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End of Section 21 no reason to quit buy to let - Shamplina

Landlords should not be downbeat about the scrapping of Section 21 eviction powers as proposed in the rental reform White Paper. That’s...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Private rental properties now “far safer” says charity

Private rental properties are now “far safer” than before thanks to recent legislation, according to the charity Electrical Safety First. Since five-year...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Furnished or Unfurnished? What’s the rental difference?

A new survey claims to show the rent differences between furnished and unfurnished homes to let in various cities. For example London...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Big fine for landlord who put tenants’ safety at risk

A council has prosecuted after a landlord who it alleges put his tenants’ safety at risk. Beej Patel and his company Hatfield...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Council brings civil case against rogue landlord

A rogue landlord has been fined £5,500 following a successful prosecution by Mendip council in Somerset. The council’s private sector housing team brought a...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - why landlords are tempted to go to AirBnb

New research suggests that a like-for-like comparison shows short lets earning 21 per cent more than the same home let out...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let hotspots identified in new market survey

New figures indicate the ongoing growth of buy to let. Analysing data on additional property purchases made in the financial year 2020/21,...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords’ biggest worries identified by PropTech site

PropTech supplier Inventorybase has drawn up a league table of what it calls the private rental sector’s most complained about issues.  After...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Failure to licence HMO lands landlord with hefty fine

Another landlord has been hit with a substantial fine for failing to licence an HMO. Ryan Antony Otto, a director of Otto...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent - big in London, not so much elsewhere

Build To Rent may win a lot of publicity but it’s still largely unknown outside London according to new research. BTR completions...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Eye-watering rent rises as increasing inflation grips the UK

Rents are up year-on-year across all regions, according to the property website Home.   The mix-adjusted average rise across the UK is a...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax Take - Investors make up almost half of stamp duty receipts

New figures released this morning show that buy to let investors and second home buyers now pay almost half of the...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants down-sizing to combat rising rents and inflation

Down-sizing, once the preserve of retired home owners, is now a phenomenon in the rental market too. That’s the claim of Sarah...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Lodging becoming less popular despite HMRC tax break

The number of households taking lodgers has declined in recent years according to new research. The number of homes taking one lodger...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords discriminated against in re-insurance scheme - claim

A prominent London council wants rental properties to be included in the government’s Flood Re reinsurance scheme. Westminster council says the current...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC shock - many landlords named and shamed over tax

HM Revenue & Customs has named and shamed a string of landlords who, it claims, have collectively avoided many millions of...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rate hike means it’s cheaper to rent than to own

The most recent interest rate rise has swung the balance making it cheaper to rent than to buy, according to lettings...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Warning over threat of cannabis growing in rented properties

A couple growing cannabis at a house in Cambridgeshire jumped through a window and hid in the loft of their rental...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Pets cost for damage and cleaning come back to bite owners

A new survey has painted a daunting picture of how much it may cost a landlord to remedy damage from pets. Amidst...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rush to landlord insurance reflects nervousness in market - claim

New data highlights an increase of 37 per cent in demand for landlord insurance in the first quarter of 2022, compared...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

House price falls coming soon may be opportunity for landlords

Rightmove is warning of likely price falls in the second half of 2022. Its latest monthly market snapshot actually shows yet another...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Heat Pumps - the future for heating in rental properties?

A trade body is calling for a partnership with the government to push the domestic heating market towards heat pumps as...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists want pet insurance costs taken from existing deposits

The Generation Rent group of activists says it has concerns over the broad proposals to allow landlords to charge for additional...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Problem Tenants: can private landlords learn from housing associations?

A pioneering project is matching private landlords with tenant management skills in a local housing association. Salford council and the Irwell Valley...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Anti-holiday let rules are like a Stalinist regime - claim

A tourism chief has likened new anti-holiday let regulations to those of a Stalinist dictatorship. Ashford Price, secretary of the Welsh Association...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Shelter love-in with government over rental reform measures

The campaigning charity Shelter - once a critic of government policies over letting agents and landlords - has given a ringing...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Pets In Lets: deposit firm gives landlords tips on how to prepare

The Deposit Protection Service has given landlords tips on how to prepare their homes for pets because, it says, the single...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Should landlords pay early redemption fees to avoid mortgage misery?

The latest Bank of England base rate increase will serve only to increase the pain on landlords, it’s been claimed. This is...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls hit capital values according to letting expert’s analysis

Landlords and owner occupiers alike could lose the most financially from rent controls according to a prominent rentals expert. The claim comes...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Top family-friendly London investor hotspots named by lettings agency

A lettings agency claims to have identified which boroughs in the capital offer the best prospects for buy to let investors...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Power swings to tenants under Government Reform Measures

The government has released the full details of what it calls the Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper. This is to form...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Reforms must win confidence of landlords, says NRLA chief

The chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association says the devil is in the detail when it comes to the...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

EPC Green Mortgages - large increase in landlord demand

A prominent buy to let mortgage lender says there’s been a surge of interest in so-called green mortgages linked to good...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords threatened with enforcement action by council

A local authority in London is threatening landlords with enforcement action if they don’t pay up for a new license. Lewisham’s Labour...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the high-end location where 50% of buyers are landlords

A lettings and estate agency has revealed a location where it says 50 per cent of its sales this year have...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords Must Take Pets - government announcement likely

What looks suspiciously like a government leak to the Daily Mail says the long-awaited Rental Reform White Paper will be unveiled...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Massive red tape of new rental laws revealed in guidelines

The Welsh Government, which recently pushed back its so-called rental revolution until December, has nonetheless published extensive new guidelines about the...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landslide win for anti-holiday let vote - but a very low turnout

A campaign to stop new build homes being sold to second home buyers for holiday lets has won a decisive victory...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental demand cooling in hotspots busiest during pandemic

New data from Rightmove suggests that rental demand is cooling in some areas where the market was busiest during the pandemic. And...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

How much is too much? Only two thirds of rents “affordable” - claim

An online rental platform suggests almost a third of rental homes may be deemed unaffordable. Ocasa, using Office for National Statistics data,...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy to let purchasers have new auction house in-person and online

Landmark Auctions, a new property auctioneer has launched its services offering residential and commercial property, development, investment and land through in-house,...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord justifies charging thousands a night for an Airbnb house

Those wondering why Airbnb is accused of contributing to the shortage of long term rental stock may be interested in seeing...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

What’s your view on short-lets? Mayor Khan wants to know…

London’s Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan wants to know the views of individuals on letting out homes in the capital via short...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New energy efficiency guide issued for landlords

A prominent energy industry organisation has just issued a new guide for landlords to improve their properties.  The Energy Saving Trust -...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing minister to tell landlords how to improve their properties

Housing minister Eddie Hughes is to spell out how landlords can improve their properties ahead of legislation expected when the Renters...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Brace, Brace - interest rates likely to rise further this week

The Bank of England is this week expected to increase base rate for the fifth time in a row. The Bank’s monetary...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

John Lewis to offer short- and long-term lets in its new flats

The John Lewis Partnership is to offer short- and long-term lets when it builds flats to rent at three locations in...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax experts warn government to lay off buy to let landlords

Don’t pick on landlords - that’s the message from a leading tax and advisory consultancy. Blick Rothenberg warns that the government needs...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Dramatic rise in adults returning to live with parents

The number of adults living at home with parents has increased 20 per cent in the past 10 years, it’s been...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

HMO minimum space standards may be changed by council

HMO minimum space standards may be changed by council A council has launched a six week consultation on proposals to change size...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New build price rises lag behind a second hand market

Landlords considering new build properties to enlarge their portfolios may get more of a bargain than they expected. New data from the...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax Grab! Massive premiums paid by landlords to HMRC

New research shows that, since 2016, the average stamp duty payment on buy to let homes has increased by £11,848 in...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Another opponent of rent controls speak out

Opposition continues to build to the prospect of rent controls in part of the UK, with the latest voice citing the...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Council offers rent guarantee scheme to private landlords

A council is offering a no-commission rent guarantee service to private landlords. A statement from Elbridge council claims that it offers not...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Shelter turns its fire on rogue social landlords

Shelter - for so long an outspoken critic of private rental landlords and letting agencies - has now turned its fire...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords ”in a position of real power” if they don't quit - claim

A business analyst at a prominent consultancy says landlords who resist the temptation to quit the sector are “in a position...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Government says landlords should modify homes for disabled tenants

