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Two-bed properties “best buy-to-let investment”

24th February 2020

Buy-to-let Landlords in York should invest in two-bedroom properties produce the best yields, according to a newly-released study. Research by lettings management platform Howsy found that a two-bed property in Yorkshire and the Humber returns an average rental yield of 5.2%. The average rental yield for a two-bed property across England is 4.8%, which is […]

Ed Sheeran leads the way in property investment

16th February 2020

Ed Sheeran has been investing the fruits of his mega-successful singer-songwriting career in property, with a spending spree of £57 million. After snapping up surrounding houses to increase the size of Suffolk estate, he also bought the properties next to his London mansion and various houses and flats around the capital. His total tally is […]

Landlords “inject £3.61bn annually into local economies across the UK”

4th February 2020

Landlords provide vital support to local tradespeople, choosing them to repair and renovate their properties and spending an average £1,443 each in the last 12 months, new research has found. Four in five (81%) landlords use local tradespeople to maintain their rental properties – and say trust and a wish to support their community are […]

Average York rents increase by 5%

25th January 2020

Rents in York are increasing at almost double the rate of the rest of the country, new research shows. Housing search engine Zoopla found the cost of renting a home in the city rose by 5% in 2019, and now stands at around £844 a month. The average rise in the rest of the country […]

Boom in almshouse building to meet growing need

15th January 2020

New almshouses are being built at the fastest rate since the Victorian era, with an increasing belief that their emphasis on neighbourliness and support increases residents’ wellbeing, according to the Almshouse Association. Almshouse charities provide low-cost homes for vulnerable adults and/or elderly people who would otherwise struggle financially. York alone has 143 almshouse homes, operated […]

What buy-to-let landlords need to know in 2020

7th January 2020

2020 could well bring an overhaul in regulations affecting York landlords, which they’ll have to be aware of if they’re thinking of investing in a buy-to let or are already renting out properties. Consumer advice experts at Which? have come up with some top tips to watch out for this year, and we’ve added a […]

For sale: How much would TV’s Christmas houses cost today?

23rd December 2019

How much do you think it would cost to buy some of the homes on your tv this Christmas? While you’re lazing on the sofa watching your favourite festive films, quiz your nearest and dearest on the cost of the properties featured on-screen. Estate agent comparison website has calculated how much it would cost […]

Tracy celebrates 25 years as lettings agent

13th December 2019

Our Head of Lettings, Tracy Winteringham, is celebrating 25 years in the business this week – and she’s been reflecting on the changes she’s seen during that time. The internet was in its earliest stages and social media was unheard of when Tracy joined the industry as a young lettings negotiator in 1994. Prospective tenants […]

What does the election mean for landlords & tenants?

6th December 2019

With the election now less than a week away, the three main parties have been talking up their housing policies – and all of them propose measures which will have a direct effect on landlords and tenants in York. The National Landlords Association has compared the three main parties’ manifesto commitments to highlight the key […]

Letters welcomes new addition to block management team

28th November 2019

Letters has further boosted its successful block management team with the appointment of Laura Street as its Block Property Manager. Laura, who is an Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a member of the National Association of Estate Agents, has worked in the property industry for eight years. She has […]