How to avoid deposit disputes

What to do at the start and end of a tenancy to avoid a deposit dispute Less than 1% of all tenancy deposits end in dispute, but when it does happen it can end up being an expensive nightmare for all parties involved. Many potential disputes can be avoided and one of the quickest ways…

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Rents Rise Across the UK at Fastest Pace for 13 Years

According to new research from Zoopla, Rents outside London are rising at their fastest pace for more than a decade, as tenants flock back to Britain’s big regional cities and towns.  Rents across major cities and towns outside London have seen the highest growth since 2008,  with an increase of 5% in the year to…

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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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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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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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Landlords: are you prepared for the EICR deadline?

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In July 2020, the Government introduced new Regulations on electrical safety standards in the private rented sector. They require landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested at least once every 5 years. Currently, this applies to all properties that were let from 1 July 2020, but from 1 April 2021…

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Student Property Investment in 7 Steps

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Before you begin investing in the highly lucrative student property market, there are seven key issues you need to consider. In this blog post, we’ll reveal what they are, as well as explaining why we think Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) make more secure investments than so-called ‘student pods’ (PBSA).  Step 1: Cost Per Metre…

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A Guide to HMO Investment

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A Guide to HMO Investments  Whilst many investors are familiar with HMO properties, a surprising number are unaware of the huge advantages, especially financial, that such properties can afford. Demand remains high, particularly in university towns, where HMOs continue to be the property of choice for students looking to live with friends. Yet with the…

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Mistoria Estate Agents expands with launch of new Bolton office

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Mistoria Estate Agents, part of the Mistoria Group, specialists in residential and student property sales and lettings, is opening their third office in the heart of Bolton to cater for the growing demand they see in the area. This will be Mistoria’s third estate agency office in the North West following on from their first…

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