Friday 28 September 2018
From October 1, all Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs), regardless of their start date, will need to comply with guidelines as to when and how a landlord can serve a Section 21 Notice, which enables them to terminate a tenancy agreement.
Wednesday 26 September 2018
Concerns that tax and regulatory changes would spark an exodus from the buy-to-let market may be premature, according to new research from Foundation Home Loans.
Tuesday 25 September 2018
With less than a week to go before the introduction of new rules extending the range of properties subject to mandatory HMO licensing, the National Landlords Association (NLA) is concerned that councils may not be ready.
Monday 24 September 2018
Landlords are urged to contact their tenants about fire safety precautions as Fire Door Safety Week runs from September 24 to 30.
Friday 21 September 2018
The boss of a property management firm who had to pay over £20,000 after he was found guilty of nine offences relating to an HMO has been acquitted thanks to bespoke software.
Friday 21 September 2018
Rents in the UK increased by 1.5 per cent over the last year, if London is taken out of the equation, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.
Thursday 20 September 2018
UK landlords are divided along generational lines over the future of the buy-to-let sector and whether to stay the course or sellup, new research suggests.
Wednesday 19 September 2018
Gas Safety Week, which runs September 17-23, aims to raise awareness of gas safety and remind landlords to have their gas appliances safety checked annually by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer.
Tuesday 18 September 2018
A new platform called Ask the Landlord has been launched to help the UK’s growing number of tenants get the advice and expertise they need on renting.
Monday 17 September 2018
The latest data from HomeLet and Countrywide show rents outside of London continuing to rise, and more tenancy renewals as renters choose to stay put.
Friday 14 September 2018
Landlord bodies and industry professionals have welcomed a new report which outlines the problems faced by the rental sector's problems.
Thursday 13 September 2018
The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is calling on councils to root out criminal landlords, following the University of York’s report on private rented housing.
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Cleaning costs are the top reason cited for deposit deductions, new data from the The Deposit Protection Service (DPS) reveals.
Tuesday 11 September 2018
Agents and landlords are reminded that new rules about the licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) are set to come into force next month.
Friday 07 September 2018
The housing market is not geared to meet growing demand from life-long, a property management firm claims.
Thursday 06 September 2018
A new Training Academy which aims to help landlords, agents and property professionals seeking additional support has been launched by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA)
Wednesday 05 September 2018
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is calling on the Government to end the freeze on Local Housing Allowance(LHA) after new research revealed more than 90 per cent of the rates now fail to cover the cheapest rents.
Tuesday 04 September 2018
A local authority in Hampshire is appealing to letting agents and private tenants to join its Private Sector Lease Scheme, which promises a guaranteed rental income even if the property is void.
Monday 03 September 2018
Nearly one in ten (9 per cent) of UK adults have shown an interest in taking out a buy-to-let mortgage in 2018, creating the possibility that an extra 4.8 million people could become landlords in 2018.
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