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 reform, Universal credit will drive up homelessness Politics Home

Buy to let expert urges tenants to research agents and properties

DCLG renamed Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Inside Housing 

Two thirds of parents say they would be happy to let their children return home so they could save to buy their own property Mail Online 


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 landlords Property Industry Eye

RLA – Future Renting Wales conference 24Housing

RLA launches landlord fire safety database Fire Risk Management

Mixed response to council tax hike on vacant homes Property Week


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 licensing feeding frenzy? UK schemes pass 500 mark The Negotiator 

Landlords welcome report that will ‘improve safety in rental housing’ Landlord Today

Number of pensioners living in rented homes may treble by 2035 The Guardian 

Safety warning amid smoke alarm ‘failure’ rate 

Private sector landlords in the UK remain bullish despite Brexit uncertainty Property Wire 

Landlord defends sending eviction letters ahead of universal credit rollout The Guardian

Eviction threat over complaints about crying baby BBC News

Corbyn pledges Labour to ‘radical action’ on social housing policy Housing Management & Maintenance


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 

Landlords Welcome New Electrical Safety Report Landlord News

RLA welcomes new director to drive growth Landlord Today 

Residents let down by ‘confused responsibilities’ on fire safety 24 Housing 

‘No coloureds’ landlord taken to court by UK equality watchdog The Guardian

Landlord horrified after tenants ‘from hell’ left house covered in faeces and graffiti The Mirror

If I invest the profits from my business and buy-to-let, can I retire before I’m 50? This is Money

The top eight reasons renters don’t get their deposits back Ideal Home 

New UK property rental website to shut out letting agency fees Reuters


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 their property through Airbnb? Simply Business

General News

Londoners Have Been Losing 40% of Their Salaries to Rent Bloomberg

UK rents fall amid property glut in south-east England The Guardian

Buy-to-let investors face new targets on energy efficiency The Telegraph

MPs lead inquiry into rogue landlords and selective licensing The Negotiator

Rent prices drop across England and Wales in all but 3 regions Property Industry Eye

Almost 1/3 of renters fear they will never own home Gazette Series

Yes, landlords do work to earn their rent. Here’s how Homes and Property

Call for crackdown on lack of gas safety checks in UK’s PRS Property Wire

If used wisely, rent controls do have their place Scotsman

Lettings regulation is not all good news for tenants Yorkshire Post

New rules for landlords just keep on coming Shropshire Star

Disrepair claims: a losing battle for landlords? 24 Housing


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 on letting agent fees charged to tenants branded ‘dangerous move’Property Industry Eye

UK government urged to follow Scotland’s lead to reduce rent arrearsLandlord Today

Airbnb’s Direct Impact On The Private Rental Sector Residential Landlord 

Corbyn pledges regeneration revolution on social housing Planning and Building Control Today 

General News

Will PRA buy-to-let changes spark rise in equity release?
 Financial Reporter

Edinburgh rents rise 40 per cent in seven years The Scotsman 

Build-to-rent booming as majority of Londoners predicted to be renters by 2025 Evening Standard 

20% of London rental properties now part of selective licensing The Negotiator

Rental round-up: A ‘bleak year ahead’ for tenants Moneywise

Buy-to-let beats the squeeze FT Adviser

1 in 20 UK rental properties do not yet meet minimum energy standardsProperty Wire


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 as thousands more Scots are forced to rent Herald Scotland

Buy-to-let mortgage deals up 30% on last year Which?

Landlords ‘needn’t throw money away’, says Upad Property Reporter

Landlord rent hikes hit 2-year high FT Adviser

Buy-to-let property purchases plummet one-third in two years Property Industry Eye

Average earners at risk of rental market freeze out 24 Housing

12 stats showing how Scotland’s households are changing BBC News

Build-to-rent fuels 100,000 homes construction boom Construction Enquirer

It is ‘absurd’ that rent isn’t part of tenant credit score Stroud News and Journal

Autumn Budget 2017: What could be in store for buy to let? Mortgage Solutions

Landlords fined for cramming tenants into rat-infested home Landlord Today

Councils can step in to improve PRS housing standards Inside Housing


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 News

Glasgow City Council to seize homes owned by slum landlords Independent

August has highest rate of annual growth in private rented sector this year 24 Housing

Surge in reports of unauthorised HMOs The Argus

Housing money wasted ‘propping up rents’ BBC News

International investors boost North West student property market Property Reporter

Oxford landlord fined over £7,000 after rules breach Oxford Mail

Portsmouth City Council looking at planning on HMO’s Portsmouth News

Agents urged to get behind Gas Safety Week and check appliances Letting Agent Today

Rents rose by 2.4% during August Landlord News

London council tightening licensing for private rental sector Letting Agent Today

Buy-to-let empires face a regulatory revolt Money Week


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 Hollinrake MP: Tenant fee ban? Yes, but how will we enforce it? Politics Home 

The most affordable London boroughs for graduate renters in 2017 Telegraph

Client demand and void periods ‘keeping landlords awake at night’ Letting Agent Today

Millennials and buy to let – the rise of the young investors Property Reporter

Have a look at the most expensive rental properties in Merseyside Liverpool Echo 

Good times, bad times for expat buy-to-lets Mortgage Solutions

Buy-to-let purchases driven by pension pot hunters Property Investor Today

Increase in evictions are result of renters facing ‘impossible choices’ Inside Housing

Technology Investment Attracts Student Tenants Residential Landlord

Almost a third of UK tenants feel they will never own their own home Property Wire

Quarter of private-renting families slipping into ‘bad debt’ as they are frequently forced to move Independent 

The seven things landlords hate about their tenants Huddersfield Daily Examiner

 Lettings fee ban WILL happen but ‘unintended consequences’ to be monitored – housing minister Property Industry Eye


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 hike rents and review portfolios Mortgage Strategy

Young Scots face years of saving for first home deposit BBC News

Scottish rents hit highest total since February Property Reporter

Housing supply bottleneck pushes up rents Mortgage Solutions

Scottish housing market in ‘serious slowdown’ Scotsman

THIS area of London will be the 2018 property hotspot Express

Brexit uncertainty hurting rental sector-survey Letting Agent Today 

Council given more powers to tackle rogue landlords

Nottingham first to adopt revolutionary housing approach 24

Equity Release Lifeline For Buy To Let Landlords IExpats

HMRC using “big-data” to uncover the tax dodgers Landlord Zone

First signs of rising rents as buy-to-let investors pass on higher tax The Telegraph

Landlords signing up to council scheme helping find new homes for Milton Keynes families in need Milton

Your letting agent could save you thousands by reviewing rent collection Landlord Today

Almost half of buy to let buyers in UK want to boost their pensions Property Wire