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KEYWORD "Renters Reform Bill" - 100 RESULTS
Landlords - Under-estimated, Under-appreciated and Un-loved

* This piece is written jointly by Richard Rowntree (Managing Director, Paragon Bank) and Ben Beadle (Chief Executive of the National...

18 May 2024

From: Rental Reform

Labour Mayor splashes council tax cash on landlord clampdown

Newly re-elected Greater Manchester Labour Mayor Andy Burnham is to spend £600,000 of council tax payers’ cash on a clampdown on...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Half of tenant moves triggered by landlord sales - new survey

There’s been another survey of landlord activity in the private rental sector - and this one shows that 50% of tenants...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Soaring interest rates claim more landlords as possessions rise

New figures from the Ministry of Justice show how hard interest rate rises are hitting landlords. Compared to the same quarter in...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Pets In Lets - agents issue new guidance to private tenants

Propertymark has issued a guide to tenants about their rights to have a pet.  A statement from trade body Propertymark says that...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Free Tax Advice for landlords at property networking event

A forum for private landlords, letting agents and anyone else on the management side of the private rental sector is being...

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

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

Loophole means Section 21 Ban Delay “is not what it seems” - claim

A prominent PropTech supplier claims the government’s pledge to delay the ban on Section 21 evictions until court processes have been...

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

Landlord Alert: Section 21 court appeal’s far-reaching consequences

Landlord Alert: Section 21 appeal may have far-reaching consequences  A case being considered by the Court of Appeal could have far reaching...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Half of councils can't be bothered to collect fines from landlords

Data gathered by the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) shows that less than half the fines levied against rogue landlords have...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Renters Reform Bill - Students accuse government of ‘folding’

The National Union of Students claims the government has “folded to landlord’s lobbying” and watering down the Renters Reform Bill so...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Savage attack on buy to let landlords by Build To Rent cheerleader

Buy to let landlords have been savagely attacked by the country’s biggest investment company - which just happens to be a...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

New batch of landlords preparing to sell, warns leading agency

The research head of Knight Frank is warning that a new batch of landlords are preparing to sell up and leave...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent wants landlords to pay if a tenant moves

The Generation Rent activist group has once again repeated its demand for a series of reforms surrounding the scrapping of Section...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Website for tenants who don’t know where to turn to

A website is being prepared to assist private renters know where to turn if their landlord or lettings agent fail to...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill unlikely to be sabotaged by Lords says industry chief

The National Residential Landlords Association predicts that the House of Lords is unlikely to make substantive changes to the Renters Reform...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords hit with higher court fees from Wednesday

Court fees levied on landlords are rising 10% from Wednesday - the result of a consultation process held shortly before Christmas. The...

29 April 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

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

Scrapping Section 21 - Mismanaged from start to finish

The government has been accused of mismanaging reforms to no-fault evictions saying: “It’s created uncertainty upon uncertainty”. Theresa May first made the...

27 April 2024

From: Rental Reform

Paul Shamplina demands government set date for Section 21 abolition

Landlord Action founder Paul Shamplina says the government must set a date for Section 21 abolition to give all sides of...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - what happens now in House of Lords

The Renters Reform Bill has now passed all of its House of Commons stages, with amendments - as almost every Bill...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Gove Hits Back! He says Reform Bill is STILL a Renting Revolution

Michael Gove’s Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities hit back overnight at critics of the government’s Renters Reform Bill. The Bill...

25 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

Renters Reform Bill U-turn by tenant activists

The coalition of 20-plus groups which have previously spoken enthusiastically about the Renters Reform Bill has now changed its mind. On April...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill now on its way to the House of Lords

The Renters Reform Bill, heavily amended by the government and in some cases by individual MPs, has now passed through all...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent activists spurn Reform Bill olive branch from NRLA

The National Residential Landlords Association has taken the unusual step of extending an olive branch to the activists who run the...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists line up to criticise Renters Reform Bill amendments

The Renters Reform Bill returns to the House of Commons today with activist groups critical of amendments put forward to reach...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Last ditch bid by officers to save council landlord licensing

Environmental health officers are making a last ditch bid to save local council licensing. The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health reckons that...

