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KEYWORD "Autumn Statement" - 100 RESULTS
Think tank blasts “ineffectual landlords” letting out “poor quality housing”

A think tank claims that the government will pay landlords in the private sector six times the expected spend on new affordable homes in the five-year period between 2021 and 2026. The New...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - the lessons the industry should learn

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on migrating away from the emergency rent controls introduced in September 2022 and extended...

20 January 2024

From: The Big Issues

What Should We Expect from the Budget on March 6?

The Treasury has announced March 6 as the date for the Spring Budget and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has commissioned the Office...

06 January 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Activists say they know rent levels two years from now

Generation Rent says it’s worked out what rent levels will be in two years’ time. The activists say rents will rise 14...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Transactions tumble to 17 year low but light at end of tunnel - surveyors

Cash and mortgage housing market data show average prices decline by an annual 4.6 per cent says e.surv. But the monthly trend...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax - Eight Reasons You Could Pay More in 2024

After the Autumn Statement unveiled a major tax cut for January, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ll pay less tax in...

09 December 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Interest Rates to stay high for “foreseeable future” warns Bank boss

Any hope of a near-term drop in interest rates appears to have been wiped out by a statement by Bank of...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords want Local Housing Allowance uprated annually

The National Residential Landlords Association wants the government to commit to annual uprating of the Local Housing Allowance. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Making Tax Digital - good news for most small-scale landlords

Good news for landlords earning under £30,000 a year - they will not have to use the HMRC’s Making Tax Digital...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter wants Local Housing Allowance rise now, not in April

Campaigning charity Shelter has welcomed the decision by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to unfreeze Local Housing Allowance - but it wants it...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenants to be hit by five per cent energy cap rise

The energy price cap is to rise to an annual average of £1,928 from January. Regulator Ofgem says a typical household paying...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Surprise PropTech boost in Autumn Statement small print

Buried in the small print of the Autumn Statement paperwork is a boost for digital technology and PropTech. In the documentation released...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Official figures show house prices to suffer significant fall next year

The Office for Budget Responsibility - a Treasury department operating independently from the government - released its central forecast for the...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Hunt’s dramatic Local Housing Allowance move not enough for activists

Many have welcomed the move by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to unfreeze the Local Housing Allowance - but some tenant activists say...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax and Benefit Changes to impact landlords - Autumn Statement details

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has used his Autumn Statement to reveal measures affecting both the rental market and the wider property industry.  The Local Housing Allowance is...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax grab soars as Chancellor ponders Autumn Statement giveaway

There may be tax cuts in today’s Autumn Statement if government-fuelled rumours are to be believed - but there’s been a...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Councils claim one-in-50 Londoners are now homeless

The rising cost of living - especially housing - remains the top issue on Londoners’ minds for the second year in...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Reductions in energy bills for properties near new pylons

Homes situated close to new electricity pylons and sub-stations could receive up to £1,000 a year off energy bills, for up...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Chancellor Should Provide Targeted Support for Landlords and Tenants

When Chancellor Jeremy Hunt gets to his feet on Wednesday to deliver his Autumn Statement, he should consider offering support to...

18 November 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Charity repeats claim scrapping S21 will reduce homelessness

A charity is suggesting that if only the government got on with abolishing S21 eviction powers, homelessness would be eased. Crisis -...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage interest relief must be reinstated says agency boss

Winkworth's chief executive says next week’s Autumn Statement must see the reinstatement of Mortgage Interest Tax Relief for investors. Dominic Agace says...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove presses Sunak to increase Local Housing Allowance next week

Housing Secretary MIchael Gove is reported to be pressing Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to increase Local Housing Allowance in next week’s...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

London Renters at risk of homelessness without government action - claim

Almost 60,000 Londoners in the private rented sector are likely to become homeless over the next six years if the government...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Pressure on government for stamp duty cut in Autumn Statement

A prominent estate agency says there’s a stronger case for a stamp duty cut now than there was during the pandemic. Knight...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market now on General Election footing, claims top agency

The best way to judge the UK housing market is to check on what’s happening in Parliament, not the price indices...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Autumn Statement - will it help landlords?

