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81% of tenants living in the PRS are satisfied with their landlord

81% of tenants living in the PRS are satisfied with their landlord

Research commissioned by specialist buy-to-let lender, Paragon Mortgages, and carried out during the first quarter revealed that the large majority of tenants – 82 per cent – said they consider the property they rent...




Rent rises in all 12 regions of the UK

Rent rises in all 12 regions of the UK

For the third time the HomeLet Rental Index has shown rent rises in all 12 regions of the UK.  Rents agreed on new tenancies across the UK in the three months to the end of...




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...




Trading Standards adopting ‘lighter touch’ approach to new lettings agent law

Trading Standards adopting ‘lighter touch’ approach to new lettings agent law

Two weeks have now passed since the introduction of new laws that require letting agents in England to display details of all fees and charges on their websites and prominently in their offices. Failure...




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...




European court rule against VAT discount on energy improvements

European court rule against VAT discount on energy improvements

The European Court of Justice has ruled the the UK’s 5% VAT rate which applies to energy efficient improvements breaches European law and should only apply to social housing. Although the ruling has the...




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...