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A third of Londoners leave home lacking basic skills


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19 Aug 2016

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The average age that Londoners are leaving home is now 23 years-old, new figures reveal.

 

With average rents in the capital reaching an eye-watering £1,130 per month for a one-bedroom flat, it’s understandable why young Londoners are flying the nest later.  ...

A third of families could not pay housing costs for more than a month if they lost their jobs


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18 Aug 2016

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A third of families in England would not be able to pay their mortgage or rent for more than one month if they lost their jobs, according to a new study.

 

In collaboration with homelessness charity Shelter, YouGov conducted an online survey of 1,581 people in working families with children and found that 37% are in a precarious position....

Landlords unfazed by changes taking effect today in the BTL market


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1 Apr 2016

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Over half of buy to let landlords (52%) in the UK expect today’s changes to stamp duty and mortgage tax relief to have no real impact on them, new research has revealed.

 

Seven in 10 respondents expect the number of tenants in the private rented sector to increase over the next five years....

Over 7,250 tenants apply to live with founder of SpareRoom


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5 Feb 2016

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Last month, the founder of SpareRoom.co.uk, Rupert Hunt announced by video message that he was looking for two tenants to live in his home in Spitalfields, London.

 

The response has been massive, with more than 7,250 applications from potential tenants who want to move into his Grade II listed property....

Legal & General to build and rent out 3,000 new UK homes


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1 Feb 2016

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Legal & General is to help construct 3,000 apartments across the UK.

 

The British insurer has teamed up with a Dutch pension fund manager for the £600m ‘build-to-rent’ plan. ...