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KEYWORD "Landlords" - 105 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

New Adverse-Credit Buy To Let Mortgage Launched

Buckinghamshire Building Society has launched a new non-standard credit buy to let mortgage, following what it calls “significant broker demand.” The BTL...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Yet More Licensing: another council consults on two schemes

A consultation on a new licensing scheme has been launched by Reading council. The consultation will look at extending the current HMO...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

HMO Neglect leads to Five Figure Fine for landlord

The owners of a large HMO in London have been fined £13,500 after failing to repair multiple hazards within their property. A...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Over 40 tenants compete for every Gumtree rental in key towns

Some locations in the UK are seeing as many as 40-plus prospective tenants racing for the keys of every available rental...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Refurb-To-Let products target landlords improving properties

Paragon Bank has launched a new refurb-to-let deal, offering landlords finance to upgrade their properties. The two refurb-to-let products are designed for...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Radical EPC Targets and Rent Controls are latest party pledges

Another raft of General Election pledges have been made to transform the private rental sector - this time from the Green...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Tax scheme could cost HMRC millions in lost income - claim

It’s been suggested that a Tory manifesto policy could create a tax loophole that would cost HMRC millions of pounds in...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent says landlords should  share tax break with tenants

The Generation Rent activist group says the Conservative manifesto pledge to give a tax break to landlords selling to tenants should...

12 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

Warning to Landlords after Suspended Jail Sentence

An advisory service is warning landlords to heed the lessons from a recent court case concerning legal obligation to ensure fire...

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

Airbnb Clampdown, S21 Scrapped, and other manifesto pledges

The Liberal Democrats have set out a predictable set of pledges in their manifesto for next mon this election, centred on...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Lenders step up pitch for buy to let landlords

Several lenders have revised their products as competition for buy to let landlords hots up. Melton Building Society has launched four new...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords abandoning single lets in search of higher yields - bank data

Landlords are increasingly turning towards semi-commercial property, a bank says. Shawbrook says its semi-commercial applications have almost doubled in 2024 compared to...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent quibbles over proposal for landlord register

Generation Rent has raised detailed concerns about a proposal from the Liberal Democrats to introduce a national register of landlords.  The Lib...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Liars! Politicians blasted for “blatant untruths” about rental sector

A lettings industry figure has let rip at politicians pitching for votes at next month’s General Election. HomeLet and Let Alliance chief...

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

New Rental Reform Bill needed to protect tenants, claims Zoopla

In an unusual intervention for a lettings industry supplier, Zoopla has made an impassioned plea for a new Renters Reform Bill. The...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Suspended jail sentence for landlord after 11 trapped in burning building

A landlord has been sentenced to six months in prison - suspended for 18 months - and 250 hours community service...

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

Rental Manifesto Wishlist - one letting agent chief's demands

Fiscal reform for the private rented sector  We’ve already seen some landlords leaving the private rented sector because of substantially increased taxes....

08 June 2024

From: Agent Advice

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

Lenders vie for landlord borrowers as mortgage market hots up

Two lenders are making a pitch for landlord borrowers as the buy to let mortgage market continues to be highly competitive. Buy...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA slams councils for failing to inspect rental homes with hazards

Private renters in England face a postcode lottery as councils are failing to properly inspect properties with potential hazards. That’s the view of...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Shock Figures - 15 tenants chasing every home for rent

Shock new figures from Zoopla show that although rental demand has softened over the last year there are still 15 people...

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

Activists use homelessness issue to demand new Renters Reform Bill

The issue of homelessness and cost of temporary accommodation are being cited as reasons for a new version of the Renters...

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

Agency appears not to know Renters Reform Bill is dead

A lettings agency has issued a statement seeking to woo landlords  and says the “forthcoming legislative changes such as the Rental...

