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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.

Increase in older landlords

Monday 13 May 2019

The number of older people investing in the buy-to-let sector has risen, fresh figures show.

Bright prospects for overseas student housing

Tuesday 30 April 2019

Demand for student housing in the UK is set to remain high from overseas undergraduates despite fears that Brexit would lead to a downturn, a new report reveals.

Landlords are coming back to buy-to-let

Tuesday 30 April 2019

There has been a significant rise in the number of landlords re-entering the buy-to-let market after coming to terms with the ‘additional costs’ imposed by the government, according to haart.

Always check the credentials of gas engineers

Tuesday 30 April 2019

Landlords are reminded to check if the engineer working on their property’s gas appliances is doing so legally, after new research found a third of adults do not.

Calls for a short-term let register

Thursday 25 April 2019

The Mayor of London and local authorities in the capital are calling for the Government to introduce a registration system for short-let landlords.

Survey to shape the future of buy-to-let

Tuesday 23 April 2019

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has launched a major new survey designed to help landlords shape the future direction of the sector.

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