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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

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.

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

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.