Week ending 24/03/2016

Have we reached tipping point for many private landlords? 
Estate Agent Today (18/03/2016)Buy-to-let attack: ‘The Tories have knifed us landlords in the back’ 
The Telegraph (19/03/2016)Demand on PRS “greater than ever before”
Landlord Today (21/03/2016)Single first-time buyer faces 13-year wait to save deposit: Fears grow that future generations will not be able to buy a home
Daily Mail (21/03/2016)HMOs cited as the preferred property type for investors in 2016
Bridging Load Directory (21/03/2016)Demand on Private Rental Sector is Greater than Ever, Says RLA
Landlord News (21/03/2016)Should overseas investors be banned from the British property market? East London developer backtracks on selling ‘only to’ UK occupiers and landlords
Thisismoney.co.uk (21/03/2016)

Only 900 responses to government consultation on stamp duty surcharge
Estate Agent Today (22/03/2016)

Industry body tells government: buy to let is fine, shortage of homes is not
Letting Agent Today (22/03/2016)

Osborne isn’t pillaging the poor to help the rich – but IDS is right to attack protection of pensioner benefits
City A.M. (22/03/2016)

Three Quarters of Young Brits Believe They’ll Live in the Private Rental Sector Forever
Landlord News (22/03/2016)

Landlords Seeking Advice Ahead of Tax Changes 
Landlord News (22/03/2016)

Rent Smart Wales licensing fees revised 24Dash.com (22/03/2016)

CML warns against further buy-to-let changes Landlord Today (23/03/2016)

Possession orders down but evictions hit record levels
Building Construction Design (23/03/2016)

Over half of UK letting agents think buy let surcharge will push up rents Property Wire (23/03/2016)

England ‘at the mercy of a housing crisis’ as homelessness increases by 33% in five years International Business Times UK (23/03/2016)

ARLA: Landlord stamp duty will see BTL market drop like a stone
Property Reporter (23/03/2016)

London Mayor hopeful Zac Goldsmith pledges to tackle capital’s housing woes with appointment of architecture chiefHousing Excellence (23/03/2016)

One in five to be affected in sweeping interest changes
Campaign (24/03/2016)

Week ending 22/04/2016

Landlords battling HMRC over tax relief changes ramp up legal fight
Your Money (15/04/2016)How Airbnb has lost its soul Financial Times (15/04/2016)Storm damage and burst pipes cause the most damage in UK buy to let properties Property Reporter (15/04/2016)Both Khan and Goldsmith’s London housing plans are doomed to fail for one major reason Business Insider UK (15/04/2016)

Vicars, teachers and soldiers: The latest victims of buy-to-let stamp duty 
The Telegraph (16/04/2016)

House prices jump £3,800 in a month to a new high as last month’s buy-to-let stampede unleashes wave of ‘trader-uppers’ Daily Mail Online (18/04/2016)

How to BEAT George Osborne’s new landlord tax and invest in buy-to-let
The Express (18/04/2016)

Wealthy Londoners Turn to the Private Rental Sector
Landlord News (18/04/2016)

Which Mayoral Candidate Can Solve London’s Housing Crisis?
Londonist (18/04/2016)

Landlords claim Universal Credit is ‘shambolic’24Dash.com (19/04/2016)

The Housing and Planning Bill: Dangerous assault or much-needed measure? Politics Home (19/04/2016)

Airbnb phenomenon is a growing issue for landlords Landlordzone (19/04/2016)

PRS: Dedicated use class or covenant to rent?
Construction News (20/04/2016)

Tough new laws will force rogue landlords to protect tenants’ cash after Tory climbdown The Mirror (20/04/2016)

Rate-your-landlord or more prefabs? Four visions for the future of housing 
The Guardian (20/04/2016)

Right to Rent guidance to change Landlord Today (21/04/2016)

The last hurrah for buy-to-let? Biggest ever distortion of the property market as landlords rushing to beat stamp duty hike send mortgages up 59%
Mail on Sunday (21/04/2016)

House prices: Liverpool sees fastest rise as buy-to-let investors surge before deadline The Telegraph (21/04/2016)

Private rental arrears rise – now account for 9.1% of all rent due
Letting Agent Today (22/04/2016)

UK housing: Spring rent rises are the ‘calm before the storm’ in the private rental market International Business Times UK (22/04/2016)