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May 25th, 2011
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Landlord buildings insurance holders could well be interested in hearing about a new study on housing benefit that’s about to be carried out.

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) reports that a Sheffield academic will lead a team to review the effects of the recent cuts to housing benefit. Read more…

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May 24th, 2011
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Rents may be bringing in record returns for landlords with buy to let insurance – but there is one issue with the market about which they need to be concerned.

Levels of unpaid rent are increasing and it is a situation unlikely to change for some time.

The latest Buy‐to‐Let Index from LSL Property Services revealed that tenant arrears rose last month. Read more…

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May 24th, 2011
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The spell of fine weather looks set to continue for much of the UK for some time to come – but that could mean trouble for some home owners including landlords with insurance for rented property.

With so-called “Flaming June” on the way, the temptation in hot weather is to open all the windows and perhaps doors too so as to keep the building cool.

And, while this may well be effective at reducing heat inside a building, it can also invite trouble in the form of opportunist theft as burglars sneak into unsecured property unnoticed. Read more…

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May 23rd, 2011
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It appears landlord building insurance holders are testing the sales market right now, as new figures show the supply of property in the market was up in April.

According to the latest RICS UK Housing Market survey 18 per cent more chartered surveyors reported a rise rather than fall in new instructions. Read more…

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May 22nd, 2011
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Landlords with rented property insurance have perhaps never had it so good in terms of favourable market conditions.

And the top end of the market is no exception.

Investors who have put their money into prime London property are enjoying record returns.

Last month rents rose 0.4%, Knight Frank has revealed. Read more…

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May 21st, 2011
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The housing market remains in a state of flux for property owners – including those with buy to let insurance.

On the one hand landlords are enjoying strong returns on their investment in terms of record rents.

While on the other they are seeing the value of their property fall once again. Read more…

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May 20th, 2011
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Landlords with buy to let insurance looking to purchase more stock could face a surprise when they look at the prices of new to market property.

That is because new sellers are asking their highest prices for three years, according to the latest data from Rightmove.

Despite this, the market remains in a state of “low transaction limbo” as there are few forced sellers driving down prices. Read more…

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