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Bright Idea? Light bulb changes will impact landlords’ properties

By Graham Norwood

The government has come up with another bright idea which...

Review compliance procedures or risk prosecution, landlords warned

By Graham Norwood

A warning has been issued to landlords about a crackdown...

U-turn on Right To Rent means ‘remote ID checks’ stand

By Graham Norwood

Landlords are not required to conduct retrospective Right to Rent...

New bid to make landlords improve energy efficiency in properties

By Graham Norwood

Specialist buy to let lender Paragon has taken the unusual...

One week before new electrical standards on existing tenancies

By Graham Norwood

A reminder has gone to landlords about new electrical safety...

Landlords demand more info on energy improvements

By Graham Norwood

The National Residential Landlords Association says it backs a report...

Landlords to face tougher fire regulations in HMOs and blocks

By Graham Norwood

Landlords and managing agents of HMOs could face unlimited fines...

Landlords beware - pets are coming to the private rental sector

By Graham Norwood

An inventory supplier to the lettings industry is advising landlords...

Tenants must demand eco-improvements say rent activists

By Graham Norwood

A rental activists’ campaign group wants tenancies reformed to allow...

Labour MP demands Covid rent arrears to be paid by public funds

By Graham Norwood

Labour MP Stephen Timms has asked Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick...

Six months notice mandatory for many evictions from 2022 in Wales

By Graham Norwood

New simplified rental contracts are to be introduced from spring...

Stamp duty reprieve for landlords expanding portfolios right now

By Graham Norwood

Landlords currently buying properties and concerned they may not make...

Clear 700,000 private tenants’ arrears, demand Generation Rent

By Graham Norwood

Generation Rent campaign activists say 700,000 private tenants on Universal...

Tax incentives needed to help energy efficiency in private renting

By Graham Norwood

The landlords’ trade body says the tax system needs reforming...

Tory MP says council licensing “just a charge on good landlords”

By Graham Norwood

A Conservative MP is weighing in, in support of landlords...

London council wants to double scale of HMO licensing

By Graham Norwood

A London authority wants to extend its licensing regime for...

Scams are rife in the private lettings sector, says Trading Standards

By Graham Norwood

Scams involving fake landlords and bogus lettings agents are rife...

Thousands of landlords set to miss out on Green Homes Grant

By Graham Norwood

The chaos surrounding the government’s Green Homes Grant, which was...

Argument brewing over wording of ‘anti-landlord’ consultation

By Graham Norwood

An argument is brewing with landlords angry at the wording...

Suspended jail term for landlord failing to maintain gas appliances

By Graham Norwood

A landlord has been sentenced for failing to maintain gas...

Sunak must help tenants in arrears, pleads coalition of rental groups

By Graham Norwood

A coalition of rental groups with the same view on...

Eco-farce! Landlords join in MPs’ criticism of Green Homes Grant

By Graham Norwood

The government’s Green Homes Grant has been slammed by MPs...

Landlord fined in blitz of private rental waste dumping

By Graham Norwood

A landlord’s firm has been fined after waste accumulated in...

Generation Rent attacks landlords on Homes Under The Hammer

By Graham Norwood

Generation Rent has criticised the aspirations of some landlords who...

Break clauses to be demanded by many students in future - claim

By Graham Norwood

A website claims an average £1,621 has been ‘wasted’ by...

Eviction ban extension not enough for campaigning Baroness

By Graham Norwood

The Baroness leading the pressure group Generation Rent says the...

“Nobody should have to live like this” - shocking rogue landlords case

By Graham Norwood

Two landlords who illegally let a London property without providing...

Landlord’s repeat offence ends up with large fine

By Graham Norwood

A landlord has been fined £6,000 for failing to licence...

Shelter expects eviction ban extension until end of lockdown

By Graham Norwood

Shelter says it expects the current ban on bailiff-enforced evictions...

Landlord didn't know of tenant’s worry over back to back viewings

By Graham Norwood

A landlord in the east of England says she was unaware...

Landlord ordered to pay tenants £2,800 after deposit negligence

By Graham Norwood

A landlord who did not secure the deposit of two...

Penalties on landlords betray Tory ethos, says party member

By Graham Norwood

Some policies towards landlords show how the government has lost its conservative...

MP writes to private landlords asking for rent reductions

By Graham Norwood

A Labour MP has written to private landlords asking for...

