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MARCH 22, 2019 | BY A & S Property
The controversial Right to Rent scheme, which requires landlords in England to check the immigration status of their tenants, has been branded a farce following a court ruling that a landlord who seeks to repossess property where the Home Office tells them a tenant does not have the right......
MARCH 21, 2019 | BY A & S Property
Private rental prices in the UK increased by 1.1% in the 12 months to February, according to the Office for National Statistics.
On a monthly basis, the data shows that rents increased by 1%.
In England and Wales, private rental prices grew by 1.1%, and in Scotland private rental prices increased......
MARCH 20, 2019 | BY A & S Property
Landlord licensing schemes are being introduced across England, while they are mandatory in Scotland and Wales, as local authorities attempt to clampdown on rogue operators.
But while councils argue that selective licensing schemes are a key weapon in the battle to improve standards in the private rented sector, many landlords......
MARCH 18, 2019 | BY A & S Property
The proportion of landlords acquiring properties in London in cash hit a seven-year high in 2018, according to fresh data from Hamptons International.
The figures from the Hamptons International Monthly Lettings Index (formerly Countrywide Lettings Index), shows that almost half - 48% - of landlord purchases last year were made......
MARCH 15, 2019 | BY A & S Property
In a bid to improve relationships between letting agents, landlords, and tenants north of the border, fresh funding has been made available for Scottish Mediation to host a series of mediating workshops for across Scotland.
Scottish Mediation has received a £14,700 funding award from SafeDeposits Scotland Trust to develop and......
MARCH 11, 2019 | BY A & S Property
A number of buy-to-let landlords have been left thousands of pounds out of pocket after a letting agent in Edinburgh went bust.
Liquidators have been called in to Slateford-based CMC Property Management, which failed to pass on tenants’ rents to landlords before going out of business.
It is not clear how......
MARCH 08, 2019 | BY A & S Property
Whether you are looking to add to your portfolio by acquiring a new property or preparing to re-let any of your existing properties, it is important to understand what tenants are looking for when searching for a new home.
Different tenants understandably have different needs, but new research by Zoopla......
MARCH 07, 2019 | BY A & S Property
The Home Office has announced that it plans to reassess its Right to Rent scheme that requires landlords in England to check the immigration status of their tenants after the High Court ruled last week that the legislation is discriminatory and breaches human rights laws.
The Right to Rent scheme,......
MARCH 06, 2019 | BY A & S Property
Landlords in Scotland are being offered an opportunity to attend new tenancy deposit adjudication workshops designed to offer training in tenancy deposit protection and tenancy deposit disputes.
The free tenancy deposit adjudication workshops will tour the country next month providing landlords and letting agents with coaching on avoiding tenancy deposit......
MARCH 06, 2019 | BY A & S Property
Landlords in Edinburgh who are looking to attract high-end tenants will be keeping an eye on how a newly listed rental flat at The Crescent, a luxury development located within Edinburgh’s celebrated UNESCO World Heritage Site, performs.
With fewer higher value properties coming on to the market in Scotland, rents......
MARCH 04, 2019 | BY A & S Property
The government faces growing pressure to scrap Right to Rent, which forces landlords to undertake immigration checks on prospective tenants, after the High Court ruled that the controversial policy is discriminatory and breaches human rights laws.
The Right to Rent scheme, introduced in England in 2016, requires landlords to check the......
FEBRUARY 28, 2019 | BY A & S Property
Despite Brexit, homebuyers, including buy-to-let investors, in the north of England are showing much more confidence than those in the south.
Since June 2016, a total of 10 UK cities have achieved double-digit house-price growth, of which a grand total of seven are in the north of England and only......
FEBRUARY 27, 2019 | BY A & S Property
There has been a moderate rise in residential property price growth across the UK, according to the latest analysis carried out by Zoopla.
The latest UK city house prices index from Zoopla finds that average price of a home increased by 2.9% in January when compared with the same month......
FEBRUARY 26, 2019 | BY A & S Property
With just five weeks until the UK is set to leave the EU, the impact of leaving the bloc without a deal continues to divide property commentators. 
While some view the EU as a failing economic model, ensuring that the UK will thrive outside the EU with no-deal, others fear......
FEBRUARY 25, 2019 | BY A & S Property
As an income investment, buy-to-let continues to look attractive, especially compared to low savings rates and stock market swings, but when looking for a property to invest in there are obviously lots of things to consider, including price, location and size.
Noise levels are another factor worth taking into consideration......
FEBRUARY 25, 2019 | BY A & S Property
Despite the growing popularity of Airbnb and other short-term letting websites, less than 3% of landlords are currently engaged in the informal short-term lettings market, according to research by the National Landlords Association (NLA).
Various councils across the country have expressed concern that far too many properties are being rented out......
FEBRUARY 25, 2019 | BY A & S Property
Vendors will often accept an all-cash purchase offer over a higher-priced offer with a mortgage, highlighting the importance of cash in powering the market for property.
With stretched affordability and historically low mortgage borrowing rates, it is unsurprising that mortgage sales volumes across the nation are 138% higher than cash......
FEBRUARY 22, 2019 | BY A & S Property
When it comes to saving for retirement, many of us are split on whether property or a pension is the best way to invest, but while both have their merits, new figures from Key (formerly Key Retirement) would suggest that property almost certainly remains a better option.
Fresh analysis from......
FEBRUARY 22, 2019 | BY A & S Property
Northwood, part of the Belvoir group, has launched a new TV advertising campaign to highlight its guaranteed rent scheme, in response to landlord concerns about the rental market.
Phil Gee, managing director of Northwood, insists that his firm recognise that many landlords currently have “concerns”, including worries over the impact......
FEBRUARY 21, 2019 | BY A & S Property
Skipton International has extended its UK buy-to-let mortgages to foreign nationals based abroad.
Skipton previously only offered its UK buy-to-let mortgages to British expatriates but its decision to offer its products to overseas nationals is designed to increase its customer base, and strengthen its position as a mortgage provider.
Applications will......
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