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How Non-Dom Tax Reforms Will Impact Prime Central London

The UK government's long awaited Spring Budget announced some key changes for the property market in an effort to stimulate activity...

30 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

MPs want Local Housing Allowance and other benefits updated annually

An all-party House of Commons committee is calling on Local Housing Allowance to be updated automatically and annually. LHA rates have been...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

The Truth - landlords add billions to economy, and house millions of people

Some of the biggest names in the trade, lending and advisory sectors have produced a report outlining the vast significance that...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Empty Homes Scandal - TV property guru on the warpath

Homes Under The Hammer property expert Lucy Alexander is fronting a new campaign to identify empty homes and bring them back...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

What Research Should You Do Before Investing in Spain?

Lots and lots, is the short answer. I think the more you know, the more you're armed with information and knowledge,...

16 March 2024

From: Top tips & guides

How Technology is Transforming Property Management

The management of BTL properties, whether it's a modest collection of three units or a more sizable portfolio of fifteen, can...

15 March 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Working From Home adds to pressure to raise rents - claim

Towns within commuting distance of big cities have seen some of the UK’s largest rent rises in recent years, says Zoopla. The...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why you should consider letting your home internet-ready

A good broadband connection is one of the main amenities tenants expect from a rental property and something you, as a...

19 July 2022

From: Property Investment & Strategy

EPC Chaos, Regulation Fears, Harsh Winter Ahead - agents tell of landlord woe

The latest rentals market snapshot by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors gives the now-familiar story of how demand is far...

15 July 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

All-inclusive rent deals have to be re-thought - lettings chief

The cost of living crisis and soaring fuel bills mean landlords may have to rethink the concept of all-inclusive rents. That’s the...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

National Landlord Register - first details emerge of new scheme

The government has indirectly given away early details of its long-expected National Landlord Register - but it still appears to be...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Investing in London? Regeneration hotspot tipped to outperform

Property consultancy JLL says it’s identified one hitherto-unfashionable part of London as an area set to outperform the rest of the...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Will landlords take up £5,000 heat pumps grant?

A question mark has been raised over the suitability of a scheme starting next month to encourage the switch from gas...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The Worst Winter Yet for Mould?

In this feature article, Stuart Kerr from Restorations UK sets out why this could be the worst winter yet for mould...

26 February 2022

From: Top tips & guides

Levelling Up Is A Fantasy

In recent days we have heard Michael Gove trumpet his plans to ‘level up’ the UK.  We knew that he would be...

12 February 2022

From: The Big Issues

Charities want insulation boost for poorer tenants

An alliance of 25 major charities have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak, calling for urgent action...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Mandatory compensation for tenants mooted by letting agents

ARLA Propertymark has launched a radical programme of reform for the private rental sector - getting in before the government’s own...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental firm gives tenants five New Year Resolutions to follow

Build To Rent apartment brand Essential Living is giving its tenants five New Year’s Resolutions for 2022. 1. Create Home Working Space:...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Net Zero: Landlords in different areas need different incentives - claim

The government should factor in the property market’s huge regional variations when offering landlords incentives to become more energy efficient. That’s the call...

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Is Buy To Let still worth the effort? You Bet!

£223.7 billion. That’s how much better off UK landlords are than five years ago when you do the maths on the...

16 October 2021

From: Industry Views

Landlords renew call for help after benefit and furlough cuts

Private renters and landlords face a cliff edge as the end of furlough coincides with cuts to benefits, says a leading...

21 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental sector critic says affordability crisis now at boiling point

A mortgage expert who is a prominent sceptic about the lettings market has stepped up his criticisms, saying renting is no...

15 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Hopeless - Finance watchdog slams government’s Green Homes Grant

The government’s Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme - which left thousands of landlords in the lurch when it collapsed earlier this...

08 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlord Info: League table of room rents across major UK cities

The SpareRoom online service has drawn up what it calls an affordability guide, which is effectively a league table of room...

23 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let specialist identifies upcoming boom area

A nationwide buy to let consultancy says it believes one specific area of the country is on the verge of a...

23 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental market pointer? Regional cities set to see biggest growth

Post-Covid economic recovery in the UK is being channeled towards regional cities, says a leading investment expert.  Martha Peyton, managing director and...

23 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Labour wants Green New Deal to replace axed government scheme

Labour has called for what it describes as a Green New Deal to replace the axed government scheme which had been...

11 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Activists demand another eviction ban until law is changed

There’s a new call for all Section 24 evictions to be suspended until the passing of the Rental Reform Act -...

19 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords not the bad guys of the pandemic says industry figure

One of the leading figures in the lettings industry says landlords are not the bad guys of the pandemic, as some...

02 July 2021

From: Breaking News

North of England is go-to investment spot, says consultancy

Investment advisers Sterling Wealth Associates says the north of England is the go-to spot in the UK for property investment.  It says...

07 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Green Homes Grant failure down to outsourcing logistics to US - claim

A logistics software company with clients across the property spectrum has become the latest critic of the government’s axing of the...

01 April 2021

From: Breaking News

This is where landlords are hit most by Green Homes Grant axe

An analysis of the Green Homes Grant applications show exactly which areas will be hit most when the scheme comes to...

