Tagged: tenants

Croydon council set to push through landlord licensing

Croydon council set to push through landlord licensing

In response to the announcement from housing minister, Brandon Lewis, that from April 1 any landlord licensing scheme will require specific ministerial approval, Croydon council officers are recommending to their councillors – who meet...




New restrictions to licensing schemes announced by housing minister

New restrictions to licensing schemes announced by housing minister

The housing minister, Brandon Lewis, has moved to curb any new selective licensing schemes of private rented homes. New restrictions will come into force on April 1. From this date councils will require specific...




Top gripes for landlords revealed

Top gripes for landlords revealed

A new study, conducted by My Property Inventories, details the issues that cause landlords most frustration. Topping the list is the view that tenants always complain about the cost of cleaning at the end...




Industry panel trashes Labour housing policy

Industry panel trashes Labour housing policy

At the Paragon Buy to Let Debate, Labour plans to introduce three-year tenancy agreements as standard and to restrict private rental costs have been dismissed and branded “political gerrymandering”. During the debate, panel members...




UK’s landlords spooked by coming election

UK’s landlords spooked by coming election

A survey of over 500 landlords by Urban.co.uk found that almost half of the UK’s private rented sector landlords have halted plans to expand their property empires ahead of the general election.  Among the...




Private rented sector expected to double by 2035

Private rented sector expected to double by 2035

The private rented sector is set to more than double in size from a housing stock of 4.9 million properties in 2012 to 13.2 million by 2035, according to peer-to-peer lending company Landbay. With...




Nine out of twelve regions report rent rises

Nine out of twelve regions report rent rises

According to the latest figures to be published by HomeLet residential rents for new tenancies in the UK increased by 2.5% during first month of the year. The highest growth occurs in the East...




Property Redress Scheme issues guides on unfair fees

Property Redress Scheme issues guides on unfair fees

Two guidance notes for agents regarding fees have been issued by the Property Redress Scheme. The PRS revealed last month that the most common grievance made against agent members involved unfair or excessive fees...




UK Agents Housing Manifesto – supply, regulation and tax

UK Agents Housing Manifesto – supply, regulation and tax

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) launched the manifesto today at the third consecutive NAEA Conference.  Having met professionals, politicians, experts and campaigners across the UK...