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KEYWORD "Supply" - 100 RESULTS
Unhappy Tenants - half say finding a new home is tough

Half of all tenants who moved during the past 12 months found it ‘difficult’ or ‘very difficult’ to secure a new...

23 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

Has Labour’s secret rent control plan been revealed by accident?

Just days after suggesting rent controls of any kind were off the table, it now appears Labour may be considering them...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords Selling Up? Generation Rent says it makes no difference!

The Generation Rent group of activists says it doesn’t matter if landlords sell up and leave the private rental sector. Appearing to...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Revealed - How Landlords Have Cut Costs in Challenging Times

Many buy to let landlords have made financial changes during the cost of living crisis to mitigate the rising costs of...

18 May 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Don’t Do It - property portal warns politicians over rent controls

A property portal has taken the unusual step of warning politicians about the dire impact of rent controls on the private...

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

University Challenge - students chose places based on rent costs

Availability in the private student halls sector is at a three-year high, according to new data from marketing and insights platform...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Snapshot - rental demand slows, sales stagnate

The latest RICS UK Residential Survey results shows the recent recovery in buyer demand has mellowed slightly, with the market impacted...

09 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

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

Unlucky for some - 13 enquiries for each rental listing

Demand is still way ahead of supply min he private rental sector, a Rightmove survey has round. The property portal says there...

04 May 2024

From: Agent Advice

Political change may boost landlord investment, survey shows

More landlords predict Scotland will attract the most residential property investment outside of London and the South East in the next...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Council wants landlords to back controversial leasing scheme

A council is seeking private landlords to participate in a controversial leasing scheme in a bid to curb homelessness. The use of...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mayor election hopefuls told to clampdown on Airbnbs

Agents’ trade group Propertymark is demanding London Mayor candidates tackle what it calls “the unique housing challenges that the capital experiences.” Londoners...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty causes Buy To Let investment to plummet in key areas

The proportion of buy to let properties purchased in Southern England fell to a record low last year, continuing a trend...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Up Again! Rents hit new high for 17th successive month

The average advertised rent of new properties coming onto the market hits a 17th consecutive record, with the average price of...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed - types of property selling slowest and fastest

Detached homes in Wales are the slowest property types to sell across the UK and take an average of 92 days...

27 April 2024

From: Agent Advice

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

Police warn landlords to smoke out cannabis farms

Police have issued a warning to landlords after a property was left badly damaged by an illegal cannabis grow. The property -...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How To Finance Different Types of Property Purchase

If you’re moving home and have either plenty of equity or savings you can use for a deposit, plus a decent...

20 April 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Spring into action and sell your BTL portfolio fast

There wasn’t much by way of good news in the Spring Budget for landlords and property investors last month. Although some rumours...

18 April 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Rent rises near double figures as interest rate cuts put on ice

The latest official government rent index shows that average private rents across the UK as a whole increased by 9.2% in...

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

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

New tax clampdown on landlords buying multiple properties

The Labour-led government in Wales has issued a consultation proposing the abolition of Land Transaction Tax Multiple Dwelling Relief from June...

16 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 want Rental Reform... but can't name the Housing Minister

According to a poll of 1,476 renters by SpareRoom the ongoing housing crisis (85%) tops the list of key priorities to...

06 April 2024

From: Rental Reform

Tenant referencing provider Canopy has released data from a  rental affordability index, which claims most tenants are at the very limit...

06 April 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Rent Controls - Local Election manifesto aims to “tame” rental market

Rent controls are at the heart of the local election manifesto of the Green Party of England and Wales. Co-leader Carla Denyer,...

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

How Non-Dom Tax Reforms Will Impact Prime Central London

The UK government's long awaited Spring Budget announced some key changes for the property market in an effort to stimulate activity...

30 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Politicians propose State Control of private rents in Scotland

The Scottish Government’s Housing Bill allows SNP and Green politicians to create rent control areas, triggered by local authorities, and this...

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

Councils set to grab over half a billion from higher tax

Changes to empty home council tax rates could generate an additional £540m from Monday, a lettings agency claims. Since April 2013, billing...

