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Help first-time buyers by scrapping tenancy deposits

Friday, March 24, 2017

Renters are spending half their wages keeping a roof over their head and are twice as likely as homeowners to have no savings – putting home ownership out of reach for millions Property campaigner Ajay Jagota believes a simple solution would be to let renters put their tenancy deposits into savings accounts – with their landlords bet...

Only one North East rogue landlord prosecuted in 3 years

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sunderland has emerged as the only North East local authority to prosecute a rogue landlord in the past three years. Freedom of Information Requests to all five Tyne and Wear authorities have revealed that Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside councils could not secured a single conviction between them in a period of almost 40 m...

Budget 2017: “Chancellor has missed a trick”, says property expert

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A leading property expert believes Phillip Hammond has “missed a trick” in this afternoon’s Budget Statement by not releasing £3.5bn into the UK economy by reforming rental deposits. Ajay Jagota of deposit replacement insurance solution Dlighted also believes the Chancellor could have taken the opportunity to stimulate...

North East house prices flat in February

Thursday, March 2, 2017

KIS Housing NOW – Housing North of Watford - pulls together the most authoritative and up-to-the-minute data and the expert market analysis of the KIS Intelligence Service to give you an indispensible guide to the state of the North East property market.

North East house prices flat in February

Thursday, March 2, 2017

KIS Housing NOW – Housing North of Watford - pulls together the most authoritative and up-to-the-minute data and the expert market analysis of the KIS Intelligence Service to give you an indispensible guide to the state of the North East property market.

No rogue landlords prosecuted in South Tyneside for three years

Saturday, February 25, 2017

South Tyneside Council has revealed that it has not prosecuted a single rogue landlord in more than three years. A Freedom of Information Request asked the council to confirm how many landlords it had been able to convict for dangerous or dirty living conditions in privately-rented properties in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The authority - home to more ...

No rogue landlords prosecuted in North Tyneside for three years

Saturday, February 25, 2017

North Tyneside Council has revealed that it has not prosecuted a single rogue landlord in more than three years. A Freedom of Information Request asked the council to confirm how many landlords it had been able to convict for dangerous or dirty living conditions in privately-rented properties in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The authority - home to more ...

BBC investigation lifts lid on scandal of disappearing deposits

Friday, February 17, 2017

•    £146,000 of renter’s deposits stolen so far in 2017 A BBC investigation has lifted the lid on the growing scandal of disappearing tenancy deposits. The investigation - featuring contributions from renting reform campaigner Ajay Jagota - examined the issue of money which goes missing from insurance-based Ten...

Housing White paper: Welcome change in emphasis, but missed opportunity for radical reform

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Housing White paper: Welcome change in emphasis, but missed opportunity for radical reform A leading lettings expert has welcomed a renewed focus on rented homes in today’s Housing White Paper but has bemoaned a “missed opportunity” for “more radical renting reform”. Measures relating to renting announced in the pol...

North East house prices fall 3.1% in January

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

•    Bumpy start to 2017 for North East property – but house prices remain 5% higher than this time last year. The fall is identical to the fall recorded in January 2016. •    More than £5000 lost from value of typical property •    Property prices fall in all areas, including...
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