Landlords have lost their legal battle to have a selective licensing scheme declared unlawful.
A woman with the dubious distinction of being Britain’s first ASBO landlord has been in trouble again.
A landlord is offering a three-bed house rent-free if the tenant will renovate it.
The Government is falling down on its own plans to fix the broken housing market, three leading groups have warned. They say the rhetoric should start being translated into reality.
Rents in England and Wales have hit an all-time high at an average of £744 a month, LSL reported this morning.
A majority of private landlords have rejected the Government’s welfare reform plans for housing benefit, saying there will not be enough accommodation available.
Basic tenant referencing checks may not be sufficient to protect a landlord against the possibility of future arrears, an insurance firm has warned.
Rents in prime central London are falling as job losses bite in the City – but despite this, more rentals are being agreed as would-be buyers become tenants instead.
A major local authority is likely to decide against a compulsory landlord licensing scheme, saying it is not the answer.
New rules have come into operation, allowing local councils to discharge their duties to homeless people by offering them homes in the private rental sector, housing minister Mark Prisk has announced.
The Court of Appeal has this week imposed the maximum penalty on a residential landlord following a dispute with a tenant over prescribed information under the tenancy deposit rules.
The value of buy-to-let mortgages taken out in the third quarter of 2012 totalled £4.2bn, an increase of 8% over the £3.9bn advanced in the preceding three months.