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Five figure fine for landlord after tribunal appeal failure

A landlord has been issued with a £16,000 penalty after the Residential Property Tribunal dismissed an appeal and upheld a financial penalty. North Norfolk council issued the...

31 October 2022

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Gove hints at rental sector help, reinstates huge housebuilding target

The Autumn Statement on November 17 may contain financial measures to help private renters, the Housing Secretary has hinted. “We know people in...

31 October 2022

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Big house price fall in 2023 then years of stagnation - forecast

House prices will fall by 7.9 per cent next year and then will effectively stagnate until 2027 according to a gloomy...

28 October 2022

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Activists want Sunak pledge that Section 21 will be scrapped

Activists got reassurance from Boris Johnson and Liz Truss in the past, and have a supportive politician in the form of...

28 October 2022

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Council issues first-ever fixed penalty notice against rogue landlord

A landlord has been fined £10,000 by a Devon council for failing to tackle what it calls “essential repairs following a...

28 October 2022

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Council issues first-ever fixed penalty notice against rogue landlord

A landlord has been fined £10,000 by a Devon council for failing to tackle what it calls “essential repairs following a...

28 October 2022

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Airbnb accused of using charity to disguise housing market damage

The charity Action on Empty Homes, which is mounting a campaign against short let properties, has attacked Airbnb for making a...

28 October 2022

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It’s A Record! Another all-time high for tenant demand

For the second time this year, the proportion of landlords reporting increasing tenant demand has hit an all-time high, according to...

28 October 2022

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MPs slam landlords and second homes as they urge stamp duty rethink

MPs from Opposition parties in the House of Commons have attacked the government’s recent stamp duty change - and taken the...

27 October 2022

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Rebooting rental reform must be number one priority says NRLA

Ben Beadle, chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association, says rebooting rental reform must be the number one priority for...

27 October 2022

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Pay £291,000 or face jail, court tells rogue landlord

A London landlord has been fined and ordered to pay a confiscation order for ignoring planning rules Magistrates ordered landlord Zulfiqar Ahmed...

27 October 2022

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Rental Sector takes centre stage in revamped redress service

A landlord representative is to be a member of a new advisory panel which has been set up by the Property...

27 October 2022

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Rents still rising across most regions of the UK - DPS figures

Average rents cross the UK rose by over two per cent for the second quarter in a row during Q3 2022,...

27 October 2022

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Activists welcome 'friend' Michael Gove into housing hot seat

Generation Rent, the activist group led by Baroness Alicia Kennedy, has given a warm welcome to the return of Michael Gove...

26 October 2022

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Rental growth softens - but it’s still high

New figures from the Hamptons lettings agency show that rental growth is softening - although the overall rate remains high. The agency...

26 October 2022

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Buy To Let incorporations soar - until Corporation Tax rise

There’s been a big rise in the number of companies set up to hold buy to lets, according to a survey...

26 October 2022

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City living is back and driving prices in housing markets

Increasing demand for homes in cities was the driving force behind the rapid house price inflation witnessed earlier this year, with...

26 October 2022

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Landlords urged to note new health and safety legislation

Mendip District Council is warning landlords to comply with changes to Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations - or face a...

26 October 2022

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Regulating Airbnb - MP claims cross-party backing for clampdown

Labour MP Rachael Maskell says she has won the support of 10 other members of parliament from across the political divide...

25 October 2022

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Sunak will not stop house price falls - warning

The coronation of Rishi Sunak as the new Prime Minister has been broadly welcomed by much of the property establishment but...

25 October 2022

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Airbnb charm offensive goes on with huge charity donation

Airbnb has made a £1.25m donation to English Heritage, supporting the charity’s conservation and repair of historic houses, castles, abbeys and...

25 October 2022

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New milestone for private rental sector in England

England’s private rental is forecast to top five million households within the next two years or so. The specialist rental platform Ocasa...

25 October 2022

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Yet another selective licensing scheme set for expansion

A Selective Licensing scheme introduced by a council back in 2016 is set for expansion.  Middlesbrough council claims that its scheme has...

25 October 2022

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Sunak Wins - what are his rental and housing policies?

Rishi Sunak has won the Conservative leadership campaign and is set to become Prime Minister tomorrow. Over the summer Sunak set out...

24 October 2022

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Cheap green mortgages will make landlords back energy efficiency - claim

Green mortgage discounts could be a key tool in helping landlords make the energy efficiency upgrades necessary to achieve an EPC...

