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Landlords must soon seek planning permission for new Airbnbs

Monday 19th February 2024
David Callaghan

New rules are to allow councils to place planning requirements on holiday lets, the Government has said following a year-long…

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Give landlords who improve housing energy efficiency tax relief’ says chief

Wednesday 14th February 2024
The Negotiator

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt should use his Spring Budget to encourage buy-to-let landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their rental stock by allowing them to claim income tax and

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Rightmove experts share PRS predictions for 2024

Tuesday 9th January 2024

Many landlords faced the challenge of higher buy-to-let mortgage rates in 2023, contributing to rising rents for tenants - expected…

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Rogue landlords charter must be backed up, NRLA warns

Tuesday 9th January 2024

Chris Norris, policy director at the NRLA, supports the landlords charter in Manchester, but says it must help owners of hardest-to-maintain properties. Landlords have welcomed a new 'rogue's charter' in Manchester, but warned that it must be backed up with…

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Agents’ views sought for large HMO licensing scheme

Tuesday 9th January 2024

Agents, landlords and others' views are being sought in a consultation on proposals to introduce a borough-wide additional licensing scheme for HMOs. The…

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Annual rent rise in England still near double digits

Tuesday 9th January 2024

The latest rental index from Goodlord shows average rents in England rose nearly nine per cent higher across 2023. In 2022, rents averaged £1,086 per calendar month. In 2023, annual averages were £1,182 - an uplift of…

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Renters Reform Bill won’t take effect until late 2024 at the earliest

Tuesday 9th January 2024

David Cox, the former ARLA chief executive, says the earliest that the Renters Reform Bill could come into effect is late 2024…

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Charity urges property professionals to participate in wellbeing survey

Monday 8th January 2024

Property professionals are being asked to take part in a 'Wellbeing at Work' survey designed to evaluate the stresses and strains within the sector. Organised by registered charity the Conveyancing Foundation, the survey…

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Agents advised to warn clients of energy efficiency scams

Monday 8th January 2024

Property agents should be aware of potential risks from fraudsters and help educate their clients and tenants to be on the lookout…

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Agents Giving issues rallying call to help the homeless

Friday 5th January 2024

The Agents Giving Winter Warmth campaign is continuing this month until 31 January, with hundreds of items already donated to the many people experiencing homelessness across the UK this winter. The property industry charity has once again partnered…

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