Private tenants are happy in their rented homes – and are paying less

Private tenants are happy in their rented homes, are staying longer and are paying less for them, according to new official figures.


Millions of low-income renters risk financial difficulties due to lack of insurance

Millions of renters are at risk of financial difficulties because they are not sufficiently insured, according to a new report.


Rise in fraudulent rental applications

Letting agents are being urged to be vigilant and use only bonafide reference companies as new data reveals fake or fraudulent rental applications have risen by 117% in the past 12 months.


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.


Short-notice evictions to be scraped in shake-up of private rental sector

Landlord representatives have warned of the “serious dangers” of the government’s decision to abolish snap evictions in England, which will prevent landlords being able to evict tenants at short notice.


Landlords urged to adapt to new London lettings landscape

Landlords in London are being urged to adapt to a changing lettings landscape in the capital as tenants’ needs shift.   A new study by London agency Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward found that while tenants in the capital still want to buy their own property, many are resigned to renting long-term but are looking for stability in the short-term...


Petition to ban ‘no DSS’ adverts hits 40 thousand signatures

A petition calling for Rightmove to end ‘no tenants on benefits’ adverts has reached 40,000 signatures.   The petition is the latest measure to outlaw the advertising practice of ‘no DSS’ tenants and was launched on 38 Degrees, a not-for-profit political activism organisation.


Online letting community pays tenants to find replacements

The founders of a new online lettings community that rewards tenants with one week’s rent for finding and liaising with prospective renters, believe it will help landlords avoid void periods.


Bill to help renters’ improve credit score blocked

The prime minister has been accused of failing to help renters improve their credit rating after a Bill aimed at ensuring rental and council tax payment history, are taken into account when assessing a person’s creditworthiness was blocked in the Commons.   Former cabinet minister Justine Greening said Theresa May has failed to respond to her calls to secure...


Pest problems more common in rented accommodation

The majority of homes that have encountered pest problems are let as rented accommodation, a new study has shown.


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