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Agents urged to get behind Gas Safety Week and check appliances

Wed 20 Sep 2017

Agents urged to get behind Gas Safety Week and check appliances.
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Parliament sets date to consider popular petition on using rent payments for mortgage affordability

Tue 19 Sep 2017

Parliament sets date to consider popular petition on using rent payments for mortgage affordability.
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Funding available to help landlords install ‘vital’ energy efficiency improvements

Thu 14 Sep 2017

Funding available to help landlords install ‘vital’ energy efficiency improvements.
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MPs wary of 'unintended consequences' of fees ban

Fri 08 Sep 2017

MPs wary of 'unintended consequences' of fees ban.
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Proposed ban on letting agent fees will drive up rents, says ARLA

Tue 05 Sep 2017

Proposed ban on letting agent fees will drive up rents, says ARLA.
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Letting fees: MP Kevin Hollinrake initiates Parliamentary debate on ban

Tue 22 Aug 2017

Letting fees: MP Kevin Hollinrake initiates Parliamentary debate on ban.
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Paying rent ‘in full and on time’ should boost a tenant’s credit score, says RLA

Thu 17 Aug 2017

Paying rent ‘in full and on time’ should boost a tenant’s credit score, says RLA.
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Rising rents becoming unaffordable to people on average pay, says trade union

Tue 15 Aug 2017

Rising rents becoming unaffordable to people on average pay, says trade union.
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Market being hurt by low stock, political uncertainty and tax - RICS

Thu 10 Aug 2017

Market being hurt by low stock, political uncertainty and tax - RICS.
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New Data Protection Bill ‘could be death knell for smaller businesses’, warning

Tue 08 Aug 2017

New Data Protection Bill ‘could be death knell for smaller businesses’, warning.
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Renting becomes cheaper than buying, particularly in the South East

Mon 07 Aug 2017

Renting becomes cheaper than buying, particularly in the South East.
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How to protect your home while your tenants are on holiday

Mon 17 Jul 2017

How to protect your home while your tenants are on holiday.
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Another lender tightens rules for investors with four or more buy to lets

Thu 13 Jul 2017

Another lender tightens rules for investors with four or more buy to lets .
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Government tells trade body - new EPC rules will come in next April

Mon 10 Jul 2017

Government tells trade body - new EPC rules will come in next April.
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One month tenancy deposit cap is ‘just the first step’

Thu 06 Jul 2017

One month tenancy deposit cap is ‘just the first step’.
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Plans to cap tenancy deposits will have major implications for tenants

Tue 04 Jul 2017

Plans to cap tenancy deposits will have major implications for tenants.
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Tenancy deposits to be capped

Fri 23 Jun 2017

Tenancy deposits to be capped.
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Industry reacts as Queen’s Speech reveals lettings fee ban beyond original proposals

Thu 22 Jun 2017

Industry reacts as Queen’s Speech reveals lettings fee ban beyond original proposals.
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Right to Rent could impact British citizens without passports

Mon 19 Jun 2017

Right to Rent could impact British citizens without passports.
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Propertymark chiefs say there should be a ‘radical’ new Housing Bill in Queen’s Speech

Fri 16 Jun 2017

Propertymark chiefs say there should be a ‘radical’ new Housing Bill in Queen’s Speech.
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Industry reacts to appointment of new housing minister

Wed 14 Jun 2017

Industry reacts to appointment of new housing minister.
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Quarter of households to be private renters by 2021

Tue 13 Jun 2017

Quarter of households to be private renters by 2021.
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Amax are shortlisted for two ARMA ACE Awards!!!

Thu 08 Jun 2017

Amax are shortlisted for two ARMA ACE Awards!!!.
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Over a quarter of landlords experienced rent arrears in last 12 months

Mon 05 Jun 2017

Over a quarter of landlords experienced rent arrears in last 12 months.
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Research reveals exactly why tenants lose all or part of their deposits

Mon 05 Jun 2017

Research reveals exactly why tenants lose all or part of their deposits.
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News Archive

September 2017

Agents urged to get behind Gas Safety Week and check appliances

Parliament sets date to consider popular petition on using rent payments for mortgage affordability

Funding available to help landlords install ‘vital’ energy efficiency improvements

