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KEYWORD "Cost of Living Crisis" - 100 RESULTS
Tenants buddy up with friends to reduce costs of renting

The percentage of tenants choosing to live alone has dropped over the last three years, research suggests.  A study compiled by Reposit,...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords can afford much tougher regulation, says think tank

A think tank based in central London says landlords would not quit the sector if much tougher - and more expensive...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs want Local Housing Allowance and other benefits updated annually

An all-party House of Commons committee is calling on Local Housing Allowance to be updated automatically and annually. LHA rates have been...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Anxiety over financial issues plague landlords - new figures

A new survey reveals what it calls “the deep-rooted concerns” of landlords with inflation and the Cost of Living Crisis coming...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Bad News - Landlords predict retail will face highest level of negative growth

Nearly a third of landlords predict that the retail sector will see the highest level of negative growth over the next...

09 March 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Airbnb reveals income and demographics of landlord hosts

Airbnb has released new figures showing that the typical host landlord makes a modest £5,500 a year by sharing their space...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Don’t be impacted by rising rent arrears

A recent survey by digital mortgage lender, Molo, revealed that nearly 60% of UK landlords have seen a rise in late...

08 February 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Buy To Let mortgage loans stay steady as wider market improves

Confidence has returned to the mortgage market, with sentiment improving steadily month by month in the last quarter of 2023, according...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Breaks and Retrofit fund needed to promote energy efficiency - call

Most home owners, including landlords, have experienced obstacles that have prevented them from carrying out energy efficiencies on their properties. That’s according...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental listings should include energy efficiency details - new call

An energy industry supplier claims that the housing sector in the UK offers too little help for those wanting to live...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Late payments and mortgage defaults on the rise, survey suggests

Landlords increasingly struggle with tenants who pay rent late or default, a mortgage lender is claiming.  Research from Molo suggests landlords are...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Green Mortgages - are they a busted flush?

Awareness of green mortgages is dipping among buyers, according to new research. Almost two thirds of mortgage advisers say their clients have...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Stark Warning - Britain ‘in grip of damp and mould crisis’

Britain is in the grip of a new mould crisis, a leading property association has warned.  The National Association of Property Buyers...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental homes blighted by high cost and low quality - claim

Many households are struggling with rising costs, while renters in particular continue to struggle with low quality housing, the Resolution Foundation...

19 December 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

What Do Landlords Think? - direct experiences revealed

A new survey of over 1,000 landlords has revealed that just over half would consider leaving the market due to the...

28 October 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Britain in grip of mould crisis claims high profile property agent

Britain is in the grip of a new mould crisis, a leading property agent has warned.  Jonathan Rolande says he is seeing...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

The Big Sell Off - huge number of landlords set to quit

Thousands of landlords are planning to sell properties. A Simply Business survey of 1,455 UK landlords reveals that a quarter of landlords...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Politicians Warned - speak to experts before making rental policies

Politicians meeting at party conferences this week are being urged to listen to property professionals before setting policies about the private...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Time for Renters to get the Recognition They Deserve

The rise of ‘Generation Rent’ is well documented, along with the spiralling rent payments they are facing during a tightening cost...

30 September 2023

From: Lettings PropTech

Buy To Let investment plummeting - new survey

The continued attacks on the buy to let sector have resulted in a dramatic decline in investment plans by landlords. A new...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent overheats about Sunak’s “cruel” EPC Backtrack

While many sections of the property industry welcome the change of tone in Rishi Sunak’s approach to green issues, one group...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Solar Panels - How They Work and How They Can Be Maintained

Searches for solar panel installations surged 32.85 per cent from 2022-2023, with demand for renewable energy increasing.  However one of the biggest...

09 September 2023

From: The Big Issues

Owners in major debt should switch tenure to rental - Mayor Khan

In an unusual move, London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan says home owners in dire financial difficulties should be able to switch...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan and activist leader launch rent control social media campaign

London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Labour-supporting leader of the Generation Rent pressure group have starred in a lengthy social...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

MP blames Tories for spread of ‘scary’ HMOs

An MP says owner occupiers are “scared, unable to sleep at night, worried about their safety and even concerned about whether...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Would Landlords Fit Solar Panels If Maintenance Was Easy?

As UK homeowners commit to more sustainable sources of energy, the number of homes installing rooftop solar panels reached its highest...

