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Students say they WILL return in January 2021
 

Landlords around the UK will be pleased to hear that students say they will return to their university studies in January.

There are fears that with universities ending their current term early for Christmas, that students may decide not to retu

     
Posted by on 23/11/2020 11:37:07
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Lifting of tenant eviction ban postponed
 

Bailiffs have been told by the government not to enforce any court possession orders in an area with high coronavirus restrictions in place.

While this means that evictions could still proceed through courts, bailiffs will not now enforce evicti

     
Posted by on 23/11/2020 11:24:55
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Landlords see rents rise since Covid-19 lockdown
 

Landlords in most regions have seen rents rising for the first time since March when the Covid-19 lockdown began.

The figures from Hamptons International reveal that the average rent is now £1,041 per month, that's a year-on-yea

     
Posted by on 23/11/2020 11:14:41
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'Substantial' rent arrears are exempt from evictions ban
 

The government has announced that possession cases with substantial rent arrears will now be exempt from the evictions ban.

The move will see High Court Enforcement Officers and bailiffs being able to complete evictions and enfo

     
Posted by on 23/11/2020 11:08:43
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81% of students happy with their accommodation
 

Recent research released by accommodationforstudents.com demonstrates that students are overwhelmingly happy with their student accommodation. In addition over 60% of students indicated that their accommodation was good value for money.

     
Posted by on 11/11/2020 13:55:59
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Stamp duty holiday fuelling BTL expansion
 

The Government’s stamp duty holiday appears to be encouraging more landlords to expand their portfolio, figures reveal.

In findings from Simply Business, they say that 10% of landlords confess they are now planning to buy more p

     
Posted by on 06/11/2020 11:12:22
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Where property investors should head in 2021
 
If you want to know where property investors should be heading in 2021 for the best opportunities, then a new survey reveals all.

According to property investors SevenCapital, the best place for investment in 2021 is Birmingham.

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Posted by on 06/11/2020 10:55:52
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Right to Rent Rules Change
 

The Right to Rent rules that govern landlords in England are due to change from November.

That's when the Home Office will introduce several changes that, they say, will make it easier for agents and landlords to check that a potential tena

     
Posted by on 22/10/2020 11:57:27
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Where student landlords will see the best yields
 
The areas where student landlords can expect to see the best yields has been revealed in new research.

According to The Mistoria Group, landlords with student properties in the North West outperformed standard buy to let properties for return on inv

     
Posted by on 22/10/2020 11:47:08
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Best UK city for buy to let investment revealed
 

For those investors wanting to know where the best UK city for buy to let investment is, then a new study reveals all.

According to research from CIA Landlord Insurance, the best location to deliver profits is Salford.

     
Posted by on 14/10/2020 22:23:08
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Trading standards target students with Twitter quiz
 

One trading standards department is targeting student tenants with information about lettings fees - and ending a tenancy early.

The Trading Standards South West Team has been busy staging Twitter quizzes to

     
Posted by on 14/10/2020 22:20:51
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Rents hit a record high outside of London
 

Strong demand from tenants has led to rents outside of London hitting a new record high, new figures reveal.

And rental yields are also increasing in most regions monitored.

An analysis from Rightm

     
Posted by on 14/10/2020 22:18:24
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Tenant demand hits record high
 

Tenant demand hits record high

The number of tenants who have registered with letting agents for a home to rent has reached a record high, a report reveals.

The Private Rented Sector Report for August from Arla Proper

     
Posted by on 06/10/2020 15:18:16
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Landlords see Covid 19 as a portfolio-expanding opportunity
 

Landlords see Covid-19 as a portfolio-expanding opportunity

Despite the problems caused by the Covid-19 lockdown, growing numbers of landlords see the pandemic as a chance to expand their portfolio.

Th

     
Posted by on 24/09/2020 15:03:24
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Student accommodation seekers create viewings record
 

A late surge from students wanting accommodation in London and the Home Counties led to the number of viewing figures reaching a 10-year high, figures reveal.

The research from Knight Frank, the real estate firm, found the viewing figures f

     
Posted by on 14/09/2020 11:22:40
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Landlords face going two years without rent
 

Plans by the government to extend their current evictions ban could see landlords going without rent for up to two years, one landlords' organisation is warning.

The National Residential Landlords' Association (NRLA) has written to the Prim

     
Posted by on 09/09/2020 12:04:47
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Average rents rise by 2.1% in August
 

With Covid-19 restrictions now being eased, landlords around the country saw rents rise by an average of 2.1% in August.

According to the data from HomeLet, rents have risen by 1.5% compared with August last year.

Rents in London

     
Posted by on 07/09/2020 17:44:31
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Tenants must receive 6 months notice
 

Landlords have been told by the Government that they must now give six months' notice to their tenants which will run until March 2021.

