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Middle-aged renters on the rise

Rising UK house prices have left many middle-age workers unable to afford a first home, or as accidental renters after a relationship break-up, which is why significantly more older tenants are now renting from a private landlord than they were a few years ago. Given that...

What would scrapping ‘no fault’ evictions mean for landlords?

For private landlords, the key change outlined in the government’s response is the proposed removal of ‘no fault’ evictions. The position for landlords in the social housing sector is less clear and will only be revealed in a further government consultation. If the proposed legislation comes...

Social media marketing – why even bother?

Besides promoting and protecting your brand’s reputation, there are a host of reasons why you should bother, says Tara Dulake. 1 Increased brand awareness Sixty per cent of Instagram users say that they discover new products on the platform, so to say that no-one connects with a...

Why the government should rethink their approach to Section 21

Last month the government announced that it was considering scrapping Section 21, which allows landlords to evict tenants at the end of their term. The government’s reasoning is that this eviction clause is unfair to tenants, because Section 21 allows for evictions without the landlord having...

Minister pledges court reforms to help landlords

A government minister has promised to look at further court reforms to allow faster repossessions where landlords have legitimate reasons to evict tenants. Government plans to scrap so-called “no fault” or “no explanation” repossessions previously allowed under Section 21, have caused much controversy in the private...

Tenant Fees Act 2019: Guidance for landlords and agents

New guidance for landlords and letting agents has been released by the government. The Tenant Fees Act 2019, which applies to England only, will come into play from 1 June 2019 and applies to fees paid in connection with a tenancy of housing. The act means that...

Landlord Tax Relief Changes On Investment Property

With the new tax year having started last month, the latest changes to landlord tax relief come into force. Online agent MakeUrMove have detailed what landlords need to know about the latest changes. In April 2017, the government introduced plans to reduce the level of mortgage...

10 top tips for new landlords

Investing in buy-to-let is a huge responsibility and as the number of people living in rented accommodation is set to rise further, demand for new landlords has never been higher. Due to the ever changing minefield that is landlord legislation, it is vital that those stepping...

Could rental regulation be funded by landlord licensing schemes?

According to PayProp, the revenue raised by landlord licensing schemes could be used to help improve standards in the lettings market if reinvested into enforcing rental sector legislation. The lettings payment provider says that if councils use this money to police an increasingly diverse private rental...

Lettings expert sounds Airbnb warning to landlords

A rental market expert is urging landlords to be cautious when considering to use short-term lets websites such as Airbnb to rent out their properties. David Alexander, managing director of Apropos and DJ Alexander, says challenging conditions may encourage landlords to view short-lets as an 'easy...

Tax measures discriminate against private landlords

Private-rented property is a favoured whipping boy of this government as it becomes subject to no end of increased regulation and penal (and illogical) taxation. This new IEA paper exposes the tax regime that is in the process of being introduced.When George Osborne, the former Chancellor of...

There is no such thing as a ‘good landlord’

Our engorged property market – and the ensuing housing crisis – has become a cornerstone of the British economy. Those who actively profit from it shouldn’t be absolved. There are, broadly, two types of people in this world. Those who think landlords are price-gouging parasites, and...

Landlords: should you sell your buy-to-let properties?

A quarter of landlords are looking to sell at least one property in the next 12 months, as taxation changes and government reforms continue to bite.  That’s according to a survey by the Residential Landlord’s Association (RLA), which shows landlord confidence has dropped significantly ahead of...

Is Britain heading towards a rental crisis?

Landlords have issued a stark warning over the health of Britain's private rented sector as more and more property investors look set to sell up in the face of falling profits. A wide-ranging study of almost 2,500 landlords by the Residential Landlords Association has found that...