05 August 2023

From: The Big Issues

Gove approves one of UK’s largest landlord licensing schemes

Southwark’s Labour council has won the backing of Housing Secretary Michael Gove for one of the largest private landlord licensing schemes...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters 'at risk' as cost of living crisis continues

A report from the government’s Office for National Statistics shows that renters and mortgage holders have higher odds of experiencing financial...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New leader takes over at Generation Rent today

The new director of Generation Rent, Ben Twomey, takes over from Baroness Alicia Kennedy this morning. A statement announcing his appointment earlier...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

How To Cut Energy Bills This Summer

With the cost-of-living crisis causing household bills to increase nationwide, many Britons are worried and concerned about the soaring energy prices...

03 June 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Rent Cap goes on for another six months despite industry opposition

The Scottish Government looks set to extend its rent cap for yet another six months - despite widespread opposition from the...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Eco-activist wants Renters Reform Bill to be tougher on landlords

The co-leader of the Green Party wants the Renters Reform Bill to go further in restricting the powers of private landlords. Carla...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Starmer slams “unscrupulous” landlords and wants strict new regulations

Labour will create a national landlord register to protect tenants from what the party calls “unscrupulous property owners.: Party leader Sir Kier...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

What Should Tenants Do If They Struggle to Pay The Rent?

Leaders Romans Group, a lettings agency network, is offering this advice to tenants. As the cost-of-living crisis continues to have a UK-wide...

22 April 2023

From: Agent Advice

Activists join Labour Mayor in criticism of private rental sector

Both the Generation Rent activist group and London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan have issued a joint attack on private rental sector...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Top Tips for Reducing your Landlord Costs

The cost of living crisis has forced many landlords to reassess their property holdings, and some are even selling off.  This has...

15 April 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Rent Freeze at centre of local election party pledges

An immediate private sector rent freeze and eviction ban for the duration of the cost of living crisis is the key...

06 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Young landlords would help tenants if asked - survey claim

Over half of young landlords would provide support to tenants during the cost of living crisis if they were asked, it’s...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Government tells landlords to consider reducing rent if tenants ask

The Scottish Government - which is already implementing a rent cap and eviction ban for the private sector - is now...

03 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour activist appointed as director of Generation Rent

The new director of Generation Rent is Ben Twomey, who takes over from Baroness Alicia Kennedy on June 14. A statement from...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s In Store For London Rental Investors in 2023?

Experts are forecasting that London rental prices are predicted to grow by 3% this year alone, while prices may increase by...

25 March 2023

From: Agent Advice

Energy Efficiency Changes to hit non-Domestic Rental Units

Landlords on non-domestic units are being urged to adhere to new regulations for their properties, or face thousands of pounds of fines. With...

25 March 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Bank of England reveals interest rate decision

The Bank of England has raised base rate by 0.25 per cent to 4.25 per cent - the highest level since...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Baroness angry over Hunt’s ‘nothing for renters’ Budget

Baroness Alicia Kennedy, the outgoing director of Generation Rent, is angry with Jeremy Hunt. The Baroness claims “the cost of living crisis...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Budget could help landlords AND tenants, insists PropTech chief

A leading figure in the PropTech sector wants this week’s Budget to provide more funding for local council enforcement of rental...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords omitted from guidelines to help struggling mortgage payers

The Financial Conduct Authority has set out ways in which mortgage lenders can help customers struggling with payments - but landlords...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Private rent rises capped at 3% for existing tenants in Scotland

Politicians in the Scottish Parliament have backed a controversial cap which means rent rises for private tenants mid-tenancy cannot exceed 3.0...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

IKEA teams up with Shelter to highlight homelessness issue

Flat-pack furniture giant IKEA has teamed up with campaigning charity Shelter to highlight the issue of homelessness. The Scandinavian firm, citing Shelter’s...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb ‘spare room’ landlords earn just £2,400 a year

Airbnb claims its so-called ‘spare room’ landlords earn an a rage of just £2,400 a year - the equivalent of a...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls legislation to be unveiled next autumn

The Scottish Government, despite being in the middle of electing a new First Minister, is pressing ahead with legislation for long-term...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour chiefs say landlords are wealthy so rents should be frozen

A host of local Labour leaders including mayors Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan are leading a call for an immediate private...

24 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Cap - another council wants it but has no powers to implement it

Another council says it wants to implement private sector rent controls - although it has no power to do so. Belfast council...

10 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenants “at sharp end of cost of living crisis” - claim

A think tank says household costs are under more pressure from the cost of living crisis than in the pandemic, with...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Big increase in mortgage choice for holiday let landlords

There are now 173 more mortgage options on the market for holiday let landlords than there were just three months ago,...

