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.
Campaign group Generation Rent says the Government has voted to continue to allow private renters “to be charged extortionate fees by letting agents, get evicted for complaining about conditions in their home and have their money unprotected in the event a letting agent goes bust.”
In a surprise move the Government has amended the Consumer Rights Bill to require letting agents to display whether they offer client money protection (CMP).
One in six (16%) shared homes in the UK has no living room, according to a survey of more than 10,000 users of flat and house share site SpareRoom.co.uk.
New findings from the October HomeLet Rental Index have revealed that the rents landlords are charging on new tenancy agreements are continuing to fall across the UK with rental prices dropping in seven out of 12 regions of the country in October 2014.
A West Oxfordshire landlord has been prosecuted by West Oxfordshire District Council for the unlawful eviction of a tenant.
The Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) has announced Alastair Campbell as the keynote speaker for its ARLA 2015 Conference, to be held on Tuesday 31 March 2015 at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, London.
Tenants have paid down rent arrears despite a new record for monthly rents in October, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from Your Move and Reeds Rains.