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Ground-breaking industry forum meets to discuss CMP

Ground-breaking industry forum meets to discuss CMP

The first meeting of an industry-wide forum has been held into the thorny issue of Client Money Protection schemes – which have come under repeated fire for their apparent smoke and mirrors approach. The ground-breaking...




Private landlords evading at least £550 million tax on rental incomes

Private landlords evading at least £550 million tax on rental incomes

Buy-to-let and other private landlords are evading over half a billion pounds in tax due on their rental income, new figures reveal. Estimates by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and seen by the investigative website...




Councils tell homeless to take private rental homes, or nothing

Councils tell homeless to take private rental homes, or nothing

New rules have come into operation, allowing local councils to discharge their duties to homeless people by offering them homes in the private rental sector, housing minister Mark Prisk has announced. Previously, homeless households...




Number of buy-to-let mortgages continues to grow

Number of buy-to-let mortgages continues to grow

Meanwhile, repossession figures dropped over the last three months. The value of buy-to-let mortgages taken out between July and September was £4.2 billion, an increase of 8 per cent over the previous three months....




Tenancy Deposit Protection Deadline for Scottish Landlords

Tenancy Deposit Protection Deadline for Scottish Landlords

Do you let out a property in Scotland? The deadline for protecting your tenancy deposits is Tuesday the 13th of November 2012. Not only must you be registered with the appropriate local authority and transfer existing...




Are gimmicks really the best way to fill student accommodation?

Are gimmicks really the best way to fill student accommodation?

With November now upon us, most landlords of student properties will have welcomed in a new set of tenants and should have got into the swing of receiving regular rent from all of them....




B2L remortgaging up 11% in October

B2L remortgaging up 11% in October

Valuations for buy-to-let remortgaging were up 11 per cent in October compared to September, according to Connells’ latest housing market activity report. While valuations for new buy-to-let purchases fell 6 per cent in October...




Half of all LAs could face affordable housing shortfall

Half of all LAs could face affordable housing shortfall

The private rented sector could see further demands on its limited stocks as local authorities face housing shortfalls by 2017. Housing benefit reforms, which will cut payments to private and social housing tenants in...




Time running out for Scots agents to protect deposits

Time running out for Scots agents to protect deposits

Landlords and agents in Scotland are being warned that time is running out to protect tenancy deposits. The deadline of November 13 requires all deposits received between March 7, 2011, and October 2 this...




Did the summer of sport dampen London’s rental market?

Did the summer of sport dampen London’s rental market?

New report shows number of new tenancies fell in the capital while the rest of the UK enjoys a slight upturn. Figures from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) shows the number of...