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Month: June 2020

Nine top tips for renting a property

The private rented sector of the UK property market has grown dramatically since the late 1990s and the growth is predicted to continue. OnTheMarket’s renting guide Private rentals accounted for 4.7 million or 20% of households in England in 2016/17, more than doubling in number since 2002 (Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, July 2018). […]
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Here is how to avoid unwarranted suspicion when applying for a mortgage

With fraudulent mortgage applications up by 5% in 2019, anti-money laundering service, SmartSearch, has compiled some key things to consider to avoid unwarranted suspicion when it comes to making a fresh application. 

Mortgage application fraud occurs when an individual provides false or altered documents in support of a mortgage application. Research…

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Open Floor Plans less popular after coronavirus

People are less inclined to buy open plan homes due to the lack of privacy involved, research from US firm Zillow indicates. Builders reckon more people want more quiet spaces to work, reflect and take a break, now more people are forced to work from home. In a survey by Zillow and The Harris Poll, […]
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Agency aiming to rival Purplebricks announces regional expansion

A hybrid agency which set a target of rivalling Purplebricks when it launched has announced a recruitment drive and expansion in the Midlands.

Hortons recently won substantial funding from private investment syndicate Dunelm Partners to help achieve a target – set six months ago – of recruiting 25 agents by mid-2021.

Now it…

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Rents on renewed tenancies in Great Britain fell 1.6% in May

There was a 1.6 % fall in rents on renewed tenancies across Great Britain in May, the third consecutive monthly drop, according to the latest figures from Hamptons International. 

London and the South East were the only regions where rents fell annually, down 4.7% and 1.2% year-on-year respectively.  

Meanwhile outside of London,…

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Need to abolish Section 21 more pressing following Covid, says Age UK

Age UK has joined the chorus of charities and housing groups calling for Section 21 eviction notices to be abolished. With the Government’s decision expected soon following its consultation, the later life charity hopes it will keep its promise to protect more than 750,000 people over 60 who rent privately.  Age UK says ‘skyrocketing rents’ […]
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What will being a landlord look like after Covid-19?

Do you think Covid-19 been a stress test for the property sector? Have you made knee-jerk decisions? Have you been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic? Did you apply for a bounceback loan? Have you suffered from the law of unintended consequences? Is buy-to-let still a good investment? 

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