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KEYWORD "Pets" - 100 RESULTS
Will Renters Get The Help They Need To Become Buyers?

Speculation is growing ahead of the General Election around how first-time buyers will fair, and if they’ll receive the support they...

22 June 2024

From: Agent Advice

Labour v Conservative Housing Policy - an analysis

“When it comes to housing policy, there is little difference between the two major parties” says Aneisha Beveridge, head of research...

22 June 2024

From: The Big Issues

Labour Victory - Most landlords unfazed at prospect of Starmer win

A survey of over 1,000 landlords finds they appear largely reconciled to the election of a Labour government after 14 years...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Why Inventories Are Important - everything landlords should know

What is a property inventory? A property inventory is a detailed document that records the condition of a property and its contents...

01 June 2024

From: The Big Issues

Now a cat charity complains about landlords’ S21 and no-pets policies

A cat charity claims it takes in an average of three cats daily because of landlords using Section 21 powers to...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Pets In Lets - agents issue new guidance to private tenants

Propertymark has issued a guide to tenants about their rights to have a pet.  A statement from trade body Propertymark says that...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Pets and Rental Reform - A Growing Worry for Landlords

As landlords across England brace themselves for the implementation of the Renters Reform Bill, a lettings agency chain - Leaders Romans...

11 May 2024

From: Agent Advice

Gove Hits Back! He says Reform Bill is STILL a Renting Revolution

Michael Gove’s Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities hit back overnight at critics of the government’s Renters Reform Bill. The Bill...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - these are the amendments to watch

There are over 200 amendments to the Renters Reform Bill having its Third Reading in the Commons today. PropTech supplier Goodlord has...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

 Landlords’ Top Worries, Challenges and Expectations for the Future

The Property Redress Scheme, one of two approved ombudsman-style schemes for the private rental sector, has published the findings from a...

23 March 2024

From: The Big Issues

Pet Damage revealed in new costs survey

A personal finance company has attempted to quantify the costs of pet damage at a property.  Novuna polled over 2,000 UK homeowners...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Pet-owning tenants ‘cause less damage than non-owners’ - new figures

Landlords are being accused by academics of under-estimating the cost of allowing pets, and under-estimating their financial benefits. A new report commissioned...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Pets In Lets - still a minority of landlords happy to see them

Another survey highlights the relatively low proportion of landlords who appear to allow tenants to keep pets. The analysis, from Confused.com Mortgages,...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Vast majority of landlords ‘not optimistic’ about 2024

The substantial majority of landlords lack any optimism about their sector as they enter 2024. That’s the result of a new sentiment...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Pet-friendly law change for renters is “good news” insists lettings boss

The head of a major industry service supplier insists the Renters Reform Bill provision making it easier for tenants to keep...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Preventing Frozen and Burst Pipes this Winter

Pipes aren’t normally the first thing that spring to mind when we think of wrapping up for winter, but with an...

16 December 2023

From: Top tips & guides

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

Landlords challenge Shelter and allies to explain social media claims

Claims on social media by a leader of the Renters Reform Coalition - who is also a contributor to a Labour-supporting website...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

What Do Landlords Think? - direct experiences revealed

A new survey of over 1,000 landlords has revealed that just over half would consider leaving the market due to the...

28 October 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Pet charity insists Renters Reform Bill must become law rapidly

Battersea, the charity behind the Pet Friendly Properties campaign, says the Renters Reform Bill must become law as soon as possible. Battersea...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Jail sentence for landlord who illegally evicted tenant

A Bristol landlord who confronted handed the tenant an illegal eviction notice after finding him using the bathroom in the house,...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenants with pets and children pay more, survey claims

Parents and pet owners are paying as much as £460 per month more for rent and bills, it’s claimed. The claim comes...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent may be exempt from rent controls - shock proposal

A controversial consultation document about rent controls is proposing that Build To Rent operators be exempt from the caps which may...

09 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

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

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

Pets In Lets - can inventories reduce the risk to landlords?

The increasing likelihood that the private rental sector will be obliged to allow more pets into lets simply demonstrates the need...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove wants to extend measures in Renters Reform Bill - BBC report

The BBC says discussions are underway to extend the Renters Reform Bill to specifically outlaw any rental listing banning families and benefit recipients...

06 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

Long Term Profits: Why Build-To-Rent Is a Smarter Investment

The property market is always changing, leaving investors on the constant lookout for their next big opportunity. With housing prices continuing...

10 June 2023

From: The Big Issues

Cat-ch 22 - more pets in lets will mean higher rents

Three-quarters of landlords want to raise rents in the face of the new Renter’s Reform Bill - mostly because of pets. When...

01 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

Landlords will have six weeks to consider pet requests

Detailed analyses of the Renters Reform Bill has thrown up more information about how the provision promoting pets will be operated. If...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - a lettings expert’s take

Section 21: Research carried out by Leaders Romans Group has found that Section 21 is rarely overused, and even more rarely...

