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Sunak’s betrayal: How the PM stabbed landlords in the back with his EPC U-turn

Rishi Sunak has once again shown his true colours as a Prime Minister who does not care about the interests of landlords and the private rented sector.

In a shocking move, he has scrapped the plans to enforce minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings for rented homes

Property Investors Awards Judging Days

The Property Investors Awards have finished judging applications. 

In the heart of London, the judges engaged in lively discussions and debates as they carefully deliberated over each category to ensure that only the most deserving nominees would be crowned winners.

Daily Telegraph wants to speak to landlords about rent to rent schemes

Are you a landlord who has used a rent to rent scheme? Then, Alexa Phillips, the personal finance reporter for the Telegraph would like to speak with you.

Alexa would like to speak to Property118 readers about:

  • Have you had any experience with rent to rent schemes and if so

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Landlords costs are on the rise mortgage rates and Section 24 all contribute to reduced profits.  To add insult to injury letting agency fees are on the rise with central London agents charging as much as 20% + Vat of the monthly rent.

Shelter offers up a General Election manifesto – with more regulation for private landlords

Shelter has launched its manifesto for the next General Election, calling on all political parties to commit to a four-point plan to rebuild the country’s ‘broken housing system’.

The homelessness charity says this action must include clamping down on criminal landlords and more regulation of private sector landlords.

Council tie-up will help tenants claim back rent from criminal landlords

A council has revealed that it will team up with a non-profit organisation to help tenants in the private rented sector claim back up to 12 months’ rent from landlords who break the law.

City of York council says it will work with Justice for Tenants

Tenant requesting for Section 21?

Background: We purchased a 3-bed mid-terraced property in 2022 with a sitting tenant of about 14 years. On completion, we issued a new 12-month AST which is due to expire at the end of October this year. In July, we informed the tenant that we would be increasing her rent by £50/month from 1st November and followed this with a section 13 notice because the AST does not have a rent review clause.

Second homes in Scotland could be charged more council tax

Council tax is set to double for second homes in Scotland.

The Scottish government has put forward proposals which would give local councils the discretion to charge council tax premiums of up to 100% on second homes.

You are invited to the Virtual Property Exhibition on Friday 29th September

This is your invitation to attend the Virtual Property Exhibition, organised by the Property Investors Network (pin), on Friday 29th September from 9.30am to 5pm.

This live online, no cost, training will feature nine of the top property speakers in the UK

The Telegraph wants to speak to landlords about EPC targets and Scotland

The Telegraph is looking to speak to landlords for two feature stories.

The first one is following the news that EPC C targets have been scrapped, The Telegraph is looking to speak to landlords who were considering selling up or reducing their portfolios because of the cost of the targets – but are now thinking of putting off any drastic decisions.