Right to Rent immigration checks: increasing pressure on the property rental market 24housing (26/05/2017)

One in five landlords to raise rents FTAdviser (26/05/2017)

Howard Flight: in defence of the much needed rental market
Conservative Home (29/05/2017)

Is the day of the tenant’s deposit about to be over?
Property Industry Eye (30/05/2017)

Private landlords brace themselves for big hike in tax bills
Property Industry Eye (30/05/2017)

It is time to do away with leasehold homes Spear’s Magazine (30/05/2017)

Could Crowdfunding Solve the UK’s Housing Problem? – AltFi News
Altfinance News (30/05/2017)

Election 2017: what do the manifestos say about housing?
Chartered Institute of Housing (30/05/2017)

Buy to let investors offered UK’s first digital mortg… Letting Agent Today (31/05/2017)

Investors turning to student accommodation, says Emerging Property
Property Funds World (31/05/2017)

Where can you currently achieve the best buy-to-let y… Landlord Today (31/05/2017)

Liverpool named as top spot for buy to let rental yields in UK
Property Wire (31/05/2017)

Five hot spots for student property investors Infrastructure Intelligence (31/05/2017)

Letting agent fee transparency rules have failed, warns ARLA Propertymark Mortgage Solutions (31/05/2017)

Landlord in Newport becomes first to be fined under Rent Smart.
Landlord Today (01/06/2017)

Landlords can solve Britain’s housing crisis… Landlordzone (01/06/2017)

Letting fees let us all down iNews (01/06/2017)

Fines for ‘unsafe’ HMOs 24housing (01/06/2017)

There’s nothing inevitable about the housing crisis, but only a paradigm shift can solve it NewStatesman (02/06/2017)

Property Doctors: I’m a landlord -which problems am I responsible for?
Daily Telegraph (20/05/2017)

MPs receive over 1,500 letters from landlords calling…
Landlord Today (22/05/2017)

Landlord organisation calls for new court in UK for private rental sector
Property Wire (22/05/2017)

Blog: Government plans to extend ‘right to rent’ documents checks face legal challenge Scottish Housing News (22/05/2017)

Number of UK landlords who believe tax change will affect them rises
Property Wire (22/05/2017)

Why Landlords Should Be Very Careful with Property Inventories
Landlordzone (22/05/2017)

Buy-to-let, is it still a good move? CCR Magazine (22/05/2017)

Landlords contribute £15.9bn to economy, but many set to slash spending as tax burden rises Housing Management and Maintenance (22/05/2017)

One in five buy-to-let products are for limited companies
Mortgage Finance Gazette (22/05/2017)

Property sales are down to Christmas levels – but there are more people moving than before the last general election Daily Mail (23/05/2017)

The north will become landlord hotspot Mortgage Introducer (23/05/2017)

Tenant homes improving? Number of private renters moving due to bad property condition reduces My News Desk UK (24/05/2017)

As lenders pull back on buy-to-let, where can you get the best deals?
The Telegraph (24/05/2017)

Identify your tenants before investing in property
Property Reporter (24/05/2017)

London council issues first lettings sector ‘civil pe…
Letting Agent Today (24/05/2017)

Election 2017: what we’re saying on. . . supply
Chartered Institute of Housing (24/05/2017)

Why landlords should not be ignored during the election
Bridging Commercial (25/05/2017)

84 per cent of tenants want to meet their landlord prior to moving in; but only 46 per cent actually do Housing Management and Maintenance (25/05/2017)

Number of new homes built in England rising, but not by enough to meet targets Property Wire (25/05/2017)

A new dawn for renters? Major London landlord scraps deposits and fees and allows tenants to lock in for longer Daily Mail (25/05/2017)

Landlords call for help as tenants can go almost a year without having to pay rent due to lengthy eviction process Daily Mail (25/05/2017)

We should see private landlords as part of the solution to Britain’s housing crisis City AM (26/05/2017)

Fewer landlords in London using agents – are they selling up or self-managing? Property Industry Eye (26/05/2017)

Renters of housing benefit barred from buy-to-let homes The Times (01/05/2017)

The country’s 11 million private renters need a consumer rights revolution – Labour will give it to them Blog – Huffington Post (01/05/2017)

Labour unveils plan to make EVERY landlord licensed by the council but it’s branded a ‘tenant tax’ by the Tories Daily Mail (01/05/2017)

