Entries by Team Discovery Support

Week Ending 14/1/2018

Landlords Reveal The Reality Of Renting To Universal Credit Claimants Huffington Post  Landlord body welcomes U-turn on Universal Credit direct payments Scottish Housing News Homes fit for Human Habitation: Key arguments 24 Housing  How to detect carbon monoxide – the ‘silent killer’ Saga Magazine  Trade body welcomes U-turn on Universal Credit ‘direct payments‘ Letting Agent Today Stephen Lloyd MP: Without […]

Week Ending 1/12/2017

Almost 3,800 landlords could face fines for illegally renting out properties Landlord Today Mandatory adding of rent payments to credit scores is now a step closer Letting Agent Today Worst excesses of Universal Credit addressed but poorest will still be driven into misery The Herald Government urged to introduce mandatory five-year checks on electrical installations for private […]

Week Ending 18/11/2017

Turn a buy-to-let into a holiday rental and double your income The Times Residential Landlords Association welcomes new director Scottish Housing News Bob Blackman MP: Chancellor should fund a Help to Rent scheme to help tackle homelessness Politics Home Tenants can’t Live in Consultations, the RLA Warns the Government Landlord News Are we in the middle of a landlord […]

Week Ending 13/11/2017

Policy Director David Smith talks about the RLA’s submission to Hackitt Review BBC Radio London (1 hr 24) Letting fee ban laws unveiled by Government Click Lancashire  Lenders deny plan to shun landlords with welfare tenants FT Adviser Crackdown on yobs on Doncaster estate through new housing rules Doncaster Free Press  Landlords warn of lack of accountability over fire safety failings Inside Housing  […]

Week Ending 14/10/2017

High-rise student flats – what’s driving the developers’ latest craze? Wales Online Will housing courts speed up tenant disputes for buy-to-let landlords? Simply Business Welsh PRS may contract next year, warns trade body Letting Agent Today Will transferring tenancy deposits shift the problem elsewhere? Property Reporter Scottish landlords welcome adjustment to controversial UC roll-out Local Gov Could landlords make more money renting […]

Week Ending 07/10/2017

Poorly insulated homes may cost £1bn extra in energy bills The Guardian ‘Housing Court’ plan adopted 24 Housing  RLA meets with Alok Sharma Development Finance Today  Tories unveil new controls for private rental sector Letting Agent Today Tenant and landlord groups take opposing views on Welsh lettings fees ban The Negotiator New Conservative controls for the PRS  Property Tribes Ban […]

Week Ending 30/09/2017

Many Scots ‘can’t afford one month’s rent in advance when moving’ Scotsman RLA calls for mortgage interest relief changes in Budget Mortgage Solutions Overseas Landlords Piling into Student Market in North West Landlord News Half of renters in the North-West unaware of fire procedures Rochdale Online Buy-to-let investors say Corbyn’s rent-cap proposal is ‘disaster for tenants’ Telegraph Housing crisis looming […]

Week Ending 24/09/2017

Millennials spend three times more of income on housing than grandparents Guardian Queensbury raid uncovers 35 men living in a house BBC News Landlord licensing scheme considered in Hackney Landlord Today Over 50s eye buy to let for retirement income Money Wise UK now among the worst EU countries for landlords The Telegraph Rogue Cambridge landlords face £30,000 fines in strict crackdown Cambridge […]

Week Ending 09/09/2017

Can buy-to-let investors get more by Airbnbing their properties? Telegraph Tenants let down by lack of letting fee enforcement 24 Housing Build to Rent landlord takes deposits and rent in Bitcoin The Negotiator Landlords admit turning away EU citizens to avoid Government regulations The Independent Can I buy a house for my mum to live in rent-free? The Guardian  Kevin […]

Week Ending 4/09/2017

RLA’s Rent Smart Wales Training Given Top Audit Rating Business News Wales  Letting agents who fail to display fees ‘should be fined not £5,000 but £30,000’ Property Industry Eye Landlords increasingly considering move into holiday lets Mortgage Introducer Bank of Mum and Dad is not just buying homes – it’s now funding rents too The Telegraph Political uncertainty makes landlords […]