Senior Tory stands up for landlords suffering long-term arrears

By Graham Norwood

A senior Conservative peer and consumer campaigner has spoken strongly...

Landlords fined for ignoring regulations to keep tenants safe

By Graham Norwood

Two men have been ordered to pay almost £8,000 for...

Landlords invited to respond to yet another licensing consultation

By Graham Norwood

Landlords in the the Charnwood area of the Midlands are...

Rental sell-off inevitable if government pushes EPC changes - claim

By Graham Norwood

Up to 50,000 rental homes in the countryside could be...

Government tells landlords - no national licensing scheme planned

By Graham Norwood

The government has revealed that it has no plans to...

Landlords bite back at government call for pet-friendly tenancies

By Graham Norwood

The National Residential Landlords Association has called for flexibility from...

Government wants pet-friendly tenancy contracts as standard

By Graham Norwood

The government’s model tenancy agreement has been amended to be pro-pet. The...

Landlords urged to respond to London council’s consultation

By Graham Norwood

Landlords have only until February 11 to respond to the...

No free ride for tenants in arrears despite new Breathing Spaces - lawyer

By Graham Norwood

A leading property lawyer insists that a controversial new ‘debt...

Property let out in dangerous condition by rogue landlord

By Graham Norwood

A landlord who failed to improve his rental property, leaving...

Government panned for missing out landlords in new EPC enforcement

By Graham Norwood

The government has been slammed for missing out landlords in...

Landlord hit with first-ever Wrongful Termination Order

By Graham Norwood

The first case of a landlord breaching new tenancy rules...

Council resuscitates licensing consultation after Coronavirus pause

By Graham Norwood

A council that put a selective licensing scheme consultation on...

Police probe homes let by landlords contrary to Covid rules

By Graham Norwood

Police in Devon say they will be cracking down on...

Landlords rush to incorporate - record numbers last year, says agency

By Graham Norwood

New research suggests there’s been a rush amongst landlords to...

Respite for landlords behind with buy to let mortgage payments

By Graham Norwood

The Financial Conduct Authority is extending the ban on repossessions...

Students demand immediate rent rebates and government assistance

By Graham Norwood

Over two thirds of student renters are worried about their...

Renters Reform Bill to be introduced “very soon” says government

By Graham Norwood

Junior housing minister Kelly Tolhurst says the government will introduce...

Lockdown makes electrical compliance harder, warns trade body

By Graham Norwood

A trade body says the current national lockdown may make it...

One in eight landlords wanted to evict tenant during pandemic

By Graham Norwood

A lettings agency says there is very large scale support...

Eviction ban is “just a sticking plaster” says landlords’ group

By Graham Norwood

The government’s ban on bailiff-enforced evictions is just a “sticking...

Urgent action needed to address mounting tenant debt

By Marc Da Silva

A lot more needs to be done to financially support...

New partnership aims to help landlords regain possession of their properties

By Marc Da Silva

Landlord Action and the Property Redress Scheme, both part of...

Six month notice for evictions extended into next year

By Marc Da Silva

Rules which were due to expire at the end of...

Letting agent expelled from TPO

By Marc Da Silva

A letting agent in north London has been expelled from...

Government needs to ‘seriously consider offering landlords’ financial support

By Marc Da Silva

Financial support needs to be made available to landlords with...

Government urged to ‘protect those facing homelessness’

By Marc Da Silva

Crisis, a national charity for homeless people, is calling on...

Labour MP calls for shake-up to ‘end landlordism’ and extend evictions ban

By Marc Da Silva

A Labour MP has called for the ban on evictions...

Landlords must reveal if tenant they wish to evict has been affected by Covid-19

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords planning to evict tenants who have failed to...

Eviction ‘is not’ an inevitable outcome for tenants facing financial hardship

By Marc Da Silva

Concerns over a spike in evictions once the current ban...

A national register of rental homes would help stop ‘landlord tax dodging’

The government is being encouraged to consider introducing a national...

Council targets rogue landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords in Bury now face the prospect of major...

NRLA joins forces with the Scottish Association of Landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords who let properties in England, Wales and Scotland can...

Council seeks government approval to renew landlord licensing scheme

By Marc Da Silva

Croydon Council has applied for government consent to renew the...

