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Guidance for landlords: 5 top tips for navigating responsibilities

Landlords play a crucial role in providing safe and comfortable housing for tenants while also managing rental properties effectively. Staying informed...

01 March 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Big Housing Market Boost from two new snapshots

Landlords seeking capital appreciation will be encouraged from two new housing market surveys - one showing a surprise rise in house...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

New homes giants merge to form UK’s biggest house builder

Two new build household names often favoured by landlords buying investment properties have announced a merger. Barratt has reached a £2.5 billion...

08 February 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

Lettings Super-Agency manages over 150,000 tenanted properties

A merger of two of the biggest names in the lettings agency world will mean the combined group managing 152,000 rental...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Chiefs forecast better days for landlords in 2024

Many landlords say they’re set to expand investments in 2024 despite facing up to 80 per cent higher costs in the...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord Warning - many face 80 per cent sky-rocketing costs

A respected financial body is warning that landlords face rising costs of up to 80 per cent in the next two...

08 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

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

Tax threat to buy to let forces investors to set up companies

A third of landlords who own rental property in their personal name are planning to incorporate their portfolio into a limited...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Will the Renters Reform Bill REALLY reduce homelessness?

Recent data from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities show that 24,260 households served a valid Section 21 notice...

04 November 2023

From: Rental Reform

Over the past year, we have witnessed an increase in the proportion of landlords opting to acquire properties through limited companies.  This...

15 July 2023

From: Tax & Finance

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

PropTech study paints bleak picture of landlord sentiment

As landlords face losses as high as £7,500 this year – thanks to increased mortgage and living costs alongside a tax overhaul...

12 April 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

Landlord strikes deal with council to plead guilty to offences

A rogue landlord who created false identities and fake lcompanies as part of an elaborate web of misinformation designed to exploit...

13 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour Mayor demands 'name and shame' UK rogue landlord database

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has praised tenants in the capital for using a register that names and shames rogue landlords -...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let incorporations soar - until Corporation Tax rise

There’s been a big rise in the number of companies set up to hold buy to lets, according to a survey...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Shelter backs Citizens Advice concern over landlords passing on rebate

Campaigning charity Shelter has backed a call by consumer organisation Citizens Advice to seek government pledges that a £400 energy bill...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC shock - many landlords named and shamed over tax

HM Revenue & Customs has named and shamed a string of landlords who, it claims, have collectively avoided many millions of...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Massive red tape of new rental laws revealed in guidelines

The Welsh Government, which recently pushed back its so-called rental revolution until December, has nonetheless published extensive new guidelines about the...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Over 100 experts to woo landlords at investment show this week

The Property Investor Show is back for its 20th year with 100 property sector experts and exhibitors in London this week. The...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Newspaper campaign to scrap Section 21 and clamp down on landlords

The Mirror newspaper has launched a campaign to “make rented homes safer”. It says its campaign - called Safe As Houses -...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time Landlords: key tips to remember in buy to let

Has there ever been a better time to buy-to-let?  Zoopla just last week revealed that demand and rent prices, especially in city...

19 February 2022

From: Top tips & guides

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

Tax-efficient landlords rush to set up companies for buy to lets

A record number of companies were set up last year to hold buy to let property.   In total there were 47,400 new...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New landlord contracts with tenants explained by government

The Welsh Government has set out how the housing law in that country is set to change significantly from July 15...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Don’t call me ‘Landlord’ - is the title discredited?

The majority of the buy to let community want the name ‘landlord’ dropped and replaced by something like ‘small housing provider’ That’s...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Sex For Rent landlords to be discussed in the House of Lords

The long-running saga of unscrupulous landlords taking advantage of lone tenants to suggest a ‘sex for rent’ arrangement continues with a...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Government asks tenants if they want to see landlord contact details

The government has launched a survey of private tenants in which it asks them whether they would like to be given...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Transparency in lettings – how can landlords improve their reputation?

The steps landlords need to take to improve their own image and enhance their reputation in the eyes of consumers was...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

10 easy mistakes by landlords - do you agree with this bank?

Private and commercial bank Arbuthnot Latham has set out what it considers to be the 10 easy mistakes which some landlords...

22 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Why quality matters

Home appliances are often an area that can be overlooked when it comes to finalising kitchen designs, but having quality machines...

18 October 2021

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Top Tips for new landlords to optimise their tax position

Internet searches for ‘how to become a landlord’ have increased by 22 per cent according to Sheards Accountants, a chartered accountancy...

01 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Banning Orders flop - average of just 13 issued a year

Only 39 rogue landlords and letting agents have been hit with banning orders in the first three years of their existence. The...

06 April 2021

From: Breaking News

The 10 biggest mistakes a landlord could make (according to a bank)

It might be thought that banks have made significant mistakes of their own in the recent past - including triggering the...

25 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Sex-For-Rent: Landlords named and shamed in newspaper sting

A Labour MP is demanding action against unscrupulous predator landlords who demand sex from tenants in lieu of rent. The Daily Mail...

04 January 2021

From: Breaking News

 Landlords “facilitating race discrimination” claims law firm

A law firm says landlords being obliged to conduct checks on the immigration status of potential tenants is encouraging and even...

