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No passport? No rent

Under the new Right to Rent Scheme that was introduced in England earlier this year, Britons without a passport are finding it increasingly difficult to rent a property. Due to the new immigration checks that have to be completed under the... more

One in seven tenants in breach of tenancy agreement

According to recent research carried out by Direct Line, one in seven renters have broken the terms set out in their tenancy contracts. Whilst the majority of tenants, 65%, obeyed the rules set out in their rental agreements... more

Tenants Falling Victim to Online Fraud

Due to the increase in demand for rental properties over the last few years, prospective tenants are increasingly becoming victims of online fraudsters. Those looking for property in the capital are particularly targeted as they are often looking ... more

Gas safety a burning issue for part-time landlords

Part-time landlords across the UK could be putting their tenant’s lives at risk by being unaware of gas safety legislation. According to a survey conducted by Atomic Research on behalf of British Gas, as much as 20% do not carry out the compulsory annual gas safety checks ... more

25% of British Mortgages Funded by ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’

A recent report shows that the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ will help 300,000 of their children to buy a home in 2016. This works out at an average of £17,500 per child and makes the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ amongst the top 10 UK mortgage lenders!... more

Welsh election – rent controls on party agenda

The issue of rent controls has been raised by Plaid Cymru as part of next month’s Welsh Assembly elections. Plaid’s election manifesto pledges to ban fees paid by the tenant to letting agents and introduce rent controls. ... more

New Rentals Energy Efficiency rules introduced

Last Friday, 1st April 2016 marked the start of the new energy efficiency standards for housing in England and Wales. This is the first step in the UK government’s long-term drive... more

Northwood, the #1 Agent in Milton Keynes

Northwood, the #1 Agent in Milton Keynes. What an amazing start to 2016 for all the team here at Northwood MK! We truly have started the New Year in style, taking the #1 spot on the All Agents website in Milton Keynes. ... more

Four out of five Tenants happy with their Landlord

On average across the country, 79 per cent of tenants have expressed satisfaction with their tenancies and their private landlords. ... more

20% of Tenants don't expect to get their full deposit back

Recent research shows that on average almost one-in-five tenants are saying that when they hand over their tenancy deposit, they don’t expect to see all their money back again. ... more

Buyers and Renters - beware the deposit scam

A deposit scam operated by online fraudsters is a growing problem with crimes reported to be on average around £120,000. ... more

Cambridge rent rises highest in the country

Cambridge is becoming more exclusive by the year, with rent increases beating national records. According to a recent report by the Cambridge News, Cambridge’s private rental market has been branded “a bonanza for landlords”... more

22% of all UK households now rent

With the steady rise in house prices, far out-pacing average wage increases, particularly in London and the South East, renting for many people has become the only affordable option. Home ownership, declared a priority for the Conservative Government at their recent party conference, ... more

Tenants now better protected than ever

Last week marked the start of a new era in tenant protections in England, as stronger regulations were introduced into the private rented sector (PRS) from the 1st of October 2015 – tenants are better protected than ever. The new rules will increase the workload of landlords and agents but will mean that landlords are now required by law ... more

What about tenants working from home?

Tenants working from home – the number of people working from home has increased to almost one-in-seven over the past decade, with the self-employed running home businesses and employees spending more time being home based, it’s inevitable that many of these people are tenants.... more

Council benefit payment delays affect half of tenants

Delays by local councils in paying housing benefits to tenants is causing hardship to tenants as well as landlords and is one of the principle reasons why some landlords hesitate to take on tenants claiming the benefit. More than half (52 per ... more

180,000 Scottish tenancies not in Deposit Protection

The 'Make Renting Right' conference brought the good Scottish private landlords together with their counterparts in housing associations and advice agencies, and there was some good news, says Councillor Jimmy Black in his Blog for Scottish ... more

Arsenal tops the League of renting prices

Arsenal tops the league table every time when it comes to renting prices in their area.With a two bedroom flat going for £2,000 per calendar month you'd almost need to be on a footballer's wage to afford it.... more

