New Changes To Short Term Lets

On 19 February the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities announced a change in the rules governing Airbnb-type lettings by requiring planning permission for properties let for more than 90 days per year, introducing a mandatory national register of short term lets and giving councils greater powers to control short-term lets. […]

Housing Demand in 2024

A number of recent surveys have suggested that more confidence is returning to the market as mortgage rates continue to fall. In January, for example, The Mortgage Lender published research showing that 52 per cent of residential buy-to-let landlords had expanded their property portfolios over the last 12 months, adding […]

What Landlords Should Look Out For In 2024

By Allison Thompson, National Lettings Managing Director, Leaders Romans Group 2024 will be a year to watch for landlords, especially those who are self-managing, as there will likely be many changes and new announcements that will affect how landlords operate. In addition to the Renters (Reform) Bill making its way through Parliament, […]

Property Investor Optimism for 2024

Towards the end of December, The Mortgage Lender (part of Shawbrook Bank) published the results of its survey of UK property investors. It found that 74% of residential buy-to-let landlords “feel confident about the performance of the property market over the next 12 months.” The research identified higher levels of […]

Growing Confidence Among Investors

A recent survey of a thousand UK landlords has indicated growing confidence within the buy-to-let market, particularly amongst landlords who maintain portfolios of five or more properties. The specialist lender, Shawbrook Bank, reports that 88% of portfolio landlords have made new acquisitions in the last six months. Looking ahead, one […]

How Landlords Can Navigate Proposed Changes To Renters Reform Bill

Further interactions have been introduced to the Renters Reform Bill following its second reading in Parliament last month. As one of the most significant pieces of legislation for landlords and tenants proposed in recent history, the Bill was largely aimed to fulfil the 2019 Conservative manifesto commitment to abolish ‘no […]

How To Identify Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed Identification: The Ultimate Guide to Identifying Japanese Knotweed in Your Garden Welcome to our comprehensive guide on identifying Japanese Knotweed, an invasive plant species that can wreak havoc in your garden if left unchecked. With over 15 years of experience we’ll provide you with all the information you […]