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Letting fees ban set to come into force on 1 June 2019

The introduction of a ban on fees charged by landlords and letting agents look set to finally come into force on 1 June this year, the government announced yesterday. Following yesterday’s third reading in the House of Lords, the Tenant Fees Bill is likely to receive...

Will 2019 see the end of ‘amateur’ landlords?

The era of the ‘amateur’ landlord may be at an end according to accountants and business advisors French Duncan LLP. This year will see further erosion of the tax benefits of being a landlord and by 2020 there will be few financial incentives left for landlords. Many...

MHCLG confirms ‘crackdown’ funding for councils

Nearly £2.4m made available to ramp up action against rogue landlords. More than 50 councils across the country will share nearly £2.4m of extra funding to crack down on rogue landlords. The cash boost confirmed by MHCLG offers councils across the country a share of the funding...

Government confirms it will not address the Monty Shooltz ruling

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) will not act to help the thousands of landlords who may have inadvertently granted assured tenancies instead of the assured shorthold tenancies they meant to. The Ministry has confirmed to the National Landlords Association (NLA) that it...

How is technology disrupting the property sector?

Ritam Gandhi, director and founder at fintech firm Studio Graphene, gives an insight into how innovation and technology are transforming the property market but proptech has not yet reached anywhere near its full potential. There’s no denying the transformative role technology is having on the UK...

A Brand New Service for Estate and Letting Agents

NetRent has worked with Estate and Letting Agents since 2001. We understand that the pressure on your income has never been greater and that it is going to get worse due to increasing legislation and the changing housing market.     In conjunction with our business partners, we...

Overseas Landlords In Rush To Quit Buy To Let

Expat and foreign landlords are leaving the UK buy to let market in huge numbers, according to new data. In 2010, landlords based overseas owned 15.5% of the UK’s private rented homes. But this number has plunged by more than half to a record low of just...

Can a tenant who can’t afford the deposit be trusted to pay the rent?

Deposit-free renting is growing increasingly popular, with more providers than ever before now providing tenants with a range of nil deposit schemes, but is a tenant who cannot afford to find the deposit an inspiring applicant for a landlord’s property? A recent YouGov survey found that...

Self Assessment tax returns: Help and support for landlords

It’s that time of year again. Filing an annual tax return is a necessary task for every self-employed person, including buy-to-let landlords, with the 31 January deadline for the 2017/18 self assessment tax return rapidly approaching. Whether you have just started out as a buy-to-let landlord or...

Landlords ARE quitting buy to let – but fewer than feared

Research by franchise lettings agency company Belvoir suggests that landlords are continuing to exit the property market, although not at the rate anticipated by previous studies.  “Statistics show a slight increase of 48 to 52 per cent of landlords selling up to three properties and a...

Landlords give preference to white people with British passports, court told

A number of buy-to-let landlords are discriminating against prospective tenants based on their nationality and ethnicity due to the impact that the Right to Rent scheme is having on the private rental market, a court has heard. The government’s controversial initiative, which forces landlords to undertake immigration...

Which property types produce the best yields?

Online buy-to-let agency yieldit recently revealed the property types which produce the greatest yields, offering a key insight for landlords who are looking to invest – or expand their existing portfolio – in the UK's residential property market. The data, taken from the agency's currently available...

Tenants set to be granted new powers to hold rogue landlords to account

Tenants are on the verge of being handed fresh powers to take action against rogue landlords thanks to the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill, which will complete its passage through Parliament tomorrow. The Private Members’ Bill, which will give both private and social tenants in...

More landlords use social media to screen tenants

Savvy landlords are turning to social media to screen tenants before letting them rent their property.  New data from Foundation Home Loans has found that sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram could reveal valuable insight into how people would be as tenants.  The research said...

Would you send a Christmas card to your tenant?

The results of a snap survey by Simple Landlords Insurance has revealed that large numbers of landlords are more likely to send Christmas cards than safety advice. Some landlords are set to go further with planned gifts including chocolates or sweets, wine and even presents for...