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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

Landlords invited to discuss practical ways to boost energy efficiency

Landlords interested in improving energy efficiency in their investment properties can see and hear tips on how to do it at...

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

Energy Efficiency - Funding Options for Retro-fitting Properties

In the drive for the UK to be net zero by 2050, residential landlords are facing costly green refurbishments.   Already, landlords...

06 August 2022

From: Tax & Finance

Pets In Lets - can landlords and tenants REALLY agree on this?

Industry supplier the Lettings Hub has brought together industry leads from across the lettings and pet sectors to discuss how to...

06 August 2022

From: The Big Issues

Can quality appliances contribute to higher rental yield?

Homes in the rental sector are more likely to have old and inefficient appliances for tenants to use in order to...

05 August 2022

From: Sponsored Content

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

Shelter backs Citizens Advice concern over landlords passing on rebate

Campaigning charity Shelter has backed a call by consumer organisation Citizens Advice to seek government pledges that a £400 energy bill...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Police help council against rogue landlord with unlicensed HMO

A landlord has been fined £7,500 for letting an unlicensed HMO. Having ignored numerous requests and failing to renew the St Helen’s...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Historic low for voids as rental market under-supply goes on

Voids hit what has been described as an historic low in recent weeks, according to PropTech firm Goodlord. It says the average...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants in London co-living niche are getting older - new research

Renters opting for a shared property under the co-living model are older than ever before, according to new data from a...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Jason Harris-Cohen, Managing Director of Open Property Group

Who are you? My name is Jason Harris-Cohen and I am the Managing Director of Open Property Group. What is your company and...

02 August 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

Time to cash in your rental portfolio?

As landlords continue to exit the market, there seems to be no easy solution for selling. Owning a buy-to-let portfolio can be...

02 August 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Rent controls council pays housing boss £280,000 a year

Bristol’s Labour council has made a name for itself with policies shifting power from landlords to tenants. Earlier this year the Mayor,...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency enforcement warning to landlords

A council in Wales is warning landlords that enforcement action is on its way for those who fail to meet Minimum...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Electrical risk to tenants because of rental reform delays

Renters are being placed at unnecessary risk due to a delay in reforms that would allegedly give them greater protection, it’s...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords threatened with fixed penalties  and HMO licence suspensions

Landlords have been warned they risk fixed penalty notices and the loss of HMO licences if students leave rubbish in public...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords evicting long term tenants to switch to AirBnb, says council

A council claims that a substantial number of private landlords in its area have evicted long term tenants to make space...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Liz Truss says she wants to make it easier for tenants to buy homes

A review of the mortgage system would ensure that tenants’ records in paying rent would contribute towards their ability to secure...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords Should Act Now Against Failing Court System

It’s comforting to think that the UK has a well-established and effective judicial system. If we are wronged we can turn...

30 July 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Video: Can Simple Billing help Tenants in the Cost of Living Crisis?

The cost of living crisis is arguably impacting on the private rental tenant more than almost any other demographic. Is there...

30 July 2022

From: The Big Issues

Charity wants Thatcher's Right To Buy extended to private tenants

A charity, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, wants a form of Right To Buy to be given to private tenants.  Right To Buy...

29 July 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

Tenants’ ceiling collapse leads to fine for landlord and owner

A landlord and owner who failed to repair a serious water leak have been fined £4,000 after their tenants’ bathroom ceiling...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent To Own pilot scheme launched ahead of national roll-out

A new rent-to-own scheme means some tenants can save a slice of their rent to help build a deposit to buy. Financial...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents Roaring - rises at 15-year high according to latest survey

Rents across the UK rose by an average 2.47 per cent to £870 per calendar month during the second quarter 2022...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Super-App allows tenants to arrange viewings and make offers

A digital platform that claims it will “finally bring renting into the modern age” says it has secured £4.5m in funding. A...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Repayment Order threat hangs over unlicensed HMO landlord

A London landlord has been fined £1,000 for letting an unlicensed HMO in Tottenham. Having ignored numerous requests and failing to renew...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Clampdown on HMOs in 12 months time

A council says it’s going to introduce stricter regulations for HMOs - and it hasn’t yet even finished its formal consultation. Hounslow...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

3 things landlords offering ‘bills included’ tenancies should know

As the cost of energy spikes and the government rolls out new support, landlords and tenants involved in ‘bills included’ rental...

25 July 2022

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Need £3,000? - Cash incentive for landlords with the right properties

A council is offering a £3,000 cash incentive to any landlord of a three or four bedroom property available for immediate...

25 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

Summer Isn't Over Yet - Hot Tips for Landlords

So the heatwave is over - well, at least this week's heatwave is over. But who would bet against another with...

23 July 2022

From: The Big Issues

Government tells landlords: Pass on energy rebate to tenants

The government has repeated its demand that landlords pass on energy rebates to tenants. A written parliamentary question on this issue was...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

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

4 ways landlords can protect their tenants

As the providers of housing for tenants, landlords are responsible for ensuring the property is safe for those living in it. Various...

21 July 2022

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Experiment into new way to tackle renters’ anti-social behaviour

The government is investigating a new way to tackle renters’ anti-social behaviour in the social housing sector - through a new...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent launches Twitter attack on holiday lets

Generation Rent, which typically attacks all landlords and especially those involved in buy to let, has instead focussed its latest social...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Why you should consider letting your home internet-ready

A good broadband connection is one of the main amenities tenants expect from a rental property and something you, as a...

19 July 2022

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Property risks to watch out for as Britain faces record temperatures

Simply Business is one of the UK’s biggest providers of small business and landlord insurance. Insuring over 350,000 landlords has given...

18 July 2022

From: Property Investment & Strategy

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

Rightmove rewrites rental record books with new market highs

Average asking rents outside London have hit another new record of £1,126 per calendar month according to Rightmove. This figure, for the...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

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

City licensing scheme to cost landlords over £1,000 per property

New selective licensing measures are to be introduced across three parts of Leicester in a new clampdown on landlords. The combined areas...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Sub-letting fake landlord made over £2,500 per month

A fake landlord who made over £2,500 a month letting out a London that he didn’t own has been taken to...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords invited to join redress scheme governing body

Landlords are being invited to join the advisory council of the country’s largest lettings redress scheme. The Property Redress Scheme covers more...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Danny Wyrwoll, Sales & Marketing Director at Glide

  Who are you? Danny Wyrwoll What does it say on your business card? Sales & Marketing Director What is Glide? Glide are a...

11 July 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

Vast majority of tenants satisfied with landlord and rental property

The latest English Housing Survey report on the private rental sector gives the lie to the perception that most tenants are...

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

Allow us to charge tenants for pet damage - landlords demand

Landlord leaders are calling for a change to the Tenant Fees Act to allow renters to be charged for pet damage. Some...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Torment For Tenants - one analyst’s interpretation of latest house prices

Startling new housing market data has been interpreted as “torment for tenants” according to a business analyst. The latest Halifax house price...

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

Landlord pays thousands to tenants who threaten legal action

Two tenants who were amongst a group of activists in a battle with their landlord have written in a left-wing journal...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents roar ahead of pre-pandemic levels in prime areas - Savills

Rental growth continues to roar ahead across prime areas of London, according to Savills. Prime London rental values increased a further 3.3...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Clampdown on 'exempt' landlords exploiting vulnerable tenants

Unscrupulous landlords in the ‘exempt rental’ niche will be driven out by a new clampdown, the government insists. The exempt sector provides...

