Tagged: tenancies

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%...




Tax break cuts could force 1 in 5 landlords out of business

Tax break cuts could force 1 in 5 landlords out of business

The Annual Landlord Report, produced by Access Legal has revealed that a fifth of landlords will be out of business in the next two years due to tax break cuts announced by the government....




New Section 21 regulations to come into effect on 1st October

New Section 21 regulations to come into effect on 1st October

Despite a hitch in drafting the legislation, the government has confirmed that its new Section 21 regulations will come into effect on 1st October. It is therefore likely, that from this date, at the...




Only 40% of rooms available for students

Only 40% of rooms available for students

New data from SpareRoom has revealed that just 40% of rooms in existing house and flat shares in the UK’s university top 25 cities are available to students, because some landlords are unwilling to...




No plans to extend letting agent fees ban to England

No plans to extend letting agent fees ban to England

Housing minister, Brandon Lewis, has confirmed that the government has no plans to extend a ban on letting agency fees to England. Although fees are already banned in Scotland, the government has stated that...




Pace of rent rises slows but for how long?

Pace of rent rises slows but for how long?

The latest findings from the HomeLet Rental Index show that the average UK rent on new tenancies increased by 1.6 per cent in the three months to August 2015, compared to a rise of 2.2...




Scottish Government launches code of practice consultation for letting agents

Scottish Government launches code of practice consultation for letting agents

A consultation period for a proposed code of practice for letting agents has been launched by the Scottish Government. Included in the proposals are requirements for letting agents to undergo training before they can...




Misinformation being spread in relation to new licensing system

Misinformation being spread in relation to new licensing system

From autumn 2015 all private landlords who rent out accommodation in Wales will be required to register with Rent Smart Wales under part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. In addition, those agents...




Transfer more evictions to High Court says Landlord Action

Transfer more evictions to High Court says Landlord Action

Highlighting delays in obtaining a County Court bailiff appointment once a possession order has been granted, Landlord Action is campaigning to enable more eviction cases to be transferred up to the High Court. The...