Housing Market

10July
2018

Kit Malthouse – Responsibilities of the New Housing Minister

Yesterday saw the Housing Minister Dominic Rabb being promoted to Brexit Secretary, and Kit Malthouse being placed as the new housing minister.  We also were advised that the ‘How to Rent’ booklet issued by Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) on 26 June 2018 is now being superceded by...


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11April
2018

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End of year tax reporting for Landlords

It’s April; the month for Showers, Sunshine, Plants flowering and End of year tax reporting for Landlords.  Do you have peace of mind that your tax affairs are in order? As a landlord receiving income from a property or multiple properties, you have a duty to declare your income to HM...


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22March
2018

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OnThe Market.com and Stuarts Property Services

On The Market.com is a major advertising portal for rented property. Stuarts Property Services are delighted to join forces with this advertising portal and are now advertising their properties to let, not only on their own website but with On The Market.com and with Rightmove.co.uk as well.  The internet has...


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07April
2017

Letting Fees Ban

Letting Fees are set to disappear

Letting fees are set to disappear. The Government has announced its intention to introduce a total ban on all lettings fees. Letting agencies across the UK will not be able to charge any fees to tenants for their services, if the Government’s proposals are implemented. Today’s publication of the Consultation...


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09March
2017

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Manchester is the place to buy to let

Manchester Buy to Let – A spokesman for the agency says investors are being lured to the north from “the overheated market in London and the south” and can benefit from capital appreciation which in percentage terms is forecast to be higher in Manchester than in the capital.  Manchester has...


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03March
2017

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BUY TO LET CHAT

Letting Agent Today’s Conor Shilling was in the audience of The Great Buy To Let Chat – always one of the key industry events of the year. It was hosted by Paragon Mortgages and held in Westminster yesterday with John Wriglesworth, managing partner at Instinctif Partners, chairing a Question Time style panel. The...


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02March
2017

Location Location Location

The latest survey from a specialist landlord insurance firm confirms what many in the industry will have known for a long time – cost and location are the two key factors that influence property choices for more than four out of five tenants.  – 86 per cent of respondents feel cost...


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15February
2017

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Right To Rent

A report out today claims foreigners and Britons without passports, particularly from ethnic minorities, are being discriminated against in the lettings sector because of Right to Rent.  The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants says 51 per cent of agents and landlords surveyed say the scheme makes them less...


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14February
2017

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The White Paper

If you work in lettings, I’ll already have a pretty good idea on how you feel about the current Conservative Government and the recent White Paper  The ruling party, however, recently had a chance to win back the affections of the property industry. And failed. This February saw Communities Secretary...


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10February
2017

landlords tax

Tax for Landlords – What you can do

Saturday is traditionally the day many MPs hold their constituency surgeries, listening to grievances and opinions from their electors. Landlords Tax is a hot topic and it is not too late to oppose buy to let tax changes. Conservative member of parliament James Gray wants you to use this route to...


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