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KEYWORD "Lets" - 100 RESULTS
Renters Reform Bill changes not as key as opponents claim - expert comment

Amendments to be made to the Renters Reform Bill when it returns to the Hoise of Commons next week won’t significantly...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Fines for non-compliant landlords skyrocket as councils cash in

Fines for rogue landlords and agents in London have surged past the £10 million mark.   With 19 council licensing schemes and...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

London Population Bounces Back - is it ripe for rental investment?

Four years after the first Covid restrictions, new research by Centre for Cities shows Londoners’ escape to the country during the...

30 March 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Call for “sentencing guidelines” to punish landlords over licensing

A charity is calling for landlord licensing schemes which cost enough to fund annual inspections, and the issuing of “sentencing guidelines”...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

More buy to let mortgage rate changes from lenders

There have been more changes to buy to let mortgage ranges from lenders. Coming into effect today, The Mortgage Works will be...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Controls over Airbnbs to be relaxed in near future

While parts of Britain are considering tightening rules over Airbnbs and other short lets, the Channel island of Jersey appears to...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

 Landlords’ Top Worries, Challenges and Expectations for the Future

The Property Redress Scheme, one of two approved ombudsman-style schemes for the private rental sector, has published the findings from a...

23 March 2024

From: The Big Issues

Is the Furnished Holiday Let sector dead post-Budget?

The tax reliefs enjoyed by landlords running Furnished Holiday Lets (FHL) were cut by the Chancellor this month. Some say the...

23 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Airbnb Camera ban - new concerns over landlords’ insurance

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

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Prime London Rents Retreat as Supply Builds

Seasonality is returning to the prime London lettings market after three tumultuous years.  The pandemic meant the market was initially flooded with...

16 March 2024

From: Agent Advice

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

Tory slams Gove’s “wretched restrictions” on Section 21 and short lets

A Tory has slammed the proposed clampdown on short lets proposed by Housing Secretary Michael Gove - and he calls them...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb bans security cameras inside rental properties

Airbnb is banning the use of security cameras inside rental properties from the end of April. Airbnb currently allows security cameras in...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Tax Changes - how the government has got it wrong

The chief executive of a short lets service says Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is wrong to think penalising landlords will help solve...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Estate agents back Airbnb clampdown “to be on same terms as rental sector”

Agents’ trade body Propertymark has called for equal parity between short-term lets and the private rented sector to ensure they meet...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords ‘should only get lower tax if they sell with sitting tenants’

An activist group is demanding that the lower Capital Gains Tax should apply only to landlords who sell with sitting tenants. In...

08 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

Pet-owning tenants ‘cause less damage than non-owners’ - new figures

Landlords are being accused by academics of under-estimating the cost of allowing pets, and under-estimating their financial benefits. A new report commissioned...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Did Generation Rent see a different Budget to the rest of us?

In what may appear a surprise to almost everyone, the Generation Rent activist group has described yesterday’s Budget as a “giveaway...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Lacklustre Budget slammed by landlord body

The National Residential Landlords Association has slammed yesterday’s lacklustre Budget as a missed opportunity. Yesterday’s announcements - like to be the last...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA and Generation Rent argue over tax ahead of Budget

In a final call on the Chancellor to help the private rental sector in today’s Budget, the National Residential Landlords Association...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Radical reforms to rejuvenate renting, by industry commentator

A property industry commentator has set out what he calls a plan of action to rejuvenate the buy to let sector. Jonathan...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Grab from landlords closely resembles Generation Rent advice

A controversial proposal for a £300m tax grab on landlords appears to closely follow a policy suggestion put forward by activists...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA accused of putting landlord profits before society’s interests

A leader of the Renters Reform Coalition activist lobby has made a specific targeted attack on the motives and honesty of...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Raid planned on landlords in Budget - report

The Budget on Wednesday will contain a £300m tax raid on the private rental sector according to a report this morning...

03 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New attack on Airbnb landlords - possible charge for bin collections

Media outlets in Scotland are reporting that Edinburgh council is considering charging short let landlords for bin collections. The plans are to be...

28 February 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

Buy To Let mortgage fixed rates fall as product choice rises

The buy to let mortgage sector has seen fixed rates fall to their lowest point since September 2022, according to analysis...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent backs building society’s holiday lets mortgage ban

The Generation Rent group has thrown its weight behind a ban on mortgages for holiday homes buyers - and its chief...

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

Holiday Let Mortgages - Everything You Need To Know

One of the biggest parts of buying a holiday home is securing a holiday let mortgage which can differ substantially to...