This is in addition to the eviction ban extension, which was recently announced, and which will now end on 20

     
Posted by on 01/09/2020 12:23:04
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Covid impact broadens accommodation considerations
 

Students have considered a broader range of accommodation choices as a result of Coronavirus. In a recent survey undertaken by www.accommodationforstudents.com 40% of respondents had considered living in a houseshare rather than a hall. 22% a flat or apart

     
Posted by on 19/08/2020 11:55:53
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Call to introduce student tenancy break clauses
 

A call has been made for student tenancy agreements to include a break clause should another wave of Covid-19 take place.

A survey of students and parents was carried out by Money Magpie and it found that 89% of students would like a break claus

     
Posted by on 13/08/2020 11:05:27
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More traffic, increased enquiries further developments
 
It has been a challenging time for the student accommodation sector since late March. Despite this it has been positive to see the sector responding in innovative way.

40% increase in enquiries

Here at Accommodation for S

     
Posted by on 07/08/2020 13:04:20
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What student landlords will need to do post-lockdown
 
Student landlords are being urged to undertake measures to ensure their accommodation meets the demands of post-lockdown students.

According to Ben Fielding from property inventory software firm InventoryBase, landlords should review their rental propert

     
Posted by on 27/07/2020 20:13:04
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Landlords see tenant demand and rents rise
 

Landlords around the country are seeing rents rise and tenant demand booming at higher levels than in 2019, new research reveals.

The findings from Goodlord show that rents are rising in most regions and void periods are beginning to fall.

     
Posted by on 15/07/2020 17:57:20
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The UK's buy to let mortgage market is recovering
 

Landlords and potential BTL investors will be pleased to hear that the UK's buy to let mortgage market is beginning to show signs of recovery after the Covid-19 lockdown, figures reveal.

The findings from Moneyfacts show that the number of BTL f

     
Posted by on 13/07/2020 17:44:37
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UK universities look to fly overseas students into the country
 

A growing number of universities in the UK are looking to charter flights in a bid to bring overseas students to study in the country this year, it has been revealed.

The news will bring relief to those landlords with private student accomm

     
Posted by on 09/07/2020 19:12:08
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Landlords choose not to increase rents
 
Growing numbers of landlords are choosing not to increase rents in a bid to help their tenants financially because of the Covid-19 lockdown, it has been revealed.

According to Arla Propertymark, the proportion of rent increases being imposed on tena

     
Posted by on 06/07/2020 10:33:37
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Lettings Market sees a strong start to June
 

The first two weeks in June have seen the lettings market enjoying huge gains for both completed and new lettings applications, one platform reveals.

According to Goodlord, these applications are now higher than June 2019's levels and under

     
Posted by on 19/06/2020 12:30:14
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Student property sees investment surge
 

The North West of England has seen a student property investment surge that has increased by 8% year-on-year, research reveals.

The findings from Mistoria Group highlights that international investors, as well as UK-based investors, have been in

     
Posted by on 16/06/2020 22:24:49
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UK's rental sector surges after Covid-19 lockdown
 

Demand in the UK's rental sector for homes surged by 22% after letting agents were allowed to reopen on 13 May, one organisation says.

According to Rightmove, demand for rental properties is growing at a quicker pace than for the residential sal

     
Posted by on 08/06/2020 11:11:37
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The Class of 2021
 

Currently the Higher Education sector is experiencing an unprecedented level of disruption and as a result there is a significant amount of uncertainty about what will be happening in the 2020/21 academic year.

Universities have been hit particu

     
Posted by on 03/06/2020 14:40:27
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Views on the re-opening of Letting Agents
 

The majority of letting agents and landlords responding to our recent poll believe that allowing letting agents to re-open in England was a good idea. 80% of respondents agreed that the decision was the correct one and just 4% f

     
Posted by on 23/05/2020 10:03:22
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Students and landlords remain optimistic despite huge coronavirus challenge
 

Accommodation for students has conducted a survey of both students and landlords to find out how Coronavirus has impacted on them. It is clear that the current circumstances have had a dramatic impact on both students and private landlords, with both sides

     
Posted by on 08/05/2020 10:59:00
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Government Will Not Act In Student Landlord Dispute
 

Government Will Not Act In Student Landlord Dispute

The Government's housing minister says he will not act in a growing dispute between student landlords and their tenants.

The Minister, Chris Pincher, has confirmed that he will not intervene in a b

     
Posted by on 07/05/2020 12:28:09
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Landlords Gear-Up For A Post-Lockdown Buying Surge
 

Landlords Gear-Up For A Post-Lockdown Buying Surge

Growing numbers of landlords and property investors are gearing up for a post-Coronavirus lockdown buying surge to enjoy bargain property prices, research has revealed.

