Deposit schemes stacked in tenants favour, landlords claim

Nationwide survey shows 0% of landlords think that deposit schemes are designed in their favour A startling zero per cent of landlords said they felt that deposit schemes are designed in their favour over tenants, according to a new survey released today by digital inventory platform, Imfuna. Just over half (54 per cent) said that they thought current schemes favoured tenants, while 35 per cent claimed that neither party benefitted from the schemes.
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Government HPI Flat but positive for August

The government HPI statistics from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has just been released for August – always later than the other major HPI statistics. Although overall the Index shows a downward trend of house prices, it reports a 0.7% increase on July. Over the year this represents an 8.3% growth on August 2009. Regionally the figures are: England (9.3 per cent) Scotland (0.4 per cent) Wales (9.0 per cent) Northern Ireland (-18.8 per cent): For more information visit: http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/hpi082010 Please share this news item via Share and Enjoy and please do leave a comment on what you think - we always love to hear your thoughts.
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House in multiple occupation licences are necessary

  Landlords might like to check their house in multiple occupation (HMO) licences are valid after one landlord was fined and ordered to pay back £37,407 in rent. Rizwan Ahmed was letting a three-storey, nine-bedroom residence on Fulham Road - that was occupied by at least five tenants - without the required certification and received a £20,000 penalty as a result. It was also found that he had breached five rules of the HMO by failing to maintain fire doors, wall and ceiling plaster and fire alarm systems. A spokesman for Hammersmith and Fulham Council noted that Mr Ahmeds tenants had been living in poor conditions. "This should be a warning to all landlords that the council takes HMO licensing and management regulations seriously," he remarked. Those interested in finding out more about the HMO can do so at the Office of Public Sector website, as well as the Department for...
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Government HPI: up 9.7% since March 2009

The Government House Price Index for March 2010 from the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) was released to today showing a 9.7% increase year on year and a 0.7% monthly increase against February 2010.
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DCLG: HPI Up 7.4% since Feberuary 2009

The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) statistics showed that in February 2010 UK house prices were 7.4% higher than in February 2009 and -0.1% lower than in January 2010.
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DCLG: Final HPI for January inline with other releases – up 6.6%

DCLG (Department for Communities and Local Government) is the last of the House Price Index figures to be released and its HPI for January 2010 shows house prices where 6.2% higher than January 2009 and 2.2% higher than December 2009.
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Government figures show 0.8% rise in December, 2.9% over the year.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) latest House Price Index (HPI) figures show that in December 09 UK House prices where up 0.8% on November 09 and 2.9% up from December 2009.
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DLCG HPI: official figures show return to last years prices

The DCLG House Price Index (HPI) released today for November 2009 show house prices where 0.6% higher than November 2008.
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DCLG House Price Index (HPI) Oct 09 shows 0.5% increase on Sept 09

The Department of Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) latest House Price Index shows that it’s according to it’s statistics released today, UK house prices were 0.5% higher in October 2009 than in September 2009. However the year on year comparison for UK house prices shows -2.2% lower than October 2008, although in Scotland they rose by 0.7%. Read more at www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/hpi102009
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DCLG House Price Index (Sep) up 1.2%

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) house price index for September shows that UK house prices were up 1.2% compared to August 2009, although down 4.1% compares to a year ago (Sept 2008). DCLG statistics go on to show that UK house prices rose by 3.1 per cent in the quarter ending September 2009. This compares with a smaller rise of 0.3 per cent for the quarter ending June 2009 (seasonally adjusted). DCLG statistics are currently very similar to the Halifax HPI. Read more on the DCLG website www.communities.gov.uk
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DCLG House Price Index down 5.6% from August 2008

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) House Price Index has shown that UK House prices were 5.6% lower than in a year ago, in August 2008. Although the statistics show that UK house prices rose by 2.6% in the last quarter, the annual average house prices fell across the UK. – Read the DCLG Announcment
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