Sanctions imposed on Job Seeker Allowance and Employment Support Allowance claimants are unfairly leaving private landlords with mounting rent arrears, claims the Residential Landlords Association.
Housing charity Shelter has expressed its opposition to a provision contained in a new proposal by the Welsh Government which aims to reform tenancy law in its country.
The average void period for landlords over the past three months has been just 2.6 weeks - the lowest in 2014 and continuing a record run of low-void activity in the rental market.
Countrywide says the 2015 lettings market will continue to expand after a strong past year, and will be characterised by three developing trends.
An agency which recently secured a £1.8m funding package, has used some of the cash injection to acquire the rental portfolio of Leeds Lets, who managed properties across the city from its headquarters in Headingley.
A body chaired by two ex-housing ministers and sponsored by a bank has entered the debate on how to increase the supply of new homes across the country and keep house price inflaton under control as a result.
Tenant referencing has been in the spotlight recently and reference and insurance firm Rentguard is keen to clear up some popular misconceptions.
Real estate fund management firm Internos Global Investors has teamed up with Catalyst for Homes, a community interest company, to explore the formation of a range of direct and indirect investment vehicles that will enable institutions to invest in scale in the UK residential rented market.
Paul Davison, a Leeds-based director of Docklands and City Lettings Limited in London, has been disqualified from acting as a company director for three years and six months for failing to exercise control of the company’s business or protect client deposits.