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KEYWORD "Rental Reform" - 100 RESULTS
Pets and Rental Reform - A Growing Worry for Landlords

As landlords across England brace themselves for the implementation of the Renters Reform Bill, a lettings agency chain - Leaders Romans...

11 May 2024

From: Agent Advice

Pressure on Labour to introduce beefed-up rental reform

An activist group says any future Labour government should introduce a beefed-up version of the Renters Reform Bill - whether or...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants want Rental Reform... but can't name the Housing Minister

According to a poll of 1,476 renters by SpareRoom the ongoing housing crisis (85%) tops the list of key priorities to...

06 April 2024

From: Rental Reform

It’s Over - Rental growth “passed its peak” says top agency

Average rents on newly let properties across Britain rose 8.3 per cent year-on-year in January, the slowest pace for 13 months...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan challenged by new candidate seeking rental reform

A newly-nominated candidate in this spring’s London Mayoral election has vowed to lower private rents if he wins. Serge Crowbolder, currently a...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Rental activists claim public support for radical five point 2024 wish list

The controversial Renters Reform Coalition - a band of campaigners including the Acorn and Generation Rent ginger groups - claims public...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Court Reform first, then scrap Section 21 - landlord leader tells MPs

Court Reform first, then scrap Section 21 - landlord leader tells MPs Rental reforms will not work unless the government reforms the...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Shamplina praises MP for raising need for possession court overhaul

The leader of Landlord Action has commended the efforts of MP Theresa Villiers for raising issues surrounding court delays which must...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords left in limbo by government confusion on rental reform

Uncertainty over government plans for the Private Rented Sector - including the controversial Renters Reform Bill - has left the industry...

28 October 2023

From: Rental Reform

Labour accuses Tories of ‘foot dragging’ over rental reform

Shadow housing secretary and Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner has accused the government of “foot dragging” over the slow progress of...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Next month Ben Beadle, chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association, will be one of the experts at an Agent...

21 October 2023

From: Rental Reform

Renters Reform Bill may not get Second Reading before King’s Speech

Housing Secretary Michael Gove says he “cannot guarantee” that the Rental Reform Bill will get its Second Reading immediately after Parliament...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove reveals the fate of Renters Reform Bill

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has given Conservative conference delegates an update on the Renters Reform Bill. Contrary to speculation, mostly from anti-landlord...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Sunak told: Stop scapegoating landlords and show some respect

The top table of the National Residential Landlords Association has met with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s team at Downing Street. In addition...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords! Let Michael Gove know what you think of his policies

Landlords will be able to let Housing Secretary Michael Gove know exactly what they think of his policies in October. Gove will...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour activists' call to buy 500,000 private rental properties

A pressure group within the Labour Party wants a future government to provide £15 billion over 10 years to allow half...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

The NRLA Demands Change in the Private Rental Sector

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

08 July 2023

From: Tax & Finance

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

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

From: Sponsored Content

Activists reveal new anti-landlord campaign theme

Activists who until last week were focussing their campaigning on demanding the publication of the Renters Reform Bill have now announced...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour local politicians back Michael Gove’s Rental Reform Bill

The body representing local councils is backing the government’s Renters Reform Bill - even though Labour dominates most local authorities. Councillor Darren...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform - Phil Spencer demands radical simplification of regulations

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

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - just a delay or a major rethink?

The government has back-tracked on its decision to publish the long-awaited Renters Reform Bill this week. The Mirror newspaper reports this morning that...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists want more anti-landlord measures even before Bill is published

Activists are demanding that the government stop landlords circumnavigating an imminent eviction ban by hiking rents so tenants leave anyway. The London...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

MPs make millions as private landlords - claim

A campaign group claims that current MPs in the House of Commons make as much as £2m a year. 38 Degrees, which...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory MPs unhappy at anti-landlord tone of Rental Reform Bill

A newspaper report claims that some Conservative MPs are unhappy at the anti-landlord tone of the Renters Reform Bill which is...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC Reform - an energy assessor writes…

All landlords need to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), with few exemptions. As a property writer, landlord and Domestic Energy...

06 May 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

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

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

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenancy law reform will give renters more rights - claim

Plans to change private rental sector tenancy law have gone out to consultation on Jersey. The minister for Housing and Communities, David...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Top Tories and Shelter release blueprint for rental reform

A Conservative-leaning think tank and campaigning charity Shelter have released a book of essays on renting and housing. A statement from Bright...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Surprise - Landlords get more powers to evict anti social tenants

Landlords are to be given more powers to evict unruly tenants who ruin neighbours’ lives through persistent noise or by being...

27 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform laws to be launched in two months time

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has pledged that the long awaited Rental Reform Bill will be introduced into the Commons in two...

27 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Mandatory Ombudsman for Landlords - government takes first step

The government has taken the first step to introducing a mandatory ombudsman scheme which private landlord must join. It’s published what is...

