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.


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.


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.


Is flexible working the future for letting agents?

Flexible working, including more opportunities to work from home, remote working and a compressed four-day week, are becoming increasingly popular options for employees – and employers.


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.


Majority of tenants happy to stay renting

The majority of tenants are happy to keep renting, with older renters the least interested in buying a house in the near future, a new survey has revealed.


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.


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