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KEYWORD "Renting" - 100 RESULTS
Labour’s Renters Rights Bill - the government explains

The government has released more information on its new Renters Rights Bill, which is expected to be launched into Parliament in...

20 July 2024

From: Rental Reform

Labour’s First 100 Days: What landlords and tenants want

In a survey conducted just before the General Election by Leaders Romans Group, 60% of tenants and landlords believe a reduction...

20 July 2024

From: Agent Advice

Shelter and Generation Rent demand rent controls in new Bill

The activists who were so influential in steering the shape of the Renters Reform Bill under the old Conservative government are...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Court Reform needed alongside end of Section 21, insists NRLA

The National Residential Landlords Association says ending Section 21 eviction powers in isolation, as some have suggested the new government should...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Confirmed - Labour's new Renters Rights Bill is on its way

A new Renters' Rights Bill is to be introduced into Parliament, it's been confirmed today. The announcement was made in the King's...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Resident-run council wants private landlords to help solve homeless crisis

A council dominated by a residents association is looking for landlords of three-, four- and five-bedroom houses to sign up to...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Good Landlord Charter launches today - Labour urges signing up

The much-publicised and long-awaited Good Landlords Charter for the Greater Manchester area has at last been launched. A statement from the local...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills Update - Prime rents up as market back to pre-Covid norm

Prime London rental growth picked up in Q2 (0.7% from 0.3% in Q1), according to the latest index results from Savills,...

11 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

Activists demand immediate rent controls from Starmer government

In a blog released within minutes of Sir Kier Starmer becoming Prime Minister, activist group Generation Rent calls for rent controls. It...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Starmer names minister to steer through Rental Reform Legislation

Labour MP Matthew Pennycook has been named as the principal housing minister in the new government. He was shadow housing minister when...

06 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

The election’s over - but did it even matter to landlords?

A survey by agency Foxtons suggests the election has had no substantial effect on landlords’ decisions to grow or sell portfolios.  Conducted...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory Downfall Will Transform Property Landscape says top agency

There’s a property revolution starting today with a large scale defeat expected for the Tories - that’s the view of a...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA slams politicians for complete silence on key private rental issue

The NRLA has slammed politicians in all major parties for their silence on one of the biggest issues for the private...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Should Landlords Go DIY or Instruct A Letting Agent?

Anyone involved in the world of renting, whether landlords, letting agents, or tenants, knows how crucial it is to have a...

29 June 2024

From: Lettings PropTech

No Surprise! Landlords have little faith in parties’ rental policies

With the General Election just one week away, a new poll shows the top landlord priorities when it comes to voting...

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

Young people more worried about risk of homelessness - survey

More than one in four young people are worried that they or someone they know will become homeless in the next...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Will Renters Get The Help They Need To Become Buyers?

Speculation is growing ahead of the General Election around how first-time buyers will fair, and if they’ll receive the support they...

22 June 2024

From: Agent Advice

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

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

Private Tenants pay three times as much for same space - claim

A think tank claims that when it comes to space within a home, private rental sector tenants pay three times as...

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

Election Policies could Push Up Rents, warns leading analyst

A prominent economic analyst warns that many of the rental policies advocated by the major political parties in the General Election...

20 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

Tenants Disadvantaged in Elections Compared to Landlords - claim

One of the more unexpected claims from Generation Rent activists is that when it comes to democracy, tenants are disadvantaged compared...

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

Yet More Licensing: another council consults on two schemes

A consultation on a new licensing scheme has been launched by Reading council. The consultation will look at extending the current HMO...

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

Generation Rent says landlords should  share tax break with tenants

The Generation Rent activist group says the Conservative manifesto pledge to give a tax break to landlords selling to tenants should...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent quibbles over proposal for landlord register

Generation Rent has raised detailed concerns about a proposal from the Liberal Democrats to introduce a national register of landlords.  The Lib...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Left wing renter groups slam Labour for prioritising first time buyers

The ink was hardly dry on Labour’s plan for a mortgage guarantee scheme for first time buyers before some left wing...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour upsets Generation Rent by prioritising first time buyers

The Generation Rent activist group has issued a statement appearing sharply critical of Labour’s first new policy on housing in the General...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Shock Figures - 15 tenants chasing every home for rent

Shock new figures from Zoopla show that although rental demand has softened over the last year there are still 15 people...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists use homelessness issue to demand new Renters Reform Bill

The issue of homelessness and cost of temporary accommodation are being cited as reasons for a new version of the Renters...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Another Labour council launching huge expansion of licensing scheme

From July 1 most privately rented properties in Lewisham, south London, will need a property licence.  With one in four households in...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent demands Labour make “all evictions discretionary”

New demands from the Generation Rent group go much further than the original Renters Reform Bill in removing landlords’ rights. The group...

