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Licencing of landlords on the rise

The standard belief that landlords simply buy properties and let them out to people in exchange for rent payments seems fairly simple. It’s not. The number of pieces of legislation now associated with letting out a property has increased exponentially over the last decade to over 140. ... more

How to price your property to sell

Deciding a price to put your property on the market for can be a bit daunting. You may find yourself bouncing from not wanting to lose out financially by setting the price too low to not wanting to put potential buyers off by pricing your property too high. ... more

No passport? No rent

Under the new Right to Rent Scheme that was introduced in England earlier this year, Britons without a passport are finding it increasingly difficult to rent a property. Due to the new immigration checks that have to be completed under the... more

Do landlords believe the government is anti investor?

92% of landlords believe that the Government is ‘anti-landlord’, according to a recent survey. From the 783 landlords from across the nation that took part in the research, the overwhelming feeling seemed to be one of anger, ... more

Does Tesco have the answer to the housing crisis?

Tesco has come up with an innovative to solution to the lack of affordable housing in the UK. It has pledged to build new homes and leisure facilities around huge new supermarkets around the country. Of course, the supermarket giant will be hoping that this will also help overcome some of the objections to the proposed new... more

Dealing with noisy neighbours

A recent Which? survey found that one in four people have had a problem with nuisance neighbours in the last year. The most common complaint among neighbours tends to be noise related to dogs barking, kids or adults screaming, and loud music.... more

One in seven tenants in breach of tenancy agreement

According to recent research carried out by Direct Line, one in seven renters have broken the terms set out in their tenancy contracts. Whilst the majority of tenants, 65%, obeyed the rules set out in their rental agreements... more

Tenants Falling Victim to Online Fraud

Due to the increase in demand for rental properties over the last few years, prospective tenants are increasingly becoming victims of online fraudsters. Those looking for property in the capital are particularly targeted as they are often looking ... more

Do you live in a 'happy' place?

Leigh-on-Sea has earned itself the title of the happiest place to live in Britain, according to Rightmove’s annual ‘Happy at Home’ Index, thanks to a strong community spirit and sense of belonging, good access to sports and arts activities. ... more

Housebuilding continues to fall short of demand

Despite a rise in the number of housebuilding schemes, the actual number of houses being completed in the UK is actually falling, suggesting the government is not on track to hit its target of 1 million new homes by 2020.... more

The different profiles of today's tenant

In the UK currently there are around 4.5 million renters in the Private Rented Sector, a number expected to rise to around 6 million in the next few years. Some are choosing to rent as a long-term solution to their housing needs and other are using it as a... more

To let furnished or unfurnished. That is the question.

As a landlord one of your biggest decisions will be whether to let your property furnished or unfurnished. So which is best? The answer to that is that is largely dependent on who you would ideally like to let the property out to.... more

Half of middle-class children now being raised in rented accommodation

Half of middle-class children are now being brought up in rental accommodation, according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The rise in property prices is resulting in couples starting a family before they can afford to buy ... more

Landlord uncertainty impacting on rental property supply

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) is warning that landlords are hesitating to let their properties due to lack of government commitment to the private rented sector (PRS). ... more

Britain needs 5 million new homes

Projections produced by the Department of Communities and Local Government of the likely number of new homes needed in the UK have gone up since the last estimate produce two years ago.... more

The 'Waitrose effect' on house prices is real

Could it be that simply living close to a Waitrose could increase the value of your property by an average of almost £40,000? According to new research on the so called ‘Waitrose Effect’ by Lloyds Bank, the answer is yes!... more

Downsizing to fund a pension not realistic

Downsizing your home to fund an income in retirement is unrealistic, according to the former Pensions minister, Steve Webb.In a recent report from the insurer Royal London it was revealed that nearly 3 million working-age people... more

Council of Mortgage Lenders warns of excessive restrictions on BTL

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), has warned the Prudential Regulation Authority (part of the Bank of England) to beware of imposing too many restrictions on buy-to-let lending. ... more

Landlord mortgage arrears at 10 year low

Recent figures released by LSL Property Services show that buy-to-let mortgage arrears are at their lowest level since 2007. In the first quarter of 2016 there was a 9.7% drop in BTL mortgage arrears compared to the previous quarter. ... more

(Not) a long way from home

Recent research has revealed that 70% of people, who sold their primary residence, moved less than 20 miles to their new property. Of the 26,000 ‘house-movers’ in the last five years, those in the North East, East and South West were ... more

New build homes at seven year high

The Department for Communities and Local Government says the number of newly built homes is now at the highest level since 2008/09, ... more

Top 20 features that will sell your home

It used to be, in order to sell your home, all you really needed to do was paint all the walls Magnolia, have a bit of a de-clutter, pop on a pot of coffee and live near a good school. Buyers today however, are looking for a slightly different set of features.... more

Gas safety a burning issue for part-time landlords

Part-time landlords across the UK could be putting their tenant’s lives at risk by being unaware of gas safety legislation. According to a survey conducted by Atomic Research on behalf of British Gas, as much as 20% do not carry out the compulsory annual gas safety checks ... more

Abandoned properties a common issue for landlords

Abandoned properties are a more common problem for landlords than you might think. According to figures by National Landlords Association, on average, a third of landlords (36%) across the UK have been left with an abandoned property to deal with... more

Preparing to sell your home with a pet

If you are selling your home, you’ll want to do everything you can to ensure you get the best possible price, but being a pet owner may affect this. Home owners with pets could expect to receive offers as much as 5% below the asking price, ... more

Smallest Houses on the Block

An English person's home may feel like their castle but in terms of physical size, this is certainly not the case! Compared to the rest of the world the footprint of an average UK home is the smallest in the developed world... more

25% of British Mortgages Funded by ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’

A recent report shows that the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ will help 300,000 of their children to buy a home in 2016. This works out at an average of £17,500 per child and makes the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ amongst the top 10 UK mortgage lenders!... more

Good news for those selling a property with a granny flat

The three per cent ‘additional homes’ stamp duty surcharge came into effect on April 1 but not without criticism. Primarily targeting buy to let properties and second homes, the tax also applies to all properties with self-contained apartments... more

Landlords - is your documentation legal?

Research recently published by Direct Line reveals that up to 10% of landlords don’t use a fully legal letting agreement with their tenants. The research results highlights that some landlords have no formal written tenancy agreement in place ... more

Welsh election – rent controls on party agenda

The issue of rent controls has been raised by Plaid Cymru as part of next month’s Welsh Assembly elections. Plaid’s election manifesto pledges to ban fees paid by the tenant to letting agents and introduce rent controls. ... more

New Rentals Energy Efficiency rules introduced

Last Friday, 1st April 2016 marked the start of the new energy efficiency standards for housing in England and Wales. This is the first step in the UK government’s long-term drive... more

Government Property Rental figures based on 6 year old data

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) have claimed that the government may be basing its decisions concerning the private rented sector (PRS) on 6-year old data. ... more

Rental Housing drought predicted

According to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) there will be a reduced supply of rental housing and higher rents after the April tax hike for buy-to-let investors. ... more

Northwood, the #1 Agent in Milton Keynes

Northwood, the #1 Agent in Milton Keynes. What an amazing start to 2016 for all the team here at Northwood MK! We truly have started the New Year in style, taking the #1 spot on the All Agents website in Milton Keynes. ... more

Channel 4 Dispatches exposes ‘Housing Benefit Millionaires’

A Channel 4 Dispatches documentary aired Monday examined how “millionaire” private landlords are now the fastest growing provider of housing for housing benefit tenants. ... more

The new buy to let strategy

Since the Chancellor’s tax changes announced in his Summer Budget last July and then his targeting of Landlords with the new buy to let stamp duty surcharge in his Autumn Statement, ... more

Four out of five Tenants happy with their Landlord

On average across the country, 79 per cent of tenants have expressed satisfaction with their tenancies and their private landlords. ... more

20% of Tenants don't expect to get their full deposit back

Recent research shows that on average almost one-in-five tenants are saying that when they hand over their tenancy deposit, they don’t expect to see all their money back again. ... more

Do Tenants want longer tenancies?

Shelter has been pushing strongly for longer tenancies for the last few years. The charity has led the case for change and proposed a five-year Stable Rental Contract. ... more

Shelter "playing to people's fears"

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is accusing Shelter of “playing to people’s fears” when it issued a recent press release claiming a “record rise” in the number of calls its helpline has received ... more

Select committee questions changes to buy to let tax

The chancellor’s policy of prioritising homeownership at the expense of the buy-to-let market has come under criticism from the Treasury select committee.... more

Becoming a company doesn't 'stack up' for most landlords

According to a recent survey carried out by the National Landlords Association (NLA) 40 per cent of landlords (four in every 10 questioned) say they are seriously considering forming a limited company to operate their buy-to-let business ... more

Government Discriminating against UK property investors

Government policies are discriminating against UK private property investors, by making it easier for foreign investors to purchase properties. That’s according to recent allegations made by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA),... more

Increase in homelessness not landlords fault

The Residential Landlords’ Association (RLA) claims that private rented sector (PRS) landlords are being unfairly blamed for the increase in the number of homeless on the UK streets. ... more

The advantages of regular inspections

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) is advising landlords and their agents to carry out regular inspections of their rental properties. Particularly at this time of year when condensation is most likely to cause problems... more

Landlords must provide new tenants with 'How to Rent' guide

From the 1st of October 2015 it became law that landlords issue all new tenants with the latest edition of a Government publication “The How to Rent Guide”, along with a current Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and a current Gas Safety Certificate (CP12). ... more

Tenant being pursued for damages by landlady's insurers

A tenant who allegedly caused £128,000 of damage to a £1m rented property in Wiltshire is being pursued for damages by the landlady’s insurers. ... more

