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Risks and Opportunities at Auction - legal firm’s guidance

Increasing numbers of savvy buyers are snapping up property at auction but it’s important people should do their homework first or...

20 July 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Another council launches small HMO licensing consultation

Enfield council in North London is running a consultation on its proposals for a licensing scheme for small, shared HMOs in...

19 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank of England must pull its finger out on rates - experts

The latest inflation figures mean there’s no excuse for the Bank of England to keep interest rates at their current high,...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Critical Tax and HMRC Deadlines This Month

As July heats up, so does the pressure for many to meet critical financial deadlines.  James O’Brennan a finance expert from Federal...

06 July 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Scam warning to landlords after eight fake contracts

The police are urging landlords and tenants to be extra vigilant following a number of reports of rental scams. Since the start...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark’s View on Improving Private Rental Sector Regulation

A call has come from the Welsh Government  to conduct an evaluation of Rent Smart Wales and its objectives.  There has been...

22 June 2024

From: Rental Reform

EPCs dismissed as “inaccurate” and “unhelpful”

Energy Performance Certificates can be riddled with inaccuracies and give unhelpful advice to property owners. That’s the view of consumer service...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Hammered! NRLA's new partnership with online auctions specialist

The National Residential Landlords Association has entered into a partnership with SDL Property Auctions. SDL sells a wide range of properties in...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Five Ways to Boost Holiday Let Profitability in Peak Season

The days of simply listing your property on Airbnb and waiting for the bookings to roll-in are sadly over. With the...

08 June 2024

From: The Big Issues

Investor in defunct online agency becomes NRLA keynote speaker

A former figurehead from TV’s Dragon’s Den is addressing landlords late this year at the National Residential Landlords Association landlord conference. James...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge surge in Right To Rent checks as non-compliance fines soar

There’s been a surge in Right to Rent checks - up 577% year on year. Under the Right to Rent Scheme, civil...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Update - HMRC guidance for landlords who are pensioners

This has been prepared by HMRC for landlords who are also pensioners  - What is Self Assessment?  Self Assessment is the process used to...

25 May 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Suspended Jail Term for landlord in contempt and harassment case

High profile landlord Fergus Wilson has been sentenced to six months in prison suspended for three years and ordered to pay...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed - How Landlords Have Cut Costs in Challenging Times

Many buy to let landlords have made financial changes during the cost of living crisis to mitigate the rising costs of...

18 May 2024

From: Tax & Finance

NRLA and council combine to stage free forum for landlords

Landlords and managing agents in South Warwickshire are being encouraged to take part in an industry forum on Tuesday May 21...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Tax Alert - new guidance from HMRC

HMRC is appealing to landlords to file Self Assessment tax returns early - and claims there are benefits to doing so. In...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Are EPCs Accurate? Energy experts say recent criticism is unfair

A group of energy professionals in the property sector are taking issue with a claim by consumer organisation Which? over the...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

What Can Landlords Buy for the Average House Price?

Brand new data from online mortgage broker Mojo Mortgages has revealed significant differences in the types of properties the average UK house...

11 May 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Airbnb rips into politicians and restrictions on short lets

Airbnb has ripped into politicians in Scotland who have implemented restrictions on short lets. The former SNP-Green coalition government allowed local councils...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

EPCs are often wrong and need major overhaul - Which?

An influential consumer body is demanding a complete overhaul of Energy Performance Certificates. Which? says that with millions of households across the...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlording 101: Essential Skills Every New Landlord Needs to Succeed

Congratulations on taking the leap into becoming a landlord! Property investing offers numerous benefits, from generating passive income to building long-term...

07 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Landlord Regulator advertises for Welsh-speaking staff

The nearest thing to a national landlord register operating anywhere in the UK is seeking new staff - and they must...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rehashed research again slams MPs who are landlords

A new version of research first released in May 2023 once again lashes some MPs for being landlords. 38 Degrees - an...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Online platform claims to save landlords £3,800 in fees

An online lettings platform claims to have launched the first “end-to-end self-service lettings platform” which could save landlords around £3,800. Hello Neighbour...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Alert - HMRC launching Making Tax Digital pilot scheme today

HMRC is today launching a pilot scheme for Making Tax Digital, the controversial proposal for quarterly reporting for landlords and the...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How To Finance Different Types of Property Purchase

If you’re moving home and have either plenty of equity or savings you can use for a deposit, plus a decent...

20 April 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Hidden Battery Fire Risk in the Private Rental Sector

Following a spate of fires in rental properties a home insurance expert is warning people of the hidden fire threat of...