MPs wary of 'unintended consequences' of fees ban

Proposed ban on letting agent fees will drive up rents, says ARLA

August 2017

Letting fees: MP Kevin Hollinrake initiates Parliamentary debate on ban

Paying rent ‘in full and on time’ should boost a tenant’s credit score, says RLA

Rising rents becoming unaffordable to people on average pay, says trade union

Market being hurt by low stock, political uncertainty and tax - RICS

New Data Protection Bill ‘could be death knell for smaller businesses’, warning

Renting becomes cheaper than buying, particularly in the South East

July 2017

How to protect your home while your tenants are on holiday

Another lender tightens rules for investors with four or more buy to lets

Government tells trade body - new EPC rules will come in next April

One month tenancy deposit cap is ‘just the first step’

Plans to cap tenancy deposits will have major implications for tenants

June 2017

Tenancy deposits to be capped

Industry reacts as Queen’s Speech reveals lettings fee ban beyond original proposals

Right to Rent could impact British citizens without passports

Propertymark chiefs say there should be a ‘radical’ new Housing Bill in Queen’s Speech

Industry reacts to appointment of new housing minister

Quarter of households to be private renters by 2021

Amax are shortlisted for two ARMA ACE Awards!!!

Over a quarter of landlords experienced rent arrears in last 12 months

Research reveals exactly why tenants lose all or part of their deposits

May 2017

Most tenants want an ‘engaged and empowered landlord’, says online agent

Credit agencies have revealed exactly how a tenant check affects a credit report.

A well-served BTL market is needed to ‘support’ those unable to buy property

Stamp duty reform can win over voters, says UK's largest independent

Praise for Nationwide's crackdown on leasehold mortgage conditions

Lender announces crackdown on mortgages for leaseholds

Another council demands every HMO in its patch be licensed

Fair Fees Forum calls for compulsory registration of all letting agents

April 2017

New Money Laundering Regulations: First the bad news – more red tape

Sellers ‘could sue online agents for breach of fiduciary care’, says barrister

It’s mortgage war: Lender launches cheapest loan on record in the UK

Consultation of letting fees ban in disarray after election called

‘Missed generation’ of first-time buyers still hopeful of getting on the property ladder

Snap! Politics put property market on hold for third summer in a row

Henry Pryor in dramatic Twitter bust-up over 'Tenant Tax'

March 2017

Agents beware: new campaign to catch those ignoring law on fees

Landlords told: 'Use letting agents, don't rely on listings websites'

Can you afford to ignore the Affordable Warmth Scheme?

Chancellor fails to deliver for buy-to-let landlords

*FREE* Landlord Seminar - Property Legislation

New guide to leaseholds is published to help consumers

Survey reveals tenants' shocking lack of knowledge about renting

February 2017

Can commercial mortgages help sidestep buy to let tax changes?

Spike in demand for rental accommodation says ARLA

Why buy-to-let is still going strong

Fees ban 'highlights need for professional inventories' - claim

Property prices ended 2016 at £219,544, according to Land Registry figures.

TPO spells out when pre-contract deposits may be acceptable

Rightmove to give NAEA and ARLA market info and regulatory news

Budget 2017: The NLA issues its wish list for Philip Hammond

Letting agents’ fees ban: Industry bodies continue their fight

January 2017

What does 2017 have in store for the BTL mortgage market?

Housing crisis being fuelled by Stamp Duty, claims property firm boss

Good news - cheap mortgage deals likely to remain in place

Fees ban - timetable suggests it won't be in place until 2018

First-ever apprenticeship in property management takes shape

Housing minister Barwell to face questions from estate agents

More landlords opt for higher yielding HMO conversions

Agents' call for stamp duty reform backed by business chiefs

Renting may be financially more worthwhile than previously thought

Buy-to-let: hotspots for 2017 revealed

Another big rise in company applications for buy to let mortgages

Planning approvals at a ten-year high, say house builders

Landlords are ‘continuing to see strong yield levels and rents are increasing’

December 2016

A good relationship with tenants is a must

Refurbishing a property – the dos and don’ts

Expert advice to agents and landlords over carbon monoxide alarms

Right To Rent criminal sanctions come into effect from today

November 2016

Good lettings news at last - buy to let mortgages are cheaper

Minimum energy efficiency standards for rented properties – are you prepared?

