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KEYWORD "Michael Gove MP" - 84 RESULTS
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

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

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

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

Generation Rent activists link Brownfield Homes with Section 21

Generation Rent has given a qualified thumbs up to Housing Secretary Michael Gove’s ideas for homes on brownfield land. This week Gove...

15 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

Gove’s Christmas Gift to Landlords - yet another licensing system

It’s emerged that Housing Secretary approved yet another vast landlord licensing system just days before Christmas. On December Gove gave approval to...

28 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

Gove slams council that boasts of clampdowns on private landlords

Michael Gove has written to 10 social housing providers - housing associations and councils - slamming them after findings of severe...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove gives go-ahead to one of UK’s largest licensing schemes

Almost all landlords letting out properties in a London borough will soon be legally required to have a selective license. It’s one...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge leasehold shake-up for landlords and other owners

The government claims that millions of homeowners in England and Wales will be given greater rights, powers, and protections over their...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Government announces changes to Renters Reform Bill

Changes put forward to the Renters Reform Bill to crack down on rogue landlords, protect vulnerable residents and improve the safety of...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove presses Sunak to increase Local Housing Allowance next week

Housing Secretary MIchael Gove is reported to be pressing Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to increase Local Housing Allowance in next week’s...

13 November 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

NRLA Sells Out! Gove addresses annual conference

The National Residential Landlords’ Association’s annual conference next week is a sell out with all 800 or so tickets sold to...

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 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

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

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

Levelling Up minister stands down from Gove’s team

Conservative MP Dehenna Davison has resigned as a minister in Michael Gove’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Writing to the...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords tell Gove - Your planning reforms will fail

Landlords don’t believe Housing Secretary Michael Gove’s planning reforms will help build a million new homes in England, claims a buy-to-let...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords! Let Michael Gove know what you think of his policies

Landlords will be able to let Housing Secretary Michael Gove know exactly what they think of his policies in October. Gove will...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove urged to act at last over abandoned tenancies

Housing Secretary Michael Gove is being lobbied to take urgent action over the growing problem of abandoned tenancies. Propertymark chief executive Nathan...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords want to improve EPCs as soon as possible - claim

A survey suggests that landlords want to improve the energy efficiency of their properties as soon as possible - despite a...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Michael Gove gives thumbs up to another Labour licensing scheme

A controversial licensing scheme will come into force this winter with the blessing of Housing Secretary Michael Gove. Nottingham council’s selective licensing...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC Climbdown - Gove to publish details of ‘relaxed’ deadline

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has pledged to publish “shortly” revised timetables for the implementation of further energy efficiency targets for the...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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

New housing minister likely as reshuffle rumours gather pace

It may be all change - again - at the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities if the government’s poor...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove approves one of UK’s largest landlord licensing schemes

Southwark’s Labour council has won the backing of Housing Secretary Michael Gove for one of the largest private landlord licensing schemes...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove tells landlords they are “vital” to private rental sector

Independent landlords are “vital” to ensuring a fair and functioning private rented sector, the Housing Secretary says. Writing in the members’ magazine...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Marathon complaint letter sent to Gove by angry landlord-agent

A lettings agent with 3,500 properties under management has written a long letter to Housing Secretary Michael Gove complaining about the...

29 June 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

Renters Reform Bill - just a delay or a major rethink?

The government has back-tracked on its decision to publish the long-awaited Renters Reform Bill this week. The Mirror newspaper reports this morning that...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - 12 major policies it's likely to contain

Housing Secretary Michael Gove says the long-awaited Renters Reform Bill, first promised in 2019, will finally be introduced into Parliament next...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Top Tories and Shelter release blueprint for rental reform

A Conservative-leaning think tank and campaigning charity Shelter have released a book of essays on renting and housing. A statement from Bright...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove pledges law changes to restrict Airbnb growth

Housing Secretary Michael Gove says he’s going to make changes to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill currently going through Parliament...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Surprise - Landlords get more powers to evict anti social tenants

Landlords are to be given more powers to evict unruly tenants who ruin neighbours’ lives through persistent noise or by being...

27 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform laws to be launched in two months time

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has pledged that the long awaited Rental Reform Bill will be introduced into the Commons in two...

27 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Government tells tenants to complain about landlords - ad campaign

Housing Secretary Michael Gove is urging tenants to complain about sub-standard housing with the government’s ‘Make Things Right’ advertising campaign. Social housing...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour chiefs say landlords are wealthy so rents should be frozen

A host of local Labour leaders including mayors Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan are leading a call for an immediate private...

24 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove cuts through the jungle of leasehold interests

Accused variously of being a “snake” and a “betrayer”, Michael Gove has not always been popular with his ex-boss (Boris Johnson)...

04 February 2023

From: Agent Advice

Toddler Tragedy: New guidance on mould to be set out by government

The government says it’s reviewing landlord guidance on the health risks of damp and mould following the death of two year...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory council urges Gove to implement Rental Reform legislation

A Conservative controlled council in the Cotswolds has written to Housing Secretary Michael Gove, urging him to implement rental reform legislation. The...

05 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove backs Labour council's unprecedented licensing scheme

A London council says it’s been given the go ahead by Housing Secretary Michael Gove for an “unprecedented” third five-year term. The...

30 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour councils named and shamed by Housing Secretary Gove

Three more social housing landlords have been ‘named and shamed’ by Housing Secretary Michael Gove. The trio - two of which are...

