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Aug

Belfast office rents up by 7% in first half of year

Posted on 13th August 2015  |   Add a comment

Belfast office rents up by 7% in first half of year

Office rents in Belfast rose by 7% over the first half of this year - lagging behind 25% increases in Dublin, according to research. Colliers International's office snapshot said Dublin had the steepest increase out of 29 cities. While Belfast lagged far behind Dublin, it was far out in front of many other cities in the United Kingdom and Europe. Prime office rents...

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13

Aug

Top tips for new students thinking about renting privately

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Top tips for new students thinking about renting privately

As students across NI get their “A” level results, local charity Housing Rights has come up with handy tips and a short video for anyone thinking about renting privately. Many students heading off to College or University will choose to rent privately.  The sector has grown rapidly in recent years and now makes up for 17% of all households, nearly 130,000...

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Jun

Rents for luxury office space in Northern Ireland have risen 19% in year

Posted on 4th June 2015  |   Add a comment

Rents for luxury office space in Northern Ireland have risen 19% in year

Rents on luxury office space in Northern Ireland have grown 19% in the past year, according to a report from commercial property agents. Colliers said office rents were up 19% over the second quarter of the year, compared to the same period a year earlier. That was much higher than the average growth of 6.5% in rents UK-wide. Grade A offices were...

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Apr

Rent of prime office space in Belfast jumps by 12%

Posted on 22nd April 2015  |   Add a comment

Rent of prime office space in Belfast jumps by 12%

Rents on prime offices in Belfast increased by 12% in 2014 to as much as £15 per square foot, research has found. Research by commercial property agents Lambert Smith Hampton found that rents in Belfast had borne the second-largest jump in the UK after the south east of England. But the agency said new build developments of office space were still not...

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14

Feb

Landlords - another piece of legislation

Posted on 14th February 2014  |   Add a comment

Landlords - another piece of legislation

The Department of Social Development (DSD) in Northern Ireland is launching a new piece of legislation in relation to Landlords. From the 25th February 2014 ‘The Landlord Registration Scheme Regulations (NI) 2012’ will be in operation. This legislation requires all Landlords who let properties under a private tenancy to register under the scheme. Landlords must register with the scheme immediately...

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19

Nov

Expats ‘should use a letting agent’

Posted on 19th November 2013  |   Add a comment

Expats ‘should use a letting agent’

Northern Ireland’s property market seems to be turning a corner. Prices remain around half what they were pre-recession, but latest signals suggest property values are beginning to rise.In this environment, many expats and foreign investors might be looking at buying a property in Northern Ireland to rent out. This offers lots of opportunities, but it’s important to make sure someone...

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12

Nov

All I Want For Christmas Is A Tenant...

Posted on 12th November 2013  |   Add a comment

All I Want For Christmas Is A Tenant...

Award winning letting agent Pinkerton Murray is spreading festive cheer and looking for landlords to meet their high demand for lettings in the North Down area and beyond. They are so confident they will rent your property in time for Christmas they’ve wrapped up a little gift for you; NO LET NO FEE POLICY AND NO REGISTRATION FEE! You can view can contact...

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31

Oct

Advice For Landlords In Northern Ireland: Screening Tenants

Posted on 31st October 2013  |   Add a comment

Advice For Landlords In Northern Ireland: Screening Tenants

Many expats earn a good income from renting out a property back home in Northern Ireland. But landlords never really know what tenants are going to be like and for those who live overseas, it can be even harder to keep tabs on the people living in the property."Handing your property over to a stranger can be made easier by...

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18

Feb

New online service for social housing tenants

Posted on 18th February 2013  |   Add a comment

New online service for social housing tenants

Housing Executive and most housing association tenants can now use a free online service to look for suitable homes that are available for exchange. Gerry Flynn, Housing Executive Director of Housing explained: ‘HomeSwapper is the UK’s largest and most successful home swap service.  It’s now free to all Housing Executive tenants and most Northern Ireland housing association tenants and is an easy...

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Jan

How to be a successful landlord

Posted on 8th January 2013  |   Add a comment

In order to get the most out of being landlord, you need to make sure you treat your tenants fair and keep them happy so they want to stay for a long time. There are steps you can take to be a successful landlord and some pitfalls to be aware of so that it doesn’t end up causing you more...

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