24 February 2024

From: Agent Advice

Easing tax on landlords would end Airbnb ‘problem’ says NRLA boss

Reversing the tax penalties imposed on buy to let landlords in recent years would reduce the impact of short lets on...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landmark joint session between NRLA and homelessness charity

The National Residential Landlords Association will jointly host a networking and information session with homelessness charity Crisis. It will take place on...

23 February 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

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

Activists slam Gove for being too soft on short let landlords

Housing Secretary Michael Gove’s proposals to restrict Airbnb-style short lets do not go far enough, a group of activists has said. Yesterday...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory council chief backs Gove’s clampdown on short let landlords

The Conservative leader of a council which claims it has had problems with Airbnbs and short lets has given wholehearted backing...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Clampdown on Airbnb and other short lets revealed by Michael Gove

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has this morning announced wholesale changes to planning and regulations surrounding short lets. His proposals include: - planning permission...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb backs Gove’s mandatory short lets landlord register

Airbnb has given its backing to a proposal from Housing Secretary Michael Gove to introduce a mandatory register of short let...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Councillors crush landlord family bid to become profitable

A bid to make three Northumberland holiday cottages available as permanent private residences has been rejected by planners. At a time when...

16 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

Short Lets management service pitches for small-scale landlords

A short lets management service is making a pitch to win landlords who let out just one, two or three properties...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

What To Consider When Investing In A Holiday Let in 2024

If you're thinking of investing in a holiday home this year, there can be a lot to consider. From gathering insight to...

27 January 2024

From: Agent Advice

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

Mortgage lender launches new range to target more landlords

A range of specialist buy to let mortgage products covering multi-occupancy properties, mixed-use or part-commercial properties, and expat investors, has been...

24 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

Rent Controls - the lessons the industry should learn

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on migrating away from the emergency rent controls introduced in September 2022 and extended...

20 January 2024

From: The Big Issues

Normality Returns - London rental market returning to stability at last

Two new reports - from lettings agency Foxtons and data consultancy LonRes - show London’s rental market returning to pre-pandemic normality. Foxtons...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax nightmare for landlords leads to huge rise in buy to let companies

Despite a sharp fall in the number of homes bought by landlords in 2023, the number of limited companies set up...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Pets In Lets - still a minority of landlords happy to see them

Another survey highlights the relatively low proportion of landlords who appear to allow tenants to keep pets. The analysis, from Confused.com Mortgages,...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords, being key players in the housing sector, can make a significant impact by fostering a greener mindset among their tenants....

13 January 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Free Renters Reform Bill teach-in for landlords of students

As the Renters Reform Bill heads towards the House of Lords, a free webinar is targeting landlords operating in the student...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Building Society warns it may stop lending on holiday lets

A building society says it is considering ending its policy of lending to buyers of holiday lets. Martese Carton, the director of...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Activist group makes formal public apology to landlords' chief

The controversial activist group Acorn has made a formal public apology to the chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association. On...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords overwhelmingly back Airbnb clampdown - council’s claim

A local authority in a tourist hotspot claims that local landlords have “overwhelmingly” backed a move to clampdown on Airbnbs and...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Just days to go to self assessment tax deadline - here’s what to do

There are now fewer than 35 days until self employed workers - including many landlords - will need to submit their...

30 December 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Warning to Airbnb and Short Let hosts over January tax change

Thousands of Britons earning from letting their spare room or using parts of their home on platforms like Airbnb could be...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Emergency law demanded to regulate Airbnbs and Short Lets

A local authority is calling for emergency legislation to help it and other councils stop the spread of Airbnbs and other...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb using AI to clampdown on anti-social tenants during holiday season

Airbnb in the UK is bringing in restrictions on certain bookings over New Year’s Eve to deter guests holding anti-social parties. Proprietary...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Former Tory housing minister lets rip at ‘predatory freeholders’

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

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks claims to sell landlords’ homes ‘for free’

Controversial online agency Purplebricks claims landlords and other home owners can sell their properties for free “as part of a progressive...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory MPs lobby government demanding Airbnb crackdown

A group of Conservative MPs has organised a lobby of the government to demand a clampdown on Airbnbs and other short...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords face sentencing after e-bike fire fatality

Two landlords who let their two-bedroom flat in Tower Hamlets to as many as 22 people, have pleaded guilty to nine...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Slap taxes on short lets and holiday homes, urges countryside charity

A countryside body is blaming the government’s failure to provide affordable housing and the rise in short lets for a homelessness...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords given inspection warning over removal of ASTs

The Renters Reform Bill’s proposal to replace Assured Shorthold Tenancies with rolling ‘periodic’ lets could put landlords’ properties at risk, it’s...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs - Generation Rent and Labour Mayor slam landlords and government

Generation Rent and London Mayor Sadiq Khan have jointly slammed landlords who do not improve the EPCs of their private rental...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax and Landlords - the issue that won’t go away

I recently attended the NRLA’s annual conference in Birmingham and a theme that still dominates discussion in the industry is the...