24 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Activists accuse councils of doing nothing to stop retaliatory evictions

Generation Rent activists are back on the warpath, this time accusing councils of not doing enough - and sometimes nothing -...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Top places to invest near London in 2020

London remains one of the biggest property investment destinations in the world, attracting a wide range of national and international investors.  But...

14 January 2020

From: Breaking News

NRLA names Ben Beadle as new chief executive

The newly formed National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has announced Ben Beadle as its new chief executive.  Beadle will become the organisation’s...

24 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlords database may be a pointless exercise, warns NLA

Introducing a ‘rogue landlords’ database without better enforcement would be a pointless exercise, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA). A rogue...

22 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Metro Bank is the latest lender to remove restrictions on letting to DSS tenants

Metro Bank has announced that it will no longer prevent buy-to-let landlords from letting property to tenants in receipt of benefits. The...

12 June 2019

From: Breaking News

New mortgage and protection service launched by Portico

Portico has expanded its client offering with the launch of Portico Finance, a mortgage broker and protection service, designed to offer...

02 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Petition against ‘No DSS’ Rightmove listings hit 40,000 signatures

An online petition calling on Rightmove to ban ‘No DSS’ wording in rental adverts has attracted more than 40,000 signatures. The petition...

27 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Rogue letting agents jailed for conning landlords and tenants

Three rogue directors of a letting agency in London who conned at least landlords and tenants out of more than £105,000 were...

28 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to look beyond product fees and factor in extra mortgage costs

Headline mortgage rates are misleading borrowers and could be costing them thousands of pounds, according to Property Master. It may initially seem...

13 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord database to be made freely available, says PM

Tenants will be offered access to the government’s rogue landlord database under fresh plans unveiled by Theresa May. The Prime Minister was...

26 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord fined more than £20k for renting out converted BT Station

A buy-to-let landlord who rented out a converted British Telecom station in Osterley without consent has been ordered to pay over...

26 March 2018

From: Breaking News

How does GDPR affect small landlords?

The introduction of the EU-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a little over three months away, and the legislation will...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Cannabis farm discovered at rented property in Plymouth

A major cannabis farm was discovered over the weekend at a house in Plymouth city centre after two police community support...

05 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord database ‘will save lives’ says LFB

The mayor of London’s decision to launch a new public online database which ‘names and shames’ rogue landlords and letting agents...

21 December 2017

From: Breaking News

New database leaves rogue landlords with ‘nowhere to hide’

The mayor of London Sadiq Khan yesterday launched a new public online database which ‘names and shames’ dodgy landlords and letting...

20 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Welsh housing minister to address Future Renting Wales conference today

The Welsh minister for housing and regeneration, Rebecca Evans AM, will address the RLA’s Future Renting Wales conference in Cardiff today.  The Future...

30 November 2017

From: Breaking News

New blacklist will be a ‘valuable tool in protecting tenants’

The new blacklist of rogue agents and landlords, introduced as part of the Housing and Planning Bill, will go a long...

11 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Student landlords warned about potential scam

Private landlords offering accommodation to students who are planning to go to the University of Newcastle this September are being targeted...

11 August 2017

From: Breaking News

New PRS contract is a key moment for the ‘wider private rental sector’

A major new contract that will apparently ‘change the perception of the rental sector’, by setting a new standard of offering...

02 June 2017

From: Breaking News

UK’s most prosecuted landlord unveiled

A charity that receives thousands of pounds in housing benefit to accommodate vulnerable people, including the homeless with addiction problems, has...

08 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Free landlord and property investor event to be held at EcXel

Buy-to-let Landlords will descend on London's ExCel on April 28 and 29 for the annual Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, which...

29 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Strong start to the year for buy-to-let market

While many will agree that 2016 was not the best year for buy-to-let, as the government introduced a raft of anti-landlord...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Bogus letting agent jailed for ripping off landlords and tenants

A fraudster who posed as a letting agent with the sole intention of stealing from landlords and tenants has been jailed...

02 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Rent-to-rent gang fined

Newham Council has prosecuted what it called a “group of criminals” running a dodgy letting business with an estimated income of...

24 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Award-winning Sawyer & Co, the fastest growing lettings company in Brighton & Hove

In less than seven years Sawyer & Co has become the fastest growing Lettings Agents in Brighton & Hove. Silver winners of...

16 February 2016

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Right to rent seeing lawful tenants refused housing

The complexity of the Government’s plans to turn landlords into border police is seeing lawful tenants being refused housing, according to...

08 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent: Criminal landlords are not being brought to justice

The tiny number of landlord convictions is no deterrent to the worst landlords, Generation Rent has said, as it calls on...

27 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Guardian names UK’s worst landlord

The Guardian has named and shamed a North London landlord after she topped a list of letting agents and landlords who have...

24 July 2015

From: Breaking News

New Channel 5 programme exposes subletting scam

Stay tuned tomorrow evening at 9pm for the first in a six-part Channel 5 series about subletting. ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’ follows...

23 June 2015

From: Breaking News

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