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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

Rental Market set to strengthen as First Time Buyers hold back

Around half of first-time buyers say their prospects of owning a home are further away than ever due to the ongoing...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords Not Using Agents - view from a former ARLA president

How can letting agents attract new landlords when they’re all selling their portfolios? That’s a major question for the lettings industry –...

11 November 2023

From: Agent Advice

How much longer for Renters Reform details? Industry figure demands action

A PropTech entrepreneur has renewed his criticism of the government for failing to put flesh on the bones of the Renters...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent’s Message To Landlords - keep calm and carry on

The long-awaited Renters Reform Bill has been unveiled, as Ministers bid to address the housing crisis and create a fairer rental...

17 June 2023

From: Agent Advice

Angry reaction to latest rent controls suggestion

The National Residential Landlords Association has reacted angrily to the latest UK government to flirt with adopting the Scottish example of...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists want more anti-landlord measures even before Bill is published

Activists are demanding that the government stop landlords circumnavigating an imminent eviction ban by hiking rents so tenants leave anyway. The London...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - 12 major policies it's likely to contain

Housing Secretary Michael Gove says the long-awaited Renters Reform Bill, first promised in 2019, will finally be introduced into Parliament next...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Scrap Open-Ended Tenancies - landlords lobby government

Proposed government reforms of the private rented sector threaten to make it harder for students to enter higher education, according to...

13 March 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

Landlords ‘must accept Pets in Lets’ - campaign begins

Two of the UK’s highest profile animal welfare organisations want the government to introduce better protection for responsible tenants with pets. Dogs...

08 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform threatens access to higher education - claim

Government plans to reform the private rented sector risk making it more difficult for students to enter higher education. That’s the warning...

26 January 2023

From: Breaking News

The PRS in 2022: a Sector in Deep Freeze

An arctic wind has blown throughout the UK in December. Yet it feels that the private rented sector (PRS) has been...

17 December 2022

From: Rental Reform

Christmas message for Michael Gove - stop attacking landlords

Figures from across the private rental sector have written an open letter to Housing Secretary Michael Gove, calling for a halt...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks - rental sector facing biggest challenges in 30 years

I think 2022 can be summarised as ‘unsettling’ to say the least. With three prime ministers in less than six months,...

03 December 2022

From: Rental Reform

Generation Rent slams latest delay in Rental Reform laws

Despite a string of pledges on rental sector reform delivered in recent days by government ministers, including Housing Secretary Michael Gove,...

29 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Most landlords want hard-core rental reform - agent’s amazing claim

The large majority of players in the lettings industry wants the rental reform programme outlined by the government, an agent claims. Laura...

25 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Anti-Landlord Sentiment is Changing - now we need action

I often use this column to discuss the reputation of landlords and the broader private rented sector which, as we all...

19 November 2022

From: The Big Issues

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

Rental Reform - Time Is Of The Essence

The future of the private rented sector in England has been back under the Westminster spotlight in the last two weeks...

12 November 2022

From: Rental Reform

Collaboration: key to weathering the private rental crisis

The Private Rental Sector is undeniably in need of some assistance, as recent changes to legislation and global events have put...

05 November 2022

From: Rental Reform

Commons Rental Debate Today - Tory and Labour MPs to lead off

The MPs Natalie Elphicke and Lloyd Russell-Moyle are to lead a debate today in the House of Commons on the private rental...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

S21 and reform delays driving away landlords - claim

The time taken to introduce legislation reforming the private rented sector is triggering an exodus of landlords, a lettings industry chief...

01 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents’ chief to stick up for landlords at influential policy forum

Propertymark’s head of policy and campaigns, Timothy Douglas, will explain how investment in the private rented sector can be better incentivised when...

31 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Sunak Wins - what are his rental and housing policies?

Rishi Sunak has won the Conservative leadership campaign and is set to become Prime Minister tomorrow. Over the summer Sunak set out...

