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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

Planning consent needed to become Airbnb in this area

A council has become the first to require home owners to secure planning consent before their property can be used as...

19 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Another council launches small HMO licensing consultation

Enfield council in North London is running a consultation on its proposals for a licensing scheme for small, shared HMOs in...

19 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

Bank of England must pull its finger out on rates - experts

The latest inflation figures mean there’s no excuse for the Bank of England to keep interest rates at their current high,...

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

Lloyds Bank launches bid to become major player in rental sector

Lloyds Bank - already a player of growing importance in the Build To Rent niche - is now to publish what...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords give five ways to boost council housing supply long-term

A group of 20 major local authorities - the biggest social landlords in England - have sent an open letter 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

Pressure to be eco-friendly drives demand for new builds - claim

A new sentiment survey by Knight Frank reveals a shift in housing preferences, with one-fifth of respondents expressing an interest in...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market has high hopes for imminent rate cut

The average price of a home coming to the market for sale has dipped 0.4% in the past month says Rightmove.  This...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

What Britain's Biggest Landlord Tells Its Tenants

Housing has emerged as a key talking point during Labour's first few days in government. This comes at a fractious time for...

13 July 2024

From: Agent Advice

What HMO Landlords should know about Licensing and Planning

Understanding Article 4 is crucial for HMO landlords and one legal expert says there is a big difference between HMO licensing...

13 July 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Top Tips to Reduce Your Reliance on Fossil Fuels

Introducing renewable energy into your home can improve energy self-sufficiency, reduce electricity bills and contribute to a healthier environment. The Eco Experts...

13 July 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Generation Rent and trade union turn on “criminal landlords”

Activist group Generation Rent has produced a report in tandem with a trades union, focusing on key worker tenants - and...

12 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Council wants private landlords to help solve its homelessness crisis

A council has thanked private landlords who have helped it cope with a homelessness crisis - but it says it wants...

12 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Massive change to Airbnb rules likely be agreed next week

A council is next week considering a move which is seen as a trigger for wider national policy changes regarding Airbnbs...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer urges landlords to make long-term investments

TV property guru Phil Spencer says landlords would be wise to make long-term investments despite their strong position in the current...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Doubt cast on interest rate cut next month

One of the Bank of England monetary policy committee members has advised against a cut in base rate on August 1. Jonathan...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Index shows growth but house price below last year’s level

The latest e.surv index shows that house prices in England and Wales are, on average, still some 1.6% below the level...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Several Mortgage Rate cuts in near future, says leading analyst

The Labour landslide victory in last week’s election won’t change the weather when it comes to mortgage rates, a leading analyst...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices to rise rest of 2024 and next year - Halifax

UK house prices stayed relatively flat for the third successive month in June, according to figures released over the weekend by...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour’s Rental Reform Agenda - getting it right

As the new Labour Government settles into power, rental reform will be one of the items at the top of the...

06 July 2024

From: Rental Reform

Message To Labour - Give Us The Details!

With a historic majority for Keir Starmer and the Labour Party, there can be no doubt over which party will be...

06 July 2024

From: Rental Reform

Government must build 120,000 homes to keep rent rises ‘normal’

Rightmove says the government elected today must build 120,000 homes to help return rents to what it believes are normal levels,...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Custodial sentence for landlord who broke fire safety laws

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has prosecuted a landlord for failing to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005,...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

High-end house prices stagnate due to election uncertainty

Price growth in high-value prime areas has been put on hold given uncertainty surrounding the General Election, according to the latest...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Scam warning to landlords after eight fake contracts

The police are urging landlords and tenants to be extra vigilant following a number of reports of rental scams. Since the start...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Most landlords would fit EV car charger if asked by tenant - claim

A survey claims that 86 per cent of freehold landlords with a suitable property would install an electric vehicle (EV) charge...

02 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

Shock figures show under a third of landlords back Tories in election

Only 31.8% of landlords questioned in a large survey back the Tories in next week’s election. Although this is the largest individual...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants should ask landlords these questions, says Build To Rent giant

Build To Rent giant Grainger has issued a checklist of questions which it advises tenants to ask their landlords before agreeing...

