Renters ‘more vulnerable’ to economic shocks as landlords told to brace themselves for long term uncertainty

Renters are in a more vulnerable financial position than homeowners and are more likely to suffer during an economic crisis, new research has found.


Landlords urged not to ‘jump on repayment holiday bandwagon’ without good reason

The coronavirus crisis has had far reaching effects on people’s incomes. In a bid to mitigate the pressure on people, the government announced in March that mortgage holders would be entitled to a so-called ‘payment holiday’ in the wake of job losses and wage cuts.


New evictions to be banned during coronavirus ‘national emergency’

Landlords will be banned from evicting tenants during the coronavirus “national emergency” after the government rushed through legislation to help renters who may face financial difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.


Tenants will be able to sue landlords if homes are cold or mouldy under new law

Tenants in England will have more powers to hold landlords who rent out substandard properties to account later this month as the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act comes into force.


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.


Could private landlords play a ‘decisive’ role in deciding outcome of general election?

According to data from HMRC and analysed and published by The Times, landlords could play a pivotal role in who ends up with the keys to No.10 Downing Street come December 13, with the outcome of over 100 constituencies potentially in their hands.


RLA calls for ‘smarter enforcement’ as councils fail to use new powers to tackle rogue landlords

One of the UK’s leading landlord bodies has urged political parties to give councils the resources to enforce current buy-to-let regulations rather than impose further legislation on the sector.


What are the benefits to being an eco-friendly landlord?

The response to the climate crisis is growing daily and with it a demand for action and tougher policy measures.


Surprisingly little’ change in average rents despite Tenant Fees Act

Average rents have remained steady in Q3 according to the UK’s biggest flatsharing site.


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