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KEYWORD "Zoopla" - 100 RESULTS
MPs want Local Housing Allowance and other benefits updated annually

An all-party House of Commons committee is calling on Local Housing Allowance to be updated automatically and annually. LHA rates have been...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Working From Home adds to pressure to raise rents - claim

Towns within commuting distance of big cities have seen some of the UK’s largest rent rises in recent years, says Zoopla. The...

11 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

Rent control activists play the mental health card

A survey by an activist group suggests that one in three tenants claim that their private renting conditions are impacting their...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Backfired! Rent Controls lead to Higher Rents, says Zoopla

Analysis by Zoopla says rent controls introduced in Scotland have directly led to higher rents. The property portal’s research team has analysed...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental listings should include energy efficiency details - new call

An energy industry supplier claims that the housing sector in the UK offers too little help for those wanting to live...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Letting agents could face regulation under Labour amendment tactic

Labour is using a Bill currently going through Parliament as a backdoor method to introduce the regulation of lettings, estate and...

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

Time for Investors to Buy? Discounts rise to £18,000

House prices fell 1.2 per cent in the past year, according to a new Zoopla report out today, with average discounts...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Hunt’s dramatic Local Housing Allowance move not enough for activists

Many have welcomed the move by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to unfreeze the Local Housing Allowance - but some tenant activists say...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation to slam into reverse again in 2024 - forecast

Zoopla is warning that there will be further house price falls in 2024 on top of the 4.5 per cent drop...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Pet charity insists Renters Reform Bill must become law rapidly

Battersea, the charity behind the Pet Friendly Properties campaign, says the Renters Reform Bill must become law as soon as possible. Battersea...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech platform gives instant comms between landlords and tenants

A new rental property listings platform - called Krispyhouse - allows landlords and tenants to communicate directly, without letting agents acting...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Traditional Lettings Market Returns to London says Foxtons

It’s taken some time but one of London’s biggest lettings agencies says a ‘traditional’ lettings market has returned to the capital.  Last...

17 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

Lettings market slowing in prime property locations

Rental growth in prime regional markets has started to slow, following runaway growth over the past three years. That’s the view from...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Will Labour end “travesty” of frozen Housing Allowance?

The ongoing freeze on housing benefit rates is a travesty that needs reversing immediately, the National Residential Landlords Association is warning.  The...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Supply Shortage Reinforces Need for Regulation Re-think

This is back-to-school season and for the majority of university students who choose to move away from their family home during...

07 October 2023

From: Rental Reform

Discounts Grow for Landlords Expanding Portfolios - Zoopla

The housing market remains a buyers’ market, with 80 per cent more homes for sale than in September 2021 according to...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Typical tenant pays £2,800 more per year than in 2020 - Zoopla

Zoopla has given its latest market update on the private rental sector, with the headline rent rise now being 10.5 per...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s your buy-to-let worth?

As the ‘big buy-to-let’ sell off gathers momentum, we take a look ways you can guestimate the value of your rental...

14 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Typical buy to let sold 25% below wider market price - Zoopla

Zoopla says a buy to let property sold off by a landlord is “typically priced 25 per cent lower than the...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

NRLA boosts services to landlords after big PropTech investment

The National Residential Landlords Association is moving into PropTech by providing a platform for safety compliance and one for managing aspects...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s Grim Down South - capital appreciation tumbles in the south

New data from Zoopla this morning makes grim reading for landlords, especially those reliant on capital appreciation and with investment properties...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents' View - How Is The Lettings Market Right Now?

Over recent years, as successive governments have tightened lettings legislation and increased the tax burden on landlords, some with investment properties...

12 August 2023

From: Agent Advice

Capital Appreciation to dip for next two years - warning

The latest market snapshot from Zoopla suggests landlords’ capital appreciation over the second half of this year depends almost entirely on...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons figures show rents and demand dip slightly in London

New figures from London-focussed agency Foxtons show applicant demand up 19 per cent in June, as the capital enters the peak...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Successive Chancellors (we’re looking at you Gordon Brown and George Osborne) have monkeyed around with the market as if it was...

