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 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.
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 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.”
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.”
Peers failed to back Labour’s amendments to the Consumer Rights Bill in the House of Lords on Monday evening.
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.
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.
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).