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KEYWORD "General Election" - 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

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

National Landlord Investment Show returns at Olympia London, Wednesday 6th March 2024...

Calling all landlords, Investors and property professionals: National Landlord Investment Show returns to Olympia London on 6th March for its first...

12 February 2024

From: Sponsored Content

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

Tax - will Jeremy Hunt target stamp duty in his Budget?

Although SDLT receipts have been volatile in recent years, the property tax’s effectiveness as a revenue-raiser for the Government is not...

10 February 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Selling Up? What to expect if you use a property auction

Landlords are selling up in significant volumes these days - partly to cash in on capital appreciation, but mostly thanks to...

10 February 2024

From: Agent Advice

MP behind soaring interest rates is to quit Parliament

One of the MPs behind the disastrous mini-Budget - which directly led to soaring interest rates - is to stand down...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour Tax Plans - agency advises landlords to take advantage

A prominent lettings agency is advising landlords to fit out homes in prime locations to the same high specification as if...

30 January 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

Row over Sunak’s ‘British Homes for British People’ proposal

A newspaper claims that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak wants British families to be given higher priority for social housing. Implicitly this may...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Normality Returns - London rental market returning to stability at last

Two new reports - from lettings agency Foxtons and data consultancy LonRes - show London’s rental market returning to pre-pandemic normality. Foxtons...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Record rent rise in 2023 according to new government figures

The Office for National Statistics says private rents in England experienced a 6.1 per cent rise in 2023, the sharpest annual...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Upbeat Housing Market start to 2024 reports Rightmove

Average new seller asking prices rose 1.3 per cent between December and January - the biggest rise at this time of...

15 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

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

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

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

Landlords still upbeat despite challenges (apparently)

Two-thirds of private landlords in the UK are optimistic about how their property investments will perform in the coming years -...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour to make bidding wars on rental properties illegal

The Labour Party says it will outlaw rental bidding wars if it wins the next General Election. The party's shadow housing minister,...

06 December 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

Confiscate private homes from bad landlords says senior Labour MP

A senior Labour MP associated with the moderate wing of the party says private rental properties should be confiscated from serial...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Shamplina - SO MUCH government must do before abolishing Section 21

Landlord Action supremo Paul Shamplina has given Landlord Today readers a unique insight into the complexity of court reform before the...

11 November 2023

From: Rental Reform

Top agency warns of more house price falls on 2024

Savills is warning that the average UK house price is projected to fall by a further 3.0 per cent in 2024...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market now on General Election footing, claims top agency

The best way to judge the UK housing market is to check on what’s happening in Parliament, not the price indices...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Next month Ben Beadle, chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association, will be one of the experts at an Agent...

21 October 2023

From: Rental Reform

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

Growing optimism for prime property markets under Labour

Middleton Advisors commissions ongoing research to investigate key trends and structural changes in prime UK housing markets.  Our latest research considers the...

07 October 2023

From: The Big Issues

Shelter wants rent controls at heart of future housing policy

Shelter has published what it calls a General Election manifesto with rent controls at its heart. Called The Way Home: a manifesto to...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Scrapping new EPC targets is not the end of the matter - NRLA

The National Residential Landlords Association is warning that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s scrapping of revised EPC targets at the end of...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Time Running Out for Renters Reform Bill

The Renters Reform Bill is not scheduled for debate this week in Parliament - and time is running out for it...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - it’s Angela Rayner v Michael Gove

Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner has been given the job of Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities...

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

New housing minister likely as reshuffle rumours gather pace

It may be all change - again - at the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities if the government’s poor...

21 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

New leader takes over at Generation Rent today

The new director of Generation Rent, Ben Twomey, takes over from Baroness Alicia Kennedy this morning. A statement announcing his appointment earlier...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour call to campaign against “excessive rents”

A Labour pressure group wants the party to campaign on housing at the next General Election, including railing against what it...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Should Landlords Be More Concerned About Inheritance Tax?

Inheritance tax receipts hit £600 million in April 2023 according to data released by HMRC. This is £100 million higher than...

03 June 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Political Heat Intensifies in the Property Market

An uneasy relationship exists between UK politicians and the residential property market. Emotions have been running particularly high recently. More details were...

27 May 2023

From: Rental Reform

Stamp Duty Surcharge: Labour considers raising it even higher

Labour is considering raising the buy to let and holiday home stamp duty surcharge above the current three per cent if...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Parts of Renters Reform Bill may need 18 months to take effect - NRLA

The National Residential Landlords Association says it could take up to 18 months for many elements of the Renters Reform Bill...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Local Elections: a chance to influence the future of the private rented sector

Next Thursday voters up and down the country will be casting their votes in a series of local elections which are...

