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Agents, landlords and tenants warned over ‘latest rental fraud’

Wednesday 21st February 2024
Nigel Lewis

Criminals who target renters going through referencing process are newest kind of sophisticated fraudster to emerge from the internet. Letting agents have been warned to be on the watch out for a new king of rental fraud following a…

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Leading portfolio landlord fined £10k after ignoring prohibition orders

Tuesday 20th February 2024
Nigel Lewis

Amarjit Singh Kullar, who trades as A & S Properties, owns about 260 rental homes in Leicester and breached two orders, a court has…

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Campaigners slam MPs for trying to scupper renting reforms

Tuesday 20th February 2024
Robyn Hall

One proposed amendment from the group of MPs would allow fixed term tenancies to be retained where there is 'mutual agreement' between tenant and landlord. A group of 40 Conservative MPs have been accused of setting up a 'cabal' to water…

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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 consultation. Holiday lets advertised through platforms…

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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

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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…

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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 consultation, by…

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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…

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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…

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