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Spending by cash landlords at its highest level in a decade

Over the last year, landlords buying in cash have spent more than at any time in the past decade, according to new figures. The number of landlords buying in cash has continued to rise with £21 billion worth of homes bought this way over the last year. This is £0.2 billion more than in 2016 and a 32% increase...


How will the proposed letting agent fees ban impact the market?

Following the announcement of proposals to ban tenant fees in the Queen’s speech earlier this year, we consider the impacts the planned legislation is likely to have on different parties in the buy to let market. Positively The Tenant’s Fees Bill has been proposed to promote a greater level of transparency in the housing market. Currently fees are paid...


How to get on the shared ownership ladder in London

A generation ago the majority of young professionals would have never seen shared ownership as of the few only ways to get on the property ladder. However a vast numbers of successful adults in their 20s and 30s today find themselves in the frustrating situation of being unable to buy a home outright. Latest research from Halifax shows that...


Millennial pressures lead to rentals increase

Millennials have become one of the most active groups in the UK rental market, as more of this generation turn to renting in favour of purchasing their own home. Figures published last year by PwC forecast that by 2025, more than half of those aged under 40 – predominantly those in the millennial age range – will be active...


A cap on tenancy deposits could lead to more disputes says industry trade body

As part of the Queen’s speech earlier this summer, the Government unveiled its draft Tenants’ Fee Bill which included details of issues such as a cap on holding deposits and security deposits and the impending ban on letting agent fees that tenants are charged. The proposal is that holding deposits are capped at no more than one week’s rent...