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KEYWORD "Crisis" - 100 RESULTS
Why the 1% mortgage deposit scheme is unworkable

The government’s proposal to introduce a new one per cent deposit mortgage scheme to help young people onto the property ladder...

24 February 2024

From: Rental Reform

Easing tax on landlords would end Airbnb ‘problem’ says NRLA boss

Reversing the tax penalties imposed on buy to let landlords in recent years would reduce the impact of short lets on...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landmark joint session between NRLA and homelessness charity

The National Residential Landlords Association will jointly host a networking and information session with homelessness charity Crisis. It will take place on...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Generation Rent wants rent controls to be election issue

Generation Rent has yet again come out for rent control over the private sector - and wants it to be an...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour MP slams Airbnb clampdown as “not going nearly far enough”

A Labour MP who has campaigned for some years against short let landlords says proposals to crack down on the sector...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb backs Gove’s mandatory short lets landlord register

Airbnb has given its backing to a proposal from Housing Secretary Michael Gove to introduce a mandatory register of short let...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent activists link Brownfield Homes with Section 21

Generation Rent has given a qualified thumbs up to Housing Secretary Michael Gove’s ideas for homes on brownfield land. This week Gove...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Every tenant facing eviction must have access to legal aid say lawyers

Tenants faced with eviction must have legal aid, the Law Society of England and Wales claims. Recently published statistics from the Ministry...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords ditch energy efficiency measures as government flip-flops

Over a third of landlords will push back energy efficiency measures due to government flip-flopping on the issue.  Research commissioned by tax...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists in new bid to make Renters Reform Bill tougher on landlords

The Renters Reform Coalition - a group of organisations including Shelter and Generation Rent - has again written to Housing Secretary...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand for private rental property soars again - new figures

Two thirds of landlords say the demand for private rented housing is continuing to increase, according to new research commissioned by...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Crisis: thousands of landlords in arrears, hundreds of homes repo'd

Data from lenders trade body UK Finance show an 18 per cent leap in buy to let arrears in the past...

09 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

Possession Delays - court hold-ups still going on a year after reform pledge

Landlord Action founder Paul Shamplina says landlords are still being hit by unacceptable delays in regaining possession of their properties. Shamplina has...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Capital Appreciation boost for landlords as house prices up again

UK house prices rose by 0.7 per cent in January, resulting in an improvement in the annual rate of house prices...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Worst house price falls for 15 years reported by lender

The average price of a home in Wales fell to £234,086 at the end 2023 following continued economic and financial pressures,...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Will Hunt listen to rental proposal that gives £10 billion to the Treasury?

Increasing the supply of homes for private rent would boost government finances by £10 billion, says the National Residential Landlords Association. The...

29 January 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

Shelter links with High Street bank to campaign on housing

HSBC bank is working with Shelter on housing campaigns. A statement from the charity says: “With support from partners including HSBC UK,...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour council doubles tax on short lets and second homes

Labour-controlled Haringey Council in London says the owners of short lets and furnished holiday homes will be forced to pay double...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA accepts S21 abolition but wants “pragmatic” amendments to Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association is urging MPs to back what it describes as “pragmatic” changes to the Renters Reform Bill...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Up to ONE MILLION new rental homes needed in just seven years

A new analysis of the private rental sector suggests that between 800,000 and one million more homes are required to meet...

17 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

Energy Efficiency of homes should determine social rent levels - call

A think tank says rents set in the social sector should reflect the energy efficiency of a property. It’s one of a...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Crisis Solved - parties, government, councils and BoE work together

A building society is calling upon politicians, government, the Bank of England and local councils and other bodies to cooperate on...