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

Renters ‘may be put off buying by over-strict mortgage regulation’

Mortgage industry research on affordability estimates that the cumulative shortfall in first-time buyer numbers since the financial crisis reached 3.1m by...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC figures show tax soaring again as frozen thresholds bite

With the General Election campaign increasingly focusing on tax - on property and other assets and income - new figures from...

25 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

Landlords' trade body sets out three key election ‘asks’

The National Residential Landlords Association has set out what it calls “three key asks” of the new government to protect and...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord caused “significant risk to health” of tenants - fined £20k

A landlord has been ordered to pay more than £20,000 after being found guilty of offences related to the living conditions...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

More Lenders woo buy to let investors with revised rates

Mortgage lenders are continuing a mix of cutting rates and changing criteria in a bid to woo buy to let investors. Precise...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Propertymark’s View on Improving Private Rental Sector Regulation

A call has come from the Welsh Government  to conduct an evaluation of Rent Smart Wales and its objectives.  There has been...

22 June 2024

From: Rental Reform

Flip Smarter, Not Harder: The Lendlord Advantage

As a seasoned landlord, you've likely witnessed the UK property market's ups and downs. But have you considered flipping as a...

21 June 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Interest Rate Decision announced by Bank of England

The Bank of England has kept base interest rate at 5.25%. Some industry figures hoped for a cut following yesterday’s inflation news,...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

No Chance of Interest Rate Cut Today despite inflation good news

Experts say there is no chance of a cut in interest rates being announced by the Bank of England ’s Monetary...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

EPCs dismissed as “inaccurate” and “unhelpful”

Energy Performance Certificates can be riddled with inaccuracies and give unhelpful advice to property owners. That’s the view of consumer service...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental Growth Stabilising with only one area seeing rents fall

Rental growth seems to be stabilising, says lettings agency Hamptons.   It says the cost of a newly let home in Great Britain...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Farage ’will reverse S24 Landlord Tax Change within 100 days’

Nigel Farage has pledged that his Reform UK party would reverse the Section 24 landlord tax changes within 100 days. Section 24...

18 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

Election Delay - some sellers hold back until after July 4

Rightmove says that while much of the housing market is carrying on regardless, some higher end potential vendors are now sitting...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Shock Figures show New-Build levels plummeting further

The year to March 2024 saw the fewest new housing sites consented than during any 12-month period since the data collection...

15 June 2024

From: The Big Issues

Third Term Lucky for Mayor Sadiq Khan?

So Sadiq Khan has succeeded in winning a third term as Mayor of London – albeit with a smaller majority than...

15 June 2024

From: Agent Advice

Refurb-To-Let products target landlords improving properties

Paragon Bank has launched a new refurb-to-let deal, offering landlords finance to upgrade their properties. The two refurb-to-let products are designed for...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Radical EPC Targets and Rent Controls are latest party pledges

Another raft of General Election pledges have been made to transform the private rental sector - this time from the Green...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lee O'Brien, Managing Director of iad UK

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I’m Lee O’Brien, Managing Director of iad UK. In your experience,...

11 June 2024

From: 60 Second Interview

Airbnb Clampdown, S21 Scrapped, and other manifesto pledges

The Liberal Democrats have set out a predictable set of pledges in their manifesto for next mon this election, centred on...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation steady as house prices show no major movements

Average house prices remained broadly stable in May, down just 0.1% on a monthly basis. This actually took the annual rate of...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

The Renters Reform Bill is Over: so what now?

Now a date for the General Election has been set, the Renters (Reform) Bill has expired with the proroguing and effective...

08 June 2024

From: Rental Reform

Rental Manifesto Wishlist - one letting agent chief's demands

Fiscal reform for the private rented sector  We’ve already seen some landlords leaving the private rented sector because of substantially increased taxes....

08 June 2024

From: Agent Advice

Five Ways to Boost Holiday Let Profitability in Peak Season

The days of simply listing your property on Airbnb and waiting for the bookings to roll-in are sadly over. With the...

08 June 2024

From: The Big Issues

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

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

Agency appears not to know Renters Reform Bill is dead

A lettings agency has issued a statement seeking to woo landlords  and says the “forthcoming legislative changes such as the Rental...

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

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

Danger Weed - is your property at risk?

Invasive plant species such as Japanese knotweed are developing much earlier in 2024 due to the warm, wet winter, a plant...

