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Named And Shamed - huge number of social housing landlords slammed

The Housing Ombudsman - which currently presides over the social housing sector - has named and shamed 12 councils and housing...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

In Court At Last - landlord after two-year investigation

A private landlord who let three of his properties fall into dangerous disrepair has been ordered to pay almost £14,000 after...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency - should rents be lower in poor EPC homes?

A housing industry group wants the energy efficiency of a social rented property to be factored into the rent the tenant...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent wants landlords to pay if a tenant moves

The Generation Rent activist group has once again repeated its demand for a series of reforms surrounding the scrapping of Section...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Council wants landlords to back controversial leasing scheme

A council is seeking private landlords to participate in a controversial leasing scheme in a bid to curb homelessness. The use of...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Khan wants taxpayer-funded mould sensors in private rental homes

Labour London Mayor Sadiq Khan wants to install ‘mould sensors’ in thousands of rental homes across the capital. In a pledge ahead...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Can Solar Panels Cut The Cost of Heating Water?

The average water bill has risen by 6% in England and Wales in recent days, which could see households having to...

13 April 2024

From: Top tips & guides

New Tax Year - the Winners and Losers

It’s all change at the start of the new tax year, and with so many tweaks to so many rules, it’s...

23 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Owners with solar panels claim improved heating and lower bills

New research from Halifax reveals that investing in solar panels leads to possible cost and energy savings for landlords and other...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

What Research Should You Do Before Investing in Spain?

Lots and lots, is the short answer. I think the more you know, the more you're armed with information and knowledge,...

16 March 2024

From: Top tips & guides

How Technology is Transforming Property Management

The management of BTL properties, whether it's a modest collection of three units or a more sizable portfolio of fifteen, can...

15 March 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Bad landlords get short pricey licences - good landlords get the reverse

A council is launching an innovative scheme whereby good landlords get long licences - and poor ones get short licences. Gloucester council...

12 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

Activists make string of demands about damp and mould

The Generation Rent activist group has called for a series of reforms about damp and mould. It wants the reinstatement of energy...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords, being key players in the housing sector, can make a significant impact by fostering a greener mindset among their tenants....

13 January 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Warning to Airbnb and Short Let hosts over January tax change

Thousands of Britons earning from letting their spare room or using parts of their home on platforms like Airbnb could be...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

How will the Build To Rent market look in 2024?

By Luke Lightfoot, Regional Director of Asset Management at Sigma Capital As the fastest growing sub-sector in the UK rental market, it’s...

23 December 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Landlords Warn Tenants - rents up in 2024 thanks to mortgage costs

Almost two thirds of private landlords expect to see their mortgage payments increase over the next 12 months with warnings that...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Preventing Frozen and Burst Pipes this Winter

Pipes aren’t normally the first thing that spring to mind when we think of wrapping up for winter, but with an...

16 December 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Shamplina endorses new anti-fraud PropTech tool

Landlord Action supremo Paul Shamplina has endorsed a new PropTech tool aimed at stopping landlords falling victim to fraud. Title Guardian claims...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill must be changed to reassure landlords - NRLA

The National Residential Landlords Association says the Renters Reform Bill won’t win the support of landlords in its present form. The Bill...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Right now, the property market is entering a period of uncertainty. Falling property prices and a rising regulatory burden are just...

25 November 2023

From: The Big Issues

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

Is it illegal to Airbnb your garden retreat?

The rise of platforms such as Airbnb has opened up new possibilities to generate extra income by renting out spaces.  From spare...

23 September 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

England football star scores at upcoming expo for landlords

Former England footballer turned TV pundit and property expert Dion Dublin is to headline this month’s South East Property Expo. The centre...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord repays thousands in rent after second incident in seven months

An unlicensed landlord has been ordered to pay back almost £15,000 in rent to his tenants after they were forced to...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords with property assets held in a company could be taking advantage of the current dip in house prices to...

