Trends in the UK Property Market 2018 / 2019

October 21, 2018

House prices in the UK are forecast to increase by 2.5% this year and next with growth rising to 4% per annum over the following three years, to a five year cumulative amount of 18%. But not all areas will see such robust growth, with the prime property market in London,...

GOVERNMENT MOVES CLOSER TO FULL REGULATION OF INDUSTRY

October 17, 2018

Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has announced today that a new working group will be set up, tasked with raising standards across the housing sector. The working group will be headed up by Lord Best, an independent cross bencher, supported by professional bodies including ARLA Propertymark and consumer groups such as Citizens...

New Regulations for Houses in Multiple Occupation

June 14, 2018

According to Housing Minister Heather Wheeler MP, significant growth in the private rented sector means that some smaller properties are being converted for use as houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). Consequently new Government rules are expected to come into force in October 2018. The Government has decided to extend the mandatory...

Tackling the Offenders

May 03, 2018

We take a look at banning orders and the database of rogues landlords and letting agents. The housing and planning act 2016 introduced a range of measures that will enable local authorities to effectively takle rogue landlords and lettings agents in England. The government has already introduced civil penalties of up...

Rental Repossessions Jump

March 27, 2018

The number of rental properties claimed back by Landlords after Tenants fail to pay their rent, is expected to rise this year, official figures suggest. However, an increase in the number of repossession claims and a sudden, significant spike in the numer of warrants for future repossessions by Landlords, suggests the...