24 October 2022

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HMRC trousers billions from yet another property tax

As landlords know better than most, property taxes are a rich seam of revenue for the government. And now, new figures show...

24 October 2022

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Sell off thousands more council houses - demand by Tory

A prominent Tory thinker has suggested that English councils should be obliged to sell off an estimated 31,000 councils houses and...

24 October 2022

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Housing Minister to tell landlords about rental reform - maybe...

The National Residential Landlords Association says housing minister Andrew Stephenson will give a key-note address at its annual conference. The only problem...

24 October 2022

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Dramatic law changes for landlords to be subject of webinar

The National Residential Landlords Association is staging a webinar next month to bring members up to date with dramatic legal changes...

24 October 2022

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No Stamp Duty cut for landlords or Airbnbs, says Tory MP

A Conservative MP says the stamp duty cut announced in the now-legendary mini-Budget at the end of last month should not...

21 October 2022

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Labour peer shows the damage rent controls can do to housing

A Labour peer who was to have invested £1 billion in affordable homes has halted his scheme because of the threat...

21 October 2022

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Landlords contribute heavily to large increase in property tax paid

Property taxes in Scotland have increased by nearly two thirds compared to the pre-pandemic period according to analysis of the latest...

21 October 2022

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Data shows very few landlords resisting rent rises

Nine out of 10 respondents to a new survey of landlords have either already increased rents, or intend to increase them.  This...

21 October 2022

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Five-figure civil penalty served on rogue landlord

A landlord has paid a £12,400 civil penalty after failing to license their HMO. In March this year officers from West Northamptonshire council attended...

21 October 2022

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Cost of living crisis pushing more to consider holiday lets

Large numbers of Britons are considering becoming holiday let landlords to earn extra income from the continued popularity of UK staycations,...

20 October 2022

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Shelter teams up with bank to offer “renter support initiative”

Campaigning charity Shelter is partnering with HSBC’s First Direct bank to provide what it calls its first “renter support initiative” called...

20 October 2022

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Councils want bans, fines, rent repayment and jail for rogue landlords

Councils have demanded draconian punishments for landlords who fail to bring their homes up to the Decent Homes Standard which is...

20 October 2022

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Questions over value of controversial city licensing scheme

A scheme which some regard as the most controversial landlord licensing regime in the country is coming under scrutiny. Labour councillors on...

20 October 2022

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Tuesday is last day for landlords to apply for selective licence

Landlords in one part of the country are being told they must apply for their selective license in just the next six...

20 October 2022

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Airbnb Money Machine - landlords could make eye-watering sums

A survey by industry supplier CIA Landlord Insurance has analysed the comparative costs of traditional renting and Airbnb in major world...

19 October 2022

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Energy Saving - landlords urged to do more

A campaign called Energy Guide says landlords can and should do more to save energy in the private rental sector.  The campaign...

19 October 2022

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Labour MP promotes Generation Rent campaign, demands reform timeline

A Labour MP has written to the Housing Secretary demanding a timetable for the implementation of rental reform. Catherine West, MP for...

19 October 2022

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EPCs - Which areas have the worst rental energy efficiency?

Home buying agency Spring has analysed which parts of the country have the dubious distinction of having the most rental homes...

19 October 2022

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Landlord feedback required for Tenant Referencing Services survey

Landlord Today has been approached by researchers at the University of York and University of Bristol doing a study on tenant...

19 October 2022

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Stricter EPC targets - government urged to “get real”

The government must “get realistic” over the difficulties involved in reaching Net Zero targets when dealing with older properties in the...

18 October 2022

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Labour’s swipe at “rich landlords” benefitting from tax cuts

The tax cuts announced in the government’s ill-fated mini-Budget may have been reversed but they gave Labour a chance to hit...

18 October 2022

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Renters Reform Bill WILL be introduced this Parliament

The government has committed to introduce the Renters Reform Bill into Parliament during this session - despite the disarray over policies...

18 October 2022

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Rent freeze in UK can be template for action across Europe - claim

The so-called emergency rent freeze and eviction ban in Scotland “can serve as a Europe-wide template for protecting tenants rights” according...

18 October 2022

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29 tenants for each rental vacancy in London

Figures from London-focussed agency Foxtons suggest that rentals have reaching the highest ever weekly price in the capital. The average in September...

18 October 2022

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Stamp Duty cut survives - but most Truss proposals are scrapped

The new Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, says the limited cut in stamp duty in England and Northern Ireland announced in the mini-Budget...

