Too few low-cost rental homes being built, says report

Too few low-cost rental homes being built, says report

Landlords and letting agents will be well aware that many of their tenants are people on low incomes, who often face very challenging financial situations and may sometimes require forbearance when it [...]

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21-February-18 General Lettings News
Housing ombudsman consultation launches

Housing ombudsman consultation launches

A consultation has been formally launched into government proposals to create a single housing ombudsman service.Communities secretary Sajid Javid has proposed that the change, which would mean rollin [...]

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21-February-18 General Lettings News
Young homeownership levels plummet

Young homeownership levels plummet

It has long been known that the number of younger people who own their own home has plunged in recent years due to higher house prices. The latest data has shown just how large this fall has been.&nbs [...]

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20-February-18 General Lettings News
Housing ombudsman consultation launches

Housing ombudsman consultation launches

A consultation has been formally launched into government proposals to create a single housing ombudsman service.Communities secretary Sajid Javid has proposed that the change, which would mean rollin [...]

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19-February-18 General Lettings News
A pet project for landlords and agents?

A pet project for landlords and agents?

Many landlords and agents are only too happy to permit tenants to keep pets. After all, many will themselves be animal lovers and appreciate the desire of many to keep a fluffy, furry or feathered fri [...]

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16-February-18 Legal News
Legal case shows need to provide gas safety certificates to tenants

Legal case shows need to provide gas safety certificates to tenants

Gas safety is a vital issue to ensure that properties and those living in them are protected from potential tragedies, but it is also an issue that can impact on the rights of landlords.The Residentia [...]

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16-February-18 Legal News
Total rent collected by private sector at record high

Total rent collected by private sector at record high

The level of rent collected by private landlords in the UK has hit a record high, according to research by lettings agency Countrywide. It found tenants paid landlords £51.6 billion in 2017 [...]

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15-February-18 General Lettings News
Cohabiting splitters could cause landlords and agents headache

Cohabiting splitters could cause landlords and agents headache

This week will have seen plenty of romance in the air because of Valentine's Day, but of course, things are not always like that - and it can be landlords and letting agents who have to deal with [...]

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15-February-18 General Lettings News
Think strategically over PRS, government urged

Think strategically over PRS, government urged

The Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) has used a meeting with a government minister to press the case for a more strategic approach to the private rental sector (PRS).Heather Wheeler MP, th [...]

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13-February-18 General Lettings News
London still lagging behind for property prices

London still lagging behind for property prices

London property prices grew more slowly than those of any other English region in 2017, Land Registry figures have confirmed.Data from the body for the whole year confirms a frequently observed trend [...]

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13-February-18 General Lettings News