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National Audit stats reveal majority of residential landlords are NOT profiteering

20 January, 20170 Comments
A new report from the National Audit Office has revealed that private sector rents have increased modestly, in line with earnings across England. But whilst the cost of renting in the private sector has largely followed changes in earnings, the figures show that rents in the social sector have increased faster than wages. The exception
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Homes for sale ‘at a new low’

13 August, 20150 Comments
Figures show that the UK property market is being ‘starved’ as the number of homes for sale is at a record low. Research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has found that the average estate agents now only has 47 houses for sale per branch; the lowest level since records began in 1978.
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‘Lost decade’ of building means England now 1 million homes short

26 March, 20140 Comments
An average of just 115,000 new homes have been built since a major housing report warned a decade ago that at least 210,000 new homes a year would need to be built in England, to prevent a worsening housing crisis. According to the author of the original government-commissioned report, Kate Barker, it means that the country
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Top 100 housing must reads; 2013 through the eyes of an LRS landlord.

31 December, 20130 Comments
Here is a compilation of the 100 most read, most interesting, and most commented upon Landlord Referencing Forum topics, from late 2012 to the end of 2013. (Click on title of each one to read the thread in full.) The Office of Fair Trading has today launched new online resources to help internet businesses comply
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Should you increase the rent?

15 November, 20130 Comments
Every business has its overheads. And whilst the cost of financing a rental property has, on average, decreased, other costs have shot up. Take energy, for instance. Back in October, SSE became the first of the ‘big six’ energy providers to pre-empt the winter months with a hike in energy prices (by an average of
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UK rental market shows unprecedented levels of growth and activity

20 August, 20130 Comments
According to Sequence’s latest National Rental Report rental activity is at a 11% high, as demand continues to outstrip supply. The report also reveals that: National average rents have risen by 2% in July & 6% annually (£751). London’s average rents have risen by 5% annually to £1,437 but see no monthly growth. The number
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