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Report unveils what students most desire from their private rental accommodation

Report unveils what students most desire from their private rental accommodation

According to The Mistoria Group, leading investment specialists in student property, the vast majority of students want to live in high quality, shared accommodation, with good internet access and affordable bills.  If landlords and investors...




All rental homes soon to require carbon monoxide detectors

All rental homes soon to require carbon monoxide detectors

A private member’s bill which would make it a legal requirement to install a functioning carbon monoxide detector in every rental and new build property has had its second reading in the House of...




Official code on lettings published

Official code on lettings published

Endorsed and commissioned by the UK Government, a new code has been published for the private rented sector. While parts of the code relate to mandatory legislation, most of the code sets out a...




Housing minister to unveil new code for the private rented sector

Housing minister to unveil new code for the private rented sector

The UK housing minister, Brandon Lewis, will today unveil a new code for the private rented sector designed to provide guidance on how to achieve high standards. Aimed particularly at new and inexperienced landlords,...




Renewed call for smoke alarms to be fitted in all private rented sector properties

Renewed call for smoke alarms to be fitted in all private rented sector properties

Nick Raynsford, the Labour MP for Woolwich and Greenwich, and former housing minister, has repeated his call for smoke alarms to be installed in all PRS homes. The call comes after a smoke alarm...




The Gas Safety Trust calls for landlords to be subjected to more stringent gas safety checks

The Gas Safety Trust calls for landlords to be subjected to more stringent gas safety checks

Research by The Gas Safety Trust revealed that the private rented sector was responsible for the highest number of carbon monoxide (CO) incidents, and has recommended  that landlords should be required  to install CO...




Over half of tenants have experienced issues with agents and landlords

Over half of tenants have experienced issues with agents and landlords

A new study from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has found that almost two-thirds of renters do not check if their letting agent or landlord is licenced. This simply isn’t a consideration...




Ministers urged to make Client Money Protection a legal requirement

Ministers urged to make Client Money Protection a legal requirement

SAFEagent has called on the government to make Client Monday Protection a legal requirement within the Consumer Rights Bill currently going through the Lords. Currently, no recompense is available if an agent if not...




Green Deal shambles could result in empty properties

Green Deal shambles could result in empty properties

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has called for an extension to the deadline for rented properties to reach minimum energy efficiency standards after the difficulties experienced in introducing Green Deal finance into the sector....




West Midlands announced as pilot area for immigration checks

West Midlands announced as pilot area for immigration checks

The government has announced that the pilot area for landlords and agents to conduct immigration checks on migrant tenants will be the West Midlands, with Wolverhampton and Birmingham being the core centres of the...