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KEYWORD "Legislation" - 94 RESULTS
Cladding roundup – leaseholders still at risk, but developer leads the way…

Following the recent vote in parliament to reject the latest amendment to the Fire Safety Bill, Mary-Anne Bowring of Ringley has...

07 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation special: why now is the best time to invest in a UK holiday home

This May Day Bank Holiday, PIT is running a staycation special series on a range of topics associated with a market...

03 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – where are the most profitable locations for BTL landlords?

Recent research from CIA Landlords revealed the top 10 locations where landlords can potentially make the most profits from buy-to-let. Brighton, Bangor,...

12 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – making a move and the largest portfolio for sale

As we welcome April, Property Investor Today outlines the lots available at Strettons, one of the largest lots ever available at auction...

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

New ground rent legislation explained - why is it so important?

Being hailed as the first part of the biggest English property law reform in decades, the announcement of new ground rent...

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Looking ahead – towns and city centres in a post-Covid world

Covid-19 has had a radical impact across almost every aspect of society, and it is no different when it comes to...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding roundup – why we must take cladding and fire safety more seriously

Principle Estate Management has welcomed government plans for new legislation that takes fire safety even more seriously. The Home Office has announced...

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

French property market remains ‘en vogue’ for British investors

If, over the years, you have been interested in an investment property abroad, chances are that France was one of the...

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where are the best places for property investment overseas?

Purchasing an overseas property can be daunting and complicated at the best of times, and this is even more so the...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

HMRC’s new VAT reverse charge – how will construction firms be affected?

From March 1 2021, HMRC’s new VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services comes into effect. With this in mind,...

24 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Green homes – can the construction & development industry be plastic-free?

Despite the focus in the last year being mostly on coronavirus and Brexit, environmental issues and sustainability have remained high on...

24 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Opinion: Why removing ground rents will have a negative impact

The government’s plan to reform leasehold laws has been met with much fanfare. Under the plans, ground rents would be removed,...

24 February 2021

From: Breaking News

The big question – is buy-to-let still worth investing in?

In recent years, buy-to-let investors and landlords might feel as if they have been deliberately targeted, with changes to mortgage interest...

12 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – what does the 2% SDLT surcharge mean for overseas investors?

To no-one’s surprise, there haven’t been petitions or concerted pressure from the public, MPs and trade bodies regarding the introduction of...

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

David Alexander is joint CEO of apropos

The last year has been one which has focused attention on dealing with the immediate, the here and now, in a...

04 February 2021

From: Sponsored Content

Part 2 – is the construction industry safe enough to remain open?

In Part 1, we asked a number of industry experts if the construction industry should remain open at the current time,...

27 January 2021

From: Breaking News

What does 2021 have in store for the property market?

2020 was a challenging year for many industries across the world, and especially those in the UK. Amongst national lockdowns, stringent...

20 January 2021

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Incredibly strong backing for leasehold reform, says poll

A guest piece we ran on Monday suggesting that the government’s plans for leasehold might not represent a victory for leaseholders...

20 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Portugal update – Golden Visa confusion and alternative forms of residency

A number of experts in the Portuguese property market have pointed out that the Golden Visa scheme, which is set to...

13 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Own a home in Spain? What will Brexit mean for you?

After a few weeks of being top of the news agenda again, Brexit has been relegated to second fiddle thanks to...

08 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Are we approaching the end of the road for HMOs?

You may have heard people say that as the coronavirus continues and a possible recession approaches, this spells the end of the...

27 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Rethinking hospitality in a post-Covid world – how to meet rising demand for holiday lets

For over two decades, The Cumberland has been offering specialist lending to the hospitality sector, and 10 years ago, it became...

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

What advice to give tenants on mould in the home

Many landlords will be familiar with the scourge that is mould. It is a major source of complaints by tenants and...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

10 Essential Safety Requirements For New Landlords

With new regulations and rules now in place for landlords, our in-house property experts outline their 10 essential safety requirements for...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Leasehold Reform – the potential impact on landlords, developers and investors

On 21 July 2020, the Law Commission published its latest proposals to reform the law of leasehold. It was asked to make...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

UK Landlords need to prepare to survive these challenging times  By David Alexander, joint Managing Director of apropos

There has never been a harder time to be a landlord in the UK. The pressures that the last six months...

