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KEYWORD "Gas" - 100 RESULTS
Labour vows to scrap Tories’ gas boiler ban

Labour is pledging to scrap the Conservatives’ plan to ban new gas boilers from 2035. The pledge has come from shadow energy...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency appears not to know Renters Reform Bill is dead

A lettings agency has issued a statement seeking to woo landlords  and says the “forthcoming legislative changes such as the Rental...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA’s compliance service links with high-profile PropTech firm

PropTech platform Goodlord has partnered with safety certificate provider Safe2 to offer compliance work for the lettings sector.  Safe2 - recently acquired...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Vast majority of landlords says demand is strong

Over eight in 10 landlords are reporting strong levels of tenant demand, Paragon Bank research has revealed. As part of research carried...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Council-funded lettings body tries to seduce landlords with rent guarantees

An agency that works with over 170 councils is promising rent guarantees and insurance cover to landlords who volunteer their properties...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed - How Landlords Have Cut Costs in Challenging Times

Many buy to let landlords have made financial changes during the cost of living crisis to mitigate the rising costs of...

18 May 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Landlord Alert: Section 21 court appeal’s far-reaching consequences

Landlord Alert: Section 21 appeal may have far-reaching consequences  A case being considered by the Court of Appeal could have far reaching...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Heat Pumps Flop - low level in installation in new-builds

As the deadline approaches for banning gas boilers in newly constructed homes from 2025, a new analysis shows that only a...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Political change may boost landlord investment, survey shows

More landlords predict Scotland will attract the most residential property investment outside of London and the South East in the next...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to apply for energy efficiency funds

A council is urging landlords of eligible properties to apply for energy efficient measures such as insulation, solar panels or heat...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Yet another council pleads with private landlords to bail it out

Another council is looking for landlords with rental properties to match them with prospective tenants who are ready to move in....

15 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

HUG2 offers energy upgrades to landlords and other homeowners

Phase two of the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG2) is a UK Government-funded scheme for properties in England that are not connected...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Gift Vouchers for union members discussing with Generation Rent

Members of the union UNISON who participate in round-table discussions with activist group Generation Rents are to receive gift vouchers for...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Councils combine to take rogue HMO landlord to court

A landlord referred to only as ‘Mr Gurung’ has been named by two councils as being penalised £3,000 for an overcrowded...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Free training for landlords with cooperation of the NRLA

Landlords can benefit from a wealth of free training, courtesy of a north of England council. Cumberland council is providing the training...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy Theft is ticking time bomb for rental sector - claim

Anonymous reports of energy theft have skyrocketed by 62% since 2021, Crimestoppers’ figures reveal.  In 2023 alone, the charity received 11,552 reports...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Bond scheme will oblige landlords to let out at ‘affordable rents’

A council says a new bond scheme designed to increase the quality and availability of affordable housing for private renters across...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Four figure fine for failing to produce gas certificates

A landlord who failed to produce annual gas safety certificates as she ignored warnings from a council, has left court with...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Guidance for landlords: 5 top tips for navigating responsibilities

Landlords play a crucial role in providing safe and comfortable housing for tenants while also managing rental properties effectively. Staying informed...

01 March 2024

From: Sponsored Content

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

Landlords more responsive to tenants’ needs - survey claim

A survey claims landlords are now more responsive to tenants’ needs and have improved compliance standards. Building on comparative analysis with data...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Council offers free “fundamental training” for private landlords

A council says it’s offering “fundamental training” to private landlords via an online day-long course on March 8. The training covers pre-tenancy...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency - Beware of Unexpected Consequences

An insulation manufacturer is warning of unexpected consequences from insulating a property to make it more energy efficient. William Bown, the head...

17 February 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Defiant landlord in court and fined over Improvement Notice

A private landlord has been prosecuted for failing to carry out works to make his rented property safe . David Almond of...

16 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

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

Bad News on Interest Rates as inflation is set to RISE not fall

This week’s official inflation rate is now expected to show a possible rise, rather than a fall. Although there is widespread expectation...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Surprise, Surprise - renters want landlords to fit eco-friendly features

A survey from NatWest and ratings giant S&P Global shows that 75 per cent of renters across the UK want landlords...

09 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

Energy Efficiency key to property holding value - housing expert

A property expert claims capital values on properties should drop significantly if they are not considered appropriately energy efficient. “Homes which aren’t...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Council Warns Landlords - big crackdown is coming this year!