05 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

Agent Advice To Landlords - how to optimise your investment

London-focussed lettings agency Douglas & Gordon gives its rundown on what new landlords should know to get the most out of...

02 July 2022

From: Agent Advice

Government has itself to blame for AirBnb bonanza - claim

The government only has itself to blame for the explosion in AirBnb and other short lets properties. That’s the view of the...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords slammed for discriminating on grounds of sexual orientation

An activist group that campaigns against landlords has accused some of discriminating against tenants on the ground of their sexual orientation. Baroness...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Re-offending landlord hit with big fine over ‘death trap’ home

A re-offending landlord housed himself and five tenants in what has been described as a death trap property.  The rogue Harrow landlord...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Student tenants and landlords warned over checking out for summer

A council is warning student tenants in its city to be quiet and considerate when checking out of private rental accommodation...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - why many landlords won’t let to students

A study by the Tenancy Deposit Service has identified the main causes of disputes between student tenants and landlords and agents. The...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Council probes reason behind rapid spread of HMOs

A review into the way a council deals with HMOs has been launched in response to concerns about the concentration of...

29 June 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

Last ditch bid to get politicians to scrap threat to private rental sector

Housing groups have united to appeal to politicians to step back from new laws that threaten to “devastate” the number of...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New advice to cut utility bills in rental properties this summer

A utilities advice service has come up with a list of measures which it says can reduce expenditure by tenants and...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Confidential consultation quizzes landlords on property conditions

East Lothian council has launched a survey about the operation of the private rented sector and its role in meeting housing...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists use ‘Tenant Charter’ bid to win over local councils

The Baroness leading a renters’ pressure group wants to work with councils to push tenants’ rights.   Baroness Alicia Kennedy, director of Generation...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform - public survey backs landlords over tenants

The public at large are not falling behind the government’s proposals for private rental sector reforms, it seems. A survey conducted by...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents still rising as demand and supply remain out of kilter

The great rent rise continues according to new data from ARLA Propertymark.  The trade body says while there has been a long...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Arrears - top worry for landlords and tenants right now

A survey of 12,000 tenants suggests that over three-quarters are concerned about the impact of the cost of living crisis on...

27 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

Big fine for landlord who put tenants’ safety at risk

A council has prosecuted after a landlord who it alleges put his tenants’ safety at risk. Beej Patel and his company Hatfield...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - why landlords are tempted to go to AirBnb

New research suggests that a like-for-like comparison shows short lets earning 21 per cent more than the same home let out...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords’ biggest worries identified by PropTech site

PropTech supplier Inventorybase has drawn up a league table of what it calls the private rental sector’s most complained about issues.  After...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Failure to licence HMO lands landlord with hefty fine

Another landlord has been hit with a substantial fine for failing to licence an HMO. Ryan Antony Otto, a director of Otto...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants down-sizing to combat rising rents and inflation

Down-sizing, once the preserve of retired home owners, is now a phenomenon in the rental market too. That’s the claim of Sarah...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords discriminated against in re-insurance scheme - claim

A prominent London council wants rental properties to be included in the government’s Flood Re reinsurance scheme. Westminster council says the current...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed: top 5 energy efficiency tips for landlords

Energy bills have increased for around 22 million energy consumers – and they’re expected to escalate again later this year when...

21 June 2022

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Warning over threat of cannabis growing in rented properties

A couple growing cannabis at a house in Cambridgeshire jumped through a window and hid in the loft of their rental...

21 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

Problem Tenants: can private landlords learn from housing associations?

A pioneering project is matching private landlords with tenant management skills in a local housing association. Salford council and the Irwell Valley...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

What does being a letting agent involve?

Letting agents are relied on to make the letting process easier for landlords and tenants. As a landlord, there is a long...

20 June 2022

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

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

Rental demand cooling in hotspots busiest during pandemic

New data from Rightmove suggests that rental demand is cooling in some areas where the market was busiest during the pandemic. And...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord justifies charging thousands a night for an Airbnb house

Those wondering why Airbnb is accused of contributing to the shortage of long term rental stock may be interested in seeing...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New energy efficiency guide issued for landlords

A prominent energy industry organisation has just issued a new guide for landlords to improve their properties.  The Energy Saving Trust -...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

John Lewis to offer short- and long-term lets in its new flats

The John Lewis Partnership is to offer short- and long-term lets when it builds flats to rent at three locations in...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

HMO minimum space standards may be changed by council

HMO minimum space standards may be changed by council A council has launched a six week consultation on proposals to change size...

13 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

Shelter turns its fire on rogue social landlords

Shelter - for so long an outspoken critic of private rental landlords and letting agencies - has now turned its fire...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords ”in a position of real power” if they don't quit - claim

A business analyst at a prominent consultancy says landlords who resist the temptation to quit the sector are “in a position...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Government says landlords should modify homes for disabled tenants

The government is today launching a consultation on a policy obliging landlords to make changes to communal spaces outside disabled tenants’...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants take landlord to court and win £15,000

The Guardian newspaper has given an aggrieved tenant the opportunity to explain how he and other renters took a landlord to...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Government clampdown on sociallandlords in new Bill launched today

Failing social housing landlords could face unlimited fines and Ofsted-style inspections, under the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill being introduced into Parliament...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Revamped Right To Buy is Johnson’s ‘big idea’ to reset leadership

It’s been confirmed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to announce plans to extend the Right To Buy to housing associations. Under...

08 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

Anger as politicians accused of caving in to landlords

There has been an angry response by some politicians in Wales to the decision by the Labour administration to delay implementation...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords reveal what they REALLY think of letting agents

A new survey from an experienced company in the private rental sector has revealed shocking findings about what landlords really think...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

So-called Illegal Evictions - training body wants action

A group delivering tenant relations training claims thousands of illegal evictions are made possible because many local councils have no trained...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Evictions - Lettings experts ponder likely changes

Two respected figures in the lettings sector want landlords and tenants to consider the future of the eviction process. Paul Shamplina -...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rogue landlord fined for putting tenants at risk

A rogue landlord that put tenants at risk has been fined for £4,808 for breaking housing regulations on a property in...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Thousands offered to private landlords by desperate council

A London council is relaunching an appeal for private landlords to help house homeless people with mobility issues. Landlords in Camden and...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Radical rental reforms delayed for six months

There’s embarrassment all round for the Labour-run Welsh Government as it reveals a late delay to its much-hyped rental reform. The reform...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Hot Stuff! Renters experiment with wallpaper that heats homes

No it’s not an April Fool - some tenants in Wales are experimenting with an alternative to radiators and heat pumps....

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Radical prediction of next major trend for private landlords

A bank is forecasting that almost one in 10 rented homes in the UK within the next decade could be a...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New licensing scheme spurred by expanded rental sector

A new Selective Licensing scheme for private landlords in Nottingham has been approved by the city council and now goes for...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords hit with fines for failing to produce paperwork

A council has imposed fines on five landlords for licensing breaches. Doncaster’s Selective Licensing scheme was introduced - so the council claims...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Most landlords feel a responsibility to tenants as cost of living soars

No fewer than 74 per cent of landlords say they feel a responsibility to support their tenants during times of financial...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sunak’s energy support package not enough for Generation Rent

The support package to help combat soaring fuel bills and the cost of living crisis - introduced at the end of...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks - What of Section 8 after Section 21 is Abolished?