The government is today launching a consultation on a policy obliging landlords to make changes to communal spaces outside disabled tenants’...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Jailed and Must Pay Compensation - rogue landlord illegally evicted tenant

A landlord has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for the illegal eviction and harassment of a tenant, and has been...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords now being hit by benefits freeze - call for government help

Some 820,000 private rented households in Britain are routinely hit by a shortfall between their housing benefit and their monthly rents...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation still substantial but slowdown gathers pace

The housing market is showing signs of cooling, says the Halifax, as its latest index shows growing caution.  The lender says that...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Mental health suffering amongst least well off, claims building society

Growing numbers of people are feeling psychologically affected by the cost of living crisis according to the latest Inflation Nation report...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants take landlord to court and win £15,000

The Guardian newspaper has given an aggrieved tenant the opportunity to explain how he and other renters took a landlord to...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Government clampdown on sociallandlords in new Bill launched today

Failing social housing landlords could face unlimited fines and Ofsted-style inspections, under the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill being introduced into Parliament...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Legal warning to landlords over Minimum Energy Efficiency Requirements

It’s not just landlords with residential units that must beware the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards - there’s now a legal warning...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Revamped Right To Buy is Johnson’s ‘big idea’ to reset leadership

It’s been confirmed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to announce plans to extend the Right To Buy to housing associations. Under...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

FT Columnist makes strong case for opposing rent controls

Financial Times columnist and radio presenter James Max has made a strong case for opposing rent controls. Appearing on the Jeremy Vine...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Will Renters Reform Bill be delayed by Boris Johnson clinging to power?

Overnight speculation of a Cabinet reshuffle has yet again led to uncertainty over the Renters’ Reform Bill, pledging a radical shake-up...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Anger as politicians accused of caving in to landlords

There has been an angry response by some politicians in Wales to the decision by the Labour administration to delay implementation...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords reveal what they REALLY think of letting agents

A new survey from an experienced company in the private rental sector has revealed shocking findings about what landlords really think...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Expert stands up for holiday lets after attacks on second homes

An insurance chief with expertise in the holiday lets sector has stood up for owners who let their properties to holidaymakers...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Investment opportunities aplenty as auction market starts to soften

A prominent auction house says bids are fewer in number than before - a sign that the market is softening, presenting...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Proof - taxes and restrictions make landlords quit rental market

The clearest indication of the rate at which the private rented market is shrinking is revealed in new research by Propertymark. It...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

So-called Illegal Evictions - training body wants action

A group delivering tenant relations training claims thousands of illegal evictions are made possible because many local councils have no trained...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Double Digit Boom - Capital appreciation still over 10 per cent

May saw a slight slowing in the rate of annual house price growth to 11.2 per cent from 12.1 per cent...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Evictions - Lettings experts ponder likely changes

Two respected figures in the lettings sector want landlords and tenants to consider the future of the eviction process. Paul Shamplina -...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord fined for putting tenants at risk

A rogue landlord that put tenants at risk has been fined for £4,808 for breaking housing regulations on a property in...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Thousands offered to private landlords by desperate council

A London council is relaunching an appeal for private landlords to help house homeless people with mobility issues. Landlords in Camden and...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

We Told You So!  Landlords React to Labour’s latest reform delay

Landlords have welcomed the latest delays to radical rental reforms which were due to be implemented next month. Ben Beadle, chief executive...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Taxes - Landlords urged to tell government

The long Jubilee Weekend celebration may be almost upon us but landlords are being urged respond to a major property tax...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation still high for landlords - but slowdown looms

A new survey by Zoopla suggests the average property price has hit £250,200 for the first time - but a slowdown...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Hefty fine for landlord failing to meet safety standards

A landlord has been fined £7,500 for not complying with electrical safety standards at a property he owns and lets out...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Radical rental reforms delayed for six months

There’s embarrassment all round for the Labour-run Welsh Government as it reveals a late delay to its much-hyped rental reform. The reform...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Hot Stuff! Renters experiment with wallpaper that heats homes

No it’s not an April Fool - some tenants in Wales are experimenting with an alternative to radiators and heat pumps....

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Radical prediction of next major trend for private landlords

A bank is forecasting that almost one in 10 rented homes in the UK within the next decade could be a...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Large-portfolio landlords most likely to raise rents

Landlords with larger portfolios are more likely to increase rent than small-scale landlords. A poll by The Landlord Works shows that 75...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New licensing scheme spurred by expanded rental sector

A new Selective Licensing scheme for private landlords in Nottingham has been approved by the city council and now goes for...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords hit with fines for failing to produce paperwork

A council has imposed fines on five landlords for licensing breaches. Doncaster’s Selective Licensing scheme was introduced - so the council claims...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Most landlords feel a responsibility to tenants as cost of living soars

No fewer than 74 per cent of landlords say they feel a responsibility to support their tenants during times of financial...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sunak’s energy support package not enough for Generation Rent

The support package to help combat soaring fuel bills and the cost of living crisis - introduced at the end of...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Architect of rental reform set to address landlord webinar

The architect of one of the largest rental reform initiatives in the UK is set to address landlords at a webinar...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords murdered: Massive jail sentence for convicted tenant

A man has been sentenced to 33 years after murdering his landlords at their property in south London. Daniel Briceno Garcia was...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Lenders making life tougher for landlords warns broker

A mortgage broker is accusing buy to let lenders of making life tougher for landlord borrowers. Mel Whiting of Norton Finance says...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls don't work - study is warning to UK lettings sector

A study of what has happened to a private rental sector hit by rent controls provides lessons to those in the UK...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

All-inclusive rent deals have to be re-thought - lettings chief

The cost of living crisis and soaring fuel bills mean landlords may have to rethink the concept of all-inclusive rents. That’s the...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Five million renters in unhealthy homes - industry supplier’s claim

A PropTech company which aims its products at landlords, claim that over 600,000 landlords are breaking the rules when it comes...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sustainable Properties - stronger interest as eco issues dominate

The importance of improved energy efficiency in the private rented and owner occupied sectors has led to a surge in interest...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent rises to moderate by year end as affordability bites - Zoopla

The surge in rents will subside and the market will normalise before the end of the year. That’s the prediction from Zoopla...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent accuses landlords of failing to sell after evictions

The Baroness leading the Generation Rent campaign group is accusing many landlords of failing to sell - despite having said they...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord Register via new portal demanded by lettings industry chiefs

A collection of rental experts in a body called The Lettings Industry Council have called for the creation of a Landlord...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Row intensifies over council’s massive new licensing scheme

It’s now daggers-drawn between the National Residential Landlords Association and Oxford’s Labour-run council over a huge new licensing scheme. Government approval of...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Increasing your portfolio? Don’t panic buy, landlords told

Landlords are being advised not to panic buy ahead of what may be more difficult lending conditions as the cost of...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Pioneering door-to-door consultation over landlord licensing proposal

A market research company is to go door-to-door to seek residents’ views as part of a council’s consultation on landlord licensing. MEL...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords told to 'up their game' to compete with Build To Rent

A furniture firm which supplies to some Build To Rent operators has told buy to let landlords to up their game...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords demand 'Property Passports' to prove housing conditions

Brand new ‘property passports’ would help landlords prove their homes are compliant and assist tenants to identify decent and safe housing,...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Don't Delay - Shelter wants Section 21 scrapping accelerated

Campaigning charity Shelter wants the government to fast-track its pledge to scrap Section 21 eviction powers. The government pledged a White Paper...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents and mortgages cost roughly the same, claims Rightmove

New analysis by Rightmove is tracking first-time buyer affordability over the last 10 years - and it shows why so many...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Shock (for some) - Landlords actually want to help their tenants

Landlords work harder to ensure properties are suitable for their preferred tenant type, more than they do to achieve maximum profits.  That’s...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax cuts for landlords considered by government - report

A report in a government-supporting newspaper suggests that a proposal to cut Capital Gains Tax for landlords who sell to first...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Boiler Upgrade scheme now open for landlords to apply

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has now opened its controversial boiler upgrade scheme. Landlords across England and Wales as...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Banned and added to Rogues' Database!  Council swoops on landlord

A council has secured a banning order against a rogue landlord who was found guilty of failing to comply with legal...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgage choice strong - but getting more expensive

Independent mortgage sector monitor Moneyfacts says the choice for landlords wanting to borrow remains very strong - but increasingly interest rates...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - landlords’ biggest bugbears with tenants

