Tenants

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

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.

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Legal problems? Here’s who you better call

Are you facing a legal issue and don’t know where to turn? Perhaps your landlord wants to evict you or you’re facing unfair dismissal at work. Here’s how to access legal advice that won’t break the bank

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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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'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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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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Rental supply crisis could see prices move higher

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. 

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Rental round-up: Rents go up but tenants have more choice

Tenants may have a greater choice of rental properties to move to, but – with the exception of HomeLet, which reports rents falling by 0...

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