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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

Rent Controls? Agents say Labour crisis is chance to rule them out

Propertymark says the current political crisis in Wales - where the Labour Welsh Parliament leader has lost a confidence vote but...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

At Last! Senior agent stands up for holiday homes and second properties

A senior Propertymark figure has made the case for second and holiday homes - against the recent trend of criticism. The issue...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Rises Slowing - and that’s official

Average UK private rents were up 8.9% in the year to April according to the Office for National Statistics. This is a...

23 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

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

Surprise move as agents issue ‘how to complain’ guide to tenants

A new guide from Propertymark explains the rights which private rental tenants have - and sets out how they can challenge...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to attend Cultural Awareness Course

A so-called Cultural Awareness Course is being held to explain to landlords about their responsibilities under the 2010 Equality Act. The course...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Stricter council enforcement of landlords demanded by agents

Political parties should stop bickering and instead work together to boost enforcement of rental standards in the private sector. That’s the view...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

New tax clampdown on landlords buying multiple properties

The Labour-led government in Wales has issued a consultation proposing the abolition of Land Transaction Tax Multiple Dwelling Relief from June...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Would tenants really be better off if letting agents were regulated?

A trade body claims private tenants are ‘suffering’ because lettings agents are not regulated. Propertymark is demanding equal treatment between lettings agents...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords piloting new Digital Property Logbook concept

Property logbook company Chimni is trialling a new form of Digital Property Logbook aimed at the rental markets.   The new logbooks...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Changes to Renters Reform Bill after Easter

The government has written to Conservative MPs promising changes to the Renters Reform Bill to ease concerns over its anti-landlord bias. Amendments...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Scrapping Section 21 is landlords' headache - and backfiring on Gove

The removal of Section 21 notices and the end of fixed-term tenancies are the two issues that concern landlords the most,...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Grab from landlords closely resembles Generation Rent advice

A controversial proposal for a £300m tax grab on landlords appears to closely follow a policy suggestion put forward by activists...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Letting agents demand banks cut mortgage rates

The letting agents’ trade body has made the unexpected move of calling on banks to cut mortgage rates. Rates are typically decided...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Selling Up? What to expect if you use a property auction

Landlords are selling up in significant volumes these days - partly to cash in on capital appreciation, but mostly thanks to...

10 February 2024

From: Agent Advice

Renters Reform Bill: government reveals another Commons delay

The Renters Reform Bill will not go for its Third Reading in the House of Commons for at least another fortnight. The...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Letting agents could face regulation under Labour amendment tactic

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

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Over 1.5m private tenants to be better off thanks to LHA move

An estimated 1.6m private renters are set to receive an uplift to their housing support for 12 months from April 2024,...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning to landlords and tenants over fake energy schemes

Letting agents’ trade body Propertymark has issued a warning to the rental sector about scams based on energy efficiency measures.  An increase...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Budget - landlords have three weeks to give Hunt advice

HM Treasury has opened its representations portal, meaning landlords - and anyone else - can submit their ideas for the next...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC reveals big slump in residential property deals

New data from HM Revenue and Customs reveals a 22 per cent annual drop in residential transactions in the year to...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

On The Turn? Propertymark warns some rents are now falling

A surprising one in seven lettings agents is now reporting a fall in rents rather than a rise. Although far more agents...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

New pro-rental lobbying group includes local landlord bodies

The first meeting has been held of the Housing Coalition, a new group including a number of local and regional landlord bodies...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords want Local Housing Allowance uprated annually

The National Residential Landlords Association wants the government to commit to annual uprating of the Local Housing Allowance. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced...

24 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

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

Autumn Statement - will it help landlords?

Propertymark has set out its stall for next month’s Autumn Statement - and many of the demands are for improvements that...

28 October 2023

From: Tax & Finance

No Change! Agents warn that supply-demand mismatch still serious

Propertymark says there’s no change in the mismatch between supply and demand in the rental market - unfortunately. Chief executive Nathan Emerson,...

26 October 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

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

Sweeping Tax Reform for Landlords - six key demands

Sweeping tax changes for landlords have been demanded by letting agents group Propertymark. The group has analysed the impact of changes using...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

New ‘Landlord Leaders Community’ group launched

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

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Arrears creep up as agents sound alarm on rental supply

Propertymark chief executive Nathan Emerson says the lettings market is defined now by the “alarming disparity” between demand and supply. In the...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Who Cares About EPCs? - just 2% of agents “always” asked by tenants

Only two per cent of Propertymark letting agents say tenants “always” want to know the EPC rating on a property they...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove urged to act at last over abandoned tenancies

Housing Secretary Michael Gove is being lobbied to take urgent action over the growing problem of abandoned tenancies. Propertymark chief executive Nathan...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Investing, Incorporating or Quitting? Landlord survey needs you!

