The typical rent in London now accounts for 60 per cent of the average wage according to Sequence - but even so, the increase in demand over the past year is nine times the increase in supply.
A protest group says it wants to “meet, discuss and engage with property professionals” in its campaign to improve the private rented sector - although a planned protest against one agency is reported to have drawn only a small number of people.
The rise in the number of tenants being given notice without any specific reason is not a symptom of growing ‘revenge evictions’ but simply a consequence of market conditions or a lack of social housing according to respected lettings guru Paul Shamplina.
Two of the biggest names in the world of property portals may join forces with the news that US firm Zillow wants to acquire one of its main competitors, Trulia.
Having cut the number of ‘official’ house price indices produced by different government departments, the Coalition is now attempting to produce just one definitive rental index - and early results have been announced.
A landlord has to pay almost £19,000 after being convicted of 15 offences including one of letting out a mouse-infested house to tenants.