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Landlord Tax Alert - new guidance from HMRC

HMRC is appealing to landlords to file Self Assessment tax returns early - and claims there are benefits to doing so. In...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Official - Labour will NOT introduce rent controls if it wins election

The Labour Party will not introduce rent controls if it wins the election. A spokesperson for the party is quoted on today’s...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Here We Go Again: Renters Reform Bill back in Parliament this week

The Renters Reform Bill returns to Parliament this week, with a First Reading of the measure in the House of Lords...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Clampdown on Airbnbs may be dropped due to council delays

It looks as if a prominent local authority in Scotland is going to temporarily scrap the country’s tight rules on who...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Council wants landlords to back controversial leasing scheme

A council is seeking private landlords to participate in a controversial leasing scheme in a bid to curb homelessness. The use of...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Regulator advertises for Welsh-speaking staff

The nearest thing to a national landlord register operating anywhere in the UK is seeking new staff - and they must...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Licensing fees could be cut if government review recommends

It is possible that licensing regimes operated by local councils could cut the fees they impose on landlords. The House of Commons...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rehashed research again slams MPs who are landlords

A new version of research first released in May 2023 once again lashes some MPs for being landlords. 38 Degrees - an...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Online platform claims to save landlords £3,800 in fees

An online lettings platform claims to have launched the first “end-to-end self-service lettings platform” which could save landlords around £3,800. Hello Neighbour...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Scoop for NRLA - Housing Minister to give members Reform Bill update

Housing Minister Jacob Young will address members of the National Residential Landlords Association in an exclusive webinar on Thursday. This is the...

22 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

Former Tory Leader to face landlords at summer event

Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan-Smith is to address landlords at an event this summer. The MP - 70 next week - was...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords can afford much tougher regulation, says think tank

A think tank based in central London says landlords would not quit the sector if much tougher - and more expensive...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime London Rents Retreat as Supply Builds

Seasonality is returning to the prime London lettings market after three tumultuous years.  The pandemic meant the market was initially flooded with...

16 March 2024

From: Agent Advice

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

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

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

Landlords urge speedy action on compromise Renters Reform Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association says it wants a speedy implementation of the Renters Reform Bill to avoid uncertainty - and...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill compromise 'near' but activists re-ignite arguments

Generation Rent has issued an angry statement about amendments to the Renters Reform Bill - just as one MP says agreement...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing market ‘back to normal’ across most of UK - new stats

A property firm which has analysed transactions across the UK suggests the market is, at last, ‘back to normal’ in almost...

29 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

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

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

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

HMRC admits Making Tax Digital will cost landlords money and time

The government has confirmed that Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTD for ITSA) will cost landlords both extra money...

22 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

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

Register for further three years or risk fines, landlords warned

The Department for Communities in Northern Ireland is reminding landlords who registered or renewed with the Landlord Registration Scheme during January,...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Free event for landlords includes NRLA legislation update

Landlords and agents are being invited to attend a free event aimed at providing updates on new housing legislation and industry...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Anti-fraud protection offer for landlords

The National Residential Landlords Association has teamed up with a provider of so-called ‘smart property protection technology’. This means that landlords can...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

What To Consider When Investing In A Holiday Let in 2024

If you're thinking of investing in a holiday home this year, there can be a lot to consider. From gathering insight to...

27 January 2024

From: Agent Advice

Another council raising revenue through licensing scheme

Warwick council is the latest to launch an Additional Licensing Scheme - it came into force just before last weekend. The district...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour council doubles tax on short lets and second homes

Labour-controlled Haringey Council in London says the owners of short lets and furnished holiday homes will be forced to pay double...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Normality Returns - London rental market returning to stability at last

Two new reports - from lettings agency Foxtons and data consultancy LonRes - show London’s rental market returning to pre-pandemic normality. Foxtons...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA boss backs Labour Mayor’s clampdown on rogue landlords

Proposals for a ‘good landlord’ scheme in Greater Manchester have won the personal backing of the chief executive of the National...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Daylight Robbery? Council’s 60 per cent rise in fees on landlords

Landlords who fail to ensure their private rented homes meet required standards face massively increased charges from a council. Bath & North...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Free Renters Reform Bill teach-in for landlords of students

As the Renters Reform Bill heads towards the House of Lords, a free webinar is targeting landlords operating in the student...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mandatory Short Lets registration scheme introduced in part of UK

A mandatory short lets registration and licensing scheme is to be introduced in part of the UK, described as a system...

