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KEYWORD "Repairs" - 100 RESULTS
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

Councillors make ‘breakthrough’ proposal for improving rental EPCs

SNP councillors in Scotland have come up with an innovative suggestion to improve energy efficiency in private rental properties. They want councils...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord hit with big fine after ignoring improvement notice

A landlord has been slammed with £9,000 in fines and costs for ignoring notices to improve his property. Following reports of disrepair...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Council offers free “fundamental training” for private landlords

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

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Another social landlord slammed for poor repairs and records

The Housing Ombudsman has found severe maladministration by One Housing Group in its record keeping following the its failure to conduct...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord rules in force next month “flawed and unworkable”

A prominent lettings agency has hit out at the latest changes to safety regulations that private landlords must comply with or...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Possession Delays - court hold-ups still going on a year after reform pledge

Landlord Action founder Paul Shamplina says landlords are still being hit by unacceptable delays in regaining possession of their properties. Shamplina has...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Family ate Xmas dinner on floor due to social landlord neglect

The Housing Ombudsman has ordered Yorkshire Housing to pay £3,780 after it found three findings of severe maladministration for how it...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord fails to attend court, fined thousands for safety offences

The landlord of a flat has been ordered to pay a total of £3,287 for failing to carry out repairs.  Carlo Ykhlef,...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour to force strict repair and anti-mould rules on private landlords

The Labour Party has committed to extending a crackdown on social housing landlords who fail to fix mouldy homes, to include...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Selling Up? Rightmove reveals optimum date and tips for speedy sales

Landlords considering selling up have received guidance from Rightmove on when to do it and how. The portal claims February is the...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental sector blighted by longer contractor repair delays - Fixflo

The UK’s private rental sector grapples with a surge in waiting times for contractor appointments, according to industry supplier Fixflo.  A new...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Most private tenants have problems with property conditions - claim

Two thirds of private renters have experienced a problem with the quality or condition of their property in the past six...

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

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

Section 21: Rental sector supplier hits back at Citizens Advice claims

A rental sector insurance firm has hit back at claims made about Section 21 by the charity Citizens Advice. A spokesperson for...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Council wants private landlords as part of “real decisive action”

A Labour-controlled council is inviting private rental sector representatives to a round-table event which it pledges will not be a talking...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Time limits for landlord repairs proposed as part of Awaab’s Law

New plans to clamp down on rogue social landlords who fail to provide safe homes have been announced today. This is part...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord fined by council for failing to carry out repairs

A London council has prosecuted a landlord for failing to carry out repairs on his property and causing a severe health...

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

How will the Build To Rent market look in 2024?

By Luke Lightfoot, Regional Director of Asset Management at Sigma Capital As the fastest growing sub-sector in the UK rental market, it’s...

23 December 2023

From: Top tips & guides

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

Preventing Frozen and Burst Pipes this Winter

Pipes aren’t normally the first thing that spring to mind when we think of wrapping up for winter, but with an...

16 December 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Council urges tenants to report mould and tells landlords what to do

Private tenants are being encouraged by a local council to report damp and mould issues to their landlords. Shropshire council says private...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Private landlords leasing to council now faced with new deal

A council in Wales is making changes to the system it uses to encourage private landlords to lease their properties to...

23 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

Social landlord criticised over “deeply distressing” tenant suicide

The Housing Ombudsman - who presides over social housing landlords - has issued his report on what he calls the “deeply...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mould and damp issues are rife in private rental homes - claim

A new but small survey by a compensation consultancy claims there are serious mould and damp issues amongst private rental properties. Some...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill passes Second Reading without a vote

MPs have given the Renters Reform Bill its Second Reading - a procedure which means it now continues into the Committee...

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

It’s peak repairs season according to an analysis of one million tenant requests over recent years. The analysis, by Fixflo, says repair...

21 October 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Council slammed for eviction blunder after   “Own goal” banning order

A council has been slammed for its “absolutely outrageous” failure to stop the eviction of up to 80 tenants - a...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Up to 80 tenants evicted thanks to council banning order on landlord

A bizarre situation has arisen with a Labour council securing a banning order on a landlord - who now has to...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent to run Rights Awareness Week next month

Activists in the Generation Rent group are running what they call Renters’ Rights Awareness Week in the second half of October.   “Whether...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Strict New Guidelines for landlords over Damp and Mould

New directives issued by the government put the emphasis firmly on private landlords to take responsibility for issues of damp and...

