Warnings over proposed Tenancies (Reform) Bill

A new Tenancies (Reform) Bill that has its first reading in July 2014 has been set out to protect against tenants being evicted unfairly. Retaliatory eviction occurs when a tenant has made a complaint to their landlord about their living conditions and is evicted as a consequence. If the new Bill comes into action the…

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Buy-to-let lending hit £2.5bn in September

A survey carried out by The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has found that there were 18,00 buy-to-let loans in September totalling £2.5bn. This is a 24% increase in the number of loans over the same period last year and a 32% increase in the total value of the mortgages. These figures show the popularity of…

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Student Accommodation Remains One of the UK’s Leading Investment Markets

The growth and excellent yields available to investors make student accommodation one of the UK’s leading investment opportunities according to a new report. The research, conducted by Mistoria Group, demonstrated that student property remains an excellent investment option, with larger market growth and rental yields being delivered to investors. Student Property Investments The recent surge…

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Greater Manchester Economy Improves

New Economy‘s October report has found that Greater Manchester’s economy has improved. The Northern city is becoming one of the fastest growing areas of the UK. The report found that house prices in the area had risen 5.3% since 2013 and that there had been an increase in the number of new residents in Manchester…

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The North West has seen a 3.3% rise in rental prices

Rental rates around the UK have hit new records, the average rental price has now reached an all-time high of £761 per month according to LSL Property Services buy-to-let index. One of the highest increases was seen in the North West, a 3.3% annual rise in monthly rental prices occurred as yields now reach 7.1%,…

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Manchester and Newcastle investment hotspots

Two Northern cities have made it into the Telegraph’s article Property Investment: 20 best places to make money outside of London. East Manchester and its surrounding areas are featured, as well as Newcastle. Location is one of the most important aspects of property investment. Clients will have requirements such as transport links, distance from where they work/study and…

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