15 July 2023

From: The Big Issues

Beat the base rate shock

If you are a landlord looking for the silver lining in a dark cloud, June’s interest rate decision will have certainly...

13 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Renters expand search areas as affordability bites

Annual growth in rental values continues to increase in the traditionally busy summer months, with little sign of an imminent slowdown.  This...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

The NRLA Demands Change in the Private Rental Sector

Across the country landlords and renters are struggling as mortgage costs soar, tax hikes bite and uncertainty remains about the impact...

08 July 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Gove wants to extend measures in Renters Reform Bill - BBC report

The BBC says discussions are underway to extend the Renters Reform Bill to specifically outlaw any rental listing banning families and benefit recipients...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers accepting low offers - is this an opportunity for landlords?

New data from Zoopla shows that 42 per cent of sellers are accepting offers over five per cent below the asking price...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

The Best Buy To Let Areas in the UK

When choosing a buy-to-let property, there are many elements that need to be balanced in order to get the biggest return...

17 June 2023

From: Agent Advice

Sales of buy to lets now a big factor in housing market

Some 11 per cent of the homes on sale right now are owned by landlords quitting the private rental sector. That’s the...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord Exodus? What Landlord Exodus?

I have read a great deal in the media recently about a mass landlord ‘exodus’. The story goes along the lines of...

20 May 2023

From: Rental Reform

Huge tax losses caused by rental crackdown - NRLA claim

Tax changes in the private rented sector have contributed to the loss of £1.5 billion in Treasury revenue, according to a...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord opportunities to buy - five-figure discounts on homes

The asking-to-achieved price gap has widened to its largest for five years according to new data from Zoopla.  While sales volumes have...

28 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord sales may slow as buyers sit tight until Easter

Any landlord quitting the market and selling up may find demand from buyers muted until Easter. That’s the warning from Zoopla which...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

A Perfect Storm for London Renters?

The perennial shortage of new homes in the capital has now collided with a sharp increase in government regulation, a tripling...

28 January 2023

From: The Big Issues

Government finally admits it - there aren’t enough homes to rent

It appears that the government has finally woken up to the fact that there are too few rental homes to meet...

12 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Small-scale landlords exit but portfolio ones stay the course

An upbeat trading statement from buy to let mortgage lender Paragon suggests that the sector is relatively healthy, but losing many...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales market in decline - “widespread repricing” warns Zoopla

Zoopla says a “widespread repricing” is underway in the sales market, but with no sign of cooling yet in the lettings...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

The Deck’s Stacked Against Renters - Gove may be a lifeline 

Renters don’t have it easy. Housemates can be unpredictable, rules can be strict, but worst of all – it’s expensive.  Most tenants...

19 November 2022

From: Rental Reform

Hunt  and Sunak missed the chance to  boost rental supply - claim

The government’s Autumn Statement yesterday missed the opportunity to boost supply for the private rental sector, it’s been claimed.  Ben Beadle, chief...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Sunak, Gove & Co have broken the private rental sector - new claim

The main landlords’ trade body has blasted the government for ‘breaking’ the private rented sector through laws, measures and comments deliberately...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent rises to moderate following interest rate bombshell - forecast

Rent rises could finally be set to slow down because more housing stock is becoming available due to the cost of...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation Threat - Zoopla is latest to forecast price drop

Zoopla has now joined Knight Frank and Lloyds Bank in forecasting a price drop in 2023. The property website’s executive director, Richard...

31 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Taxes, Rent Freeze and red tape will drive out landlords - Zoopla

There is no real prospect of improved rental supply in the near term as private landlords continue to sell off homes...

14 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Frustrated first time buyers may have to continue renting

New data from Zoopla suggests that growing concern about the cost of living crisis and in particular rising interest rates may...

26 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Low-income tenants face ‘housing black hole’ says Zoopla

Zoopla is warning that low-income renters across England are facing a ‘housing black hole’ due to soaring rents and the freeze...

