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March 2015 - Scotland House Price Index
March 2015 - Scotland House Price Index

by Press Office

Christine Campbell, regional managing director of Your Move, comments: “In what would have been an unimaginable trend just a year ago, house prices are now rising faster in Scotland than in London.

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Q1 2015 - Tenant Arrears Tracker
Q1 2015 - Tenant Arrears Tracker

by Press Office

As of Q1 2015 there are now 70,900 tenants facing more than two months of unpaid rent. This is 1,500 more households than in the previous quarter, when 69,400 tenants were over two months behind on rent, or a quarterly increase of 2.2%. Since the same point last year the number of tenancies in such a position has grown by 4.0%, with 2,700 additional households falling into t...

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April 2015 - House Price Index
April 2015 - House Price Index

by Press Office

Adrian Gill, director of Reeds Rains and Your Move estate agents, comments: “House price growth has jolted awake again in April, climbing 0.2% (£600) in the past month, following what was a more lethargic period for property values. This has lifted the average house price across England and Wales to a new high this year, at £275,961. Annual price growth is still cooling, but...

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Should tenants be allowed to sub-let?
Should tenants be allowed to sub-let?

by Your Move

There are two main types of sub-letting. First, there’s a ‘rent to rent’ strategy, where a landlord leases a property to a tenant for a fixed period of time (often 3 or 5 years) and then they let the property out to tenants of their own. The idea is that the rental income they receive covers their own rent to the landlord and also gives them a profit on top. The supposed ben...

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May 2015 - Mortgage Monitor
May 2015 - Mortgage Monitor

by Press Office

Loans to borrowers with small deposits saw a year-on-year increase in April, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor from e.surv, the UK’s largest chartered surveyor. In April there were 10,112 house purchase loan approvals for borrowers with deposits worth 15% or less of their property’s total value – typically first-time buyers.

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Here to help first time buyers
Here to help first time buyers

by Your Move

Owning your own home – it’s one of the most expensive things you will ever buy and the process can be both frustrating and time-consuming. With the average first time buyers home costing £160,000 and the average first time deposit now standing at £29,1271, for some the idea of buying their first home seems like a distant dream rather than a reality. That needn’t be the case,...

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The benefits of using a fully-managed service over doing it all yourself
The benefits of using a fully-managed service over doing it all yourself

by Your Move

A lot of landlords focus on ‘hassle’ when they’re deciding whether to use a managing agent. And there’s no doubt that taking phone calls from tenants, having to liaise with contractors, inspecting the property and being prepared to deal with any problems that can occur at any time, is time consuming. If you’ve got several properties, managing them and your tenants can easily...

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A stress free move for your pets
A stress free move for your pets

by Your Move

Moving house can be a stressful time for the whole family, including your pets. It is important to be well prepared and ensure your pet stays safe throughout the move and settles as quickly as possible into their new home. Take a look at this handy advice from The Minster Veterinary Practice on making your move as stress free as possible for your pets.

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April 2015 - First Time Buyer Tracker
April 2015 - First Time Buyer Tracker

by Press Office

The first quarter of 2015 has seen the lowest number of first-time buyers complete property transactions for two years, according to the latest First Time Buyer Tracker from Your Move.

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March 2015 - Scottish Buy-to-Let Index
March 2015 - Scottish Buy-to-Let Index

by Press Office

Scottish landlords have seen total annual returns of 9.7% on average in the twelve months to March 2015, up from 7.2% a year ago. This is equal to £15,000 per property before any mortgage payments or maintenance costs, but taking into account property price growth and void periods between tenants. Buy-to-let investors in Edinburgh have experienced the strongest annual return...

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