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Need to vent about your rent? Your rights as a tenant

Vent your rent

Tenants are tweeting about their worst rental property experiences with the hashtag #VentYourRent, started by Generation Rent to highlight tenants’ issues. These include high rents, vermin, and damp. Read Rocket […]

Half of landlords affected by removal of wear and tear allowance

Wear and tear allowance

Almost half (47 per cent) of landlords will be affected by the removal of the annual wear and tear allowance, according to new findings from the National Landlords Association (NLA). […]

Nearly 25% of UK landlords entered the business accidentally

Terraced houses

Around 360,000 UK landlords came into the residential private rental market accidentally or unintentionally, a report has revealed. The National Landlords Association (NLA) survey asked landlords why they first entered […]

Landlords urged to consider costs to measure returns

Landlord costs

Costs associated with the annual running and upkeep of a buy-to-let property – including letting agent fees, maintenance, repairs, marketing fees and mortgage interest – amounts to an average of […]

NLA makes it easier for tenants to check their landlords

London city street

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has launched its initiative to enable tenants to check if their landlord is accredited. Providing a simple method for tenants to check whether their landlord […]

Buy-to-let landlords face paying thousands to hit new green targets

Buy-to-let landlords face paying thousands to hit new green targets

Buy-to-let landlords across the UK could be hit with thousands of pounds worth of bills under new green targets for their properties. From April 2018, landlords will be legally required […]

Landlords get most stressed about late rent payments, survey shows

London flats

Delayed rent payments and badly behaved tenants cause the most stress for buy to let landlords in the UK, new research has revealed. The top concern for 20 per cent […]

Check your tenant has the “Right to Rent” or you could face a fine

Apartments at sunset

A new scheme being piloted in the West Midlands means private landlords could face heavy fines if they fail to check whether new tenants have the right to rent in […]

Householders warned by lenders to prepare for rate rises

Householders warned by lenders to prepare for rate rises

Mortgage arrears and possessions continued to fall in the second quarter of 2014, according to data published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). The number of mortgages in arrears […]

Bank of England moves to avert housing boom

The Bank of England

The Bank of England has moved to avert the housing boom by proposing a cap on the proportion of home loans that can be lent at high multiples of income. […]

New scheme to protect the capital’s growing army of tenants


Boris Johnson, Mayor of London has announced a new initiative that seeks to bring a degree of regulation to the rental sector in the capital – the London Rental Standard […]

Mortgage arrears down during the first quarter of 2014

Apartments at sunset

The number of houses being repossessed has dropped by 20 per cent in the last 12 months, figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) have shown. Despite repossessions in […]