renting versus owning

Why is it wrong to be a nation of renters

Have we as a nation now or almost reached the point where need to acknowledge and accept that the culture and physically the housing marketing has shifted. For far too many reasons to enter, we are moving from a nation of home owners to a...

buy to let pushing up prices

Yet more potential legislation.

It seems that Labour are pushing for the Homes Bill to be made into legislation. If successful, then tenants living in moldy or damp homes will soon be able to take their landlords to court. However, it needs to be pointed out that at this...

no to sexism

Are you being sexist

A couple of years ago we read a white paper that stated that it was not unlawful to refuse benefit tenants. However, it seems that this is now being challenged due to a recent court case. A single mother won compensation for sex discrimination from...

Electric shock sign

Shocking new legislation

New tougher electrical safety standards to protect private tenants It seems we maybe in line for further measures to better protect tenants. However once again it seems that the consultation appears to be aimed at only private tenants. I am no legal expert but surely it...

homeless people in uk

Are you working with the government to maintain homelessness

I read with interest further comments and statements from the current Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. He seems to conveniently forget that homelessness and housing shortages have been around for many governments both labour and conservative. Indeed, you only have to search through any newspapers archives...

labour leader

Would you sell your property to Jeremy Corbyn

I have just watched an announcement by Jeremy Corbyn who stated that should his party be in government then they would immediately buy thousands (8000) of properties for homeless people in a move to tackle soaring levels of rough sleeping. Can you imagine what that would...

ban on letting agent fees

Is Theresa May abusing her position

We have recently seen Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party use the current issue with housing as a means to try to secure more votes. Are we now seeing the the government playing catch up and realising that as housing is something that many are...

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards tips

As most of you will be aware the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will come into effect April 2018. Along with many other regulations it could be easy to forget this one. However, I would strongly recommend you ensure your buy to let property...