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Call for tax relief to solve rental shortage

Call for tax relief to solve rental shortage

UK-WIDE tenant eviction and referencing firm, Landlord Assist, is calling for the Government to offer greater tax incentives to landlords to stimulate investment in private rented homes and help solve the current housing shortage....




Average UK rent at £745.97 per month

Average UK rent at £745.97 per month

The average rent in the UK is £745.97 and 63% of tenants reported that their rent remained the same as this time last year, research from the National Landlord Association reveals. The research also...




Firm backing for a new law on squatters…

Firm backing for a new law on squatters…

LANDLORD Assist, the nationwide tenant eviction and rent collection firm, is backing plans to make squatting in residential properties a criminal offence. At present, squatters are allowed to enter an empty property if it...




Rents: where is the affordability ceiling?

Rents: where is the affordability ceiling?

Around one in three (30%) tenants is spending more than 50% of their take-home pay (i.e. after tax and other deductions) on rent according Rightmove’s latest Consumer Confidence Survey. The survey of 6,913 existing...




Residential landlords in the UK are experiencing a very stable period

Residential landlords in the UK are experiencing a very stable period

Residential property rents in the UK are showing small monthly rises in some areas and small falls in others, according to the latest analysis of the market from consultants Designs on Property. It says...




Landlords Considering Student Rentals

Landlords Considering Student Rentals

Letting out a property to students can be a particularly lucrative area of the rental market to get into and, with students on the increase, it’s definitely worth thinking about. If you are considering...




Rents rising as demand strengthens

Rents rising as demand strengthens

Tenant demand continued to exceed new instructions driving raising rents further in the three months to April, research from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors reveal. Around 13% more chartered surveyors reported rent rises...




Private tenants paying the highest energy bills

Private tenants paying the highest energy bills

Private tenants across England are paying higher energy bills than home owners, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has said. In a new report into how dwelling types and lifestyles can affect energy expenditure,...