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Tax experts warn government to lay off buy to let landlords

Don’t pick on landlords - that’s the message from a leading tax and advisory consultancy. Blick Rothenberg warns that the government needs...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

A Commercial View - landlord/tenant relationships are still vital

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

21 May 2022

From: The Big Issues

Energy Costs - would frequent reviews help landlords and tenants?

Energy regulator Ofgem is suggesting that the energy price cap be updated quarterly rather than every six months.  This is only a...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Charge! Landlords eligible for home charging point grants

One in five properties in the UK could benefit from new government grants to help fund electric vehicle home charging points...

14 May 2022

From: The Big Issues

Landlords to be forced to let out empty shops

Newspapers have been told by the government that next month’s Queen's Speech will include dramatic measures to bring empty retail units...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

More leaseholders freed from doubling ground rents

Fifteen businesses which had bought freeh­olds from housing developer Countryside have now given formal undertakings to remove terms that cause ground...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Levelling Up Is A Fantasy

In recent days we have heard Michael Gove trumpet his plans to ‘level up’ the UK.  We knew that he would be...

12 February 2022

From: The Big Issues

London’s Investment Hotspots in 2022

With Christmas and the New Year now over, landlords, investors and property experts are back to questioning what the coming twelve...

05 February 2022

From: Agent Advice

Shamplina Speaks - Understand your competition and your customers

Last month, I wrote about what’s in store for the private rented sector in 2022 and, like most commentators in our...

29 January 2022

From: The Big Issues

Another energy supplier goes bust - advice for landlords and tenants

Together Energy, which has 176,000 households on its books, has become the latest supplier to collapse in the wake of the...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

What are the Alternatives to Gas Boilers?

The UK government’s target to reach net zero emissions by 2050 has necessitated the introduction of initiatives aimed at reducing fossil...

06 November 2021

From: The Big Issues

New deal may mean landlords can beat supply-chain woe

The National Residential Landlords Association has agreed a new commercial partnership with online electrical retailer AO.  This new partnership means that AO...

26 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Can landlords take advantage of new Permitted Development Rights?

Landlords are being invited to a free webinar that promises to bring them up to date with the new planning regime...

24 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental market pointer? Regional cities set to see biggest growth

Post-Covid economic recovery in the UK is being channeled towards regional cities, says a leading investment expert.  Martha Peyton, managing director and...

23 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Another bank enters rental sector with plan for 2,500 homes

A retail bank has announced the launch of a £500m project to fund the construction of up to 2,500 suburban, purpose-built...

10 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Cheaper Rents - tenants' protest scheduled for next week

Protesters in a part of the UK with high numbers of holiday lets will stage a demonstration next week demanding cheaper...

09 August 2021

From: Breaking News

New threat to buy to let? John Lewis gets into Build To Rent

Another new Build To Rent player is emerging - in the unlikely form of the John Lewis Partnership. The company has long...

05 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords not the bad guys of the pandemic says industry figure

One of the leading figures in the lettings industry says landlords are not the bad guys of the pandemic, as some...

02 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Threat to small-scale landlords as Lloyds Bank buys and lets flats

It’s been reported that the Lloyds Banking Group is set to buy its first property as it seeks to become a...

21 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Bright Idea? Light bulb changes will impact landlords’ properties

The government has come up with another bright idea which will impact landlords’ rental properties - changes to the availability of...

11 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Investor Tip: Top agency identifies next London property hotspot

Knight Frank has identified part of central London which it describes as being historically overlooked but likely to be transformed in...

09 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Prime London flats rentals still in doldrums - but for how long?

Reduced demand and falling rents continue throughout the London prime flats market, with values down in all areas except the south west...

26 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords slam Sadiq Khan’s rent control power grab

The main landlords’ trade body has hit out at a bid by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to secure powers to impose private...

09 April 2021

From: Breaking News

John Lewis says house rental to provide growing share of profits

Retail giant John Lewis says it is expecting 40 per cent of its profits to come from non-retail activities such as...

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

High Street bank may become huge private landlord

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

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty reprieve for landlords expanding portfolios right now

Landlords currently buying properties and concerned they may not make the March 31 stamp duty holiday deadline have good news -...

