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KEYWORD "Private Rental Sector" - 100 RESULTS
Khan funds group “intervening on the doorstep” at evictions

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is demanding the government finally abolish Section 21 eviction powers - and claims over 30,000 households in...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA accused of putting landlord profits before society’s interests

A leader of the Renters Reform Coalition activist lobby has made a specific targeted attack on the motives and honesty of...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Raid planned on landlords in Budget - report

The Budget on Wednesday will contain a £300m tax raid on the private rental sector according to a report this morning...

03 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

Landmark joint session between NRLA and homelessness charity

The National Residential Landlords Association will jointly host a networking and information session with homelessness charity Crisis. It will take place on...

23 February 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

Agency claims new rental hotspot with yields amongst UK’s highest

According to Haslams lettings agency’s latest House Price Index, a new hotspot has emerged for private rental sector investors. It claims Reading...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent control activists play the mental health card

A survey by an activist group suggests that one in three tenants claim that their private renting conditions are impacting their...

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

Beyond rental payments: 4 ways healthy landlord-tenant relationships can boost buy to let success

In the buy to let market, success goes beyond the transaction of paying rent. Ultimately, fostering a healthy landlord-tenant relationship can...

07 February 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Free in-person event for landlords in buy to let hotspot

Scottish property portal ESPC has announced a free Buy To Let event targeted at aspiring property investors and landlords. The event will...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental sector blighted by longer contractor repair delays - Fixflo

The UK’s private rental sector grapples with a surge in waiting times for contractor appointments, according to industry supplier Fixflo.  A new...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax burden forces landlords to defer sales plans

A new study by the National Residential Landlords Association suggests some landlords wanting to quit the private rental sector have deferred...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Chaos! Confusion over identity and power of new Private Rental Ombudsman

The identify of the service running the upcoming Private Rental Sector Ombudsman scheme has been thrown into doubt once more. The Renters...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists make string of demands about damp and mould

The Generation Rent activist group has called for a series of reforms about damp and mould. It wants the reinstatement of energy...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Long-term population rise to put more pressure on rental market

There will be long term pressure on housing affordability and the private rental sector if demographic forecasts from a range of...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Up to ONE MILLION new rental homes needed in just seven years

A new analysis of the private rental sector suggests that between 800,000 and one million more homes are required to meet...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Private renting is an essential part of a thriving society

We believe a well-functioning housing system is one that meets everyone’s housing needs. There will always be people who can’t or...

16 January 2024

From: Sponsored Content

No new law planned for private landlords and mould

There is to be no comparable law for private landlords, following the introduction of Awaab’s Law. Earlier this week the Department of...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Council wants private landlords as part of “real decisive action”

A Labour-controlled council is inviting private rental sector representatives to a round-table event which it pledges will not be a talking...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tough EPC targets to return despite Sunak’s U-turn - new warning

There’s a warning this morning that stricter Energy Performance Certificate measures for the private rental sector may not have gone, after...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour plan to give tenants a right to demand Property Checks

Labour’s Mayor of Greater Manchester and former Cabinet minister Andy Burnham says this year is when he will ”get serious” about...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords upbeat about 2024 prospects despite huge challenges

Some 74 per cent of buy to let landlords are optimistic about the property market in the next 12 months, it’s...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Citizens Advice claims landlords evict tenants “to avoid doing repairs”

A spokesperson for the Citizens Advice charity has claimed at a public meeting that private landlords serve Section 21 notices on...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Chiefs forecast better days for landlords in 2024

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

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Big rise in landlords reducing buy to let portfolios

One in five (20 per cent of) landlords plans to reducing their buy to let holdings according to a new survey. The...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental homes blighted by high cost and low quality - claim

Many households are struggling with rising costs, while renters in particular continue to struggle with low quality housing, the Resolution Foundation...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Free event to update landlords on new laws and grants

A local authority is hosting a free event for local landlords which will give them insights into latest developments in the...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Five Controversial Steps To Solve Britain’s Rental Crisis

Solving the country’s rental crisis needs to be the number one priority for the government when it comes to tackling housing...

