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KEYWORD "Evictions" - 100 RESULTS
Khan funds group “intervening on the doorstep” at evictions

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is demanding the government finally abolish Section 21 eviction powers - and claims over 30,000 households in...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent: homeless data shows “whole new level of horror”

Activist group Generation Rent has described the latest homelessness data from the government as showing “a whole new level of horror.” It...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill compromise 'near' but activists re-ignite arguments

Generation Rent has issued an angry statement about amendments to the Renters Reform Bill - just as one MP says agreement...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

“Seize bad landlords' properties” Generation Rent demands

Activists in the Generation Rent campaign says big city Mayors should “tackle the worst landlords and seize their properties.” It also wants...

16 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

New legal alert over strict rules regarding service S21 notices

A solicitors’ firm is warning that a County Court case could be used to allow more tenants to defend Section 21...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

London rental market “in dire need of reform” claims tax consultancy

Almost a quarter of London tenants have had to move rental properties more than five times in five years, a 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

Shelter campaigns chief to be paid over £100,000

Campaigning charity Shelter - which has frequently been critical of landlords and their alleged treatment of poorer tenants - is advertising...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Is a change of government Starmergeddon for Britain’s landlords? 

I’m not especially political and certainly carry no candle for one flavour or another. I might argue that they’re all pretty...

10 February 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Generation Rent asks: How Can You Stand By As We’re Turfed From Homes?

Generation Rent has launched a double-pronged attack on landlords and the government. The activist group claims that the latest possession statistics from...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Labour claims link between Section 21 and homelessness

Labour says there’s a link between Section 21 powers granted to landlords and what it claims is a total of 4,400...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour to force strict repair and anti-mould rules on private landlords

The Labour Party has committed to extending a crackdown on social housing landlords who fail to fix mouldy homes, to include...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tougher Eviction Rules for social tenants - three strikes and you’re out!

The government may be keen on scrapping Section 21 powers for private landlords but it’s getting much tougher on social housing...

31 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

Section 21: Rental sector supplier hits back at Citizens Advice claims

A rental sector insurance firm has hit back at claims made about Section 21 by the charity Citizens Advice. A spokesperson for...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Activist group makes formal public apology to landlords' chief

The controversial activist group Acorn has made a formal public apology to the chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association. On...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Citizens Advice claims landlords evict tenants “to avoid doing repairs”

A spokesperson for the Citizens Advice charity has claimed at a public meeting that private landlords serve Section 21 notices on...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax and Energy Efficiency tips dominate agent’s advice to landlords

Online rental platform Lettingaproperty is telling landlords to take a strategic approach to property management in 2024, to help tnavigate legislative...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Vast majority of landlords ‘not optimistic’ about 2024

The substantial majority of landlords lack any optimism about their sector as they enter 2024. That’s the result of a new sentiment...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental activists claim public support for radical five point 2024 wish list

The controversial Renters Reform Coalition - a band of campaigners including the Acorn and Generation Rent ginger groups - claims public...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Why are some Labour politicians still arguing for Rent Controls?

A Labour politician has returned to the subject of rent controls - even though the party has officially abandoned this as...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour council to charge landlords £500 for Improvement Notices

A local authority is introducing charges for the issuing of Improvement Notices to landlords - and has chosen to announce it...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

We want more selective licensing insists environmental health chiefs

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has given a warm welcome to many of the provision in the Renters Reform Bill...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords given inspection warning over removal of ASTs

The Renters Reform Bill’s proposal to replace Assured Shorthold Tenancies with rolling ‘periodic’ lets could put landlords’ properties at risk, it’s...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Court Reform “not a delaying tactic to avoid scrapping S21” - government

The government has insisted that its commitment to reform the courts process to help deal with evictions more effectively is not...

30 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

Labour to scrap Section 21 on first day in office, says Rayner

Labour’s shadow housing secretary and deputy leader Angela Rayner says her party will scrap Section 21 on its first day in...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks - What Does Court Reform Actually Look Like?

As we all now know, the Government has acknowledged that the ban on Section 21 eviction notices cannot not come into...

18 November 2023

From: Rental Reform

Section 21 - Agent sympathises with tenants over delay for ban

A prominent lettings agent says he can see why tenants have lost faith in the government following delays in the banning...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter complains about Housing Minister revolving door

Shelter and other campaigning organisations have spoken out in dismay at the latest ‘housing minister revolving door’. Yesterday Rachel Maclean was sacked...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter claims s21 eviction court proceedings hit seven-year high 

New Ministry of Justice data shows that between July and September 8,399 landlords in England started Section 21 no fault eviction...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Will the Renters Reform Bill REALLY reduce homelessness?

Recent data from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities show that 24,260 households served a valid Section 21 notice...