Government urged to protect renters from eviction

By Marc Da Silva

Thousands of renters face the prospect of losing their homes...

Many private tenants ‘terrified’ that the eviction ban is coming to an end

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s decision to not extend the ban on landlords...

Many renters ‘are in danger of being evicted when the current ban lifts’ - claim

By Marc Da Silva

The number of private tenants in England who have fallen...

Landlords to face fines of up to £30,000 if they fail to comply with new regulations

By Marc Da Silva

New regulation introduced yesterday could see unscrupulous landlords fined up...

New electrical safety rules to ensure that private tenants are protected

By Marc Da Silva

New regulations that are designed to strengthen electrical safety practices and...

Sharp rise in rent arrears as eviction cases surge

By Marc Da Silva

Rent arrears have increased to more than £3m, with almost...

Britain’s fire safety regime is ‘a national disgrace and politicians are responsible’

By Marc Da Silva

Three years after the Grenfell fire, 257 tower blocks in...

Landlord forced to handback housing benefits

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord in Bristol has been forced to hand...

Landlord ordered to pay more than £3,000 after harassing tenants

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord in Bristol has been ordered to repay...

Court of Appeal sides with landlords in landmark case ruling

By Marc Da Silva

The Court of Appeal yesterday ruled that Section 21 notices...

Unscrupulous landlord becomes second in England to be banned from the PRS

By Marc Da Silva

A man deemed not to be a fit and proper...

The tenant eviction ban in England and Wales ‘is not without victims’

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s decision to extend the ban on evictions in...

BTL landlords are committed to improving energy efficiency but appeal for support

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords north of the border are urging the Scottish...

Evictions ban extension will provide ‘relief to millions of tenants’

By Marc Da Silva

The Law Society England and Wales has welcomed the government’s...

Renters will ‘feel more secure’ following extension of the tenant eviction ban

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s decision to extend the ban on landlords evicting...

New Ombudsman will enable TPO to ‘raise standards in the industry’

By Marc Da Silva

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has announced that Rebecca Marsh, the...

Reforms to housing benefits ‘are needed urgently’

By Marc Da Silva

The government is being urged to increase housing benefits and...

Guide for landlords: New electrical safety standards in the PRS

By Marc Da Silva

New electrical safety rules have been introduced to ensure that private tenants...

A careful reopening of the evictions process ‘needs to take place’

By Marc Da Silva

A number of buy-to-let landlords face financial hardship because of...

Agents encouraged to offer virtual viewings post-lockdown

By Marc Da Silva

As more people start to think about moving home as...

Student landlords threaten legal action over non-payment of rent

By Marc Da Silva

A number of landlords are threatening legal action against university...

Government urged to ‘help people meet their rent payments’

By Marc Da Silva

The government last week announced that homeowners struggling to pay...

BTL landlords support calls for ‘benefits to cover rents’

By Marc Da Silva

MPs on parliament’s Housing, Communities and Local Government have called...

Many BTL landlords face financial ruin if eviction ban is extended

By Marc Da Silva

A number of buy-to-let landlords face financial hardship because of...

Two-thirds of letting complaints supported by The Property Ombudsman

By Marc Da Silva

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) dealt with 2,518 letting complaints last...

Is the government planning to extend the ban on evictions?

By Marc Da Silva

There are growing concerns that buy-to-let landlords could be banned...

Universal Credit payments should ‘cover the full cost of rents’

By Marc Da Silva

The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has criticised the Department...

Investors face potential legal action as they struggle to get out of off-plan deals

By Marc Da Silva

Thousands of property investors, including buy-to-let landlords adding to their...

Southwark Council approves borough-wide licensing scheme

By Marc Da Silva

Southwark Council has given the go-ahead for the introduction of...

New Gas Tag feature allows landlords to meet ‘regulatory obligations’

By Marc Da Silva

Gas Tag has launched a new feature to support landlords,...

BTL landlord handed suspended sentence after failing to maintain gas appliances

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord has been sentenced after failing to maintain...

The government has failed to support those that may struggle financially

By Marc Da Silva

The government is being urged to do more to support...

Landlord fined £87,000 for putting tenants in ‘serious danger’

By Marc Da Silva

A private landlord has been prosecuted by Bristol City Council...

Rogue landlord ordered to pay £190,000 for renting out illegal flats

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord has been ordered to pay back a...

