NEWS


April 15, 2019
Short-notice evictions to be scraped in shake-up of private rental sector

Landlord representatives have warned of the “serious dangers” of the government’s decision to abolish snap evictions in England, which will prevent landlords being able to evict tenants at short notice.

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Landlords urged to adapt to new London lettings landscape

Landlords in London are being urged to adapt to a changing lettings landscape in the capital as tenants’ needs shift.   A new study by London agency Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward found that while tenants in the capital still want to buy their own property, many are resigned to renting long-term but are looking for stability in the short-term...


Property of the week: Living the high life

Situated in the tranquil lands of Berkshire, this week’s property is the epitome of luxury and modern living.   This extravagant party home is spread across three spacious floors and features a cinema room, sauna and a remarkable indoor pool.


Petition to ban ‘no DSS’ adverts hits 40 thousand signatures

A petition calling for Rightmove to end ‘no tenants on benefits’ adverts has reached 40,000 signatures.   The petition is the latest measure to outlaw the advertising practice of ‘no DSS’ tenants and was launched on 38 Degrees, a not-for-profit political activism organisation.


Online letting community pays tenants to find replacements

The founders of a new online lettings community that rewards tenants with one week’s rent for finding and liaising with prospective renters, believe it will help landlords avoid void periods.


Bill to help renters’ improve credit score blocked

The prime minister has been accused of failing to help renters improve their credit rating after a Bill aimed at ensuring rental and council tax payment history, are taken into account when assessing a person’s creditworthiness was blocked in the Commons.   Former cabinet minister Justine Greening said Theresa May has failed to respond to her calls to secure...


Rentguard Issues


  • FCA to Implement New Rules Around Product Governance and Research!
  • Letting Fees Ban Blamed for Private Sector Hike in Rent!
  • Rentguard Introduces New Insurance Product!
  • …and much more!