20 May 2023

From: Rental Reform

Landlords benefit from pets allowed in properties - new survey

Research conducted by the Dogs Trust and Cats Protection apparently shows that landlords are split on the subject of pets in...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Anti-Landlord’ Renters Reform Bill published by government

The pro-tenant anti-landlord Renters Reform Bill has at last been published by the government which first promised it in 2019. It has...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove puts activists in pole position at launch of Reform Bill

In a surprise move, Housing Secretary Michael Gove has given the stand-in leader of activist group Generation Rent a prime role...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Criminal record for landlord who dumped waste after building work

A landlord has been prosecuted after construction and renovation waste from his rental property was found dumped in Cambridgeshire. The dumped rubbish...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Holiday lets chief urges landlords to become dog-friendly

The managing director of a major holiday lets firm is urging landlords to make their properties dog friendly if they want...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

The laborious legislation that continues to threaten the PRS

Landlords are exiting the market in droves. According to an accountancy firm who analysed HMRC data, 70,000 buy-to-let landlords left the sector...

06 April 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Rubbish fine for landlord dumping renovation waste

A landlord has been prosecuted after construction and renovation waste from his rental property was found dumped in Cottenham. The dumped rubbish...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Buying more affordable than renting later this year - claim

A mortgage expert says buying will become more affordable than renting by the end of 2023. Recent research by business consultancy Capital...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Accepting Pets in Lets: How to mitigate the risk

According to the most recent data, 46 per cent of renters live with pets — and 48 per cent list allowing...

25 February 2023

From: The Big Issues

Landlords ‘must accept Pets in Lets’ - campaign begins

Two of the UK’s highest profile animal welfare organisations want the government to introduce better protection for responsible tenants with pets. Dogs...

08 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Crowdfund property platform targets ‘new generation’ of investors

A new crowdfunding platform says it’s opening up property investing to “a whole new generation.” Allbricks claims it’s disrupting “the antiquated mortgage...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour to launch major review of private rental sector

The Labour Party is to launch a major review of the private rental sector, led by the head of a London...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax Self Assessment - the mistakes landlords make…

It’s the time of year when everyone is rushing to meet the self-assessment deadlines. Unfortunately, experience shows that there will be...

28 January 2023

From: Tax & Finance

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

Top agent tells landlords “It’s right and proper to allow pets”

One of the UK’s leading letting agents has told landlords that they should permit pets because “it’s the right and proper...

29 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Big majority of tenants satisfied, but want more energy efficiency

Over two thirds of tenants are satisfied with their private rented accommodation, a new survey shows. The finding comes in the results...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Consultation opens on holiday let changes

The Welsh Government has opened a three month consultation on changes in regulations for holiday let landlords. The Welsh Government - a...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Five-figure fine for landlord with “catalogue of HMO failures”

A landlord has been ordered to pay over £10,000 at Cardiff Magistrates' Court for a catalogue of failures relating to a...

22 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

Most landlords want hard-core rental reform - agent’s amazing claim

The large majority of players in the lettings industry wants the rental reform programme outlined by the government, an agent claims. Laura...

25 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

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

Pets In Lets - pressure group wants more protection for landlords

A group wanting pets to be allowed in private rental properties says its research shows the issue is not opposition from...

12 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Five Top Tips to become an Airbnb Host - Safely

It's claimed that home owners could be making an extra £2.000 per month by renting out a spare room on Airbnb, depending...

08 October 2022

From: Agent Advice

Accidental damage leaves hefty bill for holiday let landlords

One in nine holidaymakers say they have accidentally caused damage to a holiday home according to new research by Direct Line...

07 October 2022

From: Breaking News

War! Landlords accuse Labour of creating charter for rent dodgers

Labour’s radical proposals for the private rental sector - including reducing landlords’ powers to demand arrears - have produced a dramatic...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour unveils radical Renters Charter - more powers for tenants

Shadow housing minister Lisa Nandy has unveiled a Charter for Renters which she says will be implemented within 100 days of...

26 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Thoughts On The Mass Exodus of Landlords

The buy-to-let market is going through a rough patch. With legislative change on the horizon, coupled with bleak ROI forecasts, many...

24 September 2022

From: The Big Issues

It’s Time to Talk about Pet Friendly Properties

Landlords across the country will be aware of the government’s shiny new proposed policy package for the Private Rental Sector, released...

17 September 2022

From: Rental Reform

State of the Lettings Industry - survey results revealed

PropTech firms Goodlord and Voich have released the findings of their annual State of the Lettings Industry survey. Some 2,600 agents, landlords...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Bills Included’ becomes the most searched-for term by renters

The most popular search term from prospective renters scouring Rightmove has become ‘Bills Included’. The portal says that this term - which...

25 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Pets In Lets - Five Golden Rules for Holiday Lettings

Bringing your pup on holiday is becoming more popular than ever. And with studies finding that ‘dog-friendly’ was one of the...

20 August 2022

From: Agent Advice

Pets In Lets - can landlords and tenants REALLY agree on this?

Industry supplier the Lettings Hub has brought together industry leads from across the lettings and pet sectors to discuss how to...