A council is warning landlords of HMOs that they must meet all of their legal responsibilities ahead of a crackdown on...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Most private tenants have problems with property conditions - claim

Two thirds of private renters have experienced a problem with the quality or condition of their property in the past six...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert - warning about defective CO alarms sold online

The think tank Policy Connect is warning that landlords have reported that sub-standard carbon monoxide alarms are persistently available online, leaving...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords warned to check dates of gas safety certificates

While most landlords will be aware of the fact, they are required by law to renew the gas safety certificate for...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tough EPC targets to return despite Sunak’s U-turn - new warning

There’s a warning this morning that stricter Energy Performance Certificate measures for the private rental sector may not have gone, after...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning to landlords and tenants over fake energy schemes

Letting agents’ trade body Propertymark has issued a warning to the rental sector about scams based on energy efficiency measures.  An increase...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords without central heating offered financial incentives

Renters and landlords of properties without gas central heating can now get energy saving green measures installed free of charge or...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Another council leaps on landlord licensing gravy train

Middlesbrough is the latest council wanting to expand its landlord licensing regime. It’s consulting on extending its existing scheme to another ward. The...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Latest council licensing scheme takes over £900 from each landlord

A new council licensing scheme has been given the go ahead by the government. Peterborough council’s selective licensing scheme will be run...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent lifts lid on what high-end tenants expect…and what they get

According to a London property management company, the profile of renters in prime London is varying hugely.  Glenfield Property Management says that...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords face sentencing after e-bike fire fatality

Two landlords who let their two-bedroom flat in Tower Hamlets to as many as 22 people, have pleaded guilty to nine...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Bankrupt! - Labour council which tomorrow launches huge licensing scheme

A controversial licensing scheme is due to come into force tomorrow - just as the council administering it has declared itself...

30 November 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

Landlords lead on energy-efficiency despite Sunak U-turn

Large upfront costs are deterring landlords and other home owners from making their homes more energy efficient, according to Lloyds Bank...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Offset EPC improvements against landlord income - plea to government

A new study claims that two thirds of privately rented homes require urgent energy efficiency improvements - and that landlords need...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Desperate plea for private landlords to help social housing shortfall

Help2Rent, a social housing platform that matches housing list tenants with available homes, has made a desperate plea to private landlords. An...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to claim eco-improvement cash if eligible

A range of grants, including new and enhanced schemes, are available to help landlords improve the energy efficiency of homes and...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Asylum seekers and HMOs - legal challenge to rules relaxation

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health gas come out in support of a legal challenge to the government’s draft regulations exempting...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Eco: Landlords can apply for low-carbon heating scheme

The government of Jersey's low-carbon heating scheme, which gives up to £5,000 match funding to help Islanders switch their heating away...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords warned about end of HMO licensing ‘grace period’

HMO landlords in Portsmouth are being urged to apply for a new licence before the grace period ends on December 1. Additional...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

MPs demand EPC rules for landlords be tightened once again

MPs from a range of opposition parties are pressing the government to reinstate the stricter energy efficiency rules for landlords, recently...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Feeble yields make buy to let increasingly difficult

New research from lettings agency Benham and Reeves has shown that while net rental yields have increased over the last year,...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Gobsmacked! EPC changes backed by prominent property analyst

A prominent property market analyst says he was “gobsmacked” to hear Prime Minister Rishi Sunak tone down the energy efficiency requirements...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New app to improve communication between tenant and landlord

Lendlord, a platform for the property investment space, has launched a Tenants App to streamline the way renters communicate with landlords. The...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Fire Alarm - landlords and tenants urged to know fire rights

A fire and rescue service is urging tenants to know their rights when it comes to fire safety. Warwickshire Fire and Rescue...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Eco-problems mount - too few qualified heat pump installers

Another problem has emerged for the heat pump sector which had, until last week, anticipated rapid growth as part of the...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Boiler Ban Delay - huge public support according to survey

News that a ban on oil and LPG boiler installations has been pushed back 10 years has been welcomed by the...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Who knows how a heatpump works?

New figures reveal the typical Briton’s lack of knowledge around energy efficiency issues in the home. The research found that only 35...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Beware - the catch in Sunak’s boiler grant scheme

The Daily Telegraph appears to have uncovered a catch in Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s apparent boiler grant giveaway. Last week he announced...