26 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation to rumble into 2023 despite gradual slowdown

Zoopla’s latest house price index suggests capital appreciation will rumble into next year despite the slowdown.  Levels of price growth will return...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

If you’re selling, do so soon - capital appreciation is slowing

Landlords are still enjoying substantial capital appreciation - but the latest Zoopla house price index reveals the lowest rate of monthly...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rising rents now massive problem for older tenants too, claims analyst

A prominent financial analyst says the fast-rising costs of renting mean tenants are becoming less financially resilient - and this applies...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Furnished or Unfurnished? What’s the rental difference?

A new survey claims to show the rent differences between furnished and unfurnished homes to let in various cities. For example London...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Government Beware - you're driving landlords out of the sector

Landlords are in danger of losing the narrative again. With rental inflation hitting record levels, much of the noise we see in...

11 June 2022

From: The Big Issues

Capital appreciation still high for landlords - but slowdown looms

A new survey by Zoopla suggests the average property price has hit £250,200 for the first time - but a slowdown...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent rises to moderate by year end as affordability bites - Zoopla

The surge in rents will subside and the market will normalise before the end of the year. That’s the prediction from Zoopla...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent on rent freeze and eviction ban warpath again

Activists in Generation Rent have repeated once again their call for a rent freeze and yet another eviction ban.  “Rents have been...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Official stats show smaller rent rise than rival figures suggest

Contrary to recent figures from Zoopla and others, pointing to double-digit rental inflation in the past year, official statistics show the...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Soaring rents keep rest of housing market buoyant - analyst

A business analyst has given an interesting interpretation of the soaring rental market - and says it keeps the wider sales...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Renters under pressure as cost of living crisis hits - Zoopla

The highest rental growth since the Global Financial Crisis, coupled with the cost of living crisis, is putting increased pressure on...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords hit with higher stamp duty thanks to house price surge

Landlords are being hit with more stamp duty as they expand their portfolios, thanks to the house price surge pushing homes...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time Landlords: key tips to remember in buy to let

Has there ever been a better time to buy-to-let?  Zoopla just last week revealed that demand and rent prices, especially in city...

19 February 2022

From: Top tips & guides

Check EPCs before buying new investment properties - advice

A prominent buy to let mortgage provider is advising landlords to ensure they check EPCs and energy efficiency issues on properties...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Switch from long-term lets to Airbnb 'worsens housing crisis'

Landlords selling up or converting to short lets have led to a growing housing crisis, according to a trade body of...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Regional Rents Bounce. And London Is Next…

Earlier this week Zoopla released some rather healthy statistics on the UK rental market. In recent months, the rental market has been...

20 November 2021

From: Top tips & guides

Landlords on top at last in prime central London rental sector

After two years in the doldrums and high levels of over supply, prime central London is at last a landlord’s rental...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental growth highest for over a decade says Zoopla

Acute tenant demand over the third quarter of 2021 has propelled UK rental growth to its highest level for over a...

16 November 2021

From: Breaking News

HMRC discovers huge numbers of landlords avoiding paying tax

A national accountancy firm says HM Revenue & Customs has discovered huge numbers of landlords avoiding paying tax - as many as...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

The view from Build To Rent: We’re better placed to improve quality

The dynamic of the private rental market has been changing in recent years. There's been a decline in private landlords, yet almost...

09 October 2021

From: Industry Views

More landlords selling up according to latest Zoopla research

More landlords are quitting the sector and bringing properties to the sales market, according to research from Zoopla.  In its latest snapshot...

29 September 2021

From: Breaking News

New lettings industry forum to include landlords’ spokesman

Ben Beadle, chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association, is to sit on a new Lettings sector body set up...

24 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental properties letting almost a week faster than in 2020

Zoopla says rental properties are typically letting almost a week faster than a year ago. It claims that with supply and demand...

