Renting

The sensible tenant's complete guide to renting

From timing your move to picking a landlord or agent, Moneywise takes the legwork out of finding your dream rental.

Government moves closer to lettings fee ban

Thursday, 03 May 2018 | News

A new Bill has been introduced into Parliament to bring an end to lettings fees across England and help save tenants millions of pounds in unfair charges.

Tenants pay more as number of properties dwindle

Thursday, 26 April 2018 | News

Rental prices across the UK rose again in March as lack of housing supply helps to maintain strong demand for properties. 

Rental supply crisis could see prices move higher

Friday, 13 April 2018 | News

A fall in the supply of rental properties ahead of the introduction of energy efficiency standards for homes could push rent costs higher in 2018, says Arla Propertymark. 

Crackdown on rogue letting agents launched

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 | News

Almost nine million private tenants and leasehold homeowners in England will benefit from more protection from unscrupulous rogue letting and managing agents, according to new government proposals.

Theresa May pushes for homeownership but says ‘no shame in renting’

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 | News

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the government is “rewriting the rules on planning” to help developers and local authorities build more properties – restoring the dream of homeownership – but added that there...

‘Renters in for a rough ride’ in 2018

Friday, 23 February 2018 | News

Rising rents and an increasing number of households renting meant that 2017 was a record year for rent, with the total rent bill rising to £1.8 billion, according to the latest figures from Countrywide.

Rise in families renting privately

Friday, 26 January 2018 | News

The number of households renting privately has risen by 74% in the past 10 years (2006 to 2016/17), with the number of families in private rented accommodation rising significantly, according to the latest government figures...

Rental round-up: ‘Mixed picture’ as London rents start to pick up

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 | News

While 2017 ended on a more positive note for landlords in the private rented sector, it was not such good news for tenants, particularly in London.

Funny money: Fed up of urban living? Rent a room on the river Thames

Friday, 24 November 2017 | News

If you’re looking for a room to rent that’s a bit out of the ordinary and like to be lulled to sleep by the gentle sound of water lapping against your bedroom walls, then look no further than this vintage sailing barge on...

Rents are fairly static, with London still lagging

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 | News

Rents are still going up, but fairly slowly at between 0.5% and 1.5% over the year to October 2017, depending on which rental index you choose.