Tagged: regulation

Mandatory redress schemes ‘not enough’ says deposit campaign

Mandatory redress schemes ‘not enough’ says deposit campaign

Obliging letting agents to join an ombudsman or other redress scheme may not address issues of financial protection according to the chair of a scheme campaigning to protect client deposits. John Midgley, chair of...




Landlords ‘persecuted’ by local authorities

Landlords ‘persecuted’ by local authorities

Buy to let landlords are being “persecuted” by local authorities. This is according to a new investigation by the Telegraph, which spoke to landlords and trade bodies about what the Residential Landlords Association described...




Greater mobility needed in housing market, say NAEA and ARLA

Greater mobility needed in housing market, say NAEA and ARLA

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) are calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to use next week’s 2014 Budget announcement to focus on...




Half of Britain ‘will be renting within 30 years’

Half of Britain ‘will be renting within 30 years’

Half of Great Britain could be renting within 30 years, according to a report published today. The report by non-profit company Million Homes, Million Lives, finds on current trends the proportion of householders who...




Private rental sector to play a crucial role in providing much needed homes in the UK

Private rental sector to play a crucial role in providing much needed homes in the UK

The private rented sector will be crucial in the UK’s recovery from the housing crisis and the build to rent sector is growing at a time when more rental properties are needed, a property...




Govt seeks views on how it can drive out rogue landlords

Govt seeks views on how it can drive out rogue landlords

The Government has called for suggestions on how it can drive out rogue landlords and improve the quality of the private rented sector for tenants. In October the Government launched a package of measures...




NLA launches social media campaign against Selective Licensing

NLA launches social media campaign against Selective Licensing

A social media campaign against the introduction of Selective Licensing in certain parts of England has been launched by the National Landlords Association. The NLA said more councils were bringing forward Selective Licensing schemes...




Unregulated buy-to-let set to flourish post-MMR

Unregulated buy-to-let set to flourish post-MMR

The buy-to-let sector will flourish as residential flounders in the months after the Mortgage Market Review is implemented, John Penn of Intelliflo claimed. The residential market will have more restrictions regarding affordability after April...




Labour landlord rules ‘could hit BTL lending’

Labour landlord rules ‘could hit BTL lending’

Experts are warning Labour’s crackdown on bad landlords in the private rented sector could have a “massive” impact on buy-to-let lending.