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KEYWORD "MPs" - 100 RESULTS
Another council jumps on the selective licensing bandwagon

Yet another council is consulting on whether to continue a selective licensing scheme. The scheme applies to several areas of Burnley and...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords urge speedy action on compromise Renters Reform Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association says it wants a speedy implementation of the Renters Reform Bill to avoid uncertainty - and...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill compromise 'near' but activists re-ignite arguments

Generation Rent has issued an angry statement about amendments to the Renters Reform Bill - just as one MP says agreement...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Lawyer steps up criticism of Gove’s attack on private landlords

A prominent lawyer has stepped up her criticisms of Housing Secretary Michael Gove and his attacks on buy to let and...

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

Landlord ordered to pay £45,000 for letting unlicensed properties

A council has prosecuted a landlord for letting two HMOs without a licence and failing to comply with HMO Management Regulations.Mohammed...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists in new bid to make Renters Reform Bill tougher on landlords

The Renters Reform Coalition - a group of organisations including Shelter and Generation Rent - has again written to Housing Secretary...

12 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

Government facing two ways on boiler grants and heat pumps

The government has issued a lengthy statement claiming more home owners, including landlords, are fitting heat pumps - yet at the...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

MP behind soaring interest rates is to quit Parliament

One of the MPs behind the disastrous mini-Budget - which directly led to soaring interest rates - is to stand down...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Beefed Up EPCs demanded by energy efficiency experts

The Building Research Establishment - which undertakes research, advice, training, testing, certification and standards-setting for the housing sector - is calling...

05 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

Tax Breaks and Retrofit fund needed to promote energy efficiency - call

Most home owners, including landlords, have experienced obstacles that have prevented them from carrying out energy efficiencies on their properties. That’s according...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs want landlord experiences of disabled people in rental sector

The all-party Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee of MPs is looking into housing for disabled people.  It’s considering how the government, local...

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

Damp and Mould Changes - A Landlord’s Responsibility

Damp and mould are two of the most common issues in rented properties, with surface mould caused by condensation one of...

27 January 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Rental listings should include energy efficiency details - new call

An energy industry supplier claims that the housing sector in the UK offers too little help for those wanting to live...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Amendments to Renters Reform Bill backed by senior industry figure

Amendments to the Renters Reform Bill, designed to give landlords more protection, have won the backing of a prominent industry figure. Neil Cobbold,...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs want stricter damp, mould and housing standards imposed on landlords

Urgent action is needed by government to protect tenants who live in poor quality private rented homes, MPs have demanded. A report...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA accepts S21 abolition but wants “pragmatic” amendments to Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association is urging MPs to back what it describes as “pragmatic” changes to the Renters Reform Bill...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

What Should We Expect from the Budget on March 6?

The Treasury has announced March 6 as the date for the Spring Budget and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has commissioned the Office...

06 January 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Landlords without central heating offered financial incentives

Renters and landlords of properties without gas central heating can now get energy saving green measures installed free of charge or...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Record number of sellers come to market on Boxing Day

Rightmove claims that a new record number of sellers came to market on Boxing Day, with a 26 per cent increase...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Green Mortgages - are they a busted flush?

Awareness of green mortgages is dipping among buyers, according to new research. Almost two thirds of mortgage advisers say their clients have...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Amended Renters Reform Bill now runs to 155 pages

The Renters Reform Bill in its latest amended version now runs to 15 pages, and is available on the Parliament website. The...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert - lobby your MP to limit damage from Renters Reform Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association has created two template email letters for landlords to use to urge MPs to minimise damage...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove ramps up the hype on new Boxing Day listings

Rightmove is building the hype ahead of its much-vaunted Boxing Day listing of new properties to the market. The portal claims that...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

New energy ratings to provide EPCs - government consultation opens

The government has launched a public consultation on a radical new UK home energy rating system to replace the long-standing Standard...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter’s Renters Reform Bill petition nears target threshold

Campaigning charity Shelter is nearing a controversial signature threshold in its petition about the Renters Reform Bill. It now has over 123,000 of...

11 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 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

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

A Comprehensive Guide to HMO Mortgages

Property investment is a dynamic and diverse field, offering numerous opportunities for investors to grow their wealth. At Mortgage Scout, we...