Propertymark has set out its stall for next month’s Autumn Statement - and many of the demands are for improvements that...

28 October 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Landlords demand incentives to make EPC improvements

The National Residential Landlords Association is backing a call for financial help for landlords who improve the energy efficiency of their...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax Changes from Next Week - What Landlords Must Know

Over the last couple of years, the government has made several changes to how income and profits are taxed. Some of...

01 April 2023

From: Agent Advice

Message to Chancellor - ease the landlords’ tax burden

.The National Residential Landlords Association has called for a full review of how landlords and the private rental sector are taxed. In...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords taxed too much and review needed, says NRLA

The National Residential Landlords Association is calling on the government to begin a full review of how private rented housing is...

06 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax change - landlords who sell urged to be quick

Landlords who intend to sell their properties this year are being urged to act quickly ahead of the Capital Gains Tax...

18 January 2023

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

How Landlords Can Minimise Inheritance Tax

New figures from HMRC this week show that the Treasury raked in another £4.1 billion in inheritance tax receipts in the...

26 November 2022

From: Tax & Finance

Court Delays - landlords set to wait even longer

Landlords are to face even longer waits for eviction court cases following the spending cuts announced in the Autumn Statement, it’s...

25 November 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC trousers huge rise in tax revenue - latest figures

New data just released by HM Revenue & Customs shows income tax, national insurance and capital gains tax receipts for April...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Forget buy to let - try other property investment, landlords urged

A prominent figure in property investment is warning that buy to let is the sector facing the biggest challenges in the...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

More landlords pushed into Making Tax Digital headache - claim

An accountancy expert claims that inflation and rising rents could push more landlords over the £10,000 threshold for Making Tax Digital.  Currently...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Hunt  and Sunak missed the chance to  boost rental supply - claim

The government’s Autumn Statement yesterday missed the opportunity to boost supply for the private rental sector, it’s been claimed.  Ben Beadle, chief...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing Benefit Bombshell - will freeze lead to soaring arrears?

The freezing of Housing Benefit at 2020 levels, announced in the small print accompanying the Autumn Statement yesterday, risks leading to...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords hit by Capital Gains Tax and Stamp Duty changes

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered his long-awaited Autumn Statement - the fiscal event which he says will lead to “all of...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Sunak, Gove & Co have broken the private rental sector - new claim

The main landlords’ trade body has blasted the government for ‘breaking’ the private rented sector through laws, measures and comments deliberately...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Activist claims landlords “force” tenants out using Section 21

One of the leaders of campaign group Generation Rent is claiming that some landlords “force” tenants out using Section 21 powers. Dan...

15 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Legal warning - HMRC targeting landlords in new campaign

HMRC is targeting residential landlords who it suspects are not declaring their full rental income, warns tax advisory service Kreston Reeves. The...

14 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the area with “mountain to climb” over EPCs

The north of England has a home energy efficiency mountain to climb, with poorly insulated homes costing tenants at least £680...

11 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Tory Tax Threat - party warned over yet more property taxation

A prominent figure in the lettings industry is warning the Tories against ‘stealth increases’ for Capital Gains and Inheritance taxes. David Alexander...

09 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation blow as landlords’ house values dip again

The latest monthly index from the Halifax shows average house prices falling 0.4 per cent in October, following the 0.1 per...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Higher taxes proposed for short-lets and holiday properties

An influential new report wants higher taxes for landlords letting holiday properties. The Office for Tax Simplification - a division of HM...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax Threat - government told not to raise it

A website that describes itself as promoting “popular capitalism” is urging the government not to consider raising Capital Gains Tax on...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Hike Today - fears grow of another big rise

There’s widespread concern that the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee, which meets today, is to unveil a 0.75 per cent...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Rental deposits to be capped at five weeks rent

The tenancy security deposits that tenants leave with landlords or their letting agents will be capped at a maximum of five...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Cap tenant deposits at three weeks as part of ‘fairer deal’ for renters, say Labour

The tenancy security deposits that tenants leave with landlords or their letting agents should be capped at a maximum of three...

