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landlord licences
Buy-to-let Landlords
Eleanor Harvey

Landlord licences: check whether you need to obtain one to operate

Next month, 11 new landlord licensing schemes will come into effect across the country. Landlords who don’t comply with the new requirements could face hefty fines. For many in the buy-to-let industry, landlord licences can

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Investment
Eleanor Harvey

Has home-working affected the UK housing market?

There are always new trends ebbing and flowing to affect the property market. But people’s home-working patterns and how they impact housing needs could be here to stay. Early on in the pandemic, as people

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Buy-to-let Landlords
Eleanor Harvey

Government must recognise renting comes before homeownership

Renting before buying is a given for thousands of people across the UK, so providing enough rental stock is vital to ensure high standards in the industry. The huge number of tenants seeking rental homes

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Buy-to-let Landlords
Eleanor Harvey

Could rent controls become a reality for UK landlords?

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has once again called for rent controls to be introduced in London. But opinions are extremely divided on the effectiveness of such a measure. Private renters spend an estimated 23% of

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UK Housing Market
Eleanor Harvey

Post-pandemic push: UK housing market reaches new highs

There’s no let-up in buyer appetite across the UK housing market, according to the latest figures, with the predicted post-pandemic dip still yet to materialise. Another month, another house price index, and the latest Rightmove

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Trending News
Eleanor Harvey

Right to Rent amendment: what landlords need to know

The government has issued new Right to Rent guidelines for buy-to-let landlords, which will take effect from 6 April 2022. If you rent out a property in the UK, either you or your agent –

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