Lettings agency and property management consultancy Bramleys has revealed the most common landlord complaints, and has provided suggestions as to how...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert - New Carbon Monoxide alarm requirements coming

The government is pondering beefing up mandatory alarm requirements which landlords have to meet in England. Until now private landlords have to...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Evictions running ahead of official figure - activist claim

Activists claim that the number of evictions using Section 21 is actually in excess of the reported by government. Ministry of Justice...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Council scraps landlord accreditation and launches ‘support package’

A council has launched what it calls a Landlord and Tenant Support Package in place of a previous landlord accreditation system.  Telford...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation still strong despite flurry of interest rate rises

Analysis by Rightmove suggests that capital appreciation remains strong for landlords and owner occupiers alike, despite the recent flurry of interest...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Here’s how to boost charges for Airbnb properties

A price comparison website has given a league table of features which it claims can allow landlords to increase the charges...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Renting set to prosper as FTBs face “frightening” price rise

The house price inflation facing first time buyers is “frankly frightening” according to a new analysis which suggests typical FTB house...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords rushing evictions to beat S21 ban - lawyer’s claim

The abolition of Section 21 eviction notices could lead to a surge in evictions by private landlords anxious to sell before...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent on rent freeze and eviction ban warpath again

Activists in Generation Rent have repeated once again their call for a rent freeze and yet another eviction ban.  “Rents have been...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing minister to speak directly to landlords at new conference

Housing minister Eddie Hughes - the politician leading for the government own the renters’ Reform Bill - will be the keynote...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Glory days of the apartment market still some way off - claim

Demand for apartment living across much of Britain has yet to return to pre-pandemic levels despite a move back to normality...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Bloodbath - tenant guilty of murdering two landlords

A private tenant who stabbed his landlords to death has been convicted of murder. Daniel Garcia unleashed what an Old Bailey trial...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb claims no link between short lets and housing crisis

Airbnb’s general manager is claiming that there is no fact-based evidence to link the proliferation of short lets across the UK...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Insurer warns landlords of scale of losses from tenant damage

An industry study suggests that landlords without insurance risk are losing as much as 45 per cent of their annual rental...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Official stats show smaller rent rise than rival figures suggest

Contrary to recent figures from Zoopla and others, pointing to double-digit rental inflation in the past year, official statistics show the...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

National scheme wants landlords to lease homes to councils

Details have been released of a scheme seeking to encourage private landlords to lease their properties to local councils. The scheme in...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Soaring rents keep rest of housing market buoyant - analyst

A business analyst has given an interesting interpretation of the soaring rental market - and says it keeps the wider sales...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Negative perception of landlords 'makes housing crisis worse'

Landowners are claiming that the negative stereotype given to private landlords in recent years by government contributes to the overall housing...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords can spread fee payment with new PropTech platform - claim

A PropTech platform says it’s giving landlords the opportunity to spread their management fees and marketing costs across the duration of...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Win-Win for landlords, claim tech firms in new partnership

A new PropTech link up pledges to be a win-win for agents, landlords and tenants. Muuvo, a platform which is free to...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Another consultation, another licensing scheme extension…

Another council is conducting a consultation process aimed at renewing its existing landlord licensing for a further five years. Sefton council has...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy Costs - would frequent reviews help landlords and tenants?

Energy regulator Ofgem is suggesting that the energy price cap be updated quarterly rather than every six months.  This is only a...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Proceeds of Crime - £250,000 must be paid by landlord

A rogue landlord prosecuted for illegally squashing seven flats into a development with planning permission for six must pay around £250,000.  In...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Renters under pressure as cost of living crisis hits - Zoopla

The highest rental growth since the Global Financial Crisis, coupled with the cost of living crisis, is putting increased pressure on...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Warning to landlords over alarms required under new laws

Landlords are being warned by the Fire Protection Association of major changes ahead for those letting properties in Wales. The Fitness for...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Houses amongst worst fire offenders, safety inspectors report

A safety organisation is warning of a “tragedy waiting to happen” because three quarters of fire doors fail to meet the...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Mandatory Airbnb landlord register: Could it avert housing crisis?

Consultation events are to be held this week to gauge the reaction to a possible compulsory register for all Airbnb and...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

EPC help for landlords via ‘ethical lettings agency'

A west country council is the latest to launch an initiative aimed at helping landlords meet the new Minimum Energy Efficiency...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Another record rent rise fuelled by shortage of stock

The cost of a newly let home rose 9.8 per cent over the last 12 months to £1,125 pcm, marking the...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Licensing regime to start after consultation held two years ago

A Midlands council is the latest to introduce an additional licensing regime for HMOs - but it’s based on a consultation...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Higher interest rates spark cooling in new-build market

An online property platform says it expects May’s sales figures for new build searches to be slightly below expectations. This is as...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Most landlords ‘behind’ on energy efficiency improvements - claim

A survey of over 600 landlords by a business insurance service has found that 55 per cent have still to make...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Taxes on Landlords - Strong response to ‘call for evidence’

The independent expert advisers to government on tax simplification, the OTS, says there has been a strong response to its consultation...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Council named and shamed by government housing regulator

The Regulator of Social Housing has named and shamed a London council for its failure to provide assurance that it consistently...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Most profitable student accommodation investments revealed

A new study has compiled a league table of the best cities in the UK for investment in student accommodation. CIA Landlord...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Switch from paper to online for Housing Benefit payment schedules

A council is notifying its landlords with tenants on housing benefit that it is switching its payment schedule from paper to...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Gove accuses landlords of letting tenants live in unsafe homes

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has made a sweeping attack on the conditions of homes run by private landlords. In a statement backing...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

£125,000 fine for infamous landlord - maybe more to come

A court has told a multi-millionaire landlord he must pay £125,000 after a 10-year campaign of abuse against a local council.  Last...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Study reveals number of Airbnb-style short lets in London

Research by a rental platform suggests there are currently over 65,000 short let properties being advertised in London alone. The platform, Rentd,...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to check safety qualifications of gas fitters

The Health and Safety Executive is urging landlords to check the credentials of gas fitters following a case heard recently in...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Do you run the best holiday let in the UK and Ireland?

Landlords renting out to holidaymakers could be in with a chance of winning £10,000 as part of a nationwide search for...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords’ critics rejoice as government caves in to their demands

Activists have expressed their delight that the government has “listed to the voice of renters” in its provisions for widespread reform...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - in the government’s own words

This is the entirety of the detail given by the government about the Renters’ Reform Bill, confirmed in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech. --- Renters Reform...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Bondage Landlord first to be jailed in sex-for-rent scandal

A landlord has been jailed for a year after making a homeless woman perform sexual favours for him in return for...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs soar for landlords, with worse to come - warning

Landlords have been hit with steep rises in the cost of buy to let fixed rate mortgages even before the Bank...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenant choice plummets as HMO numbers collapse up to 59%

The number of HMOs in England has fallen as a result of government intervention in the market. In 2018 new regulations were...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Government's new Landlord Ombudsman scheme plus eviction reforms

The Queen’s Speech has confirmed that a radical re-shaping of the rental sector in England is being pushed ahead by the...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

 Labour calls for rent freeze now and rent controls long term

Labour’s London Mayor - buoyed up after the party’s successes in the capital in last week’s elections - has renewed his...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Brexit threat to cleaning could hurt private landlords - claim

A cleaning crisis caused by Brexit and Covid could threaten the well-being of the buy to let sector according to a...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Bye Bye Buy To Let? Big investors want to take over rental sector

The strong fundamentals of a rental market with a chronic undersupply are attracting a growing amount of institutional capital says Knight...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords on standby for scrapping of Section 21 today

The government is widely expected to announce that Section 21 eviction powers will be scrapped in new legislation coming to Parliament...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Licensing “allows council to work with private landlords” - claim

A consultation is underway into the extension of yet another private landlord licensing scheme for a further five years. Since March 2018...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation roars ahead but won’t last much longer - warning

Landlords have enjoyed more capital appreciation with the average UK house price rising again in April, up by 1.1 per cent...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists ask Boris Johnson to begin rental reform process tomorrow

Activists from pressure groups and London-focussed tenants’ bodies have handed in a letter to 10 Downing Street asking the Prime Minister...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour Rent Control advocate set to lose his job

