More than 40% of former council homes now rented out by private landlords
Tenant fees in the private rented sector in England are set to be banned in under five months time with the new law coming into effect on 01 June this year.
More than 50 councils in England are to share an extra £2.4 million in funding as part of a national crackdown on rogue landlords, it has been confirmed.
Rents in the UK increased by 1.5% in the 12 months to December 2018 to an average of £921 per month, the latest lettings index shows.
The majority of landlords in Britain are only paying the interest on their mortgages rather than paying off their loans, research suggest.
The number of people renting a home aged 35 to 54 has risen by 15% in the last three years as they struggle to get a mortgage, according to new research.
Right to Rent is creating a hostile atmosphere in the UK’s private rented sector with more landlords refusing to consider renting to non-British nationals, including citizens from the European Union.
Glasgow has taken action against the rise in the number of flats in residential blocks being let out on a short term basis, including Airbnb.
Tax changes announced by the Scottish Government could reduce investment by landlords and exacerbate the country’s housing crisis, it is claimed.
New figures reveal English councils spend almost £1bn a year on temporary housing
Legislation sponsored by Labour MP Karen Buck now set to come into force in late March after passing final parliamentary hurdle.
A family of slum landlords who crammed 31 people into a suburban four-bedroom house has been ordered to pay back almost £250,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Judith Wilson, who owns 300 houses in Kent, ignored council enforcement notices
Landlords can, in extreme circumstances, forfeit long residential leases, leaving the owner homeless and the landlord with a valuable windfall. Property lawyer, Jeremy Stephen, considers a recent case.
A landlord's entire portfolio of 27 properties have been compulsorily taken over by Waltham Forest council in North London.
The rental income received by 79% of landlords with mortgages is only sufficient to service the interest element of their loans, and not pay down their debts, as they contend with rising costs, according to new research.
Vispasp Sarkari convicted after being caught cramming families into squalid properties
Average rents along the Elizabeth Line in London have increased at more than double the rate of the London average over the last six year, a new study has found.
Almost one in nine tenants in the private rented sector have had to move home due to a change in the ownership of the property, new research has found.
The number of tenants in the private rented sector in the UK successfully negotiating rent reductions jumped from 2% in September to 3.7% in October, according to the latest monthly report from letting agents.
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