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Is Labour about to give councils full powers to licence landlords?

Is Labour about to give councils full powers to licence landlords?

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Housing minister Matthew Pennycook has hinted heavily that councils will be given powers to introduce large licencing schemes without his approval as part of Labour’s push for greater devolution.

REVEALED: Real cost of making a property energy efficient

REVEALED: Real cost of making a property energy efficient

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While the new Labour government has talked about making rented homes more energy efficient, one company has shone a light on how much it will cost landlords to achieve it.

Lettings agency chiefs call for minimum property standards

Lettings agency chiefs call for minimum property standards

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New minimum standards for rental properties and industry training are needed to improve quality and safety in the PRS, the government has been told.

Landlord to return £800 deposit over jaw-dropping contract clause

Landlord to return £800 deposit over jaw-dropping contract clause

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A landlord who tried to charge a prospective tenant for having overnight guests has been ordered to repay the holding deposit.

Certainty needed on energy efficiency targets

Certainty needed on energy efficiency targets

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James Kent, the NRLA’s Chief Innovation Officer, and founder of digital compliance platform Safe2, explains why landlords need to know where they stand sooner rather than later.

Scandal hit social housing REIT winding down

Scandal hit social housing REIT winding down

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Home REIT, the investment trust marketed as the dream scheme to house the homeless is folding with extensive debts and legal claims. 

Landlord's appeal against huge rent repayment order fails

Landlord's appeal against huge rent repayment order fails

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A landlord has failed in a last-ditch attempt to convince a property tribunal that he shouldn’t have to pay a rent repayment order – and has been stung with a £13,643 bill.

Thatcher's favourite council to bring in PRS licencing schemes

Thatcher's favourite council to bring in PRS licencing schemes

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One of London’s most high-profile councils has revealed plans to bring in selective and additional licensing schemes in a bid to clamp down on rogue landlords and improve rental properties.

Citizen's Advice slams landlords for 'damp and mouldy homes'

Citizen's Advice slams landlords for 'damp and mouldy homes'

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Almost half of private renters in England are living in cold, damp or mouldy homes, even during the summer, according to a new Citizens Advice poll.

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Is Labour about to give councils full powers to licence landlords?

Is Labour about to give councils full powers to licence landlords?

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Podcast
Opinion
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Housing minister Matthew Pennycook has hinted heavily that councils will be given powers to introduce large licencing schemes without his approval as part of Labour’s push for greater devolution.

REVEALED: Real cost of making a property energy efficient

REVEALED: Real cost of making a property energy efficient

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While the new Labour government has talked about making rented homes more energy efficient, one company has shone a light on how much it will cost landlords to achieve it.

Lettings agency chiefs call for minimum property standards

Lettings agency chiefs call for minimum property standards

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News
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New minimum standards for rental properties and industry training are needed to improve quality and safety in the PRS, the government has been told.

Landlord to return £800 deposit over jaw-dropping contract clause

Landlord to return £800 deposit over jaw-dropping contract clause

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A landlord who tried to charge a prospective tenant for having overnight guests has been ordered to repay the holding deposit.

Certainty needed on energy efficiency targets

Certainty needed on energy efficiency targets

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James Kent, the NRLA’s Chief Innovation Officer, and founder of digital compliance platform Safe2, explains why landlords need to know where they stand sooner rather than later.

Scandal hit social housing REIT winding down

Scandal hit social housing REIT winding down

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Home REIT, the investment trust marketed as the dream scheme to house the homeless is folding with extensive debts and legal claims. 

Landlord's appeal against huge rent repayment order fails

Landlord's appeal against huge rent repayment order fails

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A landlord has failed in a last-ditch attempt to convince a property tribunal that he shouldn’t have to pay a rent repayment order – and has been stung with a £13,643 bill.

Thatcher's favourite council to bring in PRS licencing schemes

Thatcher's favourite council to bring in PRS licencing schemes

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One of London’s most high-profile councils has revealed plans to bring in selective and additional licensing schemes in a bid to clamp down on rogue landlords and improve rental properties.

Citizen's Advice slams landlords for 'damp and mouldy homes'

Citizen's Advice slams landlords for 'damp and mouldy homes'

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Almost half of private renters in England are living in cold, damp or mouldy homes, even during the summer, according to a new Citizens Advice poll.

Is Labour about to give councils full powers to licence landlords?

Is Labour about to give councils full powers to licence landlords?

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News
Podcast
Opinion
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Housing minister Matthew Pennycook has hinted heavily that councils will be given powers to introduce large licencing schemes without his approval as part of Labour’s push for greater devolution.

REVEALED: Real cost of making a property energy efficient

REVEALED: Real cost of making a property energy efficient

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News
Podcast
Opinion
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While the new Labour government has talked about making rented homes more energy efficient, one company has shone a light on how much it will cost landlords to achieve it.

Lettings agency chiefs call for minimum property standards

Lettings agency chiefs call for minimum property standards

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News
Podcast
Opinion
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New minimum standards for rental properties and industry training are needed to improve quality and safety in the PRS, the government has been told.

