Category: Letting Agents

Net yields rise for buy-to-let landlords as the timescales to find a tenant falls

The cost of agreeing a new tenancy rose 3.7% over the past year with rental growth continuing to be driven by London and the East of England, according to Countrywide Residential Lettings, the UK’s largest lettings agency.

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Energy Minister outlines plans for reform to Renewable Heat Incentive to benefit Social Landlords & Poorer Households

Social Landlords can welcome the news that implementing energy efficiency measures will be made far simpler under proposed changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

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A helping hand for Landlords

Landlords who choose to let their property through Countrywide now have exclusive access to a dedicated Landlord portal. 

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Countrywide Lettings Scoop Top 4 Industry Awards

Countrywide plc, the UK’s largest integrated property services group, has been named Large Lettings Agency of the Year, Employer of the Year and Property Management Company of the Year at The Negotiator Awards 2014. Countrywide plc were also delighted to … Continue reading

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Bank of England proposals could require a third of new landlords to put down larger deposits

  The Bank of England have recently outlined a new proposal to impose stricter lending criteria for buy-to-let investors. If agreed, these extra powers could see new buy-to-let landlords having to put down a 40% deposit in order to secure … Continue reading

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Industry News, Letting, Mortgages Tags: , , , , , , 1 Comment

September is Property Live Month!

Let’s talk property! Welcome to Property Live, a month packed full of exclusive incentives, schemes and deals, all designed to help you fulfil your property ambitions.

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Buying, Buying Property, Estate Agents, Landlords Advice, Letting, Mortgages, Selling, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , Comments Off

Spiralling Rental Costs inhibiting young people from climbing onto Property Ladder

There is growing public clamour for the government to tackle the overpriced rental sector, as fresh figures have shown that housing costs for tenants are eating up the majority of their incomes. As such, they are toiling in their efforts … Continue reading

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95% increase in buy to let lending reported by major lender

Specialist buy to let mortgage lender, Paragon mortgages, has reported that between Oct 2013 and June 2014 it experienced a massive 95% year on year increase in the volume of buy to let mortgage advances it administered.

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Buying Property, Landlords Advice, Letting, Property Market, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , 1 Comment