May 2014

SAFEagent Awareness Week 2014

Landlords and tenants nationwide are being reminded of the importance of choosing letting agents who subscribe to Client Money Protection (CMP) schemes. This community supported initiative has been organised and co-ordinated by SAFEagent. Now in its third year, SAFEagent Awareness…

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House price growth hits double figures

In the year to April, prices rose by 10.9%, the first annual double-digit growth since April 2010 and the fastest rate since June 2007. Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s chief economist, said: “After several months of moderation, the pace of house price…

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RICS disagree with Miliband rent policy

The news will reinforce critics who say the policy will prove unsuccessful and only damage the property market, reducing the quality of properties and making landlords less likely to rent. Mr Miliband proposes making it mandatory for landlords to provide…

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The average house will cost £900,000 in 20 years

They also suggest they could reach more than £900,000 by 2034 unless a radical housebuilding programme is put in place to provide a quarter of a million homes a year. The report also predicts that over half of those aged…

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