NEWS


Government urged to scale back buy-to-let taxes to reduce costs to tenants

The government has been urged to implement pro-private rental sector policies in April’s Budget in order to promote long term investment in the private rental sector and reduce costs for tenants.


Short-term lets industry dismisses concerns sector ‘out of control’

Short-term lets do not impact negatively on the traditional lettings market, according to the short-term lets industry, despite warnings the market was “out of control.”


Housing Secretary overhauls tenancy agreement to help end pet ban

The Housing Secretary has called on landlords to “open their doors” to tenants with pets as he announced an overhaul of the current tenancy contract model to make it easier for animal-loving tenants to find homes.


Government confirm abolition of no-fault evictions but landlords given greater re-possession powers

The new Conservative government has abolished no-fault evictions and introduced lifetime deposits under new legislation aimed at improving the rental market in England.


Housing Market sentiment remains ‘negative’ as Brexit uncertainty and rising living costs cast shadow

Housing market sentiment remains negative despite more people believing prices will rise in 2020, according to a joint building societies report.


Rentguard Issues


  • Majority of landlords have helped tenants during coronavirus crisis
  • Rental crisis deepens with over 300,000 tenants late with rent payments
  • Rentguard’s administration fees