We know that Section 21 and so called ‘no fault’ evictions, are definitely going to be abolished as part of the...

28 May 2022

From: The Big Issues

Rental Reform - are government proposals the right proposals?

Wherever you stand, whether you’re a landlord or tenant, the supply and demand issues impacting the private rented sector are at...

28 May 2022

From: Rental Reform

All-inclusive rent deals have to be re-thought - lettings chief

The cost of living crisis and soaring fuel bills mean landlords may have to rethink the concept of all-inclusive rents. That’s the...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent accuses landlords of failing to sell after evictions

The Baroness leading the Generation Rent campaign group is accusing many landlords of failing to sell - despite having said they...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord Register via new portal demanded by lettings industry chiefs

A collection of rental experts in a body called The Lettings Industry Council have called for the creation of a Landlord...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords told to 'up their game' to compete with Build To Rent

A furniture firm which supplies to some Build To Rent operators has told buy to let landlords to up their game...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords demand 'Property Passports' to prove housing conditions

Brand new ‘property passports’ would help landlords prove their homes are compliant and assist tenants to identify decent and safe housing,...

25 May 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

Rents and mortgages cost roughly the same, claims Rightmove

New analysis by Rightmove is tracking first-time buyer affordability over the last 10 years - and it shows why so many...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Shock (for some) - Landlords actually want to help their tenants

Landlords work harder to ensure properties are suitable for their preferred tenant type, more than they do to achieve maximum profits.  That’s...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Banned and added to Rogues' Database!  Council swoops on landlord

A council has secured a banning order against a rogue landlord who was found guilty of failing to comply with legal...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - landlords’ biggest bugbears with tenants

Lettings agency and property management consultancy Bramleys has revealed the most common landlord complaints, and has provided suggestions as to how...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Goodbye to Section 21 - a short history

Housing has always been one of the most sensitive political issues, meaning that legislation in this area is unusually sensitive to...

21 May 2022

From: Rental Reform

Don't settle for poor inventories - There is a better way

As a landlord, you will know and recognise that your inventory is one of the most important pieces of documentation that...

21 May 2022

From: Top tips & guides

A Commercial View - landlord/tenant relationships are still vital

The government recently passed into law the much-anticipated Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022. This effectively ends government interventions to prevent commercial...

21 May 2022

From: The Big Issues

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

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

Glory days of the apartment market still some way off - claim

Demand for apartment living across much of Britain has yet to return to pre-pandemic levels despite a move back to normality...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Bloodbath - tenant guilty of murdering two landlords

A private tenant who stabbed his landlords to death has been convicted of murder. Daniel Garcia unleashed what an Old Bailey trial...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Insurer warns landlords of scale of losses from tenant damage

An industry study suggests that landlords without insurance risk are losing as much as 45 per cent of their annual rental...

19 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

National scheme wants landlords to lease homes to councils

Details have been released of a scheme seeking to encourage private landlords to lease their properties to local councils. The scheme in...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords can spread fee payment with new PropTech platform - claim

A PropTech platform says it’s giving landlords the opportunity to spread their management fees and marketing costs across the duration of...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Win-Win for landlords, claim tech firms in new partnership

A new PropTech link up pledges to be a win-win for agents, landlords and tenants. Muuvo, a platform which is free to...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy Costs - would frequent reviews help landlords and tenants?

Energy regulator Ofgem is suggesting that the energy price cap be updated quarterly rather than every six months.  This is only a...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Take Shelter - why video was just a cheap PR stunt

The property industry has this week remonstrated at the video that housing charity Shelter has published and in which they portray...

14 May 2022

From: Agent Advice

Charge! Landlords eligible for home charging point grants

One in five properties in the UK could benefit from new government grants to help fund electric vehicle home charging points...

14 May 2022

From: The Big Issues

Switch from paper to online for Housing Benefit payment schedules

A council is notifying its landlords with tenants on housing benefit that it is switching its payment schedule from paper to...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Gove accuses landlords of letting tenants live in unsafe homes

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has made a sweeping attack on the conditions of homes run by private landlords. In a statement backing...

12 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

Government's new Landlord Ombudsman scheme plus eviction reforms

The Queen’s Speech has confirmed that a radical re-shaping of the rental sector in England is being pushed ahead by the...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

How Newable Finance are helping UK landlords meet EPC legislations

Are you a landlord with an EPC rating of D or below? Newable Finance has launched EPC Finance – a range of...

10 May 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Landlords on standby for scrapping of Section 21 today

The government is widely expected to announce that Section 21 eviction powers will be scrapped in new legislation coming to Parliament...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Licensing “allows council to work with private landlords” - claim

A consultation is underway into the extension of yet another private landlord licensing scheme for a further five years. Since March 2018...

10 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

Four out of five tenants have never missed rent claims PropTech firm

PropTech firm Canopy says four out of five tenants have never missed a rent payment and that this should give them...

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

Landlord-Tenant Tensions ahead of the Queen's Speech

What are the main causes of tension and disagreements between tenants and landlords ahead of the Rental Reform Bill, which is expected to...

07 May 2022

From: Rental Reform

Wind Of Change on Ground Rents - but past problems endure

For many years now developers, freeholders and landlords have been engaged in the practice of utilising ground rents as lucrative investments...

07 May 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Teach-in for landlords ahead of revolutionary rental law change

A lettings agency is to hold free events to support landlords ahead of what it calls a “landmark transformation” in rental...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Government criticised over timing of Section 21 scrapping

The National Association of Property Buyers says soaring numbers of landlords are looking to sell homes - slashing stock and therefore...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Government backs landlord licensing despite objectives being achieved

The government has given the green light to two selective licensing schemes in areas of Burnley. The previous five-year schemes expired at...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

EPCs - Battling Baroness slams landlords, councils and government

The latest attack on landlords by Generation Rent director Baroness Alicia Kennedy concerns insulation and household warmth. She claims a quarter of...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Shelter accused of sensationalising Section 21 evictions

The National Residential Landlords Association has hit back at allegations made by Shelter, accusing the charity of sensationalising the way landlords...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Government considers giving more tenants the Right To Buy

The government is reported to be considering extending the Right To Buy from just council tenants in England to housing association...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

More licensing revenue-raising - Council resuscitates consultation

Gedling council in Nottinghamshire is the latest local authority to resume consultations on Selective Licensing after putting initial proposals on ice...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Why this month’s Supreme Court ruling provides a crucial reminder for landlords

In this guides and tips piece, Kerry Barber, head of Compliance at Goodlord, and Leanne McCarthy, claims facilitator at Goodlord, discuss why this month's...

