Estate and lettings agents have launched their 2015 housing manifesto, calling for greater supply, regulation, and property tax changes.
A new monthly report from ARLA tracking private rented sector trends finds an increase in demand for rental property at the start of the year.
While other areas of the housing market began the year with a yawn and a stretch, buy-to-let shot out of the blocks, leading the way as the strongest performing sector.
Headingley is set to become the centre of the latest food craze with the opening of a brand new cereal café.
In order to conform with energy efficiency rules to be enforced over the next three years, many thousands of buy-to-let landlords may face significant costs.
The government's announcement of an introduction of measures to tackle so-called 'revenge evictions' has been condemned by landlords as politically motivated and damaging to the sector.
The Labour leader and the shadow housing minister say that a Labour government will help 'generation rent' by introducing rent controls.
The final quarter of 2014 saw voids fall to the lowest recorded level for the year, just shy of an all-time record, according to a survey by buy-to-let specialists.
When minimum energy efficiency standards are enforced in three years, UK landlords are at risk of severe consequences if their properties don't meet requirements.