Landlord to return £800 deposit over jaw-dropping contract clause

Landlord to return £800 deposit over jaw-dropping contract clause

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News
Podcast
Opinion
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A landlord who tried to charge a prospective tenant for having overnight guests has been ordered to repay the holding deposit.

Certainty needed on energy efficiency targets

Certainty needed on energy efficiency targets

Sponsored
News
Podcast
Opinion
Sponsored
Information

James Kent, the NRLA’s Chief Innovation Officer, and founder of digital compliance platform Safe2, explains why landlords need to know where they stand sooner rather than later.

Scandal hit social housing REIT winding down

Scandal hit social housing REIT winding down

News
News
Podcast
Opinion
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Home REIT, the investment trust marketed as the dream scheme to house the homeless is folding with extensive debts and legal claims. 

Landlord's appeal against huge rent repayment order fails

Landlord's appeal against huge rent repayment order fails

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A landlord has failed in a last-ditch attempt to convince a property tribunal that he shouldn’t have to pay a rent repayment order – and has been stung with a £13,643 bill.

Thatcher's favourite council to bring in PRS licencing schemes

Thatcher's favourite council to bring in PRS licencing schemes

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News
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Opinion
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One of London’s most high-profile councils has revealed plans to bring in selective and additional licensing schemes in a bid to clamp down on rogue landlords and improve rental properties.

Citizen's Advice slams landlords for 'damp and mouldy homes'

Citizen's Advice slams landlords for 'damp and mouldy homes'

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Almost half of private renters in England are living in cold, damp or mouldy homes, even during the summer, according to a new Citizens Advice poll.

BTL lenders reveal shock reduction in landlord mortgages

BTL lenders reveal shock reduction in landlord mortgages

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The mortgage industry says the number of new buy-to-let mortgages more than halved last year, with higher interest rates blamed for the fall.

City lauds highly unusual approach to 'non-compliant' landlords

City lauds highly unusual approach to 'non-compliant' landlords

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Liverpool Council has teamed up with the emergency services and HMRC to share intelligence and weed out 'non-compliant' landlords.

Mayor launches poster campaign urging tenants to report landlords

Mayor launches poster campaign urging tenants to report landlords

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A new poster campaign on the London Underground is urging travellers to report dodgy landlords.

REVEALED: Real reason why rental supply is dwindling

REVEALED: Real reason why rental supply is dwindling

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The number of buy-to-let properties bought by landlords as a percentage of all homes sales across the nation has sunk to its lowest level since records began.

South Coast councillors approve plan to crack down on HMOs

South Coast councillors approve plan to crack down on HMOs

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The South Coast seaside resort ofEastbourne is to crack down on the town’s growing number of HMOs andcouncillors are soon to make a decision on what to do.

COMMENT: Labour’s rental reforms, have they been watered down?

COMMENT: Labour’s rental reforms, have they been watered down?

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Labour’s rental reforms, has Labour's Rental Charter have they been watered down in the King's speech?

Enfield HMO landlords face licence fee hike

Enfield HMO landlords face licence fee hike

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Landlords in the London borough face paying an extra £174 for an additional HMO licence if plans get the green light.

Welsh tax grab plans could hammer PRS investment

Welsh tax grab plans could hammer PRS investment

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The Welsh government has been warned it risks reducing the supply of student accommodation if changes to tax reliefs are introduced.

Higher costs curb new student home building

Higher costs curb new student home building

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Fewer than 17,500 purpose-built student beds are expected to be added in the coming academic year, representing only 0.6% growth.

'Labour will NOT wait for court upgrades before banning Section 21 evictions'

'Labour will NOT wait for court upgrades before banning Section 21 evictions'

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The new Labour government won’t wait to improve the court system before abolishing Section 21, predicts a top property lawyer.

SHOCK: Official survey reveals 19% of tenant deposits not protected

SHOCK: Official survey reveals 19% of tenant deposits not protected

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Nearly 200,000 private renters haven’t had their deposits protected under an authorised scheme, according to new government data.

Banning leasehold flat sales 'will cause problems' warn experts

Banning leasehold flat sales 'will cause problems' warn experts

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Property experts have warned that Labour’s promise to finish the job of ending the “feudal” leasehold system could complicate leaseholders’ situation.

Big lender changes mortgage T&Cs to allow Airbnb lets during void periods

Big lender changes mortgage T&Cs to allow Airbnb lets during void periods

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A major high street lender has changed the terms and conditions of its mortgages to enable landlords to rent their properties out on short-term and holiday let sites such as Airbnb and Booking.com during void periods.

Council reveals plan to get students out of HMOs and into PBSA

Council reveals plan to get students out of HMOs and into PBSA

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A Midlands council is on an unusual mission to get more students living in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) instead of traditional HMOs.

LATEST: King's Speech reveals Labour's new Renters' Rights Bill

LATEST: King's Speech reveals Labour's new Renters' Rights Bill

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This morning’s King’s Speech to a packed House of Lords has revealed Labour’s radical plans for landlords, letting agents and tenants.

Landlords 'getting younger' latest research reveals

Landlords 'getting younger' latest research reveals

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Keen thirty-something investors have helped to lower the average age of private landlords by four years over the last decade.