BTL landlord ordered to pay £9,500 for failing to maintain property

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord in Liverpool has been ordered to pay...

The government cannot force landlords to accept renters with pets

By Marc Da Silva

With many tenants being forced to get rid of their...

Rogue landlord jailed after failing to pay £12k fine

By Marc Da Silva

An unscrupulous landlord who illegally rented out properties in Fife...

Tenant’s attempt to sue landlord for almost £14,000 is dismissed

By Marc Da Silva

A tenant’s appeal to recover £13,800 in rent and deposit...

Rogue landlord handed £90k fine for license breaches

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord has been ordered to pay just over...

Tenant causes thousands of pounds worth of damage

By Marc Da Silva

A landlord was almost reduced to tears after discovering a...

MPs urged to back ‘common sense proposal’ when it comes to EU citizens

By Marc Da Silva

MPs are being encouraged to ensure EU citizens with settled...

Trade bodies seek further clarity on new short-term letting regulations

By Marc Da Silva

The minister for local government, housing and planning in Scotland,...

New housing court needed ‘for the benefit of landlords and tenants alike’

By Marc Da Silva

It now takes private landlords across the UK more than...

New regulations to combat carbon monoxide poisoning

By Marc Da Silva

An assembly member has welcomed the introduction of legislation for carbon...

Mandatory electrical safety regulations to be introduced in England

By Marc Da Silva

The government plans to introduce mandatory electrical installation inspecting for...

Letting agent banned for failing to protect £68k worth of tenants’ deposits

By Marc Da Silva

A senior director at a letting agency in Exeter has been...

Government to end Local Housing Allowance rate freeze

By Marc Da Silva

Around 900,000 people across the UK could see their housing...

Government calls on landlords to allow tenants to keep pets in their properties

By Marc Da Silva

Many pet-owning tenants have a tough time finding a suitable...

The Guild supports clampdown on rogue landlords

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s decision to invest an additional £4m in funding...

Rogue landlord fined £27k for unsafe HMO

By Marc Da Silva

An unscrupulous landlord has been fined £27,000 over an unlicensed...

Section 21 changes: time to prepare for reforms to the eviction system

By Marc Da Silva

Letting agents are being urged to do more to protect...

BTL landlord ordered to pay almost £2k for unlicensed property in Scarborough

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord has been fined £1,384 after pleading guilty...

Man who sublet hundreds of properties to criminal gangs jailed

By Marc Da Silva

A man who rented hundreds of properties that he sub-let...

Scrapping Section 21 is ‘another attack’ against BTL landlords

By Marc Da Silva

The Queen has announced the new government's priorities for its...

Rogue letting agent jailed for ripping off landlords and tenants

By Marc Da Silva

An unscrupulous letting agent has been jailed for two years...

NLA urges new government to introduce housing court and reform Section 8

By Marc Da Silva

The National Landlords’ Association (NLA) has once again called for...

Rogue landlord who put tenants' lives at risk ordered to pay £37,000

By Marc Da Silva

Slough Borough Council has taken action against an unscrupulous landlord...

BTL landlord has fine for breaching HMO rules slashed by more than £28,000

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord who was originally fined £31,499 by Coventry...

Are you entitled to compensation due to onerous ground rent charges?

By Marc Da Silva

Thousands of landlords trapped in developer contracts with spiraling costs...

Rogue landlord ordered to pay more than £150k for safety failings

By Marc Da Silva

An unscrupulous landlord has been ordered to pay more than...

Landlord fined £35,000 for selective licensing breaches

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord who owns two properties in Scarborough has...

AIIC welcomes new deposit scheme that must include inventory reports

By Marc Da Silva

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (The AIIC) has unsurprisingly...

RLA calls for court reform as the time it takes to repossess a rental home rises

By Marc Da Silva

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has once again called for...

Police to investigate ‘malicious communications’ from landlord

By Marc Da Silva

Orbit, the owner of a number of buy-to-let properties in...

Landlord left £30,000 out of pocket after tenant from hell destroys property

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord has been left with a major clean-up...

Government has no plans for a national register of landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Proposals for a national register of landlords have been rejected...

New £3.8m fund to help local authorities crackdown on rogue landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Fresh funding for local councils in England to tackle unscrupulous landlords...

BTL landlord ordered to pay £1,200 for unlicensed HMO

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord in Lincolnshire been ordered to pay just...

