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Mandatory CMP is a major milestone for the lettings industry

The introduction of mandatory membership of Client Money Protection (CMP) schemes for letting agents is a significant milestone for the lettings sector – with all-round benefits for agents, landlords and tenants, according to rental payment automation provider PayProp. Mandatory CMP scheme membership requirements will be introduced on April...
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Landlord provides accommodation for homeless this Christmas

Five homeless people will have a roof over their heads this Christmas, thanks to a kind-hearted Liverpool landlord, Mike Georgeson. OurHouseOurPeople is a community interest company set up last year when it opened up an office block for homeless people during one of the worst winters the country...
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Buy to let changes for 2019 – Plenty to ponder

As 2018 draws to an end, there has been much to reflect upon in the buy to let market. There is plenty for landlords to ponder heading into 2019, as Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let broker, Commercial Trust, explores an evolving market.
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Brits deck the halls with festive home improvement frenzy

With Brits expected to spend £4.5 billion shopping by the first Saturday of December, £29.6 Billion is set to be lavished on home improvements – not on presents under the tree – according to new research from AA Financial Services. The new homeowner research dispels the myth that...
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UK property demands are changing: how should investors respond?

by Tom Brown, Managing Director at Ingenious Real Estate. Housing needs in the UK are changing amid declining levels of home ownership and lifestyle shifts. Rather than the traditional ‘buy-and-hold’ model, residential housing needs are shifting towards developments that are built for rent and aimed towards a specific...
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Why Millennials can’t climb the property ladder

With the average semi-detached house costing £225,674 in the UK, the housing crisis has left many of those within the younger generations short of an opportunity to own their own home. As the UK experiences a widening generational wealth gap, research from credit comparison experts TotallyMoney uncovers how...
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