Voters in Bristol have decided to abolish the city’s directly elected mayor following a referendum. The city was given the choice of...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime London’s lack of stock leading to soaring rents - LonRes

The lack of stock available to rent continues to limit lettings activity and drive rents higher in areas of prime London,...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Four out of five tenants have never missed rent claims PropTech firm

PropTech firm Canopy says four out of five tenants have never missed a rent payment and that this should give them...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Three year tenancies, pets welcome - major landlord’s initiative

The UK’s largest listed provider of private rental homes, Grainger, is proposing pet-friendly ‘stay as long as you like up to...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Rate rise likely to hit landlords quickly - maybe with worse to come

A prominent buy to let mortgage expert says yesterday base rate rise by the Bank of England is expected to hit...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - now a trade union wants government action

A trade union has called on the government to “look at all forms of rent control” as a way of combatting...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Drop buy to let stamp duty tax or risk supply crisis - warning

Taxes on buy to let investment are fuelling a supply crisis, hiking rents and making homeownership more difficult to afford. That’s the...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Levels: every UK region up and London slump ends at last

The average rent in the UK has hit another record high of £1,091 after a 1.2 per cent increase in the...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

See You In Court! Landlord’s legal challenge to council

A legal challenge has been launched on a local authority accused of charging “disproportionate” sums for repair work on a block...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Teach-in for landlords ahead of revolutionary rental law change

A lettings agency is to hold free events to support landlords ahead of what it calls a “landmark transformation” in rental...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Government criticised over timing of Section 21 scrapping

The National Association of Property Buyers says soaring numbers of landlords are looking to sell homes - slashing stock and therefore...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New platform will help landlords optimise yields from property

A new version of PropTech platform Yuno claims to solve the problem of how a landlord should decide what is the...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Government backs landlord licensing despite objectives being achieved

The government has given the green light to two selective licensing schemes in areas of Burnley. The previous five-year schemes expired at...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

EPCs - Battling Baroness slams landlords, councils and government

The latest attack on landlords by Generation Rent director Baroness Alicia Kennedy concerns insulation and household warmth. She claims a quarter of...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Shelter accused of sensationalising Section 21 evictions

The National Residential Landlords Association has hit back at allegations made by Shelter, accusing the charity of sensationalising the way landlords...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords hit with higher stamp duty thanks to house price surge

Landlords are being hit with more stamp duty as they expand their portfolios, thanks to the house price surge pushing homes...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Dramatic rise in typical tenant’s income - new figures

A lettings market snapshot prepared each month by PropTech firm Goodlord claims there has been a dramatic rise in the typical...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New scheme aims to be the Rolls Royce of Build To Rent

Grainger, the UK’s largest listed provider of private rental homes, is launching its first Build To Rent development in Derby.  It is...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Government considers giving more tenants the Right To Buy

The government is reported to be considering extending the Right To Buy from just council tenants in England to housing association...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Eco-Craze - bank marketing cheap buy to let loans linked to EPCs

Gatehouse Bank is the latest mortgage lender to try to woo landlords with preferential rates for buy to let properties with...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords’ capital appreciation still high - but slowdown starts

House prices rose less than expected last month after expanding at the fastest rate for almost two decades.  The Nationwide says annual...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

More licensing revenue-raising - Council resuscitates consultation

Gedling council in Nottinghamshire is the latest local authority to resume consultations on Selective Licensing after putting initial proposals on ice...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Many landlords still excluded from new Building Safety Law

The Building Safety Bill has become law - and while it does offer help to leaseholder landlords with one or two...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Some tenants exploit eviction ban to avoid rent - shocking figures

Eviction specialist Landlord Action says it’s seen a sharp rise in landlords seeking to use its debt recovery service against tenants...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Ban evictions and clear tenant arrears with public cash - latest demands

Activists in the Generation Rent group have made seven demands on government including a rent freeze, the clearing of tenants’ arrears,...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour council’s huge licensing scheme wins government backing

All private rented homes in Oxford will need a licence from this September, following a green light from the government. Some 49.3...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Help to improve EPC ratings offered to landlords by another council

Another council has revealed it’s won funding from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy to boost the EPCs of...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Investing in seaside holiday hotspots? Expect to pay dearly

A new league table of capital values in seaside locations shows the affordability challenge of investing in areas with guaranteed holiday...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Stop Scaremongering! Landlords slams exaggerated Shelter claims

Shelter’s latest accusations about private landlords and evictions have been slammed as “scaremongering.” The charity claims that a private renter in England...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Market Boom - forecast rents could rise by up to £1,500 next year

A rental platform forecasts that within 12 months the average UK tenant could be paying £800 more a year in rent...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - best capital appreciation areas of prime London

Landlords seeking capital appreciation from a recovering prime London market have been provided with a league table by a debt advisory...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let loans fall over long term despite recent sector resurgence

Buy To Let may have had a resurgence in the past year but long-term lending patterns suggest landlords have been hit...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis hitting renters most, suggests advice service

Renters without a property to sell are likely to be the worst demographic sector affected by the cost of living crisis...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Section 21 notice handed out every seven minutes - claim

Campaigning charity Shelter claims that a private renter in England is handed a Section 21  eviction every seven minutes.  In a new...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent activists demand national rent freeze

Generation Rent is calling for a national rent freeze in the private sector for an unspecified period “for the duration of...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Race - growing number of tenants paying above asking price

Average UK rents have increased for the sixth consecutive quarter - but some tenants are paying above the going rate to...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Fixer-Uppers may cost landlords more than pre-modernised homes

Are fixer-uppers really the cheap and cost-effective investment many believe? They are popular amongst landlords but research by lettings agency Benham and...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Selling Up? New service offered to landlord trade body members

The National Residential Landlords Association has teamed up with a property sales management firm to offer a new service to landlords...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Pets Ban: Tenant ‘MARRIES’ cat to ensure it moves to rental property

Bizarre but true - a tenant has undergone a pseudo-marriage ceremony with her cat in a bid to get around any...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation boost for landlords as asking prices soar again

It looks as if landlords have enjoyed further capital appreciation with the latest housing market index showing still-rising asking prices for...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Renters will feel vulnerable because of inflation - warning

A warning has been issued by a business consultancy that renters are set to feel particularly vulnerable this year because of...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Can landlords help tenants who are hoarders?

A local authority is staging a webinar which focuses on hoarding and what landlords can do if they have a tenant with...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Virtual forum to brief landlords ahead of major changes

Landlords are being invited to attend an online meeting with local authority and Welsh Government officers to learn about changes in...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb disowns landlords who evict long-term tenants for short-let gains

Airbnb, so often criticised for operating in the largely-unregulated short lets market, has called on the UK government to scrap Section...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

EPCs - challenge for landlords with mid- and low-value properties

New data from the Savills agency shows how difficult it will be for typical landlords with mid- to low-value houses and...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

“Disgusting offence” by landlord - but he narrowly escapes jail

A landlord has been accused of a “disgusting offence” after installing a camera in the bathroom of a house he let...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform White Paper ‘may be pushed back until October’

Landlord Action supremo Paul Shamplina says he anticipates the long-awaited Rental Reform White Paper may now be delayed further, possibly until...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Date revealed for ban on charging ground rent on new leases

The government has announced that its ban on charging ground rent on new leases in England and Wales comes into force...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Should landlords go it alone and not bother with agents?

