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Tenant

PRS discrimination against benefits recipients is easing

By Rent Guarantor on 08/11/2019

Following its recent campaign to end ‘No DSS’ discrimination in the lettings markets, charity Shelter said it has achieved some success. However, even though some online property portals have ensured the adverts don’t include overtly discriminatory words and a number of mortgage lenders have removed rules which discriminate against benefit recipients as tenants, the housing advice charity said it has more work to do to completely eradicate this discrimination from the UK’s rental market.

Tenant

Increasing Build-to-Rent market spells good news for tenants

By Rent Guarantor on 06/11/2019

While there’s plenty of worrying news about the supply of private rental sector properties in the buy-to-let industry, a recent report from global property firm Knight Frank has some good news for tenants. According to its latest London residential development survey for the second quarter, the number of Build-to-Rent developments is on the rise yet again.

Landlord

Planned eviction reforms won't support rental market improvements

By Rent Guarantor on 31/10/2019

As the UK Government continues to move ahead with plans to remove the Section 21 eviction process, which is currently in the consultation phase of planning changes, two separate groups have stated that such action is unlikely to have a positive outcome.

Landlord

Could a PRS rental crisis be on the way?

By Rent Guarantor on 04/11/2019

New research from the Rental Landlords Association (RLA) shows that a growing number of landlords are planning to sell their Buy-to-Let properties in the next 12 months. This suggests the current housing crisis, where there just aren't enough affordable homes of every tenure, could get even worse.

Tenant

London Mayor confirms his commitment to providing the homes Londoners need

By Rent Guarantor on 28/10/2019

London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan further reinforced his commitment to building more affordable homes across London at the inaugural Homes for Londoners conference. Taking place in Newham earlier in October, spokespeople from both the private and public sectors gathered together to help discuss London’s property needs and how community groups and development companies can work together to help ensure the homes that are needed in the city are built.