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Good Landlord Charter launches today - Labour urges signing up

The much-publicised and long-awaited Good Landlords Charter for the Greater Manchester area has at last been launched. A statement from the local...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists send “warning” letter to Major Party Leaders

A letter from a coalition of pro-tenant groups has been sent to the leaders of the Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat, Reform...

21 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

Deposit Alternative supplier strikes mega-deal with Build To Rent operators

Deposit alternative product Reposit will now be offered to residents at five new Build to Rent sites as part of an...

06 June 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

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

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

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

Up-and-Coming London Rental Hotspots revealed in new analysis

New data from flat share website SpareRoom has revealed what it calls “the up-and-coming London rental hotspots” with properties further away...

11 May 2024

From: The Big Issues

Re-elected Labour Mayor pledges crackdown on rogue landlords

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

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill U-turn by tenant activists

The coalition of 20-plus groups which have previously spoken enthusiastically about the Renters Reform Bill has now changed its mind. On April...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Top 10 Hotspots for portfolio buy to let landlords

Paragon Bank’s analysis of its lending data has revealed the top 10 locations for investment by portfolio buy-to-let landlords, those with...

12 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Is Co-Living The Next Big Thing In Private Renting?

Co-living developments are a type of purpose-built rental housing, under the same principle as Build To Rent (BTR) but offering smaller size...

30 March 2024

From: The Big Issues

Landlord fined thousands for not handing over paperwork to council

A council is warning landlords and tenants after one landlord was ordered to pay more than £4,700 in fines and costs...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New league table identifies best yields for landlords

Buy to let lender Aldermore has named Bristol, as the best city for landlords to invest in for 2024.  Manchester, Coventry, Brighton...

06 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

Navigating the regional property market in 2024

Building on the momentum of 2023, the North West is poised for continued growth in rental and property prices. Early investment...

02 March 2024

From: Top tips & guides

“Seize bad landlords' properties” Generation Rent demands

Activists in the Generation Rent campaign says big city Mayors should “tackle the worst landlords and seize their properties.” It also wants...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning to private tenants to be wary of ‘no fee, no win’ action

A Manchester-based solicitors’ firm that incorrectly prosecuted a London council over a private rental case has been ordered to pay thousands...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA boss backs Labour Mayor’s clampdown on rogue landlords

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

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Seven Ways to Make a Home More Energy Efficient in 2024 

With 3.5 million UK adults planning major home improvements in 2024, an energy expert has shared seven adjustments that can properties more sustainable.  The...

06 January 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Labour plan to give tenants a right to demand Property Checks

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

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Shelter boss says “skyrocketing rents” are cause of homelessness

The chief executive of campaigning charity Shelter is blaming “skyrocketing rents” for a crisis of homelessness. As part of an appeal for...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Councils charge landlords thousands of pounds for “officer time”

Councils in Greater Manchester admit to charging landlords over £14,000 for “officer time” involved in licensing schemes. There are currently eight selective...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Student rental platform adds 45,000 properties before new term

Housr, a student living start-up, says it’s started its second year by adding 45,000 properties to its platform ahead of the...

29 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

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

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

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

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

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

Gove ignores Renters Reform Bill at key conference speech

Rental activists are up in arms because Housing Secretary Michael Gove failed to mention the Renters Reform Bill during his keynote...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Britain’s longest banning order imposed after safety breaches

A landlord has found himself on the Rogue Landlord Database after repeatedly renting out hazardous properties in Sheffield. Local landlord and businessman...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Row over top Tory’s amazing description of private renters

A row has broken out over a statement made by housing minister Rachel Maclean at the Conservative Party Conference. She told a...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal verdict means costs of ‘waking watches’ may fall on landlords

The Fire Protection Association says a recent First-Tier Tribunal decision and appeal dismissal highlight the responsibilities that landlords hold in relation...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

England football star scores at upcoming expo for landlords

Former England footballer turned TV pundit and property expert Dion Dublin is to headline this month’s South East Property Expo. The centre...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Which Student Areas Have The Biggest Shortage of Properties?

While there has been a shortage of all types of rental accommodation across the UK for several years now, the student...

26 August 2023

From: Agent Advice

National Landlord Investment Show details revealed

The next National Landlord Investment Show is taking place in London next month. It’s on September 27 at DoubleTree Hilton London Elstree...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Why are landlords selling up?

The challenges facing the property market right now are well reported; from rising interest rates pushing up mortgage payments to a...