13 April 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Deposit Disputes - webinars next week, free for landlords

Three webinars next week will cover key aspects of deposit disputes between landlords and tenants. They’re organised by the Deposit Protection Service...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Webinar to give leaseholders info on Right To Manage

Law firm Bishop & Sewell is hosting a webinar to give leaseholders information and advice about the Right to Manage, a...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation Worries down to interest rates, says analyst

A leading business analyst is firmly blaming interest rates for the see-saw in house prices seen in recent indices. The latest, from...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards defends new property sales process

Trading Standards has defended the introduction of ‘material information’ requirements on details of properties for sale, after a conveyancer warned landlords...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Older Renters’ group takes up Generation Rent’s demands

A charity representing older people has taken up almost all of the key demands of activist group Generation Rent. Independent Age says...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC’s embarrassing U-turn on Self-Assessment Helpline closure

HM Revenue and Customs has done a rapid U-turn on a decision to close its self-assessment telephone helpline for half the...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Bond scheme will oblige landlords to let out at ‘affordable rents’

A council says a new bond scheme designed to increase the quality and availability of affordable housing for private renters across...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Licensing - drop-in events to be part of formal consultation

Another council is consulting about a controversial selective licensing scheme.  North Lincolnshire council says the proposed scheme is “designed to improve housing...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agents back Airbnb clampdown “to be on same terms as rental sector”

Agents’ trade body Propertymark has called for equal parity between short-term lets and the private rented sector to ensure they meet...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Council asks landlords to self-declare they are letting safe properties

A council is asking landlords to sign a document declaring they are letting safe and compliant properties. Dorset council has launched the...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Council offers free “fundamental training” for private landlords

A council says it’s offering “fundamental training” to private landlords via an online day-long course on March 8. The training covers pre-tenancy...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Tougher Eviction Rules for social tenants - three strikes and you’re out!

The government may be keen on scrapping Section 21 powers for private landlords but it’s getting much tougher on social housing...

31 January 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

Tax: Airbnb to data-share with HMRC “because landlords want to pay”

Airbnb says it will continue to share hosting data with HMRC because its landlord hosts want to pay their fair share...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency key to property holding value - housing expert

A property expert claims capital values on properties should drop significantly if they are not considered appropriately energy efficient. “Homes which aren’t...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC warning as thousands of landlords risk missing tax deadline

HM Revenue and Customs says that its latest data - one week ahead of the January 31 Self Assessment deadline -...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge rise in councils using bailiffs to recover unpaid rent

Some local authorities are quick to criticise private landlords for trying to avoid rent arrears but it appears councils themselves have...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters may become first time buyers with just one per cent deposit

The government is considering allowing renters to buy their first homes with just one per cent deposits, according  to press reports...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Letting agents could face regulation under Labour amendment tactic

Labour is using a Bill currently going through Parliament as a backdoor method to introduce the regulation of lettings, estate and...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert - warning about defective CO alarms sold online

The think tank Policy Connect is warning that landlords have reported that sub-standard carbon monoxide alarms are persistently available online, leaving...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Commercial landlords more optimistic despite economic headwinds - lender

Despite inflationary and mortgage volatility over the last 12 months, a mortgage lender claims over a third of commercial landlords are...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mandatory Short Lets registration scheme introduced in part of UK

A mandatory short lets registration and licensing scheme is to be introduced in part of the UK, described as a system...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Auctioneer says the future is online bidding, not in-person

Landlords have long been a backbone of the auction industry but one player in the sector says the future is online...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Just days to go to self assessment tax deadline - here’s what to do

There are now fewer than 35 days until self employed workers - including many landlords - will need to submit their...

30 December 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Tax and Energy Efficiency tips dominate agent’s advice to landlords

Online rental platform Lettingaproperty is telling landlords to take a strategic approach to property management in 2024, to help tnavigate legislative...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC Self-Assessment Helpline slammed for not helping callers

A business consultancy claims the HMNRC Self-Assessment helpline - set up to assist those compiling and filing tax returns as the...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord complaint leads to agency being expelled from Ombudsman scheme

A London lettings agency has been expelled from The Property Ombudsman for not paying compensation to a landlord following a failure...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Consultation starts on renewing and extending selective licensing regime

Landlords providing much-needed private rented accommodation in part of Merseyside are to fall under an expanded  licensing regime.  Wirral councillors have voted...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

What's Going To Happen To The Rental Sector in 2024?

The year of proptech  The proptech revolution has been a long time coming but I think that 2024 will the year in...

16 December 2023

From: Agent Advice

Purplebricks claims to sell landlords’ homes ‘for free’

Controversial online agency Purplebricks claims landlords and other home owners can sell their properties for free “as part of a progressive...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Free landlord training and legal updates from new accreditation scheme

Newcastle council is seeking new members of its Landlord Accreditation Scheme, which it claims recognises and rewards “reputable landlords who offer...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord Tax Self Assessment - HMRC’s Top Five Questions

HM Revenue and Customs has provided answers to the top five questions asked on the Self Assessment helpline.  Do I need to fill...