Looking after rental property is more complicated and more important than it was 20 years ago according to a leading lettings...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Salvation Army slammed as a rogue landlord to its private tenants

A council has served improvement notices on a number of properties owned by the Salvation Army and let to private tenants...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

BBC wants to get to bottom of rental stock shortage

Landlords are being invited to let the BBC know what it believes lies behind the current rental market stock shortage.  The corporation...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour MP backs buy to let landlords over cladding cash help

Labour MP Hilary Benn has spoken out in favour of buy to let landlords currently expected to pay towards remediation work...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Massive 29,000-property licensing scheme launches

A new and huge landlord licensing scheme has launched in County Durham. A total of at least 29,000 properties, or 42 per...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Two top Tories blast the quality of private rental sector

Two of the country’s leading Conservative MPs have spoken at a Shelter conference which claimed millions of private renters were being...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Veteran Labour MP joins activists in survey of private tenants

A survey by the activist group Generation Rent is asking a series of detailed questions of private tenants in the constituency...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Up! Up! Up! Huge leap in demand for rental properties

The proportion of landlords reporting increasing tenant demand has hit an all-time high of 62 per cent. Research undertaken on behalf of...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Triple Whammy - top awards go to landlords’ trade body

The National Residential Landlords Association has scooped three top accolades at an awards event, including the prestigious National Association of the...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental sector “massively underperforming” say analysts

A long-term shortage of stock means the rental sector is “massively underperforming” according to the property analytics service TwentyCi. It says in...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert - new smoke and carbon monoxide rules are imminent

An industry trade body is alerting landlords that new smoke and carbon monoxide alarm rules are likely to be introduced soon -...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Banning Orders may be imposed on 'social media landlords'

A council is considering imposing Banning Orders on unregulated and ‘informal’ landlords who have no lettings background and who advertise on...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Points-based system of rent controls demanded by activists

A points-based system of rent controls is being advocated by activists associated with a controversial pro-tenant group. Living Rent, which is calling...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb properties will return to mainstream use, pledges politicians

Politicians in a city with one of the UK’s most frenzied short lets markets are pledging to return Airbnb style units...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Council offers subsidy for improvements on low-EPC rental units

Another council is offering landlords financial assistance in improving energy efficiency in their investment properties.  North Norfolk District Council has won £3.85m...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Section 21: What now for landlords after crucial Supreme Court ruling?

Landlords will be breathing a sigh of relief following a Supreme Court decision delivered just before the Easter holiday. The court refused...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords to be forced to let out empty shops

Newspapers have been told by the government that next month’s Queen's Speech will include dramatic measures to bring empty retail units...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental demand grows in secondary areas as stock drought goes on

The continuing shortage of supply in the lettings market is not only producing record high asking rents, but is also pushing demand...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Politicians warned over rent controls - landlords will simply quit

A leading lettings industry figure is warning politicians that they risk shrinking the size of the private rental sector if they...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Saddled with Buy To Let - premium rents for cycle lane properties

Analysis by property portal Boomin claims that rental properties on cycle lanes in London are showing premium returns above those of...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Ban Them! Call for rival bids on rental properties to be outlawed

The homelessness charity Step By Step is demanding that rival bidding on rental property be outlawed to give the poorest prospective...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

“Uphill struggle to get landlords to fix anything” says activist chief

One of the leaders of the Generation Rent group claims it can be “an uphill struggle for private renters to get...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Boom! Years of rental market growth ahead, predicts agency

The latest forecast for the UK lettings market this year is that there will be a four per cent rise in...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Investor bargains to be had in parts of London, admits agent

Prime central London may not seem to most obvious part of the UK for buy to let investors but a leading...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Small-scale landlords to benefit from new cladding scandal deal

The government says major house builders have agreed to spend £2 billion on fixing the dangerous cladding on their own buildings,...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

MPs condemn rental conditions, councils and government

A senior committee of MPs claims that it’s “too difficult for renters to realise their legal right to a safe and...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

EPC changes to hit landlords - spend thousands or lose thousands?

Landlords could lose up to £9,500 a year if they are unable to make changes to the energy efficiency of their...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord group backs MPs’ condemnation of rental property conditions

The National Residential Landlords Association has backed a far-reaching report by a group of MPs which has condemned the quality of...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Lender drops red tape for landlords helping Ukraine refugees

Landlords who have mortgages from the Yorkshire Building Society have been told that they do not need to inform the lender...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Room Rents hit record highs across most of urban Britain

Room rents in most major UK urban locations are now at a record high according to flatshare service SpareRoom.  Some 41 out...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants given 15 questions to ask landlords and agents

A controversial PropTech rental platform has issued a list of questions and issues to check when tenants rent from a landlord...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Here we go again! Activists prepare new attack on landlords

Rental activists have made clear that they are not going to stop when their objective to scrap Section 21 eviction powers...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

 EU returnees likely to be hit most be rent controls - claim

EU citizens returning to the UK following the disruptions of the pandemic and Brexit May be the biggest losers from rental...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Massive leap in rents in prime central London, agency claims

There’s been a remarkable 15 per cent leap in average rents achieved in prime central London over the past year, according...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - where tenants on Universal Credit have the biggest shortfall

Almost 70 per cent of private tenants in the North East relying on Universal Credit to pay their rent have a...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords buying in high-yield areas as hedge against inflation - claim

Buy to let landlords are increasingly looking to the highest yielding areas of the country as a way to maximise their...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Taxing landlords has directly led to some rent increases, survey shows

Some landlords admit to increasing their rents directly as a result of being taxed more through the various fiscal changes introduced...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords feel they should help tenants offset energy bills, claims suppler

Growing concerns over inflation and the cost of living are changing the way landlords interact with their tenants, it’s being claimed. A...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Controversial Labour council extends landlord licensing regime

A Labour city council that has already called for powers to impose rent controls has now extended its existing landlord licensing...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord fined in pioneering electrical safety court case

A landlord has been fined in one of the first cases in England, for failing to comply with Electrical Safety Standards. Regulations...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation boost for landlords in every region of the UK

Capital appreciation for landlords has seen another surge according to the latest house price index, just released by the Halifax. It shows...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - where rents have risen over 25% in a year

Knight Frank says landlords are in the driving seat in the prime rental market across London and the Home Counties. Low supply...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Bad News - Lenders speed up passing on interest rate rises to landlords

An online specialist mortgage broker claims that lenders are getting quicker at passing in interest rate rises to landlords. Property Master says...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants saving to buy are ‘running to stand still’ says analyst

Private renters who are trying to save a deposit on a home to buy are having to run in order to...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Short Lets and Holiday Lets cash in on eco-conscious vacationers

Representatives of holiday let landlords say they hope to capitalise on the increased number of staycations for economic-conscious  holidaymakers. They claim the...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls Campaign takes to the streets this weekend

A pressure group of campaigners highly critical of landlords and letting agents is organising protests at cities this weekend. Acorn - which...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation - new league table shows unexpected winner

New research has produced a league table of locations where capital appreciation in the past year has exceeded the average wage...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reforms - activists heap pressure on election candidates

A campaign group wants local candidates fighting elections in London next month sign up to a set of policies including rent...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Yet more government guidance for landlords on Right To Rent

The Home Office has issued yet another update of its Right To Rent guidance for landlords and tenants. It advises them on...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Investor Scammer banned from being a director for 11 years

The head of a guaranteed rent business has been given an 11-year ban for scamming £6.7m from property investors. Sam Eustace, 36,...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Activist group must pay £100,000 damages to landlord

Local media in Sheffield are reporting that the activist group Acorn must pay just under £100,000 in costs and damages to...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Women-only rental website expands service to tenants

A lettings platform that operates for female tenants has announced enhancements to its service.  Her Roomies differentiates itself by being a female-focused...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants branded as “clueless” over their liabilities

New research from an insurer shows many renters are acutely vulnerable to financial loss due to unawareness of their liabilities. And a...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Confused landlords given advice by agent over EPCs

Proposals to make rental properties greener by enforcing a minimum energy performance certificate rating of C, is causing widespread confusion throughout...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Eco-friendly to boost capital appreciation identified by agent

Letting agent Barrows and Forrester has identified how eco-improvements can add value to properties. Insulation - Upgrading a home’s insulation, specifically solid wall...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech boost for landlords using TDS deposit system

The Tenancy Deposit Service API has now integrated with Yaris, a cloud-based property management software provider. The integration allows landlords, agents and operators...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC - record tax relief claimed by landlords despite increased restrictions

Buy to let landlords claimed a record £18.5 in tax relief in the year to April 2021, the most recent data...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Boom Continues: Rents up and voids down as landlords prosper

There’s been a big rise in rents in the past month according to PropTech supplier Goodlord. They are now at their highest...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis for landlords and tenants set to worsen

There’s a new warning that the cost of living crisis facing landlords and tenants could get sizeably worse thanks to yet...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime London landlords rejoice - rent rises highest for over a decade

Annual rental growth in prime London reached 11.1 per cent in the first quarter of this year, following a 3.4 increase...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Renters amongst those set to be hit most by inflation

Renters are amongst the three groups likely to suffer worst as the cost of living crisis unfolds, an analyst has warned.  Sarah...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Paws For Thought - trade bodies survey landlords’ attitude to pets

Thousands of landlords are to be quizzed to establish the true cost of damages to rental accommodation by tenants. The “What’s the...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords ‘should cover tenant fuel bills for some weeks’ - surprise call

A surprising call has come from a major industry supplier - it wants landlords to set up standing orders with their...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing minister consults with activists over rental reforms

Housing minister Eddie Hughes MP has met with activists to discuss the government’s reform proposals for the private rental sector.  They were...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenant or Landlord? Who is responsible for garden maintenance?