10 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

Landlords Beware - Concerns over Quality of New Build Homes

New research from a construction professional body shows a large proportion of people would not buy a newly built property due...

30 December 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Unknown Energy Costs could hurt tenants this winter

A lack of Energy Performance Certificate enforcement is putting tenants at risk from high energy costs or cold homes, according to...

23 December 2023

From: The Big Issues

Landlords intimidate tenants into not reporting faults, says Generation Rent

Christmas goodwill towards landlords seems in short supply from activist group Generation Rent.  It has this week issued a statement saying the...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord hit with half million pound fine after using fake name

A landlord who used a fake name to evade detection has been hit with £485,000 in fines after illegally renting out...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory MPs lobby government demanding Airbnb crackdown

A group of Conservative MPs has organised a lobby of the government to demand a clampdown on Airbnbs and other short...

08 December 2023

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

Big Changes This Month for Holiday Lets

The short-term holiday letting industry has significantly expanded in recent years, but this could all change with the introduction of a...

02 December 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Government eco-scheme for landlords has zero impact - claim

A campaign by a UK government to help landlords retrofit their properties with energy efficient amenities has had almost zero impact,...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Private landlords leasing to council now faced with new deal

A council in Wales is making changes to the system it uses to encourage private landlords to lease their properties to...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters wield more electoral power - if they actually register to vote

The growth of private renting in the past decade has given renters more political power, an activist group claims. Generation Rent’s analysis...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords Not Using Agents - view from a former ARLA president

How can letting agents attract new landlords when they’re all selling their portfolios? That’s a major question for the lettings industry –...

11 November 2023

From: Agent Advice

HMRC’s Self Assessment Guide for Landlords

HMRC has produced this material for landlords concerned at the prospect of self-assessment  - What is Self Assessment and why do I need...

04 November 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Capital Appreciation to slam into reverse again in 2024 - forecast

Zoopla is warning that there will be further house price falls in 2024 on top of the 4.5 per cent drop...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Devastating impact of Renters Reform Bill revealed by legal expert

The Renters Reform Bill could end up with landlords going bankrupt, a housing law specialist is warning. Des Taylor, director of compliance...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

HMRC holding tax teach-in for new landlords

HM Revenue and Custoims is running a series of webinars aimed primarily at those new to earning income from property of...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Traditional Lettings Market Returns to London says Foxtons

It’s taken some time but one of London’s biggest lettings agencies says a ‘traditional’ lettings market has returned to the capital.  Last...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Up to 80 tenants evicted thanks to council banning order on landlord

A bizarre situation has arisen with a Labour council securing a banning order on a landlord - who now has to...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Fire Alarm - landlords and tenants urged to know fire rights

A fire and rescue service is urging tenants to know their rights when it comes to fire safety. Warwickshire Fire and Rescue...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal verdict means costs of ‘waking watches’ may fall on landlords

The Fire Protection Association says a recent First-Tier Tribunal decision and appeal dismissal highlight the responsibilities that landlords hold in relation...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Four rogue landlords prosecuted by council in three days

A council has prosecuted four landlords in three days, with convictions secured for seven offences. Harold Mews Management Ltd of Margate was...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Market Snapshot - is demand still stellar?

The latest Rental Demand Index from the Barrows and Forrester agency has revealed that rental demand has surged during the third...

30 September 2023

From: The Big Issues

Airbnb controls may breach data laws and Human Rights Convention

Scotland’s controversial licensing regime on Airbnbs and other short lets, due to start next month, may breach the European Convention on...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb in safety discount deal for short let hosts

Airbnb is linking up with private landlord agency OpenRent to offer reduced-price gas and boiler safety certificates. The short lets platform says...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

More Time! Call for politicians to extend Airbnb licensing deadline

A countryside property organisation has added its voice to the calls for an extension to a licensing scheme for Airbnbs and...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Consultation starts on ban for HMOs to become Airbnbs

A six week consultation is now underway as a council bids to stop HMOs being used as Airbnb or other short...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Guide to Landlords Buying Property at Auction

It’s hardly surprising that the property auction market has seen an increase in activity in recent years, with buyers looking to...