Councils advising tenants to ignore eviction notices

A recent survey conducted by The National Landlords’ Association reveals that an “alarming number of private tenants are being told by their local council to ignore eviction notices served by their landlords”... more

Cherie Blair starts legal battle against new Buy-to-Let tax

A successful challenge to George Osborne’s ground breaking buy-to-let tax - which is central to his Government’s strategy to grow home-ownership, help the young buy property ... more

A weed that can tie your property up in knots

Many non-native plant species occur in in the UK without causing any problems, however, there are a number - such as the infamous Japanese Knotweed plant - which can make a property un-mortgageable. ... more

Land Registry December 2015 Market data

The Land Registry for residential property prices in England and Wales has released its monthly market trend data to December 2015. ... more

Councils get £5m to tackle rogue Landlords

Local councils are to receive a £5m boost to their funding to help them tackle rogue landlords, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has announced..... more

Buyers and Renters - beware the deposit scam

A deposit scam operated by online fraudsters is a growing problem with crimes reported to be on average around £120,000. ... more

Landlord owned housing overtakes mortgaged owner-occupiers

The total value of UK landlord owned housing has now overtaken that held by mortgaged owner-occupiers, that’s according to a recent survey. ... more

Cambridge rent rises highest in the country

Cambridge is becoming more exclusive by the year, with rent increases beating national records. According to a recent report by the Cambridge News, Cambridge’s private rental market has been branded “a bonanza for landlords”... more

Landlords to lead legal tax challenge

A group of landlords is to launch a legal challenge to George Osborne’s buy-to-let tax changes, which are due to come into force from April 2017.... more

Beware Tenants Deliberately Damaging Property

Recent changes in retaliatory eviction legislation mean that if tenants deliberately damage the property, they can infact avoid eviction.... more

Councils Want Greater Powers to Tackle Rogue Landlords

The Local Government Association (LGA) which represents councils at national level says the present system for dealing with rogue landlords is “unfit for purpose” ... more

BTL clampdown won’t help Generation Rent

Commenting on George Osborne’s buy-to-let clampdown, a deVere Group representative says that Stamp Duty move will not help “Generation Rent” ... more

Landlord distraught with trashed property

Private landlords increasingly take up the mantle of social landlords by taking... more

New Procedure to help landlords maintain properties

Landlords in Scotland are to be given new powers which will allow them to gain access to their properties to carry out essential maintenance work.... more

Telegraph article attacks Tories over Buy-to-Let

The Tory supporting Daily Telegraph has published an article “The Tories latest attack on buy-to-let”, surprisingly for this Tory tome, sometimes referred to as the “Torygraph”... more

Landlord maims tenant in rent arrears row

A father-of-three who ran his car over his tenant during a rent arrears row gets ten years in jail.... more

Landlords focus on cheaper buy-to-lets

Buy to let (BTL) investors are looking to the cheaper end of the market, chiefly in lower priced areas, as low interest rates still encourage buying, but tougher ... more

Landlord registration scheme launched

The Welsh Assembly’s answer to the “housing crisis” in Wales, “Rent Smart Wales”, registration scheme got off to a slow start last week with a new landlord registration and licensing scheme.... more

Rent Affordability – a world-wide crisis

Judging by the stories you read in the UK press, you would be forgiven for thinking that rent affordability is confined to the UK. Think again. This is a world-wide crisis.... more

Stamp Duty levy put on Buy-to-Let

Chancellor George Osborne in his autumn statement today said he would introduce new rates of stamp duty from next April that would include a 3 per cent hike in duty on the purchases of buy-to-let rentals and second homes.... more

5-year Property Market Forecast - Savills

Homeownership has been in decline but the majority of the “Baby Boomer” generation households in the UK still own their own home.... more

Landlords and the Housing and Planning Bill

The Housing and Planning Bill is set to become a cornerstone of the Conservative Government’s vision for the property and rental market to 2020.... more

Minister - Rogue landlords cram foreigners in Beds in Sheds

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis says rogue landlords are fuelling illegal immigration by housing illegals in “dangerous, dirty and overcrowded” homes.... more

Most renters want short tenancies

Despite several tenants’ campaigning groups claiming that renters want long-term tenancy agreements, credible evidence points otherwise. Most renters want short tenancies.... more

Government pledges £5m to tackle rogue landlords

Councils are to be offered an extra £5m to tackle rogue landlords, who in some areas have spawned a plague of “beds in sheds”.... more

New Electrical Safety law for properties in Scotland

From 1st December 2015, private landlords are to be responsible for ensuring that an electrical safety inspection of their property is carried out by a registered electrician at least every five years.... more

Are You Prepared for Right-to-Rent Day?

The 1st of February next year (2016) is the day you need to remember as the start of Right-to-Rent across England, when commencing a new tenancy.... more

Rents to rise by 4.5% in 2016 says JLL Report

In a new residential research report entitled “Building Foundations” property consultants JLL say of the UK rental market:... more

Bank of England maintains Bank Rate at 0.5%

BREAKING – with CPI inflation at around -0.1%, it is being speculated that the current 0.5% Bank Rate could be held until well into 2017.... more

Buy-to-let tax is unfair and unworkable

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) has slammed the chancellor’s new buy to let tax as “unreasonable and unworkable” ... more

Curbs on buy-to-let mortgages announced

BREAKING – Chancellor has said Thursday he is taking Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney’s warning over buy-to-let mortgages “very seriously”.... more

Starting Date for Rent Smart Wales

BREAKING – The Starting Date for Rent Smart Wales has been announced – the new requirements under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014... more

Planning shake-up to boost housing development

Planning regulations changes will introduce new measures which will make it easier to turn underused office buildings into new homes.... more

Right to Rent checks Mandatory Feb 1st

BREAKING – a Government press release today from James Brokenshire MP at The Home Office , UK Visas and Immigration, confirms that Right to Rent Immigration checks will be mandatory for all lettings in England from the 1st of February 2016.... more

HMRC landlord campaign brings in £50m to date

The campaign, which is a voluntary disclosure opportunity aimed at helping buy-to-let landlords “get their taxes in order”, has brought in over £50m since its launch. Over 10,000 landlords have disclosed tax on... more

New housing bill plans to transform the UK housing market

The government says its new Housing and Planning Bill marks the start of a national crusade to transform generation rent into generation buy, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis announced Tuesady (13 October 2015).... more

22% of all UK households now rent

With the steady rise in house prices, far out-pacing average wage increases, particularly in London and the South East, renting for many people has become the only affordable option. Home ownership, declared a priority for the Conservative Government at their recent party conference, ... more

Government ignores pleas to reconsider "turnover tax" changes

The RLA has said it will continue to lobby to ensure landlord voices are heard on this issue and to mitigate its effects as much as possible before its introduction 1st April 2017. In the meantime it is urging all landlords to consider writing to their local MPs to emphasise the importance of this issue to landlords.... more

The reality of renting for most tenants

Against a backdrop of increasing rents (a quarter of tenants have experienced a recent rise), and media stories from campaigning groups arguing for changes to tenancy laws, the results of a recent survey of over 700 UK tenants makes for interesting reading.... more

Labour pledges to build 100,000 new council homes

The Minister of Housing and Planning Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP and her department have announced the appointment of Taylor Wimpey Chief Executive Pete Redfern to undertake “an independent review to analyse the root causes of this decline” and “set out the ideas needed for a wide new debate”.... more

Tenants now better protected than ever

Last week marked the start of a new era in tenant protections in England, as stronger regulations were introduced into the private rented sector (PRS) from the 1st of October 2015 – tenants are better protected than ever. The new rules will increase the workload of landlords and agents but will mean that landlords are now required by law ... more

An Analysis of Scotland's private rental sector

The Scotsman newspaper Dan Cookson Head of Research at Lettingweb has produced a detailed analysis of Scotland’s private rental sector (PRS) which he claims “is often perceived as being dominated by rogues, rocketing rent prices and ... more

Rent Arrears at a two-year high

The latest Tenant Arrears Tracker issued highlights that the number of tenants 2 or more months behind in paying their rent has now reached 74,000. The figure is 7.2% higher than at the same time last year.... more

Trading Standards warning over CO2 alarms

Leicestershire County Council’s Trading Standards Service has issued a warning over CO alarms fitted to rental properties as it found several carbon monoxide alarms purchased from small online suppliers are not working.... more

Pension Freedom will not dramatically increase BTL

New research indicates that only around 5 per cent of landlords plan to use money released from a pensions to fund further buy-to-let (BTL) expansion. The Chancellor’s plan to give those with pension pots the freedom ... more

Concern that profitable buy-to-lets may turn negative

Research carried out by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) shows that planned tax changes for buy-to-lets by the Chancellor in his Summer Budget, far from being restricted to tax hikes for the wealthier landlords, could push small-scale operators with just one property into making losses.... more

The future of the rental market according to Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn sees housing as a priority and it's an issue that he is quite vocal on. IN his recently released document "Tackling the Housing Crisis" he sets out his plans for the future of housing in Britain.... more

What about tenants working from home?

