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Student house

Is it time to look again at student lets?

The new academic year is about to start at universities around the country and according to a report in Letting Agent Today earlier this week, the student rental market is booming. Yields are up and with pressure growing on supply across the PRS as a whole, demand fo...

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How much does it cost to be a landlord?

Demand for rental homes continues to outstrip supply in many parts of the UK, with the RICS predicting that rents will rise across the country by an average of 3% in the next 12 months. But if this is making you think that there’s money to be made in being a landlord...

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Rent control

Rent control - is it just a matter of time?

Rent control is back north of the border. Following an agreement last week between the SNP and the Green Party, the Scottish Government has announced that one of its future housing policies will be to “implement an effective national system of rent controls”: a contr...

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Merger

ARMA and IRPM – could they be better together?

At the beginning of August, ARMA (the Association of Residential Managing Agents) and the IRPM (the Institute of Residential Property Management) announced that they are thinking about merging. Two organisations in the rental sector - ARLA Propertymark and the Nation...

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Energy

All stick and no carrot is no way to treat landlords

Successive governments have urged the public to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. With buildings producing the lion’s share of carbon emissions in a country with a large proportion of old housing stock, there is plenty of work to be done. This applies in ...

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Electric

Net zero property management: how Ringley is making a difference

Government communicator Allegra Stratton recently hit a wrong note with her advice on micro-steps towards sustainability such as not rinsing dishes before they go in the dishwasher. What she didn’t say is that unless you’re running that dishwasher on green energy, a ...

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Will new block management code boost service delivery?

If you’ve ever thought that finding the right property manager is a bit hit and miss, then good news is on the way. A new block management code of practice is being developed that we hope will improve the service that leaseholders can expect to get from their managin...

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Law reform

A new building safety regime – at last!

It’s been a long time coming but today we finally know the detail of the Building Safety Bill. The proposed legislation is the result of a huge amount of work by the property and construction industries towards a new building safety regime for high-rise residential b...

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How Ringley is taking a tech-driven approach to renting

This week, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve been appointed by Rise Homes to oversee the launch and lease-up of their £15M Greyfriars build to rent development in Coventry. We will also be taking care of recruiting on-site staff, administering rent collection an...

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Repairs

Need repairs? Help is at hand

There’s now a new way for private tenants to work out whether or not their landlord is responsible for repairs to their rented homes. The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has got together with the Ministry of Justice to develop a new onl...

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