London
Tenant

London rents seen rising further, despite already being out of reach for many

Two separate reports highlight that while London's property market is still subdued at best, the rental market remains healthy and rents area rising. However, even though rents are rising after being 'too low for too long' according to one report, another confirms what many of us already know; London rents remain unaffordable for over half of the population and will cost over half of a tenant's monthly earnings to afford.

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Rent Guarantor Oct 02, 2019
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Tenant

ARLA advises tenants to walk out of letting agencies they suspect are breaking the law

London Trading Standards recently reported it has issued over £1 million in fines to letting agents in the city, for breaking the law on lettings regulations. Soon after that report highlighting wrongdoing by some London lettings agents, the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA Propertymark) advised tenants that if they suspect a letting agency of breaking the law, they should walk straight out.

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Rent Guarantor Sep 27, 2019
People
Tenant

Rental demand in UK cities from older tenants set to rise

It’s no secret that the number of tenants in the UK’s private rental sector have been growing for the past few years. However, what might be less obvious is that when we talk about tenants, we’re not just talking about one demographic and recent research has pointed this out by finding that there is set to be a rise in the number of older tenants seeking a rental home in UK and European cities over the next few years.

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Rent Guarantor Sep 18, 2019
Legislation
Tenant

Labour's Right to Buy proposals could devastate the PRS

Labour’s shadow chancellor has suggested that a Right-to-Buy scheme could be introduced into the private rental sector (PRS). While few details have been mentioned and its not clear if it’s an official policy from the opposition party, if such a scheme were to become part of the PRS, then there are fears it could have a detrimental effect on PRS landlords and the availability of rental homes across the UK.

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Rent Guarantor Sep 09, 2019
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Tenant

UK rents rise in July as tenant demand remains high

UK rents have risen yet again in July 2019, with a recent survey showing higher rents across the whole of the UK and in London, even as house prices in the English capital stagnate. The further increase in average UK rents comes as demand continues to outstrip supply, with landlords increasingly cautious over making new investment into the sector amid continued changes to the rules for landlords to help protect tenants.

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Rent Guarantor Aug 26, 2019