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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

New guidance on standards of behaviour expected from farm landlords

The launch of the Agricultural Landlord and Tenant Code of Practice is “a really good start” says the National Farmers Union. The...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Worried renters suffer hair loss and weight gain - wealth firm’s claim

A controversial wealth management company claims that almost two thirds of private tenants have suffered a deterioration in their mental and...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Vast majority of tenants have a GOOD relationship with landlords

New research from specialist lender Aldermore shows that 69% of private tenants feel they have a ‘good landlord’.  This bucks the traditional...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

What Research Should You Do Before Investing in Spain?

Lots and lots, is the short answer. I think the more you know, the more you're armed with information and knowledge,...

16 March 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Anxiety over financial issues plague landlords - new figures

A new survey reveals what it calls “the deep-rooted concerns” of landlords with inflation and the Cost of Living Crisis coming...

14 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

Optimism amongst landlords despite tsunami of attacks - survey

Some 69 per cent of landlords have already or are planning to increase the size of their property portfolio, increasing to...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords more responsive to tenants’ needs - survey claim

A survey claims landlords are now more responsive to tenants’ needs and have improved compliance standards. Building on comparative analysis with data...

21 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

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

Landlords accused of bullying, harassment and showing disrespect

The Tenant Farmers Association says its latest survey of tenant farmers paints a bleak picture of the relationships between landlords and...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lender launches new range to target more landlords

A range of specialist buy to let mortgage products covering multi-occupancy properties, mixed-use or part-commercial properties, and expat investors, has been...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Council slammed for series of failings as a social landlord

The Housing Ombudsman - which assesses problems involving social housing landlords - has found severe maladministration in four cases involving Croydon...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords Suffer Huge Numbers of Tenancy Breaches

Direct Line is highlighting the importance of residential landlords having their properties inspected regularly, with research revealing 83 per cent of...

13 January 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Vast majority of landlords ‘not optimistic’ about 2024

The substantial majority of landlords lack any optimism about their sector as they enter 2024. That’s the result of a new sentiment...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords warned over looming electrical checks crisis

Repairs and maintenance supplier Fixflo is warning landlords of a surge in demand for Electrical Installation Condition Reports in the short...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Bank unveils latest Build To Rent challenge to Buy To Let

Citra Living, the Build To Rent arm of Lloyds Banking Group, has announced another new scheme. It is a 95-flat development at...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove gives go-ahead to one of UK’s largest licensing schemes

Almost all landlords letting out properties in a London borough will soon be legally required to have a selective license. It’s one...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

More divorced middle-aged tenants pile extra demand on rental sector

New research suggests that an influx of older renters has increased congestion in the rental market. Some 39 per cent of renters...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

What are the three things tenants value most? New survey gives answers

Tenants value location, flexibility and direct landlord relationships according to new research from specialist lending bank OSB Group.  The Future Tenant Standard...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords list student homes free on new portal (until they let)

A new rental website which claims to list “all available homes for young people in one place” has raised well over...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

What you need to know about High Street Rental Auctions

The Levelling-up and Regeneration Act received Royal Assent last month, meaning a major new piece of legislation has now entered the...

11 November 2023

From: Rental Reform

Tenants with pets and children pay more, survey claims

Parents and pet owners are paying as much as £460 per month more for rent and bills, it’s claimed. The claim comes...

10 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

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

What can a commercial landlord do to collect unpaid rent?

Unpaid rent can cause significant financial problems for commercial landlords. Thankfully, there are several options available to address the issue.  Simon Smith,...

09 September 2023

From: The Big Issues

Tips for Renters - are you advising your tenants this way?

A loans company, Moneyboat, has issued a series of tips for renters before and during their tenancies.  It claims that by avoiding...

18 August 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

Mortgages - Let’s Keep Things In Perspective

There is currently a lot of discussion about the mortgage crisis, its impact on borrowers and landlords – and calls for...

24 June 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Political Heat Intensifies in the Property Market

An uneasy relationship exists between UK politicians and the residential property market. Emotions have been running particularly high recently. More details were...

27 May 2023

From: Rental Reform

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

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

Renters Reform Bill - date announced

The Renters’ Reform Bill is finally due to be published and introduced into Parliament next week. Housing Secretary Michael Gove has told Sky...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent tells off politicians for ‘unbalanced’ approach to landlords

One of Scotland’s largest lettings agencies is voicing concern over what it calls “the lack of balance” in the Scottish government’s...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Young landlords would help tenants if asked - survey claim

Over half of young landlords would provide support to tenants during the cost of living crisis if they were asked, it’s...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Watchdog launches probe into landlord-tenant relationships

The Competition and Markets Authority is launching a three month probe into the workings of the private rental sector. It says the focus...

28 February 2023

From: Breaking News

One landlord takes out 14 mortgages for portfolio purchase

A lender has revealed that it has arranged 14 mortgages in one go for a Buy to Let landlord with over...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

New Year’s Resolutions for Landlords and Tenants

The relationship between landlord and tenant is not purely a business one, or at least it shouldn’t be. The landlord is...

