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Activists threaten action if rental reform ‘does not deliver’

Wednesday 17th May 2023

Shelter is telling the government it "must deliver" on the revolution it pledges under the Renters Reform Bill. Chief executive Polly Neate…

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Renters Reform Bill published - full details

Wednesday 17th May 2023

The pro-tenant anti-landlord Renters Reform Bill has at last been published by the government which first promised it in 2019 It has a series of pledges to court favour with renters -…

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Building Society opens applications for unique rental scheme

Tuesday 16th May 2023

The Cambridge Building Society has opened applications for its unique Rent to Home scheme. Last month it announced that it had invested in a further two properties - in addition to an existing three - which it would…

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Politicians told to do more to help tenants on benefits

Monday 15th May 2023

Propertymark has told a group of MPs that many benefit recipients are excluded from the private rented sector due to the inadequacy of Local Housing Allowance rates. The trade body was giving evidence to the House of…

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Tenant demand now at all-time high, research shows

Thursday 11th May 2023

A survey of nearly 700 landlords by Paragon Bank found that 67 per cent experienced increased tenant demand during the first quarter of the year. This is a new all-time high and up from 65 per cent recorded during…

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50 Tory MPs may vote against or abstain on Reform Bill - claim

Thursday 11th May 2023

An unnamed Conservative MP cited in a newspaper claims up to 30 colleagues may vote against the Renters Reform Bill in its current form, with 20 others abstaining. The i newspaper, which is…

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Inventories to become key as fire rules tighten further - claim

Friday 5th May 2023

A trade body says inventories are set to play an increasingly important role in the private rental sector as fire regulations become stricter. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires landlords…

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Up! Up! Up! Average rents hit another new high

Thursday 4th May 2023

HomeLet has released its latest market figures from April, showing UK average rental prices hitting their highest of all time. The average rent in the UK is now £1,199 per…

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So Much For Rent Controls - figures show increases, not falls

Thursday 27th April 2023

Property portal Citylets says average rents in Scotland rose 12.4 per cent in the past year to £1,007 per month - and that's…

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Rental affordability improving at last, says Foxtons

Monday 24th April 2023

New figures today from London-focussed lettings agency Foxtons shows growth in the supply of lettings properties on the market is starting to ease tenant affordability. It says the number of properties brought to the market rose in March, with listings up…

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