04 November 2023

From: Rental Reform

Renters Reform Bill - major changes likely at Committee Stage

It’s being forecast that there are likely to be major changes made to the Renters Reform Bill during its next stage...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords left in limbo by government confusion on rental reform

Uncertainty over government plans for the Private Rented Sector - including the controversial Renters Reform Bill - has left the industry...

28 October 2023

From: Rental Reform

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

Devastating impact of Renters Reform Bill revealed by legal expert

The Renters Reform Bill could end up with landlords going bankrupt, a housing law specialist is warning. Des Taylor, director of compliance...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Renters Reform Bill can only work with landlords’ backing

The chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association says the controversial Renters Reform Bill will only succeed if landlords’ feel...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Council slammed for eviction blunder after   “Own goal” banning order

A council has been slammed for its “absolutely outrageous” failure to stop the eviction of up to 80 tenants - a...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Up to 80 tenants evicted thanks to council banning order on landlord

A bizarre situation has arisen with a Labour council securing a banning order on a landlord - who now has to...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent may be exempt from rent controls - shock proposal

A controversial consultation document about rent controls is proposing that Build To Rent operators be exempt from the caps which may...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Nationalise private rental homes, demands new manifesto

A collection of pressure groups, fronted by Generation Rent, wants all private rental homes going on sale to be offered first...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Sunak has “let landlords off the hook” over EPC reform

There’s been a strong personal attack on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak by anti-landlord activists over the subject of energy efficiency. The Generation...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Hardline activists claim over 600,000 evictions using Section 21

The hardline activist group Acorn - part of the Renters Reform Coalition involving Generation Rent - now claims that some 600,000...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks: Government must safeguard the PRS

The government must safeguard the private rented sector and the only way to do that is to lend its support to...

23 September 2023

From: Rental Reform

Generation Rent automates ‘protest’ letters to Tory and Labour MPs

The Generation Rent activist group is urging its supporters to email MPs to protest about delays in the parliamentary progress of...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent says Bank of England governor is fellow-traveller

The Generation Rent group of activists says Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey is on their side about Section 21 evictions. Bailey...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

How Do Tenant and Landlord Rights Vary Around Europe?

When moving abroad, many people weigh up the pros and cons of renting or purchasing their own property.  In its new survey,...

09 September 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Calls to scrap Section 21 leads triggers rush of evictions

Section 21 evictions are set to soar higher, a property association leader forecasts - because of the threat to abolish them. Data...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill: Landlords urged to prepare for changes as MPs return

A prominent lettings agent is urging landlords to stay vigilant for changes to the Renters Reform Bill now that Parliament is...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

How much longer for Renters Reform details? Industry figure demands action

A PropTech entrepreneur has renewed his criticism of the government for failing to put flesh on the bones of the Renters...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists use Shelter campaign to renew Section 21 call

Generation Rent says Shelter has it right when it complains about evictions in the private rental sector. Earlier this week Shelter claimed...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter claims many renters are ‘one cheque from homelessness’

Campaigning charity Shelter claims that half the working private renters in England have too little saved to pay rent for more...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

The lack of available housing stock is creating huge problems throughout the Private Rented Sector, including the supply chain. We all know...

19 August 2023

From: The Big Issues

Generation Rent demands EPC change to Renters Reform Bill

Activist group Generation Rent is now demanding a change to the Renters Reform Bill to help tenants with energy bills. The group...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Free legal aid for tenants may make evictions too costly

The new Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service kicks in tomorrow - it offers early legal advice, free of charge, to anyone...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter blames Section 21 for increasing homelessness

New government figures show 79,840 households faced homelessness in England between January and March 2023 – the highest number on record.  Now...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Lawyer warns Section 8 could trigger decline of private rental sector

A prominent lawyer says the use of Section 8 eviction powers as envisaged under the Renters Reform Bill could lead to...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Co-Op Bank joins Shelter in new anti-eviction campaign

Campaigning charity Shelter has won the backing of the Co-Op Bank for a new anti-eviction drive. The bank has funded Shelter research...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent boss promoted to Chief Executive within a month

The head of the tenants’ activist group Generation Rent started work in the role of director in mid-June - and has...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent says house prices too high for tenants to buy

A statement from activist group Generation Rent suggests there’s a connection between Section 21 and the period of time people rent...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform - Labour says Tories are divided and Bill is at risk

A newspaper which often carries leaks of new Labour policies has produced an interesting theory on the fate of the Renters...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Sign the petition for a National Tenants Register

A property law specialist wants a national register of tenants to allow landlords to check their history before rental agreements are...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Lobby Your MP! Bid to stop Reform Bill destroying private renting

A series of template letters have been drafted so that landlords can write to MPs about problems caused by the Renters...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Courts embarrassing, slow and make odd decisions says top lawyer

An experienced property lawyer who has specialised in residential landlord and tenant law for 22 years says she is embarrassed at...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent’s Message To Landlords - keep calm and carry on

The long-awaited Renters Reform Bill has been unveiled, as Ministers bid to address the housing crisis and create a fairer rental...

