Archive for December, 2009
December 22nd, 2009
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A summary of the ups and downs of the private rental sector over the past year. Read more…

December 14th, 2009
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The local housing allowance which was intended to promote fairness, choice and personal responsibility among claimants by paying money directly into their bank accounts instead of to the landlords has proved to be failing.

A survey of 450 recipients found that 81% of people found it fairly or very difficult to find affordable accommodation and 59% said they had to make up shortfalls in their rent themselves. Read more…

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December 10th, 2009
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Research showed that more tenants are looking to move into new rental accommodation by the end of 2010.

The latest survey by the UK’s largest lettings-only portal revealed that 65% of tenants hope to find new private rental accommodation when the year ends; which is positive news for residential landlords and letting agents. Read more…

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December 4th, 2009
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Almost 100,000 homeowners decided to move due to disputes with their neighbours during the last 2 years.

Based on 680,000 homeowners who have moved since 2007, one-third of them moved to climb the property ladder; whilst one-fifth of them sell their house to move to bigger properties. Read more…

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December 1st, 2009
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 A national crackdown on social housing tenancy cheats is launched by the Government with the aim to recover up to 10,000 council and housing associations homes which have been sublet illegally.

According to the statistics, about 50,000 homes in England are sublet by individuals living elsewhere and earning rental income by charging higher rental rates. Read more…

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