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CALL FOR RIGHT TO RENT POLICY TO BE SCRAPPED IN THE UK

Wednesday 26th June 2019

The next British Prime Minister is being urged to scrap the controversial Right to Rent scheme, with a coalition of…

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OVER A 10-YEAR PERIOD RENTING IS CHEAPER THAN BUYING

Thursday 13th June 2019

Renting is typically cheaper than buying over a 10 year-period when taking into account upfront and monthly payments, lettings platform Bunk…

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RENTAL PROPERTIES ONLY EMPTY FOR THREE WEEKS ACROSS MUCH OF THE COUNTRY

Thursday 23rd May 2019

New data from Proptech firm Goodlord suggests that the average void period for England and Wales is just 21 days. The longest typical period, 31 days, is found…

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SHARP RISE IN TENANCY DEPOSIT DISPUTES BEING RESOLVED BEFORE ADJUDICATION

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Early intervention between landlords and tenants across the UK is resulting in many more deposit disputes being resolved by agreement, without the need to go to adjudication. By law, each deposit protection scheme must offer free dispute resolution services…

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Minister reassures that eviction process ‘will be improved’

Tuesday 21st May 2019

Hurried comments to reassure follow widespread alarm that abolishing Section 21 notices would be 'devastating' for landlords and agents. The Government has rushed to reassure landlords and letting agents that its recently…

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Average new rents continue to rise ahead of fees ban

Tuesday 14th May 2019

The average new rental price is still rising, ahead of the imminent tenant fees ban. Referencing firm HomeLet says that last month the average new rent across the UK was £936, up 2% on April last year. When London is…

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Housing Secretary rejects rent controls but defends abolition of ‘no fault’ evictions

Monday 13th May 2019

Housing Secretary of State James Brokenshire has rejected suggestions that the Conservatives could bring in rent controls. However, Brokenshire made clear his commitment to ending Section…

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SMOKE ALARMS ARE TOP HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUE NOT ADDRESSED BY LANDLORDS

Thursday 9th May 2019

Missing and broken smoke detector are the top health and safety issue that landlords in Britain are failing to address, according to new research into the most common hazards…

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MINISTY OF HOUSING,COMMUNITES&LOCAL GOVERMENT PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR APRIL NEWSLETTER

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

You will know that the English Housing Survey for 2017-18 showed that the private rented sector now accounts for 4.5 million or 19% of households, and that the demographic of private renters is changing with more older renters than before…

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RESEARCH REVEAL TENANTS THINK WRONGLY THEIR CONTENTS ARE COVERED BY LANDLORD INSURANCE

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Almost a third of tenants in the private rented sector mistakenly think that their possessions are covered by their landlord's insurance, new research has found. Overall 43% do not have contents…

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