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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

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

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

Police urge landlords to smoke out cannabis farm tenants

The police has warned landlords to beware of tenants wanting to use properties as cannabis farms. The warning comes after police officers...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Police tip off council about overcrowded and unlicensed HMO

A House in Multiple Occupation in Coventry, that came under the spotlight after reports of overcrowding, is being investigated for failing...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord who suffered cancer duped by ruthless rogue tenant

A woman who faked documents and posed as a private landlord in an elaborate tenancy scam has been jailed. Natalie Chamberlain, aged...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Website for tenants who don’t know where to turn to

A website is being prepared to assist private renters know where to turn if their landlord or lettings agent fail to...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Police warn landlords to smoke out cannabis farms

Police have issued a warning to landlords after a property was left badly damaged by an illegal cannabis grow. The property -...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Police and council back landlord’s Section 8 notice on nuisance tenant

Liverpool council and Merseyside Police have secured the eviction of a private tenant making life ‘a nightmare’ for the local community. The...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Radical reforms to rejuvenate renting, by industry commentator

A property industry commentator has set out what he calls a plan of action to rejuvenate the buy to let sector. Jonathan...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent wants rent controls to be election issue

Generation Rent has yet again come out for rent control over the private sector - and wants it to be an...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

“Seize bad landlords' properties” Generation Rent demands

Activists in the Generation Rent campaign says big city Mayors should “tackle the worst landlords and seize their properties.” It also wants...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Free information forum for landlords will include NRLA, police and DWP

Private landlords and letting agents are being offered free advice and information at a networking event hosted by Cumberland council.  Property owners...

09 February 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

Another day, another landlord licensing scheme proposed by council

Gedling council in Nottinghamshire is launching a consultation to renew yet another selective licensing scheme. The scheme was launched in 2018 and...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

New Taskforce launched to hit back at criminal landlords

Some £2m of government money has been channeled into a brand new country cil Taskforce aimed at identifying and clamping down...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal info and regulation updates provided at new landlord forums

Two new forums for landlords and others serving the private rental sector are being held this month. The North Yorkshire council initiative...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Whopping £30,000 fine confirmed for rogue landlord’s HMO activities

A rogue landlord and his company have been found guilty of failing to licence an HMO and breaches of management regulations. Broadland...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Drugs force Closure Order on private landlord’s rental property

A council has served closure orders on three properties in Bridlington, following police warrants for drug related organised crime at the...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord held at knifepoint by ‘tenant from hell’

A man assaulted his housemates before holding his landlord in a room at knifepoint. Amin Zehar, 37, was living at a property...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

HMO landlord in court after Gangmasters investigation

A landlord responsible for the management of an HMO has been fined a total of £5,000. The penalties were imposed by Boston...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan and Generation Rent link up over rental policy

London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan and activist group Generation Rent have issued a joint appeal for rent controls in the capital. Khan’s...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Police at centre of crackdown on Illegal HMOs

Illicit HMOs have been targeted in a bid to improve housing standards and make communities safer. North Northamptonshire council joined forces with...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent boss promoted to Chief Executive within a month

The head of the tenants’ activist group Generation Rent started work in the role of director in mid-June - and has...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord sentenced after horrifying hammer attack

A landlord who left his tenants homeless after breaking into their house at night with a hammer has been prosecuted by...

17 June 2023

From: Breaking News

New leader takes over at Generation Rent today

The new director of Generation Rent, Ben Twomey, takes over from Baroness Alicia Kennedy this morning. A statement announcing his appointment earlier...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Police warn about surge in cannabis farms at rental properties

Police in North Yorkshire have given landlords a list of danger signs following a surge in cannabis farms. Rental properties in the...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords hire fake bailiffs to get tenants out, claims charity

A charity is reported to be claiming that increasing numbers of landlords use security guards dressed as bailiffs to help evict...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Dawn raid on rogue landlord HMO after residents’ tip off

Council enforcement officers found 11 people crammed inside a three-bed semi in London following a tip-off from eagled-eyed residents. Brent council officers...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenant found dead after six years - landlord offers apology

A retired bookkeeper lay dead in his flat for six years until a social landlord forced entry to carry out a...

