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KEYWORD "Article 4 Direction" - 23 RESULTS
What HMO Landlords should know about Licensing and Planning

Understanding Article 4 is crucial for HMO landlords and one legal expert says there is a big difference between HMO licensing...

13 July 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Massive change to Airbnb rules likely be agreed next week

A council is next week considering a move which is seen as a trigger for wider national policy changes regarding Airbnbs...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Green Party wants planning consent hurdle for Airbnbs and HMOs

A Green councillor in a city which has a Green MP is calling for the local authority to require planning consent...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Supply Shortage Reinforces Need for Regulation Re-think

This is back-to-school season and for the majority of university students who choose to move away from their family home during...

07 October 2023

From: Rental Reform

Anti-landlord policy will slash house values by 5% admits council

A local authority is reported to have said that a controversial new policy will reduce house values by five per cent. Gwynedd...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Council admits taking “really hard line” on HMOs

A council is boasting that it’s taking a "really hard line” over HMO regulation. New rules in Blackburn with Darwen prevent family...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Anti-lets council policy will slash property values, says top agent

A leading agent in an area set to be hit by draconian planning restrictions on holiday lets is warning that the...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

What Regulation is in Store for Holiday Lets in England? 

Recent years have seen a surge in the holiday lettings sector with the popularity of digital platforms like Air BnB.  It...

08 July 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

First-ever bid to make holiday lets subject to planning consent

A council is launching a bid to make the use of a home for a holiday let subject to a mandatory...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

HMOs to require planning consent across parts of busy city

A consultation has been launched on changes to planning policy for HMOs in Exeter. The city council has a restriction in place...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Surcharge: Labour considers raising it even higher

Labour is considering raising the buy to let and holiday home stamp duty surcharge above the current three per cent if...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Council rubber-stamps HMO policy against landlords' wishes

Landlords converting a property of any size to rent out on multiple tenancies in seven areas of a London borough could...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Council clamps down on small HMOs

New rules introduced by a council in south east England will prevent smaller homes from being converted into Houses of Multiple...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

City set to extend HMO controls - decision this week

Limits to the number of homes being converted into Houses in Multiple Occupation in parts of Leicester are due to be...

14 November 2022

From: Breaking News

HMOs may need planning consent after council acts

A public consultation is underway to get feedback on changes to rules which would prevent landlords and property developers turning some...

28 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy To Lets to prosper as student accommodation shortfall worsens

Rising numbers of young people going to university and a relatively low supply of new student housing means that by 2025...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Council’s new HMO policy not taking effect for another year

Hounslow council in London has introduced new measures for conversions of family homes into HMOs for three to six tenants. Investors will...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Clampdown on HMOs in 12 months time

A council says it’s going to introduce stricter regulations for HMOs - and it hasn’t yet even finished its formal consultation. Hounslow...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

City clampdown on HMOs with Article 4 Direction

A Midlands city is starting consultation on a major extension of powers over HMOs. Leicester council wants to have an extended Article...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Local politician slams landlords as “not caring” about balanced community

A cluster of owner occupiers living near a city centre are demanding that landlords win planning consent before operating HMOs. The Gloucestershire...

27 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Article 4 is nothing more than a ‘revenue generating exercise’, NLA says

The government is being urged by the National Landlords Association (NLA) to repeal the fee that councils can now charge when...

12 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Landmark change of planning rules for HMOs will ‘drive out rogue landlords’

New rules making it compulsory for landlords to apply for planning consent if they wish to convert properties in the Royal...

11 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Top tips for investing in student accommodation

John Warburton, director of Belvoir Leamington Spa, reveals some simple steps to investing in a successful student let. Providing properties for students...

04 November 2016

From: Breaking News

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