A study by the Tenancy Deposit Service has found that garden maintenance remains one of the most common reasons behind deposit...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

 Rent Repayment Order threat for landlord already fined thousands

A landlord has been fined £5,000 for letting an unlicensed HMO in London. The fine was issued by Haringey council after the...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Remarkable capital appreciation - house price inflation up again

It’s not an April Fool - capital appreciation of homes really is running at 14.3 per cent a year according to...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Shelter says renters hardest hit of all by cost of living crisis

Campaigning charity Shelter claims renters’ pockets are being hit the hardest of any demographic group in Britain in terms of the...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine refugees connect with UK landlords via new platform

Rooms-to-rent platform Ministry of Rooms has launched a new initiative to make it easier for Ukrainian refugees to connect with landlords...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Supply drought continues - with rents rising as a consequence

The great imbalance between tenant demand and available stock continues, according to the latest market snapshot from the letting agencies’ trade...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

National Landlord Register - first details emerge of new scheme

The government has indirectly given away early details of its long-expected National Landlord Register - but it still appears to be...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Charge! Some landlords eligible for grants towards EV chargers

Some landlords of rental properties can now apply for grants to contribute towards the cost of installing Electric Vehicle chargers. To access...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform White Paper - has it been delayed AGAIN?

The government appears to have admitted that the long-awaited Rental Reform White Paper has now been delayed yet again, this time...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Shocking data on tenants who rely on Universal Credit to pay rent

More than 50 per cent of private tenants who rely on Universal Credit to pay their rent have a shortfall between...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent not just for posh tenants, says business group

A report by a business campaign group claims Build To Rent is key to helping solve the housing crisis in London. Who...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Now trade unions join the call for urgent rent controls

Trade unions in Scotland are demanding that local council candidates sign a pledge to support “urgent” rent controls in that country. The...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Nine bad landlords named and shamed under government’s new scheme

The government says it’s going to name and shame what it considers to be bad social landlords, using social media to...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords warned not to delay talking to tenants about mould

The Deposit Protection Service is warning landlords not to delay discussions about damp and mould until the end of the tenancies. DPS...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Holiday Lets increasingly attractive investment for new landlords

The staycation craze has made holiday lets a far more attractive proposition to many would-be landlords, according to a new survey. Research...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Half of private rental sector will have tenants aged 45-plus by 2035

Homes headed by a person over the age of 45 will account for at least half of all privately renting households...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Council urges tenants to inform if properties have poor EPCs

A council is telling private tenants to inform on their landlords if the properties they are renting having an unacceptable EPC. Hastings...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Long term capital appreciation - where performs best over 25 years?

For investors who keep their buy to lets for substantial periods - up to 25 years in some cases - a...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

More assistance for private renters hit by pandemic

PropTech supplier Canopy has launched a new service to help tenants affected by the pandemic.  Last year Canopy was awarded a grant...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Renting forever? Many older tenants accept they may rent long-term

A new report from the Social Market Foundation and sponsored by the Paragon Bank has thrown new light on what today’s...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Over 100 experts to woo landlords at investment show this week

The Property Investor Show is back for its 20th year with 100 property sector experts and exhibitors in London this week. The...

29 March 2022

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Green mortgages - huge rise in number aimed at buy to let landlords

There’s been a large rise in the number of buy to let green mortgages as the push for greater energy efficiency...

28 March 2022

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Investors no longer driving force behind off-plan sales

The extreme shortage of properties for sale has fuelled the first rise in new homes sold off-plan since 2016 - but...

28 March 2022

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New figures on EPC ratings in private rental sector

New research by the Mortgages for Business brokerage suggests that just under a quarter of landlords’ properties have an Energy Performance...

28 March 2022

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Landlords urged to check if they are in new licensing regime

Private landlords who let out properties in Central West Bromwich are being urged to check if they need to apply for...

28 March 2022

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Affordability worsens for rental accommodation in much of England

Rental affordability is deteriorating in parts of England. The research by rental platform Rentd looked at the current average income of a...

28 March 2022

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Landlords told to show compassion when setting rent rises

A property company director is telling landlords to show compassion when they consider rent rises, because of the cost of living...

25 March 2022

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Sunak stacking economy against tenants, says campaigning Baroness

The leader of the Generation Rent campaign group has accused Chancellor Rishi Sunak of “stacking the economy against private renters who...

25 March 2022

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Investing in London? Regeneration hotspot tipped to outperform

Property consultancy JLL says it’s identified one hitherto-unfashionable part of London as an area set to outperform the rest of the...

25 March 2022

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Buy to let ‘just an extension of social housing’ claims council

A council is launching a Private Tenants Charter which it says will set standards for landlords and private rental sector organisations...

25 March 2022

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Energy Efficiency - is Sunak's VAT initiative enough for landlords?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement was something - but not enough. That’s the view of Ben Beadle - chief executive of the...

24 March 2022

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Activists want holiday lets allowed only to long-term local residents

The activist group Acorn is lobbying a local council to deny people the right to buy a second home or let...

24 March 2022

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Will landlords take up £5,000 heat pumps grant?

A question mark has been raised over the suitability of a scheme starting next month to encourage the switch from gas...

24 March 2022

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 Landlords helping Ukranians offered assistance by mortgage lender

Specialist but to let lender Keystone Property Finance has pledged to help UK landlords who want to house Ukrainian refugees.  There have...

24 March 2022

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Activists demand indefinite tenancies at heart of rental reform

The Renters’ Reform Coalition, a combination of some 20 groups of activists wanting to transform the lettings sector, has set its...

23 March 2022

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HMRC told: “Don’t hit landlords with rules change”

Tax experts have warned HMRC not to add to the burden of red tape already falling on landlords. The Chartered Institute of...

23 March 2022

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Airbnb landlords accused of massive price hike at special events

Shock figures suggest that Airbnb owners are charging up to 600 per cent more to stay at their properties during major...

23 March 2022

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Massive fine for landlord exposing vulnerable tenants to fire risks

A landlord has been hit with a bill of almost £25,000 for allegedly exposing vulnerable tenants to serious fire risks in...

23 March 2022

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Failure to make improvements demanded by council triggers landlord fine

A landlord has been fined £6,250 for failing to make a series of improvements to the property he lets out in...

23 March 2022

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Prominent Labour MP wants rent controls to aid economic recovery

The former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer says rent controls are a vital part of a four-pronged ‘Radical Recovery Programme’. John McDonnell has...

22 March 2022

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Landlords “devastated” by politicians extending tenants' powers

Plans to extend tenants’ rights that were introduced as an emergency measure during pandemic will have a ‘devastating’ effect on the...

22 March 2022

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Energy Efficiency - new-builds are streets ahead claim developers

A new report claims new builds have typical energy bills some £400 a year less than other properties.  The Home Builders’ Federation...

22 March 2022

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Council’s plea to landlords - help us with Ukranian refugees

A council in one of the remote parts of the UK is appealing for registered landlords who might be able to...

22 March 2022

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More leaseholders freed from doubling ground rents

Fifteen businesses which had bought freeh­olds from housing developer Countryside have now given formal undertakings to remove terms that cause ground...

22 March 2022

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Newspaper campaign to scrap Section 21 and clamp down on landlords

The Mirror newspaper has launched a campaign to “make rented homes safer”. It says its campaign - called Safe As Houses -...

21 March 2022

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Landlords try to head off rent controls plans by politicians

The National Residential Landlords Association is trying to head off the growing clamour for rent controls by setting out its own...

21 March 2022

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Renters should join tenants’ union, urges Labour council

Oxford’s Labour-run council has called on private renters to join a new tenants union. A statement from the authority says some private...

21 March 2022

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Rent Repayment threat after landlord fined by court

A London landlord has been fined £5,000 for letting an unlicensed HMO. The fine was issued after the landlord ignored repeated warnings...

21 March 2022

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Tributes for senior NRLA executive who has died of cancer

A senior figure in the National Residential Landlords Association died over the weekend after being diagnosed with cancer. It was the Deputy...

