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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.

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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.

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Government updates its PRS enforcement guidance for local authorities

By Rent Guarantor on 17/10/2019

The Government's Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has updated its Private Rental Sector enforcement guidance for local authorities. The updated toolkit and knowledge bank are there to help local authority’s PRS enforcement team understand exactly what they should expect from landlords operating in their area, which rules they need to enforce and why they need to be enforced.

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Rental costs seen rising more quickly than house prices over the next 5 years

By Rent Guarantor on 23/10/2019

The latest housing market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors reports on a number of different elements of the UK’s housing market. When it comes to the rental market, its members are of the view that the imbalance between supply and demand remains very much in place and this is something that will likely push rents higher in coming years.

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Average rent moves mixed, while void periods rise in much of the UK

By Rent Guarantor on 14/10/2019

Average rent changes were mixed across the UK in September, rising in some regions and falling in others. At the same time, the period for which properties were void, was less positive, rising in most areas in the UK. Despite those mixed moves, overall, it still appears that the UK’s rental market remains well supported with high levels of demand.