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Students Leaving Properties Early – Your Responsibilities 

By Rent Guarantor on 02/04/2020

 1. Rent

The MOST important thing you need to think about before leaving the property - Has all your rent been paid?

Landlord

Government Issues New Guidance for Landlords During Lockdown

By Rent Guarantor on 02/04/2020

As the country settles in to lockdown and the idea that returning to 'normality' is months away, the Government has issued updated guidance for landlords and tenants. They include clarification on paying rent, confirmation that eviction notices shouldn't be pursued unless it’s absolutely essential and that urgent repairs and maintenance should still be carried out. 

Landlord

Council may offer certain, 'good' landlords property improvement loans

By Rent Guarantor on 25/03/2020

Portsmouth City Council is considering offering property improvement loans to landlords who behave fairly and opt into a licensing scheme. The council is considering a five-year plan where, if certain conditions for landlords are met, then improvement loans could be approved to those landlords to help modernise and upgrade rental stock across the city.

Landlord

Landlords shift from short-lets as Coronavirus takes hold

By Rent Guarantor on 30/03/2020

In a sudden shift from recent developments, there is evidence that landlords are shunning often more profitable short lets, in favour of longer-term tenancies. As the Coronavirus spread gathers pace and the Government announces wide-ranging measures of support across multiple industries, it appears the UK's residential lettings sector is also rallying around those in need, to do their part to ensure there are enough long-term rental homes available for those who need them.

 

Tenant

What proportion of your wages should be considered an 'affordable' rent payment?

By Rent Guarantor on 23/03/2020

When it comes to paying rent, the word affordability is often used to describe different areas. Rents in central London aren't considered affordable for the majority of workers, while the outskirts of the city is more affordable for a larger number of people. However, a proptech firm has described affordable rent as 50% of earnings, a claim which some may not agree with.