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Labour’s Renters Rights Bill - the government explains

The government has released more information on its new Renters Rights Bill, which is expected to be launched into Parliament in...

20 July 2024

From: Rental Reform

Risks and Opportunities at Auction - legal firm’s guidance

Increasing numbers of savvy buyers are snapping up property at auction but it’s important people should do their homework first or...

20 July 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Should Landlords Go DIY or Instruct A Letting Agent?

Anyone involved in the world of renting, whether landlords, letting agents, or tenants, knows how crucial it is to have a...

29 June 2024

From: Lettings PropTech

Labour Capital Gains Tax Threat - a lawyer’s advice

The Labour manifesto has made no mention of Capital Gains Tax, and while Sir Kier Starmer has ruled out many mainstream...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Five Ways to Boost Holiday Let Profitability in Peak Season

The days of simply listing your property on Airbnb and waiting for the bookings to roll-in are sadly over. With the...

08 June 2024

From: The Big Issues

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

Golden Visa in Spain – Discussions with a Lawyer  

Sean Woolley, managing director of Cloud Nine Spain sought clarification on the situation with the Golden Visa scheme in Spain from...

25 May 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Council-funded lettings body tries to seduce landlords with rent guarantees

An agency that works with over 170 councils is promising rent guarantees and insurance cover to landlords who volunteer their properties...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Pets and Rental Reform - A Growing Worry for Landlords

As landlords across England brace themselves for the implementation of the Renters Reform Bill, a lettings agency chain - Leaders Romans...

11 May 2024

From: Agent Advice

Clampdown on Airbnbs may be dropped due to council delays

It looks as if a prominent local authority in Scotland is going to temporarily scrap the country’s tight rules on who...

10 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

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

From: Breaking News

High Profile Lettings Agent hosting seminar for landlords

Top tips will be provided for landlords in the private rental market in a seminar next month organised by high profile...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Former Leader of the Conservative Party to appear at UK Landlord Show...

National Landlord Investment Show has announced that the former Leader of the Conservative Party, the Rt Hon Sir Iain Duncan Smith,...

16 April 2024

From: Sponsored Content

A look into 2024 so far: 3 key insights for landlords

Twenty twenty-four is a pivotal year for landlords in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). It is still the Government’s aim that...

16 April 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Yet another council pleads with private landlords to bail it out

Another council is looking for landlords with rental properties to match them with prospective tenants who are ready to move in....

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Hidden Battery Fire Risk in the Private Rental Sector

Following a spate of fires in rental properties a home insurance expert is warning people of the hidden fire threat of...

13 April 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

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

Free training for landlords with cooperation of the NRLA

Landlords can benefit from a wealth of free training, courtesy of a north of England council. Cumberland council is providing the training...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New Tax Year - the Winners and Losers

It’s all change at the start of the new tax year, and with so many tweaks to so many rules, it’s...

23 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Council Tax Rebates for renters - think tank’s suggestion

A think tank is urging the UK government to consider tax perks for private renters to help them save faster for...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Camera ban - new concerns over landlords’ insurance

Insurance experts claim there are new issues facing short-let landlords following Airbnb's worldwide ban on the use of security cameras inside...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

House Price Boost could just be momentum … or it could be better news

The latest index, from the Halifax, shows house prices rose 0.4 per cent in February – the fifth consecutive monthly increase....

09 March 2024

From: The Big Issues

Capital Gains Tax change revealed in Budget

The Chancellor has used his Budget to confirm a 2p cut in National Insurance, from April 6. This will take it...

06 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

Tens of thousands of new homes built on flood plains - claim

New analysis by insurance giant Aviva reveals that one in every 13 new homes built in England in the last decade...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Council offers free “fundamental training” for private landlords

A council says it’s offering “fundamental training” to private landlords via an online day-long course on March 8. The training covers pre-tenancy...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

The Sneaky Seven - more expert tax info for landlords

Painful tax traps have been set for millions of people this year. Your pay may not even have kept pace with...

27 January 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Insurer talks up personal guarantee demands expected by lenders

An insurance firm claims landlords shopping for a new mortgage deal may be expected by lenders to prepare personal guarantees. Purbeck claims...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords Suffer Huge Numbers of Tenancy Breaches

Direct Line is highlighting the importance of residential landlords having their properties inspected regularly, with research revealing 83 per cent of...

13 January 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Airbnb gives its landlords tax tips to satisfy HMRC

Airbnb has taken further steps to get in the good books of HMRC by issuing a guide on tax for its...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Section 21: Rental sector supplier hits back at Citizens Advice claims

A rental sector insurance firm has hit back at claims made about Section 21 by the charity Citizens Advice. A spokesperson for...