Tenants working from home – the number of people working from home has increased to almost one-in-seven over the past decade, with the self-employed running home businesses and employees spending more time being home based, it’s inevitable that many of these people are tenants.... more

Industry response to Immigration Bill 2015

With the ink hardly dry on the 2014 Immigration Act, which is meant to limit access to services, facilities, citizenship, housing and employment by reference to immigration status, the Immigration Bill 2015 amendment, tabled following the Conservative Government’s successful election result... more

Right to Rent checks could reduce Tenant trust

Despite reports of the success of the right-to-rent pilot running in the West Midlands, one landlord organisation thinks lawful tenants could be refused housing due to the Government’s plans to turn landlords into “border police” and others think it could damage landlord-tenant relations.... more

Natwest in bid to attract professional landlords

In a change of policy at Natwest Intermediary Solutions, the bank will introduce changes to its buy-to-let criteria from 11th September which will enable its brokers to target professional landlords, widening its appeal in the buy-to-let market.... more

UK 4th in the world to invest in property

The UK investment property market comes out fourth best in the world to invest in residential property, due mainly to a huge housing shortage, a growing population and the country’s continuing economic growth, that’s according to recent research by Savills. The performance of prime-city and second-home markets relative to their country and key demand variables ... more

Council benefit payment delays affect half of tenants

Delays by local councils in paying housing benefits to tenants is causing hardship to tenants as well as landlords and is one of the principle reasons why some landlords hesitate to take on tenants claiming the benefit. More than half (52 per ... more

Media attacks on landlords continue...

Campaigning groups which ran a concerted media campaigns before the May general election, have resumed their campaigns focussing on the private rented sector (PRS), pushing for rent controls and now claiming in the press that 125,000 tenants have suffered abusive behaviour from landlords in the past year.... more

Brandon Lewis renews government commitment to PRS

Speaking at the RESI housing conference in Newport, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis confirmed the government’s support for the private rented sector saying: “We will crack down on rogue landlords and drive them out of business. But we will never jeopardise the new appetite for investment in this sector with red tape and unnecessary regulation. That would simply undo the good work of the last 5 years – a journey that has taken this country from the brink of bankruptcy... more

Are you compliant for Smoke and CO Detectors '

Smoke & CO Detectors – if you have a rental property without smoke detectors, or where there are solid fuel burners (coal or wood burning) without carbon monoxide detectors, then you need to act now.... more

Rent Controls to hit Scottish Landlords

Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon has set-out her plans through a new Private Tenancies Bill which will 'improve security for private tenants, introduce rent controls and abolish the 'bedroom tax' as early as possible.... more

Government response to landlord taxation petition

The government announced sweeping changes to landlord taxation of buy-to-let properties in the Chancellor's summer budget which have both surprised and outraged many landlords. The removal of interest rate relief on mortgages over a sliding scale 4 year period will undoubtedly impact on landlords across the country.... more

Dust can give builders and DIYers heart disease

A study by British researchers has found that builders and DIYers creating dust emissions by doing things like drilling and sanding can create clouds of microscopic particles which, when breathed in, can lead to heart disease and cancer.... more

Gas boiler engineers putting lives at risk

A Which investigation discovered that only two out of ten gas engineers selected at random, carried out their checks correctly. Their conclusion was that poor work carried out by the majority of gas boiler engineers was putting people's lives at risk.... more

Evictions in England and Wales at record levels

Evictions in England and Wales at record levels... more

Are unsuspecting British Airbnb landlords in for a tax shock?

Are unsuspecting British Airbnb landlords in for a tax shock?... more

Wear and Tear Allowance claimed by half of all landlords

Nearly half (47 per cent) of landlords will be affected by the announcement in the post-election Summer Budget about the removal of the annual wear and tear allowance, according to research conducted by the National Landlords Association (NLA).... more

Bigger deposits needed for buy-to-let loans

Bigger deposits needed for buy-to-let loans... more

Rents rise but house prices rise faster

Rents rise but house prices rise faster... more

Online tax relief petition reaches critical 10,000 signatures

Online tax relief petition reaches critical 10,000 signatures... more

Buy-to-Let Lenders no longer a pushover

Buy-to-Let Lenders no longer a pushover... more

Corbyn's housing policy would be disastrous

Corbyn's housing policy would be disastrous... more

UK BoE interest rates remain unchanged

UK BoE interest rates remain unchanged... more

The Immigration Crisis and Landlords

The Immigration Crisis and Landlords... more

Immigration Checks - Update

Immigration Checks - Update... more

Generation Rent includes many landlords

Generation Rent includes many landlords... more

Summer Budget prompts landlords to raise rents

Summer Budget prompts landlords to raise rents... more

One in Three will Rent in Retirement

One in Three will Rent in Retirement... more

Bank of England may crack-down on buy to let mortgages

Bank of England may crack-down on buy to let mortgages... more

Bank of England warns of Interest Rate Rise

Bank of England warns of Interest Rate Rise... more

Osborne is serious about house building

Osborne is serious about house building... more

Key points of the Summer Budget for landlords

Key points of the Summer Budget for landlords... more

One-fifth of MPs are Landlords

One-fifth of MPs are Landlords... more

First time buyers lack mortgage knowledge

First time buyers lack mortgage knowledge... more

Lodger allowance increased to £7,500

Lodger allowance increased to £7,500... more

UK Landlords mortgage borrowing reaches £200bn

A growing army of buy-to-let landlords in Britain are now indebted to the tune of £200bn to fund their property investments.This figures were revealed recently by the Bank of England as it worries that the huge amount of money could pose a risk to the banking system.... more

Radical budget brings changes for landlords & tenants

Breaking News: a radical budget brings in big changes for landlords & tenants. Chancellor George Osborne has announced large working age benefits cuts to be offset by a new national living wage in his budget speech Wednesday.... more

Changes to Renting Homes (Wales) Bill

The Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee at the Welsh Assembly say the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill needs to be stronger and modernised. It is said that one-third of the Welsh population live in rented ... more

Tenant Stole Dishwasher and Flooded Flat

A North East landlord suffered thousands of pounds worth of damage to his flat when his tenant stole the dishwasher, leaving water leaking which flooded the flat and caused damage to the flat below.... more

180,000 Scottish tenancies not in Deposit Protection

The 'Make Renting Right' conference brought the good Scottish private landlords together with their counterparts in housing associations and advice agencies, and there was some good news, says Councillor Jimmy Black in his Blog for Scottish ... more

Private tenants need Right to Buy says Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn the Islington North MP and Labour leadership hopeful is calling for a right to buy for private tenants. One of the four Labour leadership candidates, Jeremy Corbyn is launching a consultation on a policy which he says is aimed private tenants... more

Companies House makes its data available free

Ronald Regan famously said: 'The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help, well it would seem this government is really trying hard to change that.... more

Arsenal tops the League of renting prices

Arsenal tops the league table every time when it comes to renting prices in their area.With a two bedroom flat going for £2,000 per calendar month you'd almost need to be on a footballer's wage to afford it.... more

Challenge to Labour leadership bidders - read report on rent control

Challenge to Labour leadership bidders - read report on rent controlIn the run-up to the general election in May the idea of imposing rent controls on UK landlords again became a topic of heated debate, especially as Labour committed themselves to a form on rent control or 'rent capping' in their election manifesto.... more

The Average Tenancy is Nearly Three Years

A property industry study report conducted by property consults Allsop in partnership with BDRC, a market research consultancy, found that the average assured shorthold tenancy length is now almost three years. Allsop?s fifth annual 'Rent Check Report' findings ... more

Private Rented Sector Tenants Overwhelmingly Satisfied

By far the majority of private rented sector (PRS) tenants are satisfied with their tenancies. In a recent survey of tenants* they said they are happy with the terms of their tenancy agreements and the level of rent they pay.... more

UK house prices could rise 25% in next five years

UK house prices could rise 25% in next five years... more

Will the big boys spoil the buy-to-let party '

Will the big boys spoil the buy-to-let party ?... more

Deposit dispute guide for landlords and agents

Deposit dispute guide for landlords and agents... more

Shadow chancellor U-Turns on Labour PRS Policy

Shadow chancellor U-Turns on Labour PRS Policy... more

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics... more

Manchester gives highest Buy to Let yields

Manchester gives highest Buy to Let yields... more

The PRS now rivals the Stock Market

The PRS now rivals the Stock Market... more

Landlords and the risk of Legionella

Landlords and the risk of Legionella... more

Landlords spooked into selling-up over election fears

Landlords spooked into selling-up over election fears... more

Government Plans National Landlord Licensing Scheme

Government Plans National Landlord Licensing Scheme... more

Buy-to-Let Landlords Planning for Steady Growth

Landlords are planning for steady growth as optimism rises and research shows there has been a shift in the type of property landlords are looking for. ... more

Brandon Lewis to retain Housing Minister post after all…

News Up-date: Monday, Mark Francois was named as Brandon Lewis’ replacement as housing and planning minister. ... more

3,000 Scottish Landlords in bid to stop rent controls

More than three thousand Scottish landlords have signed a petition strongly opposing the proposed introduction of rent controls in new legislation which could also abolish the “no fault” eviction procedure introduced in the Housing Act in 1988. ... more

Prayers answered at Church of England, blessed by property boom

The recovery in the UK?s property market, seven years after the deepest recession in living memory, has helped boost the Church of England's investment portfolio to a high of £6.7bn at the end of last year, more than £1bn higher than just before the 2008 financial crash.... more

Property funds hit record valuations

Property funds hit record valuations... more

Large Scale build-to-let threat to small-scale buy-to-let?

Large Scale build-to-let threat to small-scale buy-to-let?... more

Regional rents catching up with London

Regional rents catching up with London... more

Buy to Let booms, but a slow-down is inevitable

Buy to Let booms, but a slow-down is inevitable... more

Buy-to-Let Landlords Planning for Steady Growth

Buy-to-Let Landlords Planning for Steady Growth... more

Politicians are failing private tenants

Politicians are failing private tenants... more

Landlords should be aware of new building safety rules

Landlords should be aware of new building safety rules... more

More households, fewer occupiers, higher prices

More households, fewer occupiers, higher prices... more

153 MPs declare income from renting out properties

153 MPs declare income from renting out properties... more

What do the election results mean for landlords and agents?

