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Housing Law: The next Labour government will be “the most radical government on housing since that great Labour government after the war”, referring to the government of then Housing Secretary, Aneurin Bevan. Speaking at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool on...
Landlords' Tax: Internet sites, such as AirBnB, have increased the number of landlords letting to lodgers and to guests on short stays.  There are specific tax benefits to this type of letting business which are expanded upon below. Furnished holiday letting Letting...
HMO Dispute: After a long running dispute with Colchester Borough Council HMO landlord Cyril Thomas, Director of Platinum Crown Investments Limited was acquitted of all nine housing charges relating to a house in multiple occupation in Colchester. Speaking after the hearing,...
Rental Flats: Transport for London (TfL) has hired international property agents and consultants Savills to scope out the plan and find a joint venture partner for TfL to populate the tops of tube stations with flats. The audacious plan, announced last...
Student Accommodation: The biggest UK student accommodation developer, Unite Group PLC, has sold off £181m worth of student accommodation blocks as it goes through a changes of strategy, now focusing on “high and mid-rank universities”, mostly in major UK cities. The...
HMO: New health and safety and licensing rules for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) will hit landlords’ businesses from the 1st of October, just a few weeks away as this article is published. Private landlords renting out homes with five or...
Agent Fine: Willesden Magistrates Court imposed the fine on letting agent Viviane Almieda of Falcondale Court, Lakeside Drive in Park Royal who ran My London Services Ltd. She rented out an unsafe, tiny room behind a kitchen and has been ordered...
Future of Renting: A Parliamentary event considering a collection of studies looking to the future of the private rented sector (PRS) was attended by the Secretary of State for Housing last week. The essays* presented were provided by organisations including Shelter,...
Commercial Property Deal: In what is one of the biggest UK property deals of the century, Network Rail has finalised the sale of more than 5,000 railway arches for £1.5bn After years in the planning this controversial offloading of Network Rail’s...
Berkshire Hathaway: Warren Buffett, through his property arm Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, is now ready to make a move on to Britain’s high streets and its housing market. Berkshire Hathaway is the famous name behind Warren Buffet, 88, one of the world’s...