Doubts have been cast upon the viability of the ‘build to let’ sector that the Government is so keen to see emerge.
The first local authority in England bringing in blanket licensing of all private rental properties within its boundaries is unable to say how many prosecutions it has brought against landlords over the last five years.
A new investigation by Shelter has revealed that complaints about private landlords have rocketed.
The Tenancy Deposit Scheme and Mydeposits have both won new contracts from the Government.
Landlords have been given a fresh warning about the dangers of under-insuring their properties.
The UK’s largest property investment event, the Property Investor Show, is returning to ExCeL, London, this week (October 11-13).
The Deposit Protection Service has been granted approval by the UK government to run an insurance-based deposit protection scheme in England and Wales.
A landlord who threw a tenant out on the streets without his shoes when he failed to pay his rent has been jailed for unlawful eviction.
There needs to be a tenfold increase in the number of homes that are built for private rent, and new home builders need to be relieved of their obligations to include ‘affordable homes’ on their schemes.
A housing association has joined the Tenancy Deposit Scheme after announcing that it is embarking on an ambitious expansion into the private rented sector.
An historic deal has been struck between a local authority and a pension fund to get more new homes build – some for sale and the others for private rent.
A private landlord has been fined a record £1.4m and warned that if he does not pay up within six months, he could go to jail for ten years.