15 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

Bodycam used to get evidence against rogue landlord

A court has heard that Amjad Ali Khattak, owner of a flat in Oxford, removed his tenant’s possessions and left them...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Braverman clampdown on sex-pest landlords with new law

A new law is being considered to crack down on predatory landlords exploiting vulnerable people for sex in return for free...

24 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour activist appointed as director of Generation Rent

The new director of Generation Rent is Ben Twomey, who takes over from Baroness Alicia Kennedy on June 14. A statement from...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Dawn raid on HMO suspected of role in modern day slavery

A series of officials carried out a morning visit to an illegal House of Multiple Occupation suspected of involvement in modern...

29 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

Holiday Lets - the importance of supporting the local community

Last week it was announced that North Devon's second homeowners could pay double the amount of council tax after one year...

25 February 2023

From: Agent Advice

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

Security Measures Every Landlord Should Put In Place

In 2020 to 2021, the private rented sector in the UK accounted for 4.4m households, housing over 11m people with an...

04 February 2023

From: Agent Advice

Huge fine for landlord behind squalid HMO occupying ex-hotel

The landlord of a former hotel with no working kitchen, unusable toilets, blocked drains, and rats, has been ordered to pay...

25 January 2023

From: Breaking News

The PRS in 2022: a Sector in Deep Freeze

An arctic wind has blown throughout the UK in December. Yet it feels that the private rented sector (PRS) has been...

17 December 2022

From: Rental Reform

Revealed - real reasons why landlords evict rogue tenants

Research by the National Residential Landlords Association reveals that of those private landlords who have served a repossession notice, half have...

13 December 2022

From: Breaking News

A Hidden Crime - how to spot financial abuse

When life is impossibly expensive, it’s not a surprise to see a rise in financial abuse. And to make matters worse,...

10 December 2022

From: Tax & Finance

Maverick landlord loses latest bid to sue police for £1m

A maverick landlord who has hit the headlines countless times in recent years has lost his latest bid to sue the...

05 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Court Delays - landlords set to wait even longer

Landlords are to face even longer waits for eviction court cases following the spending cuts announced in the Autumn Statement, it’s...

25 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Government pledges help for landlords with anti-social tenants

The government has accepted proposals from the National Residential Landlords Association to tackle anti-social tenants causing misery for neighbours and fellow...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rogue Landlord padlocked bedroom doors - then hit with big fine

A landlord who left her tenants to live in filthy and unsafe conditions, while running an unlicensed HMO, has been prosecuted...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

UK’s biggest-ever Selective Licensing scheme needs 130 people to run it

Birmingham council has been granted permission by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to introduce a massive Selective Licensing...

21 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Huge fine for landlord flouting health and safety rules

* Angels Media and Landlord Today are deeply saddened by the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II * - A landlord has been...

09 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Goodbye S21, Hello anti-social behaviour! - claim

Government plans to reform the private rented sector risk becoming a charter for anti-social behaviour without urgent changes, a landlord leader...

07 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Police help council against rogue landlord with unlicensed HMO

A landlord has been fined £7,500 for letting an unlicensed HMO. Having ignored numerous requests and failing to renew the St Helen’s...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenant now able to sue landlord for damages after court fine

A landlord has been fined and must pay compensation after being involved in an illegal eviction. The landlord - Tahir Aziz - was...

11 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Reforms can create a professional PRS - if it’s properly policed

Leading rental payment platform PayProp has welcomed the added protections for landlords and renters outlined in the UK government’s rental reform...

25 June 2022

From: Rental Reform

Six things to consider before letting out an Airbnb this summer

With over 40 million Airbnb users across Europe and the US, and approximately 250,000 listings in the UK alone, the short-term...

