x
By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience.
KEYWORD "Regulation" - 100 RESULTS
Renters Reform Bill back in tomorrow’s King’s Speech

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

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Green Party wants planning consent hurdle for Airbnbs and HMOs

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

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert: beware local council  ‘Safer Renting’ schemes

A legal expert is warning landlords to be wary of joining local council 'Safer Renting' schemes These seemingly well-intentioned projects may have...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Council charges over £1k for licence but wants to work with landlords”

A council is urging private landlords who let out properties locally to check if they need a licence under a new...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour - This Is What The Next Five Years Look Like

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

06 July 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

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

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

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge £45,000 bill for landlord after fire alarm offences

A council has prosecuted a landlord for letting out two HMOs without a licence and failing to comply with HMO Management...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Tribunal backs landlord’s huge fine after family left without heating

A landlord must pay £24,000 for failing to comply with an Improvement Notice issued to him.  Landlord Lakhbir Singh Rakhra was reported...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC's Property Tax Rules: Fines and Lesser-Known Facts

As a homeowner in the UK, navigating the complex landscape of taxes and regulations enforced by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)...

29 June 2024

From: Tax & Finance

A Warning to All Landlords Over Selective Licensing Schemes

The recent unveiling by several London councils of selective licensing schemes should raise concerns among private sector landlords - especially 'amateur'...

29 June 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

One rule for councils, another for private landlords - claim

A move by one London council to refer itself to the Regulator of Social Housing should be seen as a 'national...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

What Happens To Rents after a General Election?

Rent prices tend to rise in the 12 months immediately after a General Election, by an average of 1.96%, according to...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters ‘may be put off buying by over-strict mortgage regulation’

Mortgage industry research on affordability estimates that the cumulative shortfall in first-time buyer numbers since the financial crisis reached 3.1m by...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Fines for HMO landlord who allowed sleeping in forbidden rooms

A landlord with previous offences for breaching safety regulations has been hit with a series of fines in a new case.  Norfolk...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour v Conservative Housing Policy - an analysis

“When it comes to housing policy, there is little difference between the two major parties” says Aneisha Beveridge, head of research...

22 June 2024

From: The Big Issues

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

Call for more regulation over damp and mould in homes

A national trade body is calling for more regulation to shield people from the dangers of damp and mould in homes. The...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists send “warning” letter to Major Party Leaders

A letter from a coalition of pro-tenant groups has been sent to the leaders of the Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat, Reform...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rayner wants EPC targets and bidding wars ban in new clampdown

Labour has stepped up its programme clamping down on what it calls “unscrupulous landlords strangling growth.” Specifically this means ending bidding wars,...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA says Rental Reform sabotaged by lack of tenant choice

A lack of choice for private renters about where they can live will undermine plans set out by political parties to...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

New Labour Manifesto hints at Rent Controls in Scotland

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

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour Victory - Most landlords unfazed at prospect of Starmer win

A survey of over 1,000 landlords finds they appear largely reconciled to the election of a Labour government after 14 years...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Pro-tenant activists slam Labour’s rental reform plans

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

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Advice for Landlords on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

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

15 June 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

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

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

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour pledges “immediate” scrapping of Section 21

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

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Refurb-To-Let products target landlords improving properties

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

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Suspended jail sentence for landlord after 11 trapped in burning building

A landlord has been sentenced to six months in prison - suspended for 18 months - and 250 hours community service...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental Manifesto Wishlist - one letting agent chief's demands

Fiscal reform for the private rented sector  We’ve already seen some landlords leaving the private rented sector because of substantially increased taxes....

08 June 2024

From: Agent Advice

Labour activist demanding Airbnb clampdown dropped by party

A Labour councillor who has wanted restricted rights for buy to let landlords and short let hosts has been dropped as...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Yes, it really DOES still pay to be a landlord

The Times recently calculated that recent tax and regulation changes made it unviable for many landlords to continue in the sector. We...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA’s compliance service links with high-profile PropTech firm

PropTech platform Goodlord has partnered with safety certificate provider Safe2 to offer compliance work for the lettings sector.  Safe2 - recently acquired...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Free Energy Efficiency teach-in for landlords

An event being held this month is aiming to help private landlords in part of Wales transform their properties into energy-efficient,...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Row over landlord critic who mysteriously wins Labour nomination

A row has broken out over the head of a think tank who surprised Labour Party members by being appointed as...

03 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

Danger Weed - is your property at risk?

Invasive plant species such as Japanese knotweed are developing much earlier in 2024 due to the warm, wet winter, a plant...

01 June 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Huge surge in Right To Rent checks as non-compliance fines soar

There’s been a surge in Right to Rent checks - up 577% year on year. Under the Right to Rent Scheme, civil...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour spooking landlords with its attitude to renting - new figures

Just over 40% of landlords say they are undecided on who to vote for on July 4 -  it a bigger...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Management in 2024: How Tech is Transforming the Game

Managing rental properties, whether you have a few or a dozen, can be a juggling act. Tenancy management, bills, payments, and...