24 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Pets In Lets - pressure group wants more protection for landlords

A group wanting pets to be allowed in private rental properties says its research shows the issue is not opposition from...

12 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Angry activists accuse Truss of Section 21 betrayal

The government’s expected U-turn on the future of Section 21 eviction powers has provoked an explosion of anger from Generation Rent...

12 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform Delay allows proposals to be rewritten says industry chief

One of the highest profile figures in the lettings industry says the apparent inaction by government over rental reform gives an...

04 October 2022

From: Breaking News

More enforcement needed if rental reform ever actually happens - claim

More enforcement is required if the government is to introduce the scale of reforms it has called for in its recent...

28 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour unveils radical Renters Charter - more powers for tenants

Shadow housing minister Lisa Nandy has unveiled a Charter for Renters which she says will be implemented within 100 days of...

26 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Flaws and Uncertainties of the Rental Reform White Paper

For the last decade, successive Governments have promised a review of the rules around renting in the UK – in part...

24 September 2022

From: Rental Reform

It’s Time to Talk about Pet Friendly Properties

Landlords across the country will be aware of the government’s shiny new proposed policy package for the Private Rental Sector, released...

17 September 2022

From: Rental Reform

New housing department ministers - but will they ‘do’ housing?

Two new ministers have been appointed to the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. But at this stage it’s uncertain whether...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

State of the Lettings Industry - survey results revealed

PropTech firms Goodlord and Voich have released the findings of their annual State of the Lettings Industry survey. Some 2,600 agents, landlords...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform - will it actually happen under new government?

* Angels Media and Landlord Today are deeply saddened by the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II * - Agents are warning that...

09 September 2022

From: Breaking News

MP behind Rental Reform proposals resigns from government

The minister who was behind the controversial Renters Reform Bill and the accompanying White Paper has this morning resigned from the...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry's message to Truss government - reverse anti-landlord policies

The National Residential Landlords Association has issued its formal congratulations to Simon Clarke, the new Housing Secretary. But Ben Beadle, NRLA chief...

08 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

Free teach-in for landlords on eco-issues, court process and reform

A council is urging landlords to attend a conference looking at issues affecting the private rental sector.  The Renters Reform Bill, the...

01 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

Generation Rent job advertised on ‘working for an MP’ website

A job at the Generation Rent campaign group is being advertised on a site dedicated to jobs working for MPs. The post...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill not law until late 2023 or beyond

There is still time for landlords to influence the specific provisions of the Renters Reform Bill according to one of the...

08 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

Labour call for rent caps and landlords to pay tenant moving costs

London’s Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has claimed credit for many of the measures contained in the government’s Fairer Private Rented Sector...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Pressure mounting on landlords to accept pets in lets

New research from animal welfare charity Battersea - the new name for the Battersea Cats and Dogs Home - claims 50...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Have Your Say! Consultation opens on Rental Reform White Paper

The National Residential Landlords Association is asking all landlords - not just its members - to contribute to a consultation on...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform: would Sunak or Truss be best for landlords?

It’s just possible that the new Prime Minister - whether Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss - might just redress the imbalance...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

A Legal Take on the Rental Reform White Paper

On 16 June 2022, the Government introduced a White Paper called “A Fairer Rented Private Sector”. It proposes the biggest changes...

23 July 2022

From: Rental Reform

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

Sparks Will Fly - Campaigner for pets to face questions from landlords

Next week a webinar will give landlords and other property professionals an opportunity to put questions directly to one of the...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Legal Opinion - ending S21 will push up rents, force landlords out

Government plans to ban Section 21 evictions could push up rents and reduce rental stock, a property dispute expert is warning. Lee Pearce...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Periodic Tenancies - the danger to the lettings sector

As part of The Renters’ Reform White Paper, the UK government proposed that all tenants be moved onto a single system...

16 July 2022

From: Rental Reform

White Paper - government should beware unintended consequences

Unintended consequences. Let’s face it, they happen across lots of different areas of our lives. We start out with the best...

