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First sign of government U-turn on Renters Reform Bill

Friday 26th May 2023

Propertymark says it's spotted what may be the first sign of a U-turn on one aspect of the controversial Renters Reform Bill Under the current proposals, outlined in the Bill when it was published last week, all…

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Data shows desperate need for more rental properties

Thursday 25th May 2023

Propertymark says the number of new prospective tenants registering per member branch rose slightly to 118 in April This figure is up from the December low of just 64 and is also 24 per cent higher than…

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Older tenants will benefit most from Renters Reform Bill - claim

Thursday 18th May 2023

The Centre for Ageing Better claims older tenants will benefit most from some of the provisions in the Renters Reform Bill. As the residents who spend the most time in…

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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 says: "The millions of people renting in England are at last one step closer…

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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 - it will be harder…

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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…

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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 Commons Work…

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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…

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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…

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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 to "eliminate or reduce the risk of fire as…

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