An increasing number of regulations challenge BTL landlords

By Marc Da Silva

The government crackdown on the buy-to-let sector has seen landlord...

Government urged to reform the rental deposit system

By Marc Da Silva

When renting a property out, landlords recognise that it is...

Legal crowdfunding campaign to help landlords oust tenants who don’t pay rent

By Marc Da Silva

Tenants are often able to live rent-free for weeks, if...

Lord Alan Sugar caught up in ‘Airbnb scam’

By Marc Da Silva

Lord Alan Sugar has issued a warning to Airbnb users after...

Rogue landlords in Hackney warned to expect “tough penalties”

By Marc Da Silva

Unscrupulous landlords in the London Borough of Hackney face more...

Landlord ordered to pay £7,500 after claiming student home was a holiday let

By Marc Da Silva

An unscruplous landlord has been handed a £7,500 fine after...

Ex-Premiership footballer ordered to pay more than £25k for unlicensed properties

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord in Nottingham has been fined £24,000 and...

Rogue agents sentenced after receiving fraudulent rental payments

By Marc Da Silva

Three rogue operators in London have been sentenced after pleading...

Scrapping Section 21 could lead to ‘open-ended tenancies and rent controls’

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s plans to scrap Section 21 notices to evict...

Landlord fined almost £3,000 for unsafe HMO

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-landlord in Worcester has been ordered to pay almost...

Rogue landlord fined for letting uninhabitable property

By Marc Da Silva

An unscrupulous landlord has been ordered to pay almost £4,000...

Death-trap landlord fined for demanding rent from a tenant despite council ban

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let investor, who previously spent time in prison for...

BTL landlord ordered to pay £2k for providing substandard property

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord in Sutton has been ordered to pay...

RLA calls for new housing court to speed up justice for landlords and tenants

By Marc Da Silva

A new, properly funded housing court is urgently required to...

HMO landlord hit with £40k fine

By Marc Da Silva

City of Lincoln Council has taken action against a House...

BTL landlords firmly reject Labour’s ‘right to buy’ tenant plan

By Marc Da Silva

Private landlords in Newcastle have slammed the Labour Party’s proposed...

Agents, landlords and tenants must work together to expose rogue operators

By Marc Da Silva

Letting agents are being urged to do more to raise...

Brent and Harrow Trading Standards target rogue letting agents

By Marc Da Silva

Council officers from Brent and Harrow Trading Standards have pledged...

Scrapping Section 21 would lead to an acute shortage of rental homes

By Marc Da Silva

Abolishing the use of Section 21 notices to evict tenants...

Scrapping Section 21 could fuel a rise in homelessness, warns Landlord Action

By Marc Da Silva

Tenant eviction specialist, Landlord Action, reports that up to half...

Lib Dems vote to scrap Section 21

By Marc Da Silva

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to abolish Section 21 repossessions...

RLA slams London Trading Standards for failing landlords and tenants

By Marc Da Silva

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has criticised the London Trading Standards...

Tenants warned to beware of rogue letting agents

By Marc Da Silva

With new figures showing that almost half of letting agents...

Landlord ordered to pay £2k for failing to fit property with fire safety measures

By Marc Da Silva

Birmingham  City Council has taken action against a House in...

Restore levels of housing benefit to ‘end homelessness for good’ - Crisis

By Marc Da Silva

The government is being urged to restore the levels of...

Landlords urged to ‘fight’ to protect their rights to legitimately repossess properties

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords are being encouraged to back a legal case...

Landlord ordered to pay £3,500 for failing to repair BTL property

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord has been found guilty of failing to...

Coventry Council rejects claims that its licensing scheme is unlawful

By Marc Da Silva

Coventry City Council has dismissed claims that its landlord licensing...

Landlord ordered to pay more than £7k for providing substandard property

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord in South Ockendon has been ordered to...

MHCLG amends notes on form landlords use when serving a Section 21 notice

By Marc Da Silva

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has...

Government urged to bring forward its plans for court reform

By Marc Da Silva

It now takes private landlords an average of 22.5 weeks...

BTL landlord ordered to pay more than £3,700 for unlicensed HMO

By Marc Da Silva

A landlord has been penalised for operating an unlicensed house...

