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KEYWORD "Holiday Lets" - 100 RESULTS
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

Tax Clampdown on Short Lets Will Not Change, claims government

The government is ruling out any U-turn on the tax changes regarding furnished holiday lettings - despite substantial complaints from Tory...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring into action and sell your BTL portfolio fast

There wasn’t much by way of good news in the Spring Budget for landlords and property investors last month. Although some rumours...

18 April 2024

From: Sponsored Content

More buy to let mortgage rate changes from lenders

There have been more changes to buy to let mortgage ranges from lenders. Coming into effect today, The Mortgage Works will be...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Is the Furnished Holiday Let sector dead post-Budget?

The tax reliefs enjoyed by landlords running Furnished Holiday Lets (FHL) were cut by the Chancellor this month. Some say the...

23 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Jeremy Hunt has “rendered hundreds of businesses unviable - overnight”

The Chancellor has rendered hundreds of lettings businesses unviable overnight as a result of his Budget tax clampdown. That’s the view of...

18 March 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

Landlords ‘should only get lower tax if they sell with sitting tenants’

An activist group is demanding that the lower Capital Gains Tax should apply only to landlords who sell with sitting tenants. In...

08 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

Did Generation Rent see a different Budget to the rest of us?

In what may appear a surprise to almost everyone, the Generation Rent activist group has described yesterday’s Budget as a “giveaway...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Lacklustre Budget slammed by landlord body

The National Residential Landlords Association has slammed yesterday’s lacklustre Budget as a missed opportunity. Yesterday’s announcements - like to be the last...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA and Generation Rent argue over tax ahead of Budget

In a final call on the Chancellor to help the private rental sector in today’s Budget, the National Residential Landlords Association...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Grab from landlords closely resembles Generation Rent advice

A controversial proposal for a £300m tax grab on landlords appears to closely follow a policy suggestion put forward by activists...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA accused of putting landlord profits before society’s interests

A leader of the Renters Reform Coalition activist lobby has made a specific targeted attack on the motives and honesty of...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Raid planned on landlords in Budget - report

The Budget on Wednesday will contain a £300m tax raid on the private rental sector according to a report this morning...

03 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgage fixed rates fall as product choice rises

The buy to let mortgage sector has seen fixed rates fall to their lowest point since September 2022, according to analysis...

27 February 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

Easing tax on landlords would end Airbnb ‘problem’ says NRLA boss

Reversing the tax penalties imposed on buy to let landlords in recent years would reduce the impact of short lets on...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour MP slams Airbnb clampdown as “not going nearly far enough”

A Labour MP who has campaigned for some years against short let landlords says proposals to crack down on the sector...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Tory council chief backs Gove’s clampdown on short let landlords

The Conservative leader of a council which claims it has had problems with Airbnbs and short lets has given wholehearted backing...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Councillors crush landlord family bid to become profitable

A bid to make three Northumberland holiday cottages available as permanent private residences has been rejected by planners. At a time when...

16 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

Mortgage lender launches new range to target more landlords

A range of specialist buy to let mortgage products covering multi-occupancy properties, mixed-use or part-commercial properties, and expat investors, has been...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mandatory Short Lets registration scheme introduced in part of UK

A mandatory short lets registration and licensing scheme is to be introduced in part of the UK, described as a system...

10 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

Tory MPs lobby government demanding Airbnb crackdown

A group of Conservative MPs has organised a lobby of the government to demand a clampdown on Airbnbs and other short...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax and Landlords - the issue that won’t go away

I recently attended the NRLA’s annual conference in Birmingham and a theme that still dominates discussion in the industry is the...

02 December 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Big Changes This Month for Holiday Lets

The short-term holiday letting industry has significantly expanded in recent years, but this could all change with the introduction of a...

02 December 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Council Tax 300% Hike - “huge numbers” of holiday lets sell up

“Huge numbers” of small family-run holiday lettings businesses in Wales are selling up because of new restrictions and large tax hikes. New...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

For those looking to take the leap into holiday letting, finding the right property is not only the first step, but...

21 October 2023

From: Agent Advice

How to Achieve Low Season Holiday Let Bookings This year, with families across the UK facing a squeeze to their budgets, we’ve...

14 October 2023

From: Agent Advice

Nationalise private rental homes, demands new manifesto

A collection of pressure groups, fronted by Generation Rent, wants all private rental homes going on sale to be offered first...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Council may be considering tax on Airbnb guests

Another council may be considering a tax on guests staying at Airbnb or other short let properties. North Norfolk council, which covers...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Anti-landlord policy will slash house values by 5% admits council

A local authority is reported to have said that a controversial new policy will reduce house values by five per cent. Gwynedd...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Consultation starts on ban for HMOs to become Airbnbs

A six week consultation is now underway as a council bids to stop HMOs being used as Airbnb or other short...

12 September 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

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

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

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

What Regulation is in Store for Holiday Lets in England? 

Recent years have seen a surge in the holiday lettings sector with the popularity of digital platforms like Air BnB.  It...

08 July 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Tax Shock - property firm wants landlords to pay even more

A long-standing and respected property firm has slammed the government for presiding over the “mess” of taxes applied to holiday lets...

07 July 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

Short Lets prices rocket as London attracts world’s tennis tourists

The price of holiday lets in South West London have skyrocketed by 30 per cent due to surging demand from visitors...

