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KEYWORD "Green Party" - 70 RESULTS
Green Party wants planning consent hurdle for Airbnbs and HMOs

A Green councillor in a city which has a Green MP is calling for the local authority to require planning consent...

10 July 2024

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Shock figures show under a third of landlords back Tories in election

Only 31.8% of landlords questioned in a large survey back the Tories in next week’s election. Although this is the largest individual...

27 June 2024

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What Happens To Rents after a General Election?

Rent prices tend to rise in the 12 months immediately after a General Election, by an average of 1.96%, according to...

27 June 2024

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Radical EPC Targets and Rent Controls are latest party pledges

Another raft of General Election pledges have been made to transform the private rental sector - this time from the Green...

13 June 2024

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Politicians make landlords feel like pariahs in society - claim

Red tape and a hostile attitude towards landlords from government is fuelling Scotland’s housing crisis, experts warn. John Blackwood, chief executive of...

10 May 2024

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Rent Control zealot dropped from Scottish government

The architect of the controversial rent control policies in Scotland has left the government. It is not known what long-term implication this...

25 April 2024

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Renters Reform Bill - these are the amendments to watch

There are over 200 amendments to the Renters Reform Bill having its Third Reading in the Commons today. PropTech supplier Goodlord has...

24 April 2024

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Rent Controls - Local Election manifesto aims to “tame” rental market

Rent controls are at the heart of the local election manifesto of the Green Party of England and Wales. Co-leader Carla Denyer,...

05 April 2024

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Politicians propose State Control of private rents in Scotland

The Scottish Government’s Housing Bill allows SNP and Green politicians to create rent control areas, triggered by local authorities, and this...

28 March 2024

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Green activist fighting election on Rent Controls platform

A prominent Green Party politician is arguing for rent controls - and accuses Labour of watering down its commitment to the...

11 March 2024

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Eco-activists slam landlords selling up because of rent controls

Green Party activists responsible for rent controls on Scotland have now slammed landlords who claim the number of rented homes is...

06 March 2024

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Government eco-scheme for landlords has zero impact - claim

A campaign by a UK government to help landlords retrofit their properties with energy efficient amenities has had almost zero impact,...

28 November 2023

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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

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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

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Tenants given powers to force EPC upgrades on landlords - proposal

The Green Party wants private tenants to be able to force landlords to improve the energy efficiency of homes. The scheme -...

09 October 2023

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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

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Tory identifies single individual responsible for rent rises

A Conservative politician has named an individual who he claims is responsible for high rent rises and increasing homelessness. Murdo Fraser, the...

28 September 2023

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Rent control experiment at risk of continuing for years

The long running experiment with rent controls and an eviction ban north of the border may yet continue for years to...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Cap goes on for another six months despite industry opposition

The Scottish Government looks set to extend its rent cap for yet another six months - despite widespread opposition from the...

02 June 2023

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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

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More evidence that rent controls hurt landlords and tenants

Research from Propertymark highlights a growing concern for the private rental sector in Scotland. As the Scottish National Party lurches from crisis...

25 April 2023

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Second homes to be clobbered with more than double council tax

Councils are to be given powers to enact huge tax increases on second homes and empty properties, the Scottish Government proposes. New...

18 April 2023

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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

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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

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Political leader slams Right To Buy as “slum landlord charter”

The Green Party’s co-leader Carla Denyer has branded the government’s Right To Buy scheme as a “slum landlord’s charter”.  Denyer made the...

30 March 2023

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Private rent rises capped at 3% for existing tenants in Scotland

Politicians in the Scottish Parliament have backed a controversial cap which means rent rises for private tenants mid-tenancy cannot exceed 3.0...

13 March 2023

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Rent Controls legislation to be unveiled next autumn

The Scottish Government, despite being in the middle of electing a new First Minister, is pressing ahead with legislation for long-term...

06 March 2023

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Labour chiefs say landlords are wealthy so rents should be frozen

A host of local Labour leaders including mayors Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan are leading a call for an immediate private...

24 February 2023

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Rent Cap - another council wants it but has no powers to implement it

Another council says it wants to implement private sector rent controls - although it has no power to do so. Belfast council...

10 February 2023

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Council boasts of 550% increase in fines for landlords

A local authority controlled by the Green Party says it’s issued 550 per cent more fines against landlords in the past...

30 January 2023

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Rent Cap Minister and Shelter stopped from speaking with politicians

A nine-page legal document outlining landlords’ arguments has effectively stopped a controversial housing minister and campaigning organisations giving evidence to a...

25 January 2023

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Signs that Scottish private rent freeze could become permanent

There are early signs that the controversial private rental sector rent freeze in Scotland could be made permanent. The freeze, along with...

16 January 2023

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Landlord councillors banned from debate on city rent freeze

Bristol councillors who are landlords have been told they cannot speak in a debate on rent controls.  Earlier this week we explained...

12 January 2023

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Landlords “don’t contribute anything to society” says politician

Landlords are not “contributing anything useful to society” a politician has claimed. Over the Christmas and New year break Ross Greer, a...

03 January 2023

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Labour’s Sadiq Khan pushed to do more to help renters

Two councillors have successfully used the London Assembly to push London Mayor Sadiq Khan and the government to do more to...

05 December 2022

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Rent Reform Activists turn on each other in factional feud

Two groups of activists who campaign for rent controls and reform of the private lettings sector have turned on each other. Acorn...

29 November 2022

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Labour peer shows the damage rent controls can do to housing

A Labour peer who was to have invested £1 billion in affordable homes has halted his scheme because of the threat...

