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Regulation changes

Regulation changes create ‘uncertainty’ for landlords

Nearly one in five landlords (18.2%) say they find it ‘impossible’ to keep up with constant regulation changes, according to a new survey by property marketplace TheHouseshop.com
home ownership

A third of millennials may never own their own home, says...

According to research from the Resolution Foundation, generations of young people in the UK will not own their own home and will be more likely to rent a property for the entirety of their lives
Rogue landlords

Rogue landlords face new banning orders

Rogue landlords who rent out second-rate properties face being forced out of the sector as new banning orders are brought in and a national database of offenders goes live today (6 April)
housing shortage

Bristol set for 15,000 new homes to combat housing shortage

Earlier this year, Bristol City Council committed £57m to an Affordable Housing Fund giving grants to housing associations to build new homes for affordable rent. Housing association Liverty says they now have the capacity to develop at least 15,000 new homes in the South West over the next 10 years
managing agents

Renters & leasehold homeowners to benefit from new crackdown on rogue...

Around 9 million households in England’s private rented and leasehold sectors are to benefit from stronger protections against rogue letting and managing agents as a result of new government proposals announced on 1 April
Private tenants

Private landlords face fines for overcrowded and dangerous homes

Measures to improve overcrowded and dangerous living conditions of private tenants in shared homes have been addressed before Parliament by Housing Minister Heather Wheeler
young adults

Homeownership for young adults slips further out of reach

A recent investigation, carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), shows that rapidly increasing house prices are pushing young adults – whose salaries don’t compete – out of the market.
Generation Rent

Survey: Generation Rent affected the most by ‘deposit black hole’

New research carried out among more than 2,000 UK adults by SPCE has revealed the challenges faced by Generation Rent when attempting to claim back their deposit
letting agent fees

Government reveal Bill to ban letting agent fees

A new draft Tenant Fees Bill will be introduced to Parliament setting out the Government’s approach to banning letting agent fees for tenants

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