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London buy to let market attracts investment in Q2

The London buy to let market enjoyed positive investor activity in Q2 of 2018, according to new data from specialist buy to let broker firm Commercial Trust Limited. Analysis of buy to let purchase applications across the UK, showed that the capital recorded the greatest share over other...
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Trade body still hopeful for mandatory independent inventories

The UK’s only membership association for independent inventory clerks says it is still hopeful that the government will introduce some form of mandatory inventory reporting legislation in the near future. Since 2016, the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) has been campaigning for the introduction of mandatory independent...
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Landlords must be wary of rising tenant arrears

Challenging conditions for landlords and letting agents could cause rent arrears to rise and this scenario is something landlords should be wary of, according to RentalStep. The PropTech startup says that if rents continue to rise and wage growth remains stagnant, some tenants may find it more difficult...
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London’s connectivity lags behind

Connectivity is more than just broadband speeds and 4G coverage. New research from property consultancy Cluttons has revealed the impact it has on everything from the properties we choose to live in, to the places where we can work and our overall happiness both at home and in...
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Landlords can combat costs by exploring alternatives

Following the recent announcement that the Tenants’ Fees Bill has started its formal journey through Parliament, a PropTech startup is advising landlords to think seriously about how it could affect their profits. RentalStep says that landlords will need to consider their monthly outgoings and start shopping around for...
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