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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.

York HMO Ruling

July 1st, 2015|Comments Off on York HMO Ruling

From today's York Press - A REFUSAL by planners to allow a York property to be converted into a House in

York Residential Landlords Association maintains support for housing charities in York

May 26th, 2015|Comments Off on York Residential Landlords Association maintains support for housing charities in York

        On Tuesday evening at The Park Inn, York RLA handed over a total of £6,000 to two

Election relief for landlords? Don’t relax just yet!

May 13th, 2015|Comments Off on Election relief for landlords? Don’t relax just yet!

So, the dust has now settled on the General Election campaign, with the Conservatives confounding the polls to secure a wafer-thin

RLA Response to BBC Panorama Programme

April 30th, 2015|Comments Off on RLA Response to BBC Panorama Programme

In response to a recently screened BBC Panorama programme Residential Landlords’ Association (RLA) Chairman, Alan Ward wrote a letter to challenge

Government forces councils to water down regulations on private landlords

April 16th, 2015|Comments Off on Government forces councils to water down regulations on private landlords

The Government has forced councils to water down local regulations on private landlords, arguing that licencing schemes brought in to curb

RLA voices concerns over sub-letting

April 14th, 2015|Comments Off on RLA voices concerns over sub-letting

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has expressed concern over controversial plans to allow private tenants to sub-let their tenancies in England,

Housing is a top issue for voters

April 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Housing is a top issue for voters

One of the most closely contested General Elections for decades is now formally under way, with the NHS, economy, immigration, welfare

Visit the RLA’s specialist election site, just for landlords

April 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Visit the RLA’s specialist election site, just for landlords

  The starting gun has been fired! With just 4 weeks until the election the impact of future Government policies on private

Sleep Out and Cycle for SASH

March 17th, 2015|Comments Off on Sleep Out and Cycle for SASH

SASH is busy making the final plans for our York Sleepout which is taking place on March 27th  at Door 84. This

Does your tenant have a right to rent?

March 17th, 2015|Comments Off on Does your tenant have a right to rent?

Provisions in the Immigration Act 2014 mean that residential landlords will have to check that their prospective tenants have a right

Annual home price growth falls

January 22nd, 2015|Comments Off on Annual home price growth falls

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that residential property prices rose by 10.4 per cent to

RLA Election Manifesto

January 16th, 2015|Comments Off on RLA Election Manifesto

RLA PUBLISHES PLANS FOR “FIRST CHOICE” PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR Politicians have a golden opportunity to make private rented housing a first

Immigration Checks: What to do if you are landlord

November 26th, 2014|Comments Off on Immigration Checks: What to do if you are landlord

York RLA member Frantz Iwu has published a guide to how landlords should check their tenants' immigration status from December 2014.

Annual property prices up over 12%, says ONS

November 25th, 2014|Comments Off on Annual property prices up over 12%, says ONS

Residential property prices rose by 12.1 per cent in the year to the end of September, official figures from the Office