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Government ditches proposal for a national landlords register

Monday 11 November 2019

A report on the joint research project between the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, called for the creation of a national landlord register for the private rented sector in England.

General election is a chance to attract would-be landlords

Friday 01 November 2019

A general election would give the government an opportunity to make the lettings sector more appealing for would-be landlords, says ARLA Propertymark, the UK's foremost professional body for letting agents.

Majority of tenants are content to rent

Monday 28 October 2019

Only a quarter of private tenants in the UK are interested in purchasing property in the near future, amid economic and political uncertainty, new research shows.

Rent rises hit record high

Thursday 10 October 2019

The number of tenants facing rent rises hit yet another record high in August, the latest ARLA Propertymark Private Rental Sector (PRS) report shows.

RLA calls for a housing court

Thursday 10 October 2019

A new, properly funded housing court is urgently required to cope with proposed regulatory changes, according to the Residential Landlords Association (RLA).

Building upwards will create more room for families

Tuesday 01 October 2019

Property owners are to be given the chance to make their properties bigger by up to two storeys in a bid to make planning laws less bureaucratic and outdated, it has been announced.

​Standards soar in the private rented sector

Monday 30 September 2019

The proportion of decent homes in the private rented sector has risen from 46 per cent to 74.5 per cent in the last decade, a new report by InterBay Commercial reveals.

The RLA and NLA merger – is one head better than two?

Monday 16 September 2019

It’s finally happened, for years it;s been talked about and now on the 1st of Jan 2020 the National Landlords Association and Residential Landlords Association will re-launch as one organisation, the NRLA.

More landlords planning to buy HMOs

Monday 09 September 2019

More than a fifth of landlords (21 per cent) who are planning to buy over the next year are looking to add Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs) to their portfolios, Precise Mortgages has revealed.

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