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Increase in residential lets being agreed before tenants move out

Increase in residential lets being agreed before tenants move out

The number of properties being re-let before the existing tenant has moved out is on the increase. New research from Countrywide shows that in the current year 33% of all new lets were agreed...




Availability of rental properties falls

Availability of rental properties falls

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has reported a fall in the number of rental properties available to tenants during May. The supply of rental property fell by 7% from April, with only...




Landlords providing sub-standard service, claim, but majority of tenants are happy?

Landlords providing sub-standard service, claim, but majority of tenants are happy?

At the start of the month a report by the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, claimed that private landlords are providing a sub-standard service whilst “pocketing £5.6bn in rent on unsafe housing”.  This report however was...




RLA claims government discriminates against private rented sector

RLA claims government discriminates against private rented sector

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has accused the Government of discriminating against private landlords in relation to the roll out of Universal Credit. This follows the establishment of a helpline for social landlords with...




Number of BTL deals for first-time landlords soaring

Number of BTL deals for first-time landlords soaring

Moneyfacts today revealed that the number of buy-to-let deals available to first-time landlords has risen by 13%, up from 574 in April to 664 today, arguably as a result of the new pension freedoms.  Charlotte...




Deadline looms for protecting deposits

Deadline looms for protecting deposits

Landlords have until tomorrow evening 23rd of June to protect any outstanding tenancy deposits they took for tenancies commencing before that date, according to the Deregulation Act 2015 amnesty, otherwise they will be barred...




53% of North West landlords say they struggle to keep up with new laws

53% of North West landlords say they struggle to keep up with new laws

According to a report published by the rochdaleonline.co.uk website, more than half of all North West landlords say they are struggling to keep up all the regulation changes which have been coming “thick and fast”...




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...