Tagged: Property

53% of North West landlords say they struggle to keep up with new laws

53% of North West landlords say they struggle to keep up with new laws

According to a report published by the rochdaleonline.co.uk website, more than half of all North West landlords say they are struggling to keep up all the regulation changes which have been coming “thick and fast”...




81% of tenants living in the PRS are satisfied with their landlord

81% of tenants living in the PRS are satisfied with their landlord

Research commissioned by specialist buy-to-let lender, Paragon Mortgages, and carried out during the first quarter revealed that the large majority of tenants – 82 per cent – said they consider the property they rent...




Rent rises in all 12 regions of the UK

Rent rises in all 12 regions of the UK

For the third time the HomeLet Rental Index has shown rent rises in all 12 regions of the UK.  Rents agreed on new tenancies across the UK in the three months to the end of...




Government’s stance on landlord licensing schemes to be put to the test

Government’s stance on landlord licensing schemes to be put to the test

Redbridge London Borough Council has submitted a request for all of its private rented properties to be licensed. This will test the government’s apparent opposition to council-wide landlord licensing schemes having previously announced that...




Birmingham best buy-to-let area in UK

Birmingham best buy-to-let area in UK

Data collected by peer-to-peer lending platform LendInvest shows that Birmingham tops the best postcodes for buy-to-let in the UK, with landlords in the area benefiting from the UK’s best rental yields. The rental yield...




European court rule against VAT discount on energy improvements

European court rule against VAT discount on energy improvements

The European Court of Justice has ruled the the UK’s 5% VAT rate which applies to energy efficient improvements breaches European law and should only apply to social housing. Although the ruling has the...




TPO Scotland officially launched

TPO Scotland officially launched

To officially mark the launch of TPO Scotland, The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme has unveiled two new versions of its Code of Practice for sales and lettings agents operating in Scotland. Christopher Hamer, the...




Industry welcomes new proposals for UK landlords

Industry welcomes new proposals for UK landlords

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has welcomed new proposals concerning immigration that will impact the country’s private rented sector. They include powers for councils to crack down on unscrupulous landlords, allowing landlords to evict...