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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

Boom Time for flats and houses let for over £5,000 per week

London’s ultra-prime rental market has returned this year to pre-Covid levels for the first time, an agency claims. Beauchamp Estates - using...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental demand triples in just four years says NRLA

The proportion of private landlords who report increased demand for rental properties has more than tripled compared with demand for properties...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour Mayor and Generation Rent buddy up for anti-mould campaign

London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan and the leader of activist group Generation Rent have teamed up for an anti-damp and mouldy...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

London borough HMO licensing scheme goes out to consultation

Residents across part of London are invited to give their thoughts on yet another new rental licensing scheme. This is a new...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rise next year forecast to be one of highest ever

The latest lettings market forecast from Savills says average UK rents to end 2023 at up 9.5 per cent year on...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Councils claim one-in-50 Londoners are now homeless

The rising cost of living - especially housing - remains the top issue on Londoners’ minds for the second year in...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents cannot go up indefinitely as affordability crisis hits

Affordability limits have been reached in several regions of the UK, the Home property website suggests. While some regions are still recording...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan to buy 10,000 private homes to become social rent properties

London’s Labour mayor Sadiq Khan wants 10,000 private homes in the capital to be brought into the social rental sector within...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

A Remarkable Story of A Leaseholder Seeking Justice

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

18 November 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Section 21 - Agent sympathises with tenants over delay for ban

A prominent lettings agent says he can see why tenants have lost faith in the government following delays in the banning...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Bed bugs and landlords’ duty of care to tenants

Landlords have been urged to protect their properties against bed bugs with regular inspections. Daniel Evans, chair of the Association of Independent...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Charity repeats claim scrapping S21 will reduce homelessness

A charity is suggesting that if only the government got on with abolishing S21 eviction powers, homelessness would be eased. Crisis -...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters wield more electoral power - if they actually register to vote

The growth of private renting in the past decade has given renters more political power, an activist group claims. Generation Rent’s analysis...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage interest relief must be reinstated says agency boss

Winkworth's chief executive says next week’s Autumn Statement must see the reinstatement of Mortgage Interest Tax Relief for investors. Dominic Agace says...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Desperate plea for private landlords to help social housing shortfall

Help2Rent, a social housing platform that matches housing list tenants with available homes, has made a desperate plea to private landlords. An...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

More big rent rises in 2024 as demand set to outstrip supply again

One of the first forecasts for the rental market for 2024 suggests that strong growth will continue. Property consultancy JLL says that...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Shamplina praises MP for raising need for possession court overhaul

The leader of Landlord Action has commended the efforts of MP Theresa Villiers for raising issues surrounding court delays which must...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

London Renters at risk of homelessness without government action - claim

Almost 60,000 Londoners in the private rented sector are likely to become homeless over the next six years if the government...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

London landlords hold tight grip on HMOs

Owners of London HMOs rarely put them up for sale, meaning investors likely need to convert a residential home into an...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Top agency warns of more house price falls on 2024

Savills is warning that the average UK house price is projected to fall by a further 3.0 per cent in 2024...

08 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

Government makes regular checks on how many landlords raise rents

The government's Office for National Statistics has revealed that it conducts an exercise to assess the likelihood that landlords will increase...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Hope is dwindling for renters, claims lettings industry supplier

The latest edition of the HomeLet Rental Index shows a near double-digit average annual rent rise across the UK. Renters can now...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Student lettings under pressure thanks to Renters Reform Bill

A rent guarantor service says the recent Second Reading of the Renters Reform Bill has intensified scrutiny on the challenges faced...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mould and damp issues are rife in private rental homes - claim

A new but small survey by a compensation consultancy claims there are serious mould and damp issues amongst private rental properties. Some...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation to slam into reverse again in 2024 - forecast

Zoopla is warning that there will be further house price falls in 2024 on top of the 4.5 per cent drop...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords fleeced by agent renewal fees, claims online platform

An online lettings platform is attacking agents for their fees, which it describes as a “waste” of landlord funds. Hello Neighbour, a...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour council to buy back homes it built and sold years ago

A local authority in London is to buy back over 300 properties it built and sold off years ago under Right...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour accuses Tories of ‘foot dragging’ over rental reform

Shadow housing secretary and Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner has accused the government of “foot dragging” over the slow progress of...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech platform gives instant comms between landlords and tenants

A new rental property listings platform - called Krispyhouse - allows landlords and tenants to communicate directly, without letting agents acting...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Government must act to save landlords, tenants - top agent

The latest rent rise figure produced by the government has triggered an angry response from one of Britain’s top agents. Greg Tsuman,...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Room rents soar by up to 45% in a year - new data

Room rents continue to skyrocket across the UK, reaching new highs in the third quarter of 2023 according to flatware website...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Shocking Surge In Landlord Complaints from social housing tenants

The Housing Ombudsman - who presides over all social housing - has revealed a huge surge in what it calls “severe...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation Shock as another index points to sliding house prices

Average house prices are now falling 2.9 per cent annually in England and Wales according to the monthly e.surv index. Yorkshire and...

