Tagged: tenants

Private rented sector still most common way to solve homelessness, figures show

Private rented sector still most common way to solve homelessness, figures show

Less use was made of landlord incentive schemes to get people at risk of homelessness into private rented accommodation last year, but it was still the most common solution, official figures released today show....




Buy-to-let yields strongest in North, Midlands and Wales

Buy-to-let yields strongest in North, Midlands and Wales

Analysis from the UK’s largest lettings agency Countrywide shows that the highest buy-to-let yields in July were achieved in Wales at 6.6%, Midlands at 6.5% and North at 6.4%. The average yield across the...




Housing minister Prisk ‘urgently exploring’ new legislation post-Superstrike

Housing minister Prisk ‘urgently exploring’ new legislation post-Superstrike

The Government is “urgently exploring whether new legislation is required” following the Superstrike case. Housing minister Mark Prisk has made the revelation in a letter to the Residential Landlords Association.




Registered Emails & Electronic Signatures

Registered Emails & Electronic Signatures

RentPro has partnered with Mailsoft Solutions to provide you with their registered email and electronic signature service which gives you the ability to create an authenticated legal, audit trail directly from RentPro. The registered...




No win, no fee ambulance chasers target tenancy deposit ‘victims’

No win, no fee ambulance chasers target tenancy deposit ‘victims’

Letting agents and landlords are being warned of an increasing number of ‘ambulance chasers’ seeking ‘no win, no fee’ tenancy deposit claims. The warning comes after a growing number of information requests to tenancy...




Government Review Recommends Longer Private Tenancies

Government Review Recommends Longer Private Tenancies

Select Committee Inquiry into the UK Private Rented Housing Sector July 2013 The (DCLG) Communities and Local Government Committee last year (2012) decided to conduct an inquiry into the private rented housing sector. The Committee...




Buy-to-let landlords shun benefits tenants

Buy-to-let landlords shun benefits tenants

The proportion of landlords renting to tenants on benefits has dropped from 34pc to 27pc as welfare reforms began to kick in. The number of landlords renting to tenants on benefits has dropped sharply,...




First deal announced under UK Build to Rent scheme

First deal announced under UK Build to Rent scheme

UK Housing Minister Mark Prisk has today (Thursday 24 July) announced the first deal under the government’s £1 billion Build to Rent scheme. A Southampton quayside development is the first to benefit from the...




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...