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Miliband slammed over Labour policies on private rented sector

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17/09/2014

Maxine's thought for the week


Why don’t people buy instead of renting in Huntingdon and St Ives

 

Quite often, when talking about the rental market, we talk about property and seem to forget the other party in the equation, the tenant. Without tenants, ther...

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11/09/2014

Miliband slammed over Labour policies on private rented sector


Labour’s plans to introduce rent controls if it wins next year’s general election have come under fire.

 

In a withering report, the Institute of Economic Affairs says that Ed Miliband is going for completely the wrong solutions and a...

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11/09/2014

Letting with Pets - recent survey shows a huge gap in the market


Many landlords will not allow pets in their properties, often having had or heard about problems pets can cause. However it appears those landlords may be missing out.

 

Maxine, Director of Maxine Lester Residential Lettings has surve...

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11/09/2014

What impact will the election have on landlords?


The various political parties are preparing for the election in May 2015. As 18% of homes are rented to the private rental sector, the political parties want to make sure they do something to win votes from people who live in these homes.

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10/09/2014

Maxine's thought for the week


Is the St Ives Property market a runaway train?

Some of my landlords invest for yield, some invest for capital growth (however, it’s very difficult to get both in this market). Everyone is different; if you are a landlord in ...

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08/09/2014

Get your home ready for winter


Now that the winter months are nearly upon us, it is time to ensure that your property is ready for the colder weather. As our maintenance requests always increase when the weather turns cold, it would really help avoid delays for you if you could pleas...

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04/09/2014

1.8m shortfall in first time buyer numbers since 2007


A new report from Genworth, the global mortgage insurer, highlights how tougher mortgage regulation and higher capital requirements for lenders have led to a sharp decline in homeownership and significantly reduced the volume of people – especially y...

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04/09/2014

Plans submitted for 3,500 Northstowe new town homes


An Outline Planning application has been submitted for the second phase of work at the Northstowe new town development in Cambridgeshire, which includes the construction of a further 3,500 new homes.

Designs for the new residential properties...

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04/09/2014

Maxine's thought for the week


Why should you consider getting into buy to let in St Ives

Following a recent article, about the difference between St Ives and Huntingdon property markets. I had a number emails and a couple of people popped by my offices for a chat a...

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03/09/2014

Photo competition winners


The winners to the first Maxine Lester Residential Lettings photographic competition were announced on Friday. With £1700 worth of prizes up for grabs the competition was very strong. Entrants were asked to take photos of the positive aspects of livi...

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