17 October 2022

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Tax bombshell for landlords with (or setting up) companies

The latest Liz Truss U-turn will mean landlords are burdened with a large rise in corporation tax from next April. The announcement...

17 October 2022

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Threat to second homes will damage private rental supply - claim

A prominent supporter of landlords has accused Labour and nationalist politicians of making the supply shortage of private rental properties in...

17 October 2022

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Chancellor Hunt is buy to let landlord - but backs rental reform

The new Chancellor in the beleaguered Liz Truss government is former health and foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt - a buy to...

17 October 2022

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Licensing brings 46% of rental homes up to standard - claim

A licensing scheme for rental properties in one part of Cardiff looks likely to be reintroduced next year. The Cathays Additional Licensing...

17 October 2022

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This is why rents are going through the roof

An interesting analysis of the current rental stock shortage has been undertaken by Sky News. Using data from property consultancy TwentyCi, Sky...

17 October 2022

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Airbnb landlords quitting due to growing red tape - claim

AirBnb owners are leaving the market for long term lettings following changes to the regulations in Scotland according to a leading...

14 October 2022

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Landlords fitting energy efficiency kit to woo green tenants

Many landlords are already undertaking substantial work on their properties to make them more energy efficient, a new survey shows. The Shawbrook...

14 October 2022

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Emergency Rent Freeze - Landlord bodies seek legal opinion

The National Residential Landlords Association has joined with other landlord and agent bodies to seek legal opinion on whether Scotland’s rent...

14 October 2022

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Keen To Be Green - Britons becoming more eco-aware

Another bank survey has been released, suggesting a surge in interest in energy efficient homes in the UK. NatWest’s Greener Homes Attitude...

14 October 2022

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Another landlord hit with a fine thanks to unlicensed HMO

The landlord of a property in Northampton has paid a £2,750 civil penalty after failing to licence their HMO. In December 2021...

14 October 2022

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Another landlord hit with a fine thanks to unlicensed HMO

The landlord of a property in Northampton has paid a £2,750 civil penalty after failing to licence their HMO. In December 2021...

14 October 2022

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Shock as Labour ministers vote down rent freeze

Labour is backing a rent freeze in Scotland and flirting with one in England - but it’s just stopped one being...

13 October 2022

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“We’ll train people to resist evictions” says Renters Reform group

One of the many activist groups in the so-called Renters’ Reform Coalition has pledged to “train people across the country to...

13 October 2022

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What now for activists’ lobby campaign against MPs?

The government’s latest U-turn on Section 21 evictions powers - which it now says WILL be abolished, following earlier leaks that...

13 October 2022

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Gloom and doom from RICS in latest housing market survey

The housing market has lost further momentum in September, according to the latest RICS Residential Market Survey.   The institution says the...

13 October 2022

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Two words - How Liz Truss announced another Section 21 U-turn

At Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday Labour MP Graham Stringer asked about media reports - based on leaks from government - that...

13 October 2022

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Section 21 WILL be abolished says Truss in new U-turn

Prime Minister Liz Truss says Section 21 eviction powers WILL be scrapped after all. She made the explicit commitment at Prime Minister’s...

12 October 2022

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Green Premium on capital values may justify energy efficiency upgrades

A new report by the Santander bank claims a ‘green premium’ based on energy efficiency is emerging in the UK’s property...

12 October 2022

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Pets In Lets - pressure group wants more protection for landlords

A group wanting pets to be allowed in private rental properties says its research shows the issue is not opposition from...

12 October 2022

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Angry activists accuse Truss of Section 21 betrayal

The government’s expected U-turn on the future of Section 21 eviction powers has provoked an explosion of anger from Generation Rent...

12 October 2022

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Energy price hike pushing landlords to greater efficiency - claim

The rising cost of living is driving a shift towards energy efficiency improvements in the private rented sector, according to the...

12 October 2022

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Private tenants pay HMO rent to council after dramatic intervention

Coventry council has issued financial penalties on a landlord of a poorly managed and unlicensed HMO totalling £60,000. The council has also...

12 October 2022

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Section 21 Bombshell - it may NOT be scrapped after all

The government may be changing its mind on scrapping Section 21 eviction powers according to a bombshell story in The Times. Outlining what...

11 October 2022

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Eurovision organisers slam short-let landlords for “profiteering”

Organisers of next year's Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool are telling fans and suppliers not to book short let accommodation at...

11 October 2022

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Councils begin charging for Airbnb and short let licensing

Local authorities in one part of the UK have revealed their charges for the licensing of Airbnb and other short lets. Scotland’s...

