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Sep

The NI Private Rented Sector Access Scheme by Smartmove Housing

Posted on 19th September 2017  |   Add a comment

The NI Private Rented Sector Access Scheme by Smartmove Housing

Smartmove are delighted to be working with PropertyNews.com to maximise our outreach for both tenants and landlords. Smartmove is a housing charity funded by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. They offer a province-wide service and our main aim is to get clients off the waiting list and into the private rented sector. The service is FREE for the first 12...

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4

Sep

Becoming a Landlord: A Beginners Guide

Posted on 4th September 2017  |   Add a comment

Becoming a Landlord: A Beginners Guide

Whether you find yourself becoming a landlord by accident or as a purposeful investor in the property market we here at The Mortgage Clinic have put together this guide. There are many factors to consider and be aware of, and the investment property market has had a shake up in the last tax year with changes to stamp duty charges...

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24

Jan

Superb City Centre Apartments For Rent

Posted on 24th January 2017  |   Add a comment

Superb City Centre Apartments For Rent

The Residence at Victoria Square is one of Belfast’s premier residential addresses.  It is situated on Chichester Street in the heart of Belfast City Centre. The apartments couldn’t be positioned in a more central and convenient location, directly beside the Victoria Square Centre and only 2 minutes from the City Hall and the vibrant Cathedral Quarter. There are an abundance...

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26

Aug

The importance of tenant referencing and a free landlords advice download

Posted on 26th August 2016  |   Add a comment

The importance of tenant referencing and a free landlords advice download

Why tenant referencing matters In the hurry to get people into your rental properties, you might be tempted to forgo thorough tenant checks so you can start receiving rental payments as quickly as possible. This can be a big mistake though. If you rely on first impressions when you’re choosing tenants and you don’t conduct detailed background checks, you could be...

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4

Dec

More middle-age people still don't own their homes in Belfast

Posted on 4th December 2015  |   Add a comment

More middle-age people still don't own their homes in Belfast

Rented digs are no longer the preserve of student days, as more middle-aged people here still don't own their own homes. Kerry McKittrick reports. Soaring house prices, relationship breakdowns or recession pay freezes are just a few reasons why many people here might struggle to get on to the property ladder. It seems now that some people who aren't able to buy...

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13

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

Posted on 13th August 2015  |   Add a comment

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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4

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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22

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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