The government is being urged by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) to do more to enforce compulsory fee disclosure.
Letting agents will compensate for potential losses resulting from a future ban on letting agent fees paid by tenants by increasing rents, it has been claimed.
Rogue landlords receive in the region of £2.5bn a year for renting out ‘non-decent’ properties, which includes homes that are unsafe, do not meet basic health and safety standards, in serious disrepair and infested with vermin, according to the Independent.
The landlord was prosecuted by Sheffield City Council after telling a tenant to move out and then removing and changing locks to the rental property just days later.
Your Move says a shrinking supply of properties, in part created by government measures against the lettings sector, has led to rent rises.
Political uncertainty across the UK and increased restrictions on buy to let are leading many landlords to raise rents and review their portfolios, according to a lender.
The Tenancy Deposit Scheme has launched a new guide for agents, landlords and tenants on how to make concluding a lease easier – and it’s arrived just in time for the busiest day of the year.
The Bank of Mum and Dad has long been an active lender in helping offspring buy their homes – but a new report out today says it is also playing a pivotal role in the rental market.
Private landlords faced with significantly higher costs, as a result of recent tax changes, are being left with little alternative but to pass on at least some of the costs to tenants or exit the buy-to-let market altogether
An increasing number of rental properties in London are being used for short-term holiday lets using websites such as Airbnb and are no longer available for long-term renting.
The average UK private rental tenancy is now 20 months, almost a fifth longer than in 2014 according to research from Your Move.
Buy-to-let landlords allowing illegal immigrants to live in their properties may face jail after hundreds of people suspected of not having the rights to live in the UK were arrested during a national enforcement operation across Britain.
A significant number of private landlords are planning to increase rents to help cope with changes to the way they are taxed, new research has suggested.
As the buy-to-let industry has grown, so too have the many rules and regulations involved with letting a property.
Rent payments should be included when calculating credit scores to support tenants wanting to buy a home of their own.
Average rents continued to fall across many parts of London in the second quarter of 2017 although demand for rental properties increased.
There has been a significant drop in the number of homes available to rent over the past 12 months, according to new figures released today.
In what is a welcome change to the landlord bashing articles often featured in the media, the Liverpool Echo has published a story showing the flip side of the coin.
A run of eight consecutive months of falling rents in London came to an end last month, according to Countrywide.
The Residential Landlords’ Association, which last autumn published important statistics on the spread of short lets within London, is now looking to update its research on the subject.