Tagged: landlords

Ex-housing minister in fresh bid to regulate letting agents

Ex-housing minister in fresh bid to regulate letting agents

A former Labour housing minister is due to introduce a ten minute rule motion in the Commons today proposing the mandatory licensing of letting and managing agents.




Buy To Let Mortgages Continue To Lead The Way In UK Property Market

Buy To Let Mortgages Continue To Lead The Way In UK Property Market

Re-mortgaging activity in the first quarter of 2013 saw UK mortgage lending reach a new high, with more landlords trying to raise finance to buy more suitable residential properties with a view to letting...




Movement on regulation of letting agents

Movement on regulation of letting agents

The debate on regulating the lettings industry has been at the forefront this year, and this month the Government finally seems to be listening to what is being called for from the industry. In...




Housing association giant moves into private rentals

Housing association giant moves into private rentals

The move for housing associations to enter the private rented sector is gathering pace. As from yesterday Genesis, which operates across London and the South-East, will be offering one-, two- and three-bedroom properties for...




Lords side-steps amendment to extend estate agents rules to lettings and management agents

Lords side-steps amendment to extend estate agents rules to lettings and management agents

The Government has torpedoed attempts to extend the same rules governing estate agents to lettings and management agents. An amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill had been tabled by Baroness Gardner in...




Tenants stay longer in properties – ARLA

Tenants stay longer in properties – ARLA

Tenants in private rented homes are now staying put in the same property for an average period of 20 months. According to research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the figure is...




When it comes to student accommodation, UK landlords need to raise their game

When it comes to student accommodation, UK landlords need to raise their game

Ben Hall – managing director of Loft Interiors and www.Student-furniture.co.uk – discusses the shift in attitudes towards student accommodation and urges landlords to respond to the trend for staying in halls of residence throughout...




We will fight on for letting agents’ regulation, declares ARLA

We will fight on for letting agents’ regulation, declares ARLA

ARLA has made it clear it will fight on for the full regulation of letting agents. Ian Potter, ARLA’s managing director, gave a politely muted welcome to this week’s last-minute amendment by the Government...




UK property lettings agents to be regulated for the first time

UK property lettings agents to be regulated for the first time

Lettings agents in the UK are to be regulated putting them on par with estate agents in a move that is the culmination of vigorous campaigning by the property industry. Professionals have welcomed the...