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

Eviction Court Delays will be huge challenge for new government

A prominent solicitors’ firm says the failure of the Renters Reform Bill to become law may have attracted headlines but the...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Another upbeat survey from lender claims landlords expanding portfolios

Nearly half of landlords intend to buy property in the next 12 months, claims another optimistic survey by specialist lender Landbay. Forty...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Yes, it really DOES still pay to be a landlord

The Times recently calculated that recent tax and regulation changes made it unviable for many landlords to continue in the sector. We...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Police urge landlords to smoke out cannabis farm tenants

The police has warned landlords to beware of tenants wanting to use properties as cannabis farms. The warning comes after police officers...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA’s compliance service links with high-profile PropTech firm

PropTech platform Goodlord has partnered with safety certificate provider Safe2 to offer compliance work for the lettings sector.  Safe2 - recently acquired...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Billions! Landlords adds so much to the economy, says NRLA

The Welsh private rented sector makes a gross value added (GVA) contribution of £1.6 billion to the UK economy, according to...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Free Energy Efficiency teach-in for landlords

An event being held this month is aiming to help private landlords in part of Wales transform their properties into energy-efficient,...

04 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

Why Inventories Are Important - everything landlords should know

What is a property inventory? A property inventory is a detailed document that records the condition of a property and its contents...

01 June 2024

From: The Big Issues

Tomorrow’s Stamp Duty Change “a missed opportunity to reform renting”

A controversial stamp duty change - announced months ago but coming into effect tomorrow - has been described as a missed...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Pair of Portfolio Landlords hit with hefty fine over their HMO

A couple who are portfolio landlords in the London borough of Haringey have been ordered to pay £10,000 after failing to...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Calling Landlords - what do you think of student accommodation?

A survey by an organisation called the International Union of Property Owners is seeking UK private landlords’ views on student accommodation. A...

31 May 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

Tenant Arrears? Ask them what they can afford to pay, suggests industry figure

A property industry commentator has given a five point guide to landlords faced with rising arrears from tenants. And one of them...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let lender slashes rates on mortgages

Foundation Home Loans has cut rates across its buy to let, core and ‘specials’ range and changed some residential rates as...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Investor in defunct online agency becomes NRLA keynote speaker

A former figurehead from TV’s Dragon’s Den is addressing landlords late this year at the National Residential Landlords Association landlord conference. James...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Why It No Longer Pays To Be A Landlord

New figures released by Savills, and published by The Times, show exactly why it no longer makes sense to be a...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge surge in Right To Rent checks as non-compliance fines soar

There’s been a surge in Right to Rent checks - up 577% year on year. Under the Right to Rent Scheme, civil...

29 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

Banned! HMO Landlord cannot let properties for next three years

A council has obtained a Banning Order against a rogue landlord preventing him letting houses in England for three years. A First...

28 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

NRLA will work with new government on next Renters Reform Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association says it’s “hugely disappointing” that the Renters Reform Bill will not become law. This is despite the...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Do High Rents Mean London is Losing Its Edge?

Higher borrowing costs have created a mood of hesitancy in property markets. Rising mortgage rates mean UK residential sales are increasingly...

25 May 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

Vast majority of landlords says demand is strong

Over eight in 10 landlords are reporting strong levels of tenant demand, Paragon Bank research has revealed. As part of research carried...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

They Think It’s All Over - renter activists unhappy about Reform Bill

In theory the Renters Reform Bill could become law if government and opposition agree to prioritise it in the few remaining...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords: Who Are You Going To Vote For?

Around half of landlords say they are unsure about how they will vote in the General Election. A joint survey of around...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Unhappy Tenants - half say finding a new home is tough

Half of all tenants who moved during the past 12 months found it ‘difficult’ or ‘very difficult’ to secure a new...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Only 1-in-20 tenants knows much about Renters Reform Bill - survey

Despite a plethora of press releases and statements from pro-tenant groups, it appears only one-in-20 renters knows details of the Renters...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Named And Shamed - huge number of social housing landlords slammed

The Housing Ombudsman - which currently presides over the social housing sector - has named and shamed 12 councils and housing...

