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.

Labour plans to double council tax on holiday homes

Monday, 24 September 2018 | News

Owners of holiday homes could face a new £560 million tax bill under new proposals set out by Labour.

Major London housing association L&Q calls an end to Fixed Term Tenancies

Friday, 21 September 2018 | News

Tenants of London and Quadrant (L&Q) Housing Trust, the second largest housing association in the UK, will no longer have Fixed Term Tenancies (FTTs).

Most tenants don’t want three-year tenancies, report shows

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 | News

The majority of tenants are not keen on the idea of three-year tenancy agreements, new research has revealed.

'No DSS’: top letting agents turn away tenants on benefits

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 | News

Leading estate agents have been accused of turning away tenants on housing benefit, after a mystery shopping exercise found widespread discrimination.

Tenants struggle with 'broken' deposit system, says Which?

Friday, 10 August 2018 | News

A broken deposit system is placing financial pressure on renters in England, with tenants sometimes having to wait weeks to get their deposit returned or having a battle to get unfair charges removed, a Which?

Rental roundup: rents set to rise by 15% by 2023, while more landlords switch to company set-up

Thursday, 09 August 2018 | News

A supply shortage could push up rents up by 15% over the next five years, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Insurance-backed deposit schemes 'will give tenants nothing back'

Monday, 06 August 2018 | News

A report suggesting that deposits for renting a home should be replaced by a more affordable insurance-backed scheme has been criticised by a tenants’ campaign group. 

Moneywise readers say the government shouldn’t meddle in the rental market

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 | News

In our online poll we asked Moneywise readers: “Should tenants be offered long-term rental contracts?” and the answer was a clear “No”.

Growing trend of renting second homes

Friday, 13 July 2018 | News

An interesting trend reported by Hamptons is the rise of people renting second homes.

'Rent A Room' rules to be tightened

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 | News

The government is planning to change the rules on its Rent A Room scheme, which allows people to earn up to £7,500 a year tax-free from letting out a spare room, following the outcome of a call for evidence on whether the...