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.

Rise of the landlord-in-law: 2.5 million young people return home - with a partner in tow

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 | News

Almost 2.5 million children have returned to live in their parents’ home with their partner in tow, new research reveals.

Rogue landlords let off the hook after councils fail to prosecute

Thursday, 29 November 2018 | News

Most local authorities are failing to prosecute rogue landlords, despite being handed new powers to do so, new figures suggest. 

First ever 'pet think tank' launches to help cat and dog owners looking to rent

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 | News

It can be extremely frustrating for pet owners who rent to find a suitable property, but help may be at hand.

Landlords urged to let tenants have cats as owners who move into rented properties are forced to give up their pets

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 | News

Cats Protection is calling on landlords to give their tenants the opportunity to share their rented accommodation with a cat.

Swift justice for landlords and tenants? Government unveils proposals for dedicated housing court

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 | News

Landlords and tenants could receive faster and more effective justice in the event of property disputes under proposals unveiled by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) today.

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?