21 March 2022

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Landlords urged to sign ‘Green Pledge’ and oversee tenants' recycling

A London council is urging private sector landlords with properties in their patch to sign a pledge urging their tenants to...

18 March 2022

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Hijacking Warning to Landlords - don’t let property fraud hit you

A prominent lettings agency is warning its own and all other landlords that they are particularly vulnerable to the growing threat...

18 March 2022

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Town given £650,000 by Michael Gove to clampdown on landlords

Michael Gove’s Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has given £650,000 to one town to clampdown on rogue landlords. A statement...

18 March 2022

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EPC and HMO teach-in for landlords as councils unite over renting

Landlords with property in Breckland, South Norfolk and Broadland have been invited to attend a free online Landlord Forum networking and...

18 March 2022

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Tax on buy to lets and landlords - tell the government what should change

The independent Office for Tax Simplification wants to know how it can make landlords’ tax issues simpler - and it’s started...

17 March 2022

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Rent Control threat now hurting capital values - analyst’s warning

The threat of rent controls in two parts of the country may now be so severe that buy to let landlords...

17 March 2022

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EPC Clampdown - landlords told to check properties’ energy ratings

Another council is urging private landlords to check the Energy Performance Certificate ratings on their properties to ensure they comply with...

17 March 2022

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Deposit Disputes - free webinars for landlords on how to avoid them

The Deposit Protection Service is hosting two webinars this Spring to help landlords and letting agents reduce the chances of deposit...

17 March 2022

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Call for pets to be allowed and tenancies to be 24 months long

A major think tank is calling for a radical reform of the private rental sector. A report from the cross-party independent Social...

16 March 2022

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Shock decision to stop selective licensing scheme after criticisms

In a surprise move, a local authority has suspended a consultation process into a proposed selective licensing scheme following criticisms.  The leader...

16 March 2022

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Massive licensing scheme offers discount for good EPC rating

Applications open later this week for one of the country’s largest and most controversial landlord licensing schemes - in Liverpool. The new...

16 March 2022

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Tomorrow - webinar for landlords on upcoming Right To Rent changes

One of the country’s most respected property lawyers is to discuss changes to rental processes live at a webinar tomorrow.  David Smith,...

16 March 2022

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Second-offence landlord guilty of nine safety violations

A second-offence landlord has received fines totalling £5,259.75 after council officers found nine different safety violations at a single property. The building...

16 March 2022

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At Last! - Evidence shows most tenants like their homes and landlords

The significant majority of private renters are happy with their properties, status and their landlords according to a new survey. A report...

15 March 2022

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Q: How to boost rental supply? A: Scrap stamp duty surcharge

The government could benefit to the tune of £10 billion and the rental market could have soaring supply if stamp duty...

15 March 2022

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Guidance on Possession Process changes to reflect Covid relaxations

The government has issued revised guidelines for the possession process in the private and social rented sectors in the light of...

15 March 2022

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Landlords should wise-up, not sell-up - and use a lettings agent

Agents’ trade body Propertymark says landlords should wise-up by using a letting agent to improve yields, rather than sell-up because of...

15 March 2022

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Private rental quality more vital in cities than towns - councillor

A local politician says the quality of the private rental sector appears to be more important in cities than in towns. Ian...

15 March 2022

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Labour MP launches ‘First Homes, Not Second Homes’ campaign

A Labour MP in the westcountry appears to be winning support for a campaign he has launched called First Homes, Not...

14 March 2022

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Success for landlord when Civil Penalty Notice fine is halved

A £5,000 fine handed to a landlord for not having an HMO licence has been slashed by 50 per cent. The landlord...

14 March 2022

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Need help solving a tenant dispute? New redress service launched

A new voluntary redress scheme has been launched to help landlords and tenants solve disputes.  The scheme - by the National Residential...

14 March 2022

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Good Times Over? Rental growth to slow as tenants feel the pinch

A prominent lettings agency says the rental growth seen in the past year will not be repeated in 2022, as tenants...

14 March 2022

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Husband-and-wife landlords let HMO unfit for human habitation

Husband-and-wife landlords Robin and Susan Kirstein have been landed with a massive fine for letting a home that was deemed by...

14 March 2022

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Labour Mayor and ex-Labour Baroness demand rent freeze

A Labour Mayor and a former Labour baroness have teamed up to call for rent freezes in London, claiming they slash...

11 March 2022

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How tenants pay rent is no business of landlords, claims Shelter

Campaigning charity Shelter claims that in one part of the UK alone, some 75,000 tenants have been discriminated against by landlords. The...

11 March 2022

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Cladding Scandal: MPs call on government to reverse anti-landlord position

A cross-party group of MPs has opposed government plans to make many buy to let landlords pay for the replacement of...

11 March 2022

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Online PropTech conference for portfolio landlords later this month

A fledgling trade group its holding an online PropTech conference later this month. The Portfolio Landlords Action Network - PLAN - is...

11 March 2022

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Landlords Alert - record month for new licensing starts soon

PropTech firm Kamma says 11 new discretionary licensing schemes for landlords are set to launch in April - a record. This is the...

10 March 2022

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Thatcher’s Right To Buy damned as “a levelling down failure”

The programme of selling off council houses pioneered by Margaret Thatcher has been a strategic failure adding to inequality in Britain. That’s...

10 March 2022

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Buy To Let mortgage costs soar as interest rate rises fees through

Landlords now have to pay as much as £40 extra per property because of interest rate rises. That’s the calculation of online...

10 March 2022

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Joy for landlords as voids show steep drop in buoyant market

A strong rental market means fewer and shorter void periods - and that’s exactly what’s happening now. Rental platform Rentd analysed the...

10 March 2022

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Council’s desperate plea to private landlords to step in

A Devon council is promoting a scheme to lease properties from private landlords to provide homes for those in need.  In exchange...

10 March 2022

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HMRC must tax AirBnb landlords heavily, insist activists

The Generation Rent activist group has launched a lobbying campaign, giving a template letter for people to send to MPs ahead...

09 March 2022

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Revealed - where landlords are buying now for optimum returns

Buy to let landlords are increasingly targeting smaller, secondary towns and cities rather than big urban centres. Data from Paragon Bank shows...

09 March 2022

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Energy Crisis: worries over retrofitting homes as heating costs rise

The Chartered Institute of Housing says it’s concerned about the rapidly rising gas and home heating oil prices and the impact...

09 March 2022

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Airbnb and buy to let mortgages for ex-pat investors

There’s more evidence of ex-pats re-entering the buy to let and holiday let markets. The Cambridge Building Society has introduced three buy...

09 March 2022

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Landlords’ capital appreciation running high in regions outside London

Capital appreciation for landlords is running at an average double-digit strength in seven regions of the UK according to the Halifax. Its...

08 March 2022

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Seven landlords removed from lettings register by council

Local media in Scotland report that no fewer than seven landlords have been struck off the register of landlords operating in...

08 March 2022

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Financial incentives “may be available” for landlords helping council

Eden council in Cumbria says it needs private landlords’ help to solve its housing problems - and there “may” be financial...

08 March 2022

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HMO controls - another council introduces additional licensing

Another council has started consultations about stiffer controls on HMOs. Walsall council is proposing additional licensing to improve conditions and management of...

08 March 2022

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MP worried landlords won't pass council tax rebate to tenants

A senior Labour MP has written to the Housing Secretary Michael Gove seeking reassurances that landlords will not keep council tax...

07 March 2022

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Refugees - how on earth will we house them? asks top agent

A prominent lettings agent says politicians wanting an open door policy for refugees from Ukraine do not explain how they will...

07 March 2022

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New dispute resolution service for private rental sector

Trading Standards has approved a new alternative dispute resolution body for the private rental sector. It’s The Dispute Service Ltd, and it...

07 March 2022

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Rent controls would add to London’s lettings stock shortfall

A new calculation suggests London needs almost 85,000 new private rented homes a year to meet its housing needs. And it adds...

07 March 2022

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Landlords switch on to investment potential of upgrading EPCs

New research suggests that some landlords are now deliberately choosing to buy properties with weak EPCs in order to upgrade and...

04 March 2022

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Brexit on the agenda for the National Landlord Investment Show

The National Landlord Investment Show is back in London next week with a pledge that it will be the most spectacular...

04 March 2022

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Possessions Backlog - government shuts half of Nightingale courts

Around half of the Nightingale courts set up in 2020 at the height of the pandemic are to close, with the...