27 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

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

Senior Labour figures divided over rent controls

Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer and the party’s controversial Mayor of London Sadiq Khan are at loggerheads over rent controls. Khan has...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Shock - did the Budget REALLY reduce Capital Gains Tax?

Some 89% of higher-rate and 100% of lower-rate taxpaying landlords who sell will see their Capital Gains Tax bill rise in...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Jeremy Hunt has “rendered hundreds of businesses unviable - overnight”

The Chancellor has rendered hundreds of lettings businesses unviable overnight as a result of his Budget tax clampdown. That’s the view of...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Rent fall could be start of market turnaround, says website chief

Newly released data by flatshare website SpareRoom reveals average rental prices in Greater London have seen a drop. Average rental prices in...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents rise in most areas as landlords quit lettings sector

A new market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows tenant demand rising but at a rather more modest...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord fined thousands for not handing over paperwork to council

A council is warning landlords and tenants after one landlord was ordered to pay more than £4,700 in fines and costs...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory slams Gove’s “wretched restrictions” on Section 21 and short lets

A Tory has slammed the proposed clampdown on short lets proposed by Housing Secretary Michael Gove - and he calls them...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency issues warning to landlords as tenant demand drops

The number of new rental instructions in February was 20 per cent higher year-on-year, says London-focused agency Foxtons. Average rent achieved rose...

13 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

Estate agents back Airbnb clampdown “to be on same terms as rental sector”

Agents’ trade body Propertymark has called for equal parity between short-term lets and the private rented sector to ensure they meet...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Did Generation Rent see a different Budget to the rest of us?

In what may appear a surprise to almost everyone, the Generation Rent activist group has described yesterday’s Budget as a “giveaway...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Lacklustre Budget slammed by landlord body

The National Residential Landlords Association has slammed yesterday’s lacklustre Budget as a missed opportunity. Yesterday’s announcements - like to be the last...

07 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

Four figure fine for failing to produce gas certificates

A landlord who failed to produce annual gas safety certificates as she ignored warnings from a council, has left court with...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Grab from landlords closely resembles Generation Rent advice

A controversial proposal for a £300m tax grab on landlords appears to closely follow a policy suggestion put forward by activists...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA accused of putting landlord profits before society’s interests

A leader of the Renters Reform Coalition activist lobby has made a specific targeted attack on the motives and honesty of...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Raid planned on landlords in Budget - report

The Budget on Wednesday will contain a £300m tax raid on the private rental sector according to a report this morning...

03 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Three-tier housing market now operating - Zoopla

Zoopla’s latest market snapshot, used as a guide to capital appreciation by some landlords, says there’s now a three-tier housing market...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing market ‘back to normal’ across most of UK - new stats

A property firm which has analysed transactions across the UK suggests the market is, at last, ‘back to normal’ in almost...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Call for eco-tax incentives to make landlords improve, and not sell

Rightmove is calling on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to use next week’s Budget as an opportunity to incentivise landlords to make properties...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

What’s your view on tenants getting 99% mortgages?

Rental sector and property industry views are split over the controversial idea of allowing first time buyers to put down a...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent backs building society’s holiday lets mortgage ban

The Generation Rent group has thrown its weight behind a ban on mortgages for holiday homes buyers - and its chief...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Why the 1% mortgage deposit scheme is unworkable

The government’s proposal to introduce a new one per cent deposit mortgage scheme to help young people onto the property ladder...

24 February 2024

From: Rental Reform

Easing tax on landlords would end Airbnb ‘problem’ says NRLA boss

Reversing the tax penalties imposed on buy to let landlords in recent years would reduce the impact of short lets on...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists slam Gove for being too soft on short let landlords

Housing Secretary Michael Gove’s proposals to restrict Airbnb-style short lets do not go far enough, a group of activists has said. Yesterday...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb backs Gove’s mandatory short lets landlord register

Airbnb has given its backing to a proposal from Housing Secretary Michael Gove to introduce a mandatory register of short let...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency - Beware of Unexpected Consequences

An insulation manufacturer is warning of unexpected consequences from insulating a property to make it more energy efficient. William Bown, the head...

17 February 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Rents still rising in all regions - except London

Another rental market snapshot suggests that London is suffering an oversupply of properties to let - with rents dipping as a...

