Welsh government finds strong support for tenant fees restrictions

Welsh government finds strong support for tenant fees restrictions

The Welsh government has reported strong support for its proposals to curb letting agency fees for tenants. A consultation on a range of proposals received 680 responses, with 56 per cent of resp [...]

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28-February-18 Legal News
Landlords to be contacted in government PRS survey

Landlords to be contacted in government PRS survey

The government is launching a new survey of landlords working in the private rental sector (PRS), which may help inform future policies in this area.Participation will be strictly by invitation only, [...]

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27-February-18 General Lettings News
Landlords 'breaking equality laws' if they refuse to let to benefit claimants

Landlords 'breaking equality laws' if they refuse to let to benefit claimants

Landlords and letting agencies could be breaking equality law if they refuse to let properties to benefit claimants, especially single mothers.Single mum Rosie Keogh recently won a case against an age [...]

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26-February-18 General Lettings News
Immigration fall may not impact on rental market as much as feared

Immigration fall may not impact on rental market as much as feared

There are many reasons why those migrating to the UK from overseas will choose renting over buying. In many cases, they will only be in the UK for a fixed period of time, such as on a contract or [...]

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23-February-18 General Lettings News
First-time buyer numbers show major regional variations

First-time buyer numbers show major regional variations

The private rental market houses a significant number of people who would like to get on the property ladder but have not yet been able to do so. However, there is no national uniform picture; indeed [...]

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22-February-18 General Lettings News
Unemployment rise could pose challenge for landlords

Unemployment rise could pose challenge for landlords

Landlords and agents could find they face an increasing number of cases of tenants finding difficulty in paying the rent after losing a job, following the first quarterly rise in unemployment in the U [...]

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22-February-18 General Lettings News
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