02 September 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Landlord repays thousands in rent after second incident in seven months

An unlicensed landlord has been ordered to pay back almost £15,000 in rent to his tenants after they were forced to...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord struck off for “flagrant disregard” over mould in flat

A landlord showed a “flagrant disregard” for her duties, including failing to replace a condemned boiler, and has been struck off. In...

30 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

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

HMRC’s Self Assessment tax warning to landlords

HMRC has prepared a guide to landlords’ and other property professionals’ self-assessment.  Here’s the guide in its entirety. - The year is flying by...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Don’t cut corners on mandatory EICR reports - warning

Landlords are unwittingly exposing their tenants to the serious danger of fire because they opt for the cheaper option when hiring...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax: the homes, the companies and the offshore havens

Some 80,460 homes across England and Wales are registered to companies located in offshore tax havens. They are worth an estimated £39.8...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Complaints about lettings agents go through the roof

There’s been a large increase in the number of complaints registered with The Property Ombudsman - with lettings agents in the...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Already Hitting One Sector

New laws mean commercial property must now have an energy efficiency rating of at least E before a new lease or...

05 August 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Airbnb refutes Sadiq Khan’s analysis of ‘out of control’ short lets

Airbnb has issued a statement responding to the call for a clampdown on short lets demanded by Labour’s outspoken London Mayor,...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Council claims “thousands of complaints” about landlords and homes

Landlords of more than 5,000 homes must register for a license and ensure their tenants have good quality housing or face...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

The Five Unexpected Costs of Being A Landlord

1. Extra mortgage costs While anyone who owns a property runs the risk of not being able to pay their mortgage, the...

22 July 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Sadiq Khan wants Airbnb and short-let licensing for London

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who wants the government to give him the powers to impose rent controls, is now demanding licensing...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New attempt to woo unhappy landlords with leasing deals

A housing trust says landlords fed up with higher taxes and red tape should not sell up but instead lease their...

20 July 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

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

The priority for the majority of landlords is rental income that is paid on time, but there is also the priority...

15 July 2023

From: Agent Advice

Phil Spencer emphasises importance of energy efficient retro-fitting

Barclays is working with TV guru Phil Spencer to give home owners some £2,000 to make selected energy-efficiency improvements to their...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform - Labour says Tories are divided and Bill is at risk

A newspaper which often carries leaks of new Labour policies has produced an interesting theory on the fate of the Renters...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

New call for clampdown on Airbnb landlords

A non-for-profit hospitality group wants tighter regulations and restrictions to be imposed on Airbnb properties which affect both the rental market...

29 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour plan to seize unsafe or poor homes from rogue landlords

The Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, says he is demanding the powers to seize usage or poor quality homes...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Sign the petition for a National Tenants Register

A property law specialist wants a national register of tenants to allow landlords to check their history before rental agreements are...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents hit amazing new high in London

Data from London lettings agency Foxtons reveals that average weekly rental prices in May have surpassed the peak of 2022. The average...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Big fall in number of bidders at Auction House

A normally-ebullient auction company has admitted to a big slump in the number of bidders at its latest sale. Auction House’s May...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer coaches letting agents on retaining landlords

TV property guru Phil Spencer has offered a series of tips to letting agents on how to retain landlord clients, especially...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb links with Neighbourhood Watch to deter bad tenants

Airbnb has linked up with Neighbourhood Watch in a bid to stamp out anti-social behaviour in short lets this summer. As part...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists take aim at holiday home owners in tourist areas

The Generation Rent activist group claims holiday homes are eroding the supply of available properties in key tourist areas.  It claims 80...

06 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

Landlords guide to making the right decisions in 2023

This year is set to bring sweeping rental reforms that will change the face of lettings forever. Landlords should be following...

02 June 2023

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