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Labour Mayor recruits 10 to enforce ‘Good Landlord Scheme’

Labour’s Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, is recruiting 10 people to enforce a new initiative he’s calling his ‘Good Landlord...

23 December 2022

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Do more to help landlords in tourist hotspots, politicians urged

The agents’ trade body Propertymark says it wants the Welsh Government to do more to support landlords letting in tourist hotspots. The...

23 December 2022

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Foxtons admits London rents stalling as market slows

Foxtons says London’s market is finally cooling - at least a little - for the Christmas period. November followed the seasonal downward...

23 December 2022

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Mould - Council says private tenants should complain if landlord fails to act

A council is telling private tenants in its area to make contact if they believe their mould-related problems are not being...

23 December 2022

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Costs eating into rental profits - landlord's shock figures

A property company owns over 140 rental units and has analysed its costs, and shared them with Landlord Today. The units owned...

22 December 2022

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Big majority of tenants satisfied, but want more energy efficiency

Over two thirds of tenants are satisfied with their private rented accommodation, a new survey shows. The finding comes in the results...

22 December 2022

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New league table for landlord investments in 2023

A new study claims to show where landlords should invest in 2023, based on recent profits. The website Money has looked at...

22 December 2022

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Consultation opens on holiday let changes

The Welsh Government has opened a three month consultation on changes in regulations for holiday let landlords. The Welsh Government - a...

22 December 2022

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Five-figure fine for landlord with “catalogue of HMO failures”

A landlord has been ordered to pay over £10,000 at Cardiff Magistrates' Court for a catalogue of failures relating to a...

22 December 2022

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Baroness accuses landlords of having tenants over a barrel

Half of private renters have faced a rent increase in the last year, it’s claimed.  Activists in Generation Rent claims of those...

21 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Artificial Intelligence identifies top Buy To Let areas for 2023

A buy to let investment site has used Artificial Intelligence to identify 10 top property investment opportunities in 2023.  Based on analysis...

21 December 2022

From: Breaking News

House buying sentiment nears all-time low say lenders

The Building Societies Association says housing market sentiment remains close to the all-time low. In a sentiment survey some 47 per cent...

21 December 2022

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Prime Central London to bounce back … with some exceptions

Prime Central London will bounce back in 2023 according to national consultancy Carter Jonas - and it’s thanks to the poorly...

21 December 2022

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Tough 2023 for housing market, warns auctions chief

The director of an auction house says the market has taken “a massive hit” with tough times ahead in 2023. Andrew Binstock...

21 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Last-minute call to let homes on Airbnb and other platforms

The trade body representing hosts and suppliers to the short let industry is calling on people to defray cost of living...

20 December 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC delays landlord tax change - two year extension

The government has accepted arguments put forward by landlords and accountancy groups, and delayed a key deadline for compulsory digital tax returns. A...

20 December 2022

From: Breaking News

The housing market RIGHT NOW - facts and figures

The Halifax has released a snapshot of the housing market as the year ends - with the cost of living crisis...

20 December 2022

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Tax Alert! Chancellor sets the date for next Budget

The next Budget, setting out government tax and spending plans, will be held on March 15 next year. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt says...

20 December 2022

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Shelter Strike - union balloting charity staff on next step

A strike by members of Unite, employed by the charity Shelter, has been suspended pending a ballot on a new pay...

20 December 2022

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Boycott Airbnbs to solve the short lets problem, editor urges

The new editor of an influential newspaper property supplement has come up with a way of solving what she calls “the...

19 December 2022

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One in nine private rental homes are damp, claim activists

The Generation Rent campaign group says the latest English Housing Survey shows that 23 per cent of private rented homes fail...

19 December 2022

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Buy To Let companies more popular with landlords - claim

Three quarters of landlords in the UK have now used a limited company to invest in at least one of their...

19 December 2022

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Council tells landlords and tenants how to tackle mould

A local authority has issued a statement with advice to landlords and tenants about how to identify and tackle mould. North East...

19 December 2022

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Lib Dems resuscitate eviction ban in run-up to Christmas

The government is under new pressure to introduce a last minute eviction ban to avoid private renters facing homelessness over Christmas. Liberal...

19 December 2022

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HMRC Landlord Tax Change - government told to think again

The government has been told it should should think again about its plans to make it compulsory for landlords and self-employed...

