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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.

EXODUS: 18% of homes for sale are former rentals

EXODUS: 18% of homes for sale are former rentals

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The number of former rental properties currently for sale has risen dramatically as more landlords exit the market or downsize.

BREAKING: Inflation under control but property costs still soaring

BREAKING: Inflation under control but property costs still soaring

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Official figures show inflation has held steady at 2% over the past 12 months but the detailed briefing from the Office of National Statistics also reveals that property costs remain at historically high levels.

What can landlords expect from this new Labour government?

What can landlords expect from this new Labour government?

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Tom Entwistle looks at the likely changes ahead of this week’s King’s speech - this should reveal a bit more detail and the general direction of travel by Labour

City council pushes for powers to regulate holiday lets

City council pushes for powers to regulate holiday lets

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Brighton & Hove Council is to ask the government if it can start licensing short-term lets in a bid to combat their impact on local communities.

Campaigners urge Labour to make pet damage insurance mandatory

Campaigners urge Labour to make pet damage insurance mandatory

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A charity is looking to reboot its campaign urging the public and MPs to support reforms around keeping pets in rental properties.

Build to rent growing at fastest rate on record

Build to rent growing at fastest rate on record

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Exceptional growth in the build-to-rent (BTR) sector has pushed completions to a record high during the past 12 months.

Council offers landlords UK's 'best ever renting package'

Council offers landlords UK's 'best ever renting package'

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Local councils across the UK have been offering private landlords sweet deals for some time now to help solve the housing crisis, but one borough council is offering one that goes the extra mile.

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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.

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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Opinion
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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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News
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Opinion
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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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News
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Opinion
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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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Opinion
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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

News
News
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Opinion
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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

News
News
Podcast
Opinion
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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.

EXODUS: 18% of homes for sale are former rentals

EXODUS: 18% of homes for sale are former rentals

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News
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The number of former rental properties currently for sale has risen dramatically as more landlords exit the market or downsize.

BREAKING: Inflation under control but property costs still soaring

BREAKING: Inflation under control but property costs still soaring

News
News
Podcast
Opinion
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Official figures show inflation has held steady at 2% over the past 12 months but the detailed briefing from the Office of National Statistics also reveals that property costs remain at historically high levels.

What can landlords expect from this new Labour government?

What can landlords expect from this new Labour government?

News
News
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Opinion
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Tom Entwistle looks at the likely changes ahead of this week’s King’s speech - this should reveal a bit more detail and the general direction of travel by Labour

City council pushes for powers to regulate holiday lets

City council pushes for powers to regulate holiday lets

News
News
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Brighton & Hove Council is to ask the government if it can start licensing short-term lets in a bid to combat their impact on local communities.

Campaigners urge Labour to make pet damage insurance mandatory

Campaigners urge Labour to make pet damage insurance mandatory

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News
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A charity is looking to reboot its campaign urging the public and MPs to support reforms around keeping pets in rental properties.

Build to rent growing at fastest rate on record

Build to rent growing at fastest rate on record

News
News
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Exceptional growth in the build-to-rent (BTR) sector has pushed completions to a record high during the past 12 months.

Council offers landlords UK's 'best ever renting package'

Council offers landlords UK's 'best ever renting package'

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Local councils across the UK have been offering private landlords sweet deals for some time now to help solve the housing crisis, but one borough council is offering one that goes the extra mile.

Mayor asks for landlord views on controversial renting charter

Mayor asks for landlord views on controversial renting charter

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Landlords in Greater Manchester are being asked to help mould the city region’s new Good Landlord Charter, designed to improve renting.

Lloyds makes next step towards becoming 'UK's largest landlord'

Lloyds makes next step towards becoming 'UK's largest landlord'

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Lloyds Banking Group is making another foray into the housing sector by turning its former office buildings into affordable homes.

Tackling rent arrears: helping you help your tenants

Tackling rent arrears: helping you help your tenants

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There are a number of ways you can support renters who have fallen behind on their rent. NRLA trainer and debt expert Julie Ford explains more.

SHOCK: Third of tenants prefer renting to home ownership

SHOCK: Third of tenants prefer renting to home ownership

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Polling by build-to-rent (BTR) landlord UNCLE shows that 32% of those it polled who were between 18 and 24 years old said they ‘chose to rent’ rather than being compelled to by the housing market, while the figure was 31% for those between 25 and 34 years old.

What landlords should expect now the election is over

What landlords should expect now the election is over

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With the victory for Labour now over a week behind us, what should landlords expect from the change in government?

Councillors in big south coast city back rent controls

Councillors in big south coast city back rent controls

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Councillors in Brighton have backed a petition by campaign group Living Rent to introduce rent controls during a debate yesterday at its monthly full council meeting.

'New model rental contracts in Wales put deposits in jeapordy'

'New model rental contracts in Wales put deposits in jeapordy'

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Landlords in Wales have found themselves unable to make deductions to deposits when using occupation contract templates, it has been claimed.