29 April 2022

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Some tenants exploit eviction ban to avoid rent - shocking figures

Eviction specialist Landlord Action says it’s seen a sharp rise in landlords seeking to use its debt recovery service against tenants...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Ban evictions and clear tenant arrears with public cash - latest demands

Activists in the Generation Rent group have made seven demands on government including a rent freeze, the clearing of tenants’ arrears,...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Help to improve EPC ratings offered to landlords by another council

Another council has revealed it’s won funding from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy to boost the EPCs of...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Stop Scaremongering! Landlords slams exaggerated Shelter claims

Shelter’s latest accusations about private landlords and evictions have been slammed as “scaremongering.” The charity claims that a private renter in England...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Market Boom - forecast rents could rise by up to £1,500 next year

A rental platform forecasts that within 12 months the average UK tenant could be paying £800 more a year in rent...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Section 21 notice handed out every seven minutes - claim

Campaigning charity Shelter claims that a private renter in England is handed a Section 21  eviction every seven minutes.  In a new...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Race - growing number of tenants paying above asking price

Average UK rents have increased for the sixth consecutive quarter - but some tenants are paying above the going rate to...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Can landlords help tenants who are hoarders?

A local authority is staging a webinar which focuses on hoarding and what landlords can do if they have a tenant with...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb disowns landlords who evict long-term tenants for short-let gains

Airbnb, so often criticised for operating in the largely-unregulated short lets market, has called on the UK government to scrap Section...

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

Should landlords go it alone and not bother with agents?

Looking after rental property is more complicated and more important than it was 20 years ago according to a leading lettings...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Salvation Army slammed as a rogue landlord to its private tenants

A council has served improvement notices on a number of properties owned by the Salvation Army and let to private tenants...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Massive 29,000-property licensing scheme launches

A new and huge landlord licensing scheme has launched in County Durham. A total of at least 29,000 properties, or 42 per...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Veteran Labour MP joins activists in survey of private tenants

A survey by the activist group Generation Rent is asking a series of detailed questions of private tenants in the constituency...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Points-based system of rent controls demanded by activists

A points-based system of rent controls is being advocated by activists associated with a controversial pro-tenant group. Living Rent, which is calling...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Council offers subsidy for improvements on low-EPC rental units

Another council is offering landlords financial assistance in improving energy efficiency in their investment properties.  North Norfolk District Council has won £3.85m...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Section 21: What now for landlords after crucial Supreme Court ruling?

Landlords will be breathing a sigh of relief following a Supreme Court decision delivered just before the Easter holiday. The court refused...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental demand grows in secondary areas as stock drought goes on

The continuing shortage of supply in the lettings market is not only producing record high asking rents, but is also pushing demand...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Politicians warned over rent controls - landlords will simply quit

A leading lettings industry figure is warning politicians that they risk shrinking the size of the private rental sector if they...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Ban Them! Call for rival bids on rental properties to be outlawed

The homelessness charity Step By Step is demanding that rival bidding on rental property be outlawed to give the poorest prospective...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

“Uphill struggle to get landlords to fix anything” says activist chief

One of the leaders of the Generation Rent group claims it can be “an uphill struggle for private renters to get...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Boom! Years of rental market growth ahead, predicts agency

The latest forecast for the UK lettings market this year is that there will be a four per cent rise in...

14 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

EPC changes to hit landlords - spend thousands or lose thousands?

Landlords could lose up to £9,500 a year if they are unable to make changes to the energy efficiency of their...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord group backs MPs’ condemnation of rental property conditions

The National Residential Landlords Association has backed a far-reaching report by a group of MPs which has condemned the quality of...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants given 15 questions to ask landlords and agents

A controversial PropTech rental platform has issued a list of questions and issues to check when tenants rent from a landlord...

12 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

 EU returnees likely to be hit most be rent controls - claim

EU citizens returning to the UK following the disruptions of the pandemic and Brexit May be the biggest losers from rental...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Massive leap in rents in prime central London, agency claims

There’s been a remarkable 15 per cent leap in average rents achieved in prime central London over the past year, according...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - where tenants on Universal Credit have the biggest shortfall

Almost 70 per cent of private tenants in the North East relying on Universal Credit to pay their rent have a...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Taxing landlords has directly led to some rent increases, survey shows

Some landlords admit to increasing their rents directly as a result of being taxed more through the various fiscal changes introduced...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords feel they should help tenants offset energy bills, claims suppler

Growing concerns over inflation and the cost of living are changing the way landlords interact with their tenants, it’s being claimed. A...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Controversial Labour council extends landlord licensing regime

A Labour city council that has already called for powers to impose rent controls has now extended its existing landlord licensing...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Now is the time to change outdated perceptions of landlords

Let’s face facts, landlords and the private rented sector have a reputation problem. Perceived to be the poor relation of housing provision, the sector is...

09 April 2022

From: The Big Issues

Cost Crisis: why offering tenants support makes good sense

Landlords are many people’s favourite pantomime villains, on the hunt to hike rents and squeeze profits. The reality, however, is proven...

09 April 2022

From: The Big Issues

Tenants saving to buy are ‘running to stand still’ says analyst

Private renters who are trying to save a deposit on a home to buy are having to run in order to...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Yet more government guidance for landlords on Right To Rent

The Home Office has issued yet another update of its Right To Rent guidance for landlords and tenants. It advises them on...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Women-only rental website expands service to tenants

A lettings platform that operates for female tenants has announced enhancements to its service.  Her Roomies differentiates itself by being a female-focused...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants branded as “clueless” over their liabilities

New research from an insurer shows many renters are acutely vulnerable to financial loss due to unawareness of their liabilities. And a...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Boom Continues: Rents up and voids down as landlords prosper

There’s been a big rise in rents in the past month according to PropTech supplier Goodlord. They are now at their highest...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis for landlords and tenants set to worsen

There’s a new warning that the cost of living crisis facing landlords and tenants could get sizeably worse thanks to yet...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Paws For Thought - trade bodies survey landlords’ attitude to pets

Thousands of landlords are to be quizzed to establish the true cost of damages to rental accommodation by tenants. The “What’s the...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords ‘should cover tenant fuel bills for some weeks’ - surprise call

A surprising call has come from a major industry supplier - it wants landlords to set up standing orders with their...

04 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

 Rent Repayment Order threat for landlord already fined thousands

A landlord has been fined £5,000 for letting an unlicensed HMO in London. The fine was issued by Haringey council after the...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Will Tenants Seek Cheaper Energy Efficient Homes?

The increased energy price cap could mean bills for the average band G home hit almost £5,000 a year, up £145...

02 April 2022

From: The Big Issues

National Landlord Register - first details emerge of new scheme

The government has indirectly given away early details of its long-expected National Landlord Register - but it still appears to be...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Shocking data on tenants who rely on Universal Credit to pay rent

More than 50 per cent of private tenants who rely on Universal Credit to pay their rent have a shortfall between...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent not just for posh tenants, says business group

A report by a business campaign group claims Build To Rent is key to helping solve the housing crisis in London. Who...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Now trade unions join the call for urgent rent controls

Trade unions in Scotland are demanding that local council candidates sign a pledge to support “urgent” rent controls in that country. The...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Nine bad landlords named and shamed under government’s new scheme

The government says it’s going to name and shame what it considers to be bad social landlords, using social media to...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords warned not to delay talking to tenants about mould

The Deposit Protection Service is warning landlords not to delay discussions about damp and mould until the end of the tenancies. DPS...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Holiday Lets increasingly attractive investment for new landlords

The staycation craze has made holiday lets a far more attractive proposition to many would-be landlords, according to a new survey. Research...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Half of private rental sector will have tenants aged 45-plus by 2035

Homes headed by a person over the age of 45 will account for at least half of all privately renting households...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Council urges tenants to inform if properties have poor EPCs

A council is telling private tenants to inform on their landlords if the properties they are renting having an unacceptable EPC. Hastings...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

More assistance for private renters hit by pandemic

PropTech supplier Canopy has launched a new service to help tenants affected by the pandemic.  Last year Canopy was awarded a grant...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Renting forever? Many older tenants accept they may rent long-term

A new report from the Social Market Foundation and sponsored by the Paragon Bank has thrown new light on what today’s...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Over 100 experts to woo landlords at investment show this week

The Property Investor Show is back for its 20th year with 100 property sector experts and exhibitors in London this week. The...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to check if they are in new licensing regime

Private landlords who let out properties in Central West Bromwich are being urged to check if they need to apply for...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Affordability worsens for rental accommodation in much of England

Rental affordability is deteriorating in parts of England. The research by rental platform Rentd looked at the current average income of a...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New Landlords Beware - these are the Biggest Bugbears

Letting agency Bramleys has canvassed the opinions of its clients to produce a league table of the biggest bugbears identified by...

