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  • Is 2014 the Year You Should Get On the Ladder?

    Is 2014 the Year You Should Get On the Ladder?

    The property market is seeing its best period in a long while and so it is common place to find people pondering over getting involved. We are going to look at both sides of the coin because there is considerable debate as to what the market is going to do. We have seen an unprecedented [...]

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  • Housing Costs Pushing People to Borrow Money

    Housing Costs Pushing People to Borrow Money

    Because people are having a difficult time paying their mortgage payments or getting their rent paid each month, a surprising number of people have been taking out payday loans to help them make ends meet. In fact, a housing charity known as Shelter states that close to one million people have been applying for and [...]

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  • London councils admit to shipping families miles away

    London councils admit to shipping families miles away

    London councils will be forced to ship thousands of families out of the capital – some as far away as Wales – after next April’s benefits cuts mean they are priced out of the private rental market. A report by the Child Poverty Action Group and Lasa, a welfare rights charity, predicts that 124,480 London [...]

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  • City rents to go on rising for years to come, says housing guru

    City rents to go on rising for years to come, says housing guru

    London rents are predicted to rise significantly over the next ten years as the supply prednisone 100 mg of housing in the capital fails to meet the needs of people working in the city. The forecast is in a new independent research paper ‘Renting in London: the coming boom’, written by Professor Michael Ball and [...]

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  • Rents setting new records in central London

    Rents setting new records in central London

    Rents in prime central viagra no prescription online London have risen by 12% in the last year, say agents EA Shaw. The firm says central London residential rents rose 3% during the third quarter.   The firm points to a record rent of £64 per sq ft for a 357 sq ft flat in Floral [...]

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  • Direct payment deal IS bringing rents down, insists minister

    Direct payment deal IS bringing rents down, insists minister

    Landlords of benefits tenants have dropped their rents in return for getting rental payments direct, a minister has claimed. Lord Freud, the welfare reform minister, said that the scheme – a temporary one – had proved a success. The government temporarily extended the discretion of local authorities to make direct payments to landlords last April [...]

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  • Buy-to-let lending on long road to recovery

    Buy-to-let lending on long road to recovery

    The value of buy-to-let mortgages taken out in the third quarter of 2012 totalled £4.2bn, an increase of 8% over the £3.9bn advanced in the preceding three months. According to data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the number of BTL cialis 5mg prices loans in the three months to the end of September totalled [...]

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  • Watch that logo, ARLA warns would-be tenants

    Watch that logo, ARLA warns would-be tenants

    The Association of Residential Letting Agents has issued new warnings to would-be tenants to be on the alert for rogue letting agents – and to beware of logos which could be fake or mean very little as to the agent’s professional credentials. Ian Potter, managing director of ARLA, said: “Unfortunately, there are many horror stories of [...]

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  • More younger people on housing benefit in private sector

    More younger people on housing benefit in private sector

    More than 1.6m people who are on housing benefit live in the private rented sector. The statistic emerged in the answer to a question asked by Labour MP Ian Mearns of the buy cheap cialis Department for Work and Pensions. The exact figure is 1,645,730. That compares with 3,382,870 for the number of people on [...]

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  • 1 in 5 UK workers paid less than Living Wage

    1 in 5 UK workers paid less than Living Wage

    One in five workers in the UK – some 4.82 million people – are paid less than the "Living Wage", research from accountancy firm KPMG shows. In a difficult climate of rising prices and increasing costs of living, the impact is falling hardest on these low paid workers with over four in ten saying that [...]

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