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KEYWORD "Planning" - 101 RESULTS
Planning consent needed to become Airbnb in this area

A council has become the first to require home owners to secure planning consent before their property can be used as...

19 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Shelter and Generation Rent demand rent controls in new Bill

The activists who were so influential in steering the shape of the Renters Reform Bill under the old Conservative government are...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Confirmed - Labour's new Renters Rights Bill is on its way

A new Renters' Rights Bill is to be introduced into Parliament, it's been confirmed today. The announcement was made in the King's...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill back in tomorrow’s King’s Speech

Informed leaks from unnamed government sources, and rolled out in the mainstream media, confirm that a version of the Renters Reform...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Pressure to be eco-friendly drives demand for new builds - claim

A new sentiment survey by Knight Frank reveals a shift in housing preferences, with one-fifth of respondents expressing an interest in...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market has high hopes for imminent rate cut

The average price of a home coming to the market for sale has dipped 0.4% in the past month says Rightmove.  This...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

What HMO Landlords should know about Licensing and Planning

Understanding Article 4 is crucial for HMO landlords and one legal expert says there is a big difference between HMO licensing...

13 July 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Massive change to Airbnb rules likely be agreed next week

A council is next week considering a move which is seen as a trigger for wider national policy changes regarding Airbnbs...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Short Lets boss praises Labour for “tackling real housing issues”

Chancellor Rachel Reeves' announcement of new measures to accelerate housebuilding in the UK is welcome news for the short lets sector,...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Green Party wants planning consent hurdle for Airbnbs and HMOs

A Green councillor in a city which has a Green MP is calling for the local authority to require planning consent...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory leadership contender named as shadow housing secretary

The Conservatives, reeling from a General Election which left them with just 121 MPs, have revealed their new shadow cabinet. The shadow...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords “must use agents to handle Labour’s reforms” - claim

A prominent property group says landlords can only cope with the upcoming rental reform programme under Labour if they work with...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Several Mortgage Rate cuts in near future, says leading analyst

The Labour landslide victory in last week’s election won’t change the weather when it comes to mortgage rates, a leading analyst...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Message To Labour - Give Us The Details!

With a historic majority for Keir Starmer and the Labour Party, there can be no doubt over which party will be...

06 July 2024

From: Rental Reform

Labour - This Is What The Next Five Years Look Like

The biggest rental sector headline from Labour’s manifesto may well be its pledge for the “immediate” abolition of Section 21 eviction...

06 July 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Rental Reform a priority for Labour “because it’s cheap”

Labour is likely to make rental sector reform and regulation a priority - at least partly because it will be low-cost...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Government must build 120,000 homes to keep rent rises ‘normal’

Rightmove says the government elected today must build 120,000 homes to help return rents to what it believes are normal levels,...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour plans three big housing announcements within a fortnight

If Labour wins Thursday’s General Election. expect three major housing announcements within a fortnight. That’s the exclusive claim from the Sunday Times...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

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

George Galloway slams “wealthy buy to let pensioners”

Controversial politician George Galloway has issued a party manifesto saying the payment of “exorbitant rents to wealthy buy to let pensioners”...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Maybe 40 Years Before Housing Shortage Resolved - new analysis

The property consultancy Bidwells says that based on an average 300,000 new homes a year it could be four decades before...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Politicians’ house building targets will fail without more cash - claim

The Resolution Foundation - which describes itself as an independent think tank, and whose chief executive resigned this month to become...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

New Labour Manifesto hints at Rent Controls in Scotland

A manifesto just released by the Labour Party and dedicated to Scotland hints at ent controls. In recent years Labour has backed...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Farage ’will reverse S24 Landlord Tax Change within 100 days’

Nigel Farage has pledged that his Reform UK party would reverse the Section 24 landlord tax changes within 100 days. Section 24...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Landslide Labour Council set to force landlords to buy £1,000 licence

Local media in the Midlands say another Labour council is set to charge private landlords £1,000 for a licence allowing them...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Reform UK policies dismissed as return to Liz Truss disaster

Mortgage experts have criticised the Reform UK housing and tax policies as being superficially appealing but risking a return to the...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Pro-tenant activists slam Labour’s rental reform plans

Labour’s manifesto commitment to empower renters to challenge unreasonable rent increases has been slammed because it “would leave millions trapped in...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Advice for Landlords on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

In September the Prime Minister announced that landlords will no longer be required to meet the minimum EPC minimum energy rating...

15 June 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Shock Figures show New-Build levels plummeting further

The year to March 2024 saw the fewest new housing sites consented than during any 12-month period since the data collection...

15 June 2024

From: The Big Issues

Third Term Lucky for Mayor Sadiq Khan?

So Sadiq Khan has succeeded in winning a third term as Mayor of London – albeit with a smaller majority than...

