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UK Buy-to-Let: Where are the key buy-to-let hot spots in the UK? Which parts of the country provide the best rental yields and capital appreciation? This index report gives a quick overview of what buy-to-let investors can currently expect in terms...
Politics – Breaking News: Gavin Barwell, the Conservative Housing Minister, has lost his Croydon Central seat to Labour in what has been a disastrous election night for the Tories. From having a relatively comfortable majority of 17, Mrs May’s gamble to...
Britain’s private landlords should be seen as part of the solution to Britain’s housing crisis, that’s the view of Alan Ward, chairman of the Residential Landlords Association (RLA), writing for City AM. The UK is desperate for more homes, especially...
Letting Agent’s Fees: In view of the government's ongoing consultation on letting agents fees for tenant's, with a view to banning these, this is perhaps a timely reminder for both landlords and agents of the legal position with landlord /...
Conservative Manifesto: The Conservative manifesto is really a policy overview as regards housing and renting, as in their case the nitty gritty of their housing measures have already been set out: various budgets, statements, the recent Housing White Paper and...
Liberal Democrat’s Manifesto: Unlike Labour, “For the Many (tenants), and Not the Few (landlords), the Lib Dems have come up with a much more palatable set of proposals as far as private landlords are concerned. The Lib Dems say that they...
Labour Manifesto: “For the Many, Not the Few” If Labour’s plans for renters are anything to go by, they are certainly sticking to their maxim, for the PRS – for the many tenants, and certainly not for the few landlords. This is...
Property Investment: With all the new housing developments springing up recently and with many more planned in the future, an interesting investment opportunity was raised by one of my landlords a while ago - should he buy the developer’s show...
Viewpoint: The Government’s attack on small-scale buy-to-let landlords, through a punitive tax regime and aggressive regulation, predicated on a policy of growing a new alternative rented housing provision through large-scale developers and institutional investors, could itself be under threat. The “Tescoisation”...
According to Giles Peaker in his Nearly Legal Blog, Southwark council have decided that their Right-to-Buy leases should contain covenants that would prevent Airbnb type short-term letting of the whole property, and will be writing to their leaseholders to...