As the UK enters uncharted territory, there will be many changes to ‘business as usual’. Among these changes, there may be significant factors for residential landlords to keep in mind.
As Britain locks down for three weeks, government announces measures to prevent businesses being evicted from their premises should they struggle to pay the rent.
The government is being urged to do more for families and workers affected by the coronavirus crisis after it announced £350bn of help for companies.
Tenants will continue to face a rental supply crisis as the Chancellor's Budget has today failed to boost the supply of privately rented homes.
Rents across most of the UK look set to increase as rising demand from prospective tenants puts upward pressure on values, according to the February 2020 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
People selling buy-to-let properties or other property owners could clock up financial penalties due to ‘seismic’ changes to the capital gains tax payment rules, tax expert Imogen Lea (pictured) from Clarke Willmott LLP has warned.
The government has “named and shamed” five building owners who have not fixed dangerous cladding on their properties, describing their behaviour as “egregious”.
Research by prop-tech lettings company Home Made has revealed that London landlords lost £730m in rental revenue in 2019 due to avoidable void periods.
Becky Palmer and her family have lived in a rental property in Weston-super-Mare for 12 years.
But she recently received a section 21 notice in the post from her landlord, which gives tenants two months to move out.
Outdoor space tops the wish lists of UK tenants when searching for a rental property, research from yieldit has revealed.
The number of landlords operating in the UK fell to a seven-year low of 2.66 million in 2019.
Hamptons International’s monthly lettings index found that the landlord count peaked in 2017 – last year there were 8% fewer than two years before.
According to accountants and business advisors, Moore, new data from HMRC shows that the number of buy-to-let landlords with between five and nine properties fell to 157,000 last year, down from 159,000 the year before.
As the English and Welsh governments prepare for heavier regulation of their rental markets, is Scotland the shape of things to come south of the border?
Some 10% of landlords are considering switching to short-term lets, ARLA Propertymark’s Impact of Short-Term Lets report has found.
The proportion of income that tenants spent on rent decreased from 32.64% in 2016 to 30.64% in 2019 despite increases in rental levels, The Deposit Protection Service’s (The DPS) Rent Index has revealed.
Government's attempt to make investing in the private rental market more expensive and bound by red tape are having the predicted effect.
Government expects its new electrical checks regulations to become law on 1st April 2020, despite worries over availability of engineers.
Current and vague official tenancy agreement used by many lettings agents will be updated to give landlords fewer reasons to reject tenants with moggs or dogs.
The latest research from the National Landlords Association has revealed that landlord confidence in their own lettings business has slumped to an all-time low with just 28% rating the prospects for their lettings business in the next three months as “very good” or “good”.
There has been a rise in the number of landlords in the UK who are planning on purchasing their next property through a limited company vehicle, according to new research.
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