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Court gives 134 property investors green light to start 'class action''

Court gives 134 property investors green light to start 'class action''

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An appeal court judge has granted 134 property investors leave to contest a single ‘class action’ claim against a solicitor which is alleged to have provided negligent professional advice on an investment scheme.

TOM's Tips: 20 Steps to successful landlording

TOM's Tips: 20 Steps to successful landlording

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In this post, Tom Entwistle sets out the principles that he has used over his successful 50-year landlording career.

HMO figure calls out 'unfair' Tube ads slamming landlords

HMO figure calls out 'unfair' Tube ads slamming landlords

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Landlords travelling by London Underground might be shocked to find themselves as the butt of a joke used to sell coffee.

Are you ready for the biggest changes to the rented sector for 30 years?

Are you ready for the biggest changes to the rented sector for 30 years?

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Landlords are to face one of the most significant changes to how they rent out properties in their lifetimes once the Renters (Reform) Bill becomes law.

Controversial renting reforms take next step toward becoming law

Controversial renting reforms take next step toward becoming law

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Landlords hoping that theGovernment’s renting reforms might be kicked into the long grass will be disappointed today after it was revealed that The Renters (Reform) Bill will move to itsnext stage in parliament Wednesday 24th April.

ELECTION: Khan promises to get tough on 'dodgy landlords' and high rents

ELECTION: Khan promises to get tough on 'dodgy landlords' and high rents

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Sadiq Khan has promised he will be on the side of renters rather than “dodgy landlords” and has repeated his desire to introduce rent controls in the capital if he wins a record third term.

Landlord accuses council of 'hypocracy' over property inspections

Landlord accuses council of 'hypocracy' over property inspections

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Benefits landlord Mick Roberts has accused Nottingham Council of hypocrisy after it was revealed the authority hasn’t fully checked its housing stock for eight years, while private landlords must inspect their properties every six months.

Labour and Green MPs call for rent controls in England

Labour and Green MPs call for rent controls in England

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A group of MPs have lodged an Early Day Motion calling for rent controls in the PRS to stem the threefold increase in rents during the last 34 years.

NE city reveals plans for unusual licencing scheme

NE city reveals plans for unusual licencing scheme

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Newcastle Council has revealed plans for an unusual selective licensing scheme that includes building-specific zones.

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Court gives 134 property investors green light to start 'class action''

Court gives 134 property investors green light to start 'class action''

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An appeal court judge has granted 134 property investors leave to contest a single ‘class action’ claim against a solicitor which is alleged to have provided negligent professional advice on an investment scheme.

TOM's Tips: 20 Steps to successful landlording

TOM's Tips: 20 Steps to successful landlording

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In this post, Tom Entwistle sets out the principles that he has used over his successful 50-year landlording career.

HMO figure calls out 'unfair' Tube ads slamming landlords

HMO figure calls out 'unfair' Tube ads slamming landlords

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Landlords travelling by London Underground might be shocked to find themselves as the butt of a joke used to sell coffee.

Are you ready for the biggest changes to the rented sector for 30 years?

Are you ready for the biggest changes to the rented sector for 30 years?

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Landlords are to face one of the most significant changes to how they rent out properties in their lifetimes once the Renters (Reform) Bill becomes law.

Controversial renting reforms take next step toward becoming law

Controversial renting reforms take next step toward becoming law

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Landlords hoping that theGovernment’s renting reforms might be kicked into the long grass will be disappointed today after it was revealed that The Renters (Reform) Bill will move to itsnext stage in parliament Wednesday 24th April.

ELECTION: Khan promises to get tough on 'dodgy landlords' and high rents

ELECTION: Khan promises to get tough on 'dodgy landlords' and high rents

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Sadiq Khan has promised he will be on the side of renters rather than “dodgy landlords” and has repeated his desire to introduce rent controls in the capital if he wins a record third term.

Landlord accuses council of 'hypocracy' over property inspections

Landlord accuses council of 'hypocracy' over property inspections

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Benefits landlord Mick Roberts has accused Nottingham Council of hypocrisy after it was revealed the authority hasn’t fully checked its housing stock for eight years, while private landlords must inspect their properties every six months.

Labour and Green MPs call for rent controls in England

Labour and Green MPs call for rent controls in England

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A group of MPs have lodged an Early Day Motion calling for rent controls in the PRS to stem the threefold increase in rents during the last 34 years.

NE city reveals plans for unusual licencing scheme

NE city reveals plans for unusual licencing scheme

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Newcastle Council has revealed plans for an unusual selective licensing scheme that includes building-specific zones.

Property portal: Can tech free up cash to tackle criminal landlords?

Property portal: Can tech free up cash to tackle criminal landlords?

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With the abolition of Section 21 stealing the headlines Government proposals for a property portal have largely flown under the radar. Here James Kent, the NRLA’s chief innovation officer and founder of property compliance platform Safe2, explores what it could – and should – look like

Half of landlords thinks pets and eviction reforms 'bad idea'

Half of landlords thinks pets and eviction reforms 'bad idea'

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New research among landlords reveals that although a majority are adopting a ‘wait and see’ approach to the Government’s looming renting reforms, it’s the changes to pets rules and evictions that are troubling them the most.

NRLA backs platform that helps landlords move to limited company status

NRLA backs platform that helps landlords move to limited company status

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Private landlords considering a move to limited company ownership of their rented properties are being urged by the NRLA to use its latest partner service.

