Tagged: tenants

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...




School catchment area high on list of priorities for house hunters

School catchment area high on list of priorities for house hunters

The proximity of a property to a school ranks highly in the wish list of would be buyers and renters in the UK. In a survey conducted by online estate agents Urban, some 95%...




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...




50% increase in evictions over past 4 years

50% increase in evictions over past 4 years

According to figures published by the Ministry of Justice in August 2015, 0ver 43,000 households in rented housing in England and Wales were evicted by county court bailiffs in the 12 months to June, representing...




Average rents exceed £800 for the first time in England and Wales

Average rents exceed £800 for the first time in England and Wales

According to new data from the latest buy-to-let index from Your Move and Reeds Rains, rents in England and Wales rose by 1.9% in July to £804. This represents the fastest month on month...




Legislation on legionella has not been changed

Legislation on legionella has not been changed

It has been claimed that some letting agents in the UK are misinterpreting landlord’s responsibilities regarding legionella risks to their tenants.  According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) the legislation has not been changed and...




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...