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KEYWORD "Holiday Homes" - 89 RESULTS
Massive change to Airbnb rules likely be agreed next week

A council is next week considering a move which is seen as a trigger for wider national policy changes regarding Airbnbs...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Caps on Holiday Lets and Rent Controls in latest manifesto

Plaid Cymru, the party of Wales, has issued a manifesto with a clampdown on the private rental sector as one of...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

At Last! Senior agent stands up for holiday homes and second properties

A senior Propertymark figure has made the case for second and holiday homes - against the recent trend of criticism. The issue...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC launches tax clampdown on Airbnb and short lets landlords

HM Revenue and Customs has opened almost 2,000 investigations into landlords letting out via Airbnb or other short let platforms. The Daily...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Tax Changes - how the government has got it wrong

The chief executive of a short lets service says Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is wrong to think penalising landlords will help solve...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Jeremy Hunt slashes the values of holiday homes

A legal firm says Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has effectively slashed the value of holiday homes which are sold from April 2025...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent backs building society’s holiday lets mortgage ban

The Generation Rent group has thrown its weight behind a ban on mortgages for holiday homes buyers - and its chief...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Holiday Let Mortgages - Everything You Need To Know

One of the biggest parts of buying a holiday home is securing a holiday let mortgage which can differ substantially to...

24 February 2024

From: Agent Advice

Activists slam Gove for being too soft on short let landlords

Housing Secretary Michael Gove’s proposals to restrict Airbnb-style short lets do not go far enough, a group of activists has said. Yesterday...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

What To Consider When Investing In A Holiday Let in 2024

If you're thinking of investing in a holiday home this year, there can be a lot to consider. From gathering insight to...

27 January 2024

From: Agent Advice

Labour council doubles tax on short lets and second homes

Labour-controlled Haringey Council in London says the owners of short lets and furnished holiday homes will be forced to pay double...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Building Society warns it may stop lending on holiday lets

A building society says it is considering ending its policy of lending to buyers of holiday lets. Martese Carton, the director of...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Slap taxes on short lets and holiday homes, urges countryside charity

A countryside body is blaming the government’s failure to provide affordable housing and the rise in short lets for a homelessness...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent Petition calls for holiday lets to be licensed by councils

The Generation Rent campaign has launched a petition on its website to give councils power to license holiday lets.  The campaign claims...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Banned! Advert that made lodges looked like permanent new homes

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned any further publication of an advertisement for holiday homes that made them appear to be...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Anti-lets council policy will slash property values, says top agent

A leading agent in an area set to be hit by draconian planning restrictions on holiday lets is warning that the...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Is Your Holiday Home Let Under-Insured?

When a popular Dorset pub was devastated several years ago, thanks to a huge chimney fire, the owners were left with...

29 July 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Brexit slashes number of Britons letting  overseas homes

Data from the English Housing Survey suggests that the number of English owners of second homes in Europe has fallen again. The...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

How To Protect Your Holiday Home While Letting It Out

According to the latest English Housing Survey there were 495,000 second homes in the UK in 2018/19 – a figure said to...

22 July 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Airbnb regulation hugely unpopular - government consultation results

An attempt to introducing statutory licensing for Airbnbs and some other tourist accommodation has got a frosty reception. The Welsh Government -...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Even wealthy holiday let landlords are quitting - agency claim

The founder of a luxury holiday lets firm in one of the UK’s tourist hotspots says even wealthy landlords are now...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Holiday Homes - new figures show how many, and where they are

New data from the Office for National Statistics, based on the 2021 Census results, show growth in the number of holiday...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

First-ever bid to make holiday lets subject to planning consent

A council is launching a bid to make the use of a home for a holiday let subject to a mandatory...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists take aim at holiday home owners in tourist areas

The Generation Rent activist group claims holiday homes are eroding the supply of available properties in key tourist areas.  It claims 80...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

The Holiday Home Dream Is Dying

In 2021, 447,000 people had a holiday home where they spent more than 30 days – up 4.7 per cent in...

06 May 2023

From: Rental Reform

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

How To Protect Landlords’ Empty Homes

According to the most recent statistics there are 676,452 vacant properties in England, nearly half a million of which have been...

18 March 2023

From: The Big Issues

Lender banning second homes now suspends arrears fees

A building society that last summer scrapped all lending on some holiday homes has now come up with another unusual policy...

27 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Holiday Lets - the importance of supporting the local community

Last week it was announced that North Devon's second homeowners could pay double the amount of council tax after one year...

25 February 2023

From: Agent Advice

Tories and Lib Dems unite to hammer holiday let landlords

There’s been something of a love-in on a local authority in a popular tourist area of the UK - with second...

20 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Do more to help landlords in tourist hotspots, politicians urged

The agents’ trade body Propertymark says it wants the Welsh Government to do more to support landlords letting in tourist hotspots. The...