19 August 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Tips for Renters - are you advising your tenants this way?

A loans company, Moneyboat, has issued a series of tips for renters before and during their tenancies.  It claims that by avoiding...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Don’t cut corners on mandatory EICR reports - warning

Landlords are unwittingly exposing their tenants to the serious danger of fire because they opt for the cheaper option when hiring...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Homes Overheating - latest alarm over rental property conditions

Over a third of homes in England are at high risk of overheating as summer temperatures of 40oC and above apparently...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - interest rate decision by Bank of England

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has announced its decision on base rate. It will rise by 0.25 per cent to...

03 August 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

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

Safety shortcomings leave HMO owner with thousands to pay

A London landlord must pay over £6,000 after a tribunal upheld Hillingdon council's decision to fine him for numerous safety risks...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord slammed by Ombudsman over damp and mould failures

The Housing Ombudsman has released its special investigation into Rochdale Boroughwide Housing, the social housing provider which supplied accommodation to Awaab...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

HMO House of Horrors landlord hit with fine

The landlord of a property dubbed a “house of horrors” by Barking and Dagenham council enforcement officers has been ordered to...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Renting “ruins retirement for single people and self-employed” - claim

A business consultancy says the high cost of renting is ruining the retirement dreams of different groups, such as single people...

15 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenants claiming millions after letting agency’s deposit failure

Purplebricks has detailed the price it is paying for a lettings compliance blunder first spotted last year. It predicts that, at worst,...

09 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Why Renewables Are Set To Take Off in the HMO Sector

While many eyes have been focused on COP27 in recent weeks, a massive sea change in sentiment and investment towards climate...

03 December 2022

From: The Big Issues

Council asks private tenants to report landlords who fail on repairs

A council wants private tenants to ‘grass’ on rogue landlords in the light of the tragic death of toddler Awaab Ishak. Telford...

22 November 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Rent Freeze politician slams landlords for “hard to justify” increases

The politician who is the architect of an emergency private sector rent freeze set to come into force this week has attacked...

05 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Bigger mortgage choice for landlords opting for holiday lets

Figures from an authoritative mortgage industry source suggest many more buy to let landlords are diversifying into the holiday let sector. According...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Gas Safety Week: 5 Essential Gas Safety Tips to Help Landlords Keep Their Properties Safe

Gas Safety Week begins next Monday (September 12) and, in light of that, the team at Ideal Heating have provided some...

07 September 2022

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Professional landlords accused of failing to plan ahead

Just over half of professional landlords with 10 or more investment properties have no succession plan in place, risking the future...

31 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Can quality appliances contribute to higher rental yield?

Homes in the rental sector are more likely to have old and inefficient appliances for tenants to use in order to...

05 August 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Summer Isn't Over Yet - Hot Tips for Landlords

So the heatwave is over - well, at least this week's heatwave is over. But who would bet against another with...

23 July 2022

From: The Big Issues

Property risks to watch out for as Britain faces record temperatures

Simply Business is one of the UK’s biggest providers of small business and landlord insurance. Insuring over 350,000 landlords has given...

18 July 2022

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Landlords warned on dangerous DIY electrical mistakes

Electricians have revealed the 10 most dangerous mistakes made by those attempting electrical DIY, with some possibly leading to serious injuries...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords told to 'up their game' to compete with Build To Rent

A furniture firm which supplies to some Build To Rent operators has told buy to let landlords to up their game...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Taxes on Landlords - Strong response to ‘call for evidence’

The independent expert advisers to government on tax simplification, the OTS, says there has been a strong response to its consultation...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Bondage Landlord first to be jailed in sex-for-rent scandal

A landlord has been jailed for a year after making a homeless woman perform sexual favours for him in return for...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords on standby for scrapping of Section 21 today

The government is widely expected to announce that Section 21 eviction powers will be scrapped in new legislation coming to Parliament...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Wind Of Change on Ground Rents - but past problems endure

For many years now developers, freeholders and landlords have been engaged in the practice of utilising ground rents as lucrative investments...