16 July 2022

From: Rental Reform

Stop knocking landlords!  Trade body’s key message to government

The National Residential Landlords Association has identified five key areas for its campaigning in the short term, as the Conservatives elect...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Boris Johnson supporters named as temporary housing ministers

The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has been packed with MPs loyal to outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as...

11 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Which Government is the lesser of two evils for property? 

Our politics seems pretty broken to me and whilst I don’t wish to take a side between one flavour or the...

09 July 2022

From: Agent Advice

Shamplina Speaks - It’s Key To Level With Landlords

Lack of rental stock is now the biggest challenge facing letting agents today. That is what every agent I’ve spoken to...

09 July 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Clarity Not Confusion - White Paper reforms must be detailed

With speculation about what happens next in Westminster at fever pitch, now isn’t the time to make predictions as to how...

09 July 2022

From: The Big Issues

Opinion: Is Rental Reform contaminated by Johnson’s involvement?

With the (eventual) departure of Boris Johnson, the next question for landlords and indeed much of the property industry is: What’s going...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

What do you feel about the State Of The Lettings Industry?

PropTech companies Goodlord and Vouch have come together to call for input for their State Of The Lettings Industry report. And with...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

New Housing Secretary announced as Johnson begins caretaker role

Greg Clark is the new Housing Secretary, with responsibilities including steering the Renters' Reform Bill through parliament. He is part of a...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Architects of pro-tenant policies stay loyal to Johnson

Cabinet minister Michael Gove and junior minister Eddie Hughes - architects of the pro-renter White Paper issued last month - are staying...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords cannot recoup repair costs after pet damage - report

Landlords typically spend hundreds of pounds repairing properties damaged by pets, but unable to recoup their costs.  That’s the claim from industry...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Tory MP breaks cover to back White Paper pets in lets proposal

Little may have been heard of Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell in recent months but he has broken his silence to back...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform - time to influence, says Agent Rainmaker

Now is the time to lobby the Government on the detail of the Renters Reform Bill. That’s the message from the expert...

02 July 2022

From: Rental Reform

Rental Reform: Build To Rent sector takes credit for many proposals

An organisation that helps promote the Build To Rent sector says BTR should take credit for many of the changes proposed...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Reforms can create a professional PRS - if it’s properly policed

Leading rental payment platform PayProp has welcomed the added protections for landlords and renters outlined in the UK government’s rental reform...

25 June 2022

From: Rental Reform

End of Section 21 no reason to quit buy to let - Shamplina

Landlords should not be downbeat about the scrapping of Section 21 eviction powers as proposed in the rental reform White Paper. That’s...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists want pet insurance costs taken from existing deposits

The Generation Rent group of activists says it has concerns over the broad proposals to allow landlords to charge for additional...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Why do Rental Reforms favour tenants?

Trade bodies have vigorously lobbied government during the two and a half year process leading to the delivery of the Fairer...

18 June 2022

From: Rental Reform

Is Rental Reform just a diversion for Boris? ask suppliers

Thank goodness the uncertainty is over - but is it all too skewed towards tenants? That’s the worry of suppliers as Daniel...

18 June 2022

From: Rental Reform

Activists' Victory? What campaigners think of the White Paper

One of the highest profile advocates of widespread reform in the private rental sector has been Baroness Alicia Kennedy, director of...

18 June 2022

From: Rental Reform

The 12 Key Points from the Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper

The architects of the Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper have been housing minister Eddie Hughes MP, Housing Secretary Michael Gove...

