A tenant who sublet her council home has been ordered to do 200 hours’ unpaid work and pay £600 costs – as well as facing civil proceedings to recover the profit she made.
An inquiry into the role of local authorities in dealing with rogue landlords in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) has been launched by a British Parliamentary Committee.
As a landlord, you are not always obliged to have building insurance for your let property. But there are many instances when it is a safeguard you cannot – and would not want – to avoid, since buy to…
New research shows that an increasing number of landlords are turning to corporate structures in an effort to reduce tax liability and avoid stringent new rules on mortgage affordability.
At the labour party conference this September, leader Jeremy Corbyn revived the prospect of rent controls in as a tactic for reducing spiralling rents in the private sector.
People who are in rented accommodation – whether in the private or public sector – and who are on low incomes or unemployed, qualify for benefits to help pay their rent.
On 30th September, the mortgage lending criteria for landlords with four or more buy-to-let properties has changed, meaning they are now seen as “portfolio investors”.
Online newspaper LandlordToday has reported how the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is urging the UK government to follow Scotland’s lead in relation to Universal Credit.
Probably not long now before the wind is howling round the eaves of your home, the rain is lashing down, and falls of sleet and snow are forecast.
New research has shown that house prices are so inflated, particularly in the capital, that the parents now help fund 26% of all UK property transactions, providing deposits for more than 298,000...
If you’re unfortunate enough to experience flood damage, then you’ll probably be contacted fairly quickly by someone called a “loss adjuster”.
Guide to insurance for granny annexes and conversions There is something of a tradition in many British homes for a so-called “granny annexe” to be added. Typically, this is a self-contained unit of…