Tagged: landlords

Rightmove and Zoopla gear up for November deadline on agents’ fees

Rightmove and Zoopla gear up for November deadline on agents’ fees

Both Rightmove and Zoopla are gearing up for the November 1 deadline set by the Advertising Standards Authority. From that date, all letting agents must display their actual fees to tenants in adverts where...




Prisk’s £400m offer for new private rent homes

Prisk’s £400m offer for new private rent homes

Housing minister Mark Prisk has invited bids for a £400 million fund to build new private rented sector (PRS) homes. The money is part of the government’s £1 billion build to rent fund, which...




RESI 2013: Government rules out private rented sector use class

RESI 2013: Government rules out private rented sector use class

Speaking at Property Week’s RESI conference today, housing minister Mark Prisk said a use class would be “too much of a deterrent at this stage”. “At this stage we want to get the market...




New guidance on landlord inventories published

New guidance on landlord inventories published

One of the UK’s tenancy deposit schemes has offered new guidance to help landlords avoid deposit disputes. Mydeposits’ ‘The Ins and Outs of Inventories’ provides information “to help avoid deposit disputes occurring at the...




Is the property market recovery good or bad news for buy to let investors?

Is the property market recovery good or bad news for buy to let investors?

Kate Faulkner investigates whether the property market’s recovery is good or bad news for buy-to-let investors. Over the past few months talk of a recovery in the property market has boosted buyers’ confidence. This, coupled with...




Buy-to-let boom fires up the “feelgood factor”

Buy-to-let boom fires up the “feelgood factor”

The buy-to-let market is booming with loans up nearly 30% in a year and landlords revelling in a return of the feelgood factor, according to two new surveys. New BTL lending hit £5 billion...




At last – guidance for agents in showing fees on adverts

At last – guidance for agents in showing fees on adverts

The Committee of Advertising Practice has published its guidance to letting agents on how they should include tenants’ fees in their property advertisements. Agents have until November 1 to comply with the new CAP...




Newham warns rogue landlords

Newham warns rogue landlords

Newham Council has sent out a warning to rogue landlords telling them to “clean up their act or pay the price”; the move follows 110 arrests through its landlord licensing scheme. Figures released by...




Scotland: Landlords, tenants to get dispute resolution panel

Scotland: Landlords, tenants to get dispute resolution panel

A NEW tribunal will be created to deal with disputes between private landlords and tenants, Scottish housing minister Margaret Burgess has announced.




Advice for landlords out of pocket over UK housing benefit rent gap

Advice for landlords out of pocket over UK housing benefit rent gap

A housing benefit cap introduced in the UK means that in many areas of the country some landlords have seen their Local Housing Authority rental income drop by up to 50%, it is claimed....