Industry Insight


Bogus Tradesmen Duping Householders
Industry Insight July 8th, 2014

Bogus Tradesmen Duping Householders

How Our Property Management Software Helps Both Landlords and Contractors Police in the Borders is planning on launching its ‘Nominated Neighbour Scheme’, as over the…

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Home Owners in London Cash in on Their Properties
Industry Insight July 7th, 2014

Home Owners in London Cash in on Their Properties

The London housing market is booming, having risen hugely in value over the past ten years. Home owners and landlords alike have taken advantage of…

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Market for Contractors Grows As Young People Can No Longer Afford to Buy First Homes
Industry Insight July 4th, 2014

Market for Contractors Grows As Young People Can No Longer Afford to Buy First Homes

As the concept of buying a first home and getting onto the property ladder becomes more and more foreign to young people, households are looking…

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New ‘How to rent’ Guide Launched to Help Private Rented Sector Tenants Know Their Rights
Industry Insight July 4th, 2014

New ‘How to rent’ Guide Launched to Help Private Rented Sector Tenants Know Their Rights

Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has launched a new ‘How to rent’ guide that will allow private rented sector tenants to easily know and understand their…

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Surge in Home Improvements is Good News for Retailers and Contractors
Industry Insight July 3rd, 2014

Surge in Home Improvements is Good News for Retailers and Contractors

The UK’s buoyant housing market is having a knock-on effect on the country’s retailers, as people look to undertake home improvements. Topps Tiles has announced…

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Private Rental July 2nd, 2014

Landlords, Will You Be Affected by the Mortgage Lending Cap?

When the Bank of England announced their new limits on mortgage lending last month, many people looking to buy were worried about what this might…

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Contractors Look to Get More Work Through Building Affordable Housing in the Countryside
Social Housing July 1st, 2014

Contractors Look to Get More Work Through Building Affordable Housing in the Countryside

Yesterday marked the start of Rural Housing Week 2014, a series of events organised by the National Housing Federation happening across the UK that will…

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Communication between Landlords and Tenants Integral to Solving Disputes – How Property Management Software Can Help
Industry Insight June 30th, 2014

Communication between Landlords and Tenants Integral to Solving Disputes – How Property Management Software Can Help

Landlord Assist, the tenant eviction and rent recovery firm, have recently advocated the necessity of communication between landlords and tenants. They say communication will help…

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Stricter Limits Set by the Bank Of England for Mortgage Lending
Industry Insight June 27th, 2014

Stricter Limits Set by the Bank Of England for Mortgage Lending

The Bank of England has introduced stricter measures for mortgage lending in order to cool the market. This announcement has been described by experts as…

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The Tennis Isn’t the Only Reason London Has its Eye On Wimbledon
Industry Insight June 26th, 2014

The Tennis Isn’t the Only Reason London Has its Eye On Wimbledon

The capital’s biggest annual sporting event has the whole world’s eyes on the affluent suburb of Southwest London, but the Tennis isn’t the only reason…

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Contractors: Get Organised and Get More Work by Protecting Your Workforce
Industry Insight June 26th, 2014

Contractors: Get Organised and Get More Work by Protecting Your Workforce

The Health and Safety Executive’s recent research has sparked renewed interest in the protection of workforces in the construction industry. With the construction sector on…

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Immigration Act 2014: How Do the Changes Affect the Property Industry?
Industry Insight June 25th, 2014

Immigration Act 2014: How Do the Changes Affect the Property Industry?

The Immigration Act 2014 was passed in May this year, making landlords subject to fines if they are found to be renting their properties to…

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Contractors Set to Get More Work as the Demand for Ground Floor Bedroom Conversion Increases
Private Rental June 24th, 2014

Contractors Set to Get More Work as the Demand for Ground Floor Bedroom Conversion Increases

Churchill Home Insurance has reported in their research that 11% of British homeowners have created or planned to create a ground floor bedroom in their…

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7 Things Landlords Should Keep in Mind When Renting a Property
Industry Insight June 23rd, 2014

7 Things Landlords Should Keep in Mind When Renting a Property

The buy to let market is on fire – a Government forecast says the percentage of privately rented homes (25% of all homes) could be…

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Effective Property Management Software Needed on Rental Market as Home Ownership Becomes a Pipe Dream for Young People
Private Rental June 23rd, 2014

Effective Property Management Software Needed on Rental Market as Home Ownership Becomes a Pipe Dream for Young People

The latest TSB research has highlighted the challenge young people face today when trying to get onto the property ladder. This challenge creates more demand…

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