The Bank’s director says that property costs should be determined by market conditions

07 July, 20140 Comments
The Bank of England cannot curb rapidly rising house prices and will not attempt to do so, the institution’s new director of financial stability has said. Spencer Dale, who was appointed on June 1 after six years as the Bank’s chief economist, told the Mail on Sunday that house prices will be “determined by the
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LANDLORDS | Grab a bargain this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend …

17 April, 20140 Comments
Easter can be a busy time for lettings, so why not cut your advertising costs to the bare minimum without reducing the quality of tenants attracted? A tale of which many LRS members are aware of is how the company was first founded ; Bristol Evening Post : “He seemed like a lovely bloke… until
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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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Can you get an advantage when selling your house in a Buyers market?

03 February, 20140 Comments
Everyone knows that the housing market has been struggling over the last few years and that is putting it mildly. However over the summer and autumn of 2013, I noticed that the market was starting to pick up, there were quite a lot of houses going onto the market, which is promising, but are they
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F.A.I.R – A New Era of transparent referencing

19 November, 20130 Comments
Today is the official launch of the partnership between Landlord Referencing Services LLP and Equifax UK – the only company to date that offers both credit and lifestyle referencing services alongside one another. With this new era of transparent and cost effective referencing, gone are the days where a landlord or agent could simply say
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Top Tips for Minimising Void Periods

24 July, 20130 Comments
Void periods can be a landlord’s worst nightmare, most landlords rely on the income a property generates to pay its mortgage and whilst the property is empty as the owner you will also be liable for council tax and any bills that the property incurs. At present the average void period in the UK is
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Does OFT report spell death for the UK letting agent?

15 February, 20130 Comments
The OFT have published a report identifying several consumer protection issues in the lettings market. As part of this report, the OFT analysed nearly 4,000 complaints made by people renting a home as well as those letting out a property. It found that both tenants and landlords were concerned about fees and charges levied by
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