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.


Landlords back merger of largest landlord organisations

Landlords have given the go ahead to the merger of the two largest landlord organisations in England and Wales.


Landlords charging ‘pet rent’ to offset fees ban

Landlords are charging tenants with pets up to £50 a month extra in a bid to recoup losses following the ban on letting fees and the cap on five-week deposits.


Sharp rise in demand for short term lets in London

Demand for short lets in London has surged in recent months, according to a host management platform.


Landlord confidence in buy-to-let sector tumbles to all-time low

Landlords’ confidence in the buy-to-let sector has fallen to the lowest level in over a decade, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA).


New Home Office Right to Rent guidance ‘leaves landlords open to prosecution’

The Home Office’s recently updated Right to Rent guidance could cause landlords to unwittingly break the law, the Residential Landlord Association has warned.


Proposals to allow renters to transfer deposits directly between landlords back on the table

Plans to introduce a scheme that would allow deposits to move between landlords instead of tenants putting down cash lump sum at the beginning of each tenancy, are being proposed by the government.


Landlord fined £7,000 for neglecting garden for seven years as council crackdown on empty properties

An absentee landlord has been fined £7,000 for not doing any work on the garden of his property for seven years as part of a council’s crackdown on empty properties.


London agent urges landlords to increase rent – after upping letting fees

One London letting agent has said it will start charging landlords £240 for credit and other checks on top of its current fees – and has urged landlords to pass on the cost to tenants.


Lettings agents urged to cut back on admin as tenant fees ban looms

With less than a month until the Tenant Fees Act becomes law, letting agents are being urged to reduce their staffs’ admin burden to allow them to focus on delivering a good service for landlords and tenants at what is an increasingly difficult time for the buy-to-let sector.


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