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Guaranteed Rent Promise Misleading, Rules Watchdog

Guaranteed Rent Promise Misleading, Rules Watchdog

Letting agents pledging guaranteed rents for buy to let landlords must pull their advertising claims after intervention from a consumer watchdog. (more…)
Buy to Let Rent Rises Still Slowing Down

Buy to Let Rent Rises Still Slowing Down

Buy to let rents are standing still for landlords, according to the latest official figures. Tenants paid an extra 0.9% in rent for the year to October - the same as the year-on-year rise to September. (more…)
City’s Licensing Scheme Swamps Council Admin

City’s Licensing Scheme Swamps Council Admin

Thousands of selective licensing applications for buy to let and shared homes have swamped a council admin team. (more…)
Housing Court Proposals Unveiled by Minister

Housing Court Proposals Unveiled by Minister

Communities secretary James Brokenshire has laid out proposals to help landlords and tenants settle disputes. (more…)
Holiday Home Owners Accused of Avoiding Council Tax

Holiday Home Owners Accused of Avoiding Council Tax

Property investors exploiting a second home business rates loophole may cost councils millions in lost revenue, says the government. (more…)
Buy to Let Rents Rise by 2.1% in a Year

Buy to Let Rents Rise by 2.1% in a Year

Rents across the country rose by 2.1% in October compared to a year ago, according to a new study. (more…)
Tenant Fees Ban on the Way for Wales

Tenant Fees Ban on the Way for Wales

The tenant fees ban for letting agents is likely to stretch across Wales if a new law is passed by the Welsh Assembly. (more…)
Property Fraud Nets £20 Million From Investors

Property Fraud Nets £20 Million From Investors

Fraudsters running a property Ponzi-scheme conned 800 would-be investors out of almost £20 million. (more…)
HMO Letters Another Financial Blow for Landlords

HMO Letters Another Financial Blow for Landlords

Tens of thousands of landlords are set to receive letters from their mortgage lenders after a change in the legal definition of which houses in multiple occupation require a licence. (more…)
New Energy Upgrade Rules for Buy to Let Homes

New Energy Upgrade Rules for Buy to Let Homes

New rules aimed at making rented homes warmer and cheaper to run for tenants are on the way for 200,000 buy to let landlords. (more…)