26 March 2022

From: Agent Advice

Landlords told to show compassion when setting rent rises

A property company director is telling landlords to show compassion when they consider rent rises, because of the cost of living...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Sunak stacking economy against tenants, says campaigning Baroness

The leader of the Generation Rent campaign group has accused Chancellor Rishi Sunak of “stacking the economy against private renters who...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy to let ‘just an extension of social housing’ claims council

A council is launching a Private Tenants Charter which it says will set standards for landlords and private rental sector organisations...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

 Landlords helping Ukranians offered assistance by mortgage lender

Specialist but to let lender Keystone Property Finance has pledged to help UK landlords who want to house Ukrainian refugees.  There have...

24 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

Massive fine for landlord exposing vulnerable tenants to fire risks

A landlord has been hit with a bill of almost £25,000 for allegedly exposing vulnerable tenants to serious fire risks in...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords “devastated” by politicians extending tenants' powers

Plans to extend tenants’ rights that were introduced as an emergency measure during pandemic will have a ‘devastating’ effect on the...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency - new-builds are streets ahead claim developers

A new report claims new builds have typical energy bills some £400 a year less than other properties.  The Home Builders’ Federation...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Newspaper campaign to scrap Section 21 and clamp down on landlords

The Mirror newspaper has launched a campaign to “make rented homes safer”. It says its campaign - called Safe As Houses -...

21 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

Renters should join tenants’ union, urges Labour council

Oxford’s Labour-run council has called on private renters to join a new tenants union. A statement from the authority says some private...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Repayment threat after landlord fined by court

A London landlord has been fined £5,000 for letting an unlicensed HMO. The fine was issued after the landlord ignored repeated warnings...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

All-Inclusive Rents: a blessing or a curse?

All-inclusive rents have exploded in popularity in the student rental sector over the past few years, but the rampant surge in...

19 March 2022

From: Rental Reform

Is It Time For Landlords to Cash Out?

As we approach what is commonly the busiest month of the year, there is one question many in the sector many...

19 March 2022

From: Agent Advice

Landlords urged to sign ‘Green Pledge’ and oversee tenants' recycling

A London council is urging private sector landlords with properties in their patch to sign a pledge urging their tenants to...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

EPC and HMO teach-in for landlords as councils unite over renting

Landlords with property in Breckland, South Norfolk and Broadland have been invited to attend a free online Landlord Forum networking and...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

EPC Clampdown - landlords told to check properties’ energy ratings

Another council is urging private landlords to check the Energy Performance Certificate ratings on their properties to ensure they comply with...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Call for pets to be allowed and tenancies to be 24 months long

A major think tank is calling for a radical reform of the private rental sector. A report from the cross-party independent Social...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Tomorrow - webinar for landlords on upcoming Right To Rent changes

One of the country’s most respected property lawyers is to discuss changes to rental processes live at a webinar tomorrow.  David Smith,...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Second-offence landlord guilty of nine safety violations

A second-offence landlord has received fines totalling £5,259.75 after council officers found nine different safety violations at a single property. The building...

16 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

Guidance on Possession Process changes to reflect Covid relaxations

The government has issued revised guidelines for the possession process in the private and social rented sectors in the light of...

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

Private rental quality more vital in cities than towns - councillor

A local politician says the quality of the private rental sector appears to be more important in cities than in towns. Ian...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Need help solving a tenant dispute? New redress service launched

A new voluntary redress scheme has been launched to help landlords and tenants solve disputes.  The scheme - by the National Residential...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Good Times Over? Rental growth to slow as tenants feel the pinch

A prominent lettings agency says the rental growth seen in the past year will not be repeated in 2022, as tenants...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks - Redress: Should greater accountability be feared?

It goes without saying that any decent landlord wants to provide their tenants with a safe and secure home and to...

12 March 2022

From: The Big Issues

Labour Mayor and ex-Labour Baroness demand rent freeze

A Labour Mayor and a former Labour baroness have teamed up to call for rent freezes in London, claiming they slash...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

How tenants pay rent is no business of landlords, claims Shelter

Campaigning charity Shelter claims that in one part of the UK alone, some 75,000 tenants have been discriminated against by landlords. The...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - where landlords are buying now for optimum returns

Buy to let landlords are increasingly targeting smaller, secondary towns and cities rather than big urban centres. Data from Paragon Bank shows...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy Crisis: worries over retrofitting homes as heating costs rise

The Chartered Institute of Housing says it’s concerned about the rapidly rising gas and home heating oil prices and the impact...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Seven landlords removed from lettings register by council

Local media in Scotland report that no fewer than seven landlords have been struck off the register of landlords operating in...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Financial incentives “may be available” for landlords helping council

Eden council in Cumbria says it needs private landlords’ help to solve its housing problems - and there “may” be financial...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New dispute resolution service for private rental sector

Trading Standards has approved a new alternative dispute resolution body for the private rental sector. It’s The Dispute Service Ltd, and it...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Top Tips when Buying a Property at Auction

With the housing market showing little sign of a slowdown, interest in auction properties also signals a busy year ahead. Here's my...

05 March 2022

From: Top tips & guides

Giles Atkinson, Director of Atkinson McLeod

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Giles Atkinson and I’m one part of...

03 March 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

Rental reform threat to economic growth, warns top expert

A veteran lettings agency chief says future economic growth in part of the UK is under threat from a radical reform...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC’s tax revaluation ‘is stealth tax on landlords’ - claim

Landlords of HMOs are being faced with a revaluation of their properties by HMRC which could result in many suffering tax...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

£700 Landlord Licence: 40,000 homes to come under new scheme

Birmingham’s Labour controlled council is writing to Housing Secretary Michael Gove for consent to apply a new licensing scheme over 25...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Red Tape leads to landlords quitting the sector - fact

The connection between rising volumes of red tape in the private rental sector and landlords quitting as a consequence appears to...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Council says landlords must be on call 24 hours a day if they run HMOs

Private landlords in a major UK city must now provide an emergency out-of-hours contact number for dealing with anti-social behaviour, the...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech boss wants rental reform - but landlords must be kept on-side

A leading figure in the PropTech sector says more regulation could make the rental sector fairer and more transparent - but...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine Crisis - it will hit landlords and tenants this spring

Russia sending tanks into Ukraine sounds terrifying, but it also sounds a long way away. Unfortunately, in a world of global...