What do the election results mean for landlords and agents?... more

BBC Panorama responds to RLA complaint

BBC Panorama responds to RLA complaint... more

ARLA survey predicts landlords will leave if Labour win

ARLA survey predicts landlords will leave if Labour win... more

ARLA Election Survey Predictions

ARLA Election Survey Predictions... more

Many Landlords would quit if Labour win.

Many Landlords would quit if Labour win.... more

What's driving the changes in the Housing Market?

What's driving the changes in the Housing Market?... more

Landlords squeezing out FTBs is a myth!

Landlords squeezing out FTBs is a myth!... more

Eric Pickles condemns Labour's rent control plans...

Eric Pickles condemns Labour's rent control plans...... more

Politicians at odds over renting regulation

Politicians at odds over renting regulation... more

Landlord Action evicts 'Dead or Alive' Singer

Landlord Action evicts ?Dead or Alive? Singer... more

Bedroom sizes in HMOs

Bedroom sizes in HMOs... more

Ex Labour Minister warns about Rent Caps

Ex Labour Minister warns about Rent Caps... more

Longer tenancies will help no one?

Longer tenancies will help no one?... more

New Build vs Second Hand in central London

New Build vs Second Hand in central London... more

How do the parties compare on housing & the PRS

How do the parties compare on housing & the PRS... more

Greens launch attack on private landlords

Greens launch attack on private landlords... more

House prices to rise by 1.5% nationwide

House prices to rise by 1.5% nationwide... more

The Tories represent the interests of landlords, say landlords

The Tories represent the interests of landlords, say landlords... more

Landlords Seeking Clarification over Sub-Letting

Landlords Seeking Clarification over Sub-Letting... more

Can Private Landlords learn from Housing Associations?

Can Private Landlords learn from Housing Associations?... more

Will politicians throw out the PRS 'baby with the bathwater??

Will politicians throw out the PRS ?baby with the bathwater??... more

London rents over double UK average

London rents over double UK average... more

ARLA calls for re-think on Retaliatory Eviction Law

ARLA calls for re-think on Retaliatory Eviction Law... more

Tenancy Law Reform in progress - Scotland

Tenancy Law Reform in progress - Scotland... more

Will Landlords Cope with New Tenancy Law?

Will Landlords Cope with New Tenancy Law?... more

Right to Buy for housing association tenants

Right to Buy for housing association tenants... more

Arguments for renting over buying are compelling

Arguments for renting over buying are compelling... more

Let to one tenant and get another – Budget 2015?

Let to one tenant and get another – Budget 2015?... more

The Budget with no surprises.

The Budget with no surprises.... more

House of Lords pass revenge eviction law

House of Lords pass revenge eviction law... more

RLA Chairman challenges 'biased' TV programme

RLA Chairman challenges ?biased? TV programme... more

Government announces new rental fire safety rules

Government announces new rental fire safety rules... more

Coventry is a buy-to-let landlords paradise

Coventry is a buy-to-let landlords paradise... more

Market review of standards in residential property management

Market review of standards in residential property management... more

Landlords put more money down for buy-to-let mortgages

Landlords put more money down for buy-to-let mortgages... more

France dominates Expat Deposits at DPS

France dominates Expat Deposits at DPS... more

Rent cap fears halting buy-to-let investment

Rent cap fears halting buy-to-let investment... more

Private rental sector needs £1.4 trillion by 2035

Private rental sector needs £1.4 trillion by 2035... more

Tories promise 200,000 starter homes if they win election

Tories promise 200,000 starter homes if they win election... more

Renting in England Doubles in 10 Years

Renting in England Doubles in 10 Years... more

New landlord fees code for letting agents

New landlord fees code for letting agents... more

Buy to let mortgage rates hit lowest level ever

Buy to let mortgage rates hit lowest level ever... more

Students Lettings Market becoming more Competitive

Students Lettings Market becoming more Competitive... more

Landlords' Liability for Repairs more onerous than thought…

Landlords? Liability for Repairs more onerous than thought…... more

Deregulation Bill brings in more Regulations

Deregulation Bill brings in more Regulations... more

Let Property Campaign brings in £7.9 million for HMRC

Let Property Campaign brings in £7.9 million for HMRC... more

Tenant deposit schemes gift landlord info to HMRC

Tenant deposit schemes gift landlord info to HMRC... more

Leading Property Consultant Kate Faulkner writes PRS Report

Leading Property Consultant Kate Faulkner writes PRS Report... more

Buy to let flood cover up by 500%

Buy to let flood cover up by 500%... more

CML warns Scottish Govt on Rent Controls

CML warns Scottish Govt on Rent Controls... more

Homes sell for 15% less at auction

Homes sell for 15% less at auction... more

Scots struggling to find rented properties

Scots struggling to find rented properties... more

Election fears fail to dent buy to let confidence

Election fears fail to dent buy to let confidence... more

77,000 homes bought under Help to Buy

77,000 homes bought under Help to Buy... more

Eviction fees for landlords set to go up again

Eviction fees for landlords set to go up again... more

BBC programme shows Buy-to-Let not all plain sailing

BBC programme shows Buy-to-Let not all plain sailing... more

Tenant survey busts rogue buy to let landlord myths

Tenant survey busts rogue buy to let landlord myths... more

Draft buy to let mortgage regulation rules revealed

Draft buy to let mortgage regulation rules revealed... more

Peer-to-peer buy to let lender appeals to savers

Peer-to-peer buy to let lender appeals to savers... more

Landlords pay damages for unlawful evictions

Landlords pay damages for unlawful evictions... more

Top 10 hot spots and not spots for buy to let

Top 10 hot spots and not spots for buy to let... more

Buy to let mortgages up nearly 10% in a year

Buy to let mortgages up nearly 10% in a year... more

Landlords losing deposit disputes through lack of effort

Landlords losing deposit disputes through lack of effort... more

New twist on tax and private residence relief

New twist on tax and private residence relief... more

Stamp Duty - Watch out for linked transaction tax trap

Stamp Duty - Watch out for linked transaction tax trap... more

Staggering Scale of Landlord Buy-to-Let Investment

Staggering Scale of Landlord Buy-to-Let Investment... more

Don?t miss that tax return deadline

Don?t miss that tax return deadline... more

Post Christmas landlord blues - no rent in January?

Post Christmas landlord blues - no rent in January?... more

Landlords not up-to-speed with immigration checks

Landlords not up-to-speed with immigration checks... more

Easy access could trigger buy to let pension bonanza

Easy access could trigger buy to let pension bonanza... more

Taxman reveals top 10 terrible tax excuses

Taxman reveals top 10 terrible tax excuses... more

Landlords warned to watch out for bogus gas fitters

Landlords warned to watch out for bogus gas fitters... more

UK Tenants over £800m in Rent Arrears

UK Tenants over £800m in Rent Arrears... more

Cash-strapped tenants borrow to pay the rent

Cash-strapped tenants borrow to pay the rent... more

Buy to let rents up 8.3% in a year

Buy to let rents up 8.3% in a year... more

Revenge Eviction Bill Rescued

Revenge Eviction Bill Rescued... more

Buy to Leave Landlords could Face Fines

Buy to Leave Landlords could Face Fines... more

Stamp duty slashed for home buyers

Stamp duty slashed for home buyers... more

Tactics by a new breed of tenant – Eviction Blockers

Tactics by a new breed of tenant – Eviction Blockers... more

Part-time landlords pocket £28 billion buy to let rents

Part-time landlords pocket £28 billion buy to let rents... more

Revenge Eviction Bill Fails

Revenge Eviction Bill Fails... more

Britain's cheapest buy to let cities for rents

Britain's cheapest buy to let cities for rents... more

Landlords suffer from too much unfair bad press

Landlords suffer from too much unfair bad press... more

Can Landlords Discriminate when Selecting Tenants?

Can Landlords Discriminate when Selecting Tenants?... more

Will Rent Rises Really Result in Mass Poverty?

Will Rent Rises Really Result in Mass Poverty?... more

Bank of England to delay any interest rate rise

Bank of England to delay any interest rate rise... more

Best way to spend to improve a buy to let

Best way to spend to improve a buy to let... more

Should you cash in your pension for buy to let?

Should you cash in your pension for buy to let?... more

Ten things you should know about tax avoidance

Ten things you should know about tax avoidance... more

Why landlords can?t rely on guidance from HMRC

Why landlords can?t rely on guidance from HMRC... more

New rules for buy to let lending on the way

New rules for buy to let lending on the way... more

Spooky sixth sense puts people off moving into a home

Spooky sixth sense puts people off moving into a home... more

Buy to let landlords boosted by tenant demand

Buy to let landlords boosted by tenant demand... more

Are tenant references worth the effort?

Are tenant references worth the effort?... more

What renters expect from a buy to let home

What renters expect from a buy to let home... more

Students Paying £100k per year for Mayfair Apartments

Students Paying £100k per year for Mayfair Apartments... more

Understanding the Mind-set of the Burglar

Understanding the Mind-set of the Burglar... more

Landlords respond to HMRC warning in their droves?

Landlords respond to HMRC warning in their droves?... more

Landlord Action says more landlords using Section 21

Landlord Action says more landlords using Section 21... more

Government heating advice goes cold

Government heating advice goes cold... more

Retaliatory Evictions - the landlords' "fight back"

Retaliatory Evictions - the landlords' "fight back"... more

Labour plans will block buy-to-let purchases

Labour plans will block buy-to-let purchases... more

Do new laws make you a landlord or a letting agent?

Do new laws make you a landlord or a letting agent?... more

Buy to let cars are the latest high yield investment fad

Buy to let cars are the latest high yield investment fad... more

Private landlords locked out of Rent To Buy

Private landlords locked out of Rent To Buy... more

Vince Cable calls for more house building

Vince Cable calls for more house building... more

Is A Buy To Let Pension The Best Place For Your Money?

