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Council asks landlords to self-declare they are letting safe properties

A council is asking landlords to sign a document declaring they are letting safe and compliant properties. Dorset council has launched the...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Demand - premiums slapped on second homes and empty properties

Dorset councillors have approved proposals for a council tax premium on second homes and a tightening up on its existing premium...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

What To Consider When Investing In A Holiday Let in 2024

If you're thinking of investing in a holiday home this year, there can be a lot to consider. From gathering insight to...

27 January 2024

From: Agent Advice

Market Snapshot - is demand still stellar?

The latest Rental Demand Index from the Barrows and Forrester agency has revealed that rental demand has surged during the third...

30 September 2023

From: The Big Issues

Is Your Holiday Home Let Under-Insured?

When a popular Dorset pub was devastated several years ago, thanks to a huge chimney fire, the owners were left with...

29 July 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Tax Shock - property firm wants landlords to pay even more

A long-standing and respected property firm has slammed the government for presiding over the “mess” of taxes applied to holiday lets...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Market hot-spots and cold-spots identified by new index

The latest rental market snapshot from lettings agency Barrows and Forrester has revealed the hottest location for tenant demand. It says Dorset...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord Intel - top staycation locations for short lets

The top UK holiday hotspot for 2023 is Yorkshire, according to Sykes Holiday Cottages’ latest Staycation Index report. Known for its picturesque...

29 April 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Another council doubles tax on second homes

Dorset council is the latest to agree a policy to double the council tax on second homes and to implement an...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Holiday Lets - the importance of supporting the local community

Last week it was announced that North Devon's second homeowners could pay double the amount of council tax after one year...

25 February 2023

From: Agent Advice

Landlord let property with unsafe electrics

A landlord of a home with unsafe electrics has been issued with a fine of £7,500 by a west country council. Following...

24 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - where capital appreciation was greatest (and least) in 2022

New data from Rightmove reveals the areas which have seen the largest price jumps in the past year. It says that Eastwood...

09 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Council hits Airbnb whole-house lets with huge waste charges

A controversial Labour council aims to make life more expensive for landlords who let out whole properties via Airbnb or other...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

New partnership scheme has discounts for landlord licensing

Landlords are being encouraged to work with a local council “to give families a stable home, improve the quality of properties...

31 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Investing in seaside holiday hotspots? Expect to pay dearly

A new league table of capital values in seaside locations shows the affordability challenge of investing in areas with guaranteed holiday...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Tory MP lobbies Sunak over “tax-avoiding absentee landlords”

An MP has lobbied Chancellor Rishi Sunak about what he calls “tax avoiding absentee landlords” who have moved into the holiday...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Council not using social housing for Afghans, instead wants private landlords

Dorset council is the latest to appeal to landlords to house Afghan refugees who are in this country having helped UK...

03 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Private landlord company launches PropTech app for residents

A private landlord operator has launched a dedicated and interactive app for its residents. DWP Housing Partnership in Dorset says it wants...

18 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Council says it’s going to come down hard on rogue landlords

A council in the westcountry says it’s going to come down hard on rogue landlords and has identified ‘high risk’ properties...

03 November 2020

From: Breaking News

The UK coastal districts with the most holiday rentals unveiled

With the summer holiday season in full swing, UK coastal districts are seeing a boom in staycation bookings. Cornwall was discovered to...

13 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Rise in popularity of the ‘staycation’ creates opportunities for BTL landlords

The rise in popularity of holidaying in the UK or ‘staycation’ has led to a mini boom for the UK tourist...

16 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Growing number of people looking to rent in retirement

Private renting has more than doubled over the past 20 years, and young people are by far the most likely age...

13 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Where is the best place to retire?

There has been a notable increase in the number of people wanting to step off the property ladder and rent in...

27 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Does your letting agent clearly display all their fees?

It is a statutory duty for letting agents to fully publicise the fees they charge to landlords and tenants, and yet...

14 November 2017

From: Breaking News

The Bournemouth & Poole Landlord Exhibition to take place tomorrow

The 10th annual Bournemouth and Poole Landlord Exhibition will take place tomorrow (Wednesday). The event, which is being organised in conjunction with...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlord licensing scheme considered in Weymouth

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council is planning to introduce a selective licensing scheme in an effort to clamp down on unscrupulous...

12 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Tenancy deposit schemes are ‘in urgent need of reform’

The recent closure of Morgan Hampton letting agents in Wimborne, Dorset, has been ceased upon by the CEO of Keep It...

31 January 2017

From: Breaking News

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