Tagged: tenants

Former coalition minister slams govt’s landlord immigration plans

Former coalition minister slams govt’s landlord immigration plans

An MP and former minister has branded plans forcing landlords to verify their tenant’s immigration status ‘unworkable’. Former minister for children and families and Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather told The Guardian expecting private individuals to...




Rise in severe rental arrears give private residential landlords a tough time

Rise in severe rental arrears give private residential landlords a tough time

The number of private sector tenants in England and Wales with severe rental arrears has increased by 3.3% on a quarterly basis despite wider improvements in tenant finance, according to the latest research. The...




June update on the Private Rented Sector

June update on the Private Rented Sector

Longer tenancies, the potential consequences for the industry of the Superstrike vs Rodrigues case, and of course Shelters launch of its campaign to ban agent fees to tenants.




Shelter confirms it wants change in law to stop agent fees to tenants

Shelter confirms it wants change in law to stop agent fees to tenants

When agent David Baker wrote to Shelter over its campaign to end letting agent fees charged to tenants, he was not expecting a response. However, he got one. And the response confirms that Shelter...




Deposit schemes unite to take legal advice after Superstrike case

Deposit schemes unite to take legal advice after Superstrike case

The latest Court of Appeal ruling could mean that new tenancies have to be created monthly, and tenants’ deposits re-protected every time. It could also mean that deposits which the law now – but...




Landlords still looking to buy

Landlords still looking to buy

Landlords remain keen to buy despite softening tenant demand, research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents has revealed. The research found that Landlord investment in residential property has increased significantly over the past...




Shelter bids to get letting agent fees banned by law in England

Shelter bids to get letting agent fees banned by law in England

Shelter has launched its widely-expected campaign to get all letting agent fees charged to tenants banned throughout England. The lobbying organisation wants the practice outlawed by MPs, and in future only landlords charged. The...




Pressure on lenders to cut rental restrictions

Pressure on lenders to cut rental restrictions

David Lawrenson, of private rental consultants www.LettingFocus.com, celebrates a victory after the London Assembly accepts his firm’s evidence on the private rented sector and will be used as a key recommendation. The London Assembly...




It’s boom time for buy-to-let, so here’s your homework

It’s boom time for buy-to-let, so here’s your homework

The buy-to-let sector is booming with landlords tempted by lower house prices, rising rents and improved mortgage deals. Homeowners can no longer rely on house prices rising steeply, but with rental yields on the...




One-in-five landlords plan portfolio expansion

One-in-five landlords plan portfolio expansion

One-in-five landlords plan to purchase an additional property over the next 12 months while becoming increasingly reliant on rental income, according to a study by BM Solutions. The survey of over 700 landlords found...