Landlord handed £8,471 fine over 'structually dangerous' HMO

Landlord handed £8,471 fine over 'structually dangerous' HMO

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A landlord has been handed a £8,471 bill for allowing his tenants to live in a property with serious structural issues, dangerous wiring and a lack of fire safety measures.

Fake tenancies at heart of Bulgarian's gang's £53m scam

Fake tenancies at heart of Bulgarian's gang's £53m scam

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Five fraudsters who stole £53.9 million in a huge benefits scam used false tenancy agreements to help them make claims.

Councils lobby Ministers not to scrap selective licencing schemes

Councils lobby Ministers not to scrap selective licencing schemes

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The Local Government Association (LGA) has urged Minister to ignore rebel MPs’ calls for selective licencing to be replaced by the looming Landlord Portal.

TWO new reports reveal weakening supply of rented property

TWO new reports reveal weakening supply of rented property

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The number of landlords instructing agents to rent properties has declined for a second quarter in a row, fuelling ongoing worries that the Government’s ‘anti-buy-to-let’ mood music is disrupting the market.

'Ignorance of law no excuse' as landlord repays tenants £10,500

'Ignorance of law no excuse' as landlord repays tenants £10,500

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A landlord who blamed her agent and tenants for not telling her about a selective licensing scheme has been hit with a £10,572 rent repayment order.

Tax shock for furnished holiday let owners – how to react while there’s still time

Tax shock for furnished holiday let owners – how to react while there’s still time

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If you are involved with Furnished Holiday Lets you are probably be aware by now that there are far reaching tax changes coming - what to do about them?

Record fines for London landlords push total to £10 million

Record fines for London landlords push total to £10 million

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Total fines for London’s rogue landlords and agents have topped £10 million since the rogue landlord database launched in 2017.

Big money to spend £17 billion in South and Midlands building rental houses

Big money to spend £17 billion in South and Midlands building rental houses

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Private landlords face a significant increase in competition from corporate operators within the rented sector as investors reveal a £17 billion, 60,000-home building programme concentrated on the South and Midlands.

Court costs for landlords 'will keep on rising' predicts lawyer

Court costs for landlords 'will keep on rising' predicts lawyer

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It’s almost inevitable that court fees will have to rise considerably, and probably sooner than 2025/6 unless alternative funding is added direct from the Treasury, according to property lawyer David Smith.

Accreditation key to tenant confidence

Accreditation key to tenant confidence

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As a tenant how do you know your landlord – or agent – is a good one? There are checks renters can carry out – looking at online reviews, the government’s rogue landlord database, or contacting The Property Ombudsman.

Sadiq Khan vows to 'hold landlords to account' as re-election looms

Sadiq Khan vows to 'hold landlords to account' as re-election looms

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London mayor Sadiq Khan has vowed to build 6,000 new ‘rent control’ homes across London if he’s elected for a third term in next month’s election.

London council goes live with bigger selective licencing scheme

London council goes live with bigger selective licencing scheme

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Redbridge Council has gone live with its big new selective licencing scheme that applies to most private rented properties in 15 of the London borough’s wards.

New visa rules for foreigners 'not damaging student housing market'

New visa rules for foreigners 'not damaging student housing market'

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Unite Students is poised to report rental income growth of at least 6% due to sustained demand, despite new visa rules affecting international students.

Wales to follow England's landlord stamp duty reliefs withdrawal

Wales to follow England's landlord stamp duty reliefs withdrawal

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Landlords and property investors who buy privately-held multi-property portfolios in Wales are to lose another tax perk.

Why is Government making investing in PRS more difficult, asks leading landlord

Why is Government making investing in PRS more difficult, asks leading landlord

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A leading landlord in the SW has slammed the Government’s ongoing assault on the private rented sector, saying the efforts of Michael Gove and his predecessors puzzle ‘honourable and decent’ operators like him.

WARNING: Hunt's tax changes will hit landlords AND renters

WARNING: Hunt's tax changes will hit landlords AND renters

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Changes to income and Capital Gains Tax (CGT) that came in over the weekend could mean reduced investment in the PRS and insurance premiums, warns an insurance expert.

TV star reveals London training day for landlords

TV star reveals London training day for landlords

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Paul Shamplina has assembled a panel of experts to run a training day this summer that will advise and coach landlords to navigate the tough economic and regulatory environment facing the privately rented sector.

ENERGY CAP: How much badly-insulated homes will cost tenants

ENERGY CAP: How much badly-insulated homes will cost tenants

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Poorly insulated homes will be sent annual gas bills about £340 – around 50% - higher than those with a C-rated Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) under Ofgem’s latest price cap, new research has found.

Is the staycation-fuelled holiday lets bubble bursting?

Is the staycation-fuelled holiday lets bubble bursting?

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Holiday let owners are facing a significant dip in bookings this year as the sector feels the effects of the cost-of-living crisis, poor weather and an increasingly saturated market.

The dominoes may slowly fall as we head towards a distressed commercial market

The dominoes may slowly fall as we head towards a distressed commercial market

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The UK’s commercial property sector is experiencing challenges: high interest rates, inflation, lower property values, and liquidity problems for lenders and borrowers.

'Rent repayment orders being used beyond their original purpose'

'Rent repayment orders being used beyond their original purpose'

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Some build-to-rent developments are increasingly falling foul of Rent Repayment Order (RRO) legislation, in a move away from its original aim to tackle poor HMOs, it has been claimed.

Thinktank battles landlords over evictions ban claims

Thinktank battles landlords over evictions ban claims

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The Social Market Foundation has argued that fears about stricter regulations reducing the supply of rental properties are ‘overblown’.