private tenants

private tenants

New accreditation scheme protecting private tenants from rogue landlords

05 May, 20170 Comments
Over the last 6 months 51 landlords have completed an unprecedented training and accreditation scheme in North Somerset, which they believe will protect good tenants and enable their local authority to effectively target ‘rogue’ landlords across the district. Since the first National Landlords Code of Excellence (NLCE UK) training day took place in November 2016 over 60 landlords and letting
Read more

5.5m private tenants at risk of rent arrears – even if they work

19 September, 20161 Comments
Landlords are being warned that a growing number of working tenants are at risk of falling into arrears because they would fail to qualify for housing benefit if something went wrong. A recent report by a large insurer has found a rise in the number of working people at risk of being unable to pay
Read more

Does OFT report spell death for the UK letting agent?

15 February, 20130 Comments
The OFT have published a report identifying several consumer protection issues in the lettings market. As part of this report, the OFT analysed nearly 4,000 complaints made by people renting a home as well as those letting out a property. It found that both tenants and landlords were concerned about fees and charges levied by
Read more

Cameron: ‘I don’t accept the bedroom tax is a tax…’

07 February, 20131 Comments
During a stormy debate at prime minister’s questions yesterday, David Cameron angrily rejected the term ‘bedroom tax’ as he faced repeated questions about the controversial policy. Ed Miliband criticised the policy which will see working age social housing tenants having their Housing Benefit cut if they are deemed to be under-occupying their property – by
Read more