15 June 2024

From: Agent Advice

NRLA ‘ready to work with Labour’ on new Rental Reform Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association says it’s ready and willing to work with a future Labour government on private rental sector...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour pledges “immediate” scrapping of Section 21

Labour’s manifesto, just released, makes a pledge to enact the “immediate” abolition of Section 21 eviction powers, along with other private...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Refurb-To-Let products target landlords improving properties

Paragon Bank has launched a new refurb-to-let deal, offering landlords finance to upgrade their properties. The two refurb-to-let products are designed for...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory Rental Reform and Housing Policies in Full

The Conservatives have set out a 78-page manifesto, of which just over two pages are given to housing and related issues.  Here...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent wants special treatment from next government

The British Property Federation wants the next government to give special assistance to Build To Rent developers to allow them to...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax scrapped for landlords selling to tenants - Tory pledge

The Conservatives say they will scrap Capital Gains Tax for landlords who sell to sitting tenants, if they win the General...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Clampdown, S21 Scrapped, and other manifesto pledges

The Liberal Democrats have set out a predictable set of pledges in their manifesto for next mon this election, centred on...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

New Rental Reform Bill needed to protect tenants, claims Zoopla

In an unusual intervention for a lettings industry supplier, Zoopla has made an impassioned plea for a new Renters Reform Bill. The...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour upsets Generation Rent by prioritising first time buyers

The Generation Rent activist group has issued a statement appearing sharply critical of Labour’s first new policy on housing in the General...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Bin Storage Row contributes to £25,000 bill for private landlord

Landlord Mohammed Saleem has been found guilty of multiple planning enforcement violations related to properties in Bedford. Saleem, along with his company...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Sell off of Airbnbs leads to glut of properties on market

There’s been a big rise in the supply of homes for sale - 20% up on this time last year. This is...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Case against landlord takes 18 months to reach court

The landlord of a property has been hit with over £23,000 in legal costs after being found guilty of operating an...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Banned! HMO Landlord cannot let properties for next three years

A council has obtained a Banning Order against a rogue landlord preventing him letting houses in England for three years. A First...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Council kicks out private tenants while charging landlords £1,000

A council which this week announced that it would charge landlords almost £1,000 for a licence, is now being accused of kicking...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Do High Rents Mean London is Losing Its Edge?

Higher borrowing costs have created a mood of hesitancy in property markets. Rising mortgage rates mean UK residential sales are increasingly...

25 May 2024

From: The Big Issues

Golden Visa in Spain – Discussions with a Lawyer  

Sean Woolley, managing director of Cloud Nine Spain sought clarification on the situation with the Golden Visa scheme in Spain from...

25 May 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Right To Buy set to slash housing stock still further - warning

England’s dwindling social housing stock is poised to plummet by an additional 189,000 properties through the controversial Right to Buy scheme...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Councils demand Gove restricts Airbnb and short lets even further

London councils have slammed government plans for regulating the short-term and holiday lets sector. In a letter to Housing Secretary Michael Gove,...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords Selling Up? Generation Rent says it makes no difference!

The Generation Rent group of activists says it doesn’t matter if landlords sell up and leave the private rental sector. Appearing to...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Councils waste millions fighting planning appeals - claim

Seventeen London boroughs wasted over £2m in the last five years fighting rejected planning applications that were subsequently approved on appeal,...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Savage attack on buy to let landlords by Build To Rent cheerleader

Buy to let landlords have been savagely attacked by the country’s biggest investment company - which just happens to be a...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Political change may boost landlord investment, survey shows

More landlords predict Scotland will attract the most residential property investment outside of London and the South East in the next...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mayor election hopefuls told to clampdown on Airbnbs

Agents’ trade group Propertymark is demanding London Mayor candidates tackle what it calls “the unique housing challenges that the capital experiences.” Londoners...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord faces 15 months in jail unless she pays over £50,000

A landlord faces a hefty jail sentence unless she finds over £50,000 in the next three months - and on top...

23 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

Spain to End the Golden Visa - what next for investors?

Spain’s Minister for Housing, Isabel Rodríguez, says the country is taking the first steps to eliminate the Golden Visa.  This visa was...

20 April 2024

From: Agent Advice

Tenants staying put far longer than before - new figures

Renters are typically staying in their properties for a third longer than they did four years ago, says the Deposit Protection...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

A look into 2024 so far: 3 key insights for landlords

Twenty twenty-four is a pivotal year for landlords in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). It is still the Government’s aim that...

16 April 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Tax Break: deal helps landlords incorporate and manage portfolios

The National Residential Landlords Association has partnered with GetGround, a property investment platform for buy-to-let landlords looking to find, structure, and...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Can Solar Panels Cut The Cost of Heating Water?

The average water bill has risen by 6% in England and Wales in recent days, which could see households having to...