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

Spike in demand by tenants for deposit alternative, claims supplier

There’s been a 25%-plus spike in demand for a deposit alternative, claims one of the industry’s suppliers. Reposit analysed its data from...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC launches tax clampdown on Airbnb and short lets landlords

HM Revenue and Customs has opened almost 2,000 investigations into landlords letting out via Airbnb or other short let platforms. The Daily...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Now a cat charity complains about landlords’ S21 and no-pets policies

A cat charity claims it takes in an average of three cats daily because of landlords using Section 21 powers to...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents Still Rising in Double Digits in parts of UK - agency figures

Landlords in London are benefitting from double digit increases in rents, outdoing every other region of Great Britain.  London rents increased by...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

In Court At Last - landlord after two-year investigation

A private landlord who let three of his properties fall into dangerous disrepair has been ordered to pay almost £14,000 after...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent rises stabilising across the country says Hamptons

The annual pace of rental growth on newly let homes in Great Britain continued to slow in April, with growth falling...

21 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 Selling Up? Generation Rent says it makes no difference!

The Generation Rent group of activists says it doesn’t matter if landlords sell up and leave the private rental sector. Appearing to...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge corporate landlord targeted by protesting activists

Grainger, the Stock Market listed corporate landlord, has been targeted by protesters over rent levels. A protest outside Grainger’s London HQ marks...

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

Revealed - How Landlords Have Cut Costs in Challenging Times

Many buy to let landlords have made financial changes during the cost of living crisis to mitigate the rising costs of...

18 May 2024

From: Tax & Finance

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

Half of tenant moves triggered by landlord sales - new survey

There’s been another survey of landlord activity in the private rental sector - and this one shows that 50% of tenants...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Soaring interest rates claim more landlords as possessions rise

New figures from the Ministry of Justice show how hard interest rate rises are hitting landlords. Compared to the same quarter in...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA and council combine to stage free forum for landlords

Landlords and managing agents in South Warwickshire are being encouraged to take part in an industry forum on Tuesday May 21...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Tax Alert - new guidance from HMRC

HMRC is appealing to landlords to file Self Assessment tax returns early - and claims there are benefits to doing so. In...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Pets In Lets - agents issue new guidance to private tenants

Propertymark has issued a guide to tenants about their rights to have a pet.  A statement from trade body Propertymark says that...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Free Tax Advice for landlords at property networking event

A forum for private landlords, letting agents and anyone else on the management side of the private rental sector is being...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Don’t Do It - property portal warns politicians over rent controls

A property portal has taken the unusual step of warning politicians about the dire impact of rent controls on the private...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landmark court ruling means home owner loses compensation

A landmark ruling about the invasive plant Japanese knotweed has been over-turned - with implications for landlords and other property owners.  In...

16 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

Loophole means Section 21 Ban Delay “is not what it seems” - claim

A prominent PropTech supplier claims the government’s pledge to delay the ban on Section 21 evictions until court processes have been...

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

Bad news for landlords as lender increases rates on BTL mortgages

Santander today in increases selected residential new business fixed-rate deals, as well as some landlord and residential offers. It is also lifting the...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

University Challenge - students chose places based on rent costs

Availability in the private student halls sector is at a three-year high, according to new data from marketing and insights platform...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert: Section 21 court appeal’s far-reaching consequences

Landlord Alert: Section 21 appeal may have far-reaching consequences  A case being considered by the Court of Appeal could have far reaching...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Half of councils can't be bothered to collect fines from landlords

Data gathered by the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) shows that less than half the fines levied against rogue landlords have...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Anger as figures show how many Right To Buy homes are now privately let

Over 40% of council houses and flats sold under the long-standing Right To Buy scheme are now owned by private landlords. That’s...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

BTL mortgage lender launches short let products, and cuts some rates

Foundation Home Loans’ buy to let product range - Buy to Let by Foundation - has cut fees on some options...

13 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

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