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KEYWORD "Labour" - 100 RESULTS
NRLA ‘ready to work with Labour’ on new Rental Reform Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association says it’s ready and willing to work with a future Labour government on private rental sector...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Labour pledges “immediate” scrapping of Section 21

Labour’s manifesto, just released, makes a pledge to enact the “immediate” abolition of Section 21 eviction powers, along with other private...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory Rental Reform and Housing Policies in Full

The Conservatives have set out a 78-page manifesto, of which just over two pages are given to housing and related issues.  Here...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax scrapped for landlords selling to tenants - Tory pledge

The Conservatives say they will scrap Capital Gains Tax for landlords who sell to sitting tenants, if they win the General...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Councils that regulate private landlords have 34,000 empty homes

An investigation by Sky News and a housing campaigner have revealed that there are some 33,993 vacant council properties in England...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Left wing renter groups slam Labour for prioritising first time buyers

The ink was hardly dry on Labour’s plan for a mortgage guarantee scheme for first time buyers before some left wing...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

The Renters Reform Bill is Over: so what now?

Now a date for the General Election has been set, the Renters (Reform) Bill has expired with the proroguing and effective...

08 June 2024

From: Rental Reform

Labour upsets Generation Rent by prioritising first time buyers

The Generation Rent activist group has issued a statement appearing sharply critical of Labour’s first new policy on housing in the General...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls? Agents say Labour crisis is chance to rule them out

Propertymark says the current political crisis in Wales - where the Labour Welsh Parliament leader has lost a confidence vote but...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords take legal action against Labour council over licensing

Legal action has been launched against Middlesbrough’s Labour council amid claims a licensing scheme which charges landlords almost £1,000 for each...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Another Labour council launching huge expansion of licensing scheme

From July 1 most privately rented properties in Lewisham, south London, will need a property licence.  With one in four households in...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent demands Labour make “all evictions discretionary”

New demands from the Generation Rent group go much further than the original Renters Reform Bill in removing landlords’ rights. The group...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour activist demanding Airbnb clampdown dropped by party

A Labour councillor who has wanted restricted rights for buy to let landlords and short let hosts has been dropped as...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Row over landlord critic who mysteriously wins Labour nomination

A row has broken out over the head of a think tank who surprised Labour Party members by being appointed as...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Corbynite Rental Reform MP stopped from standing in election

A Labour MP who served in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow administration and has spent much of his Parliamentary career criticising the private...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent says current eviction rules work “at a landlord’s whim”

The chief executive of the Generation Rent group has made another attack on landlords who ask tenants to vacate properties. He says...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour spooking landlords with its attitude to renting - new figures

Just over 40% of landlords say they are undecided on who to vote for on July 4 -  it a bigger...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour wanted Reform Bill to pass but government said No

It now appears that Labour wanted the Renters Reform Bill to be waved through into law last week - but the...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Council kicks out private tenants while charging landlords £1,000

A council which this week announced that it would charge landlords almost £1,000 for a licence, is now being accused of kicking...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill looks set to miss today’s deadline

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says he cannot say for sure whether the Renters Reform Bill will be ‘waved through’ into law...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - what next, after General Election is called?

A General Election has been called for July 4. So what happens to the Renters Reform Bill, which has been the subject...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Councils demand Gove restricts Airbnb and short lets even further

London councils have slammed government plans for regulating the short-term and holiday lets sector. In a letter to Housing Secretary Michael Gove,...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour council says it’s protecting 5,000 homes from rogue landlords

All private landlords in four areas of Islington in north London - where the council claims there are particular problems with...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour council charging almost £1,000 per property for a license

Labour-controlled Lambeth council in south London is introducing a Selective Licensing Scheme at almost £1,000 per property. A statement from the council...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Has Labour’s secret rent control plan been revealed by accident?

Just days after suggesting rent controls of any kind were off the table, it now appears Labour may be considering them...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords - Under-estimated, Under-appreciated and Un-loved

* This piece is written jointly by Richard Rowntree (Managing Director, Paragon Bank) and Ben Beadle (Chief Executive of the National...

18 May 2024

From: Rental Reform

Has Sadiq Khan Delivered Enough New Homes for London?

Research by PropTech firm APRAO has asked whether London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has delivered on new homes for the capital. On...