Is A Buy To Let Pension The Best Place For Your Money?... more

Supply must be increased to Meet Rental Demand

Supply must be increased to Meet Rental Demand... more

New Consumer Protection Rules affect Landlords

New Consumer Protection Rules affect Landlords... more

Osborne - benefits cuts could hit landlords.

Osborne - benefits cuts could hit landlords.... more

Government Announce Rent to Buy Scheme

Government Announce Rent to Buy Scheme... more

How buy to let has changed housing in the UK

How buy to let has changed housing in the UK... more

More People Planning to Use Property to Fund Retirement

More People Planning to Use Property to Fund Retirement... more

Five tenants chasing each rental property

Five tenants chasing each rental property... more

Dirty homes and unfriendly landlords put off tenants

Dirty homes and unfriendly landlords put off tenants... more

News Archive

News Archive... more

Over 60s are looking towards property pensions

Over 60s are looking towards property pensions... more

Landlords strongly oppose bill on 'revenge evictions?

Landlords strongly oppose bill on ?revenge evictions?... more

Britain's buy to let hot spots revealed

Britain's buy to let hot spots revealed... more

Housing Minister champions the Private Rented Sector

Housing Minister champions the Private Rented Sector... more

Looking for a lodger, How about a Walrus?

Looking for a lodger, How about a Walrus?... more

A quarter of all landlords lack full insurance cover says AXA

A quarter of all landlords lack full insurance cover says AXA... more

HMRC targets landlord tax cheats

HMRC targets landlord tax cheats... more

Supermarket is voted Britain's ugliest new building

Supermarket is voted Britain's ugliest new building... more

AXA warns landlords over tenant screening

AXA warns landlords over tenant screening... more

Property owners go cheap and buy wrong insurance

Property owners go cheap and buy wrong insurance... more

Fees ban in Scotland leads to rent rises

Fees ban in Scotland leads to rent rises... more

Tenants “Feel the Pinch” as Rents Rise Faster than Wages

Tenants “Feel the Pinch” as Rents Rise Faster than Wages... more

Rents are rising - but by how much?

Rents are rising - but by how much?... more

Landlords Urged to Check their Agent’s Client Money Protection

Landlords Urged to Check their Agent’s Client Money Protection... more

Immigration Act - tenant checks

Immigration Act - tenant checks... more

My carpet's not working' and other odd tenant requests

My carpet's not working? and other odd tenant requests... more

No Interest Rate Rise until 2015

No Interest Rate Rise until 2015... more

Britain's worst tenants identified

Britain's worst tenants identified... more

Expats face property tax hike

Expats face property tax hike... more

Third of tenants never meet their landlord

Third of tenants never meet their landlord... more

Landlords need to be professional

Landlords need to be professional... more

Repossessed homes sell for 35% less than market value

Repossessed homes sell for 35% less than market value... more

First time landlords take out more buy to let mortgages

First time landlords take out more buy to let mortgages... more

40,000 homes bought through Help to Buy

40,000 homes bought through Help to Buy... more

45,000 landlords in HMRC firing line for avoiding tax

45,000 landlords in HMRC firing line for avoiding tax... more

A Landlord's liability for tenant nuisance

A Landlord's liability for tenant nuisance... more

Halifax House Price Index – UK House Prices

Halifax House Price Index – UK House Prices... more

House prices will rise 30% by 2019

House prices will rise 30% by 2019... more

What's the difference between joint tenants and tenants in common?

What's the difference between joint tenants and tenants in common?... more

Britain is facing another property bubble, warns IMF

Britain is facing another property bubble, warns IMF... more

Middle-aged renters grab affordable buy to let homes

Middle-aged renters grab affordable buy to let homes... more

Landlords optimistic about buoyant buy to let market

Landlords optimistic about buoyant buy to let market... more

Serious rent arrears drop, but evictions rise

Serious rent arrears drop, but evictions rise... more

Why house price surveys deliver the wrong results

Why house price surveys deliver the wrong results... more

Buy to let rents soar by 7.5% in a year

Buy to let rents soar by 7.5% in a year... more

House price rises slow down as demand evaporates

House price rises slow down as demand evaporates... more

Tenants fail to come clean over dirty home disputes

Tenants fail to come clean over dirty home disputes... more

House prices to peak in 2015 - the fall for four years

House prices to peak in 2015 - the fall for four years... more

Rent arrears are Britain's worst debt problem

Rent arrears are Britain's worst debt problem... more

Housing minister's blueprint for good landlords

Housing minister's blueprint for good landlords... more

Do you fit the average landlord profile?

Do you fit the average landlord profile?... more

Buy to let mortgage costs are hidden in the fees

Buy to let mortgage costs are hidden in the fees... more

Should you switch your pension into buy to let?

Should you switch your pension into buy to let?... more

Buy to let brothel shock for landlord

Buy to let brothel shock for landlord... more

Where buy to let investors are reaping top yields

Where buy to let investors are reaping top yields... more

HMRC clarifies renewals and wear-and-tear guidance

HMRC clarifies renewals and wear-and-tear guidance... more

HMRC names and shames landlord tax defaulters

HMRC names and shames landlord tax defaulters... more

Living space - the final frontier for lifestyle planning

Living space - the final frontier for lifestyle planning... more

Buy to let lending picks up but still below peak levels

Buy to let lending picks up but still below peak levels... more

Labour loses vote to scrap letting agent fees

Labour loses vote to scrap letting agent fees... more

Landlords have record choice of buy to let loans

Landlords have record choice of buy to let loans... more

Buy to let bonanza outstrips every other investment

Buy to let bonanza outstrips every other investment... more

How extra space adds value to buy to let homes

How extra space adds value to buy to let homes... more

Don't give in to claims about buy to let yield

Don't give in to claims about buy to let yield... more

Cost of evicting tenants set to rise

Cost of evicting tenants set to rise... more

Drawing pension cash for investing in buy to let

Drawing pension cash for investing in buy to let... more

Capital gains shake-up brings expats in line with UK taxpayers

Capital gains shake-up brings expats in line with UK taxpayers... more

How do British house prices compare globally?

How do British house prices compare globally?... more

Would you believe there's a huge fencing shortage?

Would you believe there's a huge fencing shortage?... more

The 2014 Budget

The 2014 Budget... more

Nuisance neighbours cause an uproar

Nuisance neighbours cause an uproar... more

Buy to let rents up as renters make lifestyle choices

Buy to let rents up as renters make lifestyle choices... more

Housing charity branded as 'landlord bashers'

Housing charity branded as 'landlord bashers'... more

Buy to let lending surges by more than 50%

Buy to let lending surges by more than 50%... more

Private landlords under threat from Build to Rent?

Private landlords under threat from Build to Rent?... more

Osborne urged to offer tax relief for property pensions

Osborne urged to offer tax relief for property pensions... more

Game Over - Landlords win hands down

Game Over - Landlords win hands down... more

Buy to let overtakes social housing for first time

Buy to let overtakes social housing for first time... more

Landlords need to log how they look after fallen trees

Landlords need to log how they look after fallen trees... more

Money men ready to move into Build to Let

Money men ready to move into Build to Let... more

Buy to let mortgage stats explained

Buy to let mortgage stats explained... more

Landlord repossessions drop to lowest in six years

Landlord repossessions drop to lowest in six years... more

Now's the time for landlords to get in a mortgage fix

Now's the time for landlords to get in a mortgage fix... more

Tax crackdown to tackle buy to let landlords

Tax crackdown to tackle buy to let landlords... more

Ghost tenant warning as rented homes are sub-let

Ghost tenant warning as rented homes are sub-let... more

Full time landlords reaping buy to let profits

Full time landlords reaping buy to let profits... more

Build to rent blocks ready to dominate city skylines

Build to rent blocks ready to dominate city skylines... more

1 in 3 buy to let investors want to go pro

1 in 3 buy to let investors want to go pro... more

How house prices are moving across Europe

How house prices are moving across Europe... more

Buy to lets not covered by Flood Re insurance subsidy

Buy to lets not covered by Flood Re insurance subsidy... more

Buy to let rents outpaced by rising cost of living

Buy to let rents outpaced by rising cost of living... more

Cannabis farms are a growing buy to let menace

Cannabis farms are a growing buy to let menace... more

67,000 buy to let tenants in serious rent arrears

67,000 buy to let tenants in serious rent arrears... more

Buy to let will thrive in 2014, predict letting agents

Buy to let will thrive in 2014, predict letting agents... more

Saucy topless woman letting agent advertising banned

Saucy topless woman letting agent advertising banned... more

Biggest Increase in House Prices Since 2007

Biggest Increase in House Prices Since 2007... more

Government puts £330 billion of public property up for grabs

Government puts £330 billion of public property up for grabs... more

Landmark Court Ruling Could Save Landlords Thousands

Landmark Court Ruling Could Save Landlords Thousands... more

Price boom creates 254 property millionaires every day

Price boom creates 254 property millionaires every day... more

Building a stronger rental market?

