Tagged: landlords

Agents not yet complying with advertising ruling on displaying fees

Agents not yet complying with advertising ruling on displaying fees

Virtually no letting agents appear to be complying with the Advertising Standards ruling that they must show tenancy charges in their adverts as well as the rent. They seem to be awaiting advice from...




Two-thirds of brokers expect little from Osborne’s upcoming Budget

Two-thirds of brokers expect little from Osborne’s upcoming Budget

Two-thirds of brokers have no faith that the government will deliver the right type of new housing and mortgage initiatives in next week’s Budget. Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his Budget next Wednesday and...




Rightmove to act today over lettings adverts and fees ruling

Rightmove to act today over lettings adverts and fees ruling

Rightmove is today adding a disclaimer to all its rental adverts. The move follows last week’s bombshell ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority that Your Move – and by implication, all letting agents –...




Landlords call for tax incentives for BTL sector

Landlords call for tax incentives for BTL sector

Landlord Assist, says the housing industry can lead the UK economic recovery and is calling on the Government to boost investment in Britain’s buy-to-let sector in next week’s Budget. The nationwide tenant eviction and...




Lords’ vote on regulating letting agents just scrapes through

Lords’ vote on regulating letting agents just scrapes through

An amendment to regulate letting agents by bringing them under the scope of the Estate Agents Act only just scraped through in the House of Lords. The majority was only five, with 211 supporting...




Buy to let property investors advised to think beyond gross rental yields

Buy to let property investors advised to think beyond gross rental yields

Property investment in the wrong location can lead to low or even negative returns, according to new research which looks beyond gross rental yields. Investing in property can appear to be a very attractive...




Private Members Bill sets out to regulate private rented sector

Private Members Bill sets out to regulate private rented sector

Regulation of the lettings sector is proposed in a new Private Members’ Bill that was presented in Parliament last week. Meanwhile, yesterday in the Lords, peers voted against the Government to introduce regulation.




Letting agents not upfront about fees, says Which? Which? believes letting agents’ hidden fees are unlawful

Letting agents not upfront about fees, says Which? Which? believes letting agents’ hidden fees are unlawful

Which? believes that major letting agents are breaking the law by not being upfront about the fees they charge to clients. Following an undercover investigation, Which? discovered that many letting agents are not disclosing...




London landlords spending up to £8k a year

London landlords spending up to £8k a year

Landlords in London could be spending over £8k a year to let their property, research from BDRC Continental reveals. Maintenance, insurance, professional service fees and other running costs can amount to over £8,000 every year...




EPC legislation to be used to crack down on illegal landlords

EPC legislation to be used to crack down on illegal landlords

Energy Performance Certificate legislation is to be used to crack down on illegal landlords who let out ‘beds in sheds’. Slough Borough Council is using thermal imaging to clamp down on people living illegally...