04 March 2022

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Council bags £85,000 through licensing fines

A private landlord has been fined £1,760 and ordered to pay £1,000 costs after failing to properly licence four properties in...

04 March 2022

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Build To Rent provider targets suburbs of smaller urban centres

Build To Rent provider Wise Living is to deliver 90 new homes in two small schemes alongside an existing development of...

04 March 2022

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Big rise in Capital Gains Tax paid by Buy To Let landlords

New figures show that buy to let landlords quitting the sector or at least reducing their portfolios have helped the government...

03 March 2022

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Landlords enjoy enormous capital appreciation - Nationwide

Annual house price growth accelerated to 12.6 per cent in February, up from 11.2 per cent in January and the strongest...

03 March 2022

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Massive tax hike and stiffer rules for holiday lets in one part of UK

The Welsh Government has announced an increase to the maximum level of council tax premiums for second homes, as well as...

03 March 2022

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Cost of living crisis makes rent protection insurance vital - claim

A player in the rental insurance field is warning landlords that the growing cost of living crisis makes it more important...

03 March 2022

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Rental reform threat to economic growth, warns top expert

A veteran lettings agency chief says future economic growth in part of the UK is under threat from a radical reform...

03 March 2022

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HMRC’s tax revaluation ‘is stealth tax on landlords’ - claim

Landlords of HMOs are being faced with a revaluation of their properties by HMRC which could result in many suffering tax...

02 March 2022

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£700 Landlord Licence: 40,000 homes to come under new scheme

Birmingham’s Labour controlled council is writing to Housing Secretary Michael Gove for consent to apply a new licensing scheme over 25...

02 March 2022

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‘Heartless Evictions’ - new Labour call to scrap Section 21

A Labour activist has written to the government urging a ban on what she calls ‘heartless’ Section 21 evictions. Milton Keynes councillor...

02 March 2022

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Airbnb offers free short-term housing for 100,000 Ukraine refugees

Airbnb says it will offer free short-term housing to up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine.  These stays will be funded by Airbnb...

02 March 2022

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100,000 Ukrainian refugees - how will landlords be able to help?

The National Residential Landlords Association is calling for clarity on how the private rental sector can help Ukraine. Home Secretary Priti Patel...

01 March 2022

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Lenders urged to accept first time landlords with poor credit records

Many first time landlords do not have the credit records that accord with lenders’ algorithms, denying them finance unreasonably. That’s the view...

01 March 2022

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Red Tape leads to landlords quitting the sector - fact

The connection between rising volumes of red tape in the private rental sector and landlords quitting as a consequence appears to...

01 March 2022

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 Landlords offered leasing scheme to bring empty homes back to use

A council is calling on landlords of empty properties to take the necessary actions to get their homes back into use...

01 March 2022

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Beware Japanese Knotweed - flood warning for landlords

A specialist company is warning landlords that the recent spate of named storms across the UK may have heightened the risk...

01 March 2022

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Auditors may probe council’s selective licensing scheme - report

It’s been reported by local media that a controversial landlord licensing scheme introduced by a council may now be investigated by...

28 February 2022

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Landlords ditching Airbnb ahead of short-let restrictions - claim

A lettings agent says his client landlords are already turning their back on short let platforms including Airbnb ahead of likely...

28 February 2022

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Council says landlords must be on call 24 hours a day if they run HMOs

Private landlords in a major UK city must now provide an emergency out-of-hours contact number for dealing with anti-social behaviour, the...

28 February 2022

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PropTech boss wants rental reform - but landlords must be kept on-side

A leading figure in the PropTech sector says more regulation could make the rental sector fairer and more transparent - but...

28 February 2022

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Letting an Airbnb will require planning consent if council succeeds

Landlords wanting to let out via Airbnb and other short let platforms in Edinburgh will have to apply for planning consent...

25 February 2022

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Suspended jail term for builder with fake window safety consent

A London council has prosecuted a builder - Valeriu Sandu, of Valmic Properties Limited - for lying about fitting sufficiently fireproof...

25 February 2022

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Litter-bug landlord pays hundreds after fly-tipping

A private landlord has been slapped with a £400 fine for allowing a tenant’s waste to be fly-tipped on the site...

25 February 2022

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Big rent premiums possible on new-builds - claim

New build homes command rental premiums of as high as 41 per cent in the current market, it’s been claimed. The Unlatch...

25 February 2022

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Right To Rent Changes: new deadline for landlords

There’s been yet another deadline change for the revised Right To Rent rules. Temporary checks introduced at the height of the pandemic...

25 February 2022

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Rent controls “heavy handed and economically illiterate” - top Tory

A prominent Conservative has branded the rush towards rent controls by some politicians as “heavy-handed and economically illiterate”. Janet Finch Saunders, an...

24 February 2022

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Landlords face fines of up to 36 months’ rent under government plans

A proposal that landlords be fined up to 36 months rent has been put forward in a consultation paper. The Scottish Government’s...

24 February 2022

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London’s smallest buy to let - high yield but unmortgageable

A property described as London’s smallest flat allegedly has a rental yield of 10 per cent - yet it cannot be...

24 February 2022

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One in four landlords are baffled by changing regulations

Almost exactly a quarter of landlords questioned in a survey admit to being baffled by the constantly changing regulations surrounding the...

24 February 2022

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Renters caught out by long-running shortage of homes to let

Renters are finding it tough to locate a new home because of the continuing shortage of supply according to the National...

24 February 2022

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Activists want controls on rents, house prices, planning consents

A protest by Welsh nationalists has called for a new Property Act to be passed by the Welsh Parliament, which would...

23 February 2022

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£60,000 bill for landlord leaving tenants in “atrocious conditions”

A landlord who harassed tenants and left them in dangerous accommodation hit has been branded “atrocious” and has been hit with...

23 February 2022

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Good news for London investors as yields bounce back

Research by rental portal Rentd suggests improved London yields this year after being in the doldrums during the pandemic. Rentd analysed the...

23 February 2022

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Hammered! Flying start for online auctions in 2022

Auction House London has sold the highest number of lots in one sale in over a year, at its first auction...

23 February 2022

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Gove slammed for “lazy and false” views about landlords

The government has been accused of basing its policy to solve the cladding crisis on the assumption that landlords are Property...

22 February 2022

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Rental property listings will require additional details in future

Landlords are likely to be obliged to supply agents with additional details in future, before their properties are listed to let...

22 February 2022

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Six figure discounts right now on some prime London investments

Landlords with large budgets and who are seeking a surprising discount, even in today’s market, could be tempted by research which...

22 February 2022

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Council launching landlord accreditation at energy efficiency teach-in

A council is inviting landlords to an event at which it will both launch a new accreditation scheme and offer guidance...

22 February 2022

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No prosecutions of landlords means good news, insists council

A local authority says the fact that it has conducted no prosecutions against private landlords despite over 1,100 complaints from tenants...

22 February 2022

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HMRC blasted for forcing landlords to change to Making Tax Digital

A group of MPs has unveiled a scathing report about the inadequacies of HM Revenue & Customs, with a particular reference...

21 February 2022

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Landlords hit by rent controls would move to Airbnb - claim

A prominent property website, which monitors the lettings market, suggests that rent controls would drive a proportion of rental stock to...

21 February 2022

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New bid for landlords to be treated equally in cladding safety work

A last ditch bid is underway to include the properties of all landlords in the programme of financial help to remove...

21 February 2022

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Uninsured tenants say they will pay for rental damage themselves

New research from insurance provider Paymentshield has found that over one in five UK tenants have experienced a negative property event...

21 February 2022

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Justice For Tenants wins Rent Repayment Order against landlord

A non-profit organisation called Justice For Tenants has spearheaded a campaign which has ultimately led to a Rent Repayment Order being...

21 February 2022

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Excluding landlords will lead to cladding safety problems

Experts are predicting that the exclusion of large scale landlords from cladding relief may lead to significant delays in some safety...

18 February 2022

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Council pledge to fine landlords “keeping deposits unnecessarily”

A council says it’s going to clampdown on landlords who are “keeping deposits unnecessarily” and agents “charging unpermitted fees.” The pledge comes...

18 February 2022

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Landlords sheltered from worst effect of interest rate rise - claim

Landlords are being insulated from the worst effects of interest rate rises because lenders are so keen to win and keep...

18 February 2022

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Check whether you need a licence, landlords told by council

A London council is urging landlords in the area to check whether they require a license ahead of a new regime...

18 February 2022

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