Fraudsters are posing as landlords in the UK and asking tenants for considerable sums of cash to view a property which is advertised to rent at very affordable price, it is claimed.
More than half of those who bought, sold or rented a home in the last five years in Britain had issues with their estate or letting agent, new research has found.
The Treasury has confirmed that the ban on credit card surcharges which came into effect in recent days does apply to letting agencies that have so-called ‘plastic transactions’ with individual landlords and tenants.
Residential rents in the UK increased by an average of 2.4% last year, an increase from 1.8% in 2016, taking the average rent to £960 per month, the latest index shows.
In an unusual move the government has today, Sunday, announced that it wants tenants to have the right to take legal action if their private rental property is in poor condition.
The latest Property & Homemover Report, released by marketing consultancy TwentyCi, has shown a sharp rise in the number of rental properties on offer in the UK’s largest cities.
Tenants are spending an increasing proportion of their earnings on rent, new figures have revealed.
Earlier this week, the Liberal Democrat’s Work and Pensions spokesperson, Stephen Lloyd, warned that the government needed to introduce default payments to landlords in order to protect them against tenants receiving the housing element of the all-in-one benefit that fail to pay rent on time.
Landlords in England are being urged to continue planning for the letting fees ban even although it has been confirmed it won’t be introduced until 2019.
In most cases, a tenant needs their landlord’s consent before they can sublet their home, and yet some tenants seem to ignore the rules.
The average asking rent across the UK – excluding London – rose by just 0.7 per cent in 2017 according to figures released this morning by Rightmove.
Research carried out by estate agent Jackson-Stops has revealed that Luton is London’s number one commuter town.
Tenants in parts of the UK are concerned about their rents rising in 2018 with those living in London and Scotland most worried about, new research shows.
The government has started tweeting that it is to ban letting agents’ fees in England – but still isn’t revealing when the measure will take effect.
Commuters in almost half of London’s most popular commuter towns face a greater overall financial burden from growing rents than from train fares.
Uncertainties over Brexit will continue to hit property investor sentiment in prime central London (PCL), according to a leading letting agent.
Luton in Bedfordshire is the best place to commute to London based on factors including house prices and journey time, analysis from Jackson-Stops has revealed.
The government has announced new minimum space requirements for private lettings in a bid to reduce problems of overcrowding.
On average rents in England increased by just £3 a month in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, the latest national index shows.
The London private sector rental market proved to be resilient in 2017 and despite a year of economic and political uncertainties demand from tenants remained strong, research suggests.