Private Rented Sector Tenants Overwhelmingly Satisfied

By far the majority of private rented sector (PRS) tenants are satisfied with their tenancies. In a recent survey of tenants* they said they are happy with the terms of their tenancy agreements and the level of rent they pay.... more

Prayers answered at Church of England, blessed by property boom

The recovery in the UK?s property market, seven years after the deepest recession in living memory, has helped boost the Church of England's investment portfolio to a high of £6.7bn at the end of last year, more than £1bn higher than just before the 2008 financial crash.... more

Landlord Action evicts 'Dead or Alive' Singer

Landlord Action evicts ?Dead or Alive? Singer... more

Spooky sixth sense puts people off moving into a home

Spooky sixth sense puts people off moving into a home... more

Buy to let cars are the latest high yield investment fad

Buy to let cars are the latest high yield investment fad... more

Dirty homes and unfriendly landlords put off tenants

Dirty homes and unfriendly landlords put off tenants... more

Looking for a lodger, How about a Walrus?

Looking for a lodger, How about a Walrus?... more

My carpet's not working' and other odd tenant requests

My carpet's not working? and other odd tenant requests... more

What's the difference between joint tenants and tenants in common?

What's the difference between joint tenants and tenants in common?... more

Middle-aged renters grab affordable buy to let homes

Middle-aged renters grab affordable buy to let homes... more

Tenants fail to come clean over dirty home disputes

Tenants fail to come clean over dirty home disputes... more

Landlords and their 'gut feelings' for a good tenant

Landlords and their 'gut feelings' for a good tenant... more

Landlords can?t stop tenants switching energy suppliers

Landlords can't stop tenants switching energy suppliers... more

We’d rather rent than buy a home, say under 35s

We’d rather rent than buy a home, say under 35s... more

Gap between cost of renting and buying narrows

Gap between cost of renting and buying narrows... more

Just one in a hundred deposits end in formal dispute

Just one in a hundred deposits end in formal dispute... more

Four in ten 'trapped' tenants could become first-time buyers with new scheme

Four in ten 'trapped' tenants could become first-time buyers with new scheme... more

New insurance scheme introduced for pets in private lets

New insurance scheme introduced for pets in private lets... more

UK is most expensive place to share a flat

UK is most expensive place to share a flat... more

Tenants urged to keep better record of fixtures & fittings

Tenants urged to keep better record of fixtures & fittings... more

Mortgages account for 30% of household spending

Mortgages account for 30% of household spending... more

Flatshare rents to increase 4.3% in 2013

Flatshare rents to increase 4.3% in 2013... more

Most tenancies end without any issues - my|deposits

Most tenancies end without any issues - my|deposits... more

Average tenant rents for eight years before buying

Average tenant rents for eight years before buying... more

Rents across country still lower than pre-credit crunch, says new study

Rents across country still lower than pre-credit crunch, says new study... more

Half of tenants would not take property with poor mobile coverage

Half of tenants would not take property with poor mobile coverage... more

Cold weather warning for landlords and tenants

Cold weather warning for landlords and tenants... more

FSA warns against fraudulent 'no money down' deals

FSA warns against fraudulent 'no money down' deals... more

More tenants aware of deposit protection schemes

More tenants aware of deposit protection schemes... more

Private landlord offers DIY tenants free home

Private landlord offers DIY tenants free home... more

Protect your properties this winter

Protect your properties this winter ... more

Watch that logo, ARLA warns would-be tenants

Watch that logo, ARLA warns would-be tenants... more

Debt charity warns of huge rise in tenant arrears

Debt charity warns of huge rise in tenant arrears... more

Young people face years of renting

Young people face years of renting... more

Almost 2m retirees cashing in on home to fund retirement

Almost 2m retirees cashing in on home to fund retirement ... more

Renters oppose longer tenancy contracts

Renters oppose longer tenancy contracts... more
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