Landlords – Should we sell up or shut up?

Most landlords will have spent a lot of time and money on housing tenants, whether it’s in just one property or a massive portfolio. But, has the time come to give all of this up?

I don’t know whether we should sell up or shut up.

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Labour supports ‘Right to buy’ – but not in Wales

In an interview with iNews, the Shadow Housing Secretary Lisa Nandy says Labour supports a council house tenant’s right to buy their home.

She said: “Under former leader Jeremy Corbyn, Labour had pledged to end the right to buy scheme.

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Rip-off council tax bills for HMO tenants set to end

A bid by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) to re-band individual HMO rooms for council tax purposes looks set to end after an amendment to a Bill by Conservative MP, Caroline Dinenage.

She was compelled to act over growing instances of councils handing individual tenants living in an HMO a council tax bill.

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Tenants prepared to pay more for energy efficient homes

Tenants are willing to pay a 13% premium for an energy efficient home as low carbon homes with sustainable features become more important than the size of the property, research reveals.

Legal & General Capital say their findings will help landlords

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Rents begin to cool down – but voids start to rise

It wasn’t just the weather that cooled down in November as research reveals that rent prices across England also dropped – but voids began to rise.

That’s according to Goodlord who point out that while winter is traditionally a quieter time for the lettings sector

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Landlord sells whole property portfolio in 5 days and recommends other landlords: sell before Christmas

The economy is in a state of uncertain flux and appears to continue to work against landlords.

From interest rates and taxes rising in an almost exponential way, inflation and the cost of living rising higher than ever before

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My ITV News interview with Dan Hewitt

Hi Property118 readers, Wednesday night in my ITV News interview with Dan Hewitt the main narrative of the story was that tenants are being evicted because LHA rates have been frozen till 2024, so arrears are rising.

However

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Join me, Mark Alexander, on the expert panel at the National pin Meeting on Wednesday 7th December

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been invited by Simon Zutshi to take part in the expert panel at their National pin Meeting on Wednesday 7th December!

During the meeting, we will have a presentation from Mike Bristow

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EPC policy…the road to tenant hell?

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Like being obliged to have an EPC to rent a property.

So, I’m a landlord and a homeowner. I have in the distant past been a tenant. When I buy a home

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EXCLUSIVE: New renting laws in Wales are a ‘disaster’ for landlords

From today, landlords in Wales will see the biggest change to housing legislation in decades coming into force with the rules affecting both landlords and tenants.

But the new laws have been slammed as a ‘disaster’ for landlords by Janet Finch-Saunders

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