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Media reports have long blamed landlords for causing the UK’s housing crisis, a phenomenon that is by no means confined to the UK. You only need to look at events in the Irish Republic, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and...
The Government’s plans to hold a consultation on ground rents, and possibly change the long-established leasehold rules for new-build homes, has hit share prices of some property related companies. McCarthy & Stone, the retirement specialist, London developer Berkeley, and...
English Housing Survey: The latest report from the government's annual English Housing Survey 2015-16 highlights some important changes in the private rented sector (PRS) relating to tenants and landlords The Negotiator Magazine, a printed trade magazine distributed to the entire UK...
The Residential Landlord’s Association (RLA) is warning that existing guidance for landlords on fire safety is “contradictory and outdated” and needs updating to better support good landlords. At the present time, landlords are expected to follow fire safety guidance issued...
Rent Caps: A Scottish Council is debating whether to introduce rents caps following new legislation introduced by the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. Landlords and property agents in Aberdeen are raising concerns over possible “government interference” in the local rental market if...
Buy-to-Let Investment Returns: This is the conclusion of a recent report - the bi-annual “Rent Check” report from BDRC Continental in collaboration with Allsop LLP is a unique measure of the rents being agreed by landlords for Private Rented Sector...
Arson attack on landlord: A Washington couple is facing arson charges after they allegedly set fire to a two-story home, killing two young child residents, in their attempt to get back at their landlord. It was reported by The Associated Press...
A row has erupted over figures produced by a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report, claiming that landlords are evicting tenants without good reason. Writing in The Guardian Newspaper, Dan Wilson Craw, Director of Generation Rent, blames the “no fault” Section 21...
Problems with Long-leasehold: The Conservatives have said that they have plans to ban the "feudal” practice of builders selling houses on long leases with excessive charges. Leasehold is a form of time limited ownership which gives the freeholder the right to...
Student Lettings: Government policy of late has been to dissuade small-scale buy-to-let investors from expanding their businesses in favour of large-scale institutional and corporate investors providing “professional” management. However, it would seem, at least from one case that has come...