03 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Tenant priorities changing in prime markets, says agent

Savills’ latest market snapshot for prime properties in the UK regions suggest that tenant priorities are gently shifting. Across UK prime regional...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Law student wins deposit court case against landlord

A third year law student has successfully challenged her landlord over a repair bill.  Obioma Ibe, whose landlord unlawfully tried to claim...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour plan to seize unsafe or poor homes from rogue landlords

The Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, says he is demanding the powers to seize usage or poor quality homes...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

It's not just Boris Johnson - renters accused of lying on applications

A comparison website has compiled a list of what it claims to be the most common lies on tenancy applications -...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

The Best Buy To Let Areas in the UK

When choosing a buy-to-let property, there are many elements that need to be balanced in order to get the biggest return...

17 June 2023

From: Agent Advice

Another PropTech integration pledges to disrupt rental market

Another PropTech innovation claims it will disrupt part of the rental market - this time, the student accommodation sector. Housemates Connect API...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

There’s a type of renting even cheaper than flat-sharing …

There’s news for tenants on a budget - it may now cost less to be a lodger in a house than...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Mayor wants local Airbnb tax to help fund public services

One of the country’s most popular destinations for both visitors and short let accommodation is likely to be hit with a...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Paws For Thought - dog-friendly rental locations revealed

An insurance firm has identified locations which, according to current portal listings, have the highest proportion of dog-friendly rental properties. The league...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

One of UK’s biggest landlord licensing regimes now bigger still

One of the country’s largest landlord licensing regimes has expanded even more this week. Some 700 more private sector homes in Manchester...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

More Airbnbs in big cities than households on waiting lists - claim

A news service claims that in many UK cities there are now more entire homes listed on Airbnb than there are...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Rising number of properties owned by foreign-registered firms

The government response to a Freedom of Information request has shed light on the increasing number of homes in England and...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Shortages Could Make 2023 Difficult For Students

Student lets have come under the spotlight as a result of a slowdown in the building of new university student accommodation...

11 March 2023

From: Agent Advice

IKEA teams up with Shelter to highlight homelessness issue

Flat-pack furniture giant IKEA has teamed up with campaigning charity Shelter to highlight the issue of homelessness. The Scandinavian firm, citing Shelter’s...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock alliance blocks council call for rent control powers

An unexpected and unlikely political alliance has prevented another city council demanding powers to freeze private rents. London, Bristol, Liverpool and Manchester...

27 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords may suffer double council tax during void periods

Landlords say housing standards in one of the UK’s biggest cities could sugar because of council tax changes for empty homes. Manchester’s...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Free investment shows for landlords planned throughout 2023

The National Landlord Investment Show has announced a series of free events for landlords, investors and property professionals throughout 2023. Co-founder Steve...

13 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let “virtually pointless” for many landlords - claim

A property industry trade body chief says buy to let is “virtually pointless” for landlords with substantial mortgages who seek income...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Unlikely location heads landlords’ capital growth league table

An unlikely location heads the latest league table purporting to show the highest returns on property investment. Aldermore’s Buy To let City...

27 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let hotspots revealed by landlord insurer

London continues to dominate the list of the most attractive cities for buy to let investment for the second year running. Data...

27 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters’ groups to help create Good Landlord Charter

A Good Landlord Charter - described as the first of its kind in the UK - is being created by a...

19 January 2023

From: Breaking News

First council signs up to Labour Mayor’s ‘Good Landlord’ scheme

Trafford council is believed to be the first to have signed up to a scheme created by Greater Manchester Labour Mayor...

10 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - where capital appreciation was greatest (and least) in 2022

New data from Rightmove reveals the areas which have seen the largest price jumps in the past year. It says that Eastwood...

09 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Could Starmer’s local devolution mean rent controls?

Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer has set out a radical programme of devolution to local authorities at city and county level...

06 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let Hotspots - the cities to look out for in 2023

Specialist mortgage lender Aldermore has named what it believes to be the five best cities for landlords to invest in for...

03 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour Mayor recruits 10 to enforce ‘Good Landlord Scheme’

Labour’s Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, is recruiting 10 people to enforce a new initiative he’s calling his ‘Good Landlord...

23 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists turn on “derisory” Shelter management

Tenant activists have turned on the bosses of Shelter - just as the charity wants to maximise income from its annual Christmas...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords - buy at discount now or wait for bigger price falls?

There’s a dilemma for landlords wishing to expand their portfolios - do so now, just as some buyers are offering discounts?...

30 November 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Government acts to protect tenants’ says Gove in landlord clampdown

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has made an announcement overnight that “the government will always act to protect tenants.” The claim comes as...

