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Why Does the UK Still Need Landlords? 

Some might argue that it is fair to say that we landlords are not a publicly popular cast. Despite our cohorts being filled with, for the most part, people seeking to better their lives and the lives of their families, we do suffer a public image problem. In part, this is due to an extremely […]

By 7 min read

Homeowners and Landlords are Facing Mortgage Mayhem 

Financial markets are starting to get frothy. Economic headwinds are beginning to churn the waters of global financial markets, with volatility spiking and asset prices tanking over the course of the year. Whilst the causes may be abstract and miles from our shores, their effects have very real consequences for homeowners and landlords throughout the […]

By 7 min read
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What Does the ‘Mini-Budget’ Mean for Landlords? 

The recent weeks and months have certainly been eventful, with the British public witnessing a new head of state, a new government, and an increasingly worrying economic environment. To add further volatility and uncertainty into the pot, Kwasi Kwarteng – the latest Chancellor of the Exchequer – announced a not so ‘mini’ budget on Friday […]

By 9 min read

The New Academic Year Begins With Energy Crisis & Increased Student Loan Costs

Price caps on energy have been announced, there is a whole new wave of concern about the cost of living increases. Students are facing increasing costs of loans.

By 11 min read
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Rent Freezes: Scottish Landlords Face Further Challenges

The current climate is not an easy one for UK landlords. After a decade of increasingly hostile legislation, landlords must now face up to the likelihood of declining house prices, tougher borrowing requirements and deteriorating economic conditions. Unfortunately the situation for Scottish Landlords is even more bleak. On the 6th of September, First Minister Nicola […]

By 5 min read

Is the UK Housing Market Heading for a Crash? 

It may well be time to batten down the hatches and prepare for an oncoming housing storm. The Bank of England (BoE) recently released updated guidance suggesting that the UK economy is likely to experience a prolonged recession, with up to five consecutive quarters of negative growth.  

By 6 min read

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It’s Time to Say Goodbye to ‘No-Fault’ Section 21 Notices

One of the headline policies of the government’s recent Renters Reform Bill has been the proposed abolition of ‘no-fault’ Section 21 Notices. The announcement doesn’t come as much of a surprise, having been first put forward as far back as April 2019. The Conservative government have consistently stated their manifesto commitment to the abolition of […]

By 9 min read

Housing Reform Has to Be a Priority for The Next PM

On July 7th, Boris Johnson announced his intention to step down as leader of the Conservative Party and to resign his position as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom once a new leader has been chosen. Irrespective of who is chosen to become the next leader of the Conservative Party and the United Kingdom, one […]

By 5 min read
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A Fairer Private Rented Sector – What this Whitepaper Means for Landlords

This White Paper starts the process for new legislation leading to consultation and the publication of a Bill that will go through the Houses of Commons and Lords before receiving Royal Assent.  In other words, it will be some time before we see any changes and there is still time to make our MPs aware […]

By 9 min read
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Rising Rates Make Rents More Financially Appealing

Conventional wisdom in the UK has always held that it is better to save up to buy your first property than to rent one. The logic being that purchasing a home gives aspirational families security and a stake in society. However, this logic fails to account for the many benefits of renting and the flexibility […]

By 3 min read

What Does the Recently Proposed Right to Buy Scheme Mean for Landlords?

Rightly or wrongly, it is a widely held belief that homeowning voters tend, on average, to be conservative voters. It is perhaps with this in mind, that has led Boris Johnson to propose an expansion of the government’s Right to Buy Scheme. The Prime Minister hopes to extend the Right to Buy Scheme to include […]

By 4 min read
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What’s on the Horizon for Landlords in 2022?

There have been a lot of updates so far on legislation that is aimed at governing the private rental sector. In turn this will have an impact on landlords. In today’s post Mary Latham will be explaining what landlords can expect to see on the horizon this year.

By 9 min read
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House Prices Could Fall as Much as 5% By 2024

House prices could be set to fall by as much as 5 percent over the next two years as inflation and rising interest rates begin to take their toll. Capital Economics, a leading independent economic research firm, is now forecasting that house prices will l drop by 4 percent overall by the end of 2024. […]

By 3 min read

More Legislation on the Horizon for the Private Rental Sector?

On 13th April the Public Accounts Committee published its 49th  report of 21-22 Session – Regulation of private renting.  It’s important to keep an eye on these reports because they often lead to more legislation and it’s good to have an early warning. This report is very upfront, as can be seen from the title, […]

By 9 min read

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