06 August 2022

From: The Big Issues

Pressure mounting on landlords to accept pets in lets

New research from animal welfare charity Battersea - the new name for the Battersea Cats and Dogs Home - claims 50...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

A Legal Take on the Rental Reform White Paper

On 16 June 2022, the Government introduced a White Paper called “A Fairer Rented Private Sector”. It proposes the biggest changes...

23 July 2022

From: Rental Reform

Sparks Will Fly - Campaigner for pets to face questions from landlords

Next week a webinar will give landlords and other property professionals an opportunity to put questions directly to one of the...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Which Government is the lesser of two evils for property? 

Our politics seems pretty broken to me and whilst I don’t wish to take a side between one flavour or the...

09 July 2022

From: Agent Advice

Allow us to charge tenants for pet damage - landlords demand

Landlord leaders are calling for a change to the Tenant Fees Act to allow renters to be charged for pet damage. Some...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords cannot recoup repair costs after pet damage - report

Landlords typically spend hundreds of pounds repairing properties damaged by pets, but unable to recoup their costs.  That’s the claim from industry...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Tory MP breaks cover to back White Paper pets in lets proposal

Little may have been heard of Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell in recent months but he has broken his silence to back...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform: Build To Rent sector takes credit for many proposals

An organisation that helps promote the Build To Rent sector says BTR should take credit for many of the changes proposed...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform - public survey backs landlords over tenants

The public at large are not falling behind the government’s proposals for private rental sector reforms, it seems. A survey conducted by...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Pets cost for damage and cleaning come back to bite owners

A new survey has painted a daunting picture of how much it may cost a landlord to remedy damage from pets. Amidst...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists want pet insurance costs taken from existing deposits

The Generation Rent group of activists says it has concerns over the broad proposals to allow landlords to charge for additional...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Is Rental Reform just a diversion for Boris? ask suppliers

Thank goodness the uncertainty is over - but is it all too skewed towards tenants? That’s the worry of suppliers as Daniel...

18 June 2022

From: Rental Reform

Pets In Lets: deposit firm gives landlords tips on how to prepare

The Deposit Protection Service has given landlords tips on how to prepare their homes for pets because, it says, the single...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Landlords Must Take Pets - government announcement likely

What looks suspiciously like a government leak to the Daily Mail says the long-awaited Rental Reform White Paper will be unveiled...

15 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

How to Level Up your holiday home in 2022

The popularity of staycations is set to continue into 2022, with bookings for UK holiday lets reportedly up 22 per cent compared...

28 May 2022

From: Agent Advice

Revealed - landlords’ biggest bugbears with tenants

Lettings agency and property management consultancy Bramleys has revealed the most common landlord complaints, and has provided suggestions as to how...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Here’s how to boost charges for Airbnb properties

A price comparison website has given a league table of features which it claims can allow landlords to increase the charges...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Three year tenancies, pets welcome - major landlord’s initiative

The UK’s largest listed provider of private rental homes, Grainger, is proposing pet-friendly ‘stay as long as you like up to...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Pets Ban: Tenant ‘MARRIES’ cat to ensure it moves to rental property

Bizarre but true - a tenant has undergone a pseudo-marriage ceremony with her cat in a bid to get around any...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords look out: Nine key changes in 2022

Whether you own a leasehold or freehold property, if you’re an HMO landlord who rents out rooms, individual flats or even...

23 April 2022

From: The Big Issues

Energy Efficiency - could you be walking on the answer?

The recent energy price cap increase implemented has prompted households across the UK to consider ways to make their home more...

23 April 2022

From: Top tips & guides

Paws For Thought - trade bodies survey landlords’ attitude to pets

Thousands of landlords are to be quizzed to establish the true cost of damages to rental accommodation by tenants. The “What’s the...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Half of private rental sector will have tenants aged 45-plus by 2035

Homes headed by a person over the age of 45 will account for at least half of all privately renting households...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Call for pets to be allowed and tenancies to be 24 months long

A major think tank is calling for a radical reform of the private rental sector. A report from the cross-party independent Social...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency - landlords should pay attention to flooring

In this guest piece, Josh Barber from Flooring Superstore sets out why landlords must pay attention to flooring when it comes...

26 February 2022

From: The Big Issues

Pets in rental properties - is more due diligence the answer?

A major supplier to the lettings industry has just acquired a pet referencing company and suggests that greater due diligence could...

11 February 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

2022 Rental Trends - a Build To Rent perspective

1. Outdoor space: After nearly two years of restrictions, 2022 will see renters continuing to prioritise outdoor space. For residents of...

08 January 2022

From: The Big Issues

Calling all landlords - should pets be allowed in rental properties?

Northumbria Law School and the Open University are conducting research into whether private landlords rent to tenants with pets and the...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Shelter backs call for rent controls and anti-eviction powers

Shelter has given what appears to be unconditional support to the SNP-Green proposals for reform of the private rental sector in...

21 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Pets - Short Lets say they're more dog-friendly than mainstream rentals

The trade body representing Airbnb and other short let providers and sector suppliers says the short let industry is best placed...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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