14 January 2023

From: The Big Issues

Shock Horror! Big majority of tenants are happy with their landlords!

Campaigners often like to portray relations between tenants and landlords as poor, but a new survey suggests this is far from...

13 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory council urges Gove to implement Rental Reform legislation

A Conservative controlled council in the Cotswolds has written to Housing Secretary Michael Gove, urging him to implement rental reform legislation. The...

05 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Surprise link between landlords and charity opposing Section 21

They have taken differing views on Section 21 powers but now the National Residential Landlords Association and homelessness charity Crisis have...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

A Hidden Crime - how to spot financial abuse

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

10 December 2022

From: Tax & Finance

The Deck’s Stacked Against Renters - Gove may be a lifeline 

Renters don’t have it easy. Housemates can be unpredictable, rules can be strict, but worst of all – it’s expensive.  Most tenants...

19 November 2022

From: Rental Reform

Cost Of Living Crisis - how landlords can help their tenants

1. Prepare an information pack for new tenants to reduce maintenance cost - To avoid repair costs, landlords could create handy...

19 November 2022

From: Top tips & guides

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

Ignore political rhetoric - private renting is here to stay

It’s disappointing to say, but once again the rhetoric from both the Labour and Conservative party conferences towards the private rented...

29 October 2022

From: Rental Reform

Piles of benefits for landlords from NRLA link with Carpetright

The National Residential Landlords Association is linking with floor coverings and bed firm Carpetright, to give association members a range of...

04 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Stricter EPCs - ‘landlords can’t meet targets because of rising costs‘

A bank boss says landlords are facing a crisis of affordability when it comes to meeting strict new energy efficiency targets...

26 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - how much landlords spend on maintenance each year

It may sound a small sum compared to many landlords’ experiences, but a new survey suggests a landlord spends an average...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

All homes at least EPC rating C by 2033 says national housing chief

The housing chief of the Scottish Government says that all homes in that country - irrespective of tenure - must hit...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord sentenced after found guilty of illegal eviction of tenant

A landlord had been sentenced after being found guilty of the illegal eviction of his former tenant. A lengthy investigation was conducted...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Vast majority of tenants satisfied with landlord and rental property

The latest English Housing Survey report on the private rental sector gives the lie to the perception that most tenants are...

11 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion: Is Rental Reform contaminated by Johnson’s involvement?

With the (eventual) departure of Boris Johnson, the next question for landlords and indeed much of the property industry is: What’s going...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Government Beware - you're driving landlords out of the sector

Landlords are in danger of losing the narrative again. With rental inflation hitting record levels, much of the noise we see in...

11 June 2022

From: The Big Issues

Shamplina Speaks - What of Section 8 after Section 21 is Abolished?

We know that Section 21 and so called ‘no fault’ evictions, are definitely going to be abolished as part of the...

28 May 2022

From: The Big Issues

Rental Reform - are government proposals the right proposals?

Wherever you stand, whether you’re a landlord or tenant, the supply and demand issues impacting the private rented sector are at...

28 May 2022

From: Rental Reform

A Commercial View - landlord/tenant relationships are still vital

The government recently passed into law the much-anticipated Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022. This effectively ends government interventions to prevent commercial...

21 May 2022

From: The Big Issues

Politicians To Decide Future Shape of the Private Rental Sector

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

07 May 2022

From: Rental Reform

Mark Walton, Managing Director of Walton Robinson

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Mark Walton and I am the Managing...

14 April 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

Boom! Years of rental market growth ahead, predicts agency

The latest forecast for the UK lettings market this year is that there will be a four per cent rise in...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants given 15 questions to ask landlords and agents

A controversial PropTech rental platform has issued a list of questions and issues to check when tenants rent from a landlord...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Brexit on the agenda for the National Landlord Investment Show

The National Landlord Investment Show is back in London next week with a pledge that it will be the most spectacular...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Giles Atkinson, Director of Atkinson McLeod

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Giles Atkinson and I’m one part of...

03 March 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

Right To Rent Changes: new deadline for landlords

There’s been yet another deadline change for the revised Right To Rent rules. Temporary checks introduced at the height of the pandemic...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour chief demands rent controls and powers over landlords

The mayor of Labour-controlled Bristol council is teaming up with local anti-landlord activists to look at how to introduce local rent...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Shelter says high rents impact women with threat of homelessness

Shelter claims that women are impacted by homelessness more than men, and says rising private rents are a contributory factor. In a...

30 December 2021

From: Breaking News

My service aims to fix ‘toxic’ rental market for young people

Every year there is an influx of students that hate renting, and I was one of them.  Students should be excited about...

11 December 2021

From: The Big Issues

Section 21 possession cases plummet - despite what some say

The number of repossession cases in the courts involving landlords using Section 21 notices has plummeted over the past two years. A...

