Renting for an entire lifetime will cost you £1m more than purchasing your own home, new home builder Strata has found.
Renting out a property to a family is less hassle for landlords in the UK as they take up the least amount of time in terms of property management, a new survey shows.
New guidance for landlords in the UK have been published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government with the aim of stamping out overcrowded lets.
Aspiring first time buyers would have lower monthly outgoings if they bought a property rather than renting one as average monthly rental prices surpass average mortgage repayments in every region of the UK.
Landlords in Norfolk claim that they are owed thousands in unpaid rent while tenant deposits were left unprotected by a local letting agency that has gone bust.
Many people in Britain not looking to buy a property simply don’t want the financial commitment that comes with owning a home, new research has found.
Landlords exiting the market because of tax and red tape have led to “an acute shortage of available properties to rent” across the country.
Two million tenants across the UK could be hit with rent rises in 2018 as 40% of landlords are planning to increase what they charge in the private rented sector, new research suggests.
It is well known that more tenants in the UK’s private rented sector would like to be able to keep pets in rented homes but landlords who do so need to be cautious, it is suggested.
In almost half – 16 – of the 33 London boroughs, rent on a two-bedroom flat increased by more than 30% over the corresponding period, while, across England, rents rose 18.2% to £650 per calendar month.
Young people, particularly students, are increasingly required to provide guarantors when they rent a property, ensuring that if they default on the rent, landlords can pursue the guarantor for the unpaid sum.
An electrical testing equipment firm and an MP are setting up a national campaign to demand new laws on appliance testing in rental properties.
A cross-party group of MPs, landlords and immigration lawyers are challenging the Right to Rent immigration policy in the High Court.
Rental growth in England (excluding London) fell to 1.18% in the year to May 2018, the smallest annual increase in five years, the latest Landbay Rental Index has found.
A third runway at Heathrow could lead to more buy-to-let business in that market surrounding Heathrow in Hounslow and Hillingdon, Adam Male, director of lettings at Urban.co.uk has predicted.
Rents for a typical two bedroom flat in London have increased by almost 26% to £1,500 per month on average since 2011 and this high level is here to stay, new research suggests.
Two million tenants will this year be hit with rent rises totalling a combined £46m a month according to an online lettings agency.
Figures from the Home Office show that as of the end of March, a total of 405 fines for non-compliance with the Right to Rent scheme have been issued.
A Build To Rent company that scrapped deposits for tenants a year ago says it has saved renters almost £3m in that period.
Councillors in England are calling on the Government to invest more in low cost rented homes as a poll reveals it is one of their top priorities.