Building a stronger rental market?... more

Buy to let boom attracts 2m overseas investors

Buy to let boom attracts 2m overseas investors... more

Private rented homes miss out on flood insurance deal

Private rented homes miss out on flood insurance deal... more

Estate agents predict house prices will keep rising

Estate agents predict house prices will keep rising... more

Cash-strapped tenants are falling behind with rents

Cash-strapped tenants are falling behind with rents... more

Landlords urged to check their tenants can pay the rent

Landlords urged to check their tenants can pay the rent... more

Wales to set up national register of landlords

Wales to set up national register of landlords... more

Chancel repair risk could cost homeowners thousands

Chancel repair risk could cost homeowners thousands... more

All systems go for house prices and home sales

All systems go for house prices and home sales... more

Choosing the best property investment mortgage

Choosing the best property investment mortgage... more

Tax man and lenders target accidental landlords

Tax man and lenders target accidental landlords... more

Landlords report buy to let demand is easing

Landlords report buy to let demand is easing... more

Six New Homes A Minute Needed To Resolve Housing Crisis

Six New Homes A Minute Needed To Resolve Housing Crisis... more

Buy to let yields set to break 10% barrier

Buy to let yields set to break 10% barrier... more

House prices to surge 17% during the next five years

House prices to surge 17% during the next five years... more

Back to the future for buy to let rents and yields

Back to the future for buy to let rents and yields... more

We Don't Want Landlord Regulation, Says Pickles

We Don't Want Landlord Regulation, Says Pickles... more

Landlord and letting agent fee advice published by OFT

Landlord and letting agent fee advice published by OFT... more

Buy to let rents and house prices at record levels

Buy to let rents and house prices at record levels... more

DIY landlord fined for dangerous gas boiler repairs

DIY landlord fined for dangerous gas boiler repairs... more

Landlords and their 'gut feelings' for a good tenant

Landlords and their 'gut feelings' for a good tenant... more

Help to buy won't change the need for buy to let

Help to buy won't change the need for buy to let... more

Buy to let landlords cash in on rental boom

Buy to let landlords cash in on rental boom... more

House Prices Could Rise by 25% in Five Years

House Prices Could Rise by 25% in Five Years... more

Government to unveil new code of conduct for landlords

Government to unveil new code of conduct for landlords... more

Accidental landlords are poor buy to let managers, says insurer

Accidental landlords are poor buy to let managers, says insurer... more

Ghost tenants secretly living in but to let homes

Ghost tenants secretly living in but to let homes... more

New Rules on Advertising Rental Properties

New Rules on Advertising Rental Properties... more

Empty Homes Loan Scheme launch

Empty Homes Loan Scheme launch... more

Flat prices go through the roof for buy to let investors

Flat prices go through the roof for buy to let investors... more

Landlords can?t stop tenants switching energy suppliers

Landlords can't stop tenants switching energy suppliers... more

Landlords may win new powers to evict antisocial tenants

Landlords may win new powers to evict antisocial tenants... more

We’d rather rent than buy a home, say under 35s

We’d rather rent than buy a home, say under 35s... more

EPC failings due to lack of energy pursuing the law

EPC failings due to lack of energy pursuing the law... more

Help-to-Buy Scheme Boosts Sales of New Properties by 27%

Help-to-Buy Scheme Boosts Sales of New Properties by 27%... more

Britain's top 10 buy to let yield hot spots

Britain's top 10 buy to let yield hot spots... more

Noisy neighbours put tenants off renting a home

Noisy neighbours put tenants off renting a home... more

Buy to let heat maps show spread of private rentals

Buy to let heat maps show spread of private rentals... more

Buy to let booms as housing market starts to bounce back

Buy to let booms as housing market starts to bounce back... more

Buy to let borrowing hits a five year high

Buy to let borrowing hits a five year high... more

Money problems force many pensions into buy to let

Money problems force many pensions into buy to let... more

New Guidance on Tenancy Deposit Legislation

New Guidance on Tenancy Deposit Legislation... more

Which' Magazine Response to PRS Report

Which? Magazine Response to PRS Report... more

Dealing with the Blight of Empty Properties in Towns

Dealing with the Blight of Empty Properties in Towns... more

Landlord immigration check guide

Landlord immigration check guide... more

Tenant’s Revenge!

Tenant’s Revenge!... more

Rent rise slowdown fails to dent buoyant rental market

Rent rise slowdown fails to dent buoyant rental market... more

Basement flats are more secure than houses

Basement flats are more secure than houses... more

Is the Property Market really taking off?

Is the Property Market really taking off?... more

Shelter confirms it wants change in law to stop agent fees to tenants

Shelter confirms it wants change in law to stop agent fees to tenants... more

More young people despair of ever getting on the home ownership ladder

More young people despair of ever getting on the home ownership ladder... more

New rent survey issues benchmark buy to let figures

New rent survey issues benchmark buy to let figures... more

Possession claims by landlords in sharp rise

Possession claims by landlords in sharp rise... more

Angry RLA accuses charity of anti-landlord rhetoric

Angry RLA accuses charity of anti-landlord rhetoric... more

Gap between cost of renting and buying narrows

Gap between cost of renting and buying narrows... more

House prices soar to a new record high

House prices soar to a new record high... more

Summary and Analysis Of Rental Reports by Kate Faulkner

Summary and Analysis Of Rental Reports by Kate Faulkner... more

Summary and Analysis Of Rental Reports by Kate Faulkner

Summary and Analysis Of Rental Reports by Kate Faulkner... more

Students Survey Reveals to Landlords Influences on Accommodation Choice

Students Survey Reveals to Landlords Influences on Accommodation Choice... more

Landlord yields drop as house price rises outpace rents

Landlord yields drop as house price rises outpace rents... more

Landlords risking huge fines over dodgy electrics

Landlords risking huge fines over dodgy electrics... more

Arrears top landlords' concerns about taking benefit tenants

Arrears top landlords' concerns about taking benefit tenants... more

I can't pay the rent my dad has died (yet again)

I can't pay the rent â?? my dad has died (yet again)... more

Green Shoots, But Frosty Patches Still Ahead!

Green Shoots, But Frosty Patches Still Ahead!... more

House prices soar in places but plummet in others

House prices soar in places but plummet in others... more

Landlord organisation launches consultation into longer tenancies

Landlord organisation launches consultation into longer tenancies... more

Bill forcing landlords to check migrant status of tenants to be watered down

Bill forcing landlords to check migrant status of tenants to be watered down... more

Redundant office blocks to be turned into rental homes

Redundant office blocks to be turned into rental homes... more

Immigrant checks would be 'light touch', Prisk promises

Immigrant checks would be 'light touch', Prisk promises... more

One in four landlords planning to grow portfolios

One in four landlords planning to grow portfolios... more

Just one in a hundred deposits end in formal dispute

Just one in a hundred deposits end in formal dispute... more

Four in ten 'trapped' tenants could become first-time buyers with new scheme

Four in ten 'trapped' tenants could become first-time buyers with new scheme... more