12 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

Investment Show “a beacon of support for landlords”

The National Landlord Investment Show’s summer spectacular takes place in London on July 4. A statement from the organisers says: “With the...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory MP wants “locals first” policy against short lets

A Tory MP representing a popular tourist area has attacked the proliferation of short lets, and wants a “locals first” policy...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Pilot study into Airbnb and second homes effect on communities

An area has been identified for a two-year study of the impact which second homes, Airbnbs, other holiday lets and empty...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Clampdown - Labour MP steps up campaign against short lets

A Labour MP who wants a licensing system to be introduced for Airbnb-style short lets and holiday accommodation is holding a...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Activists want tougher Labour-style clampdown on Airbnb landlords

The Generation Rent activist group says the government’s proposed clampdown on short let landlords does not go far enough. At the end...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Holiday lets sector strong despite threat of regulation - claim

A UK holiday lets firm insists the sector is in good health despite the return of foreign vacations and the end...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

How to make holiday lets sustainable - expert issues advice

Ahead of World Earth Day next week an expert has listed advice tips for holiday let owners to make their homes...

14 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Holiday lets chief urges landlords to become dog-friendly

The managing director of a major holiday lets firm is urging landlords to make their properties dog friendly if they want...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax Change Delayed as government drags its feet over Bill

The plans of many local authorities to double the council tax levels for second homes and some empty properties from April...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove pledges law changes to restrict Airbnb growth

Housing Secretary Michael Gove says he’s going to make changes to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill currently going through Parliament...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Growing fears of more tax and red tape for holiday lets

A quarter of holiday let owners are very worried about the potential of new regulations or fees being enforced following the...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Council to spend £1m gathering information about HMOs

A council is to spend £1m “to gather information about the conditions of specific groups of privately rented properties and proactively...

01 March 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

Triple Whammy Tax Attack on landlords proposed for Budget

A controversial new report demands that the government uses next month’s Budget to sharply increase tax burdens for landlords. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s...

24 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Licensing should be in “priority areas only” say agents

Licensing for Airbnbs and similar short lets should be targeted in priority areas only and not the subject of blanket rules. That’s...

21 February 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Tax shock for holiday let owners when rates change kicks in

The Valuation Office Agency has issued a reminder that changes to eligibility rules for self-catering properties will come into effect from...

13 February 2023

From: Breaking News

UK’s landlord hotspots revealed by lettings agency chief

A new rental market analysis has revealed where in the UK has the highest proportion of private landlords.  Benham and Reeves analysed...

10 February 2023

From: Breaking News

MPs demand stronger anti-eviction policies and holiday lets clampdown

The government’s proposed tenancy reforms - including the banning of section 21 evictions - could be undermined by delays in the...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Big increase in mortgage choice for holiday let landlords

There are now 173 more mortgage options on the market for holiday let landlords than there were just three months ago,...

26 January 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

Consultation opens on holiday let changes

The Welsh Government has opened a three month consultation on changes in regulations for holiday let landlords. The Welsh Government - a...

22 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

Generation Rent backs Labour bid to regulate Airbnb and Co

Activist group Generation Rent says it’s not convinced about government proposals to increase regulation of holiday lets and short lets -...

07 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

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

MPs slam landlords and second homes as they urge stamp duty rethink

MPs from Opposition parties in the House of Commons have attacked the government’s recent stamp duty change - and taken the...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Sector takes centre stage in revamped redress service

A landlord representative is to be a member of a new advisory panel which has been set up by the Property...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Regulating Airbnb - MP claims cross-party backing for clampdown

Labour MP Rachael Maskell says she has won the support of 10 other members of parliament from across the political divide...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis pushing more to consider holiday lets

Large numbers of Britons are considering becoming holiday let landlords to earn extra income from the continued popularity of UK staycations,...

20 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

Council tells landlords how to run “considerate AirBnbs and holiday lets”

A council has launched a best practice charter for operating “considerate holiday lets” in partnership with a property industry trade body. The...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Bigger mortgage choice for landlords opting for holiday lets

Figures from an authoritative mortgage industry source suggest many more buy to let landlords are diversifying into the holiday let sector. According...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

In the money! Holiday Lets winners announced by vacation group

The winners have been revealed in a nationwide search for the UK and Ireland’s best holiday lets. The awards, which were organised...

23 September 2022

From: Breaking News

League table of high-yielding holiday let locations revealed

A new analysis by a lending company has revealed the average rent secured on a holiday let in 21 areas of...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords evicting long term tenants to switch to AirBnb, says council

A council claims that a substantial number of private landlords in its area have evicted long term tenants to make space...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Delay in council tax premiums imposed on second homes

One of the country’s second home and holiday let hotspots has been told it will be unable to levy extra council...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour war on holiday lets - UK-wide licensing scheme proposed

Labour wants to bring in a UK-wide licensing system for holiday lets to preserve the “spirit” of costal and rural communities. The...

20 July 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

Media backing for buying private homes and letting them via councils

A national newspaper has backed a scheme by a council to purchase private properties and them let them out to lower...

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

Next PM must reset attitude to private rental sector - call

The next Prime Minister must address the supply crisis in the private rented sector if homeownership ambitions are to become a...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax Threat to Holiday Lets - three investigations under way

Three projects are underway investigating how a tourist tax, including a levy on holiday let renters, could apply in Wales. The three...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Tory MP backs tighter rules on Airbnbs and other short lets

A Conservative MP who has already suggested a 25 mile limit around some rental properties to reserve them for people with...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords invited to join redress scheme governing body

Landlords are being invited to join the advisory council of the country’s largest lettings redress scheme. The Property Redress Scheme covers more...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Government clampdown on Airbnbs, holiday lets and second homes

Councils will be able to control numbers of second homes and holiday lets under new plans unveiled by the Welsh Government. There...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Government has itself to blame for AirBnb bonanza - claim

The government only has itself to blame for the explosion in AirBnb and other short lets properties. That’s the view of the...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Government wants national register of short term lets

A review into the effect of short-term lets has been launched by the government.  The government says future policies could involve physical...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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