Tagged: letting agents

Chancellor confirms that Bank of England has powers to regulate buy-to-let market

Chancellor confirms that Bank of England has powers to regulate buy-to-let market

The UK Chancellor, George Osborne, has confirmed that the Bank of England and Financial Policy Committee (FPC) have requested, and been granted, additional powers to control buy-to-let lending. These powers are an extension to...




Rent Smart Wales going live on November 23

Rent Smart Wales going live on November 23

The date has been set for when the new compulsory system of registering and licensing for agents and landlords in Wales is going live.  Letting Agents and landlords will have 12 months in which to comply...




90% of tenants try to hide damage from landlords

90% of tenants try to hide damage from landlords

According to a new study by PropertyLetByUs.com, over 90% of tenants say they have tried to hide the damage from their landlord with one in ten admitting to causing more than £500 worth of damage to...




Annual rent growth stagnating in Scotland

Annual rent growth stagnating in Scotland

Scottish rents have grown by just 1.7% in the past year – less than a third of the rate experienced in the rest of Britain. These figures are included in the latest Scotland Buy-to-Let...




Right to Rent to be rolled out across England from February 1st 2016

Right to Rent to be rolled out across England from February 1st 2016

The Home Office has announced that the Right to Rent scheme will be extended to all of England from 1st February 2016. From this date, all private landlords and letting agents will have to...




Slow down in UK residential rent growth

Slow down in UK residential rent growth

New data from HomeLet shows that rent price rises in the UK have slowed after a period of sustained, faster growth. For the three months to September 2015 rent prices are now 8.5% higher...




RLA calls on councils to drop licensing schemes

RLA calls on councils to drop licensing schemes

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has called on councils to drop licensing schemes in light of the government’s new Housing and Planning Bill which makes clear that local authorities can use council tax registration...




Government queried on Right to Rent pilot

Government queried on Right to Rent pilot

The Shadow Home Secretary, Andy Burnham, will today use the official House of Commons Home Office question time to quiz Home Secretary, Theresa May, on the results of the pilot Right to Rent project....




Scottish Bill confirms rent controls and abolition of ‘no fault’ ground for possession

Scottish Bill confirms rent controls and abolition of ‘no fault’ ground for possession

A new Bill which will introduce rent controls and abolish the ‘no fault’ ground for repossession has been published by the Scottish Government. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill will mean, if passed, that...




No rethink on buy-to-let tax breaks says government

No rethink on buy-to-let tax breaks says government

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, has ruled out any rethink on the UK government’s proposals to reduce buy-to-let tax breaks from next year. In a letter to the Residential Landlords’ Association...