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Roundhay Food Festival

19th August 2016

Why not treat yourself to a little pre-bank holiday fun this weekend at the Roundhay Food Festival?

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MORE JOBS = PROPERTY BOOM!

10th August 2016

In 2008, the financial crisis had everyone in despair, the housing market in Leeds was amongst the most affected cities with prices dropping tremendously...

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Have you got the right to rent?

8th August 2016

New rules have been causing confusion all over the UK, so let us break it down for you...

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Licensed to Improve

28th June 2016

The secretary of State for the department of local communities approved a selective licensing scheme for landlords and managers of privately rented properties in two areas of Leeds in 2009, to improve living conditions for the residents and local community.

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Residential Property

28th June 2016

Changes to the section 21 procedure

On October 1st 2015, sections 33 to 41 of the deregulation act 2015 came into force. They contain new protocols which must be abided by regarding how and when landlords can serve a notice ending an assured shorthold tenancy, under section 21 of the Housing Act (1998).

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Sealing the Envelope

28th June 2016

The past 20 years have seen an emphasis on developing more energy efficient buildings. The main motives are to improve energy efficiency, reducing heating bills and increasing comfort levels for occupiers. To achieve this buildings are being made more airtight whilst ensuring the number areas of leakage are reduced. Airtightness guidance was introduced to encourage improvements along with air permeability testing. The results are used to assess the buildings thermal insulation and overall energy use.

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UK Plans clean-up of private rented sector

28th June 2016

Despite a vast majority of private renters being satisfied with their accommodation, a small number of “rogue” landlords are failing to meet the requirements expected of them by local authorities. However, under new regulations set out by the UK government both landlords and letting agents who fail to comply face higher fines and possible blacklisting from the property industry. Growing concerns over the state of the private rented sector have prompted these changes to take place. For example, on a recent inspection of 40,000 privately rented properties, roughly 3000 were found to be of such poor condition that enforcement action or prosecution were required.

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University Market Briefing (Leeds Briefing, July 2015)

28th June 2016

In the past 5 years the number of students in higher education has steadily dropped from 25,000 to almost 23,000. The most dramatic drop being among undergraduate students. Despite this statistic, it has been revealed that as of May 2015 there were 647,610 applicants for courses starting in September 2015. This is higher than the previous peak in 2011, a year which saw 643 thousand applications.

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New Legislation on Smoke Alarms

14th August 2015

The new smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm (England) regulations 2015 require all landlords to provde a smoke alarm on wach storey and a carbon monoxide alarm where there is a fuel burning appliance.

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The Power of Leverage

1st July 2015

Leveraging as part of a growth strategy is flourishing once more; with a stronger economy investors are willing to take more risks.

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