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Airbnb reveals income and demographics of landlord hosts

Airbnb has released new figures showing that the typical host landlord makes a modest £5,500 a year by sharing their space...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent wants rent controls to be election issue

Generation Rent has yet again come out for rent control over the private sector - and wants it to be an...

22 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

Shelter campaigns chief to be paid over £100,000

Campaigning charity Shelter - which has frequently been critical of landlords and their alleged treatment of poorer tenants - is advertising...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Is a change of government Starmergeddon for Britain’s landlords? 

I’m not especially political and certainly carry no candle for one flavour or another. I might argue that they’re all pretty...

10 February 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Rental sector blighted by longer contractor repair delays - Fixflo

The UK’s private rental sector grapples with a surge in waiting times for contractor appointments, according to industry supplier Fixflo.  A new...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Control Mayor dismissed as “well meaning but naive”

Rents across the UK continue to retreat from their 2023 highs, falling by 2.9 per cent over the last three months,...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates - new doubt that the Bank of England will cut

The yo-yo economic news is now casting doubt on whether the Bank of England will cut base rate as quickly as...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Council wants private landlords as part of “real decisive action”

A Labour-controlled council is inviting private rental sector representatives to a round-table event which it pledges will not be a talking...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent lifts lid on what high-end tenants expect…and what they get

According to a London property management company, the profile of renters in prime London is varying hugely.  Glenfield Property Management says that...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord exodus prompts council to spend millions buying homes

A council is to spend £10m to buy homes on the open market to house local people - some at risk...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter’s Renters Reform Bill petition nears target threshold

Campaigning charity Shelter is nearing a controversial signature threshold in its petition about the Renters Reform Bill. It now has over 123,000 of...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Clampdown on Airbnb is diversion to hide government failures - claim

A trade body representing short lets operators has slammed government housing failures. The Short Term Accommodation Association says it’s analysed local authority...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

A Remarkable Story of A Leaseholder Seeking Justice

Lost in the noise of the King’s Speech, the general pledge to reform the leasehold system, and the subsequent political turmoil...

18 November 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Interest Rates set to stay high despite today’s good news on inflation

Inflation for the year to October has fallen to 4.6 per cent. That’s a big fall from 6.7 per cent in September...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter complains about Housing Minister revolving door

Shelter and other campaigning organisations have spoken out in dismay at the latest ‘housing minister revolving door’. Yesterday Rachel Maclean was sacked...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Council declares Housing Emergency ‘with private rents partly to blame’

A major council has declared a Housing Emergency for its city, attributing part of the problem to rising private rents. A statement...

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

Abusive landlord prosecuted for obstructing council officers

An unnamed landlord with a large portfolio of homes has been prosecuted by Portsmouth council for obstructing officers in carrying out...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Louis Musgrove - Group Managing Director at Southernbrook Lettings

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Louis Musgrove – Group Managing Director   What is Southernbrook Lettings and...

12 October 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Ashley Day - Director of Bristol Property Centre

Who are you, and what does it say on your business card? I'm Ashley Day, the Director of Bristol Property Centre.   What is...

09 October 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Discounts Grow for Landlords Expanding Portfolios - Zoopla

The housing market remains a buyers’ market, with 80 per cent more homes for sale than in September 2021 according to...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting agents claim to be undervalued and underpaid

Over half of letting agents say they are uncertain as to whether they want to remain in their jobs for the...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Levelling Up minister stands down from Gove’s team

Conservative MP Dehenna Davison has resigned as a minister in Michael Gove’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Writing to the...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - it’s Angela Rayner v Michael Gove

Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner has been given the job of Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Decorating Tips For Renters With Limited Scope for Changes

If you live in a rented home, you’ll know the struggles of wanting to make your home feel like your own...

02 September 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Activists use Shelter campaign to renew Section 21 call

Generation Rent says Shelter has it right when it complains about evictions in the private rental sector. Earlier this week Shelter claimed...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter claims many renters are ‘one cheque from homelessness’

Campaigning charity Shelter claims that half the working private renters in England have too little saved to pay rent for more...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Higher Taxes for Second Homes - landlords urged to have a say

There are only a few days left for landlords to have input to a government consultation on council tax hikes for...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Massive student rental accommodation shortfall this autumn

Authoritative new research suggests that there’s been a 91,000 rise in student numbers to 2.3m - yet in major student cities...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Homes Overheating - latest alarm over rental property conditions

Over a third of homes in England are at high risk of overheating as summer temperatures of 40oC and above apparently...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Crunch Day for Two Million Buy To Let Mortgages

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee meets again today with strong expectations that they will agree their 14th successive base...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

New housing minister likely as reshuffle rumours gather pace

It may be all change - again - at the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities if the government’s poor...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters face grim retirement according to pension survey

One in three Britons could be facing poverty in retirement according to Scottish Widows - with renters amongst the most vulnerable. The...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Sign the petition for a National Tenants Register

A property law specialist wants a national register of tenants to allow landlords to check their history before rental agreements are...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgages - Let’s Keep Things In Perspective

There is currently a lot of discussion about the mortgage crisis, its impact on borrowers and landlords – and calls for...