Police appeal to landlords to help clampdown on organised crime gangs

By Marc Da Silva

Cheshire Police are appealing for landlords, along with letting agents...

Rogue landlord ordered to pay almost £50k for overcrowded property

By Marc Da Silva

An unscrupulous landlord has been ordered to pay £47,500 after...

New licensing scheme is potentially unlawful, warns RLA

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords who own property in Coventry should be wary...

Fresh government guidance ‘could leave landlords open to prosecution’

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords are being urged by the Residential Landlords Association...

Nine out of ten landlords would support a new dedicated housing court

By Marc Da Silva

The vast majority of private landlords are dissatisfied with the...

Rogue landlord slapped with £25k fine for overcrowded property

By Marc Da Silva

An unscrupulous landlord who housed at least 25 tenants in...

Council tenant fined £100,000 for sub-letting his studio flat on Airbnb

By Marc Da Silva

An Airbnb host who rented out his council flat in...

BTL landlords ripped off by rogue agent

By Marc Da Silva

A managing agent who defrauded buy-to-let landlords out of £16,500...

Landlord ordered to pay £14,500 for unlicensed HMO

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord has been ordered to pay £14,500 for...

Landlord ordered to pay more than £5k for overcrowded property in Nottingham

By Marc Da Silva

A private landlord in Nottingham has appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’...

Landlord’s son is ‘very, very sorry’ for stealing tenant’s underwear

By Marc Da Silva

A landlord's son has confessed to stealing 30 pairs of...

Government to reform health and safety standards

By Marc Da Silva

The government has announced that it will reform the Housing...

Dishonest tenant jailed after being exposed by landlord

By Marc Da Silva

An unscrupulous tenant who forged a statement to back up...

Around 33,000 properties are potentially being let illegally

By Marc Da Silva

It is estimated that around 33,000 properties across the UK...

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...

Landlords will become ‘more selective’ if the government scraps Section 21

By Marc Da Silva

But-to-let landlords will have little alternative but to become more...

Landlord ordered to pay almost £39k for putting tenants’ lives at risk

By Marc Da Silva

A private landlord who put the lives of his tenants...

Tory leadership candidates urged to ‘encourage more investment’ in the PRS

By Marc Da Silva

Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson, the two men competing to...

Government urges Hull City Council to stop ‘unfairly penalising landlords’

By Marc Da Silva

Hull City Council has come under pressure for unjustly taking...

Couple falsely claim £50,000 from DWP by pretending to be landlord and tenant

By Marc Da Silva

A couple from Barry in Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, have...

Renters could transfer deposit from one landlord to the next under new proposal

By Marc Da Silva

Tenants could be permitted to transfer rental deposits directly between...

Landlord ordered to pay more than £66k for ‘gross mistreatment’ of tenants

By Marc Da Silva

A rogue landlord in north London has been ordered to...

Landlord left in tears after nightmare tenant leaves house in an awful state

By Marc Da Silva

A landlord in Cardiff was reduced to tears after discovering...

A national register of landlords would add ‘unnecessary’ layer of bureaucracy – RLA

By Marc Da Silva

The recommendation for a national register of landlords in the...

Buy-to-let landlords struggling to keep up with recent legislative reforms

By Marc Da Silva

A high number of landlords are struggling to keep up...

Rogue landlord fined almost £60,000 for putting vulnerable bedsit tenants at risk

By Marc Da Silva

A rogue landlord has been fined £55,000 and ordered to...

Tory leadership candidates urged to scrap controversial Right to Rent scheme

By Marc Da Silva

The two candidates for Conservative leader are being urged to...

Tenant from hell shamelessly destroys rented property causing £20,000 damage

By Marc Da Silva

A private landlord in the Staffordshire was left horrified after...

Rogue landlord jailed for illegally converted flats and failing to repay £130k

By Marc Da Silva

A rogue landlord who made almost £130,000 in illegal rent...

Tenants found living inside garden shed during dawn raid

By Marc Da Silva

Brent Council in north London discovered three tenants living inside...

BTL landlord fined £7k for allowing garden to become ‘extensively’ overgrown

By Marc Da Silva

A landlord has been ordered to pay £7,000 for neglecting...

Landlords want tenants claiming benefits to be treated ‘fairly and equally’

By Marc Da Silva

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) is calling for an...

BTL landlord fined more than £1,600 for assaulting a council officer

By Marc Da Silva

A private landlord in Doncaster has been found guilty of...