02 December 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Big Changes This Month for Holiday Lets

The short-term holiday letting industry has significantly expanded in recent years, but this could all change with the introduction of a...

02 December 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Capital city’s three best-yield postcodes revealed by portal analysis

The property portal ESPC has revealed the top-performing Edinburgh postcodes in terms of rental yields, for the third quarter of 2023. The...

29 November 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

As the dark nights draw in, condensation issues start to emerge, bringing with it the possibility of mildew and mould forming...

25 November 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Many Renters Reform Bill committee MPs are private landlords

A slew of MPs who are members of the Renters Reform Bill committee receive money from letting out rooms or properties...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb listings info to be shared with government data service

The UK’s Office for National Statistics will soon have access to data on short-term lets listed on Airbnb, Booking .com and...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Watch Live!  Renters Reform Bill begins committee scrutiny

MPs today begin the so-called Committee Stage of the Renters Reform Bill’s passage through the House of Commons. Organisations and individuals with...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Homes illegally advertised as short lets returned to family use

A clampdown has found 18 council homes were being unlawfully sublet on Airbnb and other short let platforms. The investigation led by...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy to Let Sell-Off has been going on since 2016 says agency

Landlords have been selling more homes than they bought in every year since 2016 when a raft of tax and regulatory...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb sub-letting call explodes into national media controversy

An Airbnb survey first reported last week on Landlord Today has exploded into a national newspaper controversy. Airbnb claims that almost 80...

07 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

Airbnb says landlords should allow tenants to sub-let rooms

Airbnb says the large majority of private tenants want to boost their income, including through sub-letting rooms in their homes. In a...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New analysis puts average asking rents approaching £2k

The average asking price across the UK based on the available stock is now £1,829 per month according to property consultancy...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Council Tax 300% Hike - “huge numbers” of holiday lets sell up

“Huge numbers” of small family-run holiday lettings businesses in Wales are selling up because of new restrictions and large tax hikes. New...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

For those looking to take the leap into holiday letting, finding the right property is not only the first step, but...

21 October 2023

From: Agent Advice

HMRC to gather more data on landlords from next year

Airbnb hosts - even those using just a spare room for occasional letting - will be amongst those subject to new...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Traditional Lettings Market Returns to London says Foxtons

It’s taken some time but one of London’s biggest lettings agencies says a ‘traditional’ lettings market has returned to the capital.  Last...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to file tax returns as soon as possible

Landlords grappling with tax returns have been given some advice - file them sooner, rather than later. Data analysed by business consultancy...

14 October 2023

From: Tax & Finance

How to Achieve Low Season Holiday Let Bookings This year, with families across the UK facing a squeeze to their budgets, we’ve...

14 October 2023

From: Agent Advice

New App allows activists to complain about Airbnb-style short lets

A tenants’ union has developed an app which it claims makes it easy to complain about short lets. Living Rent - a...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Nationalise private rental homes, demands new manifesto

A collection of pressure groups, fronted by Generation Rent, wants all private rental homes going on sale to be offered first...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Time for Renters to get the Recognition They Deserve

The rise of ‘Generation Rent’ is well documented, along with the spiralling rent payments they are facing during a tightening cost...

30 September 2023

From: Lettings PropTech

Council may be considering tax on Airbnb guests

Another council may be considering a tax on guests staying at Airbnb or other short let properties. North Norfolk council, which covers...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Is it illegal to Airbnb your garden retreat?

The rise of platforms such as Airbnb has opened up new possibilities to generate extra income by renting out spaces.  From spare...

23 September 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Airbnb controls may breach data laws and Human Rights Convention

Scotland’s controversial licensing regime on Airbnbs and other short lets, due to start next month, may breach the European Convention on...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let sell off leads to record number of auction deals

The classic “landlord favourite” for buying and selling - the auction house - appears to be bucking the downward trend in...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Politician likens buying a second home to “forced eviction”

The Scottish National Party councillor for Oban North and Lorn - which includes the village of Plockton, made famous by the...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Typical tenant pays £2,800 more per year than in 2020 - Zoopla

Zoopla has given its latest market update on the private rental sector, with the headline rent rise now being 10.5 per...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Do HMOs Still Stack Up As An Investment?

Over the last 15 years, the HMO market has been transformed.  Back in the ‘90s, multi-lets were mainly student housing or cheap...

16 September 2023

From: Agent Advice

Anti-landlord policy will slash house values by 5% admits council

A local authority is reported to have said that a controversial new policy will reduce house values by five per cent. Gwynedd...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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