Tagged: tenancies

Residential Landlords Association criticises licensing schemes

Residential Landlords Association criticises licensing schemes

The Residential Landlords Association has criticised local authorities that charge landlords for licences solely to collect information on the number of landlords in an area, claiming that such licensing schemes were “without reason”. It...




Claims made that buy-to-let becoming too complex

Claims made that buy-to-let becoming too complex

According to Your Move and Reeds Rains, the results of a recent survey demonstrate that the government’s reduction of mortgage tax relief on buy-to-let properties is a major factor causing 50% of landlords to...




Buy to let mortgage lending still performing well in UK housing market

Buy to let mortgage lending still performing well in UK housing market

The latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders shows that lending to first time buyers in the UK increased month on month and on an annual basis in September. Home owner remortgage activity...




Annual rent rises in London and the rest of the UK widens

Annual rent rises in London and the rest of the UK widens

According to data from the HomeLet Rental Index, rents were up 7.5% year on year in London and 3.5% in the rest of the UK in the third quarter of the year.  On average...




Confusion reigns over Right to Rent requirements

Confusion reigns over Right to Rent requirements

Home Office guidance relating to Right to Rent checks does not appear to explicitly state when such checks must be made. Some industry insiders are currently interpreting the requirements as the check must be...




Annual rent growth stagnating in Scotland

Annual rent growth stagnating in Scotland

Scottish rents have grown by just 1.7% in the past year – less than a third of the rate experienced in the rest of Britain. These figures are included in the latest Scotland Buy-to-Let...




RLA calls on councils to drop licensing schemes

RLA calls on councils to drop licensing schemes

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has called on councils to drop licensing schemes in light of the government’s new Housing and Planning Bill which makes clear that local authorities can use council tax registration...




Scottish Bill confirms rent controls and abolition of ‘no fault’ ground for possession

Scottish Bill confirms rent controls and abolition of ‘no fault’ ground for possession

A new Bill which will introduce rent controls and abolish the ‘no fault’ ground for repossession has been published by the Scottish Government. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill will mean, if passed, that...




Survey reveals rise in tenant satisfaction within the private rented sector

Survey reveals rise in tenant satisfaction within the private rented sector

A report commissioned by Paragon Mortgages shows that 80% of UK tenants within the private rented sector are satisfied with their current landlord and 87% view their rented property as a home rather than...