New Universal Credit system will see rent be paid directly to landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Significant changes are being made to the Universal Credit system...

Landlord groups form coalition to oppose scrapping of Section 21

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords and letting agents have joined forces to campaign against...

Axing Section 21 will leave landlords ‘powerless’ to evict anti-social tenants

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s controversial plans to scrap Section 21 of the...

Hostmaker defends adverts that encourage short-term lettings

By Marc Da Silva

Controversial short-lets managing agents Hostmaker has defended its latest advertising...

Almost four in ten landlords will consider selling up if Section 21 is axed

By Marc Da Silva

Nearly four in ten private landlords will consider selling up...

Welsh Renting Homes (Fees etc.) Bill receives Royal Assent

By Marc Da Silva

The ban on fees charged by landlords and letting agents...

Landlords ordered to pay more than £6k for HMO failings

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord has been ordered to pay more than...

New post-Brexit Right to Rent guidance issued by the government

By Marc Da Silva

New guidance on Right to Rent checks for EU citizens...

New technology aims to provide greater gas safety accountability in the PRS

By Marc Da Silva

New technology has been launched in an attempt to improve...

Rogue landlord ordered to pay £1.1m after converting flats into ‘cramped bedsits’

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord who converted a flat in London Bridge...

Greater protection for landlords as CMP is made compulsory for letting agents

By Marc Da Silva

All letting agents in England are now required to belong...

Petition against ‘No DSS’ Rightmove listings hit 40,000 signatures

By Marc Da Silva

An online petition calling on Rightmove to ban ‘No DSS’...

Right to Rent branded ‘a farce’ by RLA

By Marc Da Silva

The controversial Right to Rent scheme, which requires landlords in...

Landlords must ensure properties ‘comply with the required standards’ or face court

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords are being urged to prepare for the new Homes...

Zoopla’s decision to ban ‘No DSS’ adverts welcomed by landlord association

By Marc Da Silva

Zoopla’s decision to issue ‘blanket bans against tenants in receipt...

Tenants can sue landlords for damp homes under new laws

By Marc Da Silva

Tenants now have the right to sue their landlords for...

RLA campaign to protect the rights of landlords to repossess their properties

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has launched a fresh campaign...

Tenant sentenced to 12 years in prison for burning down rental property

By Marc Da Silva

A tenant who was found guilty of deliberately burning down...

Zoopla to stop rental listings discriminating against benefits claimants

By Marc Da Silva

Zoopla will no longer allow letting agents and landlords to...

Pilot launched to improve energy efficiency of rented accommodation

By Marc Da Silva

A new pilot has been launched by TrustMark, the government...

Landlords association loses High Court battle to prevent new landlord rules

By Marc Da Silva

New enforcement rules covering living conditions in private rented housing...

Collapsed letting firm leaves landlords thousands of pounds out of pocket

By Marc Da Silva

A number of buy-to-let landlords have been left thousands of...

Labour plans to force landlords to offer ‘indefinite’ tenancies

By Marc Da Silva

A Labour government would aim to address what it sees...

Home Office to review Right to Rent checks following High Court ruling

By Marc Da Silva

The Home Office has announced that it plans to reassess...

Agents help landlords break strict short-term letting laws in London

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords in London are being encouraged by property management...

Landlords need support to ‘keep up-to-date’ with regulation changes

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords are being urged to seek guidance to ensure that...

Fraudsters claiming to be landlords leave tenants £20k out of pocket

By Marc Da Silva

Fraudsters posing as landlords have conned prospective tenants out of...

It’s time to tackle the scourge of sub-standard rental homes, says PayProp chief

By Marc Da Silva

Tenants living in sub-standard rented accommodation need greater support, according...

Landlord handed suspended sentence for illegally evicting tenant

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord in Leeds who left his tenant homeless...

BTL landlord jailed for forging HMO documents

By Marc Da Silva

An unscrupulous landlord who converted three family homes into houses...

Letting agent left red-faced after tomato plants mistaken for cannabis

By Marc Da Silva

When a tenant renting a property in West Lothian was...

Thousands of landlords ‘illegally’ letting energy inefficient homes

By Marc Da Silva

Tens of thousands of landlords across the UK could be...

