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Council considers capping private rents

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Photo competition deadline now 8 August!

The original closing date for our competitor meant many possible entrants were busy with exam... Read More +


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15/07/2014

Council considers capping private rents


A local authority has hired a housing consultant to look at ways of capping private sector rents - thought to be the first council in the country to consider this.

 

Camden Council has hired Christine Whitehead, professor of housing e...

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11/07/2014

Photo competition deadline now 8 August!


The original closing date for our competitor meant many possible entrants were busy with exams – silly us! 
We have had some great entries, and we are certain there are even more great photographers out there. 
To give them a chance we have extend...

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10/07/2014

JUNGLEdrum news - Buy-to-leave foreign investors a "myth"


The volume of overseas nationals investing in London’s housing market has been overestimated, according to research conducted by Savills.

It is well accepted that the property boom witnessed in the capital in recent years has been fuelled par...

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10/07/2014

JUNGLEdrum News – Rents outstripping incomes


The average cost of renting a residential property in the UK has increased more than four times as quickly as national average incomes, according to the latest findings from the HomeLet Rental Index for May.

According to the data, the average...

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10/07/2014

Huge changes for PRS in Wales to go ahead


The private rented sector throughout Wales is on the brink of huge changes after the Housing Wales (Bill) was approved this week.

In what could be a blueprint for England if Labour gets in, it means that all agents and all landlords will be ...

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10/07/2014

Council uses Section 106 to make developer build homes for private rent


For the first time, a local council is using a Section 106 agreement requiring a developer to build homes for private rent on one of its sites as a condition of planning.

Wandsworth Council has given Bellway Homes planning permission for 510 ...

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10/07/2014

Bank of England housing market ‘rhetoric’ scaring off buyers


Bank of England “rhetoric” and the Mortgage Market Review are both dragging activity downwards, the RICS said this morning.

While most surveyors reported an increase in prices, demand for property slowed back down to levels last s...

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08/07/2014

Maxine's thought for the week


St. Ives sees 12.8% return on investing in the rental market

I was talking to a landlord from Godmanchester the other day about the St.Ives and Huntingdon property market following my recent articles in the Hunts Post. With all the new...

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26/06/2014

Great prizes in photography competition



It is not long till the deadline for our great photography competition - 5pm Friday 11 July
We want competition entries which capture the best things about living in Cambridgeshire in just three photographs. 
This could be your favourite stree...

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26/06/2014

Maxine Lester Residential Lettings win Sunday Times National Award for Customer Service


Maxine Lester Residential Lettings won the Sunday Times Letting Agent of the Year for customer Service at last week’s awards held at the prestigious Lancaster Hotel. The award recognises the company amongst the top three letting agents in the county ...

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