Market confidence high in southern England but less so elsewhere

Sharp rise in British expats seeking to invest in UK property

Twitter debate tomorrow to inform agents on S21 regulations

Vote of confidence for buy to let despite Brexit uncertainties

October 2016

**Newsflash** Amax Estates Acquire Home From Home

Most landlords want to see compulsory CMP for letting agents

Buy-to-let ‘remains resilient’ despite tax changes

Rental market records regional growth

ARLA slams ‘secret’ database of rogue letting agents and landlords

Surge in buy to let mortgages despite stamp duty turmoil

"We need another 1.8m homes to rent by 2025" claims RICS

Government pledges "substantial" house building ideas by Christmas

September 2016

The Property Ombudsman scheme (TPO) has announced that it will be issuing updated versions of all its Codes of Practice on October 1.

Landlords benefit from favourable buy-to-let mortgage deals

Developer welcomes housing minister’s call for greater investment in PRS

Record rise of over 10% in deposits protected in England and Wales

Lender will consider mortgage applications from 80-year-olds

Landlords say that referencing tenants tops their list when choosing letting agent

Fixflo to join Mayor of London on trade mission to America

August 2016

Rental market in good shape, say ARLA agents

Momentum for mandatory Client Money Protection - now ARLA says yes

Industry groups firmly behind call for mandatory Client Money Protection

Buyers now have over 23,000 mortgage products to choose from

July 2016

Build To Rent sector beating Brexit uncertainty says Legal & General chief

ARLA calls for Government to provide certainty that housing is priority

Mortgage deals for buyers "substantially better" than earlier this year

ARLA wants housing minister to make Client Money Protection mandatory

Industry group welcomes House of Lords' swipe at Build To Rent

Post referendum property market in line with usual seasonal trends, says Rightmove

All eyes on Bank of England as it considers base rate move today

No change - Bank of England base rate stays at 0.5% for now

June 2016

Almost half of buyers decide to go ahead within five minutes

New presidents at helms of NAEA and ARLA

Reasons NOT to use an online agent

Leaving the European Union

On a knife’s edge – how landlords view next week’s EU poll

House movers stay surprisingly close to home

Time to head for Brexit: Let’s stop the scaremongering says Spicerhaart boss

A landmark court ruling against the West Bromwich building society has come down in favour of buy to let investors.

The Property Ombudsman sees 14 per cent surge in lettings agent members

Call for urgent judicial review into leasehold extensions after tribunal decision

May 2016

Part 2: Essential guide to the new Immigration Act

Essential legal update for agents: Right to Rent checks

Massive increase in mortgage loans - and not only for buy to let

Quarter of young people unaware of government schemes to help first-time buyers

NAEA welcomes anti-money laundering 'beneficial ownership' clampdown

Property licensing debate to be held on Twitter today

Government considering making gazumping illegal

Are developers 'downsizing' flats to appeal to buy to let investors?

The 100% mortgage is back!

April 2016

Rise in private rental stock more than triples increase in owner-occupier homes

Mortgage lending up 64% in a year, say banks

Sales to first-time buyers bounce up, says NAEA

Suspended sentence, curfew, tags and costs for ignoring gas safety

House prices rising at their fastest rate for 12 years

Right To Rent guidance: government set to announce changes says trade body

When some children went on their very own viewing

Rightmove reports 1.3% leap in new asking prices over last month

Private rents will rise to pay for Osborne tax changes, trade body warns

Annual house price inflation dips to 7.6% according to government figures

Buy-to-let mortgage rates fall to record lows

More rental properties flood market as landlords start letting new purchases

Always use agents, says tenant scammed by fake landlord

March 2016

Buyer demand at a 12-year high, says NAEA

New scheme will use rent payments to contribute to tenants' credit scores

Average house prices spike at record high in England

Zoopla introduces 'running costs' tool to emphasise consumer focus.

Budget: Further tax details expected as stamp duty takes centre stage

Third of landlords still unaware of industry tax changes

House Prices to Rise

Largest Auctioneer Issues Record Results

Time for a Change?

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Tenants more confident about buying their own homes

Third of landlords stressed by 'troublesome tenants'

Current buy to let changes won't help first time buyer

February 2016

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