PRESS ARTICLE: Investment in Student Property is Booming

Private equity firms are ramping up their investments in the UK’s student accommodation market, pumping hundreds of millions of pounds into a resilient sector, with an eye on high rental returns in post-Brexit, post-Covid Britain. Recent research from real estate advisors, Jones Lang Lasalle reveals that one-third of deals for student property in 2021 so…

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End of Stamp Duty Holiday: first deadline fast approaching

The Stamp Duty holiday in England will end on 30th June 2021, lowering the nil rate band from £500,000 to £250,000 for all but first-time buyers, who have a threshold of £300,000 before stamp duty is due. The rates will then change again in October to return to the standard amount pre-Covid-19. The temporary nil…

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Mistoria Estate Agents expands with new Cheadle branch

Mistoria Estate Agents is opening its 6th North West based office, this time in the suburbs of Cheadle. The new branch joins the already successful Mistoria Estate Agents outlets in Manchester, Bolton, Liverpool and Salford. Parent company, The Mistoria Group, specialist in property investment, with a particular interest in student accommodation and HMOs. As a…

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Two Views on the Ending of the Evictions Ban in the UK

For the pandemic period, a “new normal” has been in place. This new normal has included an unprecedented financial package from the government to help individuals who have lost their incomes to support themselves and find new work. One helpful measure has been the “eviction ban” that prevents landlords from evicting tenants who can’t pay…

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National Landlord Investment Show May 2021

The Mistoria Group MD, Mish Liyanage, will be presenting at the upcoming National Landlord Investment Show – Nationwide Online Super-Show. The event takes place on Wednesday 26th May. Mish’s presentation is entitled “Top Tips in Social Housing HMOs”. The event programme starts at 9:30am and Mish’s presentation is at 11:15am. Anyone who would like to…

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Howzat! The Mistoria Group sponsor Lancashire cricketer for 2021 season

The Mistoria Group is proud to support Lancashire Cricket Club by sponsoring one of its high-profile Men’s First XI players. Mistoria will be sponsoring Keaton Jennings for the 2021 season. Jennings is a key figure in Lancashire’s domestic squad including the Vitality Blast and LV= Insurance County Championship. Jennings is a top order batsman who…

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PRESS ARTICLE: Benefits freeze will drive up rent arrears for landlords

The Government’s recent benefits freeze will leave tenants across Britain facing rent arrears of £1,000 (* Source: Observer newspaper analysis of Government data, March 2021). From April 2021, the government is freezing the amount of local housing allowance (LHA), so tenants will receive the same amount of money as last year, even though rents have…

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PRESS ARTICLE: Why Landlords Should Embrace Social Tenants

The pandemic, job losses and rising rent prices has meant that in some areas 40% of tenants need benefits help to pay their monthly housing bills. Affordable social housing has become scarcer, leaving many households with no choice but to rent in the private sector – often paying more than they would for a mortgage.…

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