16 December 2022

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Cash incentive for landlords as council pleads for assistance

A council says it is looking to work with more private landlords to help reduce homelessness. Over recent years Shropshire council says...

16 December 2022

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Stay renting! First time buyers warned after interest rate hike

Would-be first time buyers may have to settle for renting for longer and putting their ownership aspirations on ice, following the...

16 December 2022

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Young adults under pressure with home ownership out of reach

As the cost of living crisis bites and inflation continues to soar, new research reveals that people aged 18 to 34...

16 December 2022

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Worried investors resort to auctions claims prominent industry firm

The UK’s largest property auctioneer says it is witnessing more investor-owned stock going under the hammer than at any time in...

16 December 2022

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Interest Rates Announcement from Bank of England

The Bank of England has increased base rate by 0.5 per cent to 3.5 per cent. This is the ninth consecutive base...

15 December 2022

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Surprise link between landlords and charity opposing Section 21

They have taken differing views on Section 21 powers but now the National Residential Landlords Association and homelessness charity Crisis have...

15 December 2022

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Christmas message for Michael Gove - stop attacking landlords

Figures from across the private rental sector have written an open letter to Housing Secretary Michael Gove, calling for a halt...

15 December 2022

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Activists turn on “derisory” Shelter management

Tenant activists have turned on the bosses of Shelter - just as the charity wants to maximise income from its annual Christmas...

15 December 2022

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Rent Controls: landlords forced to raise rents and sell up

Propertymark says some 85 per cent of its member agents in Scotland have landlord clients who have expressed a wish to...

15 December 2022

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Few tenants ask for more energy efficient homes - claim

The majority of tenants are reluctant to ask for more energy efficient systems in their home according to The National Residential...

15 December 2022

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Investors falling out of love with buy to let, seeking alternatives

A new survey of UK-based investors reveals the outlook for alternative investments amid growing concerns over the state of the economy. The...

14 December 2022

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Price falls next year will be hyper-local predicts Rightmove

Rightmove is predicting an average drop of just two per cent in asking prices next year - far less than many...

14 December 2022

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Who says buy to let is in trouble? Landlords on buying spree!

Investment buyers will snap up a higher proportion of homes in 2022 than they did in 2021, the Hamptons agency forecasts.   So...

14 December 2022

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Property funding retirement? Not easy now - landlords warned

A major survey of 1,500 adults shows that a quarter plan to downsize their home in retirement, with many others suggesting...

14 December 2022

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Highest annual rent rises this year hit 15 per cent

A new market snapshot shows that tenants in London have seen bigger rent price increases than anywhere else in the UK...

14 December 2022

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Revealed - real reasons why landlords evict rogue tenants

Research by the National Residential Landlords Association reveals that of those private landlords who have served a repossession notice, half have...

13 December 2022

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Charity claims 15% of private renters “face eviction this winter”

A charity claims 15 per cent of private renters believe they face eviction this winter. Homelessness charity Crisis polled 2,000 people -...

13 December 2022

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Market slows, Voids up - but rent rises still hit double figures

The latest rental market index from Goodlord shows rents down over the past month, with voids inching up.  All seven English regions...

13 December 2022

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Landlords face more house price falls says property chief

Capital values are set to fall “further and faster” between now and the spring, a property expert predicts. Mortgage lender figures have...

13 December 2022

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Landlords buy high-yield properties - market still very strong

Annual rental growth strengthened for the third month running, with average rents up 7.9 per cent across Britain on the same...

13 December 2022

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Most landlords in the dark about future EPC changes

A new survey shows that while some 78 per cent of landlords have now heard about government proposals around EPC ratings,...

12 December 2022

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Tory slams government over second homes and “stuck” first time buyers

A prominent Conservative has described as “infuriating and saddening” the fact that so many Millennials are stuck renting and cannot afford...

12 December 2022

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Funds give far bigger investment returns than buy to let - claim

A fund is claiming that investors who put money into real estate funds as an avenue of investment have seen a...

12 December 2022

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Government finally admits it - there aren’t enough homes to rent

It appears that the government has finally woken up to the fact that there are too few rental homes to meet...

12 December 2022

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Rental market “an arid wasteland, picked clean of properties”

A business analyst has given a colourful assessment of the shortfall of homes to let, describing the current rental market as...