18 June 2022

From: Rental Reform

Shelter love-in with government over rental reform measures

The campaigning charity Shelter - once a critic of government policies over letting agents and landlords - has given a ringing...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Pets In Lets: deposit firm gives landlords tips on how to prepare

The Deposit Protection Service has given landlords tips on how to prepare their homes for pets because, it says, the single...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Power swings to tenants under Government Reform Measures

The government has released the full details of what it calls the Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper. This is to form...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Reforms must win confidence of landlords, says NRLA chief

The chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association says the devil is in the detail when it comes to the...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords Must Take Pets - government announcement likely

What looks suspiciously like a government leak to the Daily Mail says the long-awaited Rental Reform White Paper will be unveiled...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Will Renters Reform Bill be delayed by Boris Johnson clinging to power?

Overnight speculation of a Cabinet reshuffle has yet again led to uncertainty over the Renters’ Reform Bill, pledging a radical shake-up...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Don't Delay - Shelter wants Section 21 scrapping accelerated

Campaigning charity Shelter wants the government to fast-track its pledge to scrap Section 21 eviction powers. The government pledged a White Paper...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords rushing evictions to beat S21 ban - lawyer’s claim

The abolition of Section 21 eviction notices could lead to a surge in evictions by private landlords anxious to sell before...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords’ critics rejoice as government caves in to their demands

Activists have expressed their delight that the government has “listed to the voice of renters” in its provisions for widespread reform...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - in the government’s own words

This is the entirety of the detail given by the government about the Renters’ Reform Bill, confirmed in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech. --- Renters Reform...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists ask Boris Johnson to begin rental reform process tomorrow

Activists from pressure groups and London-focussed tenants’ bodies have handed in a letter to 10 Downing Street asking the Prime Minister...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Politicians To Decide Future Shape of the Private Rental Sector

A report from the Public Accounts Committee on the regulation of the private rented sector (PRS) was issued with little notice...

07 May 2022

From: Rental Reform

Pets Ban: Tenant ‘MARRIES’ cat to ensure it moves to rental property

Bizarre but true - a tenant has undergone a pseudo-marriage ceremony with her cat in a bid to get around any...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform White Paper ‘may be pushed back until October’

Landlord Action supremo Paul Shamplina says he anticipates the long-awaited Rental Reform White Paper may now be delayed further, possibly until...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform - are landlords and tenants that far apart?

Renting is changing. That’s what we keep being told by the Government as it prepares the ground for its renters’ reform...

23 April 2022

From: Rental Reform

Landlords look out: Nine key changes in 2022

Whether you own a leasehold or freehold property, if you’re an HMO landlord who rents out rooms, individual flats or even...

23 April 2022

From: The Big Issues

BBC wants to get to bottom of rental stock shortage

Landlords are being invited to let the BBC know what it believes lies behind the current rental market stock shortage.  The corporation...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

MPs condemn rental conditions, councils and government

A senior committee of MPs claims that it’s “too difficult for renters to realise their legal right to a safe and...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Here we go again! Activists prepare new attack on landlords

Rental activists have made clear that they are not going to stop when their objective to scrap Section 21 eviction powers...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls Campaign takes to the streets this weekend

A pressure group of campaigners highly critical of landlords and letting agents is organising protests at cities this weekend. Acorn - which...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing minister consults with activists over rental reforms

Housing minister Eddie Hughes MP has met with activists to discuss the government’s reform proposals for the private rental sector.  They were...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform White Paper - has it been delayed AGAIN?

The government appears to have admitted that the long-awaited Rental Reform White Paper has now been delayed yet again, this time...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists demand indefinite tenancies at heart of rental reform

The Renters’ Reform Coalition, a combination of some 20 groups of activists wanting to transform the lettings sector, has set its...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords try to head off rent controls plans by politicians

The National Residential Landlords Association is trying to head off the growing clamour for rent controls by setting out its own...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

At Last! - Evidence shows most tenants like their homes and landlords

The significant majority of private renters are happy with their properties, status and their landlords according to a new survey. A report...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords should wise-up, not sell-up - and use a lettings agent

Agents’ trade body Propertymark says landlords should wise-up by using a letting agent to improve yields, rather than sell-up because of...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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