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.
Tenants are often willing to pay more for perks that add something special to a rental property, whether it is a garden or greater storage. But what incentives do tenants find most attractive?
The introduction of a 3% stamp duty surcharge on the purchase of buy-to-let properties and the phasing out of buy-to-let mortgage interest tax relief have had a significant effect on rental property supply, according to the Residential Landlords Association (RLA).
Data from Your Move’s England and Wales Rental Tracker shows that the number of tenants in arrears increased for the fourth consecutive month in April.
This week marks a major milestone in Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s efforts to crack down on the capital’s rogue letting agents and landlords.
The Property Ombudsman has issued its annual report for 2017 and it makes grim reading for the rental sector – there’s been an 11 per cent increase in formal complaints about lettings agents resolved by TPO.
Foxtons has given a gloomy trading update to the City and shareholders.
Demand for rented homes in the UK is set to continue rising with the sector likely to see the number reach six million by 2025, new research shows.
Landlords in the UK, particularly so called accidental landlords, are being urged to make sure they are aware of and understand the latest safety obligations for renting out property.
The number one preference for renters is for landlords to allow them to have pets, with 28% willing to fork out an average of £24 more per month for this.
Rents fell in the North for the first time in nearly four years – meanwhile rental growth accelerated in the South.
Older people aged 40 and above are now almost twice as likely to be renting their home from a private landlord than 10 years ago, according to BBC research.
A lot has been written about the effect of regulation and tax change on landlords in the UK but new research suggests that challenging tenants are also a major issue for many.
Renters are spending more than £1bn of their own money every year on repairs their landlords failed to carry out, fresh figures suggest.
The average rent in the UK is now £918, up by 1.5 per cent on the same time last year according to HomeLet.
One year after graduation, the average graduate salary of £18,244 means the next generation of workers are limited to living in just 39.2% of England when the cost of living and rental prices are taken into account.
The student housing sector in Britain is pushing forward with innovation as investment continues to rise, reaching £975 million in the first quarter of 2018.
All lettings agents in England will need to be members of a Government approved Client Money Protection Scheme by the beginning of April next year, it has been announced.
The new Government Bill to ban letting fees across England has been introduced in Parliament with the new Housing Secretary saying it will save tenants millions of pounds and make the market fairer and more transparent.
The average rent for a property in England increased by 0.64% in the year to April, as falling rents in London continued to weigh down on otherwise resilient letting market.