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Here we provide the latest news about the residential lettings market. We will keep you up to date with changes in the rental climate, changes in property law, updates on benefits, to name a few.
The UKgovernment is determined to stamp out migrants simply coming to the UK and "siging on" for housing benefits
As more and more large institutions enter the home build market to rent out are the dreams of owning your own home slipping away?
Life gets even more difficult for prospective tenants on benefits as landlords turn away from the market.
As rent prices rise in London there is the fear that people are being priced out of the capital city.
Housing benefit is changing and it WILL affect you!
People and families are to be limited in the total amount of benefits they can claim from April 2013.
Will it affect you as the new Universal Credit system starts across the UK
Make sure you don’t fall into the trap of obtaining loans from these sharks because it can be dangerous and extremely costly.
Local residents, police, city council and probation officers have banded together in an area of the East Midlands to evict a tenant because of his anti-social behaviour.
With nationwide opposition to the bedroom tax from most housing association and housing charities you have to wonder whether the current Government is really in touch with reality……..
The Living Wage doesn’t help families on low income if housing costs remain the same in London. Should the government do more?
You should insure your possessions anyway but it's doubly important over the festive period
Problems with property maintenance issues and not sure who's responsibility it is to do repairs?
If you are a tenant living in any of the affected properties landlords may have to pay you £4,700 in compensation if they sell their property
Cant get to the bank or even login online? well now you can pay rent with your phone
Costs are rising but how much does it really cost
Cleaning is the most common cause of deposit deductions,
Have Pets? Research tells a story of greater difficulty in renting with pets.
Right to Buy Scheme has been enhanced recently and details of how thousands of new homes affordable to many has been made public by the DWP
Bianca's in a sticky position over her rent and landlord harassment, with threats of eviction. What would you do?
Local Council Takes tenant to court for unlawfully subletting his council property who is then imprisoned.
In a recent poll of tenants across the country the majority expect further rent increases
It’s been recently reported that the proposed changes to benefits , which in future will be called Universal Credit will reduce fraud and error in the benefits system
Councils across the country will be receiving financial packages valued at up to £49 million to assist in the transition with the new housing benefit legislations coming online up to 2015
Several local authorities spent less than half the money they were allocated for these "discretionary housing payments" by the Department for Work and Pensions.
It pays to complain as Landlord Tenant Dispute gives landlord a £2,000 Bill!
Caps on housing benefit are leading to people leaving some neighbourhoods
Landlords who previously avoided court action by registering deposits at the last minute could now get their dues
Landlords are being advised to do more strenuous background checks on tenants before letting a property to them.
The first Council tenants to face eviction from council accommodation following the London Riots
Recent research reveals that twice as many people are now renting their home rather than buying it
Do you really need 4 bedrooms? Downsize and make money!
with the government now offering incentives, maybe now is a good time to consider..a life on the ocean wave... or canal or river!
Crime didnt pay for this benefit cheat..
If you're in rent arrears it doesn't mean the landlord can deluge you with constant requests for it
The banks' decisions mean that several million people may now be eligible for a compensation payment.
Pay a small deposit and then pay rent and you can end up owning your own house with these schemes
Did you get an EPC with your property? What was the grade F or G? Then you could be living in one of those properties now!
DO you know if your deposit is protected ? If it should be and if its not you may be entitled to 3 times that Amount !
Any good at DIY? Why not do the work yourself and get paid for it!
Tenants deposit loans help tenants move
Is renting for life the right option - or is it the only option for many?
Are the increasing rents a results of extra costs experienced by landlords?
As a Tenant if you take insurance out you can protect a landlord’s property against possible damage So now the landlord cant refuse you !
The government wants to speed up the time it takes to evict tenants committing serious anti-social behaviour.
Landlord arrested in connection with Christmas murder of tenant
Fears over the reduction in housing benefit
A tenant has a right to know who their landlord is
Is this a good deal for all involved?
Council rents are set to rise by 6.8 per cent from April 2011 - more than inflation.
Are you paying 40% more for your gas and electric?
New powers given to local councils to favour council housing for people with local links
As demand outstrips supply in some areas, more and more Tenants are being forced to pay higher rents.
Tenants now able to work from home
Recent research shows 18% of respondents said that they were already worried because their income was less than their expenditure..
Some London councils already getting prepared to move tenants out of the city..
Advice on how tenants can avoid a dispute over the return of a deposit at the end of a tenancy
Families on council house waiting lists may be offered a new form of tenure
Find out what this landlord did wrong
Smokes placed with a disadvantage when it comes to finding a property to rent - why?
Sales of social housing to sitting tenants are 16% higher this year than in 2008/09
In a survey of 2,234 UK adults by YouGov, 2% said they had been scammed in some way..
A campaign has been launched for Parliament to speed up the eviction process for landlords
Rents rising across the country especially in the London area
Changes to the way LHA may increase monthly rental prices
A Community Housing Group served papers on 16 tenants in September
Is it fair for you to move from a home you love?
Great news for those in social housing looking to swap
National deposit schemes are working as more tenants are refunded
Why replying to a web or paper ad and sending the landlord your deposit could cost you
Find out why tenants are the biggest target for fraudsters....
Houseshare is hot property - find out why!
More tenants are being allowed to stay in their homes