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Section 24 – feeling the pain

Thursday 18 July 2019

Section 24 was one of the most controversial changes to the buy-to-let market in recent years, and just one year in we are starting to see the impact.

Landlords call for fast track housing tribunal

Tuesday 09 July 2019

Almost four out of 10 landlords want the Government to introduce a fast track housing tribunal if the Section 21 no-fault eviction process is abolished as planned, a new survey has found.

Councils must crack down on rogue letting agents

Monday 08 July 2019

Local authorities must take much firmer action against rogue letting agents that tarnish the image of the private rented sector, the National Landlords Association (NLA) has said.

Demand for rented homes set to grow

Monday 01 July 2019

Demand for rented property is set to boom in the coming years as new data suggests that many people who do not yet own property will not do so for quite some time.

Landlords could be entitled to stamp duty rebate

Thursday 20 June 2019

 Primas Law is urging landlords and property developers to seek legal advice about potential stamp duty rebates on ‘uninhabitable’ second properties after a landmark tribunal case.

Rise of the 50+ renter

Thursday 20 June 2019

The number of renters aged 50 and over has reached a record high of 15 per cent of rented households so far this year, up from 11 per cent in 2012 when the data was first recorded.

More than 10 per cent own second homes

Monday 17 June 2019

More than one in 10 people in Britain own second homes, buy-to-let and overseas properties worth a total of £941 billion, a study has found.

Tenant Fees Act now in force

Monday 03 June 2019

The Tenant Fees Act 2019, banning landlords and agents from charging fees to tenants, will came into effect this weekend in England.

'Stable rents' continue to be enjoyed by landlords

Thursday 23 May 2019

Rents across England and Wales have increased by an average of 0.5 per cent over the last 12 months to hit £861 per calendar month (pcm) in March, the latest data from Your Move shows.

Landlords have lost faith in the Tories

Thursday 23 May 2019

Private landlords have lost faith in the Conservative party, with just one in six - 15.75 per cent - now saying they would support them in a general election, a new poll by the National Landlords Association (NLA) suggests.

More English landlords are investing in Scotland

Thursday 23 May 2019

The number of English landlords investing in Scotland’s buy-to-let sector because of cheaper property prices north of the border, along with tax reliefs and higher yields.

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