Week ending 29/04/2016

Homeowner surveys reveals strong support for stamp duty hike on buy-to-let purchases Housing Excellence (22/04/2016)

Multi-millionaire property investor will give away £110K Manchester flat in protest at Osborne’s stamp duty tax increase Mail Online (22/04/2016)

Buy-to-let mortgages: Major lenders say they have no plans to tighten affordability rules International Business Times UK (23/04/2016)

Right to Rent Guidelines to be amended  Landlordzone (25/04/2016)

Opinion: Dealing with rogue landlords 24Dash.com (25/04/2016)

More rent than pay a mortgage: the Tory dream for London has crashed and burned The Guardian (26/04/2016)

Soaring housing costs equivalent to 10pc income tax hike
The Telegraph (26/04/2016)

Housing Bill should also include rogue tenants list, says AIIC
Landlord Today (26/04/2016)

Another estate agency warns that EU vote uncertainties will lead to slowdown in the UK housing market Mail on Sunday  (26/04/2016)

HMO Market Set to Boom, but How are They Valued?
Landlord News  (26/04/2016)

We Interviewed (Almost) All The London Mayoral Candidates To Find Out Which One We’d Actually Vote For The Debrief  (26/04/2016)

Landlords up the ante in battle with HMRC Landlordzone  (27/04/2016)

Londoners take to Twitter to shame landlords over ‘rip-off’ rents
Evening Standard (27/04/2016)

Here are six possible solutions to Britain’s housing crisis
CityMetric (27/04/2016)

Landlords combat tax changes as they shift from investing to upgradingProperty Reporter (27/04/2016)

Wealthy can shrug off ‘tax’ of rising housing costs but ‘squeezed middle’ hit hardest, says thinktank Housing Excellence (27/04/2016)

Which London Mayor Candidate is Best for the Housing Market?
Landlord News (27/04/2016)

Number of empty homes at lowest level since records began 
24Dash.com (28/04/2016)

Race to the bottom for low income tenants as gap between rents and local housing allowance widens Housing Excellence (28/04/2016)

Councils condemned by trade body over poor lettings regulations
Letting Agent Today (29/04/2016)

The wheels are finally coming off this half-baked, ideological housing bill
The Guardian (29/04/2016)

Week ending 14/04/2016

Need a place to live? Almost 57,000 London homes are lying empty Metro.co.uk (08/04/2016)

Private landlords don’t need more regulation New Statesman (08/04/2016)

Does buy-to-let still add up? The Times (10/04/2016)
New rules making it easier for landords to convert commercial sites to residential property will cost me my living – and my home thisismoney.co.uk (10/04/2016)

Half of homes sold in late March were for buy to let – Countrywide
Letting Agent Today (11/04/2016)

What to look for in a buy-to-let investment property 
Landlord Today (11/04/2016)

Tories back down on plan that would have hit granny flats with a tax hike
The Mirror (11/04/2016)

Buy-to-let loan rates plunge in price war: Lenders make move in bid to keep market alive after Chancellor launched crackdown by rising Stamp duty
Daily Mail (12/04/2016)

Could the North East become the UK’s new buy-to-let capital?
Property Reporter (12/04/2016)

RLA Launches its London Mayoral Manifesto for the Private Rental Sector
Landlord News (12/04/2016)

Mortgage market expands for expats buying to let in UK
The Telegraph (12/04/2016)

Simon Jenkins: In London there is no housing crisis, just housing madness London Evening Standard (12/04/2016)

House of Lords defeat government on plans for starter homes
City AM (12/04/2016)

Brandon Lewis pledges bigger and better PRS 
Mortgage Introducer (13/04/2016)

London first time buyers ‘will need a £106,000 salary by 2020’ 
London Evening Standard (13/04/2016)

Crackdown buy-to-let will push up rents The Times(14/04/2016)

House prices predicted to fall for first time since 2008 – this is where’s hit hardest The Mirror (14/04/2016)

Government Plans to Update Right to Rent Guidelines
Landlord News (14/04/2016)

Councils seek further powers to end empty homes epidemic
Property Wire (14/04/2016)

“It’s a complete circus”: meet the woman campaigning against letting agent fees CityMetric (14/04/2016)

HMOs return highest yields as landlords move out of London
Mortgage Solutions (14/04/2016)