Changes in the buy-to-let market and the implications
Mortgage Finance Gazette (01/05/2017)

RLA calls for new housing court Loan Talk (01/05/2017)

BTL lenders fuelling discrimination against tenants o…
Landlord Today (02/05/2017)

Number of UK landlords looking to buy more properties falls sharply PropertyWire (02/05/2017)

Buy a home, get a car free – offers galore as London estate agents struggle to sell The Guardian (03/05/2017)

The Independent View: tackling bad landlords
Liberal Democrat Voice (04/05/2017)

More landlords opting for ‘longer term fixed rates…
Landlord Today (04/05/2017)

New ‘revolutionary’ rental platform launches in the UK.
Landlord Today (04/05/2017)

Call for rental sector reform to ‘protect landlords… Landlord Today (04/05/2017)

Boost for renters as poll shows little public support for tenant fees.
Landlord Today (04/05/2017)

Fair Fees Forum calls for compulsory registration of all letting agents
Property Industry Eye (04/05/2017)
No surprise as poll reveals majority of public want n…
Letting Agent Today (05/05/2017)

Another council demands every HMO in its patch be lic…
Letting Agent Today (05/05/2017)

Could a wealth tax solve the housing crisis? CapX (05/05/2017)

The Benefits of Buying a Property with Sitting Tenants
Landlord News(13/04/2017)

How uneasy will the Brexit rollercoaster make the cyclical construction industry? Place North West (13/04/2017)

Tenant charged £835 … to scribble a new name on a contract
The Guardian (15/04/2017)

Rental yields remain strong in majority of towns and cities
Property Reporter (17/04/2017)

Seven in every hundred new tenants in England are foreign nationals, says study The Express (18/04/2017)

2017 tenancy deposit theft total passes £300k… Landlord Today (18/04/2017)

20% of rental properties now let by companies, says C…
Letting Agent Today (18/04/2017)

Sky Views: Is the era of the amateur landlord over? Sky News (18/04/2017)

81% of landlords confident about 2017 performance Loan Talk (18/04/2017)

General election could put already slowing housing market on pause AOL(18/04/2017)

Letting fees ban ‘unlikely before late 2018’ whatever…
Letting Agent Today (19/04/2017)

Political parties urged to deliver for ‘tenants and… Landlord Today (19/04/2017)

Firm leading opposition to BTL tax change says HMOs h…
Letting Agent Today (19/04/2017)

Generation Rent ‘don’t want the burden’ of homeow…
Landlord Today (19/04/2017)

Labour ahead of Conservatives in housing polls 24Housing (19/04/2017)

Build to Rent developers and investors sign up to offer three year tenancies as the norm Property Wire (19/04/2017)

‘Accidental landlords’ sitting on a near £1m property goldmine
24Housing (19/04/2017)

Buy-to-let lenders swing back towards variable fees
Mortgage Strategy (19/04/2017)

Radical, liberal rental reforms are needed Liberal Democrat Voice (19/04/2017)

‘New buy-to-let tax will make it harder, not easier, for first-time buyers to afford a home’ The Telegraph (07/04/2017)

Opinion:There have been no less than 145 new pieces of legislation impacting landlords or the lettings market in the last five years
City AM (07/04/2017)

Letting agents told to scrap sky-high tenant fees as Government reveals plans for a fairer rental market Mail on Sunday (07/04/2017)

New buy-to-let tax: how it works and how to beat it
The Telegraph (08/04/2017)

Dinner party landlords take leave as tax changes are too hard to swallow
The Times (08/04/2017)

The death of the landlord – and how it could hurt millions of others 
The Mirror (10/04/2017)

You’ll never fix the broken market without social housing
Housing Excellence (10/04/2017)

Fees ban is U-turn on what current and last three housing ministers kept telling industry Suttons City Living (10/04/2017)

These Bristol entrepreneurs have created a ‘Trip Advisor for landlords’ and it’s about to take over the world Bristol Post (10/04/2017)

Lower profits for many landlords mean ‘rents will h… 
Landlord Today (11/04/2017)

Landlords focus on cheaper properties in 2017 
Mortgage Introducer (11/04/2017)

Futures Housing part-funds LSE research examining how social landlords can help improve private rented sector Housing Excellence (12/04/2017)