SAFEagent Awareness Week: Playing it SAFE

SAFEagent Awareness Week: Playing it SAFE... more

Landlords' new immigrant checks 'unworkable', say MPs

Landlords' new immigrant checks 'unworkable', say MPs... more

Landlords and lenders consulted over longer-term tenancies

Landlords and lenders consulted over longer-term tenancies... more

Angry tenant wreaks revenge on estate agency signs

Angry tenant wreaks revenge on estate agency signs... more

Anger over plans to make landlords vet immigrant tenants

Anger over plans to make landlords vet immigrant tenants... more

New insurance scheme introduced for pets in private lets

New insurance scheme introduced for pets in private lets... more

Long-term tenants will heap costs on to taxpayers, forecast

Long-term tenants will heap costs on to taxpayers, forecast... more

Government should not intervene in lettings market, warning

Government should not intervene in lettings market, warning... more

Landlord's property ruined by cannabis farm fire

Landlord's property ruined by cannabis farm fire... more

UK is most expensive place to share a flat

UK is most expensive place to share a flat... more

Buy-to-let investors think the only way is Essex

Buy-to-let investors think the only way is Essex... more

Big bounce in number of new tenants looking for homes

Big bounce in number of new tenants looking for homes... more

Tenants staying put as property shortage continues, says ARLA

Tenants staying put as property shortage continues, says ARLA... more

Southampton named best hotspot for buy-to-let investors

Southampton named best hotspot for buy-to-let investors... more

Massive changes ahead for lettings industry, says minister

Massive changes ahead for lettings industry, says minister... more

First projects announced in Build to Rent fund

First projects announced in Build to Rent fund... more

Home ownership slides for first time in a century

Home ownership slides for first time in a century... more

Rents go back up (and so do tenant arrears), says LSL

Rents go back up (and so do tenant arrears), says LSL... more

Budget measures no help to private landlords, says RLA

Budget measures no help to private landlords, says RLA... more

Help to Buy scheme will not help us, say one third of FTBs

Help to Buy scheme will not help us, say one third of FTBs... more

Buying, not renting, is dream for eight in ten people

Buying, not renting, is dream for eight in ten people... more

Rent down valuations hitting buy-to-let mortgage borrowers

Rent down valuations hitting buy-to-let mortgage borrowers... more

Landlords still looking to buy more properties, says Paragon

Landlords still looking to buy more properties, says Paragon... more

Fresh rise in number of tenants in serious arrears

Fresh rise in number of tenants in serious arrears... more

Landlords warned to check danger-alert electric goods

Landlords warned to check danger-alert electric goods... more

Tenant demand for cheaper room shares on the up

Tenant demand for cheaper room shares on the up... more

Number of tenants in severe arrears rises to 94,000

Number of tenants in severe arrears rises to 94,000... more

Void periods and rental arrears show improvement

Void periods and rental arrears show improvement... more

Over half of all renters never expect to own a home

Over half of all renters never expect to own a home... more

New controls on immigrants will encourage illegal landlords, says RLA

New controls on immigrants will encourage illegal landlords, says RLA... more

Asking prices reach record high for March

Asking prices reach record high for March... more

Tenants urged to keep better record of fixtures & fittings

Tenants urged to keep better record of fixtures & fittings... more

Help to Buy could see end of Generation Rent, landlords warned

Help to Buy could see end of Generation Rent, landlords warned... more

Taxman on warpath, buy-to-let landlords are told

Taxman on warpath, buy-to-let landlords are told... more

BTL investors 'piling into market', says Rightmove

BTL investors 'piling into market', says Rightmove... more

Landlords have unrealistic expectation on wear and tear

Landlords have unrealistic expectation on wear and tear... more

Remortgaging activity rose almost 20% in February

Remortgaging activity rose almost 20% in February... more

Crossrail to place upward pressure on home prices

Crossrail to place upward pressure on home prices... more

The Truth About Guaranteed Rent

The Truth About Guaranteed Rent... more

Rents nudge downwards in sleepier market

Rents nudge downwards in sleepier market... more

New all-party inquiry announced into letting sector

New all-party inquiry announced into letting sector... more

Rent arrears soar sevenfold in Universal Credit trial

Rent arrears soar sevenfold in Universal Credit trial... more

Lords' vote on regulating letting agents just scrapes through

Lords' vote on regulating letting agents just scrapes through... more

Landlords told to wise up to energy efficiency funding

Landlords told to wise up to energy efficiency funding... more

Home sales hit two-and-a-half year high

Home sales hit two-and-a-half year high... more

First time buyer activity improves

First time buyer activity improves... more

UK home prices fall in February, but future looks bright

UK home prices fall in February, but future looks bright... more

Watchdog rules that fees must be disclosed in letting adverts

Watchdog rules that fees must be disclosed in letting adverts... more

Taxman launches campaign to target buy-to-let sellers

Taxman launches campaign to target buy-to-let sellers... more

Homeless organisation calls for mandatory regulation of landlords

Homeless organisation calls for mandatory regulation of landlords... more

Growing trend of rent-to-rent in property market

Growing trend of rent-to-rent in property market... more

Mydeposits scheme to cut costs for landlords by 20%

Mydeposits scheme to cut costs for landlords by 20%... more

Landlord possession claims soar

Landlord possession claims soar... more

Landlords who bought five years ago chalk up losses

Landlords who bought five years ago chalk up losses... more

Huge mortgage hike for thousands of buy-to-let borrowers

Huge mortgage hike for thousands of buy-to-let borrowers... more

Rents stay frozen everywhere but in London

Rents stay frozen everywhere but in London... more

Government housing policies blasted as 'schizophrenic'

Government housing policies blasted as 'schizophrenic'... more

Hundreds of hazards removed from private rental properties

Hundreds of hazards removed from private rental properties... more

More first time buyers in London

More first time buyers in London... more

Tenancy Deposit Scheme to ease admin requirement for landlords

Tenancy Deposit Scheme to ease admin requirement for landlords... more

Councils offering grants for landlords' empty homes

Councils offering grants for landlords' empty homes... more

Agents letting out illegal properties, BBC programme claims

Agents letting out illegal properties, BBC programme claims... more

Mortgages account for 30% of household spending

Mortgages account for 30% of household spending... more

EPC legislation to be used to crack down on illegal landlords

EPC legislation to be used to crack down on illegal landlords... more

UK's largest landlord invests in build-to-rent scheme

UK's largest landlord invests in build-to-rent scheme... more

Asking price reductions fall

Asking price reductions fall... more

Londoners plan to splash the cash on home improvements

Londoners plan to splash the cash on home improvements... more

Tenants struggling with 'above inflation rent rises'

Tenants struggling with 'above inflation rent rises'... more

Student accommodation scheme growing in popularity

Student accommodation scheme growing in popularity... more

London council to move hundreds of families out of capital

London council to move hundreds of families out of capital... more

Flatshare rents to increase 4.3% in 2013

Flatshare rents to increase 4.3% in 2013... more

UK housing sales rise nationwide

UK housing sales rise nationwide... more

Office of Fair Trading hits out at letting agent fees

Office of Fair Trading hits out at letting agent fees... more

RICS urges ministers to think again on regulation

RICS urges ministers to think again on regulation... more

Rents slip back but still higher than a year ago

Rents slip back but still higher than a year ago... more

HMRC slammed for going after law-abiding landlords

HMRC slammed for going after law-abiding landlords... more

Cost of flatshare rises as supply tightens

Cost of flatshare rises as supply tightens... more

Fall down stairs in rental home could cost insurers millions

Fall down stairs in rental home could cost insurers millions... more

Greater confidence as mortgage availability improves

Greater confidence as mortgage availability improves ... more

Landlords urged to take out adequate insurance

Landlords urged to take out adequate insurance... more

Headline rates on BTL mortgages 'disguise true costs'

Headline rates on BTL mortgages 'disguise true costs' ... more

More give up on home ownership to live as tenants

More give up on home ownership to live as tenants... more

Fees add 0.57% to yearly buy to let mortgage costs

Fees add 0.57% to yearly buy to let mortgage costs... more

Investors set to enjoy greater mortgage availability

Investors set to enjoy greater mortgage availability ... more

Accidental landlords are getting serious, says Rightmove

Accidental landlords are getting serious, says Rightmove... more

Most tenancies end without any issues - my|deposits

Most tenancies end without any issues - my|deposits... more

House hunter numbers rise

House hunter numbers rise ... more

Home cover insurance premiums set to rise

Home cover insurance premiums set to rise... more

Court of Appeal to decide whether rent in advance is deposit

Court of Appeal to decide whether rent in advance is deposit... more

Don`t let your property investment go to pot

Don`t let your property investment go to pot ... more

Labour loses bid in Commons to regulate private landlords

Labour loses bid in Commons to regulate private landlords... more

Strong yields tempting for landlords, says Countrywide

Strong yields tempting for landlords, says Countrywide ... more

Landlords urged to visit their properties more frequently

Landlords urged to visit their properties more frequently... more

More landlords risk losing out on insurance claims

More landlords risk losing out on insurance claims... more

Rents rise, but tenants' incomes slide

Rents rise, but tenants' incomes slide... more

Rightmove sees 'green shoots' in housing market

Rightmove sees 'green shoots' in housing market... more

UK property price growth in 2012 hit three-year high

UK property price growth in 2012 hit three-year high... more

Landlords looking to invest in more property, says ARLA

Landlords looking to invest in more property, says ARLA... more

Private landlords 'should not be blamed for empty homes' claim

Private landlords 'should not be blamed for empty homes' claim... more

Cameron tells Commons he is opposed to rent controls

Cameron tells Commons he is opposed to rent controls... more

Rents fall back as New Year starts, says LSL

Rents fall back as New Year starts, says LSL... more

UK homes gain £57bn in value - Zoopla

UK homes gain £57bn in value - Zoopla... more

Residential property sales set to rise

Residential property sales set to rise ... more

Landlords plan inflation-busting rent rises

Landlords plan inflation-busting rent rises... more

More than one in three landlords will raise rents this year, claim

More than one in three landlords will raise rents this year, claim... more

Landlords warned licensing makes them responsible for tenants' behaviour

Landlords warned licensing makes them responsible for tenants' behaviour... more

Most families spending more than half of income on rent, says Shelter

Most families spending more than half of income on rent, says Shelter... more

Benefits cap will lead to homelessness, RLA warns

Benefits cap will lead to homelessness, RLA warns... more

Landlords hit out at 'expensive' buy-to-let lenders

Landlords hit out at 'expensive' buy-to-let lenders... more

Rents drop but BTL purchasers go for long term gold

Rents drop but BTL purchasers go for long term gold... more

Rogue landlords should mend their ways or quit, says ARLA

Rogue landlords should mend their ways or quit, says ARLA... more

Many landlords expect tenant demand to rise in 2013

Many landlords expect tenant demand to rise in 2013... more

Investors ignore falling rents and decline in demand

Investors ignore falling rents and decline in demand ... more

More investors to rely on alternative forms of finance

More investors to rely on alternative forms of finance ... more

Average tenant rents for eight years before buying

Average tenant rents for eight years before buying... more

Social landlords in payment trials say arrears have doubled

Social landlords in payment trials say arrears have doubled... more

Rents fall back across most of UK, says LSL

Rents fall back across most of UK, says LSL... more

Rents across country still lower than pre-credit crunch, says new study

Rents across country still lower than pre-credit crunch, says new study... more

House prices rise 1% over the course of 2012 Zoopla

House prices rise 1% over the course of 2012 â?? Zoopla ... more

Property investors risk seasonal disappointment

Property investors risk seasonal disappointment... more

Lodger figures up for seventh year in a row

Lodger figures up for seventh year in a row... more

Advertised rental prices in Britain fall

Advertised rental prices in Britain fall ... more

Buying cheaper than renting in nine out of ten towns, says Zoopla

Buying cheaper than renting in nine out of ten towns, says Zoopla... more

Boris launches new lettings scheme for agents and landlords

Boris launches new lettings scheme for agents and landlords... more

House prices set to rise next year, say surveyors

House prices set to rise next year, say surveyors... more

Property is our pension, say investors pulling out of stock market

Property is our pension, say investors pulling out of stock market... more

Landlord set to be banned from taking benefits tenants

Landlord set to be banned from taking benefits tenants... more

Buy-to-let 'not stacking up in most of country'

Buy-to-let 'not stacking up in most of country'... more

More turn to private renting as home ownership fades

More turn to private renting as home ownership fades... more

UK buy-to-let sector remains buoyant

UK buy-to-let sector remains buoyant ... more

Buying a property is over £1,000 cheaper than renting

Buying a property is over £1,000 cheaper than renting ... more

Half of tenants would not take property with poor mobile coverage

Half of tenants would not take property with poor mobile coverage... more

MP tables motion for regulation of all letting agents

MP tables motion for regulation of all letting agents... more

Landlords cutting costs by skipping insurance

Landlords cutting costs by skipping insurance... more

Landlord in benefits trial says tenants have stopped paying rent

Landlord in benefits trial says tenants have stopped paying rent... more

UK flatsharing rental prices fall

UK flatsharing rental prices fall ... more

Cold weather warning for landlords and tenants

Cold weather warning for landlords and tenants... more

Landlords see their properties as a pension

Landlords see their properties as a pension... more

More landlords relying on property for their pensions

More landlords relying on property for their pensions... more

London landlords told to drop their prices or face voids

London landlords told to drop their prices or face voids... more

One in three landlords think tenancy deposit rules are 'hindrance'