24 June 2023

From: Tax & Finance

It's not just Boris Johnson - renters accused of lying on applications

A comparison website has compiled a list of what it claims to be the most common lies on tenancy applications -...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

New leader takes over at Generation Rent today

The new director of Generation Rent, Ben Twomey, takes over from Baroness Alicia Kennedy this morning. A statement announcing his appointment earlier...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer coaches letting agents on retaining landlords

TV property guru Phil Spencer has offered a series of tips to letting agents on how to retain landlord clients, especially...

09 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

Section 24 petition falls far short of signature target

The Section 24 parliamentary petition, seeking to persuade MPs to reinstate mortgage interest tax relief for landlords, has fallen far short...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Quarter of tenants struggling to pay rent - claim

A survey of 2,000 tenants in England and Wales shows that some 23 per cent claim to be struggling to pay...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords - will you pay to help overturn a rent freeze?

Landlords are being encouraged to contribute to a crowdfunding campaign to take legal action regarding rent caps and eviction bans. It follows...

06 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Section 24 tax petition struggles for support with month to go

The Section 24 parliamentary petition, seeking to persuade MPs to reinstate mortgage interest tax relief for landlords, is still struggling for...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

High rents force tenants to put life on hold, says online chief

The head of online room-matching service SpareRoom says tenants are putting their lives on hold because rents are so high. Matt Hutchinson,...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax Saving Tips to Consider before Tax-Year End

With less than one month left until the end of the tax year, many experienced investors will have completed their tax...

11 March 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Fishermen blame landlords for pricing locals out of homes and jobs

A fishing organisation is blaming landlords for contributing to a housing crisis which, they say, means locals cannot live in coastal...

27 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

Why 2023 Might be the Right Time to Invest in Buy To Let

Every year, those thinking about investing in property for the first time and even current landlords ask themselves whether it’s the...

11 February 2023

From: Agent Advice

New Generation Rent boss to be chosen this month

Interviews for the post of director of Generation Rent are scheduled to be held this month. The most recent holder of the...

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory MP speaks up for landlords and urges tax reform

A Conservative MP is calling on the government to help landlords boost rental supply by reforming taxation. Andrew Lewer, Conservative MP for...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Private renting vital to economic and social fabric of UK - report

The private rented sector has an important economic and social role to play across the country, according to a new report...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax Relief Petition passes new milestone but still needs support

The government may already have dismissed it, but the petition wanting landlords to be able to offset mortgage interest against tax...

26 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Council slammed for “severe maladministration” over damp and mould

The Housing Ombudsman - a service which deals with social housing - says it’s found severe maladministration in how Leeds council...

26 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Increase stamp duty for landlords says prominent Tory MP

A top Tory who is chair of the Conservative backbench Treasury Committee and a member of the Treasury Select Committee says...

25 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

Tax Self-Assessment: Top Tips for a Last-Minute Return

Landlords making self-assessment tax returns may already be starting to sweat - the deadline is midnight on January 31. Overall - landlords...

21 January 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Mortgage Tax Relief - Government dismisses landlord's petition

A petition signed by well over 28,000 and calling for the reversal of tax measures introduced to penalise landlords has been...

19 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent seeks new director within three weeks

The Generation Rent campaign group is advertising for a new director - the role held in recent years by Alicia Kennedy,...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

New Year’s Resolutions for Landlords and Tenants

The relationship between landlord and tenant is not purely a business one, or at least it shouldn’t be. The landlord is...

14 January 2023

From: The Big Issues

Labour’s Shadow Chancellor backs selective licensing for landlords

The local media in Yorkshire says Labour’s Rachel Reeves - the Shadow Chancellor - is campaigning for the introduction of a...

12 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Private Renting is No Longer for Just the Young

There are many misconceptions about the private rented sector, but a common one I hear is that it is the tenure...

07 January 2023

From: The Big Issues

Predictions for 2023 - What’s Coming Up

Renters’ Reform Bill The Renters’ Reform Bill will dominate the PRS policy agenda in 2023. Signs are encouraging that DLUHC is considering...

07 January 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Rental Reform is NOT one of Sunak’s five key priorities

The long-awaited Renters Reform Bill did not even warrant a mention in a key speech yesterday by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak...

05 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax Call To Action - more landlord signatures needed for petition

The petition to secure government action over the Section 24 tax issue affecting landlords has passed the 16,500 benchmark but has...

04 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Stop The Tax Grab - Landlord’s petition to reverse law change

Landlords are being encouraged to sign a petition calling on the government to reverse the section 28 tax change which had...

