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Generation Rent: ‘I took my landlord to court and won £15,000’

May 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Generation Rent: ‘I took my landlord to court and won £15,000’

How five Leeds renters triumphed over their landlord and went viral.  Click here to read the BBC ariticle

Congratulations Team York RLA!

April 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Congratulations Team York RLA!

Congratulations to Team York RLA for taking part in the York Sleepout and spending the night under the stars to raise

Buy-to-let investors to bear the cost of letting agents fee crackdown

January 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Buy-to-let investors to bear the cost of letting agents fee crackdown

Buy-to-let investors will face increasing costs from June when the Government’s ban on tenants’ fees comes into force, estate agents have

FITNESS FOR HUMAN HABITATION GUIDE

January 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on FITNESS FOR HUMAN HABITATION GUIDE

Introduction As of March 20th 2019, the Fitness for Human Habitation Act will come into force for tenancies in England. This legislation

TENANT FEES BAN IN ENGLAND

January 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on TENANT FEES BAN IN ENGLAND

Introduction The government continues to move forward with a planned ban on fees charged by letting agents and landlords to their

Tenant Fees Bill – what do I need to know?

January 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Tenant Fees Bill – what do I need to know?

The Tenant Fees Bill is set to come into force on June 1 this year, it has been announced. This means

Landlords becoming reluctant to rent to EU nationals due to Brexit No Deal worries

January 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Landlords becoming reluctant to rent to EU nationals due to Brexit No Deal worries

Right to Rent is creating a hostile atmosphere in the UK’s private rented sector with more landlords refusing to consider renting

Landlords Welcome Guidance for Room Size Regulations

January 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Landlords Welcome Guidance for Room Size Regulations

Landlords have been welcoming the new guidance for councils on the minimum room size regulations for rented homes. To read full

What could 2019 have in store for landlords and renters?

January 8th, 2019|Comments Off on What could 2019 have in store for landlords and renters?

Deposit caps, minimum three-year tenancies and rent controls: What could 2019 have in store for landlords and renters? https://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/money/buytolet/article-6480085/What-2019-store-landlords.html

Landlords Responsibilities Summary .Gov

January 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Landlords Responsibilities Summary .Gov

If you are renting out a property in England or Wales the government provide a summary of landlord responsibilities which many

Landlords Let Down by Government Tenancy Deposit Cap U-Turn

December 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Landlords Let Down by Government Tenancy Deposit Cap U-Turn

Despite claims from the Government that it wishes to provide more support to landlords and the private rental sector (PRS), the

TWELVE top tips for landlords over the festive season

December 13th, 2018|Comments Off on TWELVE top tips for landlords over the festive season

Twelve top tips for landlords over the festive season.

Landlords must wait five months to gain possession of property through courts

November 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Landlords must wait five months to gain possession of property through courts

It now takes more than five months on average for private landlords to regain possession of a property when applying to

Landlords, Brexit and the EU withdrawal agreement

November 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Landlords, Brexit and the EU withdrawal agreement

Landlords, Brexit and the EU withdrawal agreement

NatWest to review policy on landlords renting to benefit claimants

November 6th, 2018|Comments Off on NatWest to review policy on landlords renting to benefit claimants

http://www.mortgageintroducer.com/natwest-review-policy-landlords-renting-benefit-claimants/

Rented homes are urgently required, so why are landlords ‘underappreciated’?

November 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Rented homes are urgently required, so why are landlords ‘underappreciated’?

http://www.landlordtoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2018/10/rented-homes-are-urgently-required-so-why-are-landlords-underappreciated

‘Help to Sell’ to fix Britain’s property market: Would giving landlords a tax break to sell to long-term tenants work?

October 25th, 2018|Comments Off on ‘Help to Sell’ to fix Britain’s property market: Would giving landlords a tax break to sell to long-term tenants work?

We've had Help to Buy and now a help to sell scheme has been suggested. New proposals could make it cheaper

Rent arrears involving tenants on Universal Credit have surged, say landlords

October 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Rent arrears involving tenants on Universal Credit have surged, say landlords

Nearly two-thirds of private landlords with tenants receiving Universal Credit have experienced them going into rent arrears, a survey has found. 

