Tagged: tenancies

Tories criticise Ed Miliband’s ‘vacuous’ housing benefit reforms

Tories criticise Ed Miliband’s ‘vacuous’ housing benefit reforms

As Miliband urges subsidisation of housebuilding rather than rent, experts say his plan will not generate savings for years. Ed Miliband‘s plans to target the housing benefit bill with a new three-year cap on welfare spending will take...




Shelter report into private rented sector tenancies accused of ‘scaremongering’

Shelter report into private rented sector tenancies accused of ‘scaremongering’

A body that represents nearly 17,000 private sector landlords has accused the housing charity Shelter of “scaremongering” in a report published today.




Tenants stay longer in properties – ARLA

Tenants stay longer in properties – ARLA

Tenants in private rented homes are now staying put in the same property for an average period of 20 months. According to research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the figure is...




Tenancy Deposit Scheme for Northern Ireland

Tenancy Deposit Scheme for Northern Ireland

Tenancy Deposits from 1st April 2013 must be protected in a tenancy deposit scheme What is a tenancy deposit? A tenancy deposit is a sum of money which a landlord may ask a tenant...




Shelter’s 5-year tenancies – what other research says

Shelter’s 5-year tenancies – what other research says

Housing charity Shelter is stirring up a fuss in the private rental sector with a call for five-year tenancies for buy to let properties. At the nub of the debate is Shelter wants more...




Longer-term tenancies make for a better private rented sector

Longer-term tenancies make for a better private rented sector

The option to avail of a long-term tenancy should be made available particularly for families The private rented sector (PRS) is in the news regularly these days, partly because of its growing size and partly thanks to rising...




Tenant demand set to increase further in 2012

Tenant demand set to increase further in 2012

We should look to 2012 with optimism as it is sure to bring further opportunities Research by specialist buy-to-let lender, Paragon Group, has revealed that landlords are expecting tenant demand to continue to remain...