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

EPC changes binned as Sunak makes eco U-turn

Under revised plans, the Government will: - Scrap policies to force landlords to upgrade the energy efficiency of their properties, but instead...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Veteran landlord’s fine will rise day-by-day if unsafe homes remain occupied

A landlord who let tenants live in properties riddled with hazardous electrics, unsafe boilers, mould and no smoke alarms must pay...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb in safety discount deal for short let hosts

Airbnb is linking up with private landlord agency OpenRent to offer reduced-price gas and boiler safety certificates. The short lets platform says...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord struck off for “flagrant disregard” over mould in flat

A landlord showed a “flagrant disregard” for her duties, including failing to replace a condemned boiler, and has been struck off. In...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Regulation - Last-ditch bid to stop “laughing stock” rules

Trade bodies and short let landlords have made a last-ditch appeal to politicians to stop new rules which could see the...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Fixed Penalty Notice for rogue landlord who ignored improvement orders

A landlord has been given a £20,000 fine for failing to carry-out badly needed repairs on a property in Lancashire.  The fixed...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Michael Gove gives thumbs up to another Labour licensing scheme

A controversial licensing scheme will come into force this winter with the blessing of Housing Secretary Michael Gove. Nottingham council’s selective licensing...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Minister’s letter branded “rubbish” by angry landlord

An angry reader has contacted Landlord Today with a letter from housing minister Rachel Maclean - which the recipient has branded...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

The Five Unexpected Costs of Being A Landlord

1. Extra mortgage costs While anyone who owns a property runs the risk of not being able to pay their mortgage, the...

22 July 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Rogue landlord couple in hot water over heating failures

A north of England council says it’s held two local landlords to account after they failed to make essential repairs to...

20 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

The priority for the majority of landlords is rental income that is paid on time, but there is also the priority...

15 July 2023

From: Agent Advice

Top Ten Tips for landlords to avoid making insurance claims

Having insurance is a sensible way to protect yourself as a landlord against the financial cost of damage or liability claims....

01 July 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Energy Efficiency help may be available to private rental properties

Private rental properties are being included in a scheme which may allow council funds to be used to improve energy efficiency. Cardiff...

12 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

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

Bail Out! Council’s desperate plea for help from private landlords

A council is apply to private landlords to help it solve its housing crisis. Peterborough council says it’s looking for family sized...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenant found dead after six years - landlord offers apology

A retired bookkeeper lay dead in his flat for six years until a social landlord forced entry to carry out a...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Stricter fire regulations make inventories more important - claim

A trade body says inventories are set to play an increasingly important role in the private rental sector as fire regulations...

12 May 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC Reform - an energy assessor writes…

All landlords need to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), with few exemptions. As a property writer, landlord and Domestic Energy...

06 May 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Warning to landlords switching to holiday lets - It won’t be easy

Rising numbers of landlords are likely to switch to specialising in holiday rentals and short-term lets in the months ahead, an...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Heat Pump Revolution - UK massively behind many countries

A new study by a University of Glasgow-led research centre has found that the UK housing sector is lagging over 30...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Safety check failures leave landlord with hefty bill

The Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland has prosecuted landlord Paul Coyle, resulting in fines totalling £3,000. Belfast Magistrates Court found Coyle...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Free PropTech service to help landlords on energy costs

A tech platform claims to have developed a means of optimising energy costs on landlords’ voids. When rental properties are empty and...

24 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Surprise - Landlords get more powers to evict anti social tenants

Landlords are to be given more powers to evict unruly tenants who ruin neighbours’ lives through persistent noise or by being...

27 March 2023

From: Breaking News

New government drive on private rental energy efficiency

The government will this week announce a new consultation on private rental sector energy efficiency - in particular, insulation. This will be...

27 March 2023

From: Breaking News

What Is Let To Let?

Instead of selling your current home and buying a new one, you could look at letting out your own home and...

25 March 2023

From: Agent Advice

Landlord ignores legal notice - big fine follows

The landlord of two flats in Cardiff has been fined over £4,500 for failing to fix fire safety defects after being...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords reveal their 'go to' energy efficiency upgrade

With landlords obliged to think increasingly about energy efficiency measures, new data from Legal & General’s surveying team helps identify different...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency - heat pumps ‘make little difference’ claims survey

A survey of landlords suggests that LED lighting is the most popular and effective way they choose to improve a property’s...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord fined for refusing to produce paperwork for council

A council has prosecuted a landlord operating a property firm for not producing the right paperwork. Luton local authority has prosecuted Poplar...

10 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord rental portfolio expenses revealed

Analysis by professional cash buyer and portfolio landlord, LandlordBuyer (part of Open Property Group), has revealed what costs make up most...

07 March 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Rogue landlord left family without water over Christmas

A private landlord has been prosecuted after a family, including a baby and two older children, were left without water or adequate...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Call for EPCs to be renewed every three years

Energy Performance Certificates must change to properly support reaching net zero, tackling fuel poverty and improving buildings, according to an energy...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Big fine for landlord who failed to remedy fire faults

A Cardiff landlord has been ordered to pay just over £4,500 for failing to rectify faults relating to two flats he...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs are useless, wrong and easily rigged - new research

Shocking new research shows that Energy Performance Certificates are inaccurate at best, useless at worst, and easily rigged. A Sunday Times report...

27 February 2023

From: Breaking News

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