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A new study carried out by AXA insurance has found that around one in 20 rental properties in the UK do not yet meet minimum energy standards, though landlords are making significant progress towards meeting the required standards, AXA...
Rental Housing Market: Here is a mixture of key points of information from the latest English Housing Survey, commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government, included in an article by the Daily Telegraph Money & Property, and a...
2017/18 Budget: The Residential Landlords’ Association calls for the scrapping of mortgage interest relief (MIR) changes brought in by previous Chancellor, George Osborne. Axing its controversial cuts to mortgage interest relief “would be the best way for the government to support...
Budget 2017/18: The National Landlords’ Association (NLA) is making representations to HM Treasury ahead of the Budget to make the Government aware of the serious issues currently facing the UK's Private Rented Sector (PRS) and their impact on housing. The Chancellor...
Student Landlords: A new report highlights static accommodation costs across England in the wake of rising student debt. An annual report (1) into student accommodation, compiled by Glide Utilities, the student utilities and service provider, has found that private student rent...
Landlords targeted: Neil O’Brien, Conservative MP for Harborough and a former adviser to Theresa May and George Osborne, says: “Choke buy-to-let to help deliver home ownership for young voters” in a recent article for the FT. The Conservatives are desperately trying...
Landlord Gas Checks: The seventh annual Gas Safety Week (18th - 24th September) sees organisations across the UK private rented sector (PRS) working together, to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks,...
Housing Benefit: National Housing Federation (NHF) Chief Executive, David Orr, claims that Tory cuts to affordable homes are responsible for the UK housing crisis, but this is refuted by the Residential Landlords Association. The NHF, which opens its annual conference next...
Alternative Finance: Research from Legal & General and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) has found that the “Bank of Mum and Dad” will this year support youngsters to the tune of around £6.5 billion, lending to first-time-buyer...
New TDS Tenancy Guide: The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) has just launched its timely new guide for agents, landlords and tenants on how to set-up and end a tenancy correctly, avoiding the minimum of fuse and deposit disputes. With record numbers...