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KEYWORD "Select Committee" - 63 RESULTS
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

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

Activists make string of demands about damp and mould

The Generation Rent activist group has called for a series of reforms about damp and mould. It wants the reinstatement of energy...

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

Tax and Landlords - the issue that won’t go away

I recently attended the NRLA’s annual conference in Birmingham and a theme that still dominates discussion in the industry is the...

02 December 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Court Delays - MPs launch probe into worsening problem

Just days after the government revealed it was not scrapping Section 21 until court possession processes had been overhauled, so the...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC U-turn: top experts say Eco targets must be reinstated

The respected engineering institution the Building Research Establishment says the government must row back from its recent U-turn on rental property...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory and Labour big hitters address landlords’ annual conference

Housing Secretary Michael Gove says a healthy private rented sector is a “critical” part of the housing market. The comments came as he addressed...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove rules out tax help for landlords in near future

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has ruled out any reversal of Section 24 or other tax changes which have hurt landlords in...

24 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

Dramatic U-turn on Section 21 - latest details

More details have emerged of what appears to be a stay of execution for Section 21 eviction powers in the short term. The...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill can only work with landlords’ backing

The chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association says the controversial Renters Reform Bill will only succeed if landlords’ feel...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Major concession on Section 21 announced by government

The government has pledged that section 21 repossessions will not be scrapped until improvements have been made to the way courts...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

NRLA Sells Out! Gove addresses annual conference

The National Residential Landlords’ Association’s annual conference next week is a sell out with all 800 or so tickets sold to...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

NRLA demands government speeds up court waiting times

The main landlords’ trade body wants justice ministers to speed up the time taken for courts to process legitimate possession cases. In...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory claims ‘rental market broken’ and wants more professionalism

A veteran Tory MP who has been a junior minister in the department responsible for housing now says the rental market...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent says Bank of England governor is fellow-traveller

The Generation Rent group of activists says Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey is on their side about Section 21 evictions. Bailey...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

This Is The Biggest Problem For The Rental Sector

I recently had the opportunity to challenge a lot of nonsense in Parliament. Or to put it another way, I was...

05 August 2023

From: Rental Reform

Renters Reform Bill next stage delayed until autumn

It appears almost certain that the Second Reading of the Renters Reform Bill - expected some weeks ago - will not...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Bring back Mortgage Interest Relief - even HMRC would benefit!

Scrapping a tax hike on rented housing may help ease the housing crisis faced by tenants, according to an analysis by...

01 June 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

MPs want tax review and courts reform - NRLA approves

The landlords’ trade body is broadly welcoming some proposals from MPs to reform the private rented sector. Some aspects of the Levelling...

10 February 2023

From: Breaking News

MPs demand stronger anti-eviction policies and holiday lets clampdown

The government’s proposed tenancy reforms - including the banning of section 21 evictions - could be undermined by delays in the...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Increase stamp duty for landlords says prominent Tory MP

A top Tory who is chair of the Conservative backbench Treasury Committee and a member of the Treasury Select Committee says...

25 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Gloomy future for Buy To Let? Mortgage experts reveal their worries

Mortgage experts speaking to a committee of MPs have given an especially gloomy forecast for the buy to let sector in...

10 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Goodbye S21, Hello anti-social behaviour! - claim

Government plans to reform the private rented sector risk becoming a charter for anti-social behaviour without urgent changes, a landlord leader...

07 September 2022

From: Breaking News

It’s Landlords versus Generation Rent in Parliament today

The National Residential Landlords Association and the Generation Rent activist group both give evidence today to MPs as they begin a...

05 September 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

Why Are Landlords Reluctant To Let To Benefit Claimants?

The House of Commons Library provides books, journals and online resources for MPs, MPs' staff and parliamentary staff. Some of this is...

23 July 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Yet another MPs' committee probes private rental sector

Yet another committee of MPs has launched a ‘call for evidence’ as it starts an investigation into the private rental sector. The...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Cladding Scandal: MPs call on government to reverse anti-landlord position

A cross-party group of MPs has opposed government plans to make many buy to let landlords pay for the replacement of...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

MP worried landlords won't pass council tax rebate to tenants

A senior Labour MP has written to the Housing Secretary Michael Gove seeking reassurances that landlords will not keep council tax...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Gove slammed for “lazy and false” views about landlords

The government has been accused of basing its policy to solve the cladding crisis on the assumption that landlords are Property...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords back MPs’ call for clear exit plan from eviction ban era

The landlords’ trade body has backed a call from MPs demanding a clear exit strategy at the end of the latest...

