Labour’s onslaught on the private rental sector continues, with the party now setting out how it will implement its rent controls and other reforms.
The Deposit Protection Service says agents and landlords must act soon over older tenancy deposits now that new legislation has introduced a deadline for their protection.
Edinburgh is set to become the first local authority in Scotland to move into the private landlord business, building up to 1,000 houses a year for commercial rent.
A peer-to-peer lender says its study of 1,000 buy to let locations across the UK suggestsfour of the 10 highest yields are in Birmingham, followed by three in Glasgow, and the others in Ipswich and Liverpool.
The Residential Landlords Association says some agents and landlords may be required to notify the National Measurement and Regulation Office regarding their property heating systems by the end of this calendar year.
The pressure group Generation Rent - which has been sharply critical of letting agents, landlords and the private rental sector in general - has walked out of the all-party campaign called Homes For Britain.
Rents across England and Wales are now 15.2 per cent higher than at the time of the last General Election in May 2010 - outstripping the rate of inflation during the same period.
The majority of private sector tenants who have rented a property in the past five years have failed to get their full deposit back after vacating, new research reveals.