13 January 2024

From: The Big Issues

Council wants private landlords as part of “real decisive action”

A Labour-controlled council is inviting private rental sector representatives to a round-table event which it pledges will not be a talking...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Building Society warns it may stop lending on holiday lets

A building society says it is considering ending its policy of lending to buyers of holiday lets. Martese Carton, the director of...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Activist slams bank boss for telling buyers to save for deposits

The chief executive of Generation Rent has slammed the chair of the NatWest Bank for comments over first time buyers. At the...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Crisis? What Crisis? House prices actually WENT UP in 2023

The latest Halifax house price index shows average house prices rose by 1.1 per cent in December, the third monthly rise...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Negative Capital Appreciation for landlords in 2023 - final figures

UK house prices ended 2023 down 1.8 per cent compared with December 2022, leaving them almost 4.5 per cent below the...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords Beware - Concerns over Quality of New Build Homes

New research from a construction professional body shows a large proportion of people would not buy a newly built property due...

30 December 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Landlords warned over looming electrical checks crisis

Repairs and maintenance supplier Fixflo is warning landlords of a surge in demand for Electrical Installation Condition Reports in the short...

22 December 2023

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

Generation Rent boss in new attack on landlords

The chief executive of the Generation Rent ginger group has called on his former employer to make a case against landlords,...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Five Controversial Steps To Solve Britain’s Rental Crisis

Solving the country’s rental crisis needs to be the number one priority for the government when it comes to tackling housing...

16 December 2023

From: Rental Reform

Shelter boss says “skyrocketing rents” are cause of homelessness

The chief executive of campaigning charity Shelter is blaming “skyrocketing rents” for a crisis of homelessness. As part of an appeal for...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove gives go-ahead to one of UK’s largest licensing schemes

Almost all landlords letting out properties in a London borough will soon be legally required to have a selective license. It’s one...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Slap taxes on short lets and holiday homes, urges countryside charity

A countryside body is blaming the government’s failure to provide affordable housing and the rise in short lets for a homelessness...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Boom Time for flats and houses let for over £5,000 per week

London’s ultra-prime rental market has returned this year to pre-Covid levels for the first time, an agency claims. Beauchamp Estates - using...

05 December 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

Tax Bombshell: triple stamp duty surcharge, urges think tank

The government should tax property ‘hoarders’ cashing in on the UK housing market says a left-leaning think tank. A report by the New Economics...

24 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

Rents cannot go up indefinitely as affordability crisis hits

Affordability limits have been reached in several regions of the UK, the Home property website suggests. While some regions are still recording...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan to buy 10,000 private homes to become social rent properties

London’s Labour mayor Sadiq Khan wants 10,000 private homes in the capital to be brought into the social rental sector within...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter and Generation Rent accuse mortgage-free landlords of cashing in

The two most aggressively pro-tenant activist bodies have accused landlords without mortgages of “cashing in.” According to a poll of more than...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Court Reform first, then scrap Section 21 - landlord leader tells MPs

Court Reform first, then scrap Section 21 - landlord leader tells MPs Rental reforms will not work unless the government reforms the...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Courts Crisis - they’re just not ready for the end of Section 21

New data shows it takes over half a year for courts to process legitimate possession claims made by private landlords. According to...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s OK to be a Long-Term Renter!

Our generations-old obsession with home-ownership may be waning for the first time in recent memory. The introduction of the Housing Act in...

04 November 2023

From: The Big Issues

Shock Rent Controls legal judgement - landlords and agents “disappointed”

Scotland’s Court of Session has come down in favour of the Scottish Government when it comes to rent controls. A case against...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords challenge Shelter and allies to explain social media claims

Claims on social media by a leader of the Renters Reform Coalition - who is also a contributor to a Labour-supporting website...

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

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

Labour accuses Tories of ‘foot dragging’ over rental reform

Shadow housing secretary and Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner has accused the government of “foot dragging” over the slow progress of...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Major concession on Section 21 announced by government

The government has pledged that section 21 repossessions will not be scrapped until improvements have been made to the way courts...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Anti-Landlord group is part of Labour teach-in for renters

A local authority’s teach-in for private tenants this weekend is to be addressed by a group which is known for its...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Industry expert’s “little hope” of rental market improving for tenants

A lettings industry expert has admitted he has “little hope” that the current rental market crisis for renters will improve. Andy Halstead, HomeLet &...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenants given powers to force EPC upgrades on landlords - proposal

The Green Party wants private tenants to be able to force landlords to improve the energy efficiency of homes. The scheme -...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords wait for clarity on Labour rental policies under Rayner

The National Residential Landlords Association hosts a meeting at Labour’s annual conference tomorrow - but it admits the party’s rental policies...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Sunak’s Massive Housing Challenge Before Next Election

There is a real difficulty for Rishi Sunak’s Conservative Party at the moment.  After 14 years in power, any failings land squarely...

