London agent urges landlords to increase rent – after upping letting fees

One London letting agent has said it will start charging landlords £240 for credit and other checks on top of its current fees – and has urged landlords to pass on the cost to tenants.


Property of the week: Eccentric carnival themed house with own bowling alley

  This week’s property is truly the definition of one of a kind, with its wacky carnival vibe and Turkish inspired design it features its very own bowling alley, which was previously owned by Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich.


PropTech could help offset agent losses after fees ban

PropTech could help letting agents offset losses caused by the introduction of the Tenant Fees Act, according to an expert in the sector.


Lettings agents urged to cut back on admin as tenant fees ban looms

With less than a month until the Tenant Fees Act becomes law, letting agents are being urged to reduce their staffs’ admin burden to allow them to focus on delivering a good service for landlords and tenants at what is an increasingly difficult time for the buy-to-let sector.


Property of the week: Stately Westminster home with rooftop views of key landmarks

This week’s property is a prestigious seven-bedroom house based in the heart of London, with remarkable rooftop views of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the House of Lords.


Landlords made £80,000 profit after selling up

The average buy-to-let landlord made £80,000 profit from selling their rental property in 2018, new figures show.


Rent rises slow as available buy-to-let properties hit record high

Fewer landlords put rents up in March, according to the latest report from ARLA Propertymark but property experts have warned new buy-to-let legislation will mean bigger rent rises.


Short-notice evictions to be scraped in shake-up of private rental sector

Landlord representatives have warned of the “serious dangers” of the government’s decision to abolish snap evictions in England, which will prevent landlords being able to evict tenants at short notice.


Landlords urged to adapt to new London lettings landscape

Landlords in London are being urged to adapt to a changing lettings landscape in the capital as tenants’ needs shift.   A new study by London agency Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward found that while tenants in the capital still want to buy their own property, many are resigned to renting long-term but are looking for stability in the short-term...


Property of the week: Living the high life

Situated in the tranquil lands of Berkshire, this week’s property is the epitome of luxury and modern living.   This extravagant party home is spread across three spacious floors and features a cinema room, sauna and a remarkable indoor pool.


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