Controversial new laws to make landlords carry out immigration checks on tenants have been slammed by a leading property think-tank and trade body.
These two maps from a decade apart show just how the roll out of buy to let has altered the housing landscape of England and Wales.
Student landlords were among property investors grabbing a share of the £5 billion borrowing in the house in multiple occupation and buy to let market in the second quarter of the year.
Two more councils are tightening up licensing for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).
Student rents are an average 25% a week higher than three years ago, according to the latest figures from the National Union of Students.
A letting agent fraudster ripped off student landlords and students to the tune of £75,000 has started an 18 month jail term for her crimes.
Property experts have listed 18 university towns and cities where investors should not buy student housing unless they have compelling reasons.
A glimpse of how Tesco does student living is available in a computer-generated tour of new landmark Trinity Square development in Gateshead.
House prices hit the highest level for three years and estate agents are confident they will keep on rising.
Some landlords may believe they control their own financial destiny – but letting a third party control a student letting business can lead to the venture collapsing like a house of cards.
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