Major Landlord Issues List of Questions All Tenants Should Ask

Grainger, the UK’s leading Build To Rent provider and a FTSE 250 company, has released a checklist of essential questions for tenants to ask their landlords before signing a rental contract. As the nation’s largest listed residential landlord, Grainger has delivered around 11,100 Build To Rent units, with an additional 5,000 in development. Grainger emphasizes […]

Landlords Face Rising Estate Agency Fees As Property Market Changes

Landlords selling properties are now paying up to 21% more in estate agency fees compared to five years ago, a new analysis reveals. Open Property Group has conducted a comprehensive study of the change in average estate agency fees across the UK and its regions from 2019 to 2024. The findings highlight a significant increase […]

It’s Time To Stop Churning Housing Ministers Says Property Expert

Jonathan Rolande, the founder of House Buy Fast, has called on the incoming government to make housing a top priority from the outset, emphasizing the need for long-term commitment from housing ministers to effectively address the ongoing crisis. Since 2010, the UK has seen 16 housing ministers, with a notable seven taking office since 2020. […]

UK House Prices Overvalued by 8% Says Zoopla

In its latest House Price Index, property portal Zoopla reveals that average house prices in the UK are currently overvalued by 8%. This overvaluation is expected to decrease if mortgage rates fall in the near future. Zoopla’s analysis measures actual house prices against an ‘affordable house price’ calculated using household incomes and mortgage rates. The […]

New Poll Reveals Landlord Priorities Ahead of General Election

With the General Election just one week away, a recent poll has illuminated the primary concerns and voting tendencies of landlords. The survey reveals that 62% of landlords have already made up their minds about their vote, leaving 31% still undecided. Despite this decisiveness, there is a notable lack of enthusiasm among landlords regarding housing […]

18 million Homes in the UK Have an EPC Rating of D or Lower

Property website Rightmove has issued an urgent appeal to the next government to assist homeowners and landlords in making their properties more energy efficient. The company estimates that 18 million homes in the UK have an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of D or lower. These figures include both homes with existing EPCs and those […]

Starmer’s Bid to End Rental Wars Deemed ‘Impractical’

Labour Leader Keir Starmer’s recent pledge to put an end to rental property bidding wars has been labelled as impractical and unenforceable by a prominent property lawyer. David Smith, a partner at the law firm JMW, criticized Starmer’s proposal, arguing that attempts to outlaw competitive bidding rounds for rental properties would be easily circumvented. He […]

Should Councils be Treated the Same as Landlords When They Break Rules?

A recent move by Southwark Council to refer itself to the Regulator of Social Housing has ignited fierce criticism from a private sector safety law expert, who has labelled the situation a “national scandal.” Phil Turtle, of Landlord Licensing & Defence, is urging the Regulator to leverage its new powers to impose a hefty fine […]

Next Government Faces Housing and Homelessness Crisis, NHF Warns

The incoming government will confront a severe housing and homelessness crisis, highlighted by an increase in rough sleeping and a record number of children in temporary accommodation, according to research by the National Housing Federation (NHF). As party manifestos outline their strategies, the NHF calls for ambitious, long-term housing plans to address these urgent issues. […]

NRLA Urges New Government to Make 3 Key Reforms to Boost Private Rental Sector

The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has outlined “three key asks” for the new government aimed at protecting and expanding the private rented sector. The proposals include “Rental reform that works for all,” a long-term stable housing strategy, and provision of homes where they are most needed. In detailing these priorities on its website, the […]