Tagged: buy-to-let

Energy efficiency regulations to be presented to Parliament

Energy efficiency regulations to be presented to Parliament

Ed Davey, the energy and climate secretary, will present the regulations on energy efficiency in parliament on Thursday. Campaigners have hailed the move as potentially the most significant piece of legislation in a generation aimed...




Are you risking heavy fines by operating an HMO without the correct licence?

Are you risking heavy fines by operating an HMO without the correct licence?

Licensing for all HMOs was introduced from October 2000 to try and improve standards in the sector, in terms of both physical accommodation and the management of tenancy issues. However, many landlords are risking...




Economic performance drives UK property markets, not elections

Economic performance drives UK property markets, not elections

According to a new report by commercial property and real estate services advisor CBRE, the upcoming general election in the UK has so far had a minimal impact on the country’s property markets as...




Scottish private rental market ‘lacking supply’

Scottish private rental market ‘lacking supply’

According to a report, from The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), 43% of people looking to rent in the past five years had found it “quite difficult” or “very difficult” to find a suitable property....




Government indicates that it aims to have the regulations in place ahead of the May general election for minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)

Government indicates that it aims to have the regulations in place ahead of the May general election for minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)

The non-domestic minimum energy efficiency regulations for England and Wales will mean that by 01 April 2018, all relevant properties will have to be improved to a minimum energy efficiency standard before being let...




Surge in tax receipts sparked by HMRC investigations into buy-to-let

Surge in tax receipts sparked by HMRC investigations into buy-to-let

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has experienced record receipts of capital gains tax after a crackdown on landlords. Figures published by accountants UHY Hacker Young show that probes by tax inspectors into underpayments of...




‘Silver landlords’ trend set to continue in 2015

‘Silver landlords’ trend set to continue in 2015

The Mistoria Group research revealed that there was more than a 20% increase in silver landlords buying student property last year.   In April, when the new pension rules are introduced it is estimated...




Council of Mortgage Lenders against rent controls

Council of Mortgage Lenders against rent controls

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has joined many voices opposing the concept of rent controls, which many people feel may be the end result of proposals being put forward by the SNP-led government in...




Scottish letting agents in revolt over rent controls proposals

Scottish letting agents in revolt over rent controls proposals

Trade body Letscotland in response to the Scottish government’s consultation on a new tenancy regime for the country, has voiced its opinion that it is strongly opposed to government plans to introduce rent controls and...




PRS ‘needs rent controls and indefinite tenancies’ claims independent think tank

PRS ‘needs rent controls and indefinite tenancies’ claims independent think tank

Civitas, an independent right-of-centre think tank has said that inflation-busting rent rises should be banned and indefinite tenancies should become the norm in the private rented sector (PRS). Dismissing concerns that rent regulation would...