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23 April 2017

House building plans for York still in limbo

A CRUCIAL development plan setting out plans for new houses in York is still in limbo two years after new parties took control of the council. York’s Local Plan has been in development for many years, and City of York Council is now facing an initial Government-set deadline of Spring 2017 with no sign of a formal policy. Leading councillors have [...]

23 April 2017

Countrywide Lettings Index- March 2017

One in five homes let, owned by a company landlord – a record high In Q1 2017 the proportion of homes let by a company landlord (landlords who own their property through a limited company) reached a record high of 20% Changes by government to tax relief on rental properties owned by individuals is encouraging more landlords to buy and own homes [...]

21 April 2017

Countrywide partners with Heroes4Hire Handymen

Countrywide, is thrilled to be the first lettings agency to partner with Heroes4Hire Handymen, via its Bridgfords and Entwistle Green lettings businesses in Manchester and Cheshire. Heroes4Hire Handymen helps former armed forces veterans get back into work and makes the most of the work ethic, skills and attention to detail of ex-servicemen and women. [...]

18 April 2017

Update on Banning Letting Agent Fees

A legal update by David Smith, Policy Director, Residential Landlords Association discusses the ban on letting agent fees and the wider implications on landlords and tenants. He writes, On 7th April, the day after the penalty charges and rent repayment order changes in the Housing and Planning Act were introduced, the government published its long [...]