Growing need for longer tenancies

RLA – Fears over inaccurate energy efficiency ratings

11 January, 20160 Comments
The RLA has today issued a press release over fears that 100,000 homes may have been given incorrect energy efficiency ratings. The new figures which have been supplied from the Building Research Establishment (BRE) show that Energy Performance Certificates can understate the energy efficiency of homes with solid walls and uninsulated cavity walls. The BRE
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Regeneration in the South West – Is now the time to invest?

09 January, 20160 Comments
A West of England region-wide plan is being developed to address housing and transport needs up until 2036. An additional 29,000 houses will be needed across North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bristol in the next 20 years, on top of those already planned for by local councils. Regeneration in Weston-Super-Mare’s
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Properties on ‘Lanes’ are worth £100k more than on ‘Streets’

11 August, 20150 Comments
According to research from Barclays Mortgages has found that properties which are situated on ‘lanes’ are worth over £100,000 more than those on a ‘street’. The first line of your address really can say something about the value of your home according to data which was provided by property market specialists Hometrack. The research results
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Labour to cap landlords rent on buy to let homes

01 May, 20140 Comments
Ed Miliband will announce today that a future Labour Government would cap annual rent increases in the private rented sector and scrap letting fees to estate agents – echoing the 1960s and ’70s rent controls that are widely blamed for damaging the property sector. In a bid to end “excessive” rent rises and give a
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Super homes for Super heroes

30 April, 20140 Comments
Many thanks to Web-Blinds for providing us with this fun info-graphic. Follow them on twitter @WebBlinds Related topics: Confessions of a Nosey Neighbour [INFO-GRAPHIC] Are we turning into an isolated nation? Majority of tenants put off by neighbours from
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Landlords can now generate money from generating renewable energy

10 April, 20140 Comments
A government-backed scheme, that was originally expected to launch in Autumn 2012, that will pay social and private landlords for the green heat generated from their homes has finally been launched this week. This offer is also open to homeowners and self-builders, where the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive offers payments to offset the cost of
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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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Politics VS Environment | The bigger picture on Fracking …

13 January, 20140 Comments
As David Cameron promises local authorities all of the business rates collected from shale gas schemes, via the controversial method of “fracking”, Landlord Referencing wants to know if the gas runs out how do we create more gas? With a population of around 61 million the number of households in the UK is approximately 26
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