29 April 2023

From: The Big Issues

Labour activist appointed as director of Generation Rent

The new director of Generation Rent is Ben Twomey, who takes over from Baroness Alicia Kennedy on June 14. A statement from...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour candidate on the warpath over the ‘landlord loophole’

A Labour candidate hoping to become the MP in a popular tourist area is on the warpath over what she calls...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour’s “a home for £1” idea mocked by leading agent

A Labour Party proposal to sell some long-empty homes to first time buyers for just £1 has been dismissed as the...

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory Tax Threat - party warned over yet more property taxation

A prominent figure in the lettings industry is warning the Tories against ‘stealth increases’ for Capital Gains and Inheritance taxes. David Alexander...

09 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Mystery over when rental reforms will become law

The government has once again declined to give any meaningful timetable for the introduction of the Renters Reform Bill. At the end...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rates up as gloomy housing market forecast is revealed

The Bank of England has increased its base rate from 2.25 per cent to 3.0 per cent. This is the largest hike...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Angry activists accuse Truss of Section 21 betrayal

The government’s expected U-turn on the future of Section 21 eviction powers has provoked an explosion of anger from Generation Rent...

12 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Section 21 Bombshell - it may NOT be scrapped after all

The government may be changing its mind on scrapping Section 21 eviction powers according to a bombshell story in The Times. Outlining what...

11 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Shelter wants Truss and Starmer to take rental reform seriously

Private renting voters could be critical in deciding the outcome of the next General Election, according to Shelter. The campaigning charity -...

10 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour unveils radical Renters Charter - more powers for tenants

Shadow housing minister Lisa Nandy has unveiled a Charter for Renters which she says will be implemented within 100 days of...

26 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Why Are Landlords Reluctant To Let To Benefit Claimants?

The House of Commons Library provides books, journals and online resources for MPs, MPs' staff and parliamentary staff. Some of this is...

23 July 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Tory election won't hurt capital appreciation for landlords - claim

Lettings agency Knight Frank says it doubts the current high levels of capital appreciation will be derailed this year by uncertainty...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation for landlords won’t be hit by Tories - prediction

Lettings agency Knight Frank says it doubts the current high levels of capital appreciation will be derailed this year by uncertainty...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords rushing evictions to beat S21 ban - lawyer’s claim

The abolition of Section 21 eviction notices could lead to a surge in evictions by private landlords anxious to sell before...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Government considers giving more tenants the Right To Buy

The government is reported to be considering extending the Right To Buy from just council tenants in England to housing association...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour says S21 eviction power “unjustly uproots families”

Labour has echoed campaign groups Generation Rent and Shelter in calling for the speediest possible ending of Section 21 eviction powers,...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords in high-level talks with government over rental reforms

The landlords’ trade body has been invited to join what it calls “high-level” talks with government over reforms to the private...

15 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill to be introduced “very soon” says government

Junior housing minister Kelly Tolhurst says the government will introduce the controversial Renters Reform Bill “very soon.” This Bill is the one which...

14 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Section 21 will remain until pandemic eases, government confirms

The government has confirmed its long-standing intention to scrap Section 21 eviction powers which currently sit with landlords - but the appropriate...

12 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Long, ‘bumpy’ road to recovery predicted for UK property market

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that the housing market continued to recover at the tail...

20 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Housing market strength proves itself once again

The UK housing market is in growth mode as the recovery gathers pace, the latest figures show.  According to Rightmove, the post-lockdown...

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Labour MP calls for shake-up to ‘end landlordism’ and extend evictions ban

A Labour MP has called for the ban on evictions to be extended until next year, as renters fear a sharp...

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Dwindling numbers of buy-to-let property purchases

There has been a significant drop in the proportion of annual sales to buy-to-let landlords as measured by Hamptons International.  The estate...

09 April 2020

From: Breaking News

How to successfully navigate the property market in uncertain times

These are difficult times in the property market, with a constantly changing situation creating a great deal of uncertainty. The world...

27 March 2020

From: Breaking News

What impact could coronavirus have on the housing market?

The property market had enjoyed a boost thanks to the outcome of the general election in December, but now the market faces...

16 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlord confidence in BTL market improves after the election

Boris Johnson’s emphatic December general election victory has triggered fresh optimism among buy-to-let landlords, despite tax and regulatory changes hitting their...

26 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Property transactions increase by 5.2% year-on-year

Residential property transactions increased by 5.2% in the year to January 2020, according to HMRC ‘s latest property transaction statistics. There were...

24 February 2020

From: Breaking News

The Tories are chasing the tenant vote, but what about landlords?

Given that the number of people living in private rented accommodation has grown, doubling in the past three decades, renters are...

18 February 2020

From: Breaking News

BTL landlords and sellers no longer holding back

The Conservatives’ general election victory in December has triggered a new burst of housing market activity as confidence flows back into...

17 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Property development confidence improves following Tory election victory

The residential property market has enjoyed what some are referring to as a ‘Boris bounce’ following the result of the recent...

17 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Student housing is a ‘big Living investment story’, says JLL

With the number of full-time students in the UK continuing to grow, student housing is now the number one Living investment,...