17 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

Over The Worst? Supply is growing gradually…

The prime London market appears to be seeing a slow return to stability - but average rental growth in the past...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings market slowing in prime property locations

Rental growth in prime regional markets has started to slow, following runaway growth over the past three years. That’s the view from...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Not all landlords pass higher costs on to tenants - new survey

A survey by a finance firm suggests not all landlords are passing their higher mortgage costs on to tenants. Octane Capital has...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Boost for London Landlords as rental growth tops expectations

A leading lettings agency and property consultancy has revealed that it anticipates stronger-than-expected rental growth this year and next in prime...

11 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

Vast numbers of homes lie empty despite demand for properties

New research shows that 676,000 homes in England are sitting empty. The research comes from property purchasing firm House Buyer Bureau which...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Market Snapshot - is demand still stellar?

The latest Rental Demand Index from the Barrows and Forrester agency has revealed that rental demand has surged during the third...

30 September 2023

From: The Big Issues

Mortgage Interest Tax Relief for landlords demanded by agency

An agency chain is urging the Tories to stop in-fighting at their party conference and instead increase supply in the private...

29 September 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

Landlord training conference set for early 2024

The London Landlord Accreditation Scheme is hosting a virtual conference and training day in the New Year. It promises to “bring you...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Time To Buy? Sale prices show a dip but market stays resilient

The latest data release by comparison site GetAgent shows the average sale price over the past six months has been 97.3...

28 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

Buy To Let investment plummeting - new survey

The continued attacks on the buy to let sector have resulted in a dramatic decline in investment plans by landlords. A new...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs - two thirds of homes have poor ratings in some areas

A new survey has revealed the regional breakdown of EPC ratings in residential properties.   Region Number of Lodgements (homes) Percentage of properties (D - G...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Millions already spent by landlords on EPC rules scrapped by Sunak

Research  from Shawbrook shows how many landlords have spent money preparing for EPC changes which are now not going to happen. A...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Unlicensed HMOs produce £200k windfall for London council

Haringey council has got a £200,000 windfall from landlords of unlicensed HMOs. And now it’s set to get even more. Councillors are to...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Crisis - London ‘now unaffordable for graduates’

Data from flatshare site SpareRoom suggests London is now entirely unaffordable to graduates, thanks to sky-high rents. September sees many new graduates...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords forced out - so rents inevitably rise

The latest government figures on the private rental sector show rents rose 5.5 per cent in the 12 months to August,...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

London council launches selective licensing regime

Brent council in North London has launched a new selective licensing regime across part of the borough. Landlords who let properties in the...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Yet more London council landlord licensing on the cards

A London council is looking to introduce new licensing for landlords. Currently Wandsworth council operates mandatory licensing for HMOs with five or...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

This is how much it costs a landlord to sell a property

A property website has calculated how much it costs a landlord or general home owner to sell a home - and...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

China lies behind declining rental market in prime London

Rental value growth in prime London postcodes declined further in August as supply built and demand cooled.  That’s the view of high...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory claims ‘rental market broken’ and wants more professionalism

A veteran Tory MP who has been a junior minister in the department responsible for housing now says the rental market...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Big rent premiums found in locations near Crossrail stations

Rental markets near London’s Crossrail stations have seen premiums emerge, a new survey suggests.  Areas which have benefitted from the largest reductions...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Councils should buy landlords’ homes to ease housing crisis - new call

More councils should be encouraged to buy homes from landlords, an industry expert says. This follows reports last week which revealed that...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords blame Tories for buy to let problems, says top agent

Landlords are reducing their stock - and they’re blaming the Tories for creating a hostile environment.  This is according to the latest...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rises now are jaw-dropping, admits veteran industry figure

The average UK rental price hits another all-time high of £1,261 pcm, increasing a further 1.4 per cent from last month.  Excluding...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Soaring landlord costs to push rents up 25% over next four years - forecast

Rents will rise 25 per cent over the next four years, outpacing the modest 5.5 per cent House price growth across...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory council claims boost in tackling “criminal HMO landlords”

More than 300 landlords have applied for a new licence brought in this summer by Tory controlled Kensington and Chelsea council...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls would force a third of landlords to quit Buy To Let

Over a third of private landlords would sell properties if rent controls were introduced in their area, according to a trade...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

John Lewis has trouble in store over Build To Rent scheme

The John Lewis Partnership is said to be facing “extreme challenges” as a result of its bid to enter the private...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Council boasts of fining HMO landlords over £200,000

Landlords across just one London borough who failed to license HMOs have been issued with fines amounting to £207,500. To date, 59...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - areas with even higher tenant demand than British average

