The Home (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 finished its parliamentary journey in December 2018. From today all social and private landlords, including letting agents, in England will be required to comply. Originally introduced by Karen Buck MP, ARLA Propertymark supported the...
One in twelve landlords is unaware of a suite of legislative changes that occurred across the lettings industry in recent years, according to the findings of the English Private Landlord Survey 2018 published in January.
Much has been written about the rise in the number of people renting rather than buying their home but, according to the latest English Housing Survey (EHS), 58% of renters fully intend to buy.
Today, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced that mandatory five-year electrical installation checks on private rented housing in England will be introduced in a phased approach.
Buy to let landlords could cut their finance costs in half with a remortgage as tax changes eat into profit margins. A good way to keep costs down is to look at lowering mortgage interest rates, and the good news is they have stayed low despite some tweaking by the Bank of England.