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.

Rental round-up: ‘Modest’ rental growth reported and rise of the accidental landlord

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 | News

A new quarterly index, which uses a database of millions of properties, has revealed that the average UK rent went up by just £11.55 or 1.51% between the third quarters of 2016 and 2017.

The most significant money stories of 2017

Thursday, 14 December 2017 | Article

2017 has been a year full of ups and downs in the world of money. Here are the most significant stories, hand-picked by the Moneywise team.

‘Portfolio landlords’ the driving force behind buy to let

Friday, 08 December 2017 | News

Tax reforms and tighter regulations for landlords have resulted in the growth of professional landlords and a slowdown in the private rented sector, analysis of official data has revealed.

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.

Draft Bill to ban tenants’ fees will ‘make renting fairer’

Thursday, 02 November 2017 | News

The government is introducing a draft Bill to Parliament today to ban letting fees for tenants in England.

Londoners look elsewhere for cheaper rent

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 | News

Rents have continued to go up in September, but at a fairly slow pace. Increases range from 1.1% to 2.1%, depending on which rental tracker you follow.

Rental round-up: A ‘bleak year ahead’ for tenants

Monday, 02 October 2017 | News

Tenants across the UK face higher costs over the next year as rents continue to rise year on year, with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) predicting that rents will grow at a faster pace than house prices...

Rental round-up: Bank of Mum and Dad helps pay the rent

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 | News

The Bank of Mum and Dad is helping their kids in the rental market to the tune of £2.3 billion, according to new research.