23 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Portfolio landlords and property investors targeted by new bank

A new bank called Monument wants buy to let portfolio landlords and other ‘serious’ property investors to be amongst its relatively...

16 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Capital Letters - can landlords and councils really work together?

The relationship between the overwhelming number of good landlords and local authorities tends to be limited or possibly non-existent. With the far...

13 November 2021

From: Industry Views

Landlord anger as council fails to find accommodation for tenant

A landlord has taken to the local media in his area to express outrage that a council has failed to find...

19 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Renter Power! UK's first-ever Minister for Tenants' Rights appointed

The prospect of increased renters’ power has already been seen north of the border with the pledge to introduce rent controls...

01 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Council cracks down on 171 buy to lets in just one week

Redbridge council in east London has undertaken its toughest ever clampdown on buy to let, visiting 171 properties in a week. The...

04 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Challenges for landlords - council to organise special event

The latest updates affecting the work of local landlords, letting agents and property managers, plus a chance to network and catch...

04 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Tenants afraid to complain about conditions, claims academic study

A new study by a university suggests that some tenants are apparently afraid to speak out about the condition of the...

22 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent’s top tips for letting properties quickly

High end lettings agency Carter Jonas has offered landlords a series of tips to renting out their properties quickly and successfully. They...

01 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Top tips - how to handle mediation

Since the eviction ban was lifted on May 31, landlords are once again able to move forward with eviction proceedings. However,...

25 June 2021

From: Property Investment & Strategy

This is how landlords should choose an agent - according to ARLA

Propertymark has issued a guide to help landlords choose lettings agents.   Angela Davey, ARLA Propertymark president, says she has five tips aimed...

20 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Activists demand mandatory register to root out “criminal landlords”

Activists led by Baroness Alicia Kennedy of Generation Rent say the proposed reform of the private rental system must include a...

12 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Tenant activists team up with council to consult private renters

Tenant activist group Generation Rent is working with a council on a new consultation process - with a chance to win...

10 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Is co-living a good rent investment? One operator boasts big annual growth

An operator in the co-living rental niche in London has recorded an average 44 per cent annual growth over the past...

07 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Tips for landlords to keep their properties occupied year-round

The Hunters lettings agency has set out tips for landlords to keep their rental properties occupied all year round. The firm -...

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Are you prepared to give more property details to letting agents?

Several high-flying lettings sector bodies say rental properties advertised on portals should carry much more upfront information. This means landlords who use agents...

22 April 2021

From: Breaking News

The importance of landlords keeping records during Covid

Oliver Andrews, editor at Property Claim Assist, outlines why it’s vitally important for landlords to keep record during the current Covid...

13 April 2021

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

How the other half rent - an insight into Mayfair’s rental sector

One of the most respected and experienced agents in Prime Central London has given an insight into the lettings market in...

18 March 2021

From: Breaking News

High Street bank may become huge private landlord

Lloyds Bank is considering entering the private rental sector as a landlord, according to a Financial Times scoop. The newspaper says it's...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

David Hackett, Head of Business Development for The DPS

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I’m David Hackett, Head of Business Development for The DPS    What...

04 March 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

Covid arrears not such a big problem according to new survey

A major survey of landlords, tenants and letting agents suggests Covid-related arrears may not be the big problem as some fear. The...

02 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Tenants authorise debit cards to landlord company at start of tenancy

Tenants at a Newcastle-upon-Tyne Build To Rent scheme are being offered deposit alternatives by the developer-cum-management firm, The High Street Group. The...

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords and tenants get on badly? Don't you believe it...

A survey claims that 75 per cent of tenants regard the relationship with their landlord as good or very good -...

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlord hit with first-ever Wrongful Termination Order

The first case of a landlord breaching new tenancy rules in Scotland has resulted with him being issued a ‘Wrongful Termination...

21 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to switch to smart meters as tenants spend time at home

A leading utilities supplier to the rental sector says landlords should consider switching to smart meters, as tenants spend more time at...

19 January 2021

From: Breaking News

The coronavirus pandemic has brought instability to the UK rental market, with tenants struggling to pay rents and landlords battling to...

16 December 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Time for landlords to reflect and move forward

When 2020 began one of the biggest issues most landlords faced was the ending of tax relief introduced over four years...

01 December 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Shock! Most tenants like renting their home and get on with the landlord

A survey of over 2,000 tenants by a specialist buy to let lender shows that contrary to the popular belief, most...

27 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Huge costs of emergency call-outs identified by insurer’s research

Research by an insurance firm has identified the high costs incurred by landlords on emergency call-outs. Whilst inevitably promoting the merits of...

26 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Council is first in country to offer Covid-helpline for landlords

A local authority is thought to be the first in the country to be offering a Coronavirus lifeline to hard-pressed landlords. Leicester...

02 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Periodic inspections – what should you be looking for?

Periodic inspections of your property are just as important for landlords as the inventory check at the start of the tenancy....

29 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

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