TENANTS SUFFER AS RENTS SOAR DUE TO TENANT FEES BAN Key Findings Rent prices rise to highest on record in June Demand from prospective renters rose last month The number of properties under management fell Rent prices The number of tenants experiencing rent rises increased to the highest figure on record in June, with more [...]
Representing the East Of England the team of Leighton Buzzard and Woburn YFC members competed in, and won the National Final. A massive achievement. Congratulations to you all. For the second year running Leighton Buzzard Ladies and Junior Teams won at the Bedfordshire Rally, then competed in the Eastern Area Finals where they represented Bedfordshire. [...]
Congratulations to Kate on winning employee of the quarter. A well deserved winner, Kate is the back bone of the sales team, as well as providing support for the Lettings Team, everyones' go to person, a brilliant administrator who keeps the systems, and all of us in order!
A Labour-commissioned report calls on the party to make radical change to the housing market if it wins power. The report proposes to replace the Council Tax with a “progressive property tax” that would see landlords forking the bill. One of the authors of the report, George Monbiot, stated that since 1995 land values have [...]
In April, the UK’s largest tenancy deposit protection scheme (by the value of deposits protected) launched DepositCap.com, an online resource to provide information to those who will be affected by the new legislation, and it has already seen over 17,000 unique visits. The resource centre offers examples of how the Tenant Fees Ban could affect [...]
Section 21 repossessions should be retained in the private rented sector unless and until a new system is in place that provides landlords with the same level of confidence about repossessing properties in legitimate circumstances. Groups representing landlords and letting agents forming a ‘Fair Possessions Coalition’ have united in warning that plans to abolish Section [...]
The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has released a report on the recommendations of the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group (RoPA) proposing a new regulatory framework to cover estate agents across the UK and letting and managing agents in England only. The report comes as part of work to raise professional [...]