24 March 2023

From: Breaking News

S21 abolition is less damaging than landlords fear - claim

A third of landlords say that the scrapping of Section 21 is of major concern to them according to a Mortgages...

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Scrap Open-Ended Tenancies - landlords lobby government

Proposed government reforms of the private rented sector threaten to make it harder for students to enter higher education, according to...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists to lobby MPs on rental reform in ‘day of action’

A coalition of tenant activists has called a Day of Action to protest at delays in the government’s rental reform agenda. The...

28 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Tories call for more pro-tenant rental reforms

A Tory council in Middle England has backed a committee of MPs calling for rental reform measures to be tightened up. The...

17 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform threatens access to higher education - claim

Government plans to reform the private rented sector risk making it more difficult for students to enter higher education. That’s the warning...

26 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Section 21 and EPC changes not as bad as some suggest, claims agency

Improving yields throughout 2023 may stop more landlords quitting - and, in addition, rental reforms are unlikely to be as bad as...

12 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Will the Rental Market ever Cool Off?

At LRG we are currently seeing rental properties go within days, and sometimes hours of being placed on the market.  Rent is...

07 January 2023

From: Agent Advice

Predictions for 2023 - What’s Coming Up

Renters’ Reform Bill The Renters’ Reform Bill will dominate the PRS policy agenda in 2023. Signs are encouraging that DLUHC is considering...

07 January 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Rental Reform is NOT one of Sunak’s five key priorities

The long-awaited Renters Reform Bill did not even warrant a mention in a key speech yesterday by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak...

05 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

Chaos! Open-ended tenancies to create havoc in 2023 - claim

Students face chaos as government plans to reform the rental market threaten to cause widespread uncertainty as to whether housing will...

29 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Big majority of tenants satisfied, but want more energy efficiency

Over two thirds of tenants are satisfied with their private rented accommodation, a new survey shows. The finding comes in the results...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

The PRS in 2022: a Sector in Deep Freeze

An arctic wind has blown throughout the UK in December. Yet it feels that the private rented sector (PRS) has been...

17 December 2022

From: Rental Reform

Shamplina Speaks - rental sector facing biggest challenges in 30 years

I think 2022 can be summarised as ‘unsettling’ to say the least. With three prime ministers in less than six months,...

03 December 2022

From: Rental Reform

Politician hails “transformation” of private rental sector

What has been billed as the bigger change ever to housing law in Wales comes into force today and is described...

01 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Reform Activists turn on each other in factional feud

Two groups of activists who campaign for rent controls and reform of the private lettings sector have turned on each other. Acorn...

29 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent slams latest delay in Rental Reform laws

Despite a string of pledges on rental sector reform delivered in recent days by government ministers, including Housing Secretary Michael Gove,...

29 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Most landlords want hard-core rental reform - agent’s amazing claim

The large majority of players in the lettings industry wants the rental reform programme outlined by the government, an agent claims. Laura...

25 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Barking Mad? Rental properties have dog-walking area and water bowls

A new 100-unit Build To Rent scheme in Manchester called The Quarters is being marketed as “pet friendly”. The company behind it,...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Calm down about rental reform and use inventories, says company boss

Landlord and letting agent fears over the impact of rental reform could be eased if only the industry used rigorous and...

16 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords to hear plans for local implementation of rental reforms

Eden council in Cumbria is hosting an event for landlords and managing agents to consider energy efficiency regulations, grants available in...

15 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform Now! Charity wants help for tenants

Crisis, the homelessness charity, is demanding financial and legislative help for tenants. Matt Downie, Crisis chief executive, says: “This is a time of...

14 November 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

Mystery over when rental reforms will become law

The government has once again declined to give any meaningful timetable for the introduction of the Renters Reform Bill. At the end...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Commons Rental Debate Today - Tory and Labour MPs to lead off

The MPs Natalie Elphicke and Lloyd Russell-Moyle are to lead a debate today in the House of Commons on the private rental...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists want Sunak pledge that Section 21 will be scrapped

Activists got reassurance from Boris Johnson and Liz Truss in the past, and have a supportive politician in the form of...

28 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Rebooting rental reform must be number one priority says NRLA

Ben Beadle, chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association, says rebooting rental reform must be the number one priority for...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Sector takes centre stage in revamped redress service

A landlord representative is to be a member of a new advisory panel which has been set up by the Property...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing Minister to tell landlords about rental reform - maybe...

The National Residential Landlords Association says housing minister Andrew Stephenson will give a key-note address at its annual conference. The only problem...

24 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour MP promotes Generation Rent campaign, demands reform timeline

A Labour MP has written to the Housing Secretary demanding a timetable for the implementation of rental reform. Catherine West, MP for...

19 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Chancellor Hunt is buy to let landlord - but backs rental reform

The new Chancellor in the beleaguered Liz Truss government is former health and foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt - a buy to...

17 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords under assault from government: This will end badly

It is a fundamental principle of a functioning democracy that parties, when in power, should pay at least lip service to...

