What to look for in an HMO investment property

HMOs are a profitable business model for professional landlords, but they require careful management. If you are thinking of investing in an HMO, read on for some tips and advice. What is an HMO? An HMO is a house of... View Article

LGA responds to housing for ageing population report

Responding to a new report from the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, ‘Too Little, Too Late? Housing for an ageing population’, Cllr David Renard, LGA housing spokesman, said: “As we look to restart the housing market and build the... View Article

Building to let? Here’s what you need to know

While many landlords decide to buy existing properties to turn into rental homes, there are also a select few that also look for plots that they can turn into homes or flats to rent out. Doing so gives you the... View Article

LGiU response – Queen’s Speech

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGiU said: “While we welcome the promises of further devolution to local government and a long awaited social care white paper in today’s Queen’s Speech, we will unfortunately have to add them to the long list... View Article

Could rent caps be the new battleground?

Patrick Mooney, News Editor for Housing Management & Maintenance looks at whether rent control is going to dominate the private rental sector A barrage of new rules and tougher regulation has rained down on the private rented sector in the... View Article

Is it time to overhaul the rental sector’s court system?

Patrick Mooney asks whether the new housing ministers will overhaul the legal system for the rental sector The change of Government ministers responsible for housing policies is likely to see some significant changes in the relationship between Whitehall and landlords... View Article

Is renting really just for the young?

Patrick Mooney looks at data that suggests significant changes in private renters are taking place It’s a commonly held view that one of the main drivers for growth in the private rental market over the past decade has been a... View Article

Protecting tenants’ payment data

By Simon Cook, Head of Compliance, allpay Ltd We know from our own 2019 survey of almost 300 social renters (292) with housing provided via their local housing association or council, that 34.39% preferred to pay rent by Debit Card.... View Article