Short-notice evictions to be scraped in shake-up of private rental sector

Landlord representatives have warned of the “serious dangers” of the government’s decision to abolish snap evictions in England, which will prevent landlords being able to evict tenants at short notice.

Landlords urged to adapt to new London lettings landscape

Landlords in London are being urged to adapt to a changing lettings landscape in the capital as tenants’ needs shift.   A new study by London agency Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward found that while tenants in the capital still want to buy their own property, many are resigned to renting long-term but are looking for stability in the short-term...

Property of the week: Living the high life

Situated in the tranquil lands of Berkshire, this week’s property is the epitome of luxury and modern living.   This extravagant party home is spread across three spacious floors and features a cinema room, sauna and a remarkable indoor pool.

Petition to ban ‘no DSS’ adverts hits 40 thousand signatures

A petition calling for Rightmove to end ‘no tenants on benefits’ adverts has reached 40,000 signatures.   The petition is the latest measure to outlaw the advertising practice of ‘no DSS’ tenants and was launched on 38 Degrees, a not-for-profit political activism organisation.

Bill to help renters’ improve credit score blocked

The prime minister has been accused of failing to help renters improve their credit rating after a Bill aimed at ensuring rental and council tax payment history, are taken into account when assessing a person’s creditworthiness was blocked in the Commons.   Former cabinet minister Justine Greening said Theresa May has failed to respond to her calls to secure...

Property of the week: An equestrian’s dream house

This week’s grade II country house is one for the horse lovers. Featuring a remarkable stable block, three paddocks, a hay store with wash area, a safe tack room, all with CCTV and alarm system.

Property of the week: Old Lancôme factory transformed into New York loft-style house

This property was once used as a factory by the famous French beauty brand Lancôme. It has now been converted into a Manhattan loft style living space, whilst still preserving the rawness of the original building through exposed rafters, vaulted roofs and iron pillars.

What are the new landlord tax changes?

There are several changes to how, and how much, landlords pay tax that have been fazed in since 2017 before finally coming into play in April 2020.   It’s important to be up-to-speed with these changes to avoid any fines or fees from HMRC – ignorance is not a defence. If you have taken out tax protection insurance, this...

Landlords must allow ‘reasonable and necessary’ alterations for disabled tenants following ruling

Landlords must now allow disabled leaseholders to adapt their homes to their needs following a landmark discrimination case.   The court ruled in favour of disabled tenant Stacey Smailes, 33, who was forced to move out of her home after her landlord refused to make concessions to the clause in their lease which prohibited alternations.

The best places in the UK for buy-to-let investment

The buy-to-let sector may be going through a sluggish phase, but there are still parts of the UK worth investing in. According to new research by investment portal, One and Only Pro, the North West of England is the best area to invest in rental property. A combination of affordable property prices and a high demand for rental accommodation,...

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