28 August 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Why landlords need to be vigilant for cannabis farms

As a landlord, it’s vital to conduct periodic inspections throughout each tenancy to ensure that the condition of your rental property...

17 August 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Why landlords must not use ‘no DSS’ to discriminate against benefit tenants

In recent years, there has been considerable controversy over the use of ‘no DSS’ in homes being listed for let, with...

29 July 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Property buyers will need advice as mortgage market faces uncertain future

  The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mortgage market has been significant and that's why consumers will be seeking expert...

03 July 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Trade body launches five-point plan to save short-term lets sector

The UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA) has launched a five-point plan outlining how the government can help the sector recover...

20 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the best performing PRS assets and how to find them

The whole world is currently dealing with the challenge of Covid-19. Huge government support is being promised on a scale even...

24 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Merilee Karr, Chair of the STAA – how will short-lets bounce back?

The coronavirus pandemic has put all aspects of normal life on hold for the time being, and has affected each and...

10 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Reminder to investors - changes to Capital Gains Tax now in effect

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which is causing such destruction and disruption to all our lives, new tax legislation is still...

10 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Coronavirus impact – is the short-lets market in serious trouble?

The results of a poll conducted by the UK’s short-lets trade body with its corporate membership has revealed just how damaging Covid-19 has...

03 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Where are the best places to buy abroad in 2020?

Landlords and aspiring property owners are turning to overseas markets. Not only are they finding plentiful real estate investment opportunities, they...

03 April 2020

From: Breaking News

The eco-friendly revolution – how is the property industry going green?

We’ve previously reported on everything from sustainable living developments to eco-villages, and recently covered a major trade body’s call for the...

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Airbnb and Build to Rent – are they the rental market’s two biggest trends?

With recently released figures revealing Airbnb’s huge reach across the country and Build to Rent’s rapid growth, Property Investor Today analyses...

07 February 2020

From: Breaking News

What’s in store for 2020: big changes shaking up property

So far, 2020 has seen house prices well above the threshold of affordability for most buyers, but low mortgage rates have...

07 February 2020

From: Breaking News

2020: The drive towards more tenant-friendly regulation

The past decade has seen many companies that converge property portfolios, hospitality and travel benefit from an unprecedented pace of growth. Landlords...

22 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Why is the sun shining on the UK’s furnished holiday let market?

On Monday, this guest piece from Iain Brown at Aria Resorts analysed why the UK holiday property sector is attracting huge...

27 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Is co-living about to become a thing in Europe?

Increasing institutional investment and rising demand for flexible, alternative living space amongst Europe’s growing populations is helping to create a bright...

01 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Strong sales for Auction House London

There was a packed auction room with many lots attracting fierce bidding at Auction House London’s recent sale. One highlight included a...

09 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Top tips - increasing the value of your home with a loft conversion

Neglecting your loft is easily done, with many people simply using it as a storage spot for bits and bobs that...

30 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Why is the eastern Algarve being touted as the next hottest property destination?

An exclusive golf resort and country club in the eastern Algarve, home to a number of luxury apartments overlooking the golf...

02 August 2019

From: Breaking News

The benefits of an online platform, such as Zillios, for international property searches

Technology is developing constantly, which is steadily changing the scope of property purchasing both domestically and abroad. Zillios.com is seeking to re-define the...

01 August 2019

From: Sponsored Content

What type of property investment brings in the highest yields?

In terms of buy-to-let investments, Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) are a key feature of the future of renting. Not only do...

28 June 2019

From: Breaking News

TDS and SafeDeposits combine to tackle issues in the private rented sector

Two housing-related charitable organisations have collaborated to fund a major UK-wide research programme in order to improve standards in the private...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

BTL rates begin to shift upwards, says online broker

New research from online mortgage broker Property Master has revealed that the cost of the majority of fixed-rate buy-to-let mortgages appear...

