Propertymark Urges Local Authorities to Host Landlord Forums

In a bid to ensure the successful implementation of the Renters Reform Bill currently under consideration in Parliament, Propertymark is urging local authorities to organize landlord forums. The estate agency trade group has highlighted the importance of active engagement between authorities, letting agents, and landlords to navigate the changes proposed by the bill. According to […]

Adult Toys, Urine Bottles, a Coffin – The Things Tenants Leave Behind

In a recent survey conducted by Direct Line business insurance, landlords divulged the most peculiar items left behind by tenants, ranging from adult toys to the ashes of a relative. The list of oddities also included bottles of urine, a BMW, a coffin, underwear, and pets, with the caveat that only “some” of the latter […]

Gov’t to Spend Over £70 Billion in Housing Support Subsidies Over Next 5 Years

In a startling revelation, the New Economics Foundation (NEF) has uncovered that the government is poised to allocate more than £70 billion in subsidies to private landlords over the next five years through housing support payments. A detailed analysis of the most recent official statistics underscores that private landlords are slated to receive a staggering […]

Labour Vows to Extend Crackdown on Mouldy Homes to Private Landlords

In a bold move, the Labour Party has pledged to expand the scope of a planned crackdown on social housing landlords who neglect mouldy homes to include private landlords. This announcement comes in response to proposed measures by the government aimed at compelling social housing landlords to address unsafe living conditions. Angela Rayner, Labour deputy […]

Scottish Gov’t Rent Cap: Guidance For Landlords and Letting Agents

Measures are coming to an end on 31 March 2024. Regulations to protect tenants concerned about rent increases have been laid in the Scottish Parliament. Click this link to read all about these regulations NetRent Comment Despite the fact that there is no evidence that rent controls have worked anywhere in the world and that […]

Renters Reform Bill Faces Further Delay as Controversy Continues

In a setback for the eagerly anticipated Renters Reform Bill, the Leader of the House, Conservative MP Penny Mordaunt, has announced that the contentious legislation’s Third Reading will not take place this week. The bill, subject to criticism within the House of Commons and allegedly slowed down due to its unpopularity among several Tories, concluded […]

Landlords on a Property Expansion Spree Says New Study

In the past year, the majority of buy-to-let (BTL) landlords have been actively expanding their property portfolios, a recent study from The Mortgage Lender (TML) has found. According to the research, 52% of residential BTL landlords have added to their property holdings over the past 12 months. Among them, 25% increased their portfolios by acquiring […]

Boosting Private Rents Will Add £10Bn to Government Finances: NRLA

In a bid to tackle the housing crisis, the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has proposed that increasing the supply of homes for private rent could contribute a significant £10 billion to government finances. The association submitted its proposals to the government ahead of the Budget on March 6. According to research findings, there is […]

New Penalties for Breaching Right to Rent Rules Start on Feb 13th

Landlords, brace yourselves for a significant change in penalties as fines for breaching Right to Rent rules are set to escalate starting February 13th. The increased penalties aim to ensure stricter compliance with regulations and reinforce the government’s commitment to controlling immigration. As of February 13th the penalties for violating Right to Rent rules will […]

Local Council Says Save the Tenancy, Don’t Serve Notice

In a ground-breaking move, Torbay Council has initiated a comprehensive campaign to curb homelessness in its region, challenging the norm by discouraging eviction for tenants facing arrears or engaging in anti-social behaviour. The council is reaching out to both landlords and tenants, encouraging them to seek assistance and advice if they encounter difficulties in maintaining […]