Tagged: tenants

Full impact of housing benefit reforms in private rented sector ‘still to happen’ – report

Full impact of housing benefit reforms in private rented sector ‘still to happen’ – report

The impact of housing benefit reform on tenants living in the private rented sector has been “geographically limited” but London has been hardest hit, according to research published today by the Department for Work...




Ex-housing minister in fresh bid to regulate letting agents

Ex-housing minister in fresh bid to regulate letting agents

A former Labour housing minister is due to introduce a ten minute rule motion in the Commons today proposing the mandatory licensing of letting and managing agents.




Movement on regulation of letting agents

Movement on regulation of letting agents

The debate on regulating the lettings industry has been at the forefront this year, and this month the Government finally seems to be listening to what is being called for from the industry. In...




Tenants stay longer in properties – ARLA

Tenants stay longer in properties – ARLA

Tenants in private rented homes are now staying put in the same property for an average period of 20 months. According to research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the figure is...




When it comes to student accommodation, UK landlords need to raise their game

When it comes to student accommodation, UK landlords need to raise their game

Ben Hall – managing director of Loft Interiors and www.Student-furniture.co.uk – discusses the shift in attitudes towards student accommodation and urges landlords to respond to the trend for staying in halls of residence throughout...




We will fight on for letting agents’ regulation, declares ARLA

We will fight on for letting agents’ regulation, declares ARLA

ARLA has made it clear it will fight on for the full regulation of letting agents. Ian Potter, ARLA’s managing director, gave a politely muted welcome to this week’s last-minute amendment by the Government...




One in three unable to pay rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their job

One in three unable to pay rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their job

A new YouGov survey of 2,000 working adults for Shelter suggests that 35 per cent of people do not have enough savings to cover their mortgage or rent for more than a month if...




New referencing service launches where the tenant pays

New referencing service launches where the tenant pays

A new tenancy referencing scheme has been launched in Scotland – where it is illegal for letting agents to charge fees – whereby tenants pay, and agents get referral fees. The scheme, which also...




March Madness – Fees and Transparency

March Madness – Fees and Transparency

They say March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb …. well the weather most certainly has not, but for lettingsthe lion definitely came before the lamb this March.  At the start of...