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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evictions in England and Wales at record levels

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

Corbyn's housing policy would be disastrous

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

Generation Rent includes many landlords

Generation Rent includes many landlords... 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

First time buyers lack mortgage knowledge

First time buyers lack mortgage knowledge... 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

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

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

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

Government Plans National Landlord Licensing Scheme

Government Plans National Landlord Licensing Scheme... 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

Politicians are failing private tenants

Politicians are failing private tenants... more

153 MPs declare income from renting out properties

153 MPs declare income from renting out properties... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Market review of standards in residential property management

Market review of standards in residential property management... 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

New landlord fees code for letting agents

New landlord fees code for letting agents... more

Deregulation Bill brings in more Regulations

Deregulation Bill brings in more Regulations... more

Tenant deposit schemes gift landlord info to HMRC

Tenant deposit schemes gift landlord info to HMRC... 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

Revenge Eviction Bill Fails

Revenge Eviction Bill Fails... more

Will Rent Rises Really Result in Mass Poverty?

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

Vince Cable calls for more house building

Vince Cable calls for more house building... more

Supermarket is voted Britain's ugliest new building

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

Fees ban in Scotland leads to rent rises

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

Landlords Urged to Check their Agent’s Client Money Protection

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

Labour loses vote to scrap letting agent fees

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

Government puts £330 billion of public property up for grabs

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

Wales to set up national register of landlords

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

All systems go for house prices and home sales

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

Six New Homes A Minute Needed To Resolve Housing Crisis

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

Government to unveil new code of conduct for landlords

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

New Rules on Advertising Rental Properties

New Rules on Advertising Rental Properties... more

EPC failings due to lack of energy pursuing the law

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

Dealing with the Blight of Empty Properties in Towns

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

Green Shoots, But Frosty Patches Still Ahead!

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

SAFEagent Awareness Week: Playing it SAFE

SAFEagent Awareness Week: Playing it SAFE... 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

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

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

Fresh rise in number of tenants in serious arrears

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

New all-party inquiry announced into letting sector

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

Lords' vote on regulating letting agents just scrapes through

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

Watchdog rules that fees must be disclosed in letting adverts

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

Homeless organisation calls for mandatory regulation of landlords

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

Government housing policies blasted as 'schizophrenic'

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

Agents letting out illegal properties, BBC programme claims

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

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

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

London council to move hundreds of families out of capital

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

More give up on home ownership to live as tenants

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

Court of Appeal to decide whether rent in advance is deposit

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

Labour loses bid in Commons to regulate private landlords

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

Cameron tells Commons he is opposed to rent controls

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

Rogue landlords should mend their ways or quit, says ARLA

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

Social landlords in payment trials say arrears have doubled

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

Lodger figures up for seventh year in a row

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

Boris launches new lettings scheme for agents and landlords

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

More turn to private renting as home ownership fades

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

MP tables motion for regulation of all letting agents

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

Landlord in benefits trial says tenants have stopped paying rent

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

Tenants on benefits choose heating or eating, claims report

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

HMRC to target landlords

HMRC to target landlords ... more

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

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

Planning changes present new opportunities

Planning changes present new opportunities... more

More younger people on housing benefit in private sector

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

Universal Credit tenants to be helped to manage money

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

Rents are falling, insists new housing minister

Rents are falling, insists new housing minister... 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

No more regulation for private rented sector, says minister

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

UK must build many more homes for rent, call

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

Global wealthy keep London firmly in their sights

Global wealthy keep London firmly in their sights... 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

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

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

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

Ten tenants queueing for every property, say agents

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

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
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