28 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Banned! HMO Landlord cannot let properties for next three years

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

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Golden Visa in Spain – Discussions with a Lawyer  

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

25 May 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Only 1-in-20 tenants knows much about Renters Reform Bill - survey

Despite a plethora of press releases and statements from pro-tenant groups, it appears only one-in-20 renters knows details of the Renters...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Councils demand Gove restricts Airbnb and short lets even further

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

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Don’t Do It - property portal warns politicians over rent controls

A property portal has taken the unusual step of warning politicians about the dire impact of rent controls on the private...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

It’s War! Activist groups in conflict over Labour report and rent controls

The fragile peace between different groups in the Renters Reform Coalition has ended in a dispute about a Labour-commissioned report on...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

University Challenge - students chose places based on rent costs

Availability in the private student halls sector is at a three-year high, according to new data from marketing and insights platform...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Anger as figures show how many Right To Buy homes are now privately let

Over 40% of council houses and flats sold under the long-standing Right To Buy scheme are now owned by private landlords. That’s...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb rips into politicians and restrictions on short lets

Airbnb has ripped into politicians in Scotland who have implemented restrictions on short lets. The former SNP-Green coalition government allowed local councils...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Re-elected Labour Mayor pledges crackdown on rogue landlords

The newly re-elected Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester - Andy Burnham - wants to end Right To Buy on new-build homes...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlording 101: Essential Skills Every New Landlord Needs to Succeed

Congratulations on taking the leap into becoming a landlord! Property investing offers numerous benefits, from generating passive income to building long-term...

07 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Landlord fined by court for “unfairly profiting from properties”

A landlord deemed to be unfairly profiting from properties has been fined a total of £5,825.27. Greenwich council prosecuted Anna Yang, an...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill: An ongoing tale of promises and problems

Back in 2019, the Government promised a ban on so-called no-fault evictions. Section 21 was to be outlawed. While some housing...

27 April 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Renters Reform Bill - these are the amendments to watch

There are over 200 amendments to the Renters Reform Bill having its Third Reading in the Commons today. PropTech supplier Goodlord has...

24 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

Appeal fails against hefty fines for HMO violations

A tribunal case has ended with fines imposed on two landlords - Nigel William Harry Hobbs and James Robert Hobbs -...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords Push On with Green Upgrades despite government U-turn

Almost four in 10 portfolio landlords are continuing to upgrade their properties to EPC C or above, despite proposed regulations being...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

16 April 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Yet another council pleads with private landlords to bail it out

Another council is looking for landlords with rental properties to match them with prospective tenants who are ready to move in....

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Why are landlords hated? Is it down to the BBC and rest of the media?

A prominent lettings sector expert is blaming the media for anti-landlord sentiment and a rise in tenancy disputes. Gina Peters, Head of...

12 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

NRLA and Generation Rent daggers drawn over controversial report

Landlords and renters’ activists are at either end of the spectrum reacting to a controversial report on the private rental sector. Yesterday...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks: Letting agents are landlords' allies today

In the recent landlord sentiment survey conducted by the Property Redress Scheme, it came as no surprise to me to discover...

06 April 2024

From: The Big Issues

Tenant referencing provider Canopy has released data from a  rental affordability index, which claims most tenants are at the very limit...

06 April 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Landlord must pay £45,000 for letting out unlicensed properties

A council has prosecuted a landlord for letting out two HMOs without a licence and failing to comply with HMO Management...

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

Year-long campaign to get energy efficiency info to landlords

A council which last year staged a pilot project about the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards in the lettings sector is now...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent claims rent control proposal still not tough enough

The controversial proposal for permanent rent controls in Scotland, published just ahead of the Easter holiday, doesn’t go far enough for...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Is Co-Living The Next Big Thing In Private Renting?

Co-living developments are a type of purpose-built rental housing, under the same principle as Build To Rent (BTR) but offering smaller size...

30 March 2024

From: The Big Issues

Politicians propose State Control of private rents in Scotland

The Scottish Government’s Housing Bill allows SNP and Green politicians to create rent control areas, triggered by local authorities, and this...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Jail for landlord who put lives of tenants at fire risk

A fire and rescue service has successfully prosecuted a landlord for failing to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy costs could vary according to time of day

A consultation on how to develop a more dynamic energy price cap has been launched by the regulator, Ofgem. The regulator claims...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

 Landlords’ Top Worries, Challenges and Expectations for the Future

The Property Redress Scheme, one of two approved ombudsman-style schemes for the private rental sector, has published the findings from a...

23 March 2024

From: The Big Issues

New HMO clampdown launched by Labour council

A new additional HMO licensing scheme is about to hit landlords in part of London.  Haringey council claims its initiative aims to...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

How Technology is Transforming Property Management

The management of BTL properties, whether it's a modest collection of three units or a more sizable portfolio of fifteen, can...

15 March 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Massive rise in complaints from social housing tenants

The Housing Ombudsman has revealed figures showing huge increases in the numbers of complaints from tenants on social housing. The Ombudsman says...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA leading free council teach-in for private landlords

Uttlesford District Council's annual Landlord Forum, in partnership with the National Residential Landlords Association will take place on Tuesday May 14...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Bad landlords get short pricey licences - good landlords get the reverse

A council is launching an innovative scheme whereby good landlords get long licences - and poor ones get short licences. Gloucester council...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords make huge contribution to local economies - new figures

New research from specialist lender Aldermore reveals the financial boost landlords provide to local economies.  Nearly eight out of ten landlords opt...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Advice for Landlords on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

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

09 March 2024

From: Agent Advice

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

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

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Jeremy Hunt slashes the values of holiday homes

A legal firm says Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has effectively slashed the value of holiday homes which are sold from April 2025...

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

Four figure fine for failing to produce gas certificates

A landlord who failed to produce annual gas safety certificates as she ignored warnings from a council, has left court with...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Lawyer steps up criticism of Gove’s attack on private landlords

A prominent lawyer has stepped up her criticisms of Housing Secretary Michael Gove and his attacks on buy to let and...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Landlord ordered to pay £45,000 for letting unlicensed properties

A council has prosecuted a landlord for letting two HMOs without a licence and failing to comply with HMO Management Regulations.Mohammed...

21 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

Council offers free “fundamental training” for private landlords

A council says it’s offering “fundamental training” to private landlords via an online day-long course on March 8. The training covers pre-tenancy...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

MovePal MovePal MovePal