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Landlords should be aware of the New Electricity Regulations from 1 July 2020

The new regulations will come into force for any new tenancy from 1 July 2020 including tenancy renewals and tenancies which become statutory periodic after that date and will require re-testing every 5 years

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Some Dunstable & Leighton Buzzard landlords still do not comply with the regulations regarding Smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors in rental properties !

3 years after the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations came into force I am constantly surprised at the number of properties that do not comply, risking the landlords a £5000 fine and the safety of their tenants.

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Warning for Dunstable or Leighton Buzzard landlords with shared accommodation. You may now require a HMO Licence

The new mandatory licensing of HMOs has been extended so that smaller properties (i.e. any storey height) that house five or more people in two or more separate households will also require a licence.

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Belvoir Lettings Dunstable win Gold for Best Letting Agent and Customer Experience on AllAgents Review Site

Belvoir Lettings Dunstable win Gold again from AllAgents

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The housing market is changing and so is the focus of this BLOG

I have taken the last few weeks to assess what is currently happening in the UK housing market and economy at the moment and have decided it is more important and relevant to give landlords advice and knowledge on their investments

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61% Drop in Properties For Sale Today in Leighton Buzzard Compared to 10 Years Ago

Leighton Buzzard property values and transactions continue to be sluggish, and the monthly peaks and troughs of house prices and properties changing hands doesn’t mask the deficiency of suitable realistically priced property coming onto the Leighton Buzzard property market.

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Dunstable & Leighton Buzzard Property Values (were) 7.3% higher than year ago. What’s the PLAN to fix the Dunstable & Leighton Buzzard Property Market ?

The country needs a diversified and fluid property market to allow the economy as whole to grow and flourish ... which in turn will be a greater influence on whether prices go up or down in the long term. I am sure every homeowner or landlord in Dunstable & Leighton Buzzard doesn’t want another housing crisis like we had in 1974, 1988 and most recently in 2008

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Nearly Three Babies Born for Every New Home Built in the Past Five Years in Central Bedfordshire

It can be seen that in 2016, 2.38 babies had been born in Central Bedfordshire for every home that had been built in the five years to the end of 2016 (the most up to date data). Interestingly, that ratio nationally was 2.9 babies to every home built in the ‘50s and 2.4 in the ‘70s.

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How Affordable is Property for Average Working Families in Dunstable & Leighton Buzzard?

Assuming there is one wage earner in the house, the chances of a Dunstable & Leighton Buzzard working family being able to afford to buy their own home, when it’s over eleven times their annual salary, is very slim indeed. The existing affordability crisis of people wanting to buy their own home is the unavoidable outcome of the decade on decade failure to build enough homes to keep up with demand

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Dunstable & Leighton Buzzard Landlords Plan to Expand Their Buy To Let Portfolios

With top of the range Bank and Building Society Savings Accounts only reaching 1.5% a year, the rollercoaster ride of Crypto currency and the yo-yoing of the Stock Market, the simple fact is, with rental yields in Leighton Buzzard far outstripping current savings rates

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Extra Funding Is Required for Affordable Homes in Dunstable & Leighton Buzzard

An undersupply of affordable homes will artificially keep rents and property prices high. That might sound good in the short term, but a large proportion of my Dunstable & Leighton Buzzard landlords find their children are also priced out of the housing market.

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Leighton Buzzard Property Market – Asking Prices Up 9.3% in the Last 12 Months

Looking at the different sectors of the Leighton Buzzard property market, splitting it down into property types, one can see what is happening to each sector of the market with regard to their average asking prices now compared to a year ago

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