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Rental Reform

Landlords - Under-estimated, Under-appreciated and Un-loved

By Richard Rowntree

* This piece is written jointly by Richard Rowntree (Managing...

Scrapping Section 21 - Mismanaged from start to finish

By Jonathan Rolande

The government has been accused of mismanaging reforms to no-fault...

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

By Landlord Today Team

According to a poll of 1,476 renters by SpareRoom the...

Why the 1% mortgage deposit scheme is unworkable

By Landlord Today Team

The government’s proposal to introduce a new one per cent...

Five Controversial Steps To Solve Britain’s Rental Crisis

By Jonathan Rolande

Solving the country’s rental crisis needs to be the number...

Shamplina Speaks - What Does Court Reform Actually Look Like?

By Paul Shamplina

As we all now know, the Government has acknowledged that...

Shamplina - SO MUCH government must do before abolishing Section 21

By Landlord Today Team

Landlord Action supremo Paul Shamplina has given Landlord Today readers...

What you need to know about High Street Rental Auctions

By Landlord Today Team

The Levelling-up and Regeneration Act received Royal Assent last month,...

Will the Renters Reform Bill REALLY reduce homelessness?

By Neil Cobbold

Recent data from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and...

Landlords left in limbo by government confusion on rental reform

By Daniel Evans

Uncertainty over government plans for the Private Rented Sector -...

NRLA’s Ben Beadle reveals the rental sector’s biggest challenges

By Ben Beadle

Next month Ben Beadle, chief executive of the National Residential...

Supply Shortage Reinforces Need for Regulation Re-think

By Richard Rowntree

This is back-to-school season and for the majority of university...

Shamplina Speaks: Government must safeguard the PRS

By Paul Shamplina

The government must safeguard the private rented sector and the...

MEES, EPCs and Energy Efficiency - the government's next steps

By Landlord Today Team

Last month, Housing Secretary Michael Gove declared the Government was...

This Is The Biggest Problem For The Rental Sector

By Ben Beadle

I recently had the opportunity to challenge a lot of...

Political Heat Intensifies in the Property Market

By Landlord Today Team

An uneasy relationship exists between UK politicians and the residential...

Landlord Exodus? What Landlord Exodus?

By Richard Rowntree

I have read a great deal in the media recently...

Renters Reform Bill - a lettings expert’s take

By Allison Thompson

Section 21: Research carried out by Leaders Romans Group has...

Will Renters Reform Bill Disrupt the Student Accommodation Market?

By Tom Walker

2023 could be a landmark year for the private rented...

The Holiday Home Dream Is Dying

By Sarah Coles

In 2021, 447,000 people had a holiday home where they...

Shamplina Speaks - A step in the right direction, but it isn’t enough

By Paul Shamplina

Recently the government once again committed to banning 'no-fault' evictions, with...

The PRS in 2022: a Sector in Deep Freeze

By Landlord Today Team

An arctic wind has blown throughout the UK in December....

Shamplina Speaks - rental sector facing biggest challenges in 30 years

By Paul Shamplina

I think 2022 can be summarised as ‘unsettling’ to say...

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

By Gary Wright

Renters don’t have it easy. Housemates can be unpredictable, rules...

Rental Reform - Time Is Of The Essence

By Timothy Douglas

The future of the private rented sector in England has...

Collaboration: key to weathering the private rental crisis

By Richard Dawson

The Private Rental Sector is undeniably in need of some...

Ignore political rhetoric - private renting is here to stay

By Richard Rowntree

It’s disappointing to say, but once again the rhetoric from...

Landlords under assault from government: This will end badly

By Riccardo Giovanacci 

It is a fundamental principle of a functioning democracy that...

Flaws and Uncertainties of the Rental Reform White Paper

By Tony Kent

For the last decade, successive Governments have promised a review...

It’s Time to Talk about Pet Friendly Properties

By Mike Webb

Landlords across the country will be aware of the government’s...

Shamplina Speaks - So what do YOU want to tell the government?

By Paul Shamplina

In June, the government finally released its long-awaited White Paper...

A Legal Take on the Rental Reform White Paper

By Landlord Today Team

On 16 June 2022, the Government introduced a White Paper...

White Paper - government should beware unintended consequences

By Richard Rowntree

Unintended consequences. Let’s face it, they happen across lots of...

Periodic Tenancies - the danger to the lettings sector

By Sophie Lang

As part of The Renters’ Reform White Paper, the UK...

Rental Reform - time to influence, says Agent Rainmaker

By Landlord Today Team

Now is the time to lobby the Government on the...

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

By Neil Cobbold

Leading rental payment platform PayProp has welcomed the added protections...

Is Rental Reform just a diversion for Boris? ask suppliers

By Landlord Today Team

Thank goodness the uncertainty is over - but is it...

Why do Rental Reforms favour tenants?

By Landlord Today Team

Trade bodies have vigorously lobbied government during the two and...

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

By Landlord Today Team

The architects of the Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper...

Activists' Victory? What campaigners think of the White Paper

By Landlord Today Team

One of the highest profile advocates of widespread reform in...

Why a green mortgage could be the answer to new EPC regulation

By Andy Homer

Whether it’s increasing the amount we recycle, choosing sustainable products,...

Rental Reform - are government proposals the right proposals?

By Meera Chindooroy

Wherever you stand, whether you’re a landlord or tenant, the...

Goodbye to Section 21 - a short history

By Scott Goldstein

Housing has always been one of the most sensitive political...

Landlord-Tenant Tensions ahead of the Queen's Speech

By Noel Summerfield

What are the main causes of tension and disagreements between tenants and...

Politicians To Decide Future Shape of the Private Rental Sector

By Richard Rowntree

A report from the Public Accounts Committee on the regulation...

Rental Reform - are landlords and tenants that far apart?

By Chris Norris

Renting is changing. That’s what we keep being told by...

All-Inclusive Rents: a blessing or a curse?

By Tom Walker

All-inclusive rents have exploded in popularity in the student rental...

Levelling Up Lettings – why the stock shortage needs addressing now

By Landlord Today Team

In this weekend feature, Daniel Evans, chair of the Association...

The man with a PLAN for portfolio landlords

By Marcus Selmon

I am the Chair of PLAN - the Portfolio Landlords...

Landlords look set to influence the future of the Right to Rent scheme

By Marc Da Silva

Private landlords will have a major say in a court...

What do landlords need to know about the deposit cap?

By Landlord Today Team

The Tenant Fees Act, better known simply as the tenant...

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