09 December 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Landlords list student homes free on new portal (until they let)

A new rental website which claims to list “all available homes for young people in one place” has raised well over...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb pushing its landlords to become more energy efficient

Airbnb is launching a new Sustainability Hub to help its landlord hosts in the UK retrofit and improve the energy efficiency...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour to scrap Section 21 on first day in office, says Rayner

Labour’s shadow housing secretary and deputy leader Angela Rayner says her party will scrap Section 21 on its first day in...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent makes race allegations after using fake profiles

Minority ethnic people are more likely to be ignored when searching for private rental homes, a pressure group claims. Generation Rent claims...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC’s Self Assessment Guide for Landlords

HMRC has produced this material for landlords concerned at the prospect of self-assessment  - What is Self Assessment and why do I need...

04 November 2023

From: Tax & Finance

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

HMRC to gather more data on landlords from next year

Airbnb hosts - even those using just a spare room for occasional letting - will be amongst those subject to new...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent to run Rights Awareness Week next month

Activists in the Generation Rent group are running what they call Renters’ Rights Awareness Week in the second half of October.   “Whether...

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

Is it illegal to Airbnb your garden retreat?

The rise of platforms such as Airbnb has opened up new possibilities to generate extra income by renting out spaces.  From spare...

23 September 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Landlords plug into electrical discounts through new partnership

The National Residential Landlords Association has launched a new partnership with electrical and telecoms retailer Currys Business.  It means that member landlords...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

NRLA boosts services to landlords after big PropTech investment

The National Residential Landlords Association is moving into PropTech by providing a platform for safety compliance and one for managing aspects...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

New ‘Landlord Leaders Community’ group launched

A body called the Landlord Leaders Community - and appearing at first sight a little like a new trade group - is...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC’s Self Assessment tax warning to landlords

HMRC has prepared a guide to landlords’ and other property professionals’ self-assessment.  Here’s the guide in its entirety. - The year is flying by...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Death of tenant’s son not linked to property condition, coroner rules

The death of a 27-year-old man was not caused by the mould in the private rental property he occupied. That was the verdict...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Publicity push to combat mortgage debt (but not for landlords)

Mortgage lenders have launched a £5m media campaign to publicise the support available to owner occupier mortgage holders if they face...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords' views sought - council extends consultation period

A north of England local authority has extended the period of time for landlords to respond to a consultation. Bolsover council says...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan wants Airbnb and short-let licensing for London

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who wants the government to give him the powers to impose rent controls, is now demanding licensing...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer emphasises importance of energy efficient retro-fitting

Barclays is working with TV guru Phil Spencer to give home owners some £2,000 to make selected energy-efficiency improvements to their...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - still no news on progress through Commons

The unexpected slow progress of the Renters Reform Bill through the House of Commons continues. Although the official online documentation about the...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory council to help tenants take action against landlords

A Tory-led council says it wants to help tenants with damp, mould and disrepair to take action against their landlords. South Hams...

30 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

Failed to Disclose Airbnb Earnings? This is what you do...

HMRC has recently launched a renewed investigation into Airbnb hosts, with the site compelled to share earnings data to assist in...

17 June 2023

From: Tax & Finance

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

Only small proportion of landlords set to expand portfolio

Only one in 10 landlords look likely to expand their portfolios according to a new survey - although if they go...

13 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

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

Council wants to better understand landlords’ problems

A north of England local authority says it wants to better understand landlords’ and tenants’ issues. Bolsover council has issued a 10...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Council pre-judges consultation saying licensing will improve renting

A council has gone out to formal consultation on a licensing scheme - but appears to have pre-judges the outcome. It says...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC in Special Appeal to Landlord Today readers

HMRC has contacted Landlord Today to make a direct appeal to readers to explain the benefits of submitting their 2022 to...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Surcharge: Labour considers raising it even higher

Labour is considering raising the buy to let and holiday home stamp duty surcharge above the current three per cent if...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates - Bank of England reveals latest decision

The Bank of England has announced its latest decision on base rate. This has been increased by 0.25 per cent to 4.5...

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

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

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

Shamplina joins panel debating state of rental sector

The National Residential Landlords Association is hosting a housing roundtable, inviting industry experts -  including Paul Shamplina - to discuss the...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer’s Move iQ service links with Build To Rent group

Move iQ, the consumer-facing online service operated by TV property guru Phil Spencer, is linking with the Build To Rent trade...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords seeking bargains help auctioneer’s successful start to year

The auction arm of one of Britain’s largest agency groups says its seen a positive first third of the year. First For...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

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