12 December 2022

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Landlords hammered with record fines for licensing failures

Landlords are being hit with record fines as growing numbers of local councils launch licensing schemes.  PropTech firm Kamma, which monitors council...

09 December 2022

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MPs to debate Airbnb and other short lets controls today

The House of Commons will today debate a proposal for local authorities to have specific controls over the proliferation of Airbnbs...

09 December 2022

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Airbnb says the party's over on New Year’s Eve

In a bid to show it is clamping down on raucous guests, Airbnb has released details of thousands of parties it...

09 December 2022

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Do more to stop private landlords selling up, government told

More must be done to keep private landlords in the rental sector, a new study has proposed. New Open Property Group says...

09 December 2022

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Tenants claiming millions after letting agency’s deposit failure

Purplebricks has detailed the price it is paying for a lettings compliance blunder first spotted last year. It predicts that, at worst,...

09 December 2022

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Landlords mock “waste of time” Labour licensing scheme

It’s claimed that Liverpool’s Labour council would take almost 150 years to process applications for its landlord licensing scheme. The council has...

08 December 2022

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House Prices Tumbling - two indices in two days show big falls

Two respected price indices have shown capital values tumbling in the housing market.  This morning’s RICS residential survey shows overall activity continuing...

08 December 2022

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Canny landlords have chance for cheap purchases - claim

A prominent buy to let lender says falling house prices five canny landlords the chance to buy property relatively cheaply. Emma Cox,...

08 December 2022

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Small-scale landlords exit but portfolio ones stay the course

An upbeat trading statement from buy to let mortgage lender Paragon suggests that the sector is relatively healthy, but losing many...

08 December 2022

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Mortgage arrears low despite pressures on landlords and households

The lenders’ trade body - UK Finance - says that despite the wider economic problems there has been no impact on...

08 December 2022

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Generation Rent backs Labour bid to regulate Airbnb and Co

Activist group Generation Rent says it’s not convinced about government proposals to increase regulation of holiday lets and short lets -...

07 December 2022

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Tenants rent for longer as first time buyers get ever-older

The average prospective buyer now predicts they will be 37 years old by the time they get their first home.  This compares...

07 December 2022

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New Zero-Carbon rental homes will be factory-made

A joint venture has been announced to deliver 1,000 sustainable zero-carbon homes - and they will be factory-made. Legal & General Modular...

07 December 2022

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Landlords hit back at accusation of ‘turning students’

The National Residential Landlords Association has hit back at a claim that it is seeking to ‘turn students’ against the government’s...

07 December 2022

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New short lets and second homes policy - vague government pledge

The government has announced that it’s going to work on a new second homes policy with one particular council - if...

07 December 2022

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Why doesn’t Shelter use its millions to pay its staff more?

Over 600 workers at the campaigning charity Shelter have started a fortnight of strike action in what the trades union Unite calls...

06 December 2022

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Are letting agents discrediting the zero deposit insurance concept?

Many landlords have welcomed the zero deposit insurance concept - but is this being damaged by the pressure-selling techniques of some...

06 December 2022

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Airbnb registration and short lets planning consent under consideration

The government is to open a consultation on whether residential properties should require planning consent to be used as short lets...

06 December 2022

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Generation Rent resuscitates sex-for-rent threat

Generation Rent has returned to the threat of rent-for-sex as it claims 200,000 female tenants could be offered discounted rent in...

06 December 2022

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The ‘F’-word - house prices to fall whatever the agents call it

The Guild of Property Professionals has issued a warning that house prices are going to fall. A 645-word statement from the Guild...

06 December 2022

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Capital Gains Tax forcing landlords to quit in record numbers - claim

The reduction in landlords’ Capital Gains Allowance has triggered a sell-off by landlords at a 13-year high according to new figures. Last...

05 December 2022

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John Lewis Partnership reveals three private rental schemes

It’s been known for over a year that John Lewis wishes to diversify into the private rental sector and now it...

05 December 2022

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Labour’s Sadiq Khan pushed to do more to help renters

Two councillors have successfully used the London Assembly to push London Mayor Sadiq Khan and the government to do more to...

05 December 2022

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BBC series on tenants facing eviction seeking case studies

BBC Three is to show a TV programme about tenants facing eviction after being served with Section 21s. It’s an independent production...

05 December 2022

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Maverick landlord loses latest bid to sue police for £1m

A maverick landlord who has hit the headlines countless times in recent years has lost his latest bid to sue the...

