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Factors likely to impact the UK rental property market in 2019

Private landlords worried about their existing or planned property investments will be keen to learn what’s likely to impact the UK rental property market in 2019. Brexit is a big issue, of course, and we don’t yet know how that is likely to impact on property prices or demand for rental homes in the UK. […]

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2018 Private Landlord Survey – Results Issued By Government

The 2018 Government survey of private landlords in England has now been finalised and a report was issued on 31 January 2019. The report makes interesting reading and we’ve picked out some of the most interesting facts. Highlights of the 2018 Private Landlord Survey The survey indicates there were around 4.5mn private rented properties in […]

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The Midlands An Emerging Rental Property Hotspot

Landlords looking for the next UK rental property hotspot will find that the Midlands is becoming more popular. Prices have risen quite dramatically over the past year or so. The area has seen a sharp rise in sales of properties worth £1mn or more. Up by 67% for the first half of 2018. This compares […]

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Rental properties likely to increase due to slump in mortgage approvals

Approvals for mortgage applications by British banks fell to a seven month low in September, and the ongoing failure to secure a deal over Brexit is being partly blamed. This is likely to lead to an increase in rental properties over the coming months, as younger buyers again feel the cold shoulder of the property […]

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Rentvesting: The millennial trend that’s taking off

It’s no news to anyone in the current economic climate that getting onto the property ladder can seem near impossible, especially for the younger millennial generation looking to live in the city centre or more expensive and exclusive locations. What is rentvesting? A homeowner buys a property in an area which is cheaper than their […]

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GDPR, MEES & Tenant Fee Ban Update 2018

This week I was fortunate enough to have a front row seat at the Legal Update 2018 seminar which covered GDPR, MEES and the Tenant Fee ban. It would be an impossible task for me to reproduce the 6 hours of valuable letting update information delivered by Training for Professionals into a single article.  Therefore, I’ll […]

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Cryptocurrency & Blockchain – Safe as Houses?

Unless you’ve been marooned on a remote desert island for the last few years, you’ll be aware of Bitcoin, the computer-based cryptocurrency that has been around since 2009. Cryptocurrency is hot news this year, and with blockchain technology capping the number of bitcoin that can be produced, property investors are increasingly taking the leap and […]

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Could Paying Rent on Time Improve a Credit Report?

For the most recent generation of renters, the dream of buying a property can seem further away than for previous generations. That’s because as property prices rise, some of us just can’t commit to the investment which a mortgage requires until later in life.  One stipulation in the process of getting a mortgage is a […]

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