Landlord confidence in buy-to-let sector tumbles to all-time low

Landlords’ confidence in the buy-to-let sector has fallen to the lowest level in over a decade, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA).


New Home Office Right to Rent guidance ‘leaves landlords open to prosecution’

The Home Office’s recently updated Right to Rent guidance could cause landlords to unwittingly break the law, the Residential Landlord Association has warned.


Private tenants are happy in their rented homes – and are paying less

Private tenants are happy in their rented homes, are staying longer and are paying less for them, according to new official figures.


Millions of low-income renters risk financial difficulties due to lack of insurance

Millions of renters are at risk of financial difficulties because they are not sufficiently insured, according to a new report.


Rise in fraudulent rental applications

Letting agents are being urged to be vigilant and use only bonafide reference companies as new data reveals fake or fraudulent rental applications have risen by 117% in the past 12 months.


Property of the week: Historic lighthouse with panoramic coastline views

This Grade II lighthouse is located in the Welsh city of Newport close to the River Usk. It features seven bedrooms, two kitchens and a rooftop bar with a hot tub!


Proposals to allow renters to transfer deposits directly between landlords back on the table

Plans to introduce a scheme that would allow deposits to move between landlords instead of tenants putting down cash lump sum at the beginning of each tenancy, are being proposed by the government.


Property of the week: A piece of London’s industrial legacy

  Formally used by a Scottish wine and spirit merchant, this 19th-century warehouse has been transformed into a versatile living space.


Landlord fined £7,000 for neglecting garden for seven years as council crackdown on empty properties

An absentee landlord has been fined £7,000 for not doing any work on the garden of his property for seven years as part of a council’s crackdown on empty properties.


Property of the week: Go directly to jail, do not pass go

  Built in 1857, this Victorian gothic styled property was originally used as a divisional magistrate and police station. It has been transformed over the years to provide a nine bedroom family house containing the original jail cells and courtroom.


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