Tagged: Property

New guide launched in UK for private rented sector tenants

New guide launched in UK for private rented sector tenants

UK Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has launched a new How to Rent guide for private rented sector tenants in the country as part of a wider crackdown on rogue landlords, and is part of the...




Demand for student accommodation exploding

Demand for student accommodation exploding

A new report by The Mistoria Group reveals an explosion in demand for student accommodation – particularly in the North West of England. The percentage of the population going to university has increased dramatically...




NLA argues against compulsory licensing

NLA argues against compulsory licensing

The National Landlords Association has argued against compulsory licensing of landlords. Arguing that landlords provide a vital lifeline to councils struggling to meet housing demands in their area, the NLA warns against additional bureaucracy....




Labour rent policy will leave tenants more out of pocket, says NLA

Labour rent policy will leave tenants more out of pocket, says NLA

The National Landlords Association fears that a proposed system of annual indexation of private rents by Labour will encourage and legitimise escalation of private rental values. In the last year most landlords have not...




Councils seeking to introduce licensing schemes despite similar schemes running into legal difficulties

Councils seeking to introduce licensing schemes despite similar schemes running into legal difficulties

Evidence is growing that more councils are seeking to introduce licensing schemes for private sector landlords despite the proponents of similar schemes running into legal difficulties. Oldham MBC last week launched a consultation into...




Is ‘Build-to-Rent’ Top of the Asset Class?

Is ‘Build-to-Rent’ Top of the Asset Class?

Until now the private rented sector in the UK has been dominated by amateur buy to let landlords, but increasingly this is changing with  big institutional investors ploughing money into the private rented sector.  Institutional...




Contrasting views on the impact of tenant fees

Contrasting views on the impact of tenant fees

Shelter today claimed that new research has shown that a ban in Scotland on agents charging tenant fees has had no negative impact on letting agents, landlords or tenants and a similar ban should...




Retaliatory eviction law considered by government

Retaliatory eviction law considered by government

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is considering introducing legislation to outlaw ‘retaliatory eviction’ of tenants who complain to their landlords about poor housing conditions. Jonathan Bramhall of the DCLG’s private sector...




Taxman offers free online training to combat tax avoidance

Taxman offers free online training to combat tax avoidance

HMRC is offering free, online training to landlords to assist in the preparation of tax returns. Aimed at combating tax avoidance, the scheme is targeting landlords who have not registered to pay tax, or...




PRS campaigners release renter’s manifesto

PRS campaigners release renter’s manifesto

Generation Rent has released a renter’s manifesto – and is now asking for people’s views and additional proposals as well as suggestions for other solutions.