18 May 2024

From: The Big Issues

Labour Mayor splashes council tax cash on landlord clampdown

Newly re-elected Greater Manchester Labour Mayor Andy Burnham is to spend £600,000 of council tax payers’ cash on a clampdown on...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

It’s War! Activist groups in conflict over Labour report and rent controls

The fragile peace between different groups in the Renters Reform Coalition has ended in a dispute about a Labour-commissioned report on...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency retrofit course ahead of Labour EPC rule changes

The National Residential Landlords Association is introducing a new energy efficiency retrofitting course this summer - ahead of possible EPC rule...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Official - Labour will NOT introduce rent controls if it wins election

The Labour Party will not introduce rent controls if it wins the election. A spokesperson for the party is quoted on today’s...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Here We Go Again: Renters Reform Bill back in Parliament this week

The Renters Reform Bill returns to Parliament this week, with a First Reading of the measure in the House of Lords...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour left puts Khan under pressure over housing policies

Sadiq Khan, newly elected for a third term as London Mayor, is already under pressure from the Labour Left to be...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Re-elected Labour Mayor pledges crackdown on rogue landlords

The newly re-elected Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester - Andy Burnham - wants to end Right To Buy on new-build homes...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

New batch of landlords preparing to sell, warns leading agency

The research head of Knight Frank is warning that a new batch of landlords are preparing to sell up and leave...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour Rental Sector Review launch with Generation Rent

The chief executive of Generation Rent is one of the speakers at the launch of a review of the private rental...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Government could snoop on Landlords’ bank accounts - claim

A Labour member of the House of Lords is warning that a new law could allow landlords’ bank accounts to be...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill unlikely to be sabotaged by Lords says industry chief

The National Residential Landlords Association predicts that the House of Lords is unlikely to make substantive changes to the Renters Reform...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Khan wants taxpayer-funded mould sensors in private rental homes

Labour London Mayor Sadiq Khan wants to install ‘mould sensors’ in thousands of rental homes across the capital. In a pledge ahead...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rehashed research again slams MPs who are landlords

A new version of research first released in May 2023 once again lashes some MPs for being landlords. 38 Degrees - an...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists line up to criticise Renters Reform Bill amendments

The Renters Reform Bill returns to the House of Commons today with activist groups critical of amendments put forward to reach...

24 April 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

Get Courts Done and THEN Scrap Section 21 - Ben Beadle

Responding to confirmation that the Renters Reform Bill will return to the Commons next Wednesday, Ben Beadle of the National Residential...

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

Eviction Notice for Gove! - activists mark Section 21 anniversary

A small number of activists have tried to erect a four metre high mock eviction notice on one of Housing Secretary...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

New tax clampdown on landlords buying multiple properties

The Labour-led government in Wales has issued a consultation proposing the abolition of Land Transaction Tax Multiple Dwelling Relief from June...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Pressure on Labour to introduce beefed-up rental reform

An activist group says any future Labour government should introduce a beefed-up version of the Renters Reform Bill - whether or...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Coming Soon - “Bold” new proposals for private rental sector

An influential Labour website says a raft of proposed reforms for the private rental sector will be unveiled next month -...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists trying to push Labour into imposing rent controls

Activists are beginning to pile pressure on London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan, claiming the public will be disappointed if he toes...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent turns rent control screw on election hopefuls

The Generation Rent activist group is placing its hopes for pro-renter policies on newly-elected Metro Mayors, who will be elected on...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

House Prices Down and Up, in mixed data from the Halifax

UK house prices grew in March on a quarterly basis, by 2.0%, with annual growth slowing to 0.3%, from 1.6% in...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Former Tory Leader to face landlords at summer event

Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan-Smith is to address landlords at an event this summer. The MP - 70 next week - was...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords can afford much tougher regulation, says think tank

A think tank based in central London says landlords would not quit the sector if much tougher - and more expensive...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour council celebrates leading role in clampdown on landlords

A Labour council in London has issued a statement appearing to celebrate its role cracking down on landlords. The statement from Brent...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

The Boris Bounce? It never existed, claims estate agency

The so-called ‘Boris bounce’ in the housing market after the last General Election failed to materialise, an estate agency chain claims. Winkworth,...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Controversial council wants every single private rental home licensed

Private landlords applied for licences covering more than 12,000 homes during the first year of a controversial council’s selective licensing scheme. The...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New HMO clampdown launched by Labour council

A new additional HMO licensing scheme is about to hit landlords in part of London.  Haringey council claims its initiative aims to...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Senior Labour figures divided over rent controls

Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer and the party’s controversial Mayor of London Sadiq Khan are at loggerheads over rent controls. Khan has...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Gove ‘to rely on Labour to pass Renters Reform Bill’

A newspaper reports that Housing Secretary Michael Gove is willing to rely on Labour votes to pass the Renters Reform Bill...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Green activist fighting election on Rent Controls platform

A prominent Green Party politician is arguing for rent controls - and accuses Labour of watering down its commitment to the...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

I Quit!  Landlord sells up because of “unfair” licensing regime

A landlord has quit the private rental sector after a battle with his council over why his properties were put into...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Short Lets Crackdown - Labour council worry over brothels and parties

Government proposals on limiting short lets "fall a long way short of what's needed and will do nothing to put right...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

What’s your view on tenants getting 99% mortgages?

