Tagged: tenancies

Ban bad landlords says MPs

Ban bad landlords says MPs

An all-party parliamentary group of MPs has said that bad landlords should be subject to a nationwide ban. In addition, the group said that the introduction of a national landlord register should also be...




Difficulties await agents when Immigration Act comes into force

Difficulties await agents when Immigration Act comes into force

When the Immigration Act comes into force in October, letting agents and private landlords will be required to vet tenants to ensure they are legally entitled to reside in the UK. RICS and NLA...




Shelter ‘playing to people’s fears’

Shelter ‘playing to people’s fears’

The Residential Landlords Association has recently accused Shelter of ‘playing to people’s fears’  and warned that public policy must not be based on the opinions of problems which could be distorted. Rather than playing to...




PRS to come under the spotlight in Scotland

PRS to come under the spotlight in Scotland

Tomorrow the future of Scotland’s private rented sector will come under the spotlight  as politicians, key stakeholders, academics and housing sector representatives gather in Edinburgh. Key topics will include how to create a more...




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...