07 October 2023

From: Agent Advice

Rental Crisis - it’s the government’s fault

Failed government policies are to blame for the chronic supply shortage in the private rental sector. That’s the view of the National...

06 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

Eco U-turn Welcomed … but private rental sector still needs a plan

There’s been widespread relief at the government’s eco U-turn which may lead to thousands of pounds of savings for landlords. Prime Minister...

21 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

Capital Crisis - London ‘now unaffordable for graduates’

Data from flatshare site SpareRoom suggests London is now entirely unaffordable to graduates, thanks to sky-high rents. September sees many new graduates...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Older tenants distraught at Renters Reform Bill delay - claim

A charity claims that apparent delays to the Renters Reform Bill, which has yet to get a Second Reading in the...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Councils should buy landlords’ homes to ease housing crisis - new call

More councils should be encouraged to buy homes from landlords, an industry expert says. This follows reports last week which revealed that...

13 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

Rent Controls Here To Stay says Scottish Government

The Scottish Government says rent controls - already existing as a so-called emergency measure - will become permanent. Scottish First Minister Humza...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords tell Gove - Your planning reforms will fail

Landlords don’t believe Housing Secretary Michael Gove’s planning reforms will help build a million new homes in England, claims a buy-to-let...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Crisis pushes out small landlords as corporates take over

Dashly, a platform that monitors over £100 billion of mortgages, says landlords in London renewing loans soon will be, on average,...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

London renters gifted cash by family members to buy property

Over two-thirds of all new homeowners in London received family support to purchase their homes.  ‘Bank of Family’ recipients in London received...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Santander slammed for last-minute anti Buy To Let mortgage change

Santander has been sharply criticised for increasing its Interest Coverage Ratio just as other lenders have been making it easier to...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Would you allow childminding in your rental property?

The National Residential Landlords Association is meeting with the Department of Education to consider how, if at all, private landlords can...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Surprise Surprise - Landlords now twice as likely to sell as to buy

New research has come to a conclusion that will surprise few - that landlords today are twice as likely to be...

21 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

Charity acknowledges that landlords need help to keep homes

A charity has acknowledged that landlords need help to keep their homes, and in turn continue to provide much-needed homes in...

15 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

Agents' View - How Is The Lettings Market Right Now?

Over recent years, as successive governments have tightened lettings legislation and increased the tax burden on landlords, some with investment properties...

12 August 2023

From: Agent Advice

Lettings market guru warns tenants of more rent rises ahead

There’s a blunt warning to renters from the man behind the monthly lettings market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Give councils cash to buy homes off private landlords - call

A group of local authorities is asking the government to give individual councils the cash to buy properties off private landlords. London...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan and Generation Rent link up over rental policy

London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan and activist group Generation Rent have issued a joint appeal for rent controls in the capital. Khan’s...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

This Is The Biggest Problem For The Rental Sector

I recently had the opportunity to challenge a lot of nonsense in Parliament. Or to put it another way, I was...

05 August 2023

From: Rental Reform

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

Activists complain to Rishi Sunak over Renters Reform Bill delays

The Renters Reform Coalition - an umbrella body which includes direct action groups Acorn and the Renters Rights London - has ...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory minister wants landlords to open their doors to Afghan refugees

Veterans Minister Johnny Mercer is calling on landlords to step up and open their accommodation to Afghan refugees. He says current solutions...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan wants Airbnb and short-let licensing for London

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who wants the government to give him the powers to impose rent controls, is now demanding licensing...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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