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Buy-to-Let Earnings: According to research CRJ Lettings, house prices have increased by more than the average salary in more than a quarter of districts across the U.K. Whilst many of these areas are in London, it goes to show that...
Airbnb Rentals: The Irish Times reports that around one-third of Irish Airbnb hosts were renting out second houses to the 1.2 million overseas guests visiting Ireland last year. The practice, which has been common in England, is controversial as it takes...
HMO Rule Changes: The government proposes to expand mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). This provides another key opportunity to crack down on the minority of criminal landlords operating in the rental sector claims automated rental payments company,...
Safe Homes: Today, MPs have voted in favour of The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill that hands more power to tenants and will allow them to sue landlords over poor housing, taking it a...
Buy-to-Let Investing: The latest Private Finance buy-to-let (BTL) hotspots report shows Liverpool and Nottingham at the top of the list of provincial centres, as London suffers in the BTL yield stakes. When it comes to deciding where to invest in BTL...
Gas Safety: Mr David John Corry of Springfield Drive, Stafford, has been sentenced to serve a total of 36 weeks imprisonment, suspended for twelve months, and ordered to complete 140 hours unpaid work. Corry was also ordered to pay costs...
HMO Licensing changes: Landlords renting out ALL multi-occupied properties in England, those occupied by five or more people, from two or more separate households, whether they are 1, 2 or 3 storeys, will need to hold a house in multiple...
Agent's Fine: Following a fine of £35,000 Estate agent Foxtons has been asked to appear at a hearing to be held by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets asking it to show that it is a “fit and proper person”...
Buy-to-Let Divestment: Average rents have risen from 1.8% in 2016 to 2.4% in 2017 and in that time London has gone from having the slowest rate of rental growth in England to the fastest, that’s according to the latest Countrywide...
Housing Minister: Dominic Raab MP has this week been appointed as the new Housing Minister, replacing Alok Sharma in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle, but who is he, what are his beliefs, and how long will he last? Raab will take over...