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Families and older tenants now form a large and growing proportion of private renters, with the number of tenants over 30 increasing 6% in the past year. Many are unable to get on the housing ladder by their mid-30s and therefore continue to rent in the private sector for longer. The over 30s now account for nearly 60% of...


Private Sector Rents across London have risen by much less than inflation, according to the Residential Landlords Association (RLA). The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that in the eight year period between December 2005 and December 2013, rents across London as a whole increased by 11.4%. Over the same period inflation by RPI was 30.5%...


Landlords are being hit with hidden charges by estate agents that are arranging property servicing and maintenance work through contractors, say industry insiders. Landlords using estate agents to manage their properties typically pay a monthly fee of around 15% of their rental income. This service usually includes finding tenants, drawing up rental agreements and maintaining the property. However, insiders...


The private rented sector (PRS) in the UK has more than doubled in size in the past 14 years and it is set to keep expanding, according to a recent report. The report into the sector – by estate agents Frank Knight – monitors the performance of residential rental units in key rental markets in the UK such as...


In a time of increasing regulation and expectation, private landlords now need to be more vigilant than ever before of the social and legislative pressures that can impact their business. The Residential Landlords Association offers courses throughout the UK on a wide range of issues affecting landlords and letting agents – including property repairs, landlord safety, the principles of letting and...


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