24 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

Activists claim Renters Reform Bill change will worsen Domestic Abuse

Generation Rent claims a proposed government amendment to the Renters Reform Bill may ‘trap’ victims of domestic abuse. Generation Rent - which...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Get Courts Done and THEN Scrap Section 21 - Ben Beadle

Responding to confirmation that the Renters Reform Bill will return to the Commons next Wednesday, Ben Beadle of the National Residential...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Shelter claims evictions cost tenants £669 on average

Renters allegedly pay £669 in un-recoverable costs for each ‘unwanted’ move as a result of eviction, claims campaigning charity Shelter. It says...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill back in the Commons next week

A government-supporting newspaper says the Renters Reform Bill will be back in the House of Commons next week. Observers have been expecting...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Former Leader of the Conservative Party to appear at UK Landlord Show...

National Landlord Investment Show has announced that the former Leader of the Conservative Party, the Rt Hon Sir Iain Duncan Smith,...

16 April 2024

From: Sponsored Content

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

Eviction Notice for Gove! - activists mark Section 21 anniversary

A small number of activists have tried to erect a four metre high mock eviction notice on one of Housing Secretary...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

MPs return at last - Renters Reform Bill on the agenda

MPs return to the Commons today after a substantial Easter recess - and with progress on the Renters Reform Bill on...

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

Renters Reform Bill changes not as key as opponents claim - expert comment

Amendments to be made to the Renters Reform Bill when it returns to the Hoise of Commons next week won’t significantly...

11 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

Spotlight on council licensing schemes in new report

An industry supplier is analysing licensing schemes and whether they achieve anything to improve rental housing standards. Yuno says questions need to be...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Gove bringing Renters Reform Bill back to Commons in mid-April

The government has committed to returning the amended Renters Reform Bill to the House of Commons in mid-April. MPs return from their...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Scrapping S21 “a disaster” if court reform doesn’t happen - warning

The abolition of Section 21 evictions will be a disaster without improvement to the courts system, a property industry chief insists.  Ian...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Changes to Renters Reform Bill after Easter

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

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Call for “sentencing guidelines” to punish landlords over licensing

A charity is calling for landlord licensing schemes which cost enough to fund annual inspections, and the issuing of “sentencing guidelines”...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill shock for Generation Rent and Shelter

The substantial majority of tenants are completely unaware of the Renters reform Bill, despite high profile PR campaigns about it from...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Gift Vouchers for union members discussing with Generation Rent

Members of the union UNISON who participate in round-table discussions with activist group Generation Rents are to receive gift vouchers for...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Older Renters’ group takes up Generation Rent’s demands

A charity representing older people has taken up almost all of the key demands of activist group Generation Rent. Independent Age says...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Gove ‘to rely on Labour to pass Renters Reform Bill’

A newspaper reports that Housing Secretary Michael Gove is willing to rely on Labour votes to pass the Renters Reform Bill...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Gove urged to force landlords into deals with tenants in arrears

A string of debt advice charities want Housing Secretary Michael Gove to go well beyond merely banning Section 21 in a...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Newspaper claims Renters Reform Bill “on brink of collapse”

A national newspaper says the Renters Reform Bill is “on the brink of collapse” as Tory MPs are divided on their views...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Pet-owning tenants ‘cause less damage than non-owners’ - new figures

Landlords are being accused by academics of under-estimating the cost of allowing pets, and under-estimating their financial benefits. A new report commissioned...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Khan funds group “intervening on the doorstep” at evictions

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is demanding the government finally abolish Section 21 eviction powers - and claims over 30,000 households in...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Supporters of council selective licensing start rearguard action

Supporters of council selective licensing start rearguard action  Some of those involved in local councils have started a campaign to save selective...

01 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

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

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

Generation Rent activists link Brownfield Homes with Section 21

Generation Rent has given a qualified thumbs up to Housing Secretary Michael Gove’s ideas for homes on brownfield land. This week Gove...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Record number of new rental licensing schemes set for 2024

A survey of local council private rental licensing schemes says 19 selective and additional licensing schemes and consultations will be taking...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists in new bid to make Renters Reform Bill tougher on landlords

The Renters Reform Coalition - a group of organisations including Shelter and Generation Rent - has again written to Housing Secretary...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Shelter campaigns chief to be paid over £100,000

Campaigning charity Shelter - which has frequently been critical of landlords and their alleged treatment of poorer tenants - is advertising...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 February 2024

From: Agent Advice

Generation Rent asks: How Can You Stand By As We’re Turfed From Homes?

