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Fewer tenants experience rent rises in October

By Rent Guarantor on 09/12/2019

There was some good news for the UK’s tenants recently as a new report showed fewer people who rent a home experienced an increase in their rent. But that’s not all, letting agents said there are more properties available for rent, while more tenants achieved positive results from rent negotiations.

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Repossessions among Buy-to-Let properties surge 40%

By Rent Guarantor on 06/12/2019

The number of repossessions of Buy-to-Let (BTL) properties surged in the third quarter of 2019 compared with a year earlier, while the number of BTL properties in mortgage arrears stood at a little below 5,000. The combination of increases in repossessions and still relatively high arrears is far from a positive development for the UK’s Private Rental Sector (PRS) as it means there are potentially fewer rental homes available for the still rising number of tenants searching for one.

Landlord

Accord and Vida cut BTL mortgage rates

By Rent Guarantor on 02/12/2019

Lenders Accord and Vida have both altered the criteria of some of their Buy-to-Let (BTL) mortgage ranges while also making some reductions to their mortgage interest rates. These changes and reductions are likely in order to help stimulate demand among BTL investors at a time when investment in the PRS isn't growing as fast as it has, or even as it could, considering the still high level of demand among tenants.

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New regulations for landlords in Wales could land before Christmas

By Rent Guarantor on 04/12/2019

A list of new regulations for landlords renting homes to tenants in Wales could be put into place by December 13th, this year. The Welsh Assembly has created a new regulation that means landlords must show prospective tenants a pretty lengthy list of requirements before they can request they pay a holding deposit.

Tenant

A lifetime of renting likely for more Britons

By Rent Guarantor on 27/11/2019

In years gone by, home ownership was an achievable goal for many hardworking Britons. More recently, that has changed and even those who earn a good wage can struggle to buy a property in their preferred area – or indeed any area at all. With this new reality comes the fact that for some people, they will always be a tenant, throughout their working life and also as a retiree.