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Cities
Published: Tuesday 02 February, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 02 February, 2021
Landlords still favour urban areas

Over the past year, there has been much discussion that tenants and landlords would be shifting their focus from the UK’s cities to the countryside, as a result of Covid-19 and opportunities to work from home. However, a new report commissioned by Paragon Bank casts this into doubt.

Buy to let
Published: Tuesday 02 February, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 02 February, 2021
Buy to let limited companies increase by 23%

The number of buy to let limited companies has experienced a record-breaking increase over the last year.

Licensing
Published: Tuesday 26 January, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 26 January, 2021
Industry warns of Covid spread by EICR home visits

Amidst growing numbers of UK Covid cases, industry groups highlight that property professionals are being required to enter homes to conduct work, which they feel could be postponed.

Eviction notice
Published: Tuesday 26 January, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 26 January, 2021
Landlords welcome change to eviction rules

The UK government has updated its stance on exemptions to the rental eviction ban, a step which has been welcomed by the landlord community.

House of Commons
Published: Tuesday 26 January, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 26 January, 2021
Stamp duty holiday update

A temporary suspension in debates due to the rise in covid-19 cases may mean that The House of Commons doesn’t get the opportunity to discuss a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) extension. A Labour MP has joined the voices of over 120,000 signatures petitioning for this debate to take place.

EPC
Published: Tuesday 26 January, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 26 January, 2021
Government pushing for EPCs on property portals

The UK Government has recently come under fire from Propertymark, the trade group for letting agents, for proposing some changes to EPC legislationion that they believe are unrealistic.

Andrew Turner
Published: Tuesday 19 January, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 19 January, 2021
Strong prospects for UK landlords

Andrew Turner, Chief Executive of Commercial Trust, comments on the future of the UK buy to let market.

Eviction ban
Published: Tuesday 19 January, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 19 January, 2021
Landlords facing repossession may be given lifeline

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has opened a consultation on extending the repossession ban. Delaying repossessions further would give landlords who are struggling with their finances the lifeline they need.