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 Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has issued its first call in 10 years for farmers to trigger rent reviews this autumn in order to have a “safety valve” in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Farmers caught up in the long-running Salvesen v Riddell court case have scored a partial victory in their fight for compensation from the Scottish government.
A number of farmers have either been evicted, or are due to be evicted later this year, because of a legal error, which dates back to 2003.
The average length of tenancy in the private rented sector has increased by 300% over the last two years, from 16 months in 2014 to four years in 2016, a new report has revealed.
The ending of an assured shorthold tenancy with a private landlord was the most common reason for homelessness in the first quarter of this year.
Official figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government says that the ending of a private tenancy was responsible for 31% of all households accepted as homeless in England between January and March.
The figure equated to 4,650 households.
The statistic rose to 41% in London, representing 2,040 homeless households.
UK landlords and property managers should consider offering long term tenancies as there is increasing demand but it means a different approach, according to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC).
The organisation said that heightened preparation must include thorough administration and more thought about the choice of furniture and interior design themes.
The AIIC points out that in the recently released English Housing Survey 2014/2015 showed that the average private tenancy length is now four years, up from three and a half years in the previous survey.
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