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  • Coronavirus Update

    22nd Apr 2020

    LEGISLATIVE CHANGES
    Summary of legislative changes affecting the private rented sector across the UK due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
    England
    Evictions
    IMPACT OF COVID-19: Under the Coronavirus Act 2020, from 26 March 2020 until 30 September landlords will . . .

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  • Investment sentiment improving, despite Brexit and rental red tape

    30th Apr 2019

    A property investment platform claims that investor sentiment in buy to let is actually improving despite ongoing political and economic uncertainty in the marketplace and the string of fiscal changes that have hit the property rental sector.
    Some 81 per cent . . .

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  • Overseas student demand strengthening despite Brexit uncertainty

    25th Apr 2019

    Student demand for places across the UK - and therefore for accommodation - is holding up well despite Brexit uncertainty, according to Knight Frank. 
    Citing applications data from UCAS, the agency says more than 560,000 students applied to start a full-time . . .

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  • Rents up in every region of the UK over the past year

    12th Mar 2019

    The average rent in the UK is now £940 per month, up 3.8 per cent on this time last year.
    When London’s high rent average is excluded, the typical rent in the UK is now £782 0- that’s a 3.2 per cent increase on last year. 
    Meanwhile in London itself rents are . . .

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  • Brexit? That's not a good reason to delay a buy to let investment...

    1st Mar 2019

    Brexit is not a good reason for delaying buy to let investment, insists a mortgage chief.
    Andrew Turner is chief executive at specialist buy to let mortgage broker Commercial Trust, and says while it’s understandable the saga of leaving the EU is proving a . . .

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  • Prime London rental market grows stronger fuelled by under-supply

    1st Mar 2019

    Rents over three prime London areas rose by 1.9 per cent in the final quarter of 2018 according to property data consultancy LonRes.
    Only 31 per cent of properties cut their asking rents before securing a tenant - down from 41 per cent for the same quarter of . . .

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