25 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Anti-eviction activists step up demand for another ban and rent hand-outs

Activists from Shelter and Generation Rent have led the charge for a renewed eviction ban in the light of the latest...

05 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Regeneration areas tipped to be good investments for 2021

A property development consultancy is tipping five regeneration areas in England as potential good investments for the coming year. SevenCapital says they...

31 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Is Retail-to-Resi the next property investment opportunity?

The government has launched an unexpected consultation which may indirectly highlight a new opportunity for landlords and other investors - converting...

07 December 2020

From: Breaking News

PropTech service offers perks to tenants in co-living units

An operator of co-living rental units in London has linked with a PropTech platform to reward tenants for their loyalty.  Built Asset...

01 December 2020

From: Breaking News

‘Socially conscious renting’ promoted by Build To Rent operator

A Build To Rent operator claims to be promoting what it calls “socially conscious renting” as people seek to live more...

28 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Fury at potential evictions ban extension

There was widespread disappointment among buy-to-let landlords when the government decided to prolong the existing ban on tenant evictions until 20...

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Two thirds of British workers are better off financially since lockdown

As the UK went into lockdown, most people were either furloughed or forced to work from home where they can, and...

09 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Retail to residential conversions set to rise

The government’s decision to grant new housing applications in England “automatic” consent as part of planning reforms should lead to a...

07 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Rising rent arrears ‘likely to mount’ as tenants face financial hardship

Many buy-to-let landlords are heavily exposed to young renters most at risk of losing their job, according to new research from...

29 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Coronavirus lockdown: UK economy is losing £2.7bn a day

The UK economy is losing £2.7bn a day in absolute terms due to the existing lockdown, a new report has revealed.  According to UK Powerhouse...

07 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Airbnb temporarily restricts bookings to key workers and ‘essential stays’

Airbnb has announced that it is temporarily restricting all booking across the UK to coronavirus key workers, such as NHS and social...

13 April 2020

From: Breaking News

OneSavings Bank announces enhancements to HMO proposition

OneSavings Bank announced a series of changes to its HMO proposition. The specialist lending and retail savings group recently introduced a new...

18 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Aldermore relaunches BTL mortgage offering

Aldermore Bank has relaunched its buy-to-let proposition with a view to offering landlords greater choice, flexibility, new products, reduced rates, and...

10 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Legal & General acquires Build to Rent site in Chelmsford

Legal & General has exchanged contracts on a new Build-to-Rent (BTR) site in Chelmsford City Centre, on behalf of its UK...

05 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Landbay sees sharp rise in lending volume

Landbay has achieved a rather impressive 200% growth in lending volumes over the past 12 months.  The buy-to-let lender reports that recent...

27 December 2019

From: Breaking News

BTL lender Landbay to focus on institutional funders

Landbay has become an institutional only platform after closing its retail investment arm and exiting the peer-to-peer lending market. The buy-to-let mortgage...

09 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in number of BTL mortgaged properties taken into possession

There was a significant increase in the number of buy-to-let mortgaged properties taken into possession in the third quarter of the...

15 November 2019

From: Breaking News

The rise of the HMO landlord

There is an increasing trend for landlords choosing to grow their residential property portfolios by taking on HMOs (House of Multiple...

01 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Just Landlords’ launches ‘best garden’ competition

A new campaign to find “Britain’s Most Beautiful Garden” has been launched by Just Landlords, with entrants competing to win a...

12 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Retail to residential conversions drop 17% as councils restrict developers’ rights

With the government consistently missing its housebuilding targets, Britain’s housing shortage has now reached crisis point, with the number of prospective...

19 August 2019

From: Breaking News


Recent years have seen a shift in buyer activity across the UK’s property market, with London’s much publicised decline in popularity...

05 April 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Gill Fielding’s top things you should look out for when looking for properties to invest in

Property expert and entrepreneur Gill Fielding has been investing in property for several decades; long before the term ‘property investor’ was...

26 March 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Landlords’ ‘significant contribution’ to the economy set to soar

Every little helps to boost Tesco sales, and yet Britain’s biggest retailer is not paying anywhere near as much tax as...

12 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Plans approved for major Build to Rent scheme in Cardiff

PLATFORM_ has been awarded planning consent to build just over 200 homes on the site of the former Browning Jones &...

