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More than £1m in tenancy deposits stolen by letting agents this year alone


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24 Oct 2016

DI- Tenancy Deposit

 

Rogue letting agents reportedly have been convicted of stealing more than £1m worth of tenancy deposits so far this year- and one campaigner believes this figure could be the tip of the iceberg.

 

Analysis from anti-deposit campaigner Ajay Jagota of Dlighted shows courts have found at least 14 letting agents guilty of illegally pocketing renter’s deposits in 2016, with the size of the thefts ranging from £500 to £400,000....

Tips for landlords to get their property noticed in the busy months


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24 Aug 2016

Landlords, Letting Property

 

September and October are two of the busiest months of the housing calendar. Children return to school, the weather gets colder and university students are leaving home for the first time to pursue degrees around the country....

A third of Londoners leave home lacking basic skills


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19 Aug 2016

home, renting

 

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

Housing

 

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

Discount Insurance News - 1.4.16

 

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....