A Conservative MP in a marginal seat has launched a campaign taking on the letting agents and landlords of what he calls ‘anti-social households.’
A Suffolk letting agent who reportedly cheated his clients out of tens of thousands of pounds has been ordered to hand over his realisable assets of nearly £3,000.
The National Federation of ALMOs - arm’s length management organisations - has renewed its call for political parties to back making Universal Credit payments direct to landlords a choice for tenants, not for government or councils.
Competition from big-money overseas private landlords and low yields are making prime central London unattractive to institutional investors who want returns from Build To Let schemes.
A central London letting agency which saw a 30 per cent surge in business last year anticipates similar growth in 2016 and believes it will double in size shortly after that.
A survey of letting agents and landlords suggests 23 per cent have already let all of their student properties for the next academic year.
A website has now been launched for agents and landlords to provide what water authorities describe as “basic contact information” about their tenants so the utility providers can register them for billing.
Lettingsupermarket.com is the latest online agency to seek investment cash via crowdfunding, seeking £250,000 in return for 20 per cent of the company’s equity.
A landlords’ group is calling on political parties to create a major incentive to landlords to sell their properties to first time buyers - with a reward of not having to pay capital gains tax.
Almost half of the country’s private landlords have put expansion plans on ice ahead of the general election, according to a survey.