19 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Is a letting agent worth the investment?

As a property professional working in the lettings market, I feel that the moves to stamp out poor landlord practice and...

24 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Letting fees ban will hit tenants hardest, says ARLA Propertymark

The ban on letting fees charged by landlords and letting agents is on its way, along with new rules on deposits,...

03 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Rental deposits to be capped at six weeks rent

The tenancy security deposits that tenants leave with landlords or their letting agents will be capped at a maximum of six...

03 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Deposit cap risks leaving landlords out of pocket at the end of the tenancy

Plans to cap the security deposits that tenants leave with landlords or their letting agents at no more than six weeks...

22 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords sell up as buy-to-let crackdown bites

The past few months have seen a number of buy-to-let investors sell up, and this is expected to place upward pressure...

05 December 2017

From: Breaking News

More than 450 landlords attend show in London

Over 450 buy-to-let landlords and property investors attended the Olympia Conference Centre in London last week where they were able to...

16 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Many renters will ‘end up worse off’ unless the law is changed

The government’s proposal to cap tenancy deposits to six weeks’ rent will save many tenants money, given that a number of...

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Ban on letting fees must not leave any exploitable loopholes, say Lib Dems

The government’s decision to introduce a draft bill to parliament this week to ban letting agents and landlords from charging introductory...

03 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Draft Tenant Fees Bill is a ‘step in the right direction’

The government introduced a draft bill to parliament yesterday to ban letting agents and landlords from charging introductory fees to tenants...

02 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Rental deposits to be capped at six weeks rent

The security deposits that tenants leave with landlords or their letting agents will be capped at no more than six weeks...

02 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Survey finds 31% of landlords ‘unaware of proposed letting fee ban

Almost a third of buy-to-let landlords are unaware of the proposals for a draft bill banning letting agent fees, according to...

07 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Government’s digital tax U-turn welcomed by trade body

The government yesterday announced a U-turn on the extent of the 'Making Tax Digital' requirements, and the move has been warmly...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Investing in property could ‘soon cease to be financially viable’

A host of Brexit bills dominated last week’s Queens’s speech, while there were also a few main non-Brexit proposals announced outlining...

27 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Inclusion of letting agency fee ban in Queen’s Speech ‘reeks of desperation’

The Queen’s Speech was unsurprisingly dominated by Brexit, with a host of proposed new laws designed to prepare the UK for...

22 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in landlords quitting the PRS

There has been a significant increase in the number of landlords exiting the buy-to-let sector due to higher stamp duty costs...

26 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Tenant fees ban could leave landlords facing lengthy void periods

Changes to letting agent fees could lead to increased rent arrears and higher repossessions as a consequence of a potential reduction...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

WHAT’S TO COME FOR THE UK HOUSING MARKET?

Following the events of 2016, it’s easy to see why experts across the country are torn when it comes to the...

10 February 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Letting fees crackdown will have a ‘negative impact’ on the rental market

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has reiterated its call for the government to reconsider banning letting agents in England...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Rents set to rise further as demand will continue to outstrip supply in 2017

The substantial imbalance between supply and demand is likely to persist, maintaining upward pressure on rental prices in 2017, according to...

03 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Vast majority of letting agents expect rents to rise in 2017

Rents will continue to increase next year, owed in part to a reduction in housing supply in the private rented sector...

20 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Nearly half of landlords would ditch their agent if profits fell

Almost half of buy-to-let landlords say they would dump their letting agent if their profits started to drop, fresh research from...

14 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords likely to increase rents to offset higher costs

There are growing fears that tenants will end up bearing the cost of the government’s decision to ban letting agents' fees...

29 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Are more landlords about to ditch letting agents and go it alone?

A significant number of buy-to-let landlords do not use letting agents to find or manage properties, and it has been suggested...