31 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Incentives to work from home and locally, says Build To Rent provider

One of the country’s largest Build To Rent players says the government should incentivise working from home and the use of...

23 March 2021

From: Breaking News

MPs blast government as landlords miss out on Green Homes Grant funds

There’s a new call on the government to get its act together on the Green Homes Grant, which has failed to live...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Posh university towns have high rents but low yields, survey shows

Areas boasting Russell Group universities - considered the best in the UK - have the highest rents but disappointing yields.  Returns from a...

18 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Shelter says renters are “frightened” of eviction, despite extension

The government’s latest extension for the ban on bailiff-enforced evictions - taking it up until the end of May - is...

11 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Eco-farce! Landlords join in MPs’ criticism of Green Homes Grant

The government’s Green Homes Grant has been slammed by MPs for its snail’s pace progress, complications and poor delivery. The all-party Environmental...

18 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Shelter expects eviction ban extension until end of lockdown

Shelter says it expects the current ban on bailiff-enforced evictions to be extended until at least the end of the present...

12 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Activists use agent’s blunder to accuse landlords of “moral bankruptcy”

A group of anti-landlord activists has used an incident involving an estate agency publicity leaflet as a reason to accuse all...

27 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Chaos! Labour hits out at Green Homes Grant Scheme

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband, now the shadow energy secretary, says the green homes grant scheme is in chaos. Media reports in...

27 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental Income Taxation: A Landlord Impact Analysis

The changes to Mortgage Interest Tax Relief and impact on your wallet Before April 2017 landlords with a mortgage on their buy-to-let...

14 January 2021

From: Sponsored Content

Landlords MUST get government support says Shamplina

Eviction guru and lettings sector expert Paul Shamplina has made an impassioned plea for government help for the rental sector. The founder...

06 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Regeneration areas tipped to be good investments for 2021

A property development consultancy is tipping five regeneration areas in England as potential good investments for the coming year. SevenCapital says they...

31 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Beware - new Coronavirus tiers could mean arrears rising in 2021

Covid-19 restrictions in force across the country for the foreseeable future means landlords must remain cautious in 2021 - and they...

29 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Warning over cowboy builders exploiting Green Homes Grant

Landlords considering taking advantage of the government’s new Green Homes Grant are being warned of a surge in cowboy building works. Sheffield...

08 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords warned over threat from rogue locksmiths

Landlords who frequently have to change locks after tenants leave are being warned to be on their guard against rogue locksmiths...

24 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords targeted for another huge tax from government

Landlords could be in line for another huge tax burden - a doubling of Capital Gains Tax.  A report commissioned by the government...

12 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Airbnb hits back at critics wanting tighter short lets regulation

Airbnb claims a proposal to regulate short lets could put 17,000 jobs at risk and take almost £1m a day out...

04 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords “not taking their share of the Covid crisis” says academic

A visiting professor and accountancy academic claims landlords are not carrying their fair share of the financial burden caused by the...

03 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Drop rents, Don’t evict! Think-tank says tenants need more protection

A think tank is calling for landlords to consider rent reductions and is also suggesting the return of an eviction ban...

02 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Furlough fear adds to call that renters should get cash help

The furlough scheme has been extended for a month and while it’s being replaced eventually by a less generous scheme, there is...

02 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Sunak given landlords’ wish-list as he reveals spending review date

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce government spending plans for the next 12 months on November 25 - and he already has...

29 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Craig Hayward

Who are you? Craig Hayward How do you help landlords and property investors? With over 10 years’ experience we have been helping landlords and...

20 October 2020

From: 60 Second Interview

Landlords asked not to evict as council pleads poverty

A London council is writing to thousands of private landlords in its borough urging them not to evict people. Southwark council says this...

16 October 2020

From: Breaking News

It's like saying 'You can only afford two-thirds rent’” - furlough criticised

The government’s former homelessness guru has criticised the Boris Johnson administration for risking the country entering a period of destitution, with...

16 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Labour pushing for tenant loans scheme to cover arrears

Labour wants to see a tenant loans scheme in England similar to one now operating in Wales. Easington Labour MP Grahame Morris...

08 October 2020

From: Breaking News

UK Landlords need to prepare to survive these challenging times  By David Alexander, joint Managing Director of apropos

There has never been a harder time to be a landlord in the UK. The pressures that the last six months...

28 August 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Stamp duty holiday triggers unseasonal rise in housing transactions

The number of residential property sales agreed have surged in the month since the chancellor announced a stamp duty holiday, with...

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Multi-property landlords offered free online trial

A new online property management platform has been launched by Herddle.  The new service, which combines proprietary technology and traditional property management...

24 July 2020

From: Breaking News

BTL landlords need to assess how green their properties are right ‘now’

With just over a month until the opening of the Green Homes Grant, buy-to-let landlords in England should be in a...

21 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Are your tenants about to switch to permanent home-working?

There are a growing number of companies planning to shut their offices, with a view to having all their staff work...

17 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Government urged to boost the safety net available to young renters

Industry leaders are calling on the government to provide urgent support for young people living in private rented housing.  As the chancellor...

07 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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