16 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental sector critic says affordability crisis now at boiling point

A mortgage expert who is a prominent sceptic about the lettings market has stepped up his criticisms, saying renting is no...

15 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Cities Are Back! Rental growth best for years thanks to city renaissance

The UK rental market has revved up amidst a sharp rise in demand for city living, driving the highest rate of...

08 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords with houses see dramatic uplift in capital appreciation

Landlords with houses in their portfolios will have seen a dramatic increase in their capital value according to Zoopla. It says demand...

28 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Online rental management platform seeks crowdfunding cash

An online platform that places landlords’ listings on portals and manages bookings is seeking new funding through the Seedrs crowdfunding site. Smarthost...

08 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Government comes clean - it wants home owners, not renters

Housing minister Chris Pincher has made the most explicit admission yet of the government’s desire to diminish the private rental sector. In...

23 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Are you prepared to give more property details to letting agents?

Several high-flying lettings sector bodies say rental properties advertised on portals should carry much more upfront information. This means landlords who use agents...

22 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax threat makes landlords consider selling - Zoopla

One of the country’s leading property experts says landlords are now reassessing their portfolios as a result of possible Capital Gains...

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let sell-off underway as Capital Gains Tax threat rises

Landlords are exiting the office on greater numbers since the government called for a review of Capital Gains Tax last year, claims...

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Houses letting much more quickly than apartments in city centres

New research out this morning suggests that Coronavirus continues to change the lettings landscape, with houses now renting more quickly than a...

09 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Government panned for missing out landlords in new EPC enforcement

The government has been slammed for missing out landlords in proposals to enforce new energy efficiency regulations. Propertymark - the trade group...

21 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords can list their properties for free - but you must be quick

Landlords with London properties have a short-term opportunity to list and let them for free - but they’ll have to be...

23 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Shelter says many landlords think they can get away with discrimination

A BBC investigation into ‘No DSS’ statements on two prominent landlord websites has provoked campaigning charity Shelter into an attack on the...

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Prominent landlord websites may be unlawfully discriminating, claims BBC

An investigation by the BBC has found that 80 per cent of advertisements on two websites used by landlords say people...

18 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords can list properties free with agency during December

A London lettings agency is offering landlords the opportunity to list and let properties for free this month.  The offer comes from...

11 December 2020

From: Breaking News

New analysis of London's yield and capital growth hotspots

An analysis by a lettings management service has identified those parts of London with the strongest yields and capital growth in...

07 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Top tips on investing in student HMOs

HMOs are an important part of the UK housing market as they offer students and young professionals affordable accommodation. There is...

10 November 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

It's a two-tier rental market with London trailing badly

Zoopla says it’s a two-tier market with London trailing badly trailing the rest of the country. UK rents outside London are up...

10 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed - where there are the strongest levels of rental demand

A new survey of 700 landlords from a respected buy to let lender reveals the regions with the strongest levels of...

20 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords – here’s how to create the perfect property listing

Despite another national lockdown seemingly on the horizon, the property market remains resilient, with the stamp duty holiday and other initiatives...

05 October 2020

From: Sponsored Content

First-time buyers frozen out of the market

Demand for rented homes looks set to increase in the coming months as new data suggests that many people who do...

30 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Zooploma attracts 25,000 BTL landlords and investors in just over a week

Zoopla has attracted around 25,000 property investors and landlords just over a week after launching Zooploma, a two week email programme...

17 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Property prices stable as pent-up demand leads to quicker home sales

Residential property prices look set to hold firm for the remainder of the year - despite the onset of recession and...

27 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Top 10 property features to attract tenants in London

With the latest report from Zoopla showing that rents look set to drop to their lowest level in almost six years, landlords...

10 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Annual rent price growth rate slows

Average UK rents slowed in the second quarter of the year as the coronavirus pandemic took its toll. Zoopla’s latest quarterly Rental...

06 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Strong tenant demand for unfurnished properties

A majority of tenants are looking for unfurnished homes, new research shows.  Online property management platform Howsy analysed existing rental property listings...

04 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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