/2016

Andy Burnham the Mayoral candidate for Greater Manchester has announced plans if he wins for a ‘Community Buy-Back Fund’ which will providing loan finance to councils to buy out private landlords who fail to maintain properties to the Decent Homes Standard. He would also bring in plans to License all landlords in the whole Greater… Read more

SAL urge action against tax changes

SAL urge action against tax changes

16/08/2016

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) are urging action against Clause 24 tax changes to be taken by landlords in their latest policy press release below: Over the past year landlords across Scotland have faced significant changes to the way they are taxed. The former Chancellor argued that landlords are buying properties that could go… Read more

Councils call for Right to Buy changes over housing crisis fears

Councils call for Right to Buy changes over housing crisis fears

12/08/2016

Local Government Association (LGA) figures report that 12,246 council homes were sold to tenants under Right to Buy in England during the last year and that only 2,055 were in the pipeline to be replaced by councils. This is a decrease in replacement social housing by 27% on the previous year and is an indication… Read more

NLA says EU tenants are worried Brexit could leave them homeless

NLA says EU tenants are worried Brexit could leave them homeless

11/08/2016

31% of EU citizens living in the private rented sector (PRS) say they are worried that the result of the referendum will make it harder for them to rent in the UK. The findings, from the National Landlords Association, also show that 25% say they are worried that landlords would be less willing to let… Read more

Britain’s Benefits Tenants – Series 2 Wednesday 9pm

Britain’s Benefits Tenants – Series 2 Wednesday 9pm

09/08/2016

More private tenants than ever before are on benefits and falling into arrears. Britain’s Benefits Tenants series 2 starts Wednesday 10th August 9pm Channel 4. This return series episode 1 of 3 follows letting agents trying to keep private landlords and tenants happy. This should be worth watching and discussing on comments below to see… Read more

Exciting BTL opportunity near to Manchester’s £800m regeneration zone

Exciting BTL opportunity near to Manchester’s £800m regeneration zone

29/07/2016

According to recent figures, Manchester ranks 4th in terms of rental yield and buy-to-let property. Investors can take advantage of the booming market and current launch offer discount of 10%, and invest in Naples Gardens, an exciting development near to the extensive £800m regeneration project, NOMA. Naples Gardens is located close to the NOMA regeneration… Read more

Half of tenants would consider moving town to purchase

Half of tenants would consider moving town to purchase

21/07/2016

More than half of tenants would move or consider moving to a different town or city in order to buy a home, according to a new poll of private renters. The poll found that 27% would relocate in order to buy a house, and a further 29% would consider doing so. However, 44% of tenants… Read more

ARLA and NAEA comment on new Minister of State for Housing and Planning

ARLA and NAEA comment on new Minister of State for Housing and Planning

19/07/2016

David Cox, managing director of ARLA, and Mark Hayward, managing director of the NAEA, comment on the appointment of Gavin Barwell MP as the new Minister of State for Housing and Planning & Minister for London: “We would like to congratulate Gavin on his new appointment and welcome him to his new role. This is… Read more

Three large property funds suspend trading

Three large property funds suspend trading

06/07/2016

M&G Property Portfolio fund valued at £4.4billion, Standard Life Investments UK Real Estate fund valued at £2.7billion and Aviva Investors Property Trust valued at £1.9billion have all suspended trading to protect the liquidity of the funds after a run on withdrawal requests. This run on withdrawals was exacerbated by fears of a fall in commercial… Read more

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