02 December 2023

From: Agent Advice

Court Reform “not a delaying tactic to avoid scrapping S21” - government

The government has insisted that its commitment to reform the courts process to help deal with evictions more effectively is not...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Government eco-scheme for landlords has zero impact - claim

A campaign by a UK government to help landlords retrofit their properties with energy efficient amenities has had almost zero impact,...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords lead on energy-efficiency despite Sunak U-turn

Large upfront costs are deterring landlords and other home owners from making their homes more energy efficient, according to Lloyds Bank...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Activist leader claims ‘one man band’ landlords worst at exploiting tenants

A leader of the pro-tenant activist group Acorn has told MPs that “one man bands” are more likely to exploit tenants...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

Confiscate private homes from bad landlords says senior Labour MP

A senior Labour MP associated with the moderate wing of the party says private rental properties should be confiscated from serial...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Court Reform first, then scrap Section 21 - landlord leader tells MPs

Court Reform first, then scrap Section 21 - landlord leader tells MPs Rental reforms will not work unless the government reforms the...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Activist’s Twitter war of words continues

Activist’s Twitter war of words continues  It appears as if Suella Braverman is not the only figure making a personal attack in...

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

New Housing Minister is ... a former housing minister

The new Housing Minister is Lee Rowley - who was a former housing minister in the short lived premiership of Liz...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to claim eco-improvement cash if eligible

A range of grants, including new and enhanced schemes, are available to help landlords improve the energy efficiency of homes and...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Court Delays - MPs launch probe into worsening problem

Just days after the government revealed it was not scrapping Section 21 until court possession processes had been overhauled, so the...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - major changes likely at Committee Stage

It’s being forecast that there are likely to be major changes made to the Renters Reform Bill during its next stage...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory and Labour big hitters address landlords’ annual conference

Housing Secretary Michael Gove says a healthy private rented sector is a “critical” part of the housing market. The comments came as he addressed...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove rules out tax help for landlords in near future

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has ruled out any reversal of Section 24 or other tax changes which have hurt landlords in...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill passes Second Reading without a vote

MPs have given the Renters Reform Bill its Second Reading - a procedure which means it now continues into the Committee...

24 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

Renters Reform Bill can only work with landlords’ backing

The chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association says the controversial Renters Reform Bill will only succeed if landlords’ feel...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Major concession on Section 21 announced by government

The government has pledged that section 21 repossessions will not be scrapped until improvements have been made to the way courts...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

MPs demand EPC rules for landlords be tightened once again

MPs from a range of opposition parties are pressing the government to reinstate the stricter energy efficiency rules for landlords, recently...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Date set for Renters Reform Bill next stage

The Renters Reform Bill is to get its long awaited Second Reading on Monday, October 23. The claim comes from the Financial Times...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Gobsmacked! EPC changes backed by prominent property analyst

A prominent property market analyst says he was “gobsmacked” to hear Prime Minister Rishi Sunak tone down the energy efficiency requirements...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill may not get Second Reading before King’s Speech

Housing Secretary Michael Gove says he “cannot guarantee” that the Rental Reform Bill will get its Second Reading immediately after Parliament...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove reveals the fate of Renters Reform Bill

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has given Conservative conference delegates an update on the Renters Reform Bill. Contrary to speculation, mostly from anti-landlord...

02 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

Eco-problems mount - too few qualified heat pump installers

Another problem has emerged for the heat pump sector which had, until last week, anticipated rapid growth as part of the...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Who knows how a heatpump works?

New figures reveal the typical Briton’s lack of knowledge around energy efficiency issues in the home. The research found that only 35...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Beware - the catch in Sunak’s boiler grant scheme

The Daily Telegraph appears to have uncovered a catch in Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s apparent boiler grant giveaway. Last week he announced...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Repeal Section 24 is key political priority says industry leader

A leading lettings industry figure says politicians should have the repeal of Section 24 as a major priority. Section 24 removes a...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC changes binned as Sunak makes eco U-turn

Under revised plans, the Government will: - Scrap policies to force landlords to upgrade the energy efficiency of their properties, but instead...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent automates ‘protest’ letters to Tory and Labour MPs

The Generation Rent activist group is urging its supporters to email MPs to protest about delays in the parliamentary progress of...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent hopping mad over ‘missing’ Renters Reform Bill

Activists in the Generation Rent campaign are complaining that the Renters Reform Bill hasn’t been placed ahead of other Parliamentary business...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Time Running Out for Renters Reform Bill

The Renters Reform Bill is not scheduled for debate this week in Parliament - and time is running out for it...

11 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

Decorating Tips For Renters With Limited Scope for Changes

If you live in a rented home, you’ll know the struggles of wanting to make your home feel like your own...

02 September 2023

From: Top tips & guides

In the ever-evolving landscape of rental property management, UK landlords are facing significant changes. Most recently these changes include new energy...