26 February 2022

From: The Big Issues

The Worst Winter Yet for Mould?

In this feature article, Stuart Kerr from Restorations UK sets out why this could be the worst winter yet for mould...

26 February 2022

From: Top tips & guides

Litter-bug landlord pays hundreds after fly-tipping

A private landlord has been slapped with a £400 fine for allowing a tenant’s waste to be fly-tipped on the site...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent controls “heavy handed and economically illiterate” - top Tory

A prominent Conservative has branded the rush towards rent controls by some politicians as “heavy-handed and economically illiterate”. Janet Finch Saunders, an...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords face fines of up to 36 months’ rent under government plans

A proposal that landlords be fined up to 36 months rent has been put forward in a consultation paper. The Scottish Government’s...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

£60,000 bill for landlord leaving tenants in “atrocious conditions”

A landlord who harassed tenants and left them in dangerous accommodation hit has been branded “atrocious” and has been hit with...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Council launching landlord accreditation at energy efficiency teach-in

A council is inviting landlords to an event at which it will both launch a new accreditation scheme and offer guidance...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

No prosecutions of landlords means good news, insists council

A local authority says the fact that it has conducted no prosecutions against private landlords despite over 1,100 complaints from tenants...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords hit by rent controls would move to Airbnb - claim

A prominent property website, which monitors the lettings market, suggests that rent controls would drive a proportion of rental stock to...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Uninsured tenants say they will pay for rental damage themselves

New research from insurance provider Paymentshield has found that over one in five UK tenants have experienced a negative property event...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Justice For Tenants wins Rent Repayment Order against landlord

A non-profit organisation called Justice For Tenants has spearheaded a campaign which has ultimately led to a Rent Repayment Order being...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Council pledge to fine landlords “keeping deposits unnecessarily”

A council says it’s going to clampdown on landlords who are “keeping deposits unnecessarily” and agents “charging unpermitted fees.” The pledge comes...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

How can you protect your tenancy deposit: TDS' top 10 Tips for landlords to pass on to tenants

Nobody wants to have to end a tenancy with deductions from a tenancy deposit! Here we share our expert tips for landlords to pass...

17 February 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Bigger fines for landlords and more compensation for tenants - Khan

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan wants rogue landlords to pay bigger fines and more compensation to tenants. He is also introducing...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

I want to make buy to let less financially attractive, admits politician

A prominent Welsh politician says rent controls should be introduced across that country to “make landlordism less financially attractive.” The Welsh nationalist...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour chief demands rent controls and powers over landlords

The mayor of Labour-controlled Bristol council is teaming up with local anti-landlord activists to look at how to introduce local rent...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls and EPCs - landlords urged to respond to consultation

A prominent country property expert has issued an urgent appeal to rural landlords to become involved in the consultation process which...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency - landlords shun older homes as EPC targets loom

The draconian new rules governing EPC targets are driving some landlords to favour new build properties when expanding their portfolios. That appears...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Failure? Long-standing rental app disappears

A rental app which was pitched to landlords and tenants as “making renting a seamless and transparent experience” appears to have...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants face looming pension crisis warns business consultancy

Renters are much less likely than homeowners to have at least a moderate income in retirement according to business consultancy Hargreaves...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Richer tenants set to benefit from stricter financial referencing

Wealthier tenants will benefit from stiffer affordability criteria as stock levels fall and demand increases according to DJ Alexander Ltd, part...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord fined after failing to provide safety certificates

A landlord has been fined for failing to ensure that gas fittings, appliances and associated flues were checked for safety. Edinburgh Sheriffs...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord Woes - Rising Costs, Levelling Up, Cladding Confusion

Last October, stakeholders across the private rented sector were told by ministers that the Government needed extra time to create a...

12 February 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Pets in rental properties - is more due diligence the answer?

A major supplier to the lettings industry has just acquired a pet referencing company and suggests that greater due diligence could...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Surprise rise in number of buy to lets despite attacks on landlords

The number of private rental homes has increased by 18,610 in the last five years - defying those suggesting an exodus...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Tory supporter condemns government anti-landlord gesture politics

The government’s pledge to scrap Section 21 eviction powers for landlords and agents is  “the worst form of gesture politics in...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

We’re Staying - no evidence of landlords quitting despite increased red tape

There is no evidence of a mass exodus of landlords from the sector despite the new regulations and slashed tax benefits...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Social renters SIX TIMES less satisfied than private renters - survey

Six times as many social renters in one part of the UK are dissatisfied with their homes compared to private renters...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Exclusive - fixed-rate lettings platform to roll out across the UK

A new fixed-rate platform has been launched that says it will save landlords thousands of pounds in management fees. Rentd claims to...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency crisis for landlords - new working party set up

A bank is establishing a working group of industry professionals, landlords and policy makers to see how the private rental sector...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent says tenants amongst hardest hit by energy hike

Generation Rent claims private rental sector tenants are set to be most disadvantaged by the 54 per cent rise in the...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Banned! Four rogue landlords penalised by council

A London council has secured banning orders against four rogue landlords after they were found to be letting an unlicensed and...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour MP suspects some landlords may keep energy rebate

The Labour MP Dame Meg Hillier is warning that some landlords of HMOs may receive the government’s financial energy assistance- and...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

A Greener Home Time For Tenants?

The latest research from NatWest and IHS Markit has revealed that just seven per cent of homeowners with a gas boiler are...

05 February 2022

From: The Big Issues

Landlords' New Property Battleground - the semi-detached house

Landlords are targeting semi-detached homes over terraced houses for the first time, but with limited stock availability and strong competition from...

05 February 2022

From: Tax & Finance

Tenants ‘will pay more for homes with improved internal air quality’

A study suggests that 70 per cent of tenants would be willing to pay more for a property with good indoor...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Council boasts of licence success - and announces new clampdown

New selective licensing schemes are now live in areas of north and east Manchester covering more than 1,400 properties.  This means compulsory...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Section 21 scrapped as Gove hands rental power balance to tenants

The government’s new Levelling Up White Paper includes a dramatic reshaping of the private rental sector. Section 21 eviction powers will be...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Where have London landlords gone? Agents ring alarm bell

Letting agents’ trade group ARLA Propertymark is raising the alarm over what it believes is a particular shortage of landlords in...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Deposit problems at Purplebricks now resolved, claims agency

Purplebricks claims that its failure to comply with tenant deposit legislation last year is now in the past and was merely...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Top agent says tenants find it tough to pay rent and for basics

A lettings agency says renters must pay an average of up to 77 per cent of their monthly household income to...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks - Understand your competition and your customers

Last month, I wrote about what’s in store for the private rented sector in 2022 and, like most commentators in our...

29 January 2022

From: The Big Issues

An Agency's Top Tips for a Smooth Lettings Process

For landlords looking to find tenants fast, London-based lettings agency Douglas & Gordon has put together a 12 tip guide to ensure landlords have a smooth letting process – perfect for...

