Ho, ho, ho..w much?

As Andy Williams has been letting us know ever since 1963, Christmas is the most wonderful time of year. But as the magic fades somewhat due to the discovery that Santa is your dad in a cheap costume there is one thing that still, and will always, bring that festive...

Demand For Rental Property Soars

There has been a sharp rise in the demand for rental property in the UK over the past year. As every new rental property is put on the market, seven tenants show an interest in signing the lease according to an article I came across in The Telegraph earlier this...

Income Growth Helps Tenants Sustain Rise In Rental Values

The UK private rental sector continues to enjoy solid demand from tenants; a process that inevitably leads to a rise in the cost of renting a home. However, many parts of the country now see sufficient numbers of tenants generating higher incomes, meaning they don’t...

Opposition Plans Tighter Rules For Landlords

Landlords in the UK would face a national cap on rental hikes and a requirement to provide three-year tenancies if the Labour party wins the 2015 election. The proposed measures were announced by the opposition leader, who said that his party would introduce new laws...

The Problem With Ed Miliband’s Rent Capping Proposal

It’s one thing capping the commission that letting agents can charge at £500 and, in all honesty, is something I have no problem with given what we charge (£199 as a referencing fee). But tomorrow (Thursday), wannabe Premier Ed Miliband will announce that he will cap...

All Letting Agents Must Join Approved Redress Scheme In 2014

It seems that increasing complaints against estate agents have sparked the UK government to take the appropriate steps. In order to ensure greater protection for tenants and lease holders from dishonest agents, they’ve decided to make it compulsory for those...