March 2018 Posts

Landlords set to contribute more than £105m to government coffers under new rules

Landlords set to contribute more than £105m to government coffers under new rules

Landlords set to contribute more than £105m to government coffers under new rules

26 March 2018

As we reported back in June 2017, the UK Government has now confirmed that the extension of mandatory HMO licensing will come into force on 1st October 2018, subject to Parliamentary approval. Mandatory HMO licensing currently applies to properties with at least three storeys and five or more unrelated occupants. The …

Does your property comply with new minimum energy performance laws coming into force on 1st April 2018?

Does your property comply with new minimum energy performance laws coming into force on 1st April 2018?

Does your property comply with new minimum energy performance laws coming into force on 1st April 2018?

21 March 2018

As we wrote about last year, from 1st April 2018 landlords will be unable to grant a new tenancy if their property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) does not show at least a rating of 'E' for energy efficiency. We strongly suggest you take a look at your property's rating to …

Research suggests short-term lets are damaging long-term rental stock

Research suggests short-term lets are damaging long-term rental stock

Research suggests short-term lets are damaging long-term rental stock

14 March 2018

Research conducted by the University of Sheffield reports that short-term lets offered through online platforms such as Airbnb are having a negative impact on the rental stock available in big cities. The research focused on the city of Edinburgh, where last September, 9,638 properties were listed as available for a short-term …

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