08 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

Sweeping Tax Reform for Landlords - six key demands

Sweeping tax changes for landlords have been demanded by letting agents group Propertymark. The group has analysed the impact of changes using...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord must pay over £27k for safety failings in HMO

A rogue landlord has been fined £27,460 for putting residents at risk by failing to maintain a property. Flintshire County Council brought...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Council that threatened landlords is guilty of “severe maladministration”

A London council that just days ago threatened private landlords with unlimited fines and “have control of their properties removed” has...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Higher Taxes for Second Homes - landlords urged to have a say

There are only a few days left for landlords to have input to a government consultation on council tax hikes for...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord who crammed 40 people into house is banned

A criminal businessman has been given a London council’s first ever landlord banning order. Property dealer Jaydipkumar Rameshchandra Valand, who lives in...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Fixed Penalty Notice for rogue landlord who ignored improvement orders

A landlord has been given a £20,000 fine for failing to carry-out badly needed repairs on a property in Lancashire.  The fixed...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents' View - How Is The Lettings Market Right Now?

Over recent years, as successive governments have tightened lettings legislation and increased the tax burden on landlords, some with investment properties...

12 August 2023

From: Agent Advice

Death of tenant’s son not linked to property condition, coroner rules

The death of a 27-year-old man was not caused by the mould in the private rental property he occupied. That was the verdict...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Why are landlords selling up?

The challenges facing the property market right now are well reported; from rising interest rates pushing up mortgage payments to a...

03 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Fifth of landlords not raising rent despite interest rates and inflation

Some 18 per cent of buy to let landlords have suggested they are not raising rents for tenants despite inflation and...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Bumper £68,000 fines for HMO landlord and his company

Mulberry Real Estate Ltd, and its director, David Bryant, who are landlords of properties in Cardiff, have been fined for a...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord couple in hot water over heating failures

A north of England council says it’s held two local landlords to account after they failed to make essential repairs to...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove approves one of UK’s largest landlord licensing schemes

Southwark’s Labour council has won the backing of Housing Secretary Michael Gove for one of the largest private landlord licensing schemes...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Criminal conviction for landlord with six unlicensed properties

A landlord who did not hold licences for her six properties, has ended up with a criminal conviction and a hefty...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

The priority for the majority of landlords is rental income that is paid on time, but there is also the priority...

15 July 2023

From: Agent Advice

Law student wins deposit court case against landlord

A third year law student has successfully challenged her landlord over a repair bill.  Obioma Ibe, whose landlord unlawfully tried to claim...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Top Ten Tips for landlords to avoid making insurance claims

Having insurance is a sensible way to protect yourself as a landlord against the financial cost of damage or liability claims....

01 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

Fine of £40,000 for landlord who put tenants at risk

A landlord and his property company have been ordered to pay a total of £40,000 in fines after a council says...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Bail Out! Council’s desperate plea for help from private landlords

A council is apply to private landlords to help it solve its housing crisis. Peterborough council says it’s looking for family sized...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Will Renters Reform Bill Disrupt the Student Accommodation Market?

2023 could be a landmark year for the private rented sector if Michael Gove succeeds in his pursuit of reforming the...

13 May 2023

From: Rental Reform

Warning to landlords switching to holiday lets - It won’t be easy

Rising numbers of landlords are likely to switch to specialising in holiday rentals and short-term lets in the months ahead, an...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Over £1m boost for repair service aiming at private landlords

Over 175 investors have put well over a combined £1m into a property management tech business targeting landlords. Digital platform EVO -...

14 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter claims more evictions for tenants who demand repairs

Shelter claims that private renters who complained to their landlord, letting agent or local council in the last three years were...

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord slammed by Ombudsman over damp and mould failures

The Housing Ombudsman has released its special investigation into Rochdale Boroughwide Housing, the social housing provider which supplied accommodation to Awaab...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Free webinar about repairs for private rental properties

Landlords are being invited to attend a free webinar about disrepair in residential property. The event takes place next Wednesday, March 29,...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords shift to agents as buy to let gets complex - claim

The majority of private landlords would consider switching to a letting agency because of the current complexity of buy to let.  A...

10 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord rental portfolio expenses revealed

Analysis by professional cash buyer and portfolio landlord, LandlordBuyer (part of Open Property Group), has revealed what costs make up most...

07 March 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Bid for tenants' reviews of landlords to be used for enforcement

A review platform which describes itself as a TripAdvisor for tenants is using a left-leaning blog to seek business from councils. Marks...

13 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Crowdfund property platform targets ‘new generation’ of investors

A new crowdfunding platform says it’s opening up property investing to “a whole new generation.” Allbricks claims it’s disrupting “the antiquated mortgage...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Security Measures Every Landlord Should Put In Place

In 2020 to 2021, the private rented sector in the UK accounted for 4.4m households, housing over 11m people with an...