Landlord fined for allowing tenants to live in property deemed ‘unfit for purpose’

By Marc Da Silva

A rogue landlord who allowed a family to live in...

BTL landlord ordered to pay more than £10k for badly maintained property

By Marc Da Silva

Toilet flushing discharged into the rear yard of a property,...

Call for Universal Credit overhaul as many claimants fall into rent arrears

By Marc Da Silva

Half the people seeking help with their Universal Credit claim...

Section 8 delays force many landlords to serve Section 21 notices instead

By Marc Da Silva

Section 8 delays are leaving more than half of landlords...

The Civil Justice Council doesn’t support plans for a housing court

By Marc Da Silva

The Civil Justice Council has said it cannot support government...

Landlords will be legally required to join a redress scheme, or face £5,000 fine

By Marc Da Silva

For the first time ever, buy-to-let landlords will be legally...

Letting fees ban set to come into force on 1 June 2019

By Marc Da Silva

The introduction of a ban on fees charged by landlords...

Almost £2.4m for councils to crack down on rogue landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Close to £2.4m of additional funding designed to clampdown on...

Universal Credit to be taken from claimants and paid directly to landlords

By Marc Da Silva

The government has announced a new online system that will...

Future Right to Rent system must be ‘reliable’ and treat people ‘fairly’

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s long-awaited White Paper on post-Brexit immigration policy, published...

Government introduces new room size guidance

By Marc Da Silva

The introduction of new guidance on room sizes in rented...

Tenancy deposit theft total exceeds £1.3m so far this year

By Marc Da Silva

The recent conviction of former letting agent Heather Crabb for...

Landlords give preference to white people with British passports, court told

By Marc Da Silva

A number of buy-to-let landlords are discriminating against prospective tenants...

Tenants set to be granted new powers to hold rogue landlords to account

By Marc Da Silva

Tenants are on the verge of being handed fresh powers...

Landlords and tenants left £105,000 out of pocket by rogue letting agents

By Marc Da Silva

At least 19 landlords and tenants have been left £105,000...

Government urged to rethink rent protection scheme

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s existing strategy to protect rent paid by tenants...

Landlord hit with record £1.5m fine for flouting planning rules

By Marc Da Silva

A notorious rogue landlord who illegally built a number of...

Councils struggling to take action over unlicensed HMOs

By Marc Da Silva

The new regulations introduced last month to bring mandatory licensing...

Rental deposits to be capped at five weeks rent

By Marc Da Silva

The tenancy security deposits that tenants leave with landlords or...

Landlords who reject tenants on housing benefits could be breaking equality laws

By Marc Da Silva

Thousands of landlords and lettings agents across the country could...

UK’s ‘worst landlord’ owes more than £100k in unpaid fines

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let investor, once dubbed “country’s worst landlord”, still owes...

Council spends £95k taking landlord to Supreme Court and loses

By Marc Da Silva

Nottingham City Council has been slammed for wasting taxpayers’ money...

Section 8 process is ‘no longer fit for purpose’, NLA says

By Marc Da Silva

A review of the section 8 possession process is urgently...

Landlord could have license revoked after tenant disputes legality of eviction

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord in Edinburgh, who faces losing his license...

Tenant causes almost £6k worth of damage after refusing to pay rent

By Marc Da Silva

A tenant who caused almost £6,000 worth of damage to...

Energy efficiency rules disadvantage landlords investing in rural homes

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords investing in the rural private rented sector face higher...

Increasing the ‘financial burden’ faced by landlords is ‘bad news’ for the PRS

By Marc Da Silva

This week’s announcement that landlords will need to pay the...

Ban of letting fees will see tenants living in poorest areas pay more – claim

By Marc Da Silva

Tenants living in some of the most deprived areas in...

Fresh calls for restrictions on Airbnb-style rentals to tackle housing shortage

By Marc Da Silva

There have been fresh calls for new restrictions on Airbnb...

Rogue landlord database to be made freely available, says PM

By Marc Da Silva

Tenants will be offered access to the government’s rogue landlord...

Failure of licensing system allows rogue landlords to ‘operate with impunity’

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s attempts to clampdown on rogue landlords have been...

BTL landlord fined for breaching his licence

By Marc Da Silva

A landlord in County Durham has been ordered to pay...

Universal Credit sends rent arrears soaring

By Marc Da Silva

The number of people seeking advice over rent arrears has...