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Peers have criticised updated energy efficiency legislation as being too difficult for homeowners and landlords to understand. The Building Regulations (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2021 make changes to provide a “meaningful and achievable” increase to the energy...
Landlords should focus on simple and affordable upgrades to their properties rather than expensive upgrades such as ground source heat pumps, a leading consultancy has claimed in its new report. Kamma, which has launched...
A rogue landlord who chucked his tenant onto the street and threw out his belongings has been handed a suspended prison sentence. Nur Miah Choudhury, from Bridgwater in Somerset, illegally locked out Ponciano Da...
Fears have been raised that landlords’ needs won’t be properly served by the new digital tax system for self-employed people due in 2024 after it was revealed that only nine people are taking part in the pilot.
Housing Minister Eddie Hughes has revealed that the government is not considering introducing more evictions restrictions, but warns landlords in England that longer notice periods might be brought in up until 25th March. 
Bath & North East Somerset Council is the latest authority to get tough on HMOs by introducing new rules to prevent concentrations of them in certain areas. Following a consultation last year, it will...
The year 2022 is expected to be another successful year for buy to let mortgages as tens of thousands of fixed-rate mortgages are due for renewal. Our mortgage partner, Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Mortgages, explains.
In an apparent re-run of Harold Wilson’s 1970s investment income tax surcharge, Labour plan to re-introduce such an additional layer of tax to what is termed “unearned income”. The Wilson Labour government applied an...
The DWP plans to speed up repayment of arrears for tenants on Universal Credit next month, according to industry body safeagent. Landlords can currently wait up to nine weeks for arrears to be paid,...
More pressure is being put on the government to rethink its decision to exclude buy-to-let landlords from receiving cladding support. Communities Secretary Michael Gove revealed that landlords would not be included in the cladding...