The top 20 best and worst places to sell a property in the UK
What Mortgage (17/03/2017)

Letting agents and landlords warned on empty homes an…
Letting Agent Today (20/03/2017)

Can you afford buy-to-let property in the UK’s most lucrative areas? Which? (20/03/2017)

Agents beware – failure to show letting fees is resulting in penalties being issued all over country
Property Industry Eye (20/03/2017)

ARLA and RLA want meeting over agent fees in Wales
Landlord News (20/03/2017)

Vendors ‘becoming more realistic’ as asking price inflation continues slowdown Your Money (20/03/2017)

More landlords diversifying their portfolios to avoid…
Landlord Today (21/03/2017)

Student rental market hampered by political uncertain…
Landlord Today (21/03/2017)
Where are currently the best and worst places to sell a property in the UK? Property Reporter (21/03/2017)

What Can We Expect to See From The Property Market In 2017
Every Investor (21/03/2017)

Government should create ‘Help To Rent’ says homeless…
Letting Agent Today (22/03/2017)

MP introduces Bill introducing greater policing of Airbnb-style lets
Letting Agent Today (22/03/2017)

Minister confirms fee ban on its way but rental secto…
Letting Agent Today (23/03/2017)

Agents and landlords set to be given new responsibilities for policing immigration post-Brexit Property Industry Eye (23/03/2017)

What’s actually happening with house prices?
Mortgage introducer (23/03/2017)

Brexitland: People can’t find homes. No wonder they were angry
The Guardian (23/03/2017)

Alarm bells ring as agents across the country report rent hikes
Property Industry Eye (23/03/2017)

Landlords who let tenants carry out work could benefit in the long term
Property Wire (24/03/2017)

‘New Landlord’ instructions at their weakest for two … 
Letting Agent Today (10/03/2017)

Trade body keeps up pressure over mortgage interest t…
Letting Agent Today (10/03/2017)

Government looks to raise taxes for Airbnb hosts Travel Mole (13/03/2017)

Concerns grow over roll-out and ‘spiralling’ costs of Universal Credit
24Housing (13/03/2017)

UK average annual rents fall for first time in six years
The Guardian (13/03/2017)

Vast majority of families cannot afford new homes, says Shelter
Hbdonline (13/03/2017)

1.4m landlords ‘unaware of mortgage interest tax reli…
Letting Agent Today (14/03/2017)

Another part of the UK prepares to scrap Right To Buy…
Estate Agent Today (14/03/2017)

Ireland Consults On Taxation Of Rental Income (14/03/2017)

Eight months to go to Budget Day. Start work. Now!
Property Industry Eye (15/03/2017)

Housing Minister launches scrutiny guide for social tenants and landlords
The Chartered Institute of Housing (14/03/2017)

Could property pay for your retirement? Investing in bricks and mortar is much less attractive than it was, but there’s still money to be ma…
Mail on Sunday (14/03/2017)

Rent figures fall with tenant demand 24 Housing (14/03/2017)

Landlords fear further blows following Budget
Mortgage Strategy (15/03/2017)

1 in 5 say BTL is still a safe bet investment Property Reporter (15/03/2017)

Petition for rental payments to be used as proof of mortgage affordability gathering steam Mortgage Introducer (15/03/2017)

New crackdown on rogue agents and landlords set to come in – with £30,000 penalties Property Industry Eye (16/03/2017)

Longer-term lets aren’t very popular after all, claim insurance firm.
Letting Agent Today (16/03/2017)

Budget sting in the tail for Airbnb landlords The Week UK(16/03/2017)

Civil penalties for landlords
Landlords can be issued with civil penalty notices for housing beaches as of April 6th, the government has now confirmed.Local authorities can implement fines of up to £30,000 for a range of offences under the Housing Act 2004, including failing to comply with an improvement notice served by the council, and breaches of HMO licensing, HMO management, selective licensing and overcrowding rules.
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MP told tax changes will devastate communities
New tax changes will force landlords to quit the market and send rents rocketing, an MP has been warned.MP Dame Rosie Winterton visited Doncaster estate and letting agent Galley Properties, where director Teresa Galley and RLA vice chair Chris Town outlined the problems facing the private rented sector and what the government should do to help.
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Rent a room review hidden in small print
The government will review the way rent a room relief operates – in what appears to be a bid to tackle the rise of short term lettings.People renting out rooms in their homes to lodgers can currently earn £7,500 tax free under the scheme. However people offering short term lets through sites such as Airbnb can also take advantage of the relief.
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Government limiting access to PRS

Vulnerable tenants are finding it harder to access rented housing because of tax changes being introduced by the Government.