It’s time to suspend ‘unfair’ Right to Rent scheme, says RLA

September 25th, 2018|Comments Off on It’s time to suspend ‘unfair’ Right to Rent scheme, says RLA

Read more.... https://www.landlordtoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2018/9/its-time-to-suspend-unfair-right-to-rent-scheme-says-rla?source=newsticker

Lib Dems want to introduce mandatory licences for private landlords

September 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Lib Dems want to introduce mandatory licences for private landlords

Read more....... https://www.landlordtoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2018/9/lib-dems-want-to-introduce-mandatory-licences-for-private-landlords?source=newsticker

New blow for landlords: 177,000 homes face new test

September 25th, 2018|Comments Off on New blow for landlords: 177,000 homes face new test

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/new-blow-landlords-177000-homes-face-new-test/

HMO landlords: prepare for new rules

September 11th, 2018|Comments Off on HMO landlords: prepare for new rules

The government is cracking down on overcrowded house shares. If you’re an HMO landlord, make sure you’re up to date. https://moneyweek.com/494407/hmo-landlords-prepare-for-new-rules/

Licence Fees may be unlawful

August 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Licence Fees may be unlawful

https://www.property118.com/licence-fees-may-unlawful/

Government confirms NO announcement due on long term tenancies

August 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Government confirms NO announcement due on long term tenancies

https://news.rla.org.uk/government-confirms-no-announcement-due-on-long-term-tenancies/?utm_source=enews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=enews

Universal Credit and rented housing: guide for landlords

July 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Universal Credit and rented housing: guide for landlords

The DWP has updated guidance for landlords on Universal Credit.  It can be accessed here.  

How to Rent guide updated

July 12th, 2018|Comments Off on How to Rent guide updated

How to Rent guide updated-make sure you issue THIS version. The Government’s How to Rent guide has been updated, just two

Financial incentives for longer tenancies

July 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Financial incentives for longer tenancies

Landlords could be rewarded with financial incentives for longer tenancies...... Read more

Longer term tenancies: What’s in it for landlords?

July 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Longer term tenancies: What’s in it for landlords?

http://news.rla.org.uk/longer-term-tenancies-whats-in-it-for-landlords/

Best place to live 2018………..YORK!

March 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Best place to live 2018………..YORK!

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/york-best-places-to-live-8grhj85sn  

SASH Sleepout 2018 update

March 15th, 2018|Comments Off on SASH Sleepout 2018 update

York RLA's Chairman - Andrew Simpson braved the cold, wet, windy weather last Friday evening and joined SASH for their Sleepout

SASH Sleepout – 9th March 2018

January 25th, 2018|Comments Off on SASH Sleepout – 9th March 2018

York RLA’s Chairman – Andrew Simpson will be actively joining the SASH Sleepout  event on the 9th March 2018 to help

Planning Fees Increase

January 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Planning Fees Increase

Planning fees are being increased for the first time since 2012.  Regulations to introduce a 20% increase in planning application fees

World Homeless Day

October 10th, 2017|Comments Off on World Homeless Day

   

Generous landlords pay homeless group’s rent for 12 months

June 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Generous landlords pay homeless group’s rent for 12 months

                York Residential Landlords Association (York RLA) has given Kitchens for Everyone in York

Good Landlord Awards – We Have A Winner!

March 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Good Landlord Awards – We Have A Winner!

York RLA members Mark and Dawn Wilson are to be congratulated on winning the award for Landlord of the Year (Large

What does the new law on right to rent mean for landlords?

February 28th, 2017|Comments Off on What does the new law on right to rent mean for landlords?

The Immigration Act 2014 introduced a new legal requirement on private landlords in England to carry out immigration checks on all

Stamp duty land tax: how will the hike affect you?

December 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on Stamp duty land tax: how will the hike affect you?

The Chancellor has launched a second assault on residential landlords with the announcement of a new 3% additional stamp duty rate

Right to rent checks deadline looms

December 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on Right to rent checks deadline looms

Landlords are being reminded the time to start new checks under the Government’s Right to Rent scheme is drawing near. Under

Home energy efficiency and demand reduction examined

November 24th, 2015|Comments Off on Home energy efficiency and demand reduction examined

Energy and Climate Change Committee examines the lessons learned from past and present energy efficiency schemes. http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/energy-and-climate-change-committee/news-parliament-2015/home-energy-evidence-15-16/    

Budget in brief – housing, property and the private rented sector

July 9th, 2015|Comments Off on Budget in brief – housing, property and the private rented sector

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s Budget announcement included a few surprises for the Private Rented Sector (PRS), landlords and tenants.