21 October 2022

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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

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Labour, Greens and Nationalists rubber-stamp rent freeze

A combination of Labour, the Green Party and the Scottish Nationalists have pushed through a rent freeze proposal. The Cost of Living...

07 October 2022

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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

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All homes at least EPC rating C by 2033 says national housing chief

The housing chief of the Scottish Government says that all homes in that country - irrespective of tenure - must hit...

15 August 2022

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See You In Court! Landlords threaten legal action over licensing

A landlord group is threatening legal action following a council’s approval of a new licensing scheme. York council - run by a...

04 August 2022

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Now trade unions join the call for urgent rent controls

Trade unions in Scotland are demanding that local council candidates sign a pledge to support “urgent” rent controls in that country. The...

30 March 2022

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Rent Controls: Will politicians who own Buy To Lets scupper plans?

A newspaper is suggesting that proposals for rent controls could be scuppered because of the relatively large proportion of elected politicians...

18 January 2022

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Rent Controls: Now Labour jumps on the bandwagon

Labour is the latest political party to call for rent controls following similar pleas from the Green Party and the Scottish Nationalists. Paul...

04 January 2022

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Brexiteer MPs campaign against Net Zero EPC targets

Two prominent Brexiteer MPs are spearheading a campaign that claims Net Zero energy efficiency policies are unpopular. In their launch statement, they...

29 December 2021

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Rent Controls - consultation opens for landlords and general public

Scotland’s controversial Green Party housing chief - who is part of a governing arrangement with Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party -...

21 December 2021

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Shelter backs call for rent controls and anti-eviction powers

Shelter has given what appears to be unconditional support to the SNP-Green proposals for reform of the private rental sector in...

21 December 2021

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High profile MP claims government 'turns a blind eye' on bad landlords

High profile MP Caroline Lucas has told a newspaper that the government turns a blind eye to bad landlords. “This government, like previous...

14 December 2021

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Rent controls on the agenda for another part of the UK

The new coalition of the Scottish National Party and the Greens in Scotland has pledged to introduce rent controls - and...

23 November 2021

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It’s War! Activists and Green Party at loggerheads over landlords

Activists in the Acorn pro-tenant movement have sharply criticised the Green Party which runs Brighton council for allegedly failing to prosecute...

19 November 2021

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Politicians ask: “If landlords won’t lower rents now, when will they?”

The Green Party says the fact that some landlords increased rents during the Coronavirus pandemic shows the need for rent controls. The...

18 November 2021

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Council unanimously passes motion calling for rent controls

Belfast council has unanimously passed a motion calling for the Northern Ireland Executive to introduce a rent control scheme for the...

16 November 2021

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Labour call to name and shame rogue landlords

A Labour councillor in a Green Party-controlled local authority wants the body to name and shame rogue landlords on a publicly-available...

15 November 2021

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 Politician demands immediate windfall tax on private landlords

Adrian Ramsay, newly-elected co-leader of the Green Party, wants a windfall tax on the value of investment properties owned by private...

25 October 2021

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Looming rent controls may be deterring landlords from buy to let

A leading market analyst says the looming threat of rent controls may be deterring landlords entering the buy to let sector,...

18 October 2021

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Pets In Lets: MPs urge government to enable tenants to keep animals

A respected political website claims that over 30 MPs from a range of political parties have written to the Housing Secretary...

02 September 2021

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Rent Controls: Agents urge ‘gentle caution’ after political pledges

The letting agents’ trade body ARLA Propertymark has made a very cautious approach to the Scottish Government over its strident pledge...

02 September 2021

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Renter Power! UK's first-ever Minister for Tenants' Rights appointed

The prospect of increased renters’ power has already been seen north of the border with the pledge to introduce rent controls...

01 September 2021

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Rent controls needed because tenants “pay way over the odds”

The UK’s first Minister for Tenants’ Rights says he will introduce rent controls because renters currently “pay way over the odds”. Although...

01 September 2021

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Here They Come: Rent controls to be introduced in part of the UK

Rent controls, possibly ensuring that rents do not exceed 25 per cent of household income, are poised to be introduced into...

23 August 2021

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‘Substantial arrears’ threshold stays at six months says government

Housing minister Chris Pincher has confirmed that the definition of ‘substantial arrears’ for the purposes of possession orders and evictions will...

25 January 2021

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Green councillor wants tenants to lead private rental sector review

A Green Party councillor is demanding that tenants be allowed to write the local authority’s policy for the private rental sector. According...

04 December 2020

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Green Party wants landlords banned from evicting when they sell

The Green Party says there should be an end to private rental sector eviction grounds “such as the wish of the...

28 October 2020

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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

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Landlord fails in attempt to rent out bedrooms below national minimum size

An HMO landlord’s attempt to rent out bedrooms smaller than the national minimum size has been thwarted after his legal case...

09 September 2019

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Where do leading London mayoral candidates stand on housing?

With just a few hours until polls close in London, housing remains the main issue that may help determine who gets to run the...

05 May 2016

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What will the Budget hold for landlords?

Chancellor George Osborne is presenting the “summer budget” tomorrow with rumours circulating that he will give in to calls to close...

07 July 2015

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Landlord support for Labour and Lib Dems halves since 2010 election

Landlord support for Labour and the Liberal Democrat Party has halved since the 2010 General Election because of their interventionist policies...

30 April 2015

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Green Party manifesto “an attack on landlords”

The Green Party has launched its manifesto which contains what the National Landlords Association (NLA) described as a “one-sided view of...

22 April 2015

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