07 May 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

MPs condemn rental conditions, councils and government

A senior committee of MPs claims that it’s “too difficult for renters to realise their legal right to a safe and...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Investor Scammer banned from being a director for 11 years

The head of a guaranteed rent business has been given an 11-year ban for scamming £6.7m from property investors. Sam Eustace, 36,...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Will landlords take up £5,000 heat pumps grant?

A question mark has been raised over the suitability of a scheme starting next month to encourage the switch from gas...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Massive fine for landlord exposing vulnerable tenants to fire risks

A landlord has been hit with a bill of almost £25,000 for allegedly exposing vulnerable tenants to serious fire risks in...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Second-offence landlord guilty of nine safety violations

A second-offence landlord has received fines totalling £5,259.75 after council officers found nine different safety violations at a single property. The building...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Uninsured tenants say they will pay for rental damage themselves

New research from insurance provider Paymentshield has found that over one in five UK tenants have experienced a negative property event...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

You can’t just rely on Airbnb to make Holiday Lets Profitable

Airbnb entered the realm of holiday lettings in 2009, but it wasn’t until 2016 that it really started to gain traction...

19 February 2022

From: Top tips & guides

Ambulance crew trigger probe into rogue landlord’s dangerous house

A landlord has been fined £3,607 over properties that were so dangerous tenants’ lives were at risk. North Lincolnshire council brought a...

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Massive rent rise for social housing tenants expected in the spring

Private landlords get it in the neck for allegedly-high rents but 4.75m families living in social housing in England are facing...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks: How guaranteed is ‘guaranteed rent’?

Something that has been touching a raw nerve with me for some time now is the issue of so called ‘rent...

13 November 2021

From: The Big Issues

Not all energy efficiency work saves money even after five years

With energy efficiency making headlines in the private rental sector, Norton Finance has calculated the cost of an average mid-terrace household...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

The view from Build To Rent: We’re better placed to improve quality

The dynamic of the private rental market has been changing in recent years. There's been a decline in private landlords, yet almost...

09 October 2021

From: Industry Views

PropTech Today: how can tech help the smooth running of tenancies?

There are a huge array of products and services covering the entire journey of lettings, from prospecting all the way through to...

29 September 2021

From: Lettings PropTech

Rental sector ahead of the game on carbon monoxide detectors

Landlords appear to be well ahead of the game when it comes to carbon monoxide detectors. For around six years it’s been...

10 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Climate Change alarm - office and shop conversions may be poor quality

There’s a warning today that some office-to-resi and shop-to-resi conversions - often thought to be popular purchases by buy-to-let investors -...

19 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Exposed - the council that flouted its own policies to fine landlords

A local newspaper’s investigation has revealed that a London council flouted its own policies to maximise the number of landlords it...

18 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords back £10m for tenants with Covid-related arrears

The National Residential Landlords Association is backing the introduction of a £10m grant fund for tenants with Covid-related  arrears. The fund, announced...

01 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Big fine for landlord failing to keep tenants safe in property

A landlord has been hit with a fine of more than £4,200 for failing to keep tenants safe in their homes. North...

24 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Shelter demands widespread rental reform starting tomorrow

Shelter says tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech should herald the start of a widespread reform of all renting, particularly the private sector. In a blog...

10 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Boris Johnson becomes a landlord (and will allow pets)

The Daily Mail is reporting that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to let his Oxfordshire cottage out - and he’s taking...

13 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Council says licensing needed to expose landlords like this one…

A landlord has been handed penalties totalling nearly £8,000 after being found guilty of operating an unlicensed HMO. This follows an investigation...

06 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Serial offender landlord in court again over HMO health and safety

A serial-offender landlord has been fined for putting tenants at serious harm from fire and exposing them to substandard and dangerous conditions. Nilendu...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Shelter says renters are “frightened” of eviction, despite extension

The government’s latest extension for the ban on bailiff-enforced evictions - taking it up until the end of May - is...