29 January 2022

From: Agent Advice

Lettings Market On Fire - Rental yields now highest for six years

Newly published rental yield from Rightmove reveals that the average yield across Great Britain is 5.5 per cent. This is the highest...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Councils MUST give cash help to tenants with Covid arrears - NRLA

Approaching one in four private landlords have suffered income losses as a result of the pandemic. As a result the sector’s trade...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert - Court of Appeal rules in landmark eviction case

A key judgment from the Court of Appeal, announced today, is reported to have gone in favour of landlords and letting...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Combative agent hits out at landlords over property condition

A lettings agent who also acts on behalf of tenants against landlords claims to have received 1,000 enquiries from frustrated private...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord must pay thousands for not installing smoke detectors

A landlord has been fined almost £5,000 for failing to install smoke detectors into a house he let to a family. The...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Ambulance crew trigger probe into rogue landlord’s dangerous house

A landlord has been fined £3,607 over properties that were so dangerous tenants’ lives were at risk. North Lincolnshire council brought a...

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Licensing Clampdown - another council goes out to consultation

West Lindsey council in Lincolnshire is launching a consultation on proposals to change how some private rented homes are managed and...

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord accreditation system gives scores for performance

A council has launched what it calls a “scores on the doors” style accreditation scheme for landlords. The Decent and Safe Homes...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

DWP to slash repayment of arrears timescale - report

The Department of Work and Pensions is to slash the timescale for repayment of arrears for tenants on Universal Credit. It has...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

The True Costs of Being A Landlord In 2022

Covid-19 has undoubtedly shifted the way new landlords will be looking to invest in 2022, and our ranking makes it clear...

22 January 2022

From: Tax & Finance

Benefit cuts hitting almost one in 10 landlords - claim

Almost 10 per cent of private landlords letting properties to Universal Credit claimants have experienced at least one tenant having difficulties...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents rising much faster than official figures, claims analyst

Official government data suggests that rents are rising by 1.8 per cent a year - but a prominent analyst has gone...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Many renters want to buy out their landlord, survey shows

A large scale survey of over 4,000 private and social tenants suggests that a significant proportion would like to buy their...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Another energy supplier goes bust - advice for landlords and tenants

Together Energy, which has 176,000 households on its books, has become the latest supplier to collapse in the wake of the...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Leaks and water supply problems plague most landlords - survey

Almost three quarters of landlords have experienced an escape of water incident in their properties over the last five years, according...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls: Will politicians who own Buy To Lets scupper plans?

A newspaper is suggesting that proposals for rent controls could be scuppered because of the relatively large proportion of elected politicians...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency surveys for landlords offered by local council

Cotswold council, using cash from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, is targeting properties that fall below the minimum...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Government pledges to “shift the odds in favour of renters”

A government housing minister says the Boris Johnson administration wants to shift the balance of power in the rental sector favour...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Awareness campaign for landlords as law change approaches

A national awareness campaign has been launched to prepare landlords for the implementation of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 on...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords invited to apply for hardship grant if they have Covid debts

A local authority in Scotland is calling on private landlords to get in touch if they have suffered hardship as a...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New landlord contracts with tenants explained by government

The Welsh Government has set out how the housing law in that country is set to change significantly from July 15...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Why 2022 will be Build to Rent’s Year

New preliminary figures released by CBRE reveal that a record £4.1 billion was invested in the UK’s Build to Rent sector...

15 January 2022

From: The Big Issues

How Tenants Can Build a Credit Score

The New Year is typically a time for people to take stock of their finances and ensure that they’re on strong...

15 January 2022

From: Top tips & guides

Hundreds of complaints about landlords - only TWO worth prosecuting

A council has admitted that it had received literally hundreds of complaints about landlords, and it investigates each one - yet...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Charities want insulation boost for poorer tenants

An alliance of 25 major charities have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak, calling for urgent action...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

60 Second Interview with Paul Wootton, The Landlord Works

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I’m Paul Wootton, Director of The Landlord Works, a new...

13 January 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

Flats at £1,000 a week called 'competitive' by Build To Rent developer

High end agency Savills and a London developer have launched apartments in a new Build To Rent scheme costing tenants up...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords - should you tell tenants about another tax?

A little-known law unearthed by a lettings agency may be bad news because it means some private renters are likely to...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Lords report accuses private rental sector of being too expensive

A House of Lords report claims that the private rental sector has become ”increasingly unaffordable” and says out welcomes the proliferation...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Banned! Landlord ‘with history of poor property management’

A landlord who let out a property that raised serious concerns for the safety of 18 residents, including six children, has...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Un-vaxxed tenants given new guidance on moving home

The government has issued updated guidance on renters moving home during the pandemic, and for the first time the rules change...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords given thousands to stay quiet on drug tenants - claim

Local media are reporting that landlords on a housing estate known to harbour drug traffickers and criminal gangs are being given...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

The power of quality appliances in the rental market 

For landlords, finding a tenant for a property can be challenging. Today, people expect modern, high quality, clean appliances as standard...

07 January 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Calling all landlords - should pets be allowed in rental properties?

Northumbria Law School and the Open University are conducting research into whether private landlords rent to tenants with pets and the...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Opposition to rent controls voiced by chief of new super-agency

A senior figure in a newly-enlarged agency that wants to become a national force in lettings has thrown his weight behind...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords using Purplebricks told ‘no sale’ of lettings division

Purplebricks has denied speculation that it’s selling off its rental division and moving landlord clients to a new agency.  A company statement...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls: Now Labour jumps on the bandwagon

Labour is the latest political party to call for rent controls following similar pleas from the Green Party and the Scottish Nationalists. Paul...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime London lettings end 2021 in the black - after months of rent falls

Knight Frank has given an end of year assessment of the prime London lettings and says rents in the enclave are...

31 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Lockdown rental trends in reverse, says lettings agency

Rental price growth in London’s commuter belt cities and towns have outperformed villages and rural areas over the past year, says...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency: Another call for landlords to get help to hit targets

Another council is encouraging landlords and tenants to get help to improve the energy efficiency of rented properties. Shropshire Council says there...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

 Scrapping Section 21 may take three years says industry expert

A leading experts on the private rental sector predicts it will take three years for the government to scrap Section 21...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Massive rent rise for social housing tenants expected in the spring

Private landlords get it in the neck for allegedly-high rents but 4.75m families living in social housing in England are facing...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - consultation opens for landlords and general public

Scotland’s controversial Green Party housing chief - who is part of a governing arrangement with Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party -...

21 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Shelter backs call for rent controls and anti-eviction powers

Shelter has given what appears to be unconditional support to the SNP-Green proposals for reform of the private rental sector in...

21 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Extended notice period is ‘another body blow to landlords’

The National Residential Landlords Association has described a six months notice period for tenants as “yet another body blow to landlords.” Over...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Covid - Minister tells landlords how to tackle ‘Winter Plan’

Housing minister Chris Pincher has written an open letter to all landlords in England, telling them how to enact the government’s...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks: Rental Reform to dominate 2022

As I write, at home in bed recovering from Covid, I can’t fail to notice the irony of attempting to predict...

18 December 2021

From: The Big Issues

Will 2022 present energy efficiency and rent control challenges?

As we enter 2022 the private rented sector can look back on a year which marked the start of its recovery...

18 December 2021

From: The Big Issues

New Year - time for landlords to step up a gear

The dusk of 2021 is upon us and, as is customary in property circles at this juncture, we look forward to...