11 October 2022

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Over £1,000 for new licence as city aims at landlords

A new selective licensing scheme has been launched this week in Leicester.  The scheme will be in operation in three main cluster...

11 October 2022

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House prices could go UP and not down in 2023 - new prediction

House prices could actual UP in 2023 - against the expectations of almost every property professional. That’s the view of Jonathan Rolande,...

11 October 2022

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Big city landlord licensing regime set to expand

Landlords and agents are being asked their views on proposals to expand Selective Licensing to eight new areas of Manchester. There are...

11 October 2022

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Shelter wants Truss and Starmer to take rental reform seriously

Private renting voters could be critical in deciding the outcome of the next General Election, according to Shelter. The campaigning charity -...

10 October 2022

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Perilous state of young householders’ finances revealed by survey

A new survey throws light on how perilous some household finances are as energy prices increase despite government interventions. Research from The...

10 October 2022

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Formal Cautions given to two landlords after illegal evictions

A council has issued formal cautions to two local landlords who illegally evicted their tenants. Both landlords gave their tenants incorrect paperwork...

10 October 2022

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House prices fall slightly but fears of worse to come

The average UK house price experienced a slight fall in September of 0.1 per cent, the second  decrease over the past...

10 October 2022

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Energy Efficiency - landlords and tenants urged to apply for grants

Landlords, private tenants and owner occupiers in Warwick are encouraged by their council to apply for funding to improve energy efficiency...

10 October 2022

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Tax cuts under Truss? Don’t you believe it, says think tank

A think tank says that whatever Prime Minister Liz Truss may say, by 2025 most people will be paying £2 extra...

07 October 2022

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Labour, Greens and Nationalists rubber-stamp rent freeze

A combination of Labour, the Green Party and the Scottish Nationalists have pushed through a rent freeze proposal. The Cost of Living...

07 October 2022

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Accidental damage leaves hefty bill for holiday let landlords

One in nine holidaymakers say they have accidentally caused damage to a holiday home according to new research by Direct Line...

07 October 2022

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Over £30k in fines for landlord who let dangerous home

A landlord has been found guilty of three housing offences after it was discovered a property he let out posed a...

07 October 2022

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Rent freeze threatens social housing too, say housing associations

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations says its members are key to tackling the cost of living crisis but rent freezes,...

07 October 2022

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Truss and Kwarteng's economic chaos helps foreign property investors

The economic chaos in the UK which triggered a dramatic fall in the pound has benefitted foreign investors. Research by Alliance Fund...

06 October 2022

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Almost total rent freeze STILL doesn’t go far enough for activists

A rent freeze in Scotland - which has been condemned by many experts in the private rental sector and by housing...

06 October 2022

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Rogue Landlord padlocked bedroom doors - then hit with big fine

A landlord who left her tenants to live in filthy and unsafe conditions, while running an unlicensed HMO, has been prosecuted...

06 October 2022

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Why have a rent freeze when rents have FALLEN by 15% ?

In Scotland - where a rent freeze kicks in this coming weekend - Scottish private rents have fallen nearly 15 in...

06 October 2022

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Buoyant prime London rent rises down to overseas returnees

Things are looking up in prime London with landlords enjoying both higher rents and lower void periods. That’s the news from investment...

06 October 2022

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Rent Freeze politician slams landlords for “hard to justify” increases

The politician who is the architect of an emergency private sector rent freeze set to come into force this week has attacked...

05 October 2022

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Experts spell it out - rent freeze will make housing crisis much worse

Property experts in one part of the UK where rent freezes are a way of life say they make the housing...

05 October 2022

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Government backs huge new licensing scheme starting in New Year

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities has approved a London council’s plan to introduce a new private rented property...

05 October 2022

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Probe launched into national landlord register and council licensing

An organisation that describes itself as ‘politically independent and a charity’ is launching a probe into how further regulation could help...

05 October 2022

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Investing in prime London? Here’s the latest capital appreciation data

There’s mixed news for investors with properties in prime areas of London - although overall it appears demand to purchase property...

05 October 2022

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Revealed - Appliances most likely to break and trigger insurance claim

A league table has been drawn up of appliances most likely to break and trigger an insurance claim for landlords or...

04 October 2022

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Rental Reform Delay allows proposals to be rewritten says industry chief

One of the highest profile figures in the lettings industry says the apparent inaction by government over rental reform gives an...

04 October 2022

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