A pressure group wants the Labour Party to extend its new policy on buy to let to effectively ban landlords from purchasing existing properties as well as new ones in designated areas.
A tenant has been jailed for two years following a civil case in which she confessed to fraudulently supplying false references and pay slips to letting agents.
Lenwell Property Services, a lettings specialist for Bedfordshire and nearby areas, has acquired Milton Keynes agency Oakhill Residential Lettings in its latest expansion move.
Move with Us says rents across Britain increased by £66 a month over the past year to reach an average of £1,034 with several regions showing exceptional rises.
The letting agent and landlord community is still coming to terms with the news that Labour wants councils to have the power to ban buy-to-let investors purchasing new-builds in what the party is to designate as 'housing growth areas'.
A property agency and management firm says there should be more stringent regulations governing homes in multiple occupation with an accreditation scheme for landlords which would entitle them to licensing fee reductions where appropriate.
The need for good letting agents keeping across health and safety legisaltion has been made by a Shelter survey which claims that 10 per cent of landlords are unable to confirm their tenants are living in a gas safe home.
A new online mortgage product has been launched, aimed at the buy to let sector but cashing in on public dissatisfaction at poor interest returns for savers.
The proportion of private sector tenants evicted by their landlord or letting agent has fallen over the past year says the Residential Landlords Association.