11 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

Tax and Energy Efficiency tips dominate agent’s advice to landlords

Online rental platform Lettingaproperty is telling landlords to take a strategic approach to property management in 2024, to help tnavigate legislative...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Pet-friendly law change for renters is “good news” insists lettings boss

The head of a major industry service supplier insists the Renters Reform Bill provision making it easier for tenants to keep...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Former Tory housing minister lets rip at ‘predatory freeholders’

Former housing minister Rachel Maclean - the victim of a shock sacking by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last month - has...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Preventing Frozen and Burst Pipes this Winter

Pipes aren’t normally the first thing that spring to mind when we think of wrapping up for winter, but with an...

16 December 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Tax - Eight Reasons You Could Pay More in 2024

After the Autumn Statement unveiled a major tax cut for January, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ll pay less tax in...

09 December 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Shamplina endorses new anti-fraud PropTech tool

Landlord Action supremo Paul Shamplina has endorsed a new PropTech tool aimed at stopping landlords falling victim to fraud. Title Guardian claims...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax Bombshell: triple stamp duty surcharge, urges think tank

The government should tax property ‘hoarders’ cashing in on the UK housing market says a left-leaning think tank. A report by the New Economics...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks - What Does Court Reform Actually Look Like?

As we all now know, the Government has acknowledged that the ban on Section 21 eviction notices cannot not come into...

18 November 2023

From: Rental Reform

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

Government pledge to reduce leaseholder insurance premiums

The government has agreed a pledge with five insurance brokers which could mean thousands of leaseholders in buildings with identified fire...

08 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

Insurance initiative claims to address growing incorporation risk

A new personal guarantee insurance protection service has been launched for professional landlords - triggered by a surge  in incorporation. Purbeck Personal...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Many renters hoping for inheritance to help them buy

A new study by a price comparison platform suggests that many younger Britons are waiting to inherit before buying a home. In...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Feeble yields make buy to let increasingly difficult

New research from lettings agency Benham and Reeves has shown that while net rental yields have increased over the last year,...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning over personal guarantees for buy to let mortgages

An insurance firm is warning landlords about the risks of personal guarantees as a condition of buy to let mortgages. Purbeck Personal...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks: Government must safeguard the PRS

The government must safeguard the private rented sector and the only way to do that is to lend its support to...

23 September 2023

From: Rental Reform

Sunak told: Stop scapegoating landlords and show some respect

The top table of the National Residential Landlords Association has met with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s team at Downing Street. In addition...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Insurer warns climate change may slash property values

Landlords looking to optimise capital appreciation on their properties may be alarmed at a siren warning from an insurance company. One Sure...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Are Social Housing Landlords failing tenants over dangerous concrete?

Housing associations are urged to urgently check building specifications for the use of Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete or RAAC. RAAC is the...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

New insurance product targets landlords letting to students

Insurance broker Gallagher is launching a policy for student accommodation providers with insurance cover against damage to their properties. Traditional landlord insurance...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Regulation - Last-ditch bid to stop “laughing stock” rules

Trade bodies and short let landlords have made a last-ditch appeal to politicians to stop new rules which could see the...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Would you allow childminding in your rental property?

The National Residential Landlords Association is meeting with the Department of Education to consider how, if at all, private landlords can...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Tips for Renters - are you advising your tenants this way?

A loans company, Moneyboat, has issued a series of tips for renters before and during their tenancies.  It claims that by avoiding...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC’s Self Assessment tax warning to landlords

HMRC has prepared a guide to landlords’ and other property professionals’ self-assessment.  Here’s the guide in its entirety. - The year is flying by...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords Beware - agent still trading after compensation failure

Hawks Properties Limited has been expelled from The Property Ombudsman scheme for failing to honour a compensation award. The agency - with...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove urged to act at last over abandoned tenancies

Housing Secretary Michael Gove is being lobbied to take urgent action over the growing problem of abandoned tenancies. Propertymark chief executive Nathan...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Younger tenants very unlikely to have contents insurance - claim

Fewer than a third of tenants and other residents under the age of 30 have cover for their contents, it’s been...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Second fine in 12 months for landlord not providing paperwork

Sheffield council has prosecuted a rogue landlord for a second time after he was failing to provide appropriate documentation to a...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Madness continues! Rents hit yet ANOTHER record high

A prominent lettings industry figure has summed up the continuing rental market frenzy in three words - “the madness continues.” Andy Halstead, HomeLet &...

07 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

Pets In Lets - can inventories reduce the risk to landlords?

The increasing likelihood that the private rental sector will be obliged to allow more pets into lets simply demonstrates the need...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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

The priority for the majority of landlords is rental income that is paid on time, but there is also the priority...

15 July 2023

From: Agent Advice

Beat the base rate shock

If you are a landlord looking for the silver lining in a dark cloud, June’s interest rate decision will have certainly...

13 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Shamplina Speaks - Can I Still Afford To Be A Landlord?

A year ago, many landlords’ primary concern was what would be included in the Government’s long-awaited Renters (Reform) Bill. Today, with...