The findings from tech provid

     
Posted by on 07/05/2020 12:24:20
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70% of tenants renew their tenancies
 

70% of tenants renew their tenancies

The Coronavirus lockdown has seen the highest proportion of tenants renewing their tenancy since 2008, research reveals.

According to the findings from Hamptons International, they say that of the tenancies that

     
Posted by on 07/05/2020 12:20:43
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Tenant Demand Increases For Post-Lockdown Moves
 

Tenant Demand Increases For Post-Lockdown Moves

Landlords are seeing a big rise in tenant demand as people begin planning for a post-Coronavirus lockdown move, a survey reveals.

The findings from Zoopla's Rental Index highlights that in the first tw

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:43:52
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Student Landlords Asked To Relax Rents
 

Student Landlords Asked To Relax Rents

Student bodies in the UK are urging landlords with student accommodation to relax rents amid the Covid-19 crisis.

In Canterbury, the students' union says it is 'immoral and unjust' for student accommodation pro

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:41:27
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74% of Landlords Fear Tenants Can't Pay Rent
 

74% of Landlords Fear Tenants Can't Pay Rent

Landlords around the UK say they have been contacted by worried tenants to say they are unable to pay their rent this month, a survey reveals.

The findings from Landlord Action highlights that millions of

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:38:32
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Student Landlords Facing Growing Rent Strike Protest
 

Student Landlords Facing Growing Rent Strike Protest

Student landlords are increasingly facing the prospect of a rent strike after hundreds of students joined forces in protest at student accommodation providers refusing to cancel rents for the summer term.

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:23:51
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How Landlords Can Help Tenants During The Covid-19 Crisis
 

How Landlords Can Help Tenants During The Covid-19 Crisis

Landlords across the UK can help their tenants in a number of ways during the Covid-19 pandemic, one firm of accountants says.

And with many landlords facing financial uncertainty over whethe

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:20:54
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Call to Suspend Rents During Coronavirus Pandemic
 

Call to Suspend Rents During Coronavirus Pandemic

The government is being urged by renters' union to step in and suspend all rents in the UK during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The unions say that tenants are having to choose between putting food on th

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:16:51
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Call for landlords to understand Universal Credit
 

Call for landlords to understand Universal Credit

With landlords around the UK facing the prospect of a huge jump in the number of tenants applying for Universal Credit, a call has been made for them to understand how this will impact them.

Followin

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:09:14
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Student Landlords Urged To 'Reconfigure' Property
 

Student Landlords Urged To 'Reconfigure' Property

Student landlords who are facing long void periods since students were ordered home from universities and colleges, should reconfigure their student accommodation to suit mainstream tenants, one firm says.

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:06:39
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Landlords Urge Government To Offer Rent Clarity
 

Landlords Urge Government To Offer Rent Clarity

While the Government has made clear that tenants cannot be evicted by landlords as part of the Coronavirus Act 2020, landlords say that more clarity is needed over the paying of rent.

The call comes fr

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:03:53
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Landlords Worry As Students Head Home
 

Landlords Worry As Students Head Home

With university students returning to parental homes, landlords across the UK are being urged to ‘remain calm’.

The call comes from one student housing provider who says many students will still be receiving loa

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 13:51:20
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Lost Rents Could Cost Btl Landlords £15bn
 

Lost Rents Could Cost Btl Landlords £15bn

Landlords across the UK face losing up to £15bn in lost rent because of the Coronavirus pandemic, research reveals.

The findings from Ome, a deposit replacement scheme, reveal that should landlords have a te

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 13:48:12
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Tenancy Deposit Guidance Updated
 

Tenancy Deposit Guidance Updated

Tenancy deposit protection guidance for tenants and landlords in England and Wales has been updated by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

The update is aimed at helping tenants, landlords as well as letting agents understan

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 13:45:28
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Half of all UK landlords look to exit PRS
 

Half of all UK landlords look to exit PRS

Nearly half of all buy to let landlords in the UK are looking at selling up and leaving the private rental sector, research reveals.

The findings from Aldermore Bank reveal that 48% of the 1,000 landlords th

     
Posted by on 14/04/2020 13:26:39
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Financial Help For Landlords Hit By Coronavirus Urged
 

Financial Help For Landlords Hit By Coronavirus Urged

With growing numbers of landlords and tenants being affected by the coronavirus pandemic, two organisations are urging the government to offer financial help.

However, landlords may be forced int

     
Posted by on 14/04/2020 13:14:21
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Tenants Have Been 'Hit Hard’ By Btl Tax Clampdown
 

Tenants Have Been 'Hit Hard’ By Btl Tax Clampdown

The government's buy to let tax clampdown has hit tenants the hardest and there are clear warning signs of a looming rental crisis that are being ignored, two organisations warn.

The National Landlor

     
Posted by on 14/04/2020 13:11:04
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