Generation Rent: A testing time for tenants

Generation Rent: A testing time for tenants Liverpool’s rental sector special Words by Christine Toner For many, renting is a temporary step with the eventual goal being home ownership.However, that isn’t always the case.While the term ‘generation rent’ was originally coined to describe those tenants who desperately wanted to get on the housing ... Read More...

Spring Budget was ‘prime opportunity’ to reverse landlord tax changes

Chancellor Philip Hammond has missed a “prime opportunity” to halt proposed mortgage interest relief restrictions for landlords, according to a Liverpool expert.Following the Chancellor’s Spring Budget announcement, Paul Nicholson, managing director of Luxor Group, says the new tax changes could discourage landlords from investing.The Chancellor’s first and last Spring Budget avoided ... Read More...

Letting agency fees ban ‘could push up rents’ for tenants

New measures announced in the government’s Autumn Statement could bring rising rental costs, according to Liverpool property experts.Industry insiders have questioned whether Chancellor Philip Hammond’s decision to ban letting agents from charging fees to tenants will really benefit those renting homes.Following the Chancellor’s announcement yesterday (23 November) that landlords should ... Read More...

Liverpool sees ‘upturn in home sales’

Home sales in Merseyside are said to have increased markedly in the first quarter of 2016, in line with new nationwide figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).City Residential director Phil Hartley-Chambers (pictured above) believes the trend is partly the result of investors and purchasers of second homes ... Read More...