29 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Christmas message for Michael Gove - stop attacking landlords

Figures from across the private rental sector have written an open letter to Housing Secretary Michael Gove, calling for a halt...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb registration and short lets planning consent under consideration

The government is to open a consultation on whether residential properties should require planning consent to be used as short lets...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent slams latest delay in Rental Reform laws

Despite a string of pledges on rental sector reform delivered in recent days by government ministers, including Housing Secretary Michael Gove,...

29 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

The Deck’s Stacked Against Renters - Gove may be a lifeline 

Renters don’t have it easy. Housemates can be unpredictable, rules can be strict, but worst of all – it’s expensive.  Most tenants...

19 November 2022

From: Rental Reform

Calm down about rental reform and use inventories, says company boss

Landlord and letting agent fears over the impact of rental reform could be eased if only the industry used rigorous and...

16 November 2022

From: Breaking News

£20m campaign against rogue landlords exploiting tenants

Rogue landlords who exploit the supported housing system at the expense of vulnerable residents could be banned from operating or fined...

14 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Gove hints at rental sector help, reinstates huge housebuilding target

The Autumn Statement on November 17 may contain financial measures to help private renters, the Housing Secretary has hinted. “We know people in...

31 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Rebooting rental reform must be number one priority says NRLA

Ben Beadle, chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association, says rebooting rental reform must be the number one priority for...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists welcome 'friend' Michael Gove into housing hot seat

Generation Rent, the activist group led by Baroness Alicia Kennedy, has given a warm welcome to the return of Michael Gove...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Architects of pro-tenant policies stay loyal to Johnson

Cabinet minister Michael Gove and junior minister Eddie Hughes - architects of the pro-renter White Paper issued last month - are staying...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

The 12 Key Points from the Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper

The architects of the Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper have been housing minister Eddie Hughes MP, Housing Secretary Michael Gove...

18 June 2022

From: Rental Reform

Power swings to tenants under Government Reform Measures

The government has released the full details of what it calls the Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper. This is to form...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Shelter turns its fire on rogue social landlords

Shelter - for so long an outspoken critic of private rental landlords and letting agencies - has now turned its fire...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Gove accuses landlords of letting tenants live in unsafe homes

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has made a sweeping attack on the conditions of homes run by private landlords. In a statement backing...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Two top Tories blast the quality of private rental sector

Two of the country’s leading Conservative MPs have spoken at a Shelter conference which claimed millions of private renters were being...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Small-scale landlords to benefit from new cladding scandal deal

The government says major house builders have agreed to spend £2 billion on fixing the dangerous cladding on their own buildings,...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

More leaseholders freed from doubling ground rents

Fifteen businesses which had bought freeh­olds from housing developer Countryside have now given formal undertakings to remove terms that cause ground...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Town given £650,000 by Michael Gove to clampdown on landlords

Michael Gove’s Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has given £650,000 to one town to clampdown on rogue landlords. A statement...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

MP worried landlords won't pass council tax rebate to tenants

A senior Labour MP has written to the Housing Secretary Michael Gove seeking reassurances that landlords will not keep council tax...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

What the new Building Safety Bill means for Leaseholders

As the government continues to assess the future state of building regulation in the UK, developers and leaseholders continue to remain...

05 March 2022

From: The Big Issues

£700 Landlord Licence: 40,000 homes to come under new scheme

Birmingham’s Labour controlled council is writing to Housing Secretary Michael Gove for consent to apply a new licensing scheme over 25...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Heartless Evictions’ - new Labour call to scrap Section 21

A Labour activist has written to the government urging a ban on what she calls ‘heartless’ Section 21 evictions. Milton Keynes councillor...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Gove slammed for “lazy and false” views about landlords

The government has been accused of basing its policy to solve the cladding crisis on the assumption that landlords are Property...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Excluding landlords will lead to cladding safety problems

Experts are predicting that the exclusion of large scale landlords from cladding relief may lead to significant delays in some safety...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Levelling Up Is A Fantasy

In recent days we have heard Michael Gove trumpet his plans to ‘level up’ the UK.  We knew that he would be...

12 February 2022

From: The Big Issues

Section 21 scrapped as Gove hands rental power balance to tenants

The government’s new Levelling Up White Paper includes a dramatic reshaping of the private rental sector. Section 21 eviction powers will be...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent claims victory over landlord register

The activist group Generation Rent says it’s celebrating a victory in its campaign to secure a national mandatory landlord register. Newspaper leaks...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Cladding Help: Government still considering including BTL landlords

The government has hit back at claims from the National Residential Landlords Association that buy to let landlords are being left...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Radical rental reforms to be announced this week

The government is expected to announce the introduction of a national landlord register in England on Wednesday as part of its...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Government slams insurance firms over premiums on blocks

Property insurers have forced “crippling costs” on to residents of medium and high-rise apartment blocks in the aftermath of the Grenfell...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Government told: Don’t penalise landlords over cladding

The campaign to ensure that landlords are included in the government’s measures to alleviate the problem of dangerous cladding is gathering...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax clampdown on holiday lets will help 'genuine’ agents - claim

A tourism chief has stood up in favour of closing what the government calls a tax loophole for landlords letting out...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax loophole closed for landlords claiming business rates

Landlords who let out holiday properties as businesses may have to fork out as much as £1,000 more per year as...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Gove must give tenants more rights says campaigning Baroness

The new Housing Secretary, Michael Gove, must remake the rental sector in a fairer and more stable form. That’s the view of...

17 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlord trade body welcomes Gove as new Housing Secretary

Michael Gove - one of the most senior and controversial figures in modern politics - is the new Housing Secretary.  Ben Beadle,...

16 September 2021

From: Breaking News

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