New figures from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors indicate private sector rents will increase by more than 20 per cent over the next five years.

The predictions come just weeks before changes are introduced that will mean landlords are taxed on their turnover rather than profit.
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Rochdale to renew failed licensing scheme

A failed licensing scheme in Rochdale is set to be renewed, despite warnings from the Residential Landlords Association that it isn’t cracking down on the crooks.

Rochdale Council operated the additional licensing scheme for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) for 10 years. It has now lapsed, but although the local authority admits the scheme wasn’t working and it wants to bring it back.
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Britain will increasingly become a nation of renters, as home ownership moves out-of-reach for a generation, warns economist David Miles
Mail on Sunday (03/03/2017)

Eight experts on how they would fix the UK’s housing market (03/03/2017)

Tenants are paying less and staying longer, analysis …
Letting Agent Today (06/03/2017)

Agent believed to have ‘shut up shop’ months after being expelled by redress scheme Property Industry Eye (06/03/2017)

Landlords face challenges with new cash basis AccountingWeb (07/03/2017)

Landlords ‘fairly well informed’ of BTL changes, YouGov finds
Mortgage Strategy (07/03/2017)

Government urged to reverse proposed cuts to housing …
Landlord Today (08/03/2017)

Buy to let sector disappointed by UK Chancellor’s failure to address their concerns Property Wire (08/03/2017)

Buy-to-Let Still Profitable in Major UK Cities Landlord News (08/03/2017)

Rents are ‘out of step’ with incomes, housing body warns
The Guardian (09/03/2017)

Tax reforms harming access to rented housing for ‘vulnerable tenants’
24 Housing (09/03/2017)

Buy To Let tax changes – opponents launch new website…
Letting Agent Today (09/03/2017)

Delay on digital tax returns welcomed by trade body …
Landlord Today (09/03/2017)

Rental sector ‘better for pets than for housing benefit tenants’
Letting Agent Today (10/03/2017)

Short Lets – government to review Rent A Room tax relief.
Letting Agent Today (10/03/2017)

Private rents set to rise by 20% in five years: Poorer households being pushed out of the market, warn experts Mail On Sunday (09/03/2017)

91% of tenants have negative view of Universal Credit 24Housing (09/03/2017)

Buy-to-let mortgage rates fall to 12-month low, giving landlords ‘breathing room’ as interest tax relief hit looms Mail on Sunday (09/03/2017)

RLA urges landlords to lobby MPs over tax changes…
Landlord Today (24/02/2017)

Floored by the big buy-to-let profit sump: Experts advise on cost cuts as tax changes hit hard Mail on Sunday (25/02/2017)

Landlords need greater support … Landlord Today (27/02/2017)

Letting agent jailed for over three years after stealing tenants’ deposits
Property Industry Eye (27/02/2017)

Average rents falling in London Landlord News (27/02/2017)

CIH Scotland welcomes new Scottish Government guidance on registration of letting agents The Chartered Institute of Housing (27/02/2017)

Wales already licenses all letting agents, Scotland is about to – so how about it, Mr Hammond! Property Industry Eye (28/02/2017)

The Buy for Uni Mortgages Turning Students into Landlords
Landlord News (28/02/2017)

Soon you’ll be able to get a mortgage entirely online, but how will it work and do you trust a computer to give you advice? Mail on Sunday (28/02/2017)

‘Flawed’ energy efficiency rules threaten investment in rural homes
24Housing (01/03/2017)

Owner occupier sector to shrink in favour of PRS, says industry panel
Mortgage Introducer (01/03/2017)

Economist warns that Government assault on buy-to-let could result in rents 30% higher Property Industry Eye (01/03/2017)

Report reveals tenants’ lack of knowledge of rental market
Landlord News (01/03/2017)

Young family say landlord tax changes could leave them homeless
Hull Daily Mail (01/03/2017)

House prices: Eleven buyers for every home The Week UK (02/03/2017)

RLA membership rises to 30,000 …
Landlord Today (02/03/2017)

Many landlords are failing to protect tenancy deposit…
Landlord Today (02/03/2017)

Are government claims that renting is expensive across the UK actually true? Property Reporter (02/03/2017)

Demand in Buy-to-Let Sector “has Never been so Low”
Landlord News (02/03/2017)

The chancellor can fix the damage to rented homes
The Times Red Box (03/03/2017)

Tenants with children staying longer in rental accomm…
Letting Agent Today (03/03/2017)

Level of home ownership drops to its lowest level in 30 years with only six in ten adults now owning their property Mail on Sunday (03/03/2017)