13 April 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Fines for non-compliant landlords skyrocket as councils cash in

Fines for rogue landlords and agents in London have surged past the £10 million mark.   With 19 council licensing schemes and...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - Local Election manifesto aims to “tame” rental market

Rent controls are at the heart of the local election manifesto of the Green Party of England and Wales. Co-leader Carla Denyer,...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Another council set to implement a landlord licensing scheme

Burnley council says it’s considered the findings of a six-week public consultation and is set to increase planning controls over the...

04 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

HMO clampdown after worry over bins, parking and loss of housing

A south coast council is set to clampdown on HMOs after a report highlighted alleged issues with the likes of bins,...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Renting set to boom as buying is even less affordable

The average house prices in England was £290,000 last year, some 8.3 times average annual earnings. This was actually down from 8.5...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Controls over Airbnbs to be relaxed in near future

While parts of Britain are considering tightening rules over Airbnbs and other short lets, the Channel island of Jersey appears to...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Is the Furnished Holiday Let sector dead post-Budget?

The tax reliefs enjoyed by landlords running Furnished Holiday Lets (FHL) were cut by the Chancellor this month. Some say the...

23 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Landlords selling up may face higher costs, warns conveyancing solicitor

Landlords quitting the sector could have to spend hundreds of pounds more when selling their home owing to new Trading Standards...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Empty Homes Scandal - TV property guru on the warpath

Homes Under The Hammer property expert Lucy Alexander is fronting a new campaign to identify empty homes and bring them back...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Jeremy Hunt has “rendered hundreds of businesses unviable - overnight”

The Chancellor has rendered hundreds of lettings businesses unviable overnight as a result of his Budget tax clampdown. That’s the view of...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Planning Row Landlord forced to pay over £220,000

A landlord who illegally converted a property into six flats has been ordered to pay more than £220,000. A previous unlawful change...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory slams Gove’s “wretched restrictions” on Section 21 and short lets

A Tory has slammed the proposed clampdown on short lets proposed by Housing Secretary Michael Gove - and he calls them...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Tax Changes - how the government has got it wrong

The chief executive of a short lets service says Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is wrong to think penalising landlords will help solve...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Advice for Landlords on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

In September the Prime Minister announced that landlords will no longer be required to meet the minimum EPC minimum energy rating...

09 March 2024

From: Agent Advice

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

Two landlords to pay £600,000 for ignoring planning and improvement notice

A London council has successfully prosecuted two landlords who failed to comply with a planning enforcement notice originally issued against substandard...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Eco-activists slam landlords selling up because of rent controls

Green Party activists responsible for rent controls on Scotland have now slammed landlords who claim the number of rented homes is...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Population Projections have repercussions for Private Rental Sector

The Government quietly announced population projections towards the end of January that could have major implications for the types of homes...

02 March 2024

From: The Big Issues

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

Three-tier housing market now operating - Zoopla

Zoopla’s latest market snapshot, used as a guide to capital appreciation by some landlords, says there’s now a three-tier housing market...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New attack on Airbnb landlords - possible charge for bin collections

Media outlets in Scotland are reporting that Edinburgh council is considering charging short let landlords for bin collections. The plans are to be...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Call for eco-tax incentives to make landlords improve, and not sell

Rightmove is calling on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to use next week’s Budget as an opportunity to incentivise landlords to make properties...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Ouch! Landlord hit with £1.4m Proceeds of Crime penalty

A landlord who was involved in a decade-long dispute with a London council has been hit with a £1.44 million penalty...

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

Tenants advised to check their shared rental is licensed HMO

A council is reminding prospective tenants about the importance of making sure their next shared rental is licensed as a house...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

What’s your view on tenants getting 99% mortgages?

Rental sector and property industry views are split over the controversial idea of allowing first time buyers to put down a...

26 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

Unmortgageable Properties have attractive discounts for investors

A property finance consultancy claims that unmortgageable properties can be snapped up with a discount of 27 per cent. Apex Bridging says...

24 February 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Easing tax on landlords would end Airbnb ‘problem’ says NRLA boss

Reversing the tax penalties imposed on buy to let landlords in recent years would reduce the impact of short lets on...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour MP slams Airbnb clampdown as “not going nearly far enough”

A Labour MP who has campaigned for some years against short let landlords says proposals to crack down on the sector...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Optimism amongst landlords despite tsunami of attacks - survey

Some 69 per cent of landlords have already or are planning to increase the size of their property portfolio, increasing to...

21 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

Airbnb backs Gove’s mandatory short lets landlord register

Airbnb has given its backing to a proposal from Housing Secretary Michael Gove to introduce a mandatory register of short let...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Councillors crush landlord family bid to become profitable

A bid to make three Northumberland holiday cottages available as permanent private residences has been rejected by planners. At a time when...

16 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

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