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You Don’t Need an Estate Agent to Sell a Home Online

You Don’t Need an Estate Agent to Sell a Home Online

Online property portals are bypassing costly letting and estate agents and have opened the door for thousands of people to give selling their own home a try. (more…)
Record Number of Tenants Quit in London Exodus

Record Number of Tenants Quit in London Exodus

The number of tenants fleeing high rents in London has reached a peak of 65,000 in the past year, according to research by letting agents. (more…)
Landlords in Wales Tied Up in More Red Tape

Landlords in Wales Tied Up in More Red Tape

Buy to let and shared home landlords renting out homes in Wales face another raft of new legislation. (more…)
Property Agent Regulation Takes Another Step Forward

Property Agent Regulation Takes Another Step Forward

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has followed up his plans to make the property management industry fairer for tenants. (more…)
New Home Buying and Selling Laws May Be Coming

New Home Buying and Selling Laws May Be Coming

Estate agents are the next target for the government overhaul of the property market as new rules are explored to ban gazumping and referral fees. (more…)
London Downturn Drives Buy To Let Rents Down

London Downturn Drives Buy To Let Rents Down

Rents for private homes across the country rose by 1.6% in the year to the end of September 2017 – the same as the previous month. (more…)
Landlords To Plough Through 96 Pages For Energy Efficiency Guidance

Landlords To Plough Through 96 Pages For Energy Efficiency Guidance

After criticism for not confirming energy efficiency rules for private landlords early enough, the government has published a whopping 96-page manual online. (more…)
MPs Look at How Councils Tackle Rogue Landlords

MPs Look at How Councils Tackle Rogue Landlords

Lawmakers have launched a probe to see if councils have enough powers to deal with rogue landlords. (more…)

Application to Restore

When using the accelerated possession procedure, a judge has 3 options when dealing with the case after receiving the claim for possession and either a defence is filed or the time for filing a defence has passed: The court may:- Order possession If the court is not satisfied that the claim form was served or, the court is not ...
Homes With Elite School Neighbours Command Higher Prices

Homes With Elite School Neighbours Command Higher Prices

Homes near top state schools are in a class of their own as prices have shot up at double the rate of average properties. (more…)