05 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

Shelter complains of high private rents - but has an alternative

Campaigning charity Shelter claims social rents are 64% more affordable than private rents, with social tenants in England having to pay...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Tomorrow’s Stamp Duty Change “a missed opportunity to reform renting”

A controversial stamp duty change - announced months ago but coming into effect tomorrow - has been described as a missed...

31 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

Landlords: Who Are You Going To Vote For?

Around half of landlords say they are unsure about how they will vote in the General Election. A joint survey of around...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour council says it’s protecting 5,000 homes from rogue landlords

All private landlords in four areas of Islington in north London - where the council claims there are particular problems with...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC launches tax clampdown on Airbnb and short lets landlords

HM Revenue and Customs has opened almost 2,000 investigations into landlords letting out via Airbnb or other short let platforms. The Daily...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Now a cat charity complains about landlords’ S21 and no-pets policies

A cat charity claims it takes in an average of three cats daily because of landlords using Section 21 powers to...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents Still Rising in Double Digits in parts of UK - agency figures

Landlords in London are benefitting from double digit increases in rents, outdoing every other region of Great Britain.  London rents increased by...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour council charging almost £1,000 per property for a license

Labour-controlled Lambeth council in south London is introducing a Selective Licensing Scheme at almost £1,000 per property. A statement from the council...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

Fake private rental property was sub-let by phoney landlord

A London council has revealed that a social housing tenant claimed their property was a private one, and fraudulently sub-let it...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Regulator advertises for Welsh-speaking staff

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

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Surprise move as agents issue ‘how to complain’ guide to tenants

A new guide from Propertymark explains the rights which private rental tenants have - and sets out how they can challenge...

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

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

New call to restrict private letting of Right To Buy properties

A property industry group wants to restrict the private letting of properties bought in the future via the Right To Buy...

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

Build To Rent chief's take on Why Renting Works

Nick Woodward, director of lettings at Essential Living, gives insights into why renting may be the best option for many. 1. Responsibility...

20 April 2024

From: Top tips & guides

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

Tenants’ energy costs set to fall in coming months - lettings agency

Rental growth in Britain has slowed says lettings agency Hamptons, with the average newly let rent rising 6.7% over the past...

17 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

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

Extra spending on rent is less than inflation rate - bank data

New data sourced from millions of Barclays current accounts reveals growing stability in UK housing costs, which saw their lowest uplift...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants buddy up with friends to reduce costs of renting

The percentage of tenants choosing to live alone has dropped over the last three years, research suggests.  A study compiled by Reposit,...

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

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

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

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

Rents soar by almost half since 2014 - deposit service’s latest claim

A deposit alternative service claims rents have risen an average 46% in the last decade. Zero Deposit claims it’s analysed rental market...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Renting set to boom as buying is even less affordable

The average house prices in England was £290,000 last year, some 8.3 times average annual earnings. This was actually down from 8.5...

26 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

Trading Standards defends new property sales process

Trading Standards has defended the introduction of ‘material information’ requirements on details of properties for sale, after a conveyancer warned landlords...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Free training for landlords with cooperation of the NRLA

Landlords can benefit from a wealth of free training, courtesy of a north of England council. Cumberland council is providing the training...

25 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

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

The Truth - landlords add billions to economy, and house millions of people

Some of the biggest names in the trade, lending and advisory sectors have produced a report outlining the vast significance that...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Airbnb Camera ban - new concerns over landlords’ insurance

Insurance experts claim there are new issues facing short-let landlords following Airbnb's worldwide ban on the use of security cameras inside...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Long term Renting risks ruining our retirement resilience

Renting affects the resilience of all age groups.  Only one fifth of Millennial/Gen Z households who rent are on track for a...

16 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Prime London Rents Retreat as Supply Builds

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

16 March 2024

From: Agent Advice

Renting is now Long Term - whether tenants want it or not

Renting is becoming increasingly long-term, a new survey suggests. Monta Capital asked 1,586 UK renters about their experiences. Some 24% have been renting for...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Tax Changes - how the government has got it wrong

The chief executive of a short lets service says Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is wrong to think penalising landlords will help solve...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

NRLA and Generation Rent argue over tax ahead of Budget

In a final call on the Chancellor to help the private rental sector in today’s Budget, the National Residential Landlords Association...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Radical reforms to rejuvenate renting, by industry commentator

A property industry commentator has set out what he calls a plan of action to rejuvenate the buy to let sector. Jonathan...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Budget Must Fix Housing Benefit, says NRLA

Almost a million private rented households reliant on Universal Credit experience a shortfall between the benefit payments they receive and the...

05 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

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

Council asks landlords to self-declare they are letting safe properties

A council is asking landlords to sign a document declaring they are letting safe and compliant properties. Dorset council has launched the...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent wants rent controls to be election issue

Generation Rent has yet again come out for rent control over the private sector - and wants it to be an...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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