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Record number of London tenants left the Capital last year

Popular places included Slough in Berkshire, where 46% of renters moved from the Capital. Other areas were Thurrock in Essex as well as Broxbourne and St Albans in Hertfordshire, according

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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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How landlords can avoid repossession

Landlords should be aware that unlike residential mortgages, lenders are much swifter to take action when buy-to-let mortgages are unpaid as can be seen in repossession figures. While relatively low,

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Investors rushed to beat stamp duty deadline

The rush by buy-to-let investors to beat the 1st April second homes stamp duty deadline saw a big rise in new rental properties being listed in the week of the

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Rents up across the UK

ONS figures have revealed that UK-wide rents rose by 2.6% but when broken down nationally England saw the biggest increase of 2.7%, Wales 0.3% and Scotland 8%. Steve Griffiths, head of sales and

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Rent liability rules for landlords

The forthcoming wider roll-out of the Right To Rent Scheme has attracted a lot of media attention over recent weeks and one aspect in particular, “liability”, has generated a significant

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Landlords must navigate the immigration bill

The new immigration bill builds on the ‘right to rent’ pilot trialled in the West Midlands, which has resulted in several prosecutions to date. The legislation is clear and landlords


SSE freezes energy prices but millions face hike

The freeze is the longest unconditional price guarantee ever offered by an energy company. In order to deliver its price freeze SSE recognises and expects that its profit margin from


New Ofgem rules could cut energy bills.

The news rules, which come into effect on 31 March, prevent the big six suppliers – British Gas (Centrica), EDF Energy, E.ON, npower, Scottish Power and SSE – from refusing