The University of Dundee and letting agents’ body Propertymark want to understand more about the future plans of landlords.  This is happening...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb and Short Let regulations must vary by locality - agents

The letting agents’ trade body ARLA Propertymark is urging the government to regulate Airbnb and other short let platforms but to...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting agents ask landlords to help Afghan refugees

There have been several examples of local councils asking private landlords to help find accommodation for refugees - but now the...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Another rental advance finance product aims to woo landlords

A product for landlords to sell their future rental income is being launched by a finance company this week. Landlord Rental Advance,...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Government U-turn likely on fixed term tenancies for students

Propertymark says it’s spotted what may be the first sign of a U-turn on one aspect of the controversial Renters Reform...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Shocking supply shortage still the key factor in rental market

Propertymark says the number of new prospective tenants registering per member branch rose slightly to 118 in April.  This figure is up...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill: details emerge about new Landlord Database

Details are emerging about a new Landlords Database, which is one of the major provisions of the Renters Reform Bill. Within the...

26 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

Should benefits be increased to help poorest tenants?

Propertymark has told a group of MPs that many benefit recipients are excluded from the private rented sector due to the...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

More evidence that rent controls hurt landlords and tenants

Research from Propertymark highlights a growing concern for the private rental sector in Scotland. As the Scottish National Party lurches from crisis...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Demand remains robust as rents rise again - Propertymark

The number of new prospective tenants registering at each branch of a Propertymark-member lettings agency held steady at 106 in March,...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords - will you pay to help overturn a rent freeze?

Landlords are being encouraged to contribute to a crowdfunding campaign to take legal action regarding rent caps and eviction bans. It follows...

06 April 2023

From: Breaking News

How To Rent guide - new date for updated version

The government has indicated that the delayed publication of the latest How To Rent document is to be Friday March 24. The...

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert - government backtrack on How To Rent guide

The government has delayed publication of the latest How To Rent document - it had been expected today.  The How to Rent...

17 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Mediation Scheme flops with almost no users

A much-hyped government proposal to introduce a Rental Mediation Service to resolve disputes, sustain tenancies and reduce pressure on the courts...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Shortages Could Make 2023 Difficult For Students

Student lets have come under the spotlight as a result of a slowdown in the building of new university student accommodation...

11 March 2023

From: Agent Advice

Investor opportunities at auctions as sellers moderate expectations

The first two months of the year have seen a 74 per cent rise in the number of lots offered at...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Eco-tax breaks for green landlords under consideration - Propertymark

Lettings agents’ body Propertymark says its proposal for tax incentives to be offered for landlords is one measure under consideration by...

08 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls legislation to be unveiled next autumn

The Scottish Government, despite being in the middle of electing a new First Minister, is pressing ahead with legislation for long-term...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Licensing - Raising Standards or Just Raising Revenue?

Local authorities exist to improve housing stock in their area; however, licensing is not the best way to improve standards across...

04 March 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Airbnb Licensing should be in “priority areas only” say agents

Licensing for Airbnbs and similar short lets should be targeted in priority areas only and not the subject of blanket rules. That’s...

21 February 2023

From: Breaking News

11 applicants for every available property, claim letting agents

There were 108 new applicants registered per Propertymark member lettings agency branch on average in January, compared to just 64 in...

20 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rishi Reshuffle - will EPC reform move a step closer?

The trade press is fixated on the departure of housing minister Lucy Frazer after four months in the government reshuffle, but...

08 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Cap Minister and Shelter stopped from speaking with politicians

A nine-page legal document outlining landlords’ arguments has effectively stopped a controversial housing minister and campaigning organisations giving evidence to a...

25 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Selling Up? Don’t set unrealistic asking price, warn agents

A substantial majority of agents say sellers are being unrealistic about the asking prices of their homes This includes landlord sellers quitting...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal challenge to rent controls moves a step closer

A coalition of landlords and lettings groups has submitted a Petition to the Court of Session in Edinburgh seeking a Judicial...

23 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Signs that Scottish private rent freeze could become permanent

There are early signs that the controversial private rental sector rent freeze in Scotland could be made permanent. The freeze, along with...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Private landlords should follow new ‘average rent increase’ plan

Propertymark has come out in favour of private landlords being allowed to follow the example of social landlords in agreeing an...

30 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Do more to help landlords in tourist hotspots, politicians urged

The agents’ trade body Propertymark says it wants the Welsh Government to do more to support landlords letting in tourist hotspots. The...

23 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls: landlords forced to raise rents and sell up

Propertymark says some 85 per cent of its member agents in Scotland have landlord clients who have expressed a wish to...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform - Time Is Of The Essence

The future of the private rented sector in England has been back under the Westminster spotlight in the last two weeks...