28 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Autumn Statement ‘missed opportunity’ to support buy-to-let landlords

Buy-to-let landlords have been left disappointed at the 'missed opportunity' in the Autumn Statement to support those that invest in the...

24 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Scrapping agent fees set to lead to higher rents

Letting agents in England will be banned from charging fees to tenants under plans announced by the chancellor in his Autumn...

24 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Where are the cheapest and most expensive tenant fees in the UK?

The chancellor Philip Hammond may have announced in the Autumn Statement that letting agents in England will be banned from charging...

24 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords call for change in Autumn Statement

Private landlords believe that this week’s Autumn Statement provides the chancellor Philip Hammond with an opportunity to bolster activity in the...

22 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors are fed-up with government’s ‘anti-landlord’ policies and want change

It is not the best time to be a buy-to-let landlord at the moment, with a raft of changes introduced by...

21 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Tenant arrears set to soar

Tenant defaults could increase significantly over the next 12 months amid reports that many buy-to-let landlords plan to increase rents next...

19 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let market ‘continues to thrive’

Despite ongoing uncertainty following the Brexit vote and recent stamp duty increase, the private rental market ‘continues to thrive’, according to...

11 November 2016

From: Breaking News

NLA urges landlords to lobby parliament over tax changes

The National Landlords Association (NLA) continues to urge landlords to lobby the government over taxation changes announced by the now former...

10 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Rental price growth slowed in October

The pace of rental price growth in the UK slowed to 0.05% in the month to October from a rise of...

04 November 2016

From: Breaking News

RLA continuing to lobby Treasury for buy-to-let tax changes

Buy-to-let landlords may have failed in their legal battle against planned government tax relief changes for buy-to-let homes set to be...

27 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Rental supply hits 18-month high

The supply of private rental homes hit an 18-month high in September, but fewer letting agents report increasing rents, while the...

25 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Chancellor must invest in housing and give buy-to-let landlords a break

Our new Chancellor, Philip Hammond, looks like a considered man and one hopes that he will be able to ‘kick away’...

24 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Tory peer condemns government’s attack on buy-to-let

Lord Flight, a former Conservative Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has once again slammed his own party’s buy-to-let tax changes,...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Disappointment for landlords as court rejects full judicial review of BTL tax

Landlords represented by Cherie Blair have failed in their legal battle against planned government tax relief changes for buy-to-let homes set...

08 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords likely to increase rents to offset higher costs

Many tenants renting privately are likely to be hit with rent hikes following recent changes to the tax regime for landlords,...

08 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Trade association calls for reversal of stamp duty hike on BTL homes

The chancellor Philip Hammond is being urged to reverse George Osborne’s outright assault on buy-to-let by scrapping the 3% stamp duty...

03 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let moving towards ‘an era of professionalism’

Recent changes hitting buy-to-landlords, including the introduction of a 3% stamp duty surcharge and cuts to mortgage interest tax relief next...

20 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Tenants now spending two-thirds of disposable income on rent

Tenants are now spending two-thirds of their disposable income on rent as sky-high prices put even more homes out of reach. The...

13 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding continues to fall well short of demand

There was a rise in the volume of housebuilding schemes started in England in the run-up to the EU referendum but...

26 August 2016

From: Breaking News

BTL investors “stormed the housing market” says NAEA

Estate agents have reported an increase in the number of buy-to-let investors trying to push sales through before April stamp duty...

30 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Lender encourages landlord incorporation

Kent Reliance and InterBay Commercial have opened the door for landlords wanting to incorporate buy-to-let loans into a company structure   Both companies...

18 March 2016

From: Breaking News

High price of missing stamp duty deadline

Time is running out to escape the stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-let properties and second homes and the cost of failure...

17 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlord confidence at an all-time low

Landlords’ confidence in the buy to let (BTL) sector has collapsed and is now ‘worse than levels witnessed during the financial...

03 February 2016

From: Breaking News

RLA accuses government of “discriminating against UK investment”

Government policies are discriminating against UK based investment in the housing market by making it easier for foreign investors to purchase...

20 January 2016

From: Breaking News

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