26 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Shocking rise in meter-tampering as energy costs spiral

Illegal meter-tampering is putting people’s lives at risk as they resort to increasingly desperate measures to reduce spiralling energy bills, two...

25 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Victory - rent rises allowed after politicians’ U-turn

Ruling politicians in Scotland have agreed that from April private rents can rise by 3.0 per cent in a 12 month period...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Make 2023 The Year to Retrofit Your Home

The ongoing cost of living crisis has caused many to tighten their belts and limit their heating usage.  The extraordinary rises in...

14 January 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Buy To Let Mortgage Clampdown - more scrutiny demanded by Bank

The Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority is telling lenders to exercise more scrutiny on loans for buy to let properties. In...

12 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Family households set to be £2,100 worse off - claim

Typical household disposable incomes for working-age families are on track to fall by three per cent this financial year, and by...

12 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to apply for energy efficiency cash help

Landlords have been told that time is running out to apply for funding to improve the energy efficiency of their homes...

11 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory council urges Gove to implement Rental Reform legislation

A Conservative controlled council in the Cotswolds has written to Housing Secretary Michael Gove, urging him to implement rental reform legislation. The...

05 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords “don’t contribute anything to society” says politician

Landlords are not “contributing anything useful to society” a politician has claimed. Over the Christmas and New year break Ross Greer, a...

03 January 2023

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks - rental sector facing biggest challenges in 30 years

I think 2022 can be summarised as ‘unsettling’ to say the least. With three prime ministers in less than six months,...

03 December 2022

From: Rental Reform

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Landlords…It’s Time To Winterise Your Property!

2022 is a La Niña year - a rare third in a row.  A La Niña year relates to cooler than average...

26 November 2022

From: The Big Issues

Rental demand likely to soar as first time buyers defer plans

A new survey from Aviva has revealed that over a million people may rule themselves out of the first-time buyer market,...

24 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Many renters moving to families or friends to save cash - claim

One in eight private renters aged between 18 and 35 years old have already moved home to save money during the...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Nationwide reveals tenants’ payments for ‘essential’ accommodation

A breakdown of essential and non-essential spending by individuals, devised by the Nationwide, reveals the extra amount that tenants are paying...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost Of Living Crisis - how landlords can help their tenants

1. Prepare an information pack for new tenants to reduce maintenance cost - To avoid repair costs, landlords could create handy...

19 November 2022

From: Top tips & guides

“No private renter is safe” claims Generation Rent leader

The leader of the Generation Rent activist group says that the shortage of homes to rent means no private sector tenant...

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

Cashing Out - more landlords will quit, predicts new bank survey

New research from the bank Handelsbanken suggests some landlords will reduce their portfolios if economic conditions worsen. Almost 60 per cent of...

16 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of Living Crisis - why landlords need help

To put it mildly, landlords are very rarely subject to an outpouring of sympathy from the general public. When the economy...

12 November 2022

From: The Big Issues

Tenants have worse mental health than owners - claim

Renters have higher rates of anxiety than home owners, it’s been claimed by a think tank. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation says that...

11 November 2022

From: Breaking News

First time buyers put off purchases and settle for renting

New research from Leeds Building Society paints what it calls “a harrowing picture” of the housing market for first-time buyers. It claims...

11 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Poor Students! Referencing problems as cost of living crisis bites

There’s been a significant drop in the number of students passing referencing. It’s down from 50 to 40 per cent this autumn...

09 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Ex-agent slams “rip off renting” and says student tenants are suffering

A former lettings agent who’s turned poacher is now claiming students are faced with what he calls “rip-off renting”. Ajay Jagota, who...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent rises to moderate following interest rate bombshell - forecast

Rent rises could finally be set to slow down because more housing stock is becoming available due to the cost of...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Government must  help landlords and tenants, mortgage expert insists

The government must explain how it will help the private rental sector - both landlords and tenants - through the cost...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Big fall in bidder numbers for properties at auction

Auctioneers at Auction House London say the number of bidders taking part has dropped fast over the last four months.  At its...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks - Rent Rises: what's happening on the ground?

As I write this, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has gone back on his mini budget plan to abolish the 45p...

08 October 2022

From: The Big Issues

Five Top Tips to become an Airbnb Host - Safely

It's claimed that home owners could be making an extra £2.000 per month by renting out a spare room on Airbnb, depending...

08 October 2022

From: Agent Advice

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Technology: Helping landlords combat the Cost of Living crisis

The residential sector is a key component of the government’s mission to lower carbon emissions – in 2021, it accounted for...

01 October 2022

From: Lettings PropTech

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