25 June 2022

From: Agent Advice

Warning over threat of cannabis growing in rented properties

A couple growing cannabis at a house in Cambridgeshire jumped through a window and hid in the loft of their rental...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Top family-friendly London investor hotspots named by lettings agency

A lettings agency claims to have identified which boroughs in the capital offer the best prospects for buy to let investors...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Jailed and Must Pay Compensation - rogue landlord illegally evicted tenant

A landlord has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for the illegal eviction and harassment of a tenant, and has been...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord fined for putting tenants at risk

A rogue landlord that put tenants at risk has been fined for £4,808 for breaking housing regulations on a property in...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords murdered: Massive jail sentence for convicted tenant

A man has been sentenced to 33 years after murdering his landlords at their property in south London. Daniel Briceno Garcia was...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Politicians To Decide Future Shape of the Private Rental Sector

A report from the Public Accounts Committee on the regulation of the private rented sector (PRS) was issued with little notice...

07 May 2022

From: Rental Reform

Airbnb disowns landlords who evict long-term tenants for short-let gains

Airbnb, so often criticised for operating in the largely-unregulated short lets market, has called on the UK government to scrap Section...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

“Disgusting offence” by landlord - but he narrowly escapes jail

A landlord has been accused of a “disgusting offence” after installing a camera in the bathroom of a house he let...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform - are landlords and tenants that far apart?

Renting is changing. That’s what we keep being told by the Government as it prepares the ground for its renters’ reform...

23 April 2022

From: Rental Reform

Second-offence landlord guilty of nine safety violations

A second-offence landlord has received fines totalling £5,259.75 after council officers found nine different safety violations at a single property. The building...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Council says landlords must be on call 24 hours a day if they run HMOs

Private landlords in a major UK city must now provide an emergency out-of-hours contact number for dealing with anti-social behaviour, the...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Council pledge to fine landlords “keeping deposits unnecessarily”

A council says it’s going to clampdown on landlords who are “keeping deposits unnecessarily” and agents “charging unpermitted fees.” The pledge comes...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Cannabis Farms: police raid reveals property swamped with plants

Police have arrested a teenager who they found hiding in the loft of a rented house filled with cannabis plants -...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New housing minister is a landlord with a history

The new housing minister is a landlord - and has already attracted criticism from some sections of the media. Yesterday Chris Pincher...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Banned! Four rogue landlords penalised by council

A London council has secured banning orders against four rogue landlords after they were found to be letting an unlicensed and...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Council to use Zoom to unveil new initiatives for landlords   

A council is to unveil its latest initiatives for landlords via a webinar. West Berkshire council will be running a virtual landlord...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Five Things You Need To Consider About Your Airbnb

With over 40m Airbnb users across Europe and the US, and approximately 250,000 listings in the UK alone, the short-term accommodation...

29 January 2022

From: Top tips & guides

Closure Order put on landlord’s flat after anti-social behaviour

Police have imposed a Closure Order on a property in Southampton under Section 80 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act. The...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords given thousands to stay quiet on drug tenants - claim

Local media are reporting that landlords on a housing estate known to harbour drug traffickers and criminal gangs are being given...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Jailed! Tenant who punched, kicked and bit landlord

A lodger who punched, kicked and bit his landlord after being challenged about his drinking has been jailed. Mickey Boots punched the...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert: Massive surge in rental fraud revealed by BBC show

The BBC Radio 4 consumer affairs programme You and Yours says 4,746 rental scams have been reported to the police and...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Council boasts of working with police and ‘talking tough’ to landlords

A council says it’s working with police to target landlords which it claims are flouting the law and illegally eviction and...

07 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Police urge landlords to appoint agents to vet dodgy tenants

Detectives are urging landlords to remain cautious following to discovery of a number of cannabis farms in rented properties. In the past...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Free Home Safety Improvements: Landlords may be eligible

Landlords, tenants and residents in parts of Nottingham may be eligible for free home safety improvements to crackdown on burglary. Nottinghamshire police...