05 December 2022

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Gove may make planning consent compulsory for holiday lets

The government is considering making home owners apply for planning consent if they wish to use a property for holiday lets. The...

02 December 2022

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Energy Efficiency - landlord trade body launches new initiative

The National Residential Landlords Association has launched an initiative called Home Bank to encourage tenants and landlords to help one another...

02 December 2022

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Landlords suffer capital depreciation as housing market slows

Prices fell 1.4 per cent from October, which was the largest month-on-month fall since June 2020. And annual house price growth saw...

02 December 2022

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Another Labour MP demands Section 21 eviction ban now

Paula Barker, Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree, is the latest opposition member of parliament to ask for immediate action on banning...

02 December 2022

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Tenants and landlords urged to work together to boost EPCs

A local authority is urging landlords and tenants to “have a chat” and work together to improve the EPC rating of...

02 December 2022

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Petition calls on Sunak to freeze private rents this winter

Activist group Generation Rent has started a petition calling on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to freeze private rents this winter. As part...

01 December 2022

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Politician hails “transformation” of private rental sector

What has been billed as the bigger change ever to housing law in Wales comes into force today and is described...

01 December 2022

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Shelter makes new claims on arrears and eviction threats

Campaigning charity Shelter claims that last month 482,000 private renters were behind on their rent. It also claims that 504,000 people have...

01 December 2022

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UK's Happiest Place has lots (and lots) of holiday homes

If you were to believe recent headlines, holiday homes and short lets make everyone’s lives miserable - yet the happiest place...

01 December 2022

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Phil Spencer lifts the lid on living in a Build To Rent community

Phil Spencer’s online consumer service Move iQ has created a series on its YouTube channel looking at living in Build To...

01 December 2022

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Make it easier for councils to introduce landlord licensing - call

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has written to Housing Secretary Michael Gove urging him to make it easier for councils...

30 November 2022

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Landlords - buy at discount now or wait for bigger price falls?

There’s a dilemma for landlords wishing to expand their portfolios - do so now, just as some buyers are offering discounts?...

30 November 2022

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We back higher council tax on second homes, says lettings agency

A holiday lettings agency has taken the unusual step of speaking out in favour of higher council tax for second home...

30 November 2022

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Good News - buy to let mortgage product choice improves dramatically

There’s been a dramatic short-term improvement in the number of mortgage products available for buy to let landlords. The independent mortgage market...

30 November 2022

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Yet another landlord licensing regime looks set for 2023

A consultation on a new licensing regime looks set to start in Warwick in the new year. The council will next week...

30 November 2022

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Rent Reform Activists turn on each other in factional feud

Two groups of activists who campaign for rent controls and reform of the private lettings sector have turned on each other. Acorn...

29 November 2022

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Generation Rent slams latest delay in Rental Reform laws

Despite a string of pledges on rental sector reform delivered in recent days by government ministers, including Housing Secretary Michael Gove,...

29 November 2022

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Hypocritical Whingers! - Right wing think-tank on the attack

Whingers who complain about financial perks for landlords and who then complain about rising rents when the perks are withdrawn and...

29 November 2022

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Energy Upgrade Scheme - Landlords urged to contact local councils

Landlords in England are being encouraged to contact their local council to find out if they are eligible to access government...

29 November 2022

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Huge public funding for extended home insulation programme

The government has announced plans for a £1 billion scheme - called ECO+ - which will see hundreds of thousands of...

29 November 2022

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Capital Gains Tax changes - which landlords are hit hardest?

Changes to capital gains tax announced in Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement will see the average landlord pay as much as...

28 November 2022

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Guarantors needed for growing number of tenancies - claim

The cost of living crisis combined with a logjam in the courts means landlords are now “very unlikely” to rent properties...

28 November 2022

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Sales market in decline - “widespread repricing” warns Zoopla

Zoopla says a “widespread repricing” is underway in the sales market, but with no sign of cooling yet in the lettings...

28 November 2022

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Going Green!  Mortgage lenders boost EPC incentives for landlords

Increasing numbers of lenders are now offering incentives to win the business of landlords with good, or improving, EPC ratings. In what...

28 November 2022

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Big cash incentives for landlords hosting Ukranian refugees

An appeal for private landlords to come forward with vacant, or soon-to-be vacant, properties for rent, has been launched. Accommodation is now...

28 November 2022

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