16 December 2023

From: Rental Reform

Shelter’s Renters Reform Bill petition nears target threshold

Campaigning charity Shelter is nearing a controversial signature threshold in its petition about the Renters Reform Bill. It now has over 123,000 of...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs - Generation Rent and Labour Mayor slam landlords and government

Generation Rent and London Mayor Sadiq Khan have jointly slammed landlords who do not improve the EPCs of their private rental...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Council says ‘good landlords’ can have cheaper, longer licences

A council statement announcing a complex new licensing regime for the local private rental sector claims “landlords and agents who are...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Many Renters Reform Bill committee MPs are private landlords

A slew of MPs who are members of the Renters Reform Bill committee receive money from letting out rooms or properties...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Offset EPC improvements against landlord income - plea to government

A new study claims that two thirds of privately rented homes require urgent energy efficiency improvements - and that landlords need...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

Shock Rent Controls legal judgement - landlords and agents “disappointed”

Scotland’s Court of Session has come down in favour of the Scottish Government when it comes to rent controls. A case against...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Government must act to save landlords, tenants - top agent

The latest rent rise figure produced by the government has triggered an angry response from one of Britain’s top agents. Greg Tsuman,...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Council offers incentives to private landlords taking homeless tenants

Another council is advertising a package of incentives for private landlords to help solve its housing shortage. Exeter council is aiming to...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Gobsmacked! EPC changes backed by prominent property analyst

A prominent property market analyst says he was “gobsmacked” to hear Prime Minister Rishi Sunak tone down the energy efficiency requirements...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

The Biggest Rental Sector Complaint…By A Man Who Knows

Holding deposits head the list of complaints about the private rental sector, says the man at the top of the Property...

14 October 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Inventories will save landlords from Renters Reform Bill fines - claim

Inventory clerks are ideally placed to protect landlords from some heavy fines triggered by the Renters Reform Bill, it’s been claimed. The...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords wait for clarity on Labour rental policies under Rayner

The National Residential Landlords Association hosts a meeting at Labour’s annual conference tomorrow - but it admits the party’s rental policies...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Crisis - it’s the government’s fault

Failed government policies are to blame for the chronic supply shortage in the private rental sector. That’s the view of the National...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Politicians Warned - speak to experts before making rental policies

Politicians meeting at party conferences this week are being urged to listen to property professionals before setting policies about the private...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory identifies single individual responsible for rent rises

A Conservative politician has named an individual who he claims is responsible for high rent rises and increasing homelessness. Murdo Fraser, the...

28 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

Sunak’s Eco U-turn offers hope for beleaguered landlords

The u-turn by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on green policies may be seen by some landlords as a rare piece of...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Eco U-turn Welcomed … but private rental sector still needs a plan

There’s been widespread relief at the government’s eco U-turn which may lead to thousands of pounds of savings for landlords. Prime Minister...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords forced out - so rents inevitably rise

The latest government figures on the private rental sector show rents rose 5.5 per cent in the 12 months to August,...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Typical tenant pays £2,800 more per year than in 2020 - Zoopla

Zoopla has given its latest market update on the private rental sector, with the headline rent rise now being 10.5 per...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Yet more London council landlord licensing on the cards

A London council is looking to introduce new licensing for landlords. Currently Wandsworth council operates mandatory licensing for HMOs with five or...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Soaring landlord costs to push rents up 25% over next four years - forecast

Rents will rise 25 per cent over the next four years, outpacing the modest 5.5 per cent House price growth across...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax (not rental reform) is real reason why landlords quit - claim

Whoever forms the next government must put the private rental sector at the heart of its housing policy. That’s the view of...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Most landlords unsure or opposed to private rental sector Ombudsman

Over half of landlords are either against the concept of a private rental sector Ombudsman or are actively against it. As part...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Industry survey shows continued opposition to S21 abolition

A survey of some 2,000 landlords, agents and others in the private rental sector show renewed concern over Section 21 and...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC Reform - government must give massive incentives, says Rightmove

An analysis conducted over the summer by Rightmove suggests it could take literally decades for the private rental sector to conform...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Top DJ trolled after social media post about EPC changes

One of Britain's best known DJs has taken to social media to highlight what she sees as the unfair government policy...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Santander slammed for last-minute anti Buy To Let mortgage change

Santander has been sharply criticised for increasing its Interest Coverage Ratio just as other lenders have been making it easier to...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Regulation - Last-ditch bid to stop “laughing stock” rules

Trade bodies and short let landlords have made a last-ditch appeal to politicians to stop new rules which could see the...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists use Shelter campaign to renew Section 21 call

Generation Rent says Shelter has it right when it complains about evictions in the private rental sector. Earlier this week Shelter claimed...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Appeal to private landlords to house ex-offenders

A council is appealing to landlords to work with the local authority and the Probation Service to help ex-offenders fit accommodation...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Charity acknowledges that landlords need help to keep homes

A charity has acknowledged that landlords need help to keep their homes, and in turn continue to provide much-needed homes in...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

MEES, EPCs and Energy Efficiency - the government's next steps

Last month, Housing Secretary Michael Gove declared the Government was “asking too much, too quickly” of landlords by setting a 2028...

