Tagged: tenants

One-in-five landlords plan portfolio expansion

One-in-five landlords plan portfolio expansion

One-in-five landlords plan to purchase an additional property over the next 12 months while becoming increasingly reliant on rental income, according to a study by BM Solutions. The survey of over 700 landlords found...




Private renting’s hidden costs revealed

Private renting’s hidden costs revealed

The hidden costs of renting private accommodation in Northern Ireland have been revealed in an undercover survey carried out by the Housing Rights Service (HRS). Mystery shoppers conducted a survey of 40 lettings agents...




Rental services firm offered ministers free immigrant check service

Rental services firm offered ministers free immigrant check service

A tenancy referencing firm approached the Government three years ago and offered an immigrants’ checking service which would have cost taxpayers nothing. However, the offer was turned down flat. It has emerged that in...




Just one in a hundred deposits ends in formal dispute

Just one in a hundred deposits ends in formal dispute

The ratio of deposit disputes in England & Wales is just over 1% according to official figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government. The Government figures show that of the seven...




Full impact of housing benefit reforms in private rented sector ‘still to happen’ – report

Full impact of housing benefit reforms in private rented sector ‘still to happen’ – report

The impact of housing benefit reform on tenants living in the private rented sector has been “geographically limited” but London has been hardest hit, according to research published today by the Department for Work...




Ex-housing minister in fresh bid to regulate letting agents

Ex-housing minister in fresh bid to regulate letting agents

A former Labour housing minister is due to introduce a ten minute rule motion in the Commons today proposing the mandatory licensing of letting and managing agents.




Movement on regulation of letting agents

Movement on regulation of letting agents

The debate on regulating the lettings industry has been at the forefront this year, and this month the Government finally seems to be listening to what is being called for from the industry. In...




Tenants stay longer in properties – ARLA

Tenants stay longer in properties – ARLA

Tenants in private rented homes are now staying put in the same property for an average period of 20 months. According to research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the figure is...




When it comes to student accommodation, UK landlords need to raise their game

When it comes to student accommodation, UK landlords need to raise their game

Ben Hall – managing director of Loft Interiors and www.Student-furniture.co.uk – discusses the shift in attitudes towards student accommodation and urges landlords to respond to the trend for staying in halls of residence throughout...