19 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Legal & General acquires Build to Rent site in Chelmsford

Legal & General has exchanged contracts on a new Build To Rent (BTR) site in Chelmsford City Centre, on behalf of...

22 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance cuts rates on 5-year fixed rate BTL products

Kent Reliance has reduced the cost of its five-year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages in an effort to attract more business from...

06 September 2018

From: Breaking News

A number of landlords subsidise good tenants by renting at below market rates

Rent increases during the last five years have been less than initially perceived, tracking the retail price index (RPI) in England...

09 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Draker teams up with OKA to offer landlords unique home staging service

Imagine if you could make the properties that you are currently trying to let look larger, brighter, cleaner, warmer, more homely,...

19 July 2018

From: Breaking News

New build-to-rent scheme launched in Shoreditch

A new build development of eight luxury flats has come on to the rental market in Shoreditch, east London. The new homes,...

11 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Spike in BTL landlords looking to diversify

An increasing number of buy-to-let landlords are looking to diversify their portfolios by investing in Houses with Multiple Occupants (HMOs), commercial...

18 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Peter Jones, Director of Able Estates

Who are you? Peter Jones, an estate agent, dad, husband, poor golfer and snowboarder. How long have you been trading? I’ve been in the...

04 April 2018

From: 60 Second Interview

What makes Sheffield a property investment hotspot?

In recent years, cites within the north of the UK have become more and more popular within the property investment world,...

29 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Is now the best time to invest in Birmingham property?

In recent times, Birmingham has widely been considered as one of the very best places to invest in, throughout the whole...

14 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Letting agent launches loyalty programme for landlords

Loyalty programmes are popping up in every corner of the retail space, and that is because businesses understand the importance of...

28 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Rent controls would ‘act against the interests of tenants’

Private rental prices paid by tenants continued to slow last month suggesting that rent controls may leave tenants worse off. Rent paid...

14 February 2018

From: Breaking News

3 Areas to invest in property in Birmingham 2018

Recently named as the most rapidly improving locations in the UK – investment in the UK’s second city shows no sign...

08 February 2018

From: Sponsored Content

The biggest turn-offs for prospective renters

A dirty property has been identified as the most off-putting factor for people looking for a new home to rent. New figures...

01 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Three Off-Plan Investments in Birmingham Selling Fast

With the recent report from Hometrack stating ‘Birmingham is rising faster than anywhere in the country’ it’s clear the property market...

14 December 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Edgbaston land deal for major Built to Rent scheme

Plans have been unveiled for a development of 375 new Build to Rent (BTR) homes, as part of the proposed redevelopment...

18 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Plans unveiled for major Build to Rent scheme in Bath

A new Build to Rent (BTR) development featuring over 170 homes will be built in Bath city centre by Legal &...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

More landlords diversifying their portfolios to avoid increasing taxation

A growing number of buy-to-let landlords are diversifying their portfolios by investing in semi-commercial property in order to protect their investments...

21 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Work on Manchester’s largest PRS scheme set to start in August

Construction work on the largest fully funded Build to Rent scheme in Manchester is set to get underway in August after...

20 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Demand for Sharia-compliant finance continues to grow

Demand for UK property from Sharia-conscious investors continued to soar last month, fresh figures show. Al Rayan Bank, the wholly Sharia-compliant retail...

23 February 2017

From: Breaking News

What opportunities and challenges lie ahead for BTL landlords this year?

We all know that buy-to-let investors face a challenging time, but what are the key issues affecting landlords? Karen Bennett looks...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharia compliant BTL mortgage range launched in Scotland

Buy-to-let landlords north of the border are being offered an alternative to conventional, interest-bearing, property finance products, following the launch of...

12 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Chancellor must invest in housing and give buy-to-let landlords a break

Our new Chancellor, Philip Hammond, looks like a considered man and one hopes that he will be able to ‘kick away’...

24 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords could face tighter borrowing rules

Buy-to-let landlords could soon find it harder to secure finance to acquire property following the news that buy-to-let mortgage lenders may...

12 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Investment in student housing set to rise

A growing number of landlords are looking to take advantage of rising rental values in the student property sector, research shows. Investment...

21 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords eye commercial deals

An increasing number of landlords are diversifying away from residential property and investing in property types that have a more favourable...

10 May 2016

From: Breaking News

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