31 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Thousands of landlords set to miss out on Green Homes Grant

The chaos surrounding the government’s Green Homes Grant, which was to have helped thousands of landlords and owner occupiers, appears to...

22 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Eco-farce! Landlords join in MPs’ criticism of Green Homes Grant

The government’s Green Homes Grant has been slammed by MPs for its snail’s pace progress, complications and poor delivery. The all-party Environmental...

18 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords’ leader tells MPs they should give cash help to rental sector

Senior MPs have been told by the chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association that they must provide financial assistance...

17 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Flat owners welcome government response on cladding

The government has published its response to the House of Commons, Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s (HCLG) report on cladding...

09 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Chancellor refuses to confirm plans to increase capital gains tax

Rishi Sunak has distanced himself from reports that he is looking at increasing capital gains tax to help pay for the...

16 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Is the government planning to extend the ban on evictions?

There are growing concerns that buy-to-let landlords could be banned from evicting private tenants beyond next month due to the coronavirus...

05 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Smart tax needed to support investment in energy efficiency measures, says RLA

A cap limiting landlord spending on energy efficiency improvements to £3,500 should be scrapped and replaced with a new £5,000 figure,...

15 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Government urged to simplify the benefits system to prevent discrimination

Nationwide were among a small group of mortgage lenders asked to give evidence at a select committee yesterday on restrictions around...

25 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Report exposes ‘scandalous mis-selling of leasehold properties on an epic scale’

Leasehold property ownership has come under yet more fire today after a new report laid bare the scale of mis-selling in...

10 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Nationwide is the latest lender to remove restrictions on letting to DSS tenants

Nationwide has announced that it will no longer prevent buy-to-let landlords from letting property to tenants in receipt of benefits. The move...

21 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Highly anticipated report into Leasehold Reform to be published today

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee is due to publish its report into Leasehold Reform today, which is designed to...

19 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Rental deposits to be capped at five weeks rent

The tenancy security deposits that tenants leave with landlords or their letting agents will be capped at a maximum of five...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Allowing banks to operate a “no DSS” policy is “housing discrimination”

Mortgage lenders have once again been criticised for not permitting landlords to rent property to people claiming benefits – this time...

22 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords welcome MPs fire safety plans

A call by a Parliamentary committee for the government to fund certain fire safety improvements in privately owned residential blocks has...

18 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Government slammed for failing to act on report that suggests improvements to PRS

The government has been criticised for continuing to drag its heels over taking on key recommendations made in a recent report...

05 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Rental deposits to be capped at six weeks rent

The tenancy security deposits that tenants leave with landlords or their letting agents will be capped at a maximum of six...

03 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Rental deposits look set to be capped at five weeks rent

The security deposits that tenants leave with their landlord or their letting agent could be capped at no more than five...

29 March 2018

From: Breaking News

InventoryBase supporting mandatory landlord inventories

InventoryBase has announced that it is supporting the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) in their bid for mandatory inventories for...

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords and letting agents urged to sign mandatory inventories petition

A new petition has been launched calling for independent inventory reporting to become a compulsory requirement. The petition, which has been created...

02 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Government’s digital tax U-turn welcomed by trade body

The government yesterday announced a U-turn on the extent of the 'Making Tax Digital' requirements, and the move has been warmly...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Can you afford to ignore the Affordable Warmth Scheme?

The UK government’s Affordable Warmth Scheme (AWS) has been in place since 2013, as part of the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO).   The...

16 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let tax changes pose ‘real risks for tenants’

Tenant evictions could rise sharply in the coming months amid reports that many buy-to-let landlords plan to increase rents next year...

17 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Bad eviction advice can prove costly

Unfortunately for private landlords looking to regain possession of their rental home, private tenants are often advised by local councils and...

15 September 2016

From: Breaking News

NLA supports bill to reduce homelessness

The Homelessness Reduction Bill, which was published by the Communities and Local Government Select Committee last week, has received backing from...

31 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending set to ‘cool significantly’

Mortgage lenders look set to impose more stringent checks on buy-to-let landlords seeking funds to acquire property, as part of a...

18 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage clampdown: industry reaction

Proposals by the Bank of England to curb buy-to-let lending are “premature” according to the Residential Landlords Association (RLA). As Landlord Today...

31 March 2016

From: Breaking News

40% of ex-council homes now up for rent

A government committee has raised concerns about the number of homes sold through Right To Buy that end up in the...

11 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Osborne has “jumped the gun” on BTL regulation, say lenders

Mortgage industry insiders have expressed concern about the Government’s plans to allow the Bank of England to intervene in the buy-to-let...

26 October 2015

From: Breaking News

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