One in three landlords think tenancy deposit rules are 'hindrance'... more

Homeowners aim to raise £186bn from downsizing

Homeowners aim to raise £186bn from downsizing ... more

Property price correction on the cards

Property price correction on the cards ... more

Landlords urged to be realistic about rents

Landlords urged to be realistic about rents... more

Flood threat remains but homeowners could struggle to get insurance

Flood threat remains but homeowners could struggle to get insurance... more

FSA warns against fraudulent 'no money down' deals

FSA warns against fraudulent 'no money down' deals... more

Student landlords should 'consider quitting sector' as tuition fees bite

Student landlords should 'consider quitting sector' as tuition fees bite... more

Landlords urged to respond to government inquiry into lettings

Landlords urged to respond to government inquiry into lettings... more

Housing minister to be told to get to grips with private rented sector

Housing minister to be told to get to grips with private rented sector... more

London first-time buyer numbers reach 3-year high

London first-time buyer numbers reach 3-year high... more

Taxman announces crackdown on south east landlords

Taxman announces crackdown on south east landlords... more

The number one priority for first-time buyers is....

The number one priority for first-time buyers isâ?¦ ... more

New website to list unused properties in Britain

New website to list unused properties in Britain ... more

Tenants in London paying a third more than three years ago

Tenants in London paying a third more than three years ago... more

Asking price rents shoot up across country

Asking price rents shoot up across country... more

Tenants on benefits choose heating or eating, claims report

Tenants on benefits choose heating or eating, claims report... more

DIY landlords putting themselves at risk, warning

DIY landlords putting themselves at risk, warning... more

HMRC to target landlords

HMRC to target landlords ... more

More tenants aware of deposit protection schemes

More tenants aware of deposit protection schemes... more

Ministers slated over 'talk but no action' approach to housing

Ministers slated over 'talk but no action' approach to housing... more

Private landlord offers DIY tenants free home

Private landlord offers DIY tenants free home... more

Basic tenant checks may not be enough, landlords warned

Basic tenant checks may not be enough, landlords warned... more

Homebuyer demand hits three year high

Homebuyer demand hits three year high ... more

Scottish property prices fall

Scottish property prices fall ... more

UK housing transactions tipped to hit 1m JLL

UK housing transactions tipped to hit 1m â?? JLL ... more

Planning changes present new opportunities

Planning changes present new opportunities... more

Protect your properties this winter

Protect your properties this winter ... more

Watch that logo, ARLA warns would-be tenants

Watch that logo, ARLA warns would-be tenants... more

Buy-to-let lending on long road to recovery

Buy-to-let lending on long road to recovery... more

More younger people on housing benefit in private sector

More younger people on housing benefit in private sector... more

UK home prices will not reach 2007 peak until 2019

UK home prices will not reach 2007 peak until 2019... more

One million buyers since the credit crunch

One million buyers since the credit crunch... more

Co-op launch fee-free mortgage for first-time buyers

Co-op launch fee-free mortgage for first-time buyers... more

House prices going nowhere, says Nationwide

House prices going nowhere, says Nationwide... more

Universal Credit tenants to be helped to manage money

Universal Credit tenants to be helped to manage money... more

Police warn private landlords on drug factories

Police warn private landlords on drug factories... more

Welsh property prices fall despite rise in sales

Welsh property prices fall despite rise in sales ... more

Agent warns of landlords' unseen costs

Agent warns of landlords' unseen costs... more

Rents are falling, insists new housing minister

Rents are falling, insists new housing minister... more

Yields on HMOs increase to 11.3%

Yields on HMOs increase to 11.3%... more

Crossrail to boost home prices

Crossrail to boost home prices ... more

More families on housing benefit to help pay rent

More families on housing benefit to help pay rent... more

New Green Deal scheme launches for landlords

New Green Deal scheme launches for landlords... more

Debt charity warns of huge rise in tenant arrears

Debt charity warns of huge rise in tenant arrears... more

Mortgage activity bounced back in September

Mortgage activity bounced back in September ... more

UK home prices increase 1.8%

UK home prices increase 1.8% ... more

No more regulation for private rented sector, says minister

No more regulation for private rented sector, says minister... more

TV presenter pleads for more landlords to take pets

TV presenter pleads for more landlords to take pets... more

Young people face years of renting

Young people face years of renting... more

Fewer homeowners remortgaging their properties

Fewer homeowners remortgaging their properties ... more

Tenant arrears at highest in four years

Tenant arrears at highest in four years... more

Campaigners hit out at Tory MP landlords

Campaigners hit out at Tory MP landlords... more

Build-to-let sector' It won't happen, says Heron

Build-to-let sector? It won't happen, says Heron... more

Falling house prices drive up BTL yields

Falling house prices drive up BTL yields... more

Under-insurance could hit you in pocket, landlords warned

Under-insurance could hit you in pocket, landlords warned... more

UK must build many more homes for rent, call

UK must build many more homes for rent, call... more

Many FTBs have turned to "Bank of Mum and Dad"

Many FTBs have turned to 'Bank of Mum and Dad'... more

Global wealthy keep London firmly in their sights

Global wealthy keep London firmly in their sights... more

Realistic pricing is crucial, says Strutt & Parker

'Realistic pricing' is crucial, says Strutt & Parker... more

Landlords looking to sell up before wealth taxes kick in

Landlords looking to sell up before wealth taxes kick in... more

High rents 'holding back Britain's economic recovery'

High rents 'holding back Britain's economic recovery'... more

Almost 2m retirees cashing in on home to fund retirement

Almost 2m retirees cashing in on home to fund retirement ... more

Minister admits Green Deal may take years to take off

Minister admits Green Deal may take years to take off... more

New tracing service will locate 'missing' landlords

New tracing service will locate 'missing' landlords... more

Complaints soar at tenancy deposit scheme

Complaints soar at tenancy deposit scheme... more

Tenants in search of cheapest rents pile into bigger flatshares

Tenants in search of cheapest rents pile into bigger flatshares... more

More older people selling their homes to release capital

More older people selling their homes to release capital... more

Investors targeting student rental sector urged to buy now

Investors targeting student rental sector urged to buy now... more

Renters oppose longer tenancy contracts

Renters oppose longer tenancy contracts... more

My/deposits see rise in landlord-tenant disputes

My/deposits see rise in landlord-tenant disputes... more

PRS in the UK has grown 47.9% in five years

PRS in the UK has grown 47.9% in five years... more

MPs call for new laws to govern private rented sector

MPs call for new laws to govern private rented sector... more

Half of landlords finding mortgage market difficult

Half of landlords finding mortgage market difficult... more

Rental money to be paid to tenants after Universal Credit comes in

Rental money to be paid to tenants after Universal Credit comes in... more

Rents at risk of 'over-heating' in South, says Rightmove

Rents at risk of 'over-heating' in South, says Rightmove... more

Most tenants leave properties in poor state, say landlords

Most tenants leave properties in poor state, say landlords... more

Ten tenants queueing for every property, say agents

Ten tenants queueing for every property, say agents... more

More landlords raising money through bridging finance

More landlords raising money through bridging finance... more

Charity warned to step back from anti-fees campaign

Charity warned to step back from anti-fees campaign... more

Shelter slams letting agent fees across England

Shelter slams letting agent fees across England... more

Tenants committing to longer tenancies

Tenants committing to longer tenancies ... more

Union demands penalties for landlords who leave homes empty

Union demands penalties for landlords who leave homes empty... more

Half of all landlords will consider Green Deal, says NLA

Half of all landlords will consider Green Deal, says NLA... more

Continental-style renting 'good news for landlords'

Continental-style renting 'good news for landlords' ... more

Rent arrears become a problem for half of landlords

Rent arrears become a problem for half of landlords... more

Government ban on all tenancy fees could set precedent

Government ban on all tenancy fees could set precedent... more

Squatting in residential property becomes criminal offence

Squatting in residential property becomes criminal offence... more

Landlords' confidence dented by mortgage scarcity and costs

Landlords' confidence dented by mortgage scarcity and costs... more

Lib Dems to debate licensing of all private landlords

Lib Dems to debate licensing of all private landlords... more

Malicious damage by tenants 'a common problem', says insurer

Malicious damage by tenants 'a common problem', says insurer... more

One in ten tenants illegally stopped from switching utilities

One in ten tenants illegally stopped from switching utilities... more

Property company targets rising number of repos for investors

Property company targets rising number of repos for investors... more

New online letting agent charges landlords . . . nothing

New online letting agent charges landlords . . . nothing... more

Tenants pay the price as buoyant market continues

Tenants pay the price as buoyant market continues... more

Report calling for mass-scale build-to-rent hits controversy

Report calling for mass-scale build-to-rent hits controversy ... more

Huge rise in court eviction orders as landlords get tough

Huge rise in court eviction orders as landlords get tough... more

Landlords left staring into void after Olympics non-event

Landlords left staring into void after Olympics non-event... more

Rent levels crack new records across UK but tenant arrears deepen

Rent levels crack new records across UK but tenant arrears deepen... more

Suspended sentences for landlords who ignored gas safety

Suspended sentences for landlords who ignored gas safety... more

Landlord told to repay his tenants or go to jail

Landlord told to repay his tenants or go to jail... more
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