Rental sector and property industry views are split over the controversial idea of allowing first time buyers to put down a...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour’s Rayner defends buying her council house at a discount

Labour deputy leader and shadow housing secretary Angela Rayner says she is not ashamed to have brought her council house at...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Countryside campaigners back Gove on short lets clampdown

Countryside campaigning charity CPRE has given a warm welcome to Michael Gove’s clampdown on short lets. Last week Housing Secretary Gove announced...

26 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

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

The Rich Embrace Renting Over Selling

Deciding on a residence in the bustling city of London is no small feat, especially when faced with the dichotomy of...

17 February 2024

From: Agent Advice

Landlords rebel against Labour council £1,800 licence fee

Bristol’s controversial Labour council is extending previous licensing schemes to other parts of the city at some £1,800 HMO per licence...

13 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

Tax - will Jeremy Hunt target stamp duty in his Budget?

Although SDLT receipts have been volatile in recent years, the property tax’s effectiveness as a revenue-raiser for the Government is not...

10 February 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Selling Up? What to expect if you use a property auction

Landlords are selling up in significant volumes these days - partly to cash in on capital appreciation, but mostly thanks to...

10 February 2024

From: Agent Advice

Sadiq Khan challenged by new candidate seeking rental reform

A newly-nominated candidate in this spring’s London Mayoral election has vowed to lower private rents if he wins. Serge Crowbolder, currently a...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill: government reveals another Commons delay

The Renters Reform Bill will not go for its Third Reading in the House of Commons for at least another fortnight. The...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour claims link between Section 21 and homelessness

Labour says there’s a link between Section 21 powers granted to landlords and what it claims is a total of 4,400...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Think tank blasts “ineffectual landlords” letting out “poor quality housing”

A think tank claims that the government will pay landlords in the private sector six times the expected spend on new affordable homes in the five-year period between 2021 and 2026. The New...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Controversial council threatens series of new licensing regimes

New additional and selective licensing schemes are to be considered by the controversial Bristol city council. The council’s Labour Mayor - Marvin...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour to force strict repair and anti-mould rules on private landlords

The Labour Party has committed to extending a crackdown on social housing landlords who fail to fix mouldy homes, to include...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour Tax Plans - agency advises landlords to take advantage

A prominent lettings agency is advising landlords to fit out homes in prime locations to the same high specification as if...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Veteran Labour MP claims “Rachmanite” landlords cause misery

A veteran MP claims that tenants in the region where his constituency sits are being “dreadfully exploited” by what he calls...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Council says Airbnb needs planning consent after years of short-letting

A flamboyant property in Oxford which has been the subject of a decades-long planning dispute has been removed from Airbnb by...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge rise in councils using bailiffs to recover unpaid rent

Some local authorities are quick to criticise private landlords for trying to avoid rent arrears but it appears councils themselves have...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters may become first time buyers with just one per cent deposit

The government is considering allowing renters to buy their first homes with just one per cent deposits, according  to press reports...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour council doubles tax on short lets and second homes

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

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Letting agents could face regulation under Labour amendment tactic

Labour is using a Bill currently going through Parliament as a backdoor method to introduce the regulation of lettings, estate and...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords lack skills to be more energy efficient - bank claim

New research published by Lloyds Banking Group during Energy Saving Week has revealed the lack of confidence and skills gaps landlords...

19 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

NRLA boss backs Labour Mayor’s clampdown on rogue landlords

Proposals for a ‘good landlord’ scheme in Greater Manchester have won the personal backing of the chief executive of the National...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Commercial landlords more optimistic despite economic headwinds - lender

Despite inflationary and mortgage volatility over the last 12 months, a mortgage lender claims over a third of commercial landlords are...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Crisis Solved - parties, government, councils and BoE work together

A building society is calling upon politicians, government, the Bank of England and local councils and other bodies to cooperate on...

13 January 2024

From: The Big Issues

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

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

Labour Mayor’s landlord clampdown backed by Build To Rent group

The Build To Rent trade body, the UK Apartment Association, is backing the proposals outlined to clampdown on rogue landlords put...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA welcomes Labour Mayor’s ‘get tough on landlords’ consultation

The National Residential Landlords Association has welcomed a consultation proposal by Greater Manchester’s Labour Mayor, Andy Burnham. Burnham’s Greater Manchester Good Landlord...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour plan to give tenants a right to demand Property Checks

Labour’s Mayor of Greater Manchester and former Cabinet minister Andy Burnham says this year is when he will ”get serious” about...

05 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

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