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Star property under £250,000

There’s certainly no lack of light in this cleverly designed three-bedroom home in the grounds of a renovated Victorian pumping station. That’s because the front of the property is fully glazed up to its...

Coronavirus: Newcastle extends time frame for landlords to comply with licensing scheme

Newcastle City Council says it will extend the period of time for landlords to both apply and comply with a new licensing scheme which starts next week, due to the coronavirus pandemic. A selective...

Labour backs three-month rent holidays and six-month rent rise freeze

Report just out from outgoing shadow Chancellor John McDonnell goes much further than the government’s measures and says UK should copy New Zealand. Landlords should be willing to accept a drop in their income...

Government backs tenants on University Credit with extra £800m to help them pay the...

Extraordinary challenges of the Coronavirus crisis lead government to sign off significant increases to its Local Housing Allowance rates. A 500,000-strong surge in the number of Universal Credit applications last week from tenants to...

Star property over £500,000

Part of a historic country estate, the word ‘flat’ barely does justice to this astonishing four-bedroom ground-floor property. The Albury Park estate near Guildford in Surrey has been the seat of Earls, parliamentarians and...

Scots Parliament to pass law preventing evictions

Eviction Ban: The Scottish Parliament is to pass a law that will prevent landlords evicting tenants for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says that no one will be evicted...

The paint suppliers still making home deliveries during the lockdown

Spend the lockdown giving your home a whole new look. We find the brands where you can still order paint and decorating supplies. Click here to read the original content Author: Legal Notice: This content does...

This London renovation is a lesson in how to maximise natural light

Max Taylor's father advised him to live in his tired Victorian terrace house for a year before gutting and extending it, to learn how changing natural light catches it from spring through to winter. Click...

Lodger rights at the current time?

What are lodgers’ rights at the moment? Can their landlords give them a weeks notice as usual, and throw them out onto the streets with nowhere to go? The council isn’t even open! Can someone who...

Entering the unknown for Landlords

Where do I start?  Every industry is affected by Covid-19 and the complete shutdown of business. We are in unchartered waters and all just trying our best to adapt to this new, hopefully temporary,...

Final Section 24 relief reductions ‘must be delayed for landlords during crisis’

Landlords are being asked to help the government offset the social consequences of Coronavirus and should be cut some financial slack, a leading property firm has claimed. Landlords are facing significant financial losses as...

Banks have not been pressurising government to freeze the housing market

Contrary to the FT front-page headline “Banks seek to freeze property market as credit and virus fears hinder moves” (March 27), banks have not been pressurising the government to freeze the housing market. However...

New Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

The Cabinet Secretary, with the approval of the Prime Minister, has approved the appointment of Jeremy Pocklington as the new Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Jeremy succeeds Dame...

Delay to Energy Efficiency regulations in Scotland

The Scottish Government has announced that they have taken the decision not to introduce the Energy Efficiency (Domestic Private Rented Property) (Scotland) Regulations 2020, which had been due to come into force on 1...

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