Generation Rent has launched a double-pronged attack on landlords and the government. The activist group claims that the latest possession statistics from...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill: government reveals another Commons delay

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

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert: licensing risks of double jeopardy and entrapment

A legal services provider is claiming that landlords risk criminal prosecution for breaches of licensing rules that are often “unreasonable and...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Amendments to Renters Reform Bill backed by senior industry figure

Amendments to the Renters Reform Bill, designed to give landlords more protection, have won the backing of a prominent industry figure. Neil Cobbold,...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Chaos! Confusion over identity and power of new Private Rental Ombudsman

The identify of the service running the upcoming Private Rental Sector Ombudsman scheme has been thrown into doubt once more. The Renters...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA accepts S21 abolition but wants “pragmatic” amendments to Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association is urging MPs to back what it describes as “pragmatic” changes to the Renters Reform Bill...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord leaders and Housing Minister to address conference next month

The housing minister and the chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association are amongst 60 speakers named for an upcoming...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Pets In Lets - still a minority of landlords happy to see them

Another survey highlights the relatively low proportion of landlords who appear to allow tenants to keep pets. The analysis, from Confused.com Mortgages,...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

No new law planned for private landlords and mould

There is to be no comparable law for private landlords, following the introduction of Awaab’s Law. Earlier this week the Department of...

12 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

NRLA beefs up top team ahead of Renters Reform Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association haas revealed two new appointments which it says “will enhance the service to its members as...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tough EPC targets to return despite Sunak’s U-turn - new warning

There’s a warning this morning that stricter Energy Performance Certificate measures for the private rental sector may not have gone, after...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA welcomes Labour Mayor’s ‘get tough on landlords’ consultation

The National Residential Landlords Association has welcomed a consultation proposal by Greater Manchester’s Labour Mayor, Andy Burnham. Burnham’s Greater Manchester Good Landlord...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Citizens Advice claims landlords evict tenants “to avoid doing repairs”

A spokesperson for the Citizens Advice charity has claimed at a public meeting that private landlords serve Section 21 notices on...

02 January 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

Pet-friendly law change for renters is “good news” insists lettings boss

The head of a major industry service supplier insists the Renters Reform Bill provision making it easier for tenants to keep...

28 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

Amended Renters Reform Bill now runs to 155 pages

The Renters Reform Bill in its latest amended version now runs to 15 pages, and is available on the Parliament website. The...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Big rise in landlords reducing buy to let portfolios

One in five (20 per cent of) landlords plans to reducing their buy to let holdings according to a new survey. The...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert - lobby your MP to limit damage from Renters Reform Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association has created two template email letters for landlords to use to urge MPs to minimise damage...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

We want more selective licensing insists environmental health chiefs

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has given a warm welcome to many of the provision in the Renters Reform Bill...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter’s Renters Reform Bill petition nears target threshold

Campaigning charity Shelter is nearing a controversial signature threshold in its petition about the Renters Reform Bill. It now has over 123,000 of...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour to make bidding wars on rental properties illegal

The Labour Party says it will outlaw rental bidding wars if it wins the next General Election. The party's shadow housing minister,...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords given inspection warning over removal of ASTs

The Renters Reform Bill’s proposal to replace Assured Shorthold Tenancies with rolling ‘periodic’ lets could put landlords’ properties at risk, it’s...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill must be changed to reassure landlords - NRLA

The National Residential Landlords Association says the Renters Reform Bill won’t win the support of landlords in its present form. The Bill...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Court Reform “not a delaying tactic to avoid scrapping S21” - government

The government has insisted that its commitment to reform the courts process to help deal with evictions more effectively is not...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New pro-rental lobbying group includes local landlord bodies

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

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Right now, the property market is entering a period of uncertainty. Falling property prices and a rising regulatory burden are just...

25 November 2023

From: The Big Issues

Activist leader claims ‘one man band’ landlords worst at exploiting tenants

A leader of the pro-tenant activist group Acorn has told MPs that “one man bands” are more likely to exploit tenants...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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