01 June 2024

From: Top tips & guides

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

At Last! Senior agent stands up for holiday homes and second properties

A senior Propertymark figure has made the case for second and holiday homes - against the recent trend of criticism. The issue...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Calling Landlords - what do you think of student accommodation?

A survey by an organisation called the International Union of Property Owners is seeking UK private landlords’ views on student accommodation. A...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Sell off of Airbnbs leads to glut of properties on market

There’s been a big rise in the supply of homes for sale - 20% up on this time last year. This is...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Why It No Longer Pays To Be A Landlord

New figures released by Savills, and published by The Times, show exactly why it no longer makes sense to be a...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Management in 2024: How Tech is Transforming the Game

Managing rental properties, whether you have a few or a dozen, can be a juggling act. Tenancy management, bills, payments, and...

28 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Council kicks out private tenants while charging landlords £1,000

A council which this week announced that it would charge landlords almost £1,000 for a licence, is now being accused of kicking...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA will work with new government on next Renters Reform Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association says it’s “hugely disappointing” that the Renters Reform Bill will not become law. This is despite the...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Golden Visa in Spain – Discussions with a Lawyer  

Sean Woolley, managing director of Cloud Nine Spain sought clarification on the situation with the Golden Visa scheme in Spain from...

25 May 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Airbnb Bonanza - huge rise in short let property numbers

Figures publicised in a new House of Commons report suggests there’s been a huge rise in the number of short lets...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rate Cut on ice and Mortgage Lending to slow during Election

One of the country’s leading independent mortgage brokers is warning that lending may be slower during the General Election campaign period...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Right To Buy set to slash housing stock still further - warning

England’s dwindling social housing stock is poised to plummet by an additional 189,000 properties through the controversial Right to Buy scheme...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Only 1-in-20 tenants knows much about Renters Reform Bill - survey

Despite a plethora of press releases and statements from pro-tenant groups, it appears only one-in-20 renters knows details of the Renters...

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

Rent rises stabilising across the country says Hamptons

The annual pace of rental growth on newly let homes in Great Britain continued to slow in April, with growth falling...

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

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

Has Sadiq Khan Delivered Enough New Homes for London?

Research by PropTech firm APRAO has asked whether London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has delivered on new homes for the capital. On...

18 May 2024

From: The Big Issues

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

It's For Life - New loan covers lifecycle of property, not just purchase

Real estate finance and investment business TAB has launched a long-term lending service extending to all stages of a property’s life...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Want to serve on Build To Rent’s new trade body?

The trade body representing the Build To Rent industry wants to recruit people from that sector to sit in its board. The...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

New Build premiums hit decade-high levels across most of Britain

A study by property software firm APRAO shows new-build house price premiums at their highest in a decade. The supplier analysed existing...

17 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

Here We Go Again: Renters Reform Bill back in Parliament this week

The Renters Reform Bill returns to Parliament this week, with a First Reading of the measure in the House of Lords...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert: Section 21 court appeal’s far-reaching consequences

Landlord Alert: Section 21 appeal may have far-reaching consequences  A case being considered by the Court of Appeal could have far reaching...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Half of councils can't be bothered to collect fines from landlords

Data gathered by the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) shows that less than half the fines levied against rogue landlords have...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Pets and Rental Reform - A Growing Worry for Landlords

As landlords across England brace themselves for the implementation of the Renters Reform Bill, a lettings agency chain - Leaders Romans...

11 May 2024

From: Agent Advice

What Can Landlords Buy for the Average House Price?

Brand new data from online mortgage broker Mojo Mortgages has revealed significant differences in the types of properties the average UK house...

11 May 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Up-and-Coming London Rental Hotspots revealed in new analysis

New data from flat share website SpareRoom has revealed what it calls “the up-and-coming London rental hotspots” with properties further away...

11 May 2024

From: The Big Issues

Bank of England reveals interest rate decision

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has held base rate at 5.25% for the sixth time in a row. The news...

09 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

Re-elected Labour Mayor pledges crackdown on rogue landlords

The newly re-elected Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester - Andy Burnham - wants to end Right To Buy on new-build homes...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers aim for smaller properties despite prices stay roughly static

House prices last month were just 1.1% higher than April 2023, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index. The average house...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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