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”.

'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...

Landlords react against three-year tenancy plans

Monday, 02 July 2018 | News

The main body representing landlords’ interests has reacted angrily to government plans to introduce mandatory three-year tenancies, with a six-month break clause, to give tenants more security.

Owning a home is cheaper than renting anywhere in the UK

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 | News

First-time buyers would pay less, on average, on mortgage payments if they bought a property than if they rented one, according to new research.

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. 

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.

Government announces new crackdown on ‘rogue landlords’

Thursday, 28 December 2017 | News

Housing tenants will be relieved to hear that the government intends further crackdowns on ‘rogue landlords’, with a raft of new powers for councils.