11 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Jail for landlord and shop owner after death of tenant

Two men - one a landlord, the other a shopkeeper- have been jailed after being found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter. Mushtaq...

23 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Suspended jail term for landlord failing to maintain gas appliances

A landlord has been sentenced for failing to maintain gas appliances at a rental property in accordance with the law. Swansea magistrates’...

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Tenants demand politicians take action on ‘sex for rent’ scandal

A tenant organisation has written to almost 130 politicians asking them to do more to protect renters - especially lone females -...

01 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Property let out in dangerous condition by rogue landlord

A landlord who failed to improve his rental property, leaving his tenants in dangerous conditions, has been fined. Haroon Karim from Nottingham...

21 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlord’s huge fine follows 33 HMO offences

A landlord who committed 33 offences at a property he owns has been issued with civil penalties totalling £50,500. Zaheer Uddin Babar,...

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Oyvind Birkenes, CEO of Airthings

Tell us about Airthings, why it was established, the products and what problem they were coming to solve? Airthings was established in...

26 November 2020

From: 60 Second Interview

Insurance firm tells landlords to do more to educate tenants

An insurance firm says landlords should “educate” their tenants on the apparent need to get increased insurance cover. Paymentshield claims that a...

18 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Advice for BTL landlords: How to operate successfully during a recession

The coronavirus crisis has hit the UK's economic outlook, and many buy-to-let landlords are understandably worried about their post-lockdown rental property...

30 October 2020

From: Tax & Finance

Asbestos: what are your responsibilities as a property owner?

It’s common knowledge that asbestos is a highly damaging group of microscopic fibres that can severely impact the health of our...

29 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

10 Essential Safety Requirements For New Landlords

With new regulations and rules now in place for landlords, our in-house property experts outline their 10 essential safety requirements for...

29 October 2020

From: Legislation & Compliance

Top tips to make your properties ‘gas secure’

Gas Safety Week is an annual event, that took place 14-20 September in 2020 and aims to raise awareness of gas safety...

29 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Landlord’s five figure fine for negligent management

A council has prosecuted a local landlord for failing to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of his tenants. Eastleigh council took...

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Asbestos Danger: reminder of landlords’ responsibilities

An environment services provider is reminding landlords of their responsibilities should asbestos be found in their properties. Although a high profile problem in the...

13 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Private landlords wanted to help council tackle waiting lists

Birmingham city council is providing incentives to landlords who offer 12 month fixed tenancies to those on the authority’s homeless and housing...

06 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Advice for BTL landlords: How to operate successfully during a recession

The coronavirus crisis has hit the UK's economic outlook, and many buy-to-let landlords are understandably worried about their post-lockdown rental property...

29 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Fresh data exposes ‘the threat that coronavirus poses to the rental market’

New research shows that renters are more vulnerable to economic shocks compared to homeowners.  Renters typically spend a higher proportion of their...

15 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Rising rent arrears ‘likely to mount’ as tenants face financial hardship

Many buy-to-let landlords are heavily exposed to young renters most at risk of losing their job, according to new research from...

29 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Government urged to ‘help people meet their rent payments’

The government last week announced that homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage due to coronavirus will be able to extend their...

25 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Council slammed for ignoring Covid-19 guidelines

Coventry Council has been accused of acting irresponsibly by introducing a licensing scheme for private rented housing earlier this week.  The council...

06 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords accuse ‘irresponsible’  council of ignoring Covid-19 guidelines

Coventry Council is acting irresponsibly by pressing ahead with plans to introduce a licensing scheme for private rented housing, according to...

16 April 2020

From: Breaking News

What happens when tenants leave in the middle of an agreement?

In principle, tenancy contracts are binding upon both parties and hence can be enforced in a court of law. In practice,...

27 March 2020

From: Breaking News

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