Tagged: tenants

Government’s stance on landlord licensing schemes to be put to the test

Government’s stance on landlord licensing schemes to be put to the test

Redbridge London Borough Council has submitted a request for all of its private rented properties to be licensed. This will test the government’s apparent opposition to council-wide landlord licensing schemes having previously announced that...




Birmingham best buy-to-let area in UK

Birmingham best buy-to-let area in UK

Data collected by peer-to-peer lending platform LendInvest shows that Birmingham tops the best postcodes for buy-to-let in the UK, with landlords in the area benefiting from the UK’s best rental yields. The rental yield...




Tenants hit by rent increases

Tenants hit by rent increases

Research by Ocean Finance found that 60% of tenants claim that their rent has been increased at the end of their tenancy. The average such increase was £84 per month. 13% of tenants also...




Clock ticking on deposit protection deadline

Clock ticking on deposit protection deadline

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) has issued a reminder to landlord and letting agents that they have less than three weeks to protect tenancy deposits using one of three government-approved schemes. A change to...




TPO Scotland officially launched

TPO Scotland officially launched

To officially mark the launch of TPO Scotland, The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme has unveiled two new versions of its Code of Practice for sales and lettings agents operating in Scotland. Christopher Hamer, the...




SAFEagent Awareness Week

SAFEagent Awareness Week

SAFEagent awareness week begins today.  Now in its fourth year they have over 3,000 lettings agents across the UK participating in the annual initiative, aimed at raising consumer awareness of the importance of choosing an...




Simple way to catch criminal landlords highlighted by RLA

Simple way to catch criminal landlords highlighted by RLA

The Residential Landlords Association has suggested that council tax forms, which occupants are legally obliged to complete when they move into a new property, should be amended to require that the tenure of a...




66% of students experienced problems with the way their property is managed

66% of students experienced problems with the way their property is managed

A new report, What Students Seek, compiled by Glide Utilities found that while three quarters of students are satisfied with their shared accommodation, this figure has been in slow decline year-on-year with 66% of...




Industry welcomes new proposals for UK landlords

Industry welcomes new proposals for UK landlords

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has welcomed new proposals concerning immigration that will impact the country’s private rented sector. They include powers for councils to crack down on unscrupulous landlords, allowing landlords to evict...