Tagged: tenancies

Landlords may struggle to secure finance

Landlords may struggle to secure finance

New research has found that despite the availability of 900 buy-to-let products, lack of finance is hindering almost a quarter of landlords in the UK. Research by online letting agent Property Let By Us...




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...




Communicating with tenants the key to avoiding formal disputes

Communicating with tenants the key to avoiding formal disputes

In the last year 30.1% of notified deposit disputes didn’t proceed to a formal Alternative Dispute Resolution adjudication by the scheme MyDeposits which has been partly attributed to them asking landlords and tenants to communicate first....




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...




Agents improving their management of repairs

Agents improving their management of repairs

A survey undertaken by repair service Fixflo and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) suggests improvements in repair management by agents. The results show that of the three repairs per year that a...




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...




Threat of jail for housing illegal immigrants

Threat of jail for housing illegal immigrants

The government has announced a series of measures to tackle illegal immigration. They will be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill that will require landlords to check the immigration status of prospective tenants. Landlords...




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...