15 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

London rental market “in dire need of reform” claims tax consultancy

Almost a quarter of London tenants have had to move rental properties more than five times in five years, a tax...

14 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

Demand for private rental property soars again - new figures

Two thirds of landlords say the demand for private rented housing is continuing to increase, according to new research commissioned by...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Is a change of government Starmergeddon for Britain’s landlords? 

I’m not especially political and certainly carry no candle for one flavour or another. I might argue that they’re all pretty...

10 February 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Big Housing Market Boost from two new snapshots

Landlords seeking capital appreciation will be encouraged from two new housing market surveys - one showing a surprise rise in house...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

New homes giants merge to form UK’s biggest house builder

Two new build household names often favoured by landlords buying investment properties have announced a merger. Barratt has reached a £2.5 billion...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Here We Go Again - demand for rental properties rising once more

Six in 10 landlords recorded increased tenant demand for their properties in the final quarter of 2023, Paragon Bank research has...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Under 30s Face An Impossible Task When Renting

Research by Zero Deposit, a deposit alternative service, claims that under-30s face an almost impossible task when it comes to current...

03 February 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Landlords prioritise ‘tenant quality’ over short term yields, says agent

A prominent London-focused agent and property consultant says landlords are prioritising long term ‘tenant quality’ over short term yields. Jo Eccles, founder...

02 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

Did most landlords actually expand their portfolios in 2023?

A majority of Buy to Let landlords have been focused on growing property portfolios in the last 12 months, and not...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Will Hunt listen to rental proposal that gives £10 billion to the Treasury?

Increasing the supply of homes for private rent would boost government finances by £10 billion, says the National Residential Landlords Association. The...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency key to property holding value - housing expert

A property expert claims capital values on properties should drop significantly if they are not considered appropriately energy efficient. “Homes which aren’t...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

What To Consider When Investing In A Holiday Let in 2024

If you're thinking of investing in a holiday home this year, there can be a lot to consider. From gathering insight to...

27 January 2024

From: Agent Advice

Scrap Stamp Duty for landlords urges respected independent expert

Paul Johnson - a director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies since 2011 and a visiting economics professor at University College...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters may become first time buyers with just one per cent deposit

The government is considering allowing renters to buy their first homes with just one per cent deposits, according  to press reports...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour council doubles tax on short lets and second homes

Labour-controlled Haringey Council in London says the owners of short lets and furnished holiday homes will be forced to pay double...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - the lessons the industry should learn

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on migrating away from the emergency rent controls introduced in September 2022 and extended...

20 January 2024

From: The Big Issues

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

Long-term population rise to put more pressure on rental market

There will be long term pressure on housing affordability and the private rental sector if demographic forecasts from a range of...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Normality Returns - London rental market returning to stability at last

Two new reports - from lettings agency Foxtons and data consultancy LonRes - show London’s rental market returning to pre-pandemic normality. Foxtons...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Record rent rise in 2023 according to new government figures

The Office for National Statistics says private rents in England experienced a 6.1 per cent rise in 2023, the sharpest annual...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Red Sea inflation fears put the brakes on rate cut fever

A prominent analyst says the threat of rising inflation caused by the Red Sea shipping attacks - on top of this...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Yield league table shows best (and worst) performing regions

A respected league table of yields in different parts of England and Wales has issued its latest figures. The Fleet Mortgages Buy-to-Let...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Control Mayor dismissed as “well meaning but naive”

Rents across the UK continue to retreat from their 2023 highs, falling by 2.9 per cent over the last three months,...

17 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

NRLA boss backs Labour Mayor’s clampdown on rogue landlords

Proposals for a ‘good landlord’ scheme in Greater Manchester have won the personal backing of the chief executive of the National...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Commercial landlords more optimistic despite economic headwinds - lender

Despite inflationary and mortgage volatility over the last 12 months, a mortgage lender claims over a third of commercial landlords are...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency of homes should determine social rent levels - call

A think tank says rents set in the social sector should reflect the energy efficiency of a property. It’s one of a...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Control proposals are complex, costly and won’t work - claim

New rent control proposals put forward by politicians are unnecessary and too costly according to a leading property expert.  David Alexander -...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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