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Call for more regulation over damp and mould in homes

A national trade body is calling for more regulation to shield people from the dangers of damp and mould in homes. The...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Investor in defunct online agency becomes NRLA keynote speaker

A former figurehead from TV’s Dragon’s Den is addressing landlords late this year at the National Residential Landlords Association landlord conference. James...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge surge in Right To Rent checks as non-compliance fines soar

There’s been a surge in Right to Rent checks - up 577% year on year. Under the Right to Rent Scheme, civil...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenant tries to sue landlord over mould and fails spectacularly

A social housing tenant’s bid to sue their landlord has failed spectacularly. A statement from Mid-Devon council says the unnamed tenant was...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Update - HMRC guidance for landlords who are pensioners

This has been prepared by HMRC for landlords who are also pensioners  - What is Self Assessment?  Self Assessment is the process used to...

25 May 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Landlord Tax Alert - new guidance from HMRC

HMRC is appealing to landlords to file Self Assessment tax returns early - and claims there are benefits to doing so. In...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Pets In Lets - agents issue new guidance to private tenants

Propertymark has issued a guide to tenants about their rights to have a pet.  A statement from trade body Propertymark says that...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank of England reveals interest rate decision

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has held base rate at 5.25% for the sixth time in a row. The news...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Website for tenants who don’t know where to turn to

A website is being prepared to assist private renters know where to turn if their landlord or lettings agent fail to...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Insights and Advice event for buy to let landlords

The ESPC property portal has announced a free buy to let Insights and Advice event on Thursday May 9, for aspiring...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Council offering landlords “training to help them improve”

Landlords have only until Friday to give their views on a controversial licensing consultation from a council known for its aggressive...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to attend Cultural Awareness Course

A so-called Cultural Awareness Course is being held to explain to landlords about their responsibilities under the 2010 Equality Act. The course...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

New guidance on standards of behaviour expected from farm landlords

The launch of the Agricultural Landlord and Tenant Code of Practice is “a really good start” says the National Farmers Union. The...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks: Letting agents are landlords' allies today

In the recent landlord sentiment survey conducted by the Property Redress Scheme, it came as no surprise to me to discover...

06 April 2024

From: The Big Issues

Worried renters suffer hair loss and weight gain - wealth firm’s claim

A controversial wealth management company claims that almost two thirds of private tenants have suffered a deterioration in their mental and...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Year-long campaign to get energy efficiency info to landlords

A council which last year staged a pilot project about the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards in the lettings sector is now...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Call for “sentencing guidelines” to punish landlords over licensing

A charity is calling for landlord licensing schemes which cost enough to fund annual inspections, and the issuing of “sentencing guidelines”...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Jail for landlord who put lives of tenants at fire risk

A fire and rescue service has successfully prosecuted a landlord for failing to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards defends new property sales process

Trading Standards has defended the introduction of ‘material information’ requirements on details of properties for sale, after a conveyancer warned landlords...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords selling up may face higher costs, warns conveyancing solicitor

Landlords quitting the sector could have to spend hundreds of pounds more when selling their home owing to new Trading Standards...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Scrapping Section 21 is landlords' headache - and backfiring on Gove

The removal of Section 21 notices and the end of fixed-term tenancies are the two issues that concern landlords the most,...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgages - many landlords to renew rates soon, says lender

Some 40% of residential landlords with a mortgage - fixed, tracker or discount - are due to renew their mortgage rate...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Triumphant return of the National Landlord Investment Show

We are thrilled to report that the first National Landlord Investment Show of 2024 in London on March 6 was a...

13 March 2024

From: Sponsored Content

I Quit!  Landlord sells up because of “unfair” licensing regime

A landlord has quit the private rental sector after a battle with his council over why his properties were put into...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Cuts - what should we expect in Wednesday's Budget?

Like a parent whose kids expected half term in Disneyland, Jeremy Hunt is spending the week managing expectations – and crushing...

02 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

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

Councillors make ‘breakthrough’ proposal for improving rental EPCs

SNP councillors in Scotland have come up with an innovative suggestion to improve energy efficiency in private rental properties. They want councils...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants advised to check their shared rental is licensed HMO

A council is reminding prospective tenants about the importance of making sure their next shared rental is licensed as a house...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Leasing and legal affairs to be discussed at Landlord teach-in

Another council has set up an advice session for private rental landlords in the area. This even will take place at Neath...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord rules in force next month “flawed and unworkable”

A prominent lettings agency has hit out at the latest changes to safety regulations that private landlords must comply with or...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Controversial council threatens series of new licensing regimes

New additional and selective licensing schemes are to be considered by the controversial Bristol city council. The council’s Labour Mayor - Marvin...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Bradford landlord expands property portfolio following Wildstone's gable end wall acquisition

Mohammed Sharaz, a landlord from Bradford, recently seized an opportunity to enhance his property portfolio after Wildstone acquired the gable end...