23 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Boycott Airbnbs to solve the short lets problem, editor urges

The new editor of an influential newspaper property supplement has come up with a way of solving what she calls “the...

19 December 2022

From: Breaking News

MPs to debate Airbnb and other short lets controls today

The House of Commons will today debate a proposal for local authorities to have specific controls over the proliferation of Airbnbs...

09 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb registration and short lets planning consent under consideration

The government is to open a consultation on whether residential properties should require planning consent to be used as short lets...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Gove may make planning consent compulsory for holiday lets

The government is considering making home owners apply for planning consent if they wish to use a property for holiday lets. The...

02 December 2022

From: Breaking News

UK's Happiest Place has lots (and lots) of holiday homes

If you were to believe recent headlines, holiday homes and short lets make everyone’s lives miserable - yet the happiest place...

01 December 2022

From: Breaking News

We back higher council tax on second homes, says lettings agency

A holiday lettings agency has taken the unusual step of speaking out in favour of higher council tax for second home...

30 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Under Threat - The Holiday Lettings Sector

A confused and complicated approach to holiday homes in England, Scotland and Wales threatens the future of the holiday letting sector...

05 November 2022

From: Tax & Finance

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

No Stamp Duty cut for landlords or Airbnbs, says Tory MP

A Conservative MP says the stamp duty cut announced in the now-legendary mini-Budget at the end of last month should not...

21 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Threat to second homes will damage private rental supply - claim

A prominent supporter of landlords has accused Labour and nationalist politicians of making the supply shortage of private rental properties in...

17 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Accidental damage leaves hefty bill for holiday let landlords

One in nine holidaymakers say they have accidentally caused damage to a holiday home according to new research by Direct Line...

07 October 2022

From: Breaking News

New political party calls for rent controls and no “landlordism”

A new political party called Breakthrough is campaigning for radical reform of the rental sector and housing in general. The party -...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

The Golden Age of Buy To Let is Over

Amateur landlords have fallen out of favour. Buy-to-let properties – once the darling of budding investors looking for stable, long-term returns...

13 August 2022

From: Agent Advice

Council in desperate plea for help from private landlords

A council in a second home and short let hotspot is making a desparate plea to private landlords for help. Torbay Council,...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Anti-second home sentiment builds as building society stops lending

A building society will no longer lend for the purchase of second homes, saying they reduce the stock available for first...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent launches Twitter attack on holiday lets

Generation Rent, which typically attacks all landlords and especially those involved in buy to let, has instead focussed its latest social...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Holiday lets do not impact housing affordability - claim

Holiday lets and second homes in one hotspot in the UK have not, after all, impacted on house prices and affordability,...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb restrictions will hit millions in the UK - claim

Any restrictions on Airbnb and other short lets platforms will hit millions in the UK, according to the people behind new...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Anti-holiday let rules are like a Stalinist regime - claim

A tourism chief has likened new anti-holiday let regulations to those of a Stalinist dictatorship. Ashford Price, secretary of the Welsh Association...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Expert stands up for holiday lets after attacks on second homes

An insurance chief with expertise in the holiday lets sector has stood up for owners who let their properties to holidaymakers...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

How to Level Up your holiday home in 2022

The popularity of staycations is set to continue into 2022, with bookings for UK holiday lets reportedly up 22 per cent compared...

28 May 2022

From: Agent Advice

Labour MP launches ‘First Homes, Not Second Homes’ campaign

A Labour MP in the westcountry appears to be winning support for a campaign he has launched called First Homes, Not...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists want controls on rents, house prices, planning consents

A protest by Welsh nationalists has called for a new Property Act to be passed by the Welsh Parliament, which would...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lenders battle to win growing holiday let landlord market

Yesterday Landlord Today reported that there was now a 15 year record high in the number of buy to let mortgage...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax clampdown on holiday lets will help 'genuine’ agents - claim

A tourism chief has stood up in favour of closing what the government calls a tax loophole for landlords letting out...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Letting a holiday home? Here’s how to make it more sustainable

Harry Roberts, managing director of My Favourite Cottages, outlines how holiday homes can be made more sustainable. Earlier this month, world leaders...

27 November 2021

From: Industry Views

Tips for landlords to maximise holiday let income in 2022

Landlords in or anticipating entering the holiday let market are being offered a series of tips by one of the country’s...

05 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Petition to increase lettings tax nears 45,000-signature target

A petition calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to increase tax on holiday lettings has neared its 45,000-signature target over the weekend. Former...

09 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Cheaper Rents - tenants' protest scheduled for next week

Protesters in a part of the UK with high numbers of holiday lets will stage a demonstration next week demanding cheaper...

