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Agents furious with Shelter over latest video ‘stunt’

Wednesday 11th May 2022
Nigel Lewis

Video that paints agents as immoral, uncaring and keen to place tenants in dangerous slum properties is 'appalling and childish' says Propertymark. Industry trade association Propertymark has slammed Shelter for its 'childish war…

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Rental Revolution - government proposals

Tuesday 10th May 2022
Graham Norwood

Agents have voiced their reservations over aspects of the widespread rental sector reform announced by the government in the Queen's Speech. Yesterday the government confirmed that it would publish a White Paper ahead of a Renters Reform Bill, within this next…

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Advice on taxes for UK landlords: The complete guide for 2022/23

Wednesday 27th April 2022
Hamilton Fraser

This information is current and updated to the best of our knowledge as of April 2022. As a landlord with an…

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Government asks landlords how taxes can be simplified

Monday 21st March 2022

The Office for Tax Simplification has invited landlords to write to the government to tell them how the taxation of property income can be simplified. Landlord taxes have grown more complicated in recent years, from the introduction…

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A landlord has been fined for failing to licence four properties he let out in Burnley.

Monday 7th March 2022
Ryan Bembridge

Michael James Perring was taken to court by Burnley Borough Council and fined a total of £1,760 for the offences, on top of £1,000 in legal…

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Fast-track legislation to crackdown on Russian ‘dirty money’ in UK property market

Monday 28th February 2022
Marca De Silva

The government is planning to bring forward legislation as soon as this week to create a register for the beneficiaries of overseas firms, which would unmask the true owners of properties in the UK and…

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Agents hit back at politicians over rent controls

Monday 21st February 2022
Graham Norwood

Propertymark has hit back at the latest demand by politicians for rent controls. The London mayor Sadiq Khan renewed his call for controls last week, when unveiling…

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URGENT CALL FOR MORE RENTAL HOMES

Wednesday 16th February 2022
Houseladder

The government anticipates that there will be 1.8 million new households over the next decade, and has targeted building 340,000 new homes per year by 2025 to meet those numbers. Given the…

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Landlord Fined £55k - this could be you!

Thursday 10th February 2022

A landlord has been handed a hefty fine of £55,000 after committing multiple health and safety breaches at his Slough home. Fahed Choudry from Homefield, Wembley, was fined £5,000 per offence, ordered to pay court costs of £2,387.92, as well as…

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New housing minister revealed during reshuffle as Pincher departs

Wednesday 9th February 2022
The Negotiator

New minister is Stuart Andrew who, in the best traditions of reshuffles, has no experience of the industry other than being a BTL landlord. Christopher Pincher, one of the longest-serving housing ministers in…

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