12 November 2022

From: Rental Reform

Collaboration: key to weathering the private rental crisis

The Private Rental Sector is undeniably in need of some assistance, as recent changes to legislation and global events have put...

05 November 2022

From: Rental Reform

Agents’ chief to stick up for landlords at influential policy forum

Propertymark’s head of policy and campaigns, Timothy Douglas, will explain how investment in the private rented sector can be better incentivised when...

31 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists welcome 'friend' Michael Gove into housing hot seat

Generation Rent, the activist group led by Baroness Alicia Kennedy, has given a warm welcome to the return of Michael Gove...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Stricter EPC targets - government urged to “get real”

The government must “get realistic” over the difficulties involved in reaching Net Zero targets when dealing with older properties in the...

18 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Emergency Rent Freeze - Landlord bodies seek legal opinion

The National Residential Landlords Association has joined with other landlord and agent bodies to seek legal opinion on whether Scotland’s rent...

14 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Councils begin charging for Airbnb and short let licensing

Local authorities in one part of the UK have revealed their charges for the licensing of Airbnb and other short lets. Scotland’s...

11 October 2022

From: Breaking News

First AirBnb and short let licensing system starts tomorrow

The first step within the UK to officially monitor Airbnb-style short lets comes into effect tomorrow, October 1. Scotland’s Short-Term Lets Licensing...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords’ Alert - complex new tenant checks begin this weekend

Industry body Propertymark is reminding landlords as well as agents in England to be ready for significant changes to the way...

29 September 2022

From: Breaking News

New Housing Secretary pledges to boost housing supply (again)

Propertymark has welcomed a pledge by the new Housing Secretary to boost housing supply. After he was appointed last week, Simon Clarke...

14 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Freeze Update - webinar tomorrow will explain

Want to know more about the Scottish Government’s rent freeze policy? If so, Rightmove’s webinar tomorrow, September 14, at 10am, may be...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Guidance for landlords as Gas Safety Week goes ahead

Gas Safety Week, which begins today and continues until September 18, is going ahead as scheduled. Now in its 12th edition, it...

12 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform - will it actually happen under new government?

* Angels Media and Landlord Today are deeply saddened by the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II * - Agents are warning that...

09 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry's message to Truss government - reverse anti-landlord policies

The National Residential Landlords Association has issued its formal congratulations to Simon Clarke, the new Housing Secretary. But Ben Beadle, NRLA chief...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert - Agents’ advice on gas safety responsibilities

Propertymark says that this, the 12th edition of Gas Safety Week, is an ideal opportunity for landlords to make sure they...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Selling up this autumn? It won’t be a quick job…

It’s taking longer and longer for property sales to move from the acceptance of an offer to an exchange of contracts...

23 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Alarm Bells for landlords as debt payment scheme may exclude arrears

A trade body is warning that landlords may face a new challenge if, as expected, the government agrees a controversial expansion...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

More Airbnbs and fewer long term lets would be ‘catastrophic’ - claim

ARLA Propertymark has released details of its written response to a Parliamentary committee investigating the impact of Airbnb-style short lets on...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

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

New guidance on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

The government has issued detailed guidance ahead of a change in the law around smoke and carbon monoxide alarms coming into...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents back landlord warning that homes will fail new EPC minimum

Letting agents have come out with figures to back up an argument that landlords have been making for some time  -...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Periodic Tenancies - the danger to the lettings sector

As part of The Renters’ Reform White Paper, the UK government proposed that all tenants be moved onto a single system...

16 July 2022

From: Rental Reform

Shamplina Speaks - It’s Key To Level With Landlords

Lack of rental stock is now the biggest challenge facing letting agents today. That is what every agent I’ve spoken to...

09 July 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

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

Rental Reform - time to influence, says Agent Rainmaker

Now is the time to lobby the Government on the detail of the Renters Reform Bill. That’s the message from the expert...

02 July 2022

From: Rental Reform

Rents still rising as demand and supply remain out of kilter

The great rent rise continues according to new data from ARLA Propertymark.  The trade body says while there has been a long...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Why do Rental Reforms favour tenants?

Trade bodies have vigorously lobbied government during the two and a half year process leading to the delivery of the Fairer...

18 June 2022

From: Rental Reform

Proof - taxes and restrictions make landlords quit rental market

The clearest indication of the rate at which the private rented market is shrinking is revealed in new research by Propertymark. It...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Official stats show smaller rent rise than rival figures suggest

Contrary to recent figures from Zoopla and others, pointing to double-digit rental inflation in the past year, official statistics show the...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

BBC wants to get to bottom of rental stock shortage

Landlords are being invited to let the BBC know what it believes lies behind the current rental market stock shortage.  The corporation...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert - new smoke and carbon monoxide rules are imminent

An industry trade body is alerting landlords that new smoke and carbon monoxide alarm rules are likely to be introduced soon -...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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