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Tight supply, high rents and ‘lockdown pets’ stop tenants moving

Monday 22nd April 2024
The Negotiator

The DPS says the average tenancy length in England and Wales increased by 218 days during the past four years. Competition for new rentals, high…

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WARNING: Tenancy fraud up 140% in a year, reports rental platform

Wednesday 17th April 2024
The Negotiator

An analysis of over 600,000 tenancy applications has found that the number of fraudulent applications has soared, says Goodlord. In the last 12 months, the number of fraudulent tenancy applications has increased 140%,…

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Research reveals 20% of tenants battling ‘bidding wars’ for homes

Tuesday 9th April 2024
The Negotiator

Figures from Cornerstone Tax reveal that on a national level an average of 17% of renters are having to endure other competitive…

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Letting agents demand mortgage lenders cut rates to help market

Friday 1st March 2024
Graham Norwood

The letting agents' trade body Propertymark has made the unexpected move of calling on banks to cut mortgage rates. Rates are…

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Channel Five investigation exposes huge surge in property fraud

Friday 1st March 2024
Robyn Hall

Property ownership is a cornerstone of financial stability for millions of people yet the threat of property fraud remains largely…

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Short-term lets not to blame for housing crisis, says Airbnb firm

Thursday 29th February 2024
David Callaghan

Stefan Hoffelner of Your AirHost says housing issues are too complex to simply be explained by too many holiday lets. Airbnb management firm Your…

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Landlords slam government over Section 21 ban confusion

Wednesday 28th February 2024
David Callaghan

Ben Beadle of the NRLA says ministers must discuss openly reports they are planning to weaken proposals to scrap 'no fault' evictions. Landlords have demanded the Government comes clean about its Section 21 'no fault evictions' proposals. The BBC reports yet…

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‘Are Government’s short-lets rules just political manoeuvring?’

Wednesday 28th February 2024
William Reeve, Goodlord

Goodlord boss William Reeve wonders whether proposed new rules for holidays lets are common sense or just Gove getting ready an election? Earlier this month Housing Secretary Michael Gove announced a set…

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Letting agents must be ‘taught how to deal with poorer tenants’

Tuesday 27th February 2024
Robyn Hall

Generation Rent outlines framework for qualifications for letting agents as the House of Lords looks at the regulation of property agents. Letting agents dealing with low-income tenants and those on welfare support should be qualified to help promote understanding…

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Lords sceptical of Gove’s Section 21 evictions ban promise

Thursday 22nd February 2024
Nigel Lewis

Government minister gets a grilling about her boss's claim that 'no fault' evictions "will be outlawed before General Election". Michael Gove's claim that Section 21 evictions will be banned before the General Election have been called into…

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