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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.

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.

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.

Tenant

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.