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With two new Housing Ministers and a new PM: What is in store for the Private Rented Sector

As the summer defined by record-breaking heatwaves being followed by torrential rain and storms starts to draw to a close, we hope the autumn weather will be a little more predictable. However, it is just a matter of days until Boris Johnson’s brand-new Government returns to Westminster, and speculation is mounting about just what may happen between in the 59 days between the 3 ...

Tenant demand increase, as supply of rented homes falls

The most recent HomeLet Rental Index released this month shows that rents across the UK have risen by 2.3% versus the same time last year; this is up from 1.8% in June. Meanwhile, our own data from June revealed that there has been a staggering 23% surge in the number of tenants looking to rent compared to the same time last year, however this is not being matched by supply - w ...

What changes may be in store for the property market with Boris Johnson as Prime Minister?

The race for the new Conservative leader, and more importantly, Prime Minister came to an end yesterday, with Boris Johnson winning 66% of the vote.  Now the announcements have been made, we take a look at what the possible changes could be for the property market.  Proposed Stamp Duty Reforms Johnson has said in the past that he would like to overhaul the stamp duty system, ...

What is the Tenant Fees Act and what will it mean for lettings?

The government have enacted a piece of legislation called the Tenant Fees Act. As of 1 June 2019, this new Act will make significant changes to the private rented sector in England (the legislation for Wales is separate and will come into force on 1st September 2019), but what does it say and what impact is it expected to have on landlords and tenants? What is the Tenant Fees ...

Spicerhaart scoops top industry award for its charity work

The Spicerhaart estate agency group has won a top industry award for the support it gives to its own in-house charity Magic Moments, which takes children from hospices across the UK to Disneyland Paris every year. At the Agents Giving Fundraising Champions Awards 2018, the firm won the ‘Special Fundraising Award’, which recognises ‘a company which has consistently gone the ext ...

As the New Political term starts – is Housing Policy on the agenda?

The long summer has ended, MP’s have returned to Parliament and we’re in the midst of Conference Season. Naturally Brexit will dominate each party conference, however there are other equally important policies that should also form part of the agenda - particularly Housing. Recent media speculation suggested the Governor of the Bank of England “predicted house prices would fal ...

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