29 January 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Damp and Mould Changes - A Landlord’s Responsibility

Damp and mould are two of the most common issues in rented properties, with surface mould caused by condensation one of...

27 January 2024

From: Top tips & guides

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

Selling Up? Rightmove reveals optimum date and tips for speedy sales

Landlords considering selling up have received guidance from Rightmove on when to do it and how. The portal claims February is the...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Another council raising revenue through licensing scheme

Warwick council is the latest to launch an Additional Licensing Scheme - it came into force just before last weekend. The district...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Letting agents could face regulation under Labour amendment tactic

Labour is using a Bill currently going through Parliament as a backdoor method to introduce the regulation of lettings, estate and...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords lack skills to be more energy efficient - bank claim

New research published by Lloyds Banking Group during Energy Saving Week has revealed the lack of confidence and skills gaps landlords...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Late payments and mortgage defaults on the rise, survey suggests

Landlords increasingly struggle with tenants who pay rent late or default, a mortgage lender is claiming.  Research from Molo suggests landlords are...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Daylight Robbery? Council’s 60 per cent rise in fees on landlords

Landlords who fail to ensure their private rented homes meet required standards face massively increased charges from a council. Bath & North...

15 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

Budget - landlords have three weeks to give Hunt advice

HM Treasury has opened its representations portal, meaning landlords - and anyone else - can submit their ideas for the next...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Just days to go to self assessment tax deadline - here’s what to do

There are now fewer than 35 days until self employed workers - including many landlords - will need to submit their...

30 December 2023

From: Tax & Finance

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

HMRC Self-Assessment Helpline slammed for not helping callers

A business consultancy claims the HMNRC Self-Assessment helpline - set up to assist those compiling and filing tax returns as the...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

What's Going To Happen To The Rental Sector in 2024?

The year of proptech  The proptech revolution has been a long time coming but I think that 2024 will the year in...

16 December 2023

From: Agent Advice

HMRC targets landlords who allegedly under-report profits

A prominent tax consultancy says landlords who transferred their rental properties in a company in 2017/18 are being targeted by HMRC. It’s...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord hit with half million pound fine after using fake name

A landlord who used a fake name to evade detection has been hit with £485,000 in fines after illegally renting out...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord Tax Self Assessment - HMRC’s Top Five Questions

HM Revenue and Customs has provided answers to the top five questions asked on the Self Assessment helpline.  Do I need to fill...

09 December 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Many More Details expected when landlords advertise properties

Landlords will have to include many more specific points about their properties when they list them in future - whether directly...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

What you need to know about High Street Rental Auctions

The Levelling-up and Regeneration Act received Royal Assent last month, meaning a major new piece of legislation has now entered the...

11 November 2023

From: Rental Reform

Legal info and regulation updates provided at new landlord forums

Two new forums for landlords and others serving the private rental sector are being held this month. The North Yorkshire council initiative...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC’s Self Assessment Guide for Landlords

HMRC has produced this material for landlords concerned at the prospect of self-assessment  - What is Self Assessment and why do I need...

04 November 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Social landlord criticised over “deeply distressing” tenant suicide

The Housing Ombudsman - who presides over social housing landlords - has issued his report on what he calls the “deeply...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Electrical Checks - new guidance launched for landlords

New guidance has been launched on how to conduct thorough electrical safety checks on private rentals, and how to report any...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

The Biggest Rental Sector Complaint…By A Man Who Knows

Holding deposits head the list of complaints about the private rental sector, says the man at the top of the Property...

14 October 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Tax Avoidance: NRLA suspends link with Less Tax 4 Landlords

The National Residential Landlords Association has suspended its link with Less Tax 4 Landlords. This follows publicity surrounding Less Tax 4 Landlords...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC warns landlords against ‘hybrid’ tax avoidance scheme

HMRC has contacted Landlord Today to draw attention to new guidance it has issued over a tax avoidance scheme aimed at...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Do HMOs Still Stack Up As An Investment?

Over the last 15 years, the HMO market has been transformed.  Back in the ‘90s, multi-lets were mainly student housing or cheap...

16 September 2023

From: Agent Advice

Strict New Guidelines for landlords over Damp and Mould

New directives issued by the government put the emphasis firmly on private landlords to take responsibility for issues of damp and...

08 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

New ‘Landlord Leaders Community’ group launched

A body called the Landlord Leaders Community - and appearing at first sight a little like a new trade group - is...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Watchdog to Probe Five Issues Involving Landlords and Letting Agents

The Competitioin and Markets Authority is to probe five activities involving landlords and letting agents and their responsibilities to private tenants. Sarah...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

In the ever-evolving landscape of rental property management, UK landlords are facing significant changes. Most recently these changes include new energy...

