rental market

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Landlords, EPCs and Expenses: What’s Changing For The Rental Market

29 September, 20170 Comments
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been used as a measure of a property’s energy efficiency for over a decade. First introduced as part of Home Information Packs for those buying and selling homes, they’ve gradually crept into the rental market. From April 2018, UK landlords will have to hit a minimum EPC level before renting
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Advice for Landlords: Dilapidations and How to Deal with Them

07 June, 20170 Comments
As a landlord, you’ll probably agree you can have your work cut out managing even a small number of properties. Not only do you have to first find suitable tenants, you then have to make sure you letting to them in a safe and legal way, that your tenants know what your house rules are
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5 boxes ticked by the purpose built rental market

12 January, 20170 Comments
The benefits of the purpose-built rental market that are enjoyed by landlords and residents in the sector. Rental homes have changed somewhat in the last couple of decades. While rental properties used to be homes bought by landlords in the mainstream market and just let out to tenants, a practice that does still continue, we’ve
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Everything you need to know about the rental market in Portugal

30 June, 20160 Comments
Whether you are a landlord looking to invest in property in the Algarve or a tenant seeking out a new home in the sunshine it’s important you know your stuff when it comes to the rental market in Portugal. Here’s everything you need to know, broken down into landlords and tenants. For landlords Most rental
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North Somerset Survey of private landlords, tenants and letting agents

12 April, 20140 Comments
Many thanks to a long-standing LRS Member for sending over a link to this survey. North Somerset Council want to hear the truth straight from private renting landlords, tenants and letting agents in the area. Will you be pulling out of the Housing Benefit market? How are additional licensing schemes affecting landlords and tenants in
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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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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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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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Landlords must reference to avoid these new potential threats

09 August, 20131 Comments
Following a recent article by Samii and the team at ‘’ ( regarding changes to housing regulations for social housing in North Somerset, (including our beloved Weston-Super-Mare) we decided it was the perfect excuse to jump to our keyboard and blog. We do love to harp on about the local lettings market from the perspective of a lettings agent, so
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