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£4000 for Carers Trust

That's what we have pledged to raise for our Charity of the Year for 2015 Carers Trust Cam... Read More +

German landlord taking the p*!?

UK landlords are often criticised for withholding tenants’ deposits for all kinds of unfai... Read More +


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28/01/2015

£4000 for Carers Trust


That's what we have pledged to raise for our Charity of the Year for 2015 Carers Trust Cambridgeshire.

 

After hearing what the Carers Trust Cambridgeshire do for Local Carers and especially young carers, the team has taken up the cha...

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27/01/2015

German landlord taking the p*!?


UK landlords are often criticised for withholding tenants’ deposits for all kinds of unfair reasons but a landlord in Germany has ended up in court for trying to claim damage caused by urine.

 

The landlord was seeking €1,900 (£1,400)...

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09/01/2015

Proposals soon on London 90-day short lets


The government has defended its proposal to relax planning laws and allow London owner occupiers to let out their properties for up to 90 days, despite all-party criticism in the House of Lords.

 

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles an...

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09/01/2015

Tenants' referees may not have right to confidentiality


A newspaper consumer column has highlighted a potential problem for letting agents and landlords - that is, a tenant has an apparent right to see a reference even if the referee who authored it does not give consent and even if it identifies the refe...

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08/01/2015

What the Legal Eagles have in store for us in 2015


As ever there is a raft of potential legislation which Landlords and tenants alike need to be aware of. On top of the stuff making its way through the Government now, everything could change in May when the outcome of the Election is known. So if you...

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08/01/2015

Figures show staggering growth of private lettings


New figures suggest that of the 2.9m homes constructed in the UK between 2000 and 2012, a staggering 2.5m have found their way into the private rental sector.

 

The figures released by Eurostat, the European Commission’s official stat...

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31/12/2014

High number of new landlords unaware of letting regulations


About one in 18 British adults now lets out a property to supplement their main income - but many are unaware of basic legal, health and safety regulations according to new research.

 

That means almost 500,000 landlords have not had ...

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24/12/2014

Maxine's thought for the week


Do semi-detached properties in the Hill Rise area make good investments for Buy to Let?

I was talking to someone who lives in one of those modern 4 bed detached house on the Ansley Way development off Hill Rise, on the western edge of...

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24/12/2014

Maxine's thought for the week


Ex-council flats in St. Ives outperform those off London Road

I spoke about a conversation I had with a landlord, who lives in Hemingford Grey, who took me up on the offer of an informal chat about the St. Ives property market the othe...

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17/12/2014

Maxine's thought for the week


How can you find a good property deal in Huntingdon and St. Ives?

The subject of a lack of Huntingdon and St. Ives property bargains over the last couple of years has always been near the top of most local landlord’s thoughts. I have b...

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