24 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Barking Mad? Rental properties have dog-walking area and water bowls

A new 100-unit Build To Rent scheme in Manchester called The Quarters is being marketed as “pet friendly”. The company behind it,...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent rises to moderate following interest rate bombshell - forecast

Rent rises could finally be set to slow down because more housing stock is becoming available due to the cost of...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb accused of using charity to disguise housing market damage

The charity Action on Empty Homes, which is mounting a campaign against short let properties, has attacked Airbnb for making a...

28 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Big city landlord licensing regime set to expand

Landlords and agents are being asked their views on proposals to expand Selective Licensing to eight new areas of Manchester. There are...

11 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour criticises Budget for not including rent freeze

The mini-Budget was always billed as a tax-cutting, growth-generating affair - and so it proved - but Labour has criticised it...

26 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Activist campaign to limit homes used for Airbnb-style short lets

A new campaign has been launched calling for the regulation of Airbnb and other short lets in England. Action on Short Term...

01 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Can You Be A Socially-Conscious Landlord? 

There is a perfect storm brewing for landlords and tenants in the UK.  Sky-rocketing energy bills, food prices and increasing rent paints...

27 August 2022

From: The Big Issues

More Airbnbs and fewer long term lets would be ‘catastrophic’ - claim

ARLA Propertymark has released details of its written response to a Parliamentary committee investigating the impact of Airbnb-style short lets on...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords at online agency to be moved to High Street branches

Landlords who use the Property Hub Lets online agency are in for a change - in future, their properties will be...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Historic low for voids as rental market under-supply goes on

Voids hit what has been described as an historic low in recent weeks, according to PropTech firm Goodlord. It says the average...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Games will turbo charge investment appeal in Birmingham - claim

The Commonwealth Games, which begin today in Birmingham, could turbo-charge capital appreciation in the city by up to 15 per cent. That’s the...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Yields dip but lettings market strong thanks to soaring demand

A mortgage lender’s buy to let market index shows yields slightly dipping. Fleet Mortgages’ regional snapshot covers all areas of England and...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Six year dispute with council ends with massive fine for landlord

A landlord who repeatedly let out an unsafe house has been fined £20,000 by magistrates. Housing officers from Salford council found fire...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

New buy to let hotspot out-performs London, Manchester, Birmingham

Liverpool is a key investment hot spot for buy to let landlords according to a new report. It shows that, for example,...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords can spread fee payment with new PropTech platform - claim

A PropTech platform says it’s giving landlords the opportunity to spread their management fees and marketing costs across the duration of...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Tributes for senior NRLA executive who has died of cancer

A senior figure in the National Residential Landlords Association died over the weekend after being diagnosed with cancer. It was the Deputy...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - where landlords are buying now for optimum returns

Buy to let landlords are increasingly targeting smaller, secondary towns and cities rather than big urban centres. Data from Paragon Bank shows...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Council launches building firm to construct ‘affordable rent’ units

Manchester council has launched its own building company - called This City - to construct affordable and market homes to rent. The...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Council boasts of licence success - and announces new clampdown

New selective licensing schemes are now live in areas of north and east Manchester covering more than 1,400 properties.  This means compulsory...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks - Understand your competition and your customers

Last month, I wrote about what’s in store for the private rented sector in 2022 and, like most commentators in our...

29 January 2022

From: The Big Issues

The True Costs of Being A Landlord In 2022

Covid-19 has undoubtedly shifted the way new landlords will be looking to invest in 2022, and our ranking makes it clear...

22 January 2022

From: Tax & Finance

Why 2022 will be Build to Rent’s Year

New preliminary figures released by CBRE reveal that a record £4.1 billion was invested in the UK’s Build to Rent sector...

15 January 2022

From: The Big Issues

Landlord ignored Emergency Prohibition Order given hefty fine

A private landlord who failed to carry out essential safety work has been fined for ignoring an Emergency Prohibition Order. Mohammed Deryo,...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Regional Rents Bounce. And London Is Next…

Earlier this week Zoopla released some rather healthy statistics on the UK rental market. In recent months, the rental market has been...

20 November 2021

From: Top tips & guides

Licensing on the march - another city goes to consultation

Salford is the latest city to launch a consultation seeking views on plans to expand its selective licensing scheme - claiming...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Lawyers pitch for business by claiming serious delays for repairs

A firm of solicitors claims that private and social sector tenants face long delays for repairs to be addressed - and...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Councils continue to clampdown on landlords’ fly tipping

There’s more evidence of councils clamping down on landlords fly tipping - Landlord Today has run a series of reports on...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

New investment league table’s ringing endorsement to city buy to lets

A new league table of investment potential has given a ringing endorsement to buy to let in cities. Select Property Group has...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

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