19 August 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Message to Gove - sort the EPC deadline and stick to it!

The landlords’ trade body has given a firm message to Housing Secretary Michael Gove - sort out a realistic deadline for...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Government to ‘relax the pace’ of threatened EPC reform

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has this morning said his government should ‘relax the pace’ of EPC reforms expected from private landlords. In...

23 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill next stage delayed until autumn

It appears almost certain that the Second Reading of the Renters Reform Bill - expected some weeks ago - will not...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

MP wants landlords to be eligible for leaseholder protection funding

A Labour MP wants the government to include private landlords in the Building Safety Act’s leaseholder protections scheme.  The government introduced the...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Conversions - should there be more of them?

Conversions, often seen as a likely property type for private landlords, are likely to be more common if two groups of...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Extinction Rebellion jumps on housing protest bandwagon

After genteel protests from the Generation Rent ginger group and more pro-active protests from the Acorn group of rental activists, tomorrow...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent says house prices too high for tenants to buy

A statement from activist group Generation Rent suggests there’s a connection between Section 21 and the period of time people rent...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform - Labour says Tories are divided and Bill is at risk

A newspaper which often carries leaks of new Labour policies has produced an interesting theory on the fate of the Renters...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Lobby Your MP! Bid to stop Reform Bill destroying private renting

A series of template letters have been drafted so that landlords can write to MPs about problems caused by the Renters...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Short Lets Bonanza - high end units in demand in London

A property management company is forecasting that Prime Central London’s short-lets summer is set to be record breaking. Glenfield Property Management says...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Plea To Government - help landlords as well as owner-occupiers

A specialist buy to let mortgage broker says the government must help landlords with mortgage costs, as well as owner occupiers...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - Penny Mordaunt gives progress report

A Labour MP has expressed concern at the speed of progress on the Renters Reform Bill - pushing Leader of the...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Meltdown hurts landlords’ capital appreciation hopes

If this was typical of the past 10 years we would be talking of a 0.6 per cent average house price...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists U-turn on Renters Reform Bill?

Activists who at one time appeared broadly happy with the pro-tenant Renters Reform Bill now appear to have changed their mind. Over...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory hard liners want stamp duty to stay on additional homes

A vocal group of around 50 Conservative right wing MPs wants an end to stamp duty - except for additional homes...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Minister criticised by Parliamentary Standards Commissioner

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has criticised Housing Minister Rachel Maclean for breaking MPs’ rules. Maclean broke rule 8 of the Code...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords guide to making the right decisions in 2023

This year is set to bring sweeping rental reforms that will change the face of lettings forever. Landlords should be following...

02 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Airbnb ‘problem’ may be smaller than critics claim

New data appears to show that the number of active short lets is lower - and not higher - than in...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Veteran Labour MP slams Renters Reform Bill loopholes

A Labour MP who last held shadow office under the party leadership of Jeremy Corbyn has attacked the government for having...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

How to lower your home’s carbon footprint and energy bills

The UK has long been a pioneer in terms of Net Zero goal setting, but many people across the nation remain...

27 May 2023

From: The Big Issues

Airbnb Clampdown - Labour MP steps up campaign against short lets

A Labour MP who wants a licensing system to be introduced for Airbnb-style short lets and holiday accommodation is holding a...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Should benefits be increased to help poorest tenants?

Propertymark has told a group of MPs that many benefit recipients are excluded from the private rented sector due to the...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Details Not Bluster -  Landlords want more than Reform rhetoric

The main landlord body wants more details behind the soundbite rhetoric of the Renters Referm Bill, launched today in Parliament. Ben Beadle,...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - Tories worried about AirBnb growth

A newspaper claims  unrest about the Renters Reform Bill amongst Tory MPs revolves around fears that buy to let landlords will...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Section 24 petition falls far short of signature target

The Section 24 parliamentary petition, seeking to persuade MPs to reinstate mortgage interest tax relief for landlords, has fallen far short...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove’s pledge: “We will bring forward legislation very shortly”

The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has still not given a new date for the publication of the Renters...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

MPs make millions as private landlords - claim

A campaign group claims that current MPs in the House of Commons make as much as £2m a year. 38 Degrees, which...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory MPs unhappy at anti-landlord tone of Rental Reform Bill

A newspaper report claims that some Conservative MPs are unhappy at the anti-landlord tone of the Renters Reform Bill which is...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Heat Pump Revolution - UK massively behind many countries

A new study by a University of Glasgow-led research centre has found that the UK housing sector is lagging over 30...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

MP demands Airbnb clampdown be introduced immediately

A Liberal Democrat MP is calling on the government to bring forward a clampdown on Airbnb and other short lets.  The government...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

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