18 December 2021

From: The Big Issues

Council strategy emphasises punishment for rogue landlords

Rogue landlords in one area of London could face unlimited fines, criminal convictions and bans from letting out properties. The measures are...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental market likely to benefit as first timers frustrated by buying

As many as one in four young Britons are seriously considering moving abroad because the cost of housing. Despite four in every...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Shocking fire safety negligence leads to landlord’s huge fine

A landlord has been found guilty of a series of fire safety failings which left residents with only one option to...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords given five top tips to reduce winter boiler problems

Landlords have been issued with five top tips on how to use heating systems more efficiently and safely in a bid...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Mandatory compensation for tenants mooted by letting agents

ARLA Propertymark has launched a radical programme of reform for the private rental sector - getting in before the government’s own...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Expensive new licensing scheme on its way - discussions to be held today

Proposals to introduce an Additional Licensing scheme for HMOs in yet another part of the country are to be discussed by...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental firm gives tenants five New Year Resolutions to follow

Build To Rent apartment brand Essential Living is giving its tenants five New Year’s Resolutions for 2022. 1. Create Home Working Space:...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

High profile MP claims government 'turns a blind eye' on bad landlords

High profile MP Caroline Lucas has told a newspaper that the government turns a blind eye to bad landlords. “This government, like previous...

14 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Many tenants spend over £1,000 decorating landlord’s property - claim

A lettings platform claims a substantial number of tenants spend over £1,000 on decorating their landlord’s property.  Flatshare platform SpareRoom claims that...

14 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Thousands of landlords “at risk” because of Purplebricks - claim

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Purplebricks could face a bill of as much as £30m “after it put thousands of landlords...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Pets - Short Lets say they're more dog-friendly than mainstream rentals

The trade body representing Airbnb and other short let providers and sector suppliers says the short let industry is best placed...

13 December 2021

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

My service aims to fix ‘toxic’ rental market for young people

Every year there is an influx of students that hate renting, and I was one of them.  Students should be excited about...

11 December 2021

From: The Big Issues

Airbnb v Long-Lets: the benefits of holiday-lets for landlords

Airbnb can make life easier for UK landlords by increasing yields, simplifying the rental process and providing peace of mind against...

11 December 2021

From: The Big Issues

Energy Efficiency: The best thing landlords can do to help tenants

Households across the country are seeing their energy costs going up, so it is more important than ever that landlords do...

11 December 2021

From: Top tips & guides

Slammed! Government and councils condemned for rental failures

A report by the National Audit Office has sharply criticised the government and councils for not doing enough to help tenants...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords want more government and council 'vision' for rentals

The National Residential Landlords Association has thrown its weight behind the recommendations of the National Audit Office report urging the government...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lenders stop landlords letting to asylum seekers - claim

An investigation conducted by The Mirror newspaper claims to have found that 55 out of 72 buy to let mortgage lenders...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Fewer tenants have Covid arrears, but average debt is still rising

The National Residential Landlords Association says fewer tenants now have Covid-related arrears - but for those who do, the debt is...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Accredition scheme with NRLA involvement launched by council

A  council is set to ask local landlords of rental properties to join an accreditation scheme to improve standards and deliver...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert: Massive surge in rental fraud revealed by BBC show

The BBC Radio 4 consumer affairs programme You and Yours says 4,746 rental scams have been reported to the police and...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Latest no-deposit scheme pledges landlords won’t be out of pocket

Another no-deposit renting scheme has been launched, pledging to make life easier for landlords and tenants.  Rental guarantor service Housing Hand’s new...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

HMO Consultation wants views of people working nearby

Tenants, landlords and those living or working near houses in multiple occupation in Portsmouth are being urged to share their experiences...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Can I afford rent? Can I afford fuel? Tenants say that’s the dilemma

Some two thirds of tenants say they may struggle to pay their energy bills this winter - and almost as many...

07 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Controversial council’s chief slams “dangerously unregulated” rental sector

A housing chief in a controversial council has tweeted that “Private landlords must be held accountable!”. She also claims on social media...

07 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Council boasts of working with police and ‘talking tough’ to landlords

A council says it’s working with police to target landlords which it claims are flouting the law and illegally eviction and...

07 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Council may fund landlords’ energy efficiency measures if tenants qualify

Landlords with properties in part of Lincolnshire could benefit from Government funding secured by North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration...

07 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Labour council moves against “shoddy landlords”

A Labour council in London has announced plans to expand its crackdown on what it calls “shoddy landlords.” Southwark council says the...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Police urge landlords to appoint agents to vet dodgy tenants

Detectives are urging landlords to remain cautious following to discovery of a number of cannabis farms in rented properties. In the past...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Government backs controversial licensing scheme after two years

The government has approved a vast landlord licensing scheme in Liverpool - but even including 45,000 homes it is still much...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Council spends £30,000 on rent to help private tenants avoid eviction

An initiative set up earlier this year to help support private rented sector tenants and landlords has proved its worth according...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Six Hacks for Landlords to Slash Energy Bills

It’s probably in the interest of landlords as much as tenants to slash energy bills now, even before new EPC ratings...

04 December 2021

From: Top tips & guides

Give landlords better due diligence on future tenants - call

A high profile PropTech entrepreneur has come out against the scrapping of Section 21 eviction powers for landlords. Alexander Siedes, chief executive and...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Council launches consultation on three licensing regimes

A council is consulting over a range of private rental sector measures.  Leicester council is proposing a range of measures requiring landlords...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

New info website set up purely for private tenants

A new website has been set up by a council purely for private rental sector tenants in one part of London. The...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords back private leasing deal working with councils

Landlords have welcomed an initiative to provide £30m to work with the private rental sector to end homelessness. Local authorities in Wales...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

New HMO licensing regime to be launched in London borough

Lewisham council in London is introducing a new licensing scheme for all Houses of Multiple Occupancy - claiming it will improve...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Lawyers back enhanced help for tenants facing eviction

The Law Society of England and Wales has welcomed the proposal for tenants facing eviction to receive enhanced legal assistance. “It would be...

30 November 2021

From: Breaking News

New bid to get landlords to long-term lease properties to councils

The Welsh Government has announced a £30m pot from which councils can pay for easing properties from private landlords. Under the Welsh Government’s...

30 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Special Citizens Advice helpline opens for landlords AND tenants

A Citizens Advice helpline has opened in Wales for both renters struggling with arrears, and for landlords who believe their tenants...

30 November 2021

From: Breaking News

 More legal aid for tenants facing eviction - proposals unveiled

The government is proposing that tenants facing eviction receive additional legal assistance through an enhancement of the current free ‘on-the-day’ law...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

If you think residential Covid arrears are bad….see this…

Residential landlords need no reminding of the restrictions that have prevented possessions for substantial periods during the pandemic. Nor do they...

27 November 2021

From: The Big Issues

Covid still making cities a ‘big ask’ for many working renters

A large scale survey of tenants suggests there’s a real enthusiasm for them to leave major cities and relocate elsewhere, so...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlord ignored Emergency Prohibition Order given hefty fine

A private landlord who failed to carry out essential safety work has been fined for ignoring an Emergency Prohibition Order. Mohammed Deryo,...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Buy to Let Investment guide – Free to Download

In recent years, letting property has become more challenging due to a range of tax and regulation changes and since March...

25 November 2021

From: Sponsored Content