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Whatmortgage
Mabringley

08/10/2020
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/WhatMortgage

Will PM’s plans for 95% first-time buyer mortgages solve the housing crisis?

Prime minster Boris Johnson’s plans to turn ‘generation rent’ into ‘generation buy’ using long-term fixed rate mortgages with only 5% deposits have been met with scepticism from experts. The proposals, which Johnson announced yesterday at the virtual Conservative ...

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Lettingagenttoday
Mabringley

08/10/2020
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/Letting Agent Today

PropTech link up means more virtual tour options for agents

Automated lettings platform PlanetRent has agreed a partnership with another PropTech operator to offer virtual tours of rental properties. The partnership with The 360 View allows agents to create so-called ‘immersive’ virtual tours that they can attach to the pr...

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South west londoner
Mabringley

08/10/2020
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/South West Londoner

Less than half of private renters feel safe at home Shelter finds

Less than half of London’s private renters believe their home has made them feel safe during the pandemic, a report by housing and homelessness charity Shelter has found. The report, which took data from independent analytics firm YouGov, found that only 48% of Lo...

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Landlordtoday
Mabringley

07/10/2020
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/Landlord Today

Property management chief backs Shelter over poor quality homes

A prominent rental industry figure has backed Shelter’s sweeping condemnation of the lettings sector - but insists landlords are not to blame. Mary-Anne Bowring, group managing director at Ringley - which is a property management and PropTech business - says Shelt...

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Property wire
Mabringley

07/10/2020
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/Property Wire

Shelter: Renters felt unsafe during lockdown

Over half (51%) of private renters in England say their home has made them feel safe during the pandemic, Shelter research has found. A third (35%) live in poor conditions, with electrical hazards, pests or damp-related issues in their home. Meanwhile 43% recko...

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Mortgage finance gazette
Mabringley

07/10/2020
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/Mortgage Finance Gazette

PM’s 95% mortgage proposals ‘promising’ but is it too little, too late?

Prime minister Boris Johnson’s proposal to introduce long-term fixed-rate mortgages for buyers with 5% deposits has been greeted with scepticism by industry commentators. The reforms, which the Conservatives first mooted in their election manifesto last year, are ...

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Mortgageintroducer
Mabringley

06/10/2020
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/Mortgage Introducer

Ringley: UK has failed to build enough new homes for decades

Research by homeless charity Shelter, which found that only 51% of private renters have been made to feel safe by their home during the pandemic, while 35% live in poor conditions, is evidence of the failure to build enough new homes, according to Ringley. Mary-A...

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Negotiator
Mabringley

06/10/2020
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/The Negotiator

A third of private rented homes are sub-standard, claims Shelter

A third of tenants in England live in homes which are poorly maintained, low quality and too expensive for the quality of life they offer, housing charity Shelter has claimed. It paid YouGov to ask just over 5,000 tenants about their private rented homes and found...

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Mortgage strategy
Mabringley

06/10/2020
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/Mortgage Strategy

Half of renters felt insecure in homes during pandemic

Only half of private renters in England say that their home has made them feel safe during the pandemic, Shelter has claimed as it calls for the government to invest £12bn in social housing. The charity’s Building Our Way Out report argues that the lack of social ...

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Landlordzone
Mabringley

06/10/2020
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/Landlord Zone

Shelter slams landlords for poor conditions within ‘too many’ rented properties

Landlords have been heavily criticised by Shelter within a scathing report into the PRS in which it says over a third of rented homes are sub-standard. Launched today, Shelter’s major report interviewed 5,177 tenants in the PRS last month and was conducted by YouG...

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