17 June 2023

From: Agent Advice

Landlords accused of using rent rises as 'backdoor evictions'

A charity claims some landlords are using what it calls “excessive” rent rises to effectively evict tenants. Citizens Advice says the Renters...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists U-turn on Renters Reform Bill?

Activists who at one time appeared broadly happy with the pro-tenant Renters Reform Bill now appear to have changed their mind. Over...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Bailiff crisis means rogue tenants run up ever-bigger arrears

Eviction experts claim the UK court system is nearing crisis point as many County Court bailiff evictions are being put on...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Nationwide-funded group demands tougher Renters Reform Bill

The Nationwide Foundation - a charitable foundation founded by the Nationwide Building Society - says the Renters Reform Bill should be...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords guide to making the right decisions in 2023

This year is set to bring sweeping rental reforms that will change the face of lettings forever. Landlords should be following...

02 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

First time ever - Landlord loses right to overturn Banning Order

A landlord who was banned from letting properties after repeatedly failing to meet the required standards, has lost an appeal to...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Veteran Labour MP slams Renters Reform Bill loopholes

A Labour MP who last held shadow office under the party leadership of Jeremy Corbyn has attacked the government for having...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Section 8 and The Survival of No Fault Evictions

The Renters (Reform) Bill introduced by the Government signals the long-awaited reform to existing housing legislation and the headline grabbing abolition of...

27 May 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

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

Tenants can bring civil action against landlord hit with Formal Caution

A council has issued a formal caution to a landlord for attempting to illegally evict three of his tenants. The landlord posted...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter and Crisis make new claims about Section 21 evictions

A charity claims that landlords across England and Wales are seeking to evict tenants using Section 21 powers at a higher...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Reform Bill must make independent inventories compulsory - call

A key figure in the inventory sector says the Renters’ Reform Bill - scheduled for publication this week - must make...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Eviction Crisis: Become expert at Section 8 powers - legal advice to landlords

Landlords who are smarting at the end of their Section 21 powers should make sure they are experts at the expanded...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour local politicians back Michael Gove’s Rental Reform Bill

The body representing local councils is backing the government’s Renters Reform Bill - even though Labour dominates most local authorities. Councillor Darren...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Anti-Landlord’ Renters Reform Bill published by government

The pro-tenant anti-landlord Renters Reform Bill has at last been published by the government which first promised it in 2019. It has...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove puts activists in pole position at launch of Reform Bill

In a surprise move, Housing Secretary Michael Gove has given the stand-in leader of activist group Generation Rent a prime role...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Details Not Bluster -  Landlords want more than Reform rhetoric

The main landlord body wants more details behind the soundbite rhetoric of the Renters Referm Bill, launched today in Parliament. Ben Beadle,...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Will Renters Reform Bill Disrupt the Student Accommodation Market?

2023 could be a landmark year for the private rented sector if Michael Gove succeeds in his pursuit of reforming the...

13 May 2023

From: Rental Reform

Gove’s pledge: “We will bring forward legislation very shortly”

The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has still not given a new date for the publication of the Renters...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - just a delay or a major rethink?

The government has back-tracked on its decision to publish the long-awaited Renters Reform Bill this week. The Mirror newspaper reports this morning that...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists want more anti-landlord measures even before Bill is published

Activists are demanding that the government stop landlords circumnavigating an imminent eviction ban by hiking rents so tenants leave anyway. The London...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - 12 major policies it's likely to contain

Housing Secretary Michael Gove says the long-awaited Renters Reform Bill, first promised in 2019, will finally be introduced into Parliament next...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Politicians reject rent controls and open-ended tenancies

Politicians have rejected calls for rent controls, open ended tenancies and slower evictions - although this has not happened on the...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Tenancy law reform will give renters more rights - claim

Plans to change private rental sector tenancy law have gone out to consultation on Jersey. The minister for Housing and Communities, David...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks - A step in the right direction, but it isn’t enough

Recently the government once again committed to banning 'no-fault' evictions, with the new government housing minister Rachel Maclean promising the ban on...

15 April 2023

From: Rental Reform

Section 21 neither overused nor abused by landlords - survey

The controversial Section 21 powers are neither overused by landlords, nor abused by them - despite some organisations claiming otherwise. Research by...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent tells off politicians for ‘unbalanced’ approach to landlords

One of Scotland’s largest lettings agencies is voicing concern over what it calls “the lack of balance” in the Scottish government’s...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

The laborious legislation that continues to threaten the PRS

Landlords are exiting the market in droves. According to an accountancy firm who analysed HMRC data, 70,000 buy-to-let landlords left the sector...

06 April 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

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