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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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Universal Credit & Impact On Rent Arrears

One of the topics causing a great deal of debate at the moment for private sector landlords is universal credit and the predicted impact that it will have on rent arrears. Currently, 25% of tenants in the private sector receive housing or other benefits.  However, the current system is being changed to bring various benefits […]

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Short Term Rentals – 5 Common Pitfalls

Short term rentals are certainly in demand with stays ranging from a few weeks to six months, with London having restrictions on the number of nights offered. The higher rental prices bring benefits for both the tenant (flexibility) and the landlord (extra revenue) but there are drawbacks too, below we outline the 5 most common pitfalls […]

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Right to Rent Document Checklist For Landlords

Although Right to Rent checks have been around for a couple of years now as part of The Immigration Act 2014, surprisingly, they are still falling on deaf ears of some UK landlords. Download your 2017 How to Rent guide and landlord checklist here: https://www.gov.uk/guide Government statistics say that 11,300 Right to Rent checks are […]

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