08 July 2023

From: The Big Issues

Top Ten Tips for landlords to avoid making insurance claims

Having insurance is a sensible way to protect yourself as a landlord against the financial cost of damage or liability claims....

01 July 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Watch Out! Landlords warned of summer subsidence threat

Landlord insurance provider Simply Business claims that new research shows subsidence claims doubling last year and hitting their peak in August...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Cat-ch 22 - more pets in lets will mean higher rents

Three-quarters of landlords want to raise rents in the face of the new Renter’s Reform Bill - mostly because of pets. When...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Paws For Thought - dog-friendly rental locations revealed

An insurance firm has identified locations which, according to current portal listings, have the highest proportion of dog-friendly rental properties. The league...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords will have six weeks to consider pet requests

Detailed analyses of the Renters Reform Bill has thrown up more information about how the provision promoting pets will be operated. If...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Bail Out! Council’s desperate plea for help from private landlords

A council is apply to private landlords to help it solve its housing crisis. Peterborough council says it’s looking for family sized...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenants neglecting to get insurance - claim

Some 53 per cent of all renters have a contents insurance policy, says GoCompare. The firm claims tenants are neglecting to take...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks - A step in the right direction, but it isn’t enough

Recently the government once again committed to banning 'no-fault' evictions, with the new government housing minister Rachel Maclean promising the ban on...

15 April 2023

From: Rental Reform

Top Tips for Reducing your Landlord Costs

The cost of living crisis has forced many landlords to reassess their property holdings, and some are even selling off.  This has...

15 April 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Optimise Your Tax Position Ahead of April 6

Over two million more people are likely to be higher rate taxpayers by 2028 – thanks to the freezing of the...

01 April 2023

From: Tax & Finance

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

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

Landlord rental portfolio expenses revealed

Analysis by professional cash buyer and portfolio landlord, LandlordBuyer (part of Open Property Group), has revealed what costs make up most...

07 March 2023

From: Sponsored Content

How You Could Save Thousands on Energy Bills

As energy prices and the cost of living continue to rise, property owners are searching for ways to reduce their energy...

18 February 2023

From: The Big Issues

Tax and Compulsory Purchase threats to private landlords - new report

Private rental property should be “acquired” and used for social housing according to a think tank. And it says tax penalties, laws...

16 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Crowdfund property platform targets ‘new generation’ of investors

A new crowdfunding platform says it’s opening up property investing to “a whole new generation.” Allbricks claims it’s disrupting “the antiquated mortgage...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Security Measures Every Landlord Should Put In Place

In 2020 to 2021, the private rented sector in the UK accounted for 4.4m households, housing over 11m people with an...

04 February 2023

From: Agent Advice

Tax Self Assessment - the mistakes landlords make…

It’s the time of year when everyone is rushing to meet the self-assessment deadlines. Unfortunately, experience shows that there will be...

28 January 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Home Warranties - what are they and are they worth the cost?

Repairs are a normal part of owning a home, and the costs can add up quickly.  Home warranties can help homeowners budget...

28 January 2023

From: Lettings PropTech

Buy To Let hotspots revealed by landlord insurer

London continues to dominate the list of the most attractive cities for buy to let investment for the second year running. Data...

27 January 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC Deadline - Offset licensing against tax, landlords reminded

The consumer service Which? Has taken the unusual approach of setting out a 12 point guide to landlords about how to...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Victory - rent rises allowed after politicians’ U-turn

Ruling politicians in Scotland have agreed that from April private rents can rise by 3.0 per cent in a 12 month period...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Biggest Profits - letting out individual rooms or whole houses?

A new study by insurance firm CIA Landlords has analysed rental prices of properties across the UK to discover possible revenue...

06 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Could Starmer’s local devolution mean rent controls?

Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer has set out a radical programme of devolution to local authorities at city and county level...

06 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Costs eating into rental profits - landlord's shock figures

A property company owns over 140 rental units and has analysed its costs, and shared them with Landlord Today. The units owned...

22 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

Surprise link between landlords and charity opposing Section 21

They have taken differing views on Section 21 powers but now the National Residential Landlords Association and homelessness charity Crisis have...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Are letting agents discrediting the zero deposit insurance concept?

Many landlords have welcomed the zero deposit insurance concept - but is this being damaged by the pressure-selling techniques of some...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks - rental sector facing biggest challenges in 30 years

I think 2022 can be summarised as ‘unsettling’ to say the least. With three prime ministers in less than six months,...

03 December 2022

From: Rental Reform

Understanding Buy To Let finances – tips for new landlords

Although the property and mortgage markets have been in a state of flux for the past few months, with rising interest...

03 December 2022

From: Tax & Finance

HMRC trousers huge rise in tax revenue - latest figures

New data just released by HM Revenue & Customs shows income tax, national insurance and capital gains tax receipts for April...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

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