Tagged: Rent

40% of homes sold under Right to Buy scheme now rented privately

40% of homes sold under Right to Buy scheme now rented privately

Research performed by Inside Housing Magazine has shown that almost 40% of former homes sold at a discounted rate under the Government’s Right to Buy scheme are now being let out on the private...




PRS may prove attractive option to housing associations

PRS may prove attractive option to housing associations

Since 1980, an estimated 1.88 million council homes have been sold to tenants under the Right to Buy scheme. The government now intends to extend this scheme to housing association tenants. Although the government...




South West and Scotland lead on rent rises

South West and Scotland lead on rent rises

Rents rose faster in the South West of England and Scotland than anywhere else in the UK over the three months to July 2015, according to the latest index from HomeLet. The average rent...




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%...




Responses to second PRS reform consultation published

Responses to second PRS reform consultation published

An analyses of responses to the second consultation on a new tenancy for the private rented sector (PRS) has been published by the Scottish Government. The vast majority of responses came from campaigns such...




Britain on verge of ‘rental revolution’

Britain on verge of ‘rental revolution’

A new report to be published on Monday 3rd August suggests that Britain is on the verge of a rental revolution. The report by Addleshaw Goddard states that Build to Rent could bring in...




The effects of the Budget and future of licensing schemes

The effects of the Budget and future of licensing schemes

The start of July saw the first Budget from the Conservative Government and despite pleas to the Chancellor ‘to seize the opportunity to encourage growth in the sector by introducing changes to the tax...




Call to weed out rogue landlords

Call to weed out rogue landlords

Campaigning group, Generation Rent is calling on the the government and local authorities bring rogue landlords to justice. Following a legal battle with the Ministry of Justice to release details of landlord convictions, it...




Three quarters of buy to let properties purchased as means of investing in their family’s future

Three quarters of buy to let properties purchased as means of investing in their family’s future

According to Barclays Mortgages latest data, the buy-to-let climate is very much thriving across the UK with three quarters of UK buy-to-let homeowners choosing to purchase their property in order to invest in their family’s future,...




New tax rules will negatively impact both tenants and the economy

New tax rules will negatively impact both tenants and the economy

An opinion piece in London’s daily business newspaper, City A.M., focuses on the remarks made by the chancellor in this recent budget statement that buy-to-let landlords have a huge advantage in the market as...