A new report says that 10,000 more working families every month are now drawing housing benefit to help pay their private rent.
A landlord has been ordered to pay £53,500 after being prosecuted for putting his tenants at risk. Of that money, £40,000 has been ordered to be paid under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
A new and wide-ranging inquiry into the Private Rented Sector is to be conducted by an influential cross-party group of MPs.
Rent rises have accelerated to hit a new high – and tenant arrears have crept up.
A new national rental index launches today, targeted at investors looking to get the highest yields on their property investments.
A council in north London is offering private landlords incentives of up to £3,200 to take tenants off its waiting books.
TV personality and landlord Jasmine Harman is appealing for more rental properties to accept dogs.
The Government has once again rejected a call for regulation of landlords and letting, saying there is enough legislation already in place to protect the public.
The rate of growth in the number of tenants in severe arrears is slowing, but nevertheless rose by 1.6% in the third quarter of this year. There are now 99,000 tenants in arrears of two-months plus – the highest since 2008 and 15% more than last year.
Shawbrook Bank, which launched a year ago, is setting out to woo buy-to-let landlords with a range of short-term loans.
Tenants living in private rental accommodation and who receive benefits have been offered a rent reduction negotiation service.
Landlords in prime central London have been warned to price competitively this autumn, as demand for rental property has dropped by 20% and corporate employers looking to accommodate staff have slashed their budgets.