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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.

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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.

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Would Manchester rent controls mean fewer rental homes in the city?

By Rent Guarantor on 21/10/2019

Following in-depth research into housing in Manchester and how affordable – or not - it is for the young people who live there, a new report has identified a number of ways to help young people afford to live in the city, with a form of rent control among the recommendations. However, following the publication of the report, some concerns have been raised that any form of rent control could hurt the supply of private rental sector properties.

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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.

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Over half a million families in England live in overcrowded conditions

By Rent Guarantor on 07/10/2019

A recent report has highlighted the UK’s still ongoing housing crisis as it shows that over 600,000 families in England are living in overcrowded conditions. A severe shortage of housing, particularly social housing, means that there are 96,000 more children who are living in an overcrowded home today, than there were a decade ago.