04 February 2023

From: Agent Advice

Council boasts of 550% increase in fines for landlords

A local authority controlled by the Green Party says it’s issued 550 per cent more fines against landlords in the past...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax Self Assessment - the mistakes landlords make…

It’s the time of year when everyone is rushing to meet the self-assessment deadlines. Unfortunately, experience shows that there will be...

28 January 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Home Warranties - what are they and are they worth the cost?

Repairs are a normal part of owning a home, and the costs can add up quickly.  Home warranties can help homeowners budget...

28 January 2023

From: Lettings PropTech

Council slammed for “severe maladministration” over damp and mould

The Housing Ombudsman - a service which deals with social housing - says it’s found severe maladministration in how Leeds council...

26 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Toddler Tragedy: New guidance on mould to be set out by government

The government says it’s reviewing landlord guidance on the health risks of damp and mould following the death of two year...

16 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

Discounted boiler service now available to NRLA landlords

The National Residential Landlords Association has launched a new partnership with YourRepair, a provider of flexible boiler and emergency cover. NRLA member landlords...

05 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour councils named and shamed by Housing Secretary Gove

Three more social housing landlords have been ‘named and shamed’ by Housing Secretary Michael Gove. The trio - two of which are...

29 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Costs eating into rental profits - landlord's shock figures

A property company owns over 140 rental units and has analysed its costs, and shared them with Landlord Today. The units owned...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Five-figure fine for landlord with “catalogue of HMO failures”

A landlord has been ordered to pay over £10,000 at Cardiff Magistrates' Court for a catalogue of failures relating to a...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Properties With Purpose - letting to vulnerable people

There are several key reasons why property owners choose to become landlords, some of which include regular income, investment and long-term...

10 December 2022

From: The Big Issues

Understanding Buy To Let finances – tips for new landlords

Although the property and mortgage markets have been in a state of flux for the past few months, with rising interest...

03 December 2022

From: Tax & Finance

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

Law firm coaching tenants on how to complain to landlords

Two law partners at a legal firm have outlined a five-step process which tenants can use to complain to their landlords...

22 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Council asks private tenants to report landlords who fail on repairs

A council wants private tenants to ‘grass’ on rogue landlords in the light of the tragic death of toddler Awaab Ishak. Telford...

22 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Ex-agent slams landlords for complacency over health and safety

A former lettings agent who has become a sharp critic of landlords has made another attack - this time suggesting that...

17 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

Landlords lack skills and knowledge to provide decent homes - claim

Many private landlords lack knowledge, skills and support necessary to provide decent homes for renters, a new study claims. The UK Collaborative...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks - Why do people say ‘landlord’ isn’t a real job?!

In today’s world, where people can make money from something as simple as posting a photo of themselves wearing a new...

05 November 2022

From: The Big Issues

Landlord forced tenants into “squalid and unsafe conditions”

The freeholders to a block of maisonettes have been ordered to pay more than £22,000 after failing to carry out repairs...

01 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Council issues first-ever fixed penalty notice against rogue landlord

A landlord has been fined £10,000 by a Devon council for failing to tackle what it calls “essential repairs following a...

28 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Council issues first-ever fixed penalty notice against rogue landlord

A landlord has been fined £10,000 by a Devon council for failing to tackle what it calls “essential repairs following a...

28 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Sell off thousands more council houses - demand by Tory

A prominent Tory thinker has suggested that English councils should be obliged to sell off an estimated 31,000 councils houses and...

24 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Four figure fine for landlord who didn't provide right paperwork

Sheffield City Council has prosecuted Uttoxeter-based landlord Gunes Ata for failing to provide information about the insurance of the building he...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists to “tell renters their rights” next month

Generation Rent, the activist group led by Baroness Alicia Kennedy, is staging a Renters Rights Awareness week in October. It was originally...

20 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Guidance for landlords as Gas Safety Week goes ahead

Gas Safety Week, which begins today and continues until September 18, is going ahead as scheduled. Now in its 12th edition, it...

12 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Maintenance - Don't Dither Ahead of Winter Weather

Winter can put a strain on our homes and so preparing ahead of the colder, wetter months is a smart move...

10 September 2022

From: The Big Issues

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

Renters’ Right Awareness campaign to be staged next month

Campaign group Generation Rent is staging a Renters’ Rights Awareness Week from September 17 to 22 inclusive. “Whether you’re new to renting,...

19 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Taxpayers to fund training for tenants in how to complain

In an unexpected statement from the government it’s been announced that social housing residents will be able to get training and support...

16 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

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