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New guidance issued for residential lettings agents and landlords in UK

New guidance issued for residential lettings agents and landlords in UK

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a comprehensive guide for lettings professionals in the UK to help improve their understanding of, and compliance with, consumer protection law. The CMA said it has...




Majority of UK landlords reject tenants on benefits, new research shows

Majority of UK landlords reject tenants on benefits, new research shows

New research shows that just 18% of landlords in the UK are  happy to let to tenants whose rent is paid by local authorities. The study, conducted by the Online Letting Agents, also reveals that...




Extension to cooling-off period for agency contracts

Extension to cooling-off period for agency contracts

Updates to the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations come into force tomorrow. The major change to these regulations is that the cancellation, or ‘cooling-off’ period for all service contracts will be...




Supply gap opening up in private rental sector

Supply gap opening up in private rental sector

ARLA has reported that some tenants may now face increased competition for properties as supply in the private rented sector dwindles. The reasoning behind this warning is that more landlords are selling up, while...




PRS to come under the spotlight in Scotland

PRS to come under the spotlight in Scotland

Tomorrow the future of Scotland’s private rented sector will come under the spotlight  as politicians, key stakeholders, academics and housing sector representatives gather in Edinburgh. Key topics will include how to create a more...




New guide launched in UK for private rented sector tenants

New guide launched in UK for private rented sector tenants

UK Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has launched a new How to Rent guide for private rented sector tenants in the country as part of a wider crackdown on rogue landlords, and is part of the...




Demand for student accommodation exploding

Demand for student accommodation exploding

A new report by The Mistoria Group reveals an explosion in demand for student accommodation – particularly in the North West of England. The percentage of the population going to university has increased dramatically...




NLA argues against compulsory licensing

NLA argues against compulsory licensing

The National Landlords Association has argued against compulsory licensing of landlords. Arguing that landlords provide a vital lifeline to councils struggling to meet housing demands in their area, the NLA warns against additional bureaucracy....




Labour rent policy will leave tenants more out of pocket, says NLA

Labour rent policy will leave tenants more out of pocket, says NLA

The National Landlords Association fears that a proposed system of annual indexation of private rents by Labour will encourage and legitimise escalation of private rental values. In the last year most landlords have not...




Councils seeking to introduce licensing schemes despite similar schemes running into legal difficulties

Councils seeking to introduce licensing schemes despite similar schemes running into legal difficulties

Evidence is growing that more councils are seeking to introduce licensing schemes for private sector landlords despite the proponents of similar schemes running into legal difficulties. Oldham MBC last week launched a consultation into...