Category: Property Industry News

Annual rent growth stagnating in Scotland

Annual rent growth stagnating in Scotland

Scottish rents have grown by just 1.7% in the past year – less than a third of the rate experienced in the rest of Britain. These figures are included in the latest Scotland Buy-to-Let...




Right to Rent to be rolled out across England from February 1st 2016

Right to Rent to be rolled out across England from February 1st 2016

The Home Office has announced that the Right to Rent scheme will be extended to all of England from 1st February 2016. From this date, all private landlords and letting agents will have to...




Slow down in UK residential rent growth

Slow down in UK residential rent growth

New data from HomeLet shows that rent price rises in the UK have slowed after a period of sustained, faster growth. For the three months to September 2015 rent prices are now 8.5% higher...




RLA calls on councils to drop licensing schemes

RLA calls on councils to drop licensing schemes

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has called on councils to drop licensing schemes in light of the government’s new Housing and Planning Bill which makes clear that local authorities can use council tax registration...




Government queried on Right to Rent pilot

Government queried on Right to Rent pilot

The Shadow Home Secretary, Andy Burnham, will today use the official House of Commons Home Office question time to quiz Home Secretary, Theresa May, on the results of the pilot Right to Rent project....




Scottish Bill confirms rent controls and abolition of ‘no fault’ ground for possession

Scottish Bill confirms rent controls and abolition of ‘no fault’ ground for possession

A new Bill which will introduce rent controls and abolish the ‘no fault’ ground for repossession has been published by the Scottish Government. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill will mean, if passed, that...




No rethink on buy-to-let tax breaks says government

No rethink on buy-to-let tax breaks says government

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, has ruled out any rethink on the UK government’s proposals to reduce buy-to-let tax breaks from next year. In a letter to the Residential Landlords’ Association...




Survey reveals rise in tenant satisfaction within the private rented sector

Survey reveals rise in tenant satisfaction within the private rented sector

A report commissioned by Paragon Mortgages shows that 80% of UK tenants within the private rented sector are satisfied with their current landlord and 87% view their rented property as a home rather than...




Nearly half of tenants experience property maintenance issues

Nearly half of tenants experience property maintenance issues

Research by property website easyroommate shows that almost 50% of private tenants have experienced property maintenance issues with their agents or landlords. This is backed up by figures from the tenancy deposit scheme mydeposits...




Dramatic rise in private sector rent arrears

Dramatic rise in private sector rent arrears

Figures from Your Move and Reeds Rains show that 74,000 private sector tenants now owe more than two months’ rent. This represents an increase of 4.4% compared to three months ago and is 7.2%...