14 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Average rents in Scotland increase 3.5% year-on-year - CityLets

The cost of renting a home in Scotland continued to rise during the final quarter of 2019, new figures show.  The Scottish...

13 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Shortage of rental homes continues to push rents up in prime London

An increase in demand, coupled with the growing rental stock shortage, is placing upward pressure on rental values in prime London.  The...

04 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Brexit: What will change after 11pm tonight?

The UK formally leaves the European Union at 11pm tonight, at which point it will instantly enter into an 11-month transition...

31 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Housing market set for a post-Brexit boost

The UK housing market has enjoyed a relatively strong start to 2020 after Boris Johnson’s general election victory ended Brexit uncertainty.  A...

31 January 2020

From: Breaking News

How confident are property investors in the Conservative government?

After two elections and three years of intense debate and hostility, the general election in December seemed to offer the political...

29 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Election result ‘has injected some much-needed confidence into the market’

The outlook for the UK housing market has improved over the past few weeks with the decisive nature of the general election...

28 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Post-Brexit housing market boom anticipated

The decisive result of last month’s general election has sparked a surge in housing market activity, placing upward pressure on house...

22 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Property market sentiment improves following Tory election victory

The housing market has enjoyed what some are calling a “Boris bounce” following the result of last month’s general election, with...

21 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Housing market activity in London bounces back as demand surges

Soaring demand in London is pushing up activity levels with the housing market seeing interest from would-be buyers, including property investors,...

21 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Property predictions – what could happen to the housing market in 2020?

Now that 2020 is underway, activity in the property market is likely to start picking up due to the traditional seasonal...

17 January 2020

From: The Big Issues

Rental supply shortage set to push up rents

Rents look set to rise over the next 12 months as the supply of new rental properties dries up, according to...

16 January 2020

From: Breaking News

London super prime market ‘sees a significant bounce in demand’

There has been a significant increase in demand for London’s most expensive homes from wealthy buyers, including property investors, following last...

13 January 2020

From: Breaking News

January will be ‘real test of consumer sentiment’ as UK prepares to leave the EU

There are tentative signs that landlords are beginning to return to the buy-to-let market, particularly in London where house price falls...

03 January 2020

From: Breaking News

London rental price growth set to outstrip the rest of the UK

Rental prices in London are set to increase by an average of 15% over the next five years compared to 10%...

19 December 2019

From: Breaking News

General election 2019: Key housing policies, at a glance

With just one day until voting day, each of the main political parties has outlined its plans for the country, including for...

11 December 2019

From: Breaking News

The UK’s next prime minister needs to take housing seriously

Thursday’s general election presents the main political parties with an opportunity to address voters’ concerns about housing, and not just focus...

10 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Housing policies ‘should not compromise the supply of homes for sale or to rent’

With the general election just over a week away, each of the main political parties has outlined its plans for the...

04 December 2019

From: Breaking News

BTL landord voters could be a crucial force at the general election

Which party will win the landlord vote?  Given that the mainstream parties all have policies that appear to work against BTL landlords,...

03 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Housing in the manifestos: how could the main policies affect landlords?

The main political parties have laid out their blueprints for government ahead of what is likely to be one of the...

02 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour manifesto is ‘too extreme’ and ‘unrealistic’

Labour’s general election manifesto promises to “transform” the UK with what some commentators view as the most ambitious - and most...

26 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Labour vows to ‘put bad landlords out of business’ and introduce rent controls

Labour has pledged to clampdown on rogue landlords and restrict rent hikes in England if it wins next month’s general election.  A...

25 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Tories confirm plan to scrap Section 21 and introduce Lifetime Deposit

Boris Johnson launched the Conservative Party manifesto yesterday with a promise to “Get Brexit done”, and although the document was rather...

25 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Labour manifesto: Right to Rent, Section 21, rent controls, licensing

Labour has launched its general election manifesto, promising to “transform” the UK with what some commentators view as the most ambitious...

22 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Two-year fixed rate mortgages proving popular with borrowers

Shorter-term fixed rate mortgages have increased in popularity, with more borrowers opting for two-year fixed rate products, the latest resaerch from...

22 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Lib Dem manifesto presents a  mixed bag for BTL landlords

The Liberal Democrats have launched their 2019 election manifesto, which sets out the polices the party aims to introduce should it...

21 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Council slammed for ‘doing nothing to find and root out bad landlords’

Nottingham City Council has been criticised for targeting responsible landlords whilst doing little to clampdown on rogue operators in the local...

20 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Tenants: what are the most common general election issues?

Brexit, climate change and the environment, and education are the top three issues for tenants as they prepare to cast their...

19 November 2019

From: Breaking News

It’s a buyer’s market

It is a potentially good time for buy-to-let landlords to add to their portfolio, the latest housing market snapshot suggests.  With buy-to-let...

18 November 2019

From: Breaking News

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