19 August 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Social landlord boss ordered to apologise directly to tenant

The Housing Ombudsman - who presides over housing associations and other social housing providers - has ordered a chief executive to...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Clampdown on wording of lettings listings

There’s been a clampdown on imprecise wording used in lettings listings. The National Trading Standards Estate and Lettings Agency Team  - which...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Complaints about lettings agents go through the roof

There’s been a large increase in the number of complaints registered with The Property Ombudsman - with lettings agents in the...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning to landlords selling up - price your property sensibly

A warning is going out today from the UK’s largest property auctioneer about the sensible pricing of property coming to the...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Conversions - should there be more of them?

Conversions, often seen as a likely property type for private landlords, are likely to be more common if two groups of...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to pay hundreds for basic anti-burglary advice

Private landlords and managing agents are being invited to take part in a new anti-burglary scheme being run by a Labour-controlled...

26 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

Domestic abuse survivors ‘failed’ by landlords - claim

A new report claims that many social landlords have inadequate policies to support survivors of domestic abuse. The report, published this week...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Clean Sweep - landlords get a free guide to spring cleaning

The National Residential Landlords Association and the Tenancy Deposit Scheme have produced what they call a comprehensive spring cleaning guide for...

24 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords massively ill-informed on new EPC rules - new survey

Some 47 per cent of landlords incorrectly believe the need for EPC C rating is only guidance, not the law. That’s the...

18 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax Tips - expert offers landlords guidance as new year beckons

A tax expert has set out top tips for landlords as they embark on a new financial year. Mike Parkes, tax expert...

05 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

Going Greener – Getting Ahead of Policy starts with Professional Development

Hitting the UK’s net zero carbon objective is an immense task, but one that we must strive for. We all have...

01 April 2023

From: The Big Issues

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

Right To Rent - new guide for landlords in government ‘bundle’

The government has pulled together the latest guidance on Right To Rent, appropriate to landlords, lettings agents and home owners who...

24 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Mediation Scheme flops with almost no users

A much-hyped government proposal to introduce a Rental Mediation Service to resolve disputes, sustain tenancies and reduce pressure on the courts...

16 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

Landlords omitted from guidelines to help struggling mortgage payers

The Financial Conduct Authority has set out ways in which mortgage lenders can help customers struggling with payments - but landlords...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC wants details of high-value company-owned rentals

Companies that own UK residential properties have one month to revalue and tell HM Revenue and Customs if any are worth...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

MPs want tax review and courts reform - NRLA approves

The landlords’ trade body is broadly welcoming some proposals from MPs to reform the private rented sector. Some aspects of the Levelling...

10 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Will Government ever clarify Energy Efficiency standards for landlords?

As 2025 gradually approaches, the question of how the private rented sector decarbonises and becomes more energy efficient is becoming more...

04 February 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Strict guidelines for AirBnb and holiday let landlords set by council

York council has set out strict guidelines for Airbnb style short lets and for holiday rentals.   A statement from the Labour-controlled authority...

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Homes 4 Ukraine - new government guidance for landlord hosts

This guidance was issued by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities this week. This guidance is in addition to the...

21 January 2023

From: The Big Issues

Toddler Tragedy: New guidance on mould to be set out by government

The government says it’s reviewing landlord guidance on the health risks of damp and mould following the death of two year...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Planning consent now needed for new HMOs in part of London

HMOs in the London borough of Brent must now win planning consent and meet a new set of criteria to ensure...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

What Landlords Must Know Ahead of ‘The Big Change’

After several months of delays, on December 1 the Renting Homes (Wales) Act - what the Welsh Government is calling the "biggest...

12 November 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Government must  help landlords and tenants, mortgage expert insists

The government must explain how it will help the private rental sector - both landlords and tenants - through the cost...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Collaboration: key to weathering the private rental crisis

The Private Rental Sector is undeniably in need of some assistance, as recent changes to legislation and global events have put...

05 November 2022

From: Rental Reform

Airbnb landlords quitting due to growing red tape - claim

AirBnb owners are leaving the market for long term lettings following changes to the regulations in Scotland according to a leading...

14 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Repayment Orders - better treatment for landlords in future?

A recent judgement may mean that future Rent Repayment Orders may be less severe than those in the past. Many Rent Repayment...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Guidance for landlords as Gas Safety Week goes ahead

Gas Safety Week, which begins today and continues until September 18, is going ahead as scheduled. Now in its 12th edition, it...

12 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - how much landlords spend on maintenance each year

It may sound a small sum compared to many landlords’ experiences, but a new survey suggests a landlord spends an average...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

New partnership scheme has discounts for landlord licensing

Landlords are being encouraged to work with a local council “to give families a stable home, improve the quality of properties...

31 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Taxpayers to fund training for tenants in how to complain

In an unexpected statement from the government it’s been announced that social housing residents will be able to get training and support...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Is This The Right Time for Landlords to Incorporate?

More SME landlords are seeking advice about whether now is the right time to incorporate, before progressing plans to secure more...

13 August 2022

From: Tax & Finance

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