renting

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

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

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

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).

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

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

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Your shout: Moneywise readers have their say in July 2018

Each month we publish the best comments, emails and letters from our readers. Here are the best of July 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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'Rent A Room' rules to be tightened

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...

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Landlords react against three-year tenancy plans

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.

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