Tagged: tenants

One in three unable to pay rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their job

One in three unable to pay rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their job

A new YouGov survey of 2,000 working adults for Shelter suggests that 35 per cent of people do not have enough savings to cover their mortgage or rent for more than a month if...




New referencing service launches where the tenant pays

New referencing service launches where the tenant pays

A new tenancy referencing scheme has been launched in Scotland – where it is illegal for letting agents to charge fees – whereby tenants pay, and agents get referral fees. The scheme, which also...




March Madness – Fees and Transparency

March Madness – Fees and Transparency

They say March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb …. well the weather most certainly has not, but for lettingsthe lion definitely came before the lamb this March.  At the start of...




Arrears and void periods fall – NLA

Arrears and void periods fall – NLA

Void periods in the private rental sector have fallen to their lowest average level in over a year according to research from the National Landlords Association (NLA).




London’s renters need protection from greedy agents and rogue landlords

London’s renters need protection from greedy agents and rogue landlords

Four in 10 London households will be renting by 2020, a new forecast shows. Among the findings of a select committee of MPs, the Government has just been told that London’s “Generation Rent” is...




Furnished or unfurnished: Which is best?

Furnished or unfurnished: Which is best?

A big question for many landlords is whether to let furnished or unfurnished? Whether a property is furnished can decide the type of tenant, throw up different types of problems for landlords and bring...




Most tenancies end dispute free reveals My|Deposits

Most tenancies end dispute free reveals My|Deposits

Findings from my|deposits reveal that the majority of tenancies end without any issues over the return of the tenant’s deposit. Last year approximately 99% of my|deposits members returned their tenant’s deposits either in full (60%),...




Landlord are Key Market for Green Deal

Landlord are Key Market for Green Deal

Landlords are key market for ECO stallers under Green Deal, experts say: — Energy Saving Trust research shows high private rented sector demand for green measures upgrades — — Solid wall insulation is key...




Clampdown on Scottish agents having huge effect on industry

Clampdown on Scottish agents having huge effect on industry

A senior figure in the Scottish lettings industry has warned his colleagues in England what they might have to expect if there is blanket licensing, and lettings agents fees are banned.