02 November 2021

From: Breaking News

£335,000 - the bill for three rogue landlords

Three criminal landlords have paid £350,000 in fines after being found guilty of illegal ‘beds in sheds’. Brian Linskey and Catherine Hallahan...

25 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Jail for tenant who threatened landlord with screwdriver

A man who broke into the home of his prospective landlord and threatened him with a screwdriver has been jailed for...

06 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Scam! Police warning over fake landlords and rental fraud

Landlords, letting agents and tenants in South Yorkshire are being warned about an increase in rental fraud. Local police there say they...

20 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Legendary landlord reported to have been arrested in ‘Hitler’ row

Legendary south of England landlord Fergus Wilson is reported to have been arrested after a dispute in which he allegedly called...

10 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Drugs In Lets: Landlords urged to report suspicious activity

Landlords are being urged to check their premises after officers recovered a huge stack of prepared cannabis from an empty café...

09 August 2021

From: Breaking News

First ever ‘ASBO Injunction’ served on landlord to stop illegal eviction

Camden council in north London has become the first local authority to secure an anti-social behaviour injunction against a landlord in...

30 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Named and shamed - landlord guilty of “atrocious case of mistreatment”

A rogue landlord who allowed vulnerable tenants to live in conditions without windows, proper washing facilities or fire safety measures at...

20 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Labour pressure group tweets: “All landlords are bastards”

A Labour Party pressure group has tweeted the message: “All landlords are bastards.” The tweet, from Labour Tenants United, is the latest...

11 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Sex-Pest Landlords face prosecution under proposed new legislation

A Labour MP is proposing legislation which would mean that landlords who offer accommodation in exchange for sexual favours could be...

27 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Jail for man who used terrorist attack for revenge on landlord

A man who tried to frame his landlord’s partner as being involved in the Westminster terrorist attack has been jailed. Gerald Banyard,...

21 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Smoked Out: The signs a property is used for Cannabis cultivation

Direct Line Business Insurance has outlined seven tell-tale signs of cannabis cultivation, which it says is an increasing problem for landlords across...

20 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Activists request meeting with government over rental reform

A coalition of 20 pro-tenant organisations - including at least one actively campaigning against some government measures - wants a meeting...

17 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Police hunt tenant who used terror attack for revenge on landlord

A former tenant who tried two frame his landlord’s partner as being involved in the Westminster terrorist attack has been convicted...

13 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Cannabis Cost - this is how much landlords lose thanks to rogue tenants

An expert assessment of the average cost of damage caused by rogue tenants growing cannabis suggests landlords will typically pay almost...

12 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords’ IDs not always checked thoroughly by agents - claim

Landlords have frequently not had obligatory ID checks conducted on them by letting agents, an industry supplier is claiming.  Blinc UK says...

12 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlord’s shock after flat is stripped of items by evicted tenant

It’s a story that’s seldom told - how some tenants steal items from landlords’ properties when a tenancy ends. Now the Oxford...

30 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Baroness urges police to get tough with “criminal landlords”

The Generation Rent campaign group has entered the fray for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections which will be held in some...

26 April 2021

From: Breaking News

May 11 - is this when we’ll know about abolishing Section 21?

The State Opening of Parliament will take place on Tuesday May 11, with many expecting this to be when the government confirms...

23 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Activists want Rent Control Board to limit rent rises

A pressure group for tenants wants the next Mayor of London to win powers from the government to reduce rents, through a...

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Labour tenants slam party housing spokeswoman over protests

A Labour housing pressure group has made strong public criticism of the party’s shadow housing spokeswoman, Thangam Debbonaire. Labour Tenants United was...

30 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlord refused entry to his property rumbles cannabis farm

A landlord refused entry to a property he owned has tipped off police who discovered a cannabis farm in the Nottinghamshire...

23 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Some landlords more authoritarian now, claims lawyer

The eviction ban may have made life less stressful for tenants but a housing lawyer claims otherwise. David Renton, writing in the...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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