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

Most landlords in the dark about future EPC changes

A new survey shows that while some 78 per cent of landlords have now heard about government proposals around EPC ratings,...

12 December 2022

From: Breaking News

A Hidden Crime - how to spot financial abuse

When life is impossibly expensive, it’s not a surprise to see a rise in financial abuse. And to make matters worse,...

10 December 2022

From: Tax & Finance

House Prices Tumbling - two indices in two days show big falls

Two respected price indices have shown capital values tumbling in the housing market.  This morning’s RICS residential survey shows overall activity continuing...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

New Zero-Carbon rental homes will be factory-made

A joint venture has been announced to deliver 1,000 sustainable zero-carbon homes - and they will be factory-made. Legal & General Modular...

07 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

Huge public funding for extended home insulation programme

The government has announced plans for a £1 billion scheme - called ECO+ - which will see hundreds of thousands of...

29 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing Benefit Bombshell - will freeze lead to soaring arrears?

The freezing of Housing Benefit at 2020 levels, announced in the small print accompanying the Autumn Statement yesterday, risks leading to...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords hit by Capital Gains Tax and Stamp Duty changes

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered his long-awaited Autumn Statement - the fiscal event which he says will lead to “all of...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation blow as landlords’ house values dip again

The latest monthly index from the Halifax shows average house prices falling 0.4 per cent in October, following the 0.1 per...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks - Why do people say ‘landlord’ isn’t a real job?!

In today’s world, where people can make money from something as simple as posting a photo of themselves wearing a new...

05 November 2022

From: The Big Issues

Gove hints at rental sector help, reinstates huge housebuilding target

The Autumn Statement on November 17 may contain financial measures to help private renters, the Housing Secretary has hinted. “We know people in...

31 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Lettings think-tank slams government over rental reform proposals

A team of experts has released a report that responds to government reform plans - and it insists that if Section...

29 September 2022

From: Breaking News

War! Landlords accuse Labour of creating charter for rent dodgers

Labour’s radical proposals for the private rental sector - including reducing landlords’ powers to demand arrears - have produced a dramatic...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour criticises Budget for not including rent freeze

The mini-Budget was always billed as a tax-cutting, growth-generating affair - and so it proved - but Labour has criticised it...

26 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord Update - the government's Plan For Growth

The new Chancellor of the Exchequer spoke for only 25 minutes but effectively turned the recent history of British tax policy...

24 September 2022

From: Tax & Finance

Stamp Duty Cuts take effect immediately

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has announced that stamp duty will be cut.  In future there will be no stamp duty on the first £250,000...

23 September 2022

From: Breaking News

UK’s biggest-ever Selective Licensing scheme needs 130 people to run it

Birmingham council has been granted permission by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to introduce a massive Selective Licensing...

21 September 2022

From: Breaking News

MP behind Rental Reform proposals resigns from government

The minister who was behind the controversial Renters Reform Bill and the accompanying White Paper has this morning resigned from the...

08 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

Labour council claims selective licensing ‘makes rental homes decent’

Oxford’s private rented sector faces its biggest shake up in over a decade with the start of a new licensing scheme...

05 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Top Tory demands two-year rent freeze with re-letting restrictions

A senior Conservative has made a surprise plea for a two year rent freeze in the private rental sector with no...

02 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Bureaucrats not ready yet for rental reform, insists landlord boss

The National Residential Landlords Association has made a blistering attack on a “big bureaucratic and unaccountable beast” at the heart of...

31 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Can You Be A Socially-Conscious Landlord? 

There is a perfect storm brewing for landlords and tenants in the UK.  Sky-rocketing energy bills, food prices and increasing rent paints...

27 August 2022

From: The Big Issues

Selling up this autumn? It won’t be a quick job…

It’s taking longer and longer for property sales to move from the acceptance of an offer to an exchange of contracts...

23 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants increasingly worried about arrears or homelessness - claim

A new survey suggests large numbers of tenants are worried about the risk of falling behind with the rent or even...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent job advertised on ‘working for an MP’ website

A job at the Generation Rent campaign group is being advertised on a site dedicated to jobs working for MPs. The post...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill not law until late 2023 or beyond

There is still time for landlords to influence the specific provisions of the Renters Reform Bill according to one of the...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord sentenced after found guilty of illegal eviction of tenant

A landlord had been sentenced after being found guilty of the illegal eviction of his former tenant. A lengthy investigation was conducted...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation on the rise for 12 months in a row

Annual house price growth in the UK accelerated to 11 per cent last month, a smidgeon up on June’s 10.7 per...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Jason Harris-Cohen, Managing Director of Open Property Group

Who are you? My name is Jason Harris-Cohen and I am the Managing Director of Open Property Group. What is your company and...

02 August 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

Experiment into new way to tackle renters’ anti-social behaviour

The government is investigating a new way to tackle renters’ anti-social behaviour in the social housing sector - through a new...

21 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

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