15 October 2022

From: Rental Reform

Shelter wants Truss and Starmer to take rental reform seriously

Private renting voters could be critical in deciding the outcome of the next General Election, according to Shelter. The campaigning charity -...

10 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform Delay allows proposals to be rewritten says industry chief

One of the highest profile figures in the lettings industry says the apparent inaction by government over rental reform gives an...

04 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Shelter to hear from MP demanding register of Airbnb hosts

The charity Shelter is organising a fringe meeting at next week’s Conservative party conference, with a prominent campaigner for a mandatory...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings think-tank slams government over rental reform proposals

A team of experts has released a report that responds to government reform plans - and it insists that if Section...

29 September 2022

From: Breaking News

More enforcement needed if rental reform ever actually happens - claim

More enforcement is required if the government is to introduce the scale of reforms it has called for in its recent...

28 September 2022

From: Breaking News

War! Landlords accuse Labour of creating charter for rent dodgers

Labour’s radical proposals for the private rental sector - including reducing landlords’ powers to demand arrears - have produced a dramatic...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Flaws and Uncertainties of the Rental Reform White Paper

For the last decade, successive Governments have promised a review of the rules around renting in the UK – in part...

24 September 2022

From: Rental Reform

Thoughts On The Mass Exodus of Landlords

The buy-to-let market is going through a rough patch. With legislative change on the horizon, coupled with bleak ROI forecasts, many...

24 September 2022

From: The Big Issues

Landlords REALLY dislike the government - here are the figures

The new Chancellor is about to unveil his strategy for growth - but for now at least the government appears hugely...

23 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Shelter demands more cash for tenants facing rent rise “timebomb”

Shelter claims that almost 1.1m private renters in England – one in seven – had their rent increased in the last...

23 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-lets failing to beat inflation

As inflation passes the 10% mark, it’s no surprise that many landlords are hurriedly reviewing the health of their buy to...

17 September 2022

From: The Big Issues

It’s Time to Talk about Pet Friendly Properties

Landlords across the country will be aware of the government’s shiny new proposed policy package for the Private Rental Sector, released...

17 September 2022

From: Rental Reform

New housing department ministers - but will they ‘do’ housing?

Two new ministers have been appointed to the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. But at this stage it’s uncertain whether...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

State of the Lettings Industry - survey results revealed

PropTech firms Goodlord and Voich have released the findings of their annual State of the Lettings Industry survey. Some 2,600 agents, landlords...

13 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

MP behind Rental Reform proposals resigns from government

The minister who was behind the controversial Renters Reform Bill and the accompanying White Paper has this morning resigned from the...

08 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

Decent housing standards? Make it easier for landlords, says NRLA

The government - at least until it changes under the new Prime Minister to be announced today - is moving forward...

05 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Bureaucrats not ready yet for rental reform, insists landlord boss

The National Residential Landlords Association has made a blistering attack on a “big bureaucratic and unaccountable beast” at the heart of...

31 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform - Just hours for landlords to tell MPs what they think

There’s only today and tomorrow left for landlords to respond to the committee of MPs currently calling for evidence concerning the...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks - So what do YOU want to tell the government?

In June, the government finally released its long-awaited White Paper ‘A Fairer Private Rented Sector’. You will almost certainly have seen...

06 August 2022

From: Rental Reform

Electrical risk to tenants because of rental reform delays

Renters are being placed at unnecessary risk due to a delay in reforms that would allegedly give them greater protection, it’s...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Have Your Say! Consultation opens on Rental Reform White Paper

The National Residential Landlords Association is asking all landlords - not just its members - to contribute to a consultation on...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform: would Sunak or Truss be best for landlords?

It’s just possible that the new Prime Minister - whether Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss - might just redress the imbalance...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Free guide to help landlords understand upcoming rental reforms

A group of health and safety experts has created a guide to help landlords understand major rental reform being introduced in...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

A Legal Take on the Rental Reform White Paper

On 16 June 2022, the Government introduced a White Paper called “A Fairer Rented Private Sector”. It proposes the biggest changes...

23 July 2022

From: Rental Reform

Rental Reform Bill Architect to address landlords’ conference

Eddie Hughes MP - the sole surviving Boris Johnson appointee in the housing ministry and the man behind the Renters Reform...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Clarity Not Confusion - White Paper reforms must be detailed

With speculation about what happens next in Westminster at fever pitch, now isn’t the time to make predictions as to how...

09 July 2022

From: The Big Issues

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

New Housing Secretary announced as Johnson begins caretaker role

Greg Clark is the new Housing Secretary, with responsibilities including steering the Renters' Reform Bill through parliament. He is part of a...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords cannot recoup repair costs after pet damage - report

Landlords typically spend hundreds of pounds repairing properties damaged by pets, but unable to recoup their costs.  That’s the claim from industry...

04 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

Rental Reform: Build To Rent sector takes credit for many proposals

An organisation that helps promote the Build To Rent sector says BTR should take credit for many of the changes proposed...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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