12 June 2019

From: Breaking News

What do landlords need to know about the deposit cap?

The Tenant Fees Act, better known simply as the tenant fees ban, is coming into force from June 1 2019. It...

24 May 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Daniel Gibson, director at Daniel Craig Residential

Who are you and what does it say on your business card?  My name is Daniel and I’m a director at...

30 April 2019

From: 60 Second Interview

Why is the UK private rental sector set to dominate by 2025?

Investment in the UK’s private rental sector (PRS) will soar to £75 Billion by 2025, with an additional 560,000 households expected...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Could you be a more ethical landlord?

Private sector buy-to-let landlords sometimes get a bad rap from renters, who blame property investors for fuelling a housing boom which...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Brexit uncertainty is heavily impacting rental and house prices, says agent

Uncertainty over Brexit is thought to be having a significant impact on rental and house prices, according to a recent Belvoir...

20 February 2019

From: Breaking News

More London landlords leaving market amidst increasing legislation

London landlords are leaving the market in their droves, according to ARLA Propertymark’s December Private Rented Sector (PRS) report. The figures compare...

06 February 2019

From: Breaking News

2019 preview – what landlords need to look out for this year

With a new year now upon us, it’s time to look forward to what might happen (and what is definitely happening)...

15 January 2019

From: Sponsored Content

No Letting Go backs property MOTs to raise standards in the PRS

Inventory services provider No Letting Go has claimed that property MOTs are the next logical step for rental sector regulation. The proposal...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Top tips for first-time landlords

Letting a home can be an intimidating task if you’re doing it for the first time. You may have deliberately entered...

06 December 2018

From: Sponsored Content

I’m Stephen Moss, the founder and managing director of Sourced

Who are you? I’m Stephen Moss, the founder and managing director of the largest property investment platform in the UK, Sourced. I’ve worked...

08 October 2018

From: 60 Second Interview

National Landlord Investment Show returns to London Olympia

The National Landlord Investment Show is set to head back to London Olympia for its 57th show on June 14. This follows...

08 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Registration is live for the June 14th National Landlord Investment Show at Olympia

Celebrate the shows 5th Birthday and 57th event to date in the Landlord Investor Lounge with a glass of prosecco with...

06 June 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Are you ready for the Southampton Property Show?

The Southampton Property Show, one of the UK’s largest property exhibitions, is coming to the Harbour Hotel in Southampton. Southampton’s property investment,...

11 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Registration goes live for National Landlord Investment Show

Registration for the latest National Landlord Investment Show is now open. The event, being held at Olympia London on March 15...

21 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Affordable UK property prices help to attract UAE expats

Expats and foreign nationals in the UAE are using the weak pound to snap up UK properties while prices remain affordable...

06 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Top tips every landlord should consider when investing in student property

A number of buy-to-let landlords are turning their attention to student housing, which is regarded by many property investors as a...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Understanding MEES – a guide for landlords

In just a few months the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for commercially rented properties will come into force. From 1 April...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Harvey Raybould, Creative Development Services

Who are you? Harvey Raybould What does it say on your business card? Building Dreams and Empowering Lives What is Creative Development Services (CDS)? We are...

08 August 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Calum Brannan, CEO of No Agent

Q: What is No Agent?   No Agent is a complete property management service. We have combined the experience of property experts with...

02 August 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Adam Joseph, The Happy Tenant Company

What does it say on your business card? Adam Joseph, CEO of The Happy Tenant Company.  What is the Happy Tenant Company? We are...

26 July 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Plan to ban leaseholds on new-build houses is ‘step in right direction’

The government’s plan to ban housebuilders from selling houses as leasehold in England and reduce ground rents on flats to zero...

26 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Minimum energy efficiency standards for rented properties – are you ready?

If you are a buy-to-let investor you are may be required to take action to ensure that your rental properties comply...

