A two-office London letting agency has been named by a national newspaper for allegedly demanding a fee of £1,260 to change two names on a tenancy agreement - with the implied threat that the tenant would be evicted if she did not pay up.
More people are struggling with private rented homes which are damp, dangerous and in need of significant repair claims Citizens Advice.
Yet another pair of rogue landlords have been fined - this time a total of £20,000 after being found guilty of risking their tenants’ health.
The redress regime for letting agents’ redress “just isn’t working” according to a London TV station which claims that renters in the capital remain “unaware that they now have more powers to hold rogue or rip-off agents to account.”
ARLA, which has been one of many bodies campaigning against Sarah Teather’s private members’ bill on revenge evictions, has made a new warning that the measure “exposes landlords to frivolous and vexatious cases.”
The number one complaint from tenants - and not just in winter - is faulty boilers, with nearly a third of tenants suffering from lack of hot water and/or heating at some time during their tenancy.
Scotland is seeing stronger annual rent growth than England and Wales according to Your Move - but is it just down to a ban on letting agency fees?
The latest Sequence National Rental Report, for November, shows a high level of activity with a 20% annual increase in the number of new tenancies agreed.
Peers failed to back Labour’s amendments to the Consumer Rights Bill in the House of Lords on Monday evening.