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5 trends shaping UK Build to Rent in 2018

Greater customer service focus will serve differing customer demographics Housing as a subscription will see rental accommodation viewed in a new way Smart technology to enhance service delivery like never

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Manchester is the best city to be a landlord

Hull was the most improved city for landlords compared to three months ago after seeing increased investment in the area, resulting in higher yields. Other cities which have become more

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Most landlords undeterred by Brexit uncertainty

Only one in ten landlords would postpone expanding their property portfolios because of Brexit, whilst 3% of landlords said they would increase their investment in the buy-to-let market. However, other

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Base rate rise: implications for landlords

There hasn’t been a rate rise in a decade so a whole generation of home buyers and landlords have to this point been immune to the consequences. In fact in

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Landlords sit tight in prime London

The number of London landlords who re-let their property increased last year despite the recent series of tax changes affecting the buy-to-let sector, Knight Frank data shows. There was a

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Few tenants are looking to buy

A quarter (24%) couldn’t afford a mortgage, a similar amount (26%) rent as it fits their work or education system and 14% rent due to personal circumstances such as a

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Rents near Crossrail 2 fall as project is shunted back

The rents fell in 15 local authorities affected by Crossrail 2 in the year to September, including Broxbourne (-1.75%), Richmond (-1.13%), and Spelthorne (-2.16%), with the exception of Enfield (0.4%).

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London Bridge most searched for area amongst renters

Spotahome is predominantly used by renters moving to the UK for a minimum of 30 days and its research found that London sees a high level of demand from those

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Landlords continue to put up rents

The figures, revealed in the PRS report by ARLA Propertymark, showed that 35% of letting agents saw landlords increase rents in August. Only 2% of tenants successfully negotiated a rent

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Tax implications for landlords

With the full effects unlikely to be felt for another three years, the buy-to-let landscape looks set for some big changes. Since April 2016, three major tax changes have impacted