Landlords with property in Outer London and the East Midlands are reporting the strongest levels of tenant demand in Britain, Paragon...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Crisis pushes out small landlords as corporates take over

Dashly, a platform that monitors over £100 billion of mortgages, says landlords in London renewing loans soon will be, on average,...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill: Landlords urged to prepare for changes as MPs return

A prominent lettings agent is urging landlords to stay vigilant for changes to the Renters Reform Bill now that Parliament is...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

I Quit! Landlords exit the temporary accommodation sector

London local authorities say there’s been a surge in landlords withdrawing from the sector providing temporary accommodation for homeless households. A survey by the...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s Grim Down South - capital appreciation tumbles in the south

New data from Zoopla this morning makes grim reading for landlords, especially those reliant on capital appreciation and with investment properties...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

London renters gifted cash by family members to buy property

Over two-thirds of all new homeowners in London received family support to purchase their homes.  ‘Bank of Family’ recipients in London received...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Santander slammed for last-minute anti Buy To Let mortgage change

Santander has been sharply criticised for increasing its Interest Coverage Ratio just as other lenders have been making it easier to...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Renting in Posh School Catchment Areas - does it really work?

Families opt to rent so they can move fast to buy a home close to London’s top schools, according to a...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

How Have Yields Changed For Landlords? An agent’s view

By Richard O’Neill, managing director, lettings at Romans Estate Agents As a landlord, your property’s yield is an important figure. It indicates...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Owners in major debt should switch tenure to rental - Mayor Khan

In an unusual move, London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan says home owners in dire financial difficulties should be able to switch...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord Banning Orders not used because of council cuts - claim

A website claims that Banning Orders on private landlords have not been served because of local government funding shortfalls. Open Democracy says...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Council that threatened landlords is guilty of “severe maladministration”

A London council that just days ago threatened private landlords with unlimited fines and “have control of their properties removed” has...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Double digit annual rent rise in London, Foxtons data shows

New figures from Foxtons show that average weekly rent in July 2023 was 12 per cent higher than July 2022.  The agency’s...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Massive student rental accommodation shortfall this autumn

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

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Council threatens landlords with losing control of their properties

A London council is telling landlords that if they don’t apply for a licence in the next nine days they face...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords with property assets held in a company could be taking advantage of the current dip in house prices to...

19 August 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Rents up in every region and every country of the UK

Rents continue to rise rapidly in every English region, Scotland and Wales according to the latest market snapshot from the respected...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord who crammed 40 people into house is banned

A criminal businessman has been given a London council’s first ever landlord banning order. Property dealer Jaydipkumar Rameshchandra Valand, who lives in...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Growth To Slow? Not likely, warns leading lettings agent

There are few signs that the pace of rental growth is slackening, warns Hamptons. It says the cost of a new tenancy...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan and activist leader launch rent control social media campaign

London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Labour-supporting leader of the Generation Rent pressure group have starred in a lengthy social...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lenders slammed for ‘daylight robbery' on BTL arrangement fees

Landlords and brokers are up in arms about alleged profiteering by buy to let mortgage lenders’ arrangement fees. These jumped last autumn...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Homes Overheating - latest alarm over rental property conditions

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

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords Beware - agent still trading after compensation failure

Hawks Properties Limited has been expelled from The Property Ombudsman scheme for failing to honour a compensation award. The agency - with...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

 Landlords selling up have left it too late for maximum gains

Investors selling a buy to let so far in 2023 made gains which were 10.1 per cent lower than those who...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax - How to optimise your position

The data from the 2021 to 2022 tax year reveals that it has been a bumper year for capital gains in...

12 August 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Agents' View - How Is The Lettings Market Right Now?

Over recent years, as successive governments have tightened lettings legislation and increased the tax burden on landlords, some with investment properties...

12 August 2023

From: Agent Advice

At last! Mainstream media support for landlords

The business editor of London’s daily newspaper, the Evening Standard, has made a strong statement in support of landlords. Jonathan Prynn, in...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Homelessness charity boss reported to be on £189,000

Homelessness charities often berate private landlords for putting income before service to tenants. But a bitter dispute at one organisation has apparently revealed...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Quitting Buy To Let? Here’s a list of where you can sell up quickly

Landlords pulling out of buy to let because of high costs and overbearing regulation now have a guide to how quickly...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Give councils cash to buy homes off private landlords - call

A group of local authorities is asking the government to give individual councils the cash to buy properties off private landlords. London...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan and Generation Rent link up over rental policy

London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan and activist group Generation Rent have issued a joint appeal for rent controls in the capital. Khan’s...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Madness continues! Rents hit yet ANOTHER record high

A prominent lettings industry figure has summed up the continuing rental market frenzy in three words - “the madness continues.” Andy Halstead, HomeLet &...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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