11 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Steve Cox - Business Account Manager

Alan Boswell Group’s Steve Cox tells us a bit more about himself, and why the company’s landlord insurance is market-leading. Tell us...

09 June 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Inheritance tax changes to UK residential properties leave taxpayers in ‘limbo’

The government’s decision to drop significant proposals to non-domicile rules and inheritance tax changes to UK residential properties from the Finance...

26 April 2017

From: Breaking News

New guidance report to help property investors meet MEES

With just 12 months until the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) come into force, property software provider Arbnco, formerly known as CO2 Estates, has released...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Welsh government introduces bill to abolish Right to Buy in Wales

Council tenants in Wales will no longer be offered the right to purchase their council homes if the Welsh government gets...

14 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Free buy-to-let tax tutorials – download them now!

A series of tax tutorials have been launched for buy-to-let investors and their professional advisers by Property118 and The Landlords Union. These...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Rental home shortage pushes up letting prices in Spain

Rental prices are rising in most Spanish cities, led by gains in Barcelona, new figures show.   Average rental prices in Barcelona...

19 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Non-dom reform should be put on hold until 2018

The UK government should delay the introduction of any changes to non-domicile reforms until at least 2018, giving it an opportunity...

24 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers continue to push for reform of leasehold legislation

The Conveyancing Association (CA) is determined to press ahead with its campaign to reform and amend the leasehold transaction process, despite...

02 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Lewis Hamilton’s win in Hungary sparks worldwide tour

Following Lewis Hamilton’s comfortable victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, we delve into the fast lane to take you...

25 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Calls for private landlord licensing in Northern Ireland

With a growing number of people living in the private rented sector in Northern Ireland, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)...

24 June 2016

From: Breaking News

UK home sales rise but remain lower compared with a year ago

Residential property sales in the UK increased by 1.5% in May compared with April but the month’s seasonally adjusted figure is...

22 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Crowdfunding entrepreneurs urged to be wary of tax implications

People using crowdfunding to invest in property should be wary of the tax consequences of raising money through this increasingly popular platform,...

19 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Britons now the second biggest Dubai property buyers

British investors pumped £1.9bn into Dubai’s property sector last year, the latest statistics from the Dubai Land Department show. Property investments have...

27 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Immigration solicitor criticises government over Right to Rent

An immigration law solicitor has warned that almost three-quarters of private residential landlords in the UK don't understand the implications of the...

12 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Palace Capital set to transform office block into 139 apartments

An office block in York is set to be transformed into 139 apartments after planning consent was secured by property investor...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

BTL investors must think before rushing into a new tenancy agreement

Buy-to-let investors must ensure that they are compliant with current legislation to avoid facing costly consequences, according to Legal Associate Andrew...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

New EU mortgage legislation put accidental landlords at risk

Half of buy-to-let mortgage applicants are unaware of the impending changes to mortgage law, according to Direct Line, with accidental landlords...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Leasehold extension – is it worth it?

Leasehold ownership, which governs a significant proportion of prime central London’s residential offering, is an ancient legislation, dating back to the...

22 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Right to Rent: A guide to conducting fair and effective checks

From 1st February, landlords across England will be expected to check the status of all prospective tenants to ensure they have...

19 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords will raise rents to cover new legislation costs

Some 45% of landlords surveyed by flatsharing website SpareRoom.co.uk said they plan to raise their rents this year. Covering the costs of...

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Is new housing legislation doing more harm than good?

The government will be extending mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in order to raise the standards in the...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Awareness of Rent Smart Wales very low, research finds

According to new findings from the National Landlords Association (NLA), nearly two thirds (65%) of tenants in Wales are unaware of...

24 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Poor electrical safety putting tenants at risk

Poor electrical safety in the Private Rental Sector (PRS) is placing tenants’ lives in danger, as they fail to be protected...

13 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Today’s deposit protection rules are step in right direction, says AIIC

Deposit protection legislation coming into force today is a ‘step in the right direction’, according to the Association of Independent Inventory...

23 June 2015

From: Breaking News

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