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Living conditions: There are only a few days to go before “The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018” comes into force on 20 March 2019. The government has now published detailed...
Longer Tenancies: Labour has changed tack, from previously promising compulsory 3-year tenancies (as well as rent controls) to going the “whole hog” and committing to “indefinite tenancies”. This would use...
Property Taxation: Research conducted by the National Landlords Association (NLA) shows an estimated total Income Tax contribution by individual private landlords in excess of £3.8bn per annum. This says the NLA, is...
Inventories: The government plans to reform housing redress for private landlords and tenants by introducing a Housing Complaints Resolution Service. One inventory company argues that any such...
Client Money Protection: All private rented property agents will have to sign up to a government-backed scheme protecting renters’ and landlords’ money under new laws unveiled yesterday (7 March 2019). With a deadline...
Energy efficiency: The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has estimated that average private landlord will have to spend around £26,300 over the next 30 years to bring their properties up to carbon neutral...
Build-to-Rent: A major boost to the government’s build-to-rent expansion strategy is being achieved as US based Viventi Capital Management has appointed Hampshire based FirstPort property management group as their build-to-rent (BTR) partner in...
Tenant fraud: In just 2 months at the start of 2019 fraudsters posing as private residential landlords have blatantly stolen £20,000 from unsuspecting tenants seeking new accommodation. The scam involves the fraudsters...
Rent Control: Campaigners for Living Rent, Scotland’s tenants’ union are calling for Scotland-wide rent controls to alleviate hardship for Scottish private tenants. Living Rent says that...
Property Values: Recent years have seen the surprising spectacle of property owners making more money from their properties than they have from their main occupations.  By the happy coincidence of buying a house...