Tagged: arrears

Private rents rising faster than house prices

Private rents rising faster than house prices

For the first time in nearly two years private rents are rising faster than house prices. As rents become less affordable the proportion of people in arrears rose to 8.7% in June from 7.6%...




Landlords disappointed at vote on revenge evictions

Landlords disappointed at vote on revenge evictions

Amendments aimed at combatting so-called retaliatory evictions have been passed in the House of Lords’ meaning they are almost certain to become law in the spring. The news has been met with consternation by...




Scotland: Flexibility is key for tenancy reform

Scotland: Flexibility is key for tenancy reform

The consultation period for the Scottish Government’s proposals for a new tenancy for the private rented sector ends on 28 December. Peter Robson, non-executive chair of Weslo Housing Management, views the proposal for a new...




Winter is setting in but no freeze on rent or tenant demand

Winter is setting in but no freeze on rent or tenant demand

This month there have been many stories in the press about the positivity of the private rented sector.  At the beginning of the month it was reported that tenants have rebuilt their financial position, with...




Call for landlords to lobby MPs over nightmare tenants

Call for landlords to lobby MPs over nightmare tenants

The Residential Landlords Association is calling on Landlords to lobby MPs to tell them about nightmare tenants. This is part of a plan to debunk what it calls the myth of revenge evictions. Liberal...




Tenants rebuilding their financial position

Tenants rebuilding their financial position

According to LSL Property Services, tenants have rebuilt their financial position, with the total number facing serious rental arrears falling by a significant nine per cent over the last 12 months.  This means an...




Landlords dispute Shelter’s claims regarding revenge evictions

Landlords dispute Shelter’s claims regarding revenge evictions

According to the Residential Landlords Association, the number of private sector tenants evicted has fallen over the past year. According to the most recent English Housing Survey just 7% of tenants that have moved...




Is the ‘revenge evictions’ bill needed?

Is the ‘revenge evictions’ bill needed?

There are growing concerns that a government-backed Private Members’ Bill which attempts to outlaw so-called ‘revenge evictions’ is not required. The aim of such a law is to prevent landlords evicting tenants who have...




Landlords unaware of agents’ professional credentials

Landlords unaware of agents’ professional credentials

The latest annual survey from the Property Academy shows that 55 per cent of landlords who use letting agencies are unaware if their agents belong to any professional body. The same survey also highlighted...




Landlords fail to research prior to investing

Landlords fail to research prior to investing

Research conduced by Platinum Property Partners shows that many buy-to-let investors carry out no or little research before making property purchases. Such news is surprising given that the value of the average property portfolio...