Infrastructure projects boost rents. We take a look at where road and rail projects are creating the next investment hotspots. The reasons why an area becomes attractive to potential landlords (and tenants) remain much the same: good employment rates and high earnings growth, increased rental demand, an expanding local population, and good schools – particularly … Continue reading Where’s the next property hotspot?
Channel Four’s long running ‘Dispatches’ programme took an in-depth look at a subject very close to the NLA’s heart this week, the private-rented sector. Entitled ‘Landlords from Hell’ and presented by veteran journalist Jon Snow, the programme sought to expose the sorry state of the private-rented sector and the shocking actions of those operating below … Continue reading Time these rogues were dispatched once and for all
It is often said that lobbying the Treasury prior to Budget day is like trying to change direction in an oil tanker. It’s possible, but you need to start well in advance and be prepared for it to take a long time. Well it has certainly taken a long time, but in his Budget Statement … Continue reading If at first you don’t succeed – try, try, try again…
In England and Wales every landlord who has taken a deposit in connection with a new or renewed Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) since 6 April 2007 has been required by law to protect that deposit using a Government backed tenancy deposit protection (TDP) scheme. In Scotland on the other hand no such requirement currently exists. … Continue reading North – South Divide?
We’re told that 2011 will be all about localism. Which is great, local people dealing with local problems in a local way. However, not everything can be considered in isolation without taking into account the wider context. In the same way that very few housing issues can be viewed without reference to wider social factors. … Continue reading Nowhere left to go….