09 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Nationalist politicians complain about promoting buy to let

Welsh Nationalist politicians are complaining about a finance company which identified part of Wales as having attractive yields for buy to...

21 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Holiday let landlords advised to ‘invest in luxury’ to bag more tenants

New research shows that holiday let features appear to be the most in demand, based on Google searches.  Prospective renters appear most...

20 July 2021

From: Breaking News

New attack underway on rental and holiday homes

An estate agent in Scotland is warning that a new attack on the rental sector and holiday homes may be underway.  Jennifer...

12 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Council considers 50% tax premium on second homes

A public consultation is underway on proposals for a local authority to increase the council tax premium for second homes -...

17 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Airbnb management service announces coastal expansion

Airbnb management company Houst is expanding its service into a new area. Houst has identified Kent as an area expecting one of...

26 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Closing tax loophole for rentals doesn’t go far enough for some

The closing of a tax loophole which allow some owners of holiday lets to avoid paying council tax does not go...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Police probe homes let by landlords contrary to Covid rules

Police in Devon say they will be cracking down on holiday homes let by landlords in contravention of Coronavirus lockdown rules...

20 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Anger at shock rise in stamp duty on buy to lets and holiday homes

There’s been a howl of disgust from the UK’s major landlord group following the Welsh Government’s shock increase in stamp duty. Landlord...

22 December 2020

From: Breaking News

More criticism of landlords claiming Coronavirus business grants

There’s been renewed media spotlight on landlords who register their holiday lets as businesses, and can thus claim a key grant. The...

01 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Additional home buyers should require planning consent - claim

Buyers of second or holiday homes in Snowdonia National Park should require planning permission to purchase. That’s the view of the park's...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Second homes under attack from locals hit by high house prices

Local people in a part of Wales claim they are being priced out of their communities by investment buyers and second home...

15 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Staycation boost for short-term let landlords

A number of buy-to-let landlords have switched to short-term lets in recent years, as a consequence of skewed policy that favours...

03 August 2020

From: Breaking News

UK holidays: Landlords should have ‘protection in place’ for short lets

Landlords thinking of letting property on a short-term let this summer are being urged to have the right insurance protection in...

17 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Government policy is deterring landlords from providing long-term homes to rent

A growing number of buy-to-let landlords are switching to short-term lets, as a consequence of skewed policy that favours holiday homes...

24 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Growth in the number of short-term lets is bad news for the PRS

The tax and regulatory changes introduced in recent years have led to an increase in the number of landlords exiting the...

31 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords in ‘limbo’ due to a lack of guidance from the Scottish government

Buy-to-let landlords north of the border have come under increasing pressure ahead of the incoming changes to the energy efficiency of...

27 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Need a Bad Credit Buy to Let Mortgage? Learn how we can help

If you’re an existing landlord with bad credit issues looking to remortgage your buy to let property or perhaps buy a...

20 November 2019

From: Sponsored Content

The UK coastal districts with the most holiday rentals unveiled

With the summer holiday season in full swing, UK coastal districts are seeing a boom in staycation bookings. Cornwall was discovered to...

13 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Leek United cuts buy-to-let rates

Leek United has reduced rates on its buy-to-let products by up to 40bps. The lender’s five-year fixed rate buy-to-let product is now...

09 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Petition calls for Sadiq Khan to ban holiday let adverts in London

More than 8,300 Londoners have called on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to ban adverts ‘encouraging’ landlords to abandon long-term tenants for...

03 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Hostmaker defends adverts that encourage short-term lettings

Controversial short-lets managing agents Hostmaker has defended its latest advertising campaign after once again sparking outrage among some industry professionals for...

28 May 2019

From: Breaking News

You could qualify for an inheritance tax exemption on your holiday lettings?

If you have inherited a holiday home or B&B you could save thousands of pounds in inheritance tax, according to Kirwans...

29 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Top 5 tips holiday home landlords should take to ensure a fruitful summer

With the number of Brits enjoying a staycation this summer expected to be almost a quarter (23.8%) higher than in 2016,...

18 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Council insists ‘homes are homes, not hotels’, as it aims to curb short lets

Southwark council in south London is warning local leaseholders to refrain from renting out properties via short term holiday rental sites,...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Holiday homes could earn you six times more income than a buy-to-let

Holiday home landlords who own property in sought-after locations in the UK can earn up to almost six times the average...

19 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords undeterred by stamp duty surcharge

The number of second homes liable to pay stamp duty increased to 62,800 in the final quarter of last year, up...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty surcharge on additional homes – what landlords need to know

The recent increase in stamp duty land tax (“SDLT”) on “additional residential dwellings” represents the latest in a series of measures...

16 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let targeted as Scotland slaps extra 3% duty on 'additional homes'

Scottish finance minister John Swinney is to introduce a 3% surcharge on the full purchase price of all ‘additional properties –...

18 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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