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northern ireland

54% of landlords unaware of government plan to abolish tenant fees

24 August, 20161 Comments
Following a petition opposing letting agent’s fees, fresh research reveals that 54% of landlords are not aware of the government’s plan to abolish tenant fees. Baroness Grenader put forward the changes to the Renters’ Rights Bill, which includes scrapping fees charged by letting agents and occasionally by landlords. As a landlord in England, Wales or Northern
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As Home Ownership hits 30 year low, rent guarantee insurance popularity increases

02 August, 20161 Comments
New research reveals major cities across the UK are experiencing the lowest levels of home ownership since the 1980’s, following a peak in the early 2000’s. In 1986 the average first time buyer could purchase a home for just £30,000, which would barely cover a deposit in 2016 – the average first time buyer now has to find at least £150,000 in today’s market. Firmly
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Proposed Stamp Duty Land Tax Changes for April 2016

01 March, 20160 Comments
You may already be aware that in its Spending Review and Autumn Statement published in November 2015, the Government announced its plans, in certain circumstances, to introduce a higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax from the 1st April 2016. What You Need to Know These proposed changes were part of a consultation which ended
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Letting Agents keeping tenants deposits are not agents THEY’RE THIEVES

27 February, 20140 Comments
A Newsbeat investigation has found that a minority of letting agents are fraudulently taking thousands of pounds from tenants as holding deposits, not letting them move in and then keeping that money. From January 2011 to September 2013 Trading Standards authorities in England reported 487 such cases and a Freedom of Information request found that
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