Reputation of good landlords being tarnished by the bad 
Landlord News (12/04/2017)

Salford has best rental yields in the UK Mortgage Introducer (12/04/2017)

Rents rise in England and Wales, but fall in Scotland… 
Landlord Today (14/04/2017)

Advice for Landlords: How NOT to do rent-to-rent Lexology  (31/03/2017)

Mortgage tax relief cut doesn’t add up for buy-to-let landlords 
The Guardian  (01/04/2017)

Homeless families rehoused out of London ‘up five-fold’ BBC (03/04/2017)

Council plans crackdown on Airbnb in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Evening News  (03/04/2017)

Landlord and investor confidence remains high
Bestadvice.co.uk (03/04/2017)

Client money protection scheme to be mandatory for lettings agents in England Property Wire (04/04/2017)

Letting agent jailed for keeping client deposits…
Landlord Today (04/04/2017)

Where can landlords achieve the best buy-to-let yield…
Landlord Today (04/04/2017)

Increase in landlords using limited companies to beat buy-to-let tax changes Mortgage Finance Today (04/04/2017)

Renters braced for 25% cost hikes amid tax changes 
The Independent (05/04/2017)

Left In Limbo: How Housing Benefit Changes Will Leave Young People Out In The Cold The Blog – The Huffington Post (05/04/2017)

Students ‘living in substandard conditions’ due t…
Landlord Today (06/04/2017)

The disastrous new tax on buy to let landlords is really a tax on tenants 
City AM (06/04/2017)

UK house prices expected to rise by £50,000 by 2021 as buy-to-let landlords face tax relief clampdown Mail on Sunday (06/04/2017)

Stamp Duty Land Tax changes: One year on – Today’s Conveyancer 
Today’s Conveyancer (06/04/2017)

Brexit PROPERTY BOOM: House prices in Britain set to SOAR over next four years The Express (06/04/2017)

Buy-to-let yields hold up in the North but new purchases have plummeted ahead of tax changes this week Mail on Sunday (06/04/2017)

Councils given power to fine rogue landlords £30,000 for malpractice
Public Sector Executive (06/04/2017)

Councils combat HMO conversion scam 24 Housing (07/04/2017)

Government set out plans to ban letting agent fees 24Housing (07/04/2017)

Agent wins case for landlord after stay by Airbnb ‘guest’ 
Property Industry Eye (07/04/2017)

Millions will have to file five tax returns a year The Telegraph (26/03/2017)

Are you a BTL mortgage prisoner?  Property Reporter (27/03/2017)

The Guardian view on house prices: the government lacks the political will to fix the broken market The Guardian (27/03/2017)

Rents fall in London and the South West What Mortgage (27/03/2017)

Hard Brexit could hit rented sector: Chartered Institute of Housing Chartered Institute of Housing (27/03/2017)

Scottish Government ‘£100m short on meeting £538m Land and Building Transaction Tax target’ Insider (27/03/2017)

Tenant fees ban could leave landlords facing lengthy …
Landlord Today (28/03/2017)

Right To Rent: research shows most people can’t spot … 
Letting Agent Today (28/03/2017)

Landlords require ‘more protection’ say couple le…
Landlord Today (28/03/2017)

4,000 agents could lose jobs following ban on fees 
Landlord News (28/03/2017)

Stricter affordability checks creating buy-to-let mortgage prisoners 
What Mortgage (28/03/2017)

Greater protection for landlords as CMP to be made co… 
Landlord Today (29/03/2017)

Landlord group wants agents’ views on private rental … 
Letting Agent Today (29/03/2017)

Buy-to-let returns still have the potential to outstrip savings long term What Mortgage (29/03/2017)

Disputes over rent arrears rise Landlord News (29/03/2017)

Right To Rent: trade body’s concern over ‘further san…
Landlord Today (30/03/2017)

Muted welcome for latest review of private rental sec…
Letting Agent Today (30/03/2017)

Cleaning is the main cause for deposit disputes betwe…
Landlord Today (30/03/2017)

Major change to taxation of landlords ahead Politics.co.uk (30/03/2017)

Over 80% of Help To Buy: Equity Loan purchasers are first timers. 
Letting Agent Today (31/03/2017)

Agents urged to act now as MEES energy efficiency countdown starts.
Letting Agent Today (31/03/2017)

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 Tax-News.com (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.
Read more….