12 August 2023

From: Rental Reform

Landlords want to improve EPCs as soon as possible - claim

A survey suggests that landlords want to improve the energy efficiency of their properties as soon as possible - despite a...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Controversial MP to champion landlord concerns in Parliament

A controversial MP sacked by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak earlier this year says he will take up the cause of landlords...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Shocking new figures offer one reason why rental sector is so strong

New housing affordability figures provide one underlying reason why many potential buyers cannot make the move and instead rely increasingly on...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Over half private rental properties would fail new EPC target

Legislation requiring all rental properties to have an energy performance certificate  rating of C or above will require upgrades to around...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC Climbdown - Gove to publish details of ‘relaxed’ deadline

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has pledged to publish “shortly” revised timetables for the implementation of further energy efficiency targets for the...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Housing Minister’s letter branded “rubbish” by angry landlord

An angry reader has contacted Landlord Today with a letter from housing minister Rachel Maclean - which the recipient has branded...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Lawyer warns Section 8 could trigger decline of private rental sector

A prominent lawyer says the use of Section 8 eviction powers as envisaged under the Renters Reform Bill could lead to...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC to use Renters Reform Bill to hammer landlords - claim

A prominent accountant is warning that the upcoming Renters Reform Bill, when it becomes law, will be used by HMRC to...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill next stage delayed until autumn

It appears almost certain that the Second Reading of the Renters Reform Bill - expected some weeks ago - will not...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

MP wants landlords to be eligible for leaseholder protection funding

A Labour MP wants the government to include private landlords in the Building Safety Act’s leaseholder protections scheme.  The government introduced the...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC Rule Changes - months more uncertainty for worried landlords

It appears that there may be months more uncertainty over new energy efficiency rules for the private rental sector. A statement from...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords hit with record licensing fines says PropTech firm

London landlords and letting agents have so far been hit with more than £900,000 in fines in the first half of...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

The NRLA Demands Change in the Private Rental Sector

Across the country landlords and renters are struggling as mortgage costs soar, tax hikes bite and uncertainty remains about the impact...

08 July 2023

From: Tax & Finance

London’s private rental sector slashed - new figures

New research shows a 41 per cent reduction in the number of London properties available for private rent since the Covid-19...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove tells landlords they are “vital” to private rental sector

Independent landlords are “vital” to ensuring a fair and functioning private rented sector, the Housing Secretary says. Writing in the members’ magazine...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan on collision course with Starmer over rent controls

London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has returned to his demand for powers to control rents in the private sector, citing a...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest-only mortgages in decline, even before latest crisis

New data from UK Finance, the mortgage lenders’ trade body, throws light on how the mortgage and interest rate crisis may...

22 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

Exclusive: Angry landlord’s letter from Michael Gove’s team

An angry landlord has contacted Landlord Today to show what she calls the “twaddle” response she has received from the Department...

12 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Unfair! Landlords say they’re wrongly portrayed by the media

Unsurprisingly an overwhelming 81 per cent of landlords in a survey feel they are badly portrayed by the media Landlords say they...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Nationwide-funded group demands tougher Renters Reform Bill

The Nationwide Foundation - a charitable foundation founded by the Nationwide Building Society - says the Renters Reform Bill should be...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour Mayor backs call for vast increase in landlord licensing

The Labour Mayor of Newham in London has called for a vast extension of landlord licensing. Rokhsana Fiaz says she welcomes a...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Sales of buy to lets now a big factor in housing market

Some 11 per cent of the homes on sale right now are owned by landlords quitting the private rental sector. That’s the...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Ombudsman for Private Landlords - “there’s nothing to fear”

The current Housing Ombudsman, who presides over redress within the social housing sector, says private landlords should not fear the extension...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Eco-activist wants Renters Reform Bill to be tougher on landlords

The co-leader of the Green Party wants the Renters Reform Bill to go further in restricting the powers of private landlords. Carla...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Give government and Renters Reform a chance, agent tells landlords

Private landlords should hold fire on plans to quit the private rental sector and give the government a chance to incentivise...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Starmer rejects Sadiq Khan’s demand for rent controls

The Financial Times says the Labour Party is poised to reject the increasingly shrill calls for rent controls made by the...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Reform Bill must make independent inventories compulsory - call

A key figure in the inventory sector says the Renters’ Reform Bill - scheduled for publication this week - must make...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s Wrong With Landlords Forced To Sell? - brokers’ claims

A mortgage broker claims there’s “no downside” to the current problem of landlords quitting the private rental sector. Jonathan Burridge, founding adviser...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform - Phil Spencer demands radical simplification of regulations

TV property expert Phil Spencer has called for a radical simplification of the rules surrounding landlord licensing, fees and other regulations. In...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Stricter fire regulations make inventories more important - claim

A trade body says inventories are set to play an increasingly important role in the private rental sector as fire regulations...

12 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

Renters Reform Bill - 12 major policies it's likely to contain

Housing Secretary Michael Gove says the long-awaited Renters Reform Bill, first promised in 2019, will finally be introduced into Parliament next...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

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