In most cases, a tenant needs their landlord’s consent before they can sublet their home, otherwise they risk breaking the term of their tenancy agreement and on that basis, a private landlord can take action to evict their tenant.
The BBC says Right To Rent legislation is fuelling a burgeoning market in fake IDs – in some cases creating access to property to the illegal migrants that it was supposed to identify and prevent.
Average rents in the UK increased by 1.1% in the 12 months to September 2017, driven by growth in the south of the country although they were unchanged in Greater London, the only area not to see a rise.
Almost a third of renters in the UK do not have a life-saving carbon monoxide alarm in their property, with four in five unaware that it is their responsibility – and not their landlord’s or agent’s – to provide one.
One of England and Wales’ biggest deposit schemes has admitted it can go on earning interest on money left unclaimed in its custodial pots.
Almost half of landlords in the UK would refuse to let to a new tenant with a poor credit score despite in depth credit checks not forming a part of the usual application process.
Rents in the UK rose by an average of 2.1 per cent during September according to HomeLet.
A strong majority of tenants admit that they have broken tenancy rules in at least one significant way.
Rents outside of London have dropped by 0.2 per cent in the third quarter of this year according to new data from Rightmove.
Fresh data from rental accommodation platform Spotahome has revealed that London Bridge is the most searched for area for mid to long-term rentals in London.
Almost a quarter of households in Britain will be renting privately by the end of 2021 as rising house prices and stagnant wages put homeownership out of the reach of a growing number of people.
Rents are falling near Crossrail 2 stations as City Hall and the Department for Transport tussle over funding the £31bn project, Landbay research has found.
Renters are paying more than double what home owners pay in mortgage interest, underlying the need for more rental stock, Savills claims.
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, yesterday pledged to offer private sector tenants’ greater rights by making it compulsory for private landlords to sign up to an ombudsman redress scheme – and that there will be a consultation on a new housing court.
A new survey by a property insurance firm suggests more than half of private rental sector tenants have remained in the same property for at least five years – defying the popular belief outside the sector that tenants have to move frequently.
People who earn an average wage in the UK risk being priced out of the rental housing market due to unrealistic income expectations harboured by landlords, it is claimed.
Luton, Colchester and Manchester are the best buy to let locations in Britain when it comes to yields, rental growth and capital gains, according to the latest quarterly research.
A recovery in tenant demand saw average rents in England and Wales hit £904 last month, Your Move claims.
Average earners in the UK risk being priced out of the rental market.
Private student rent has remained at an average of £100 to £119 a week for the second year running, according to a new report carried out on student accommodation.