rent capping

rent capping

Labour to cap landlords rent on buy to let homes

01 May, 20140 Comments
Ed Miliband will announce today that a future Labour Government would cap annual rent increases in the private rented sector and scrap letting fees to estate agents – echoing the 1960s and ’70s rent controls that are widely blamed for damaging the property sector. In a bid to end “excessive” rent rises and give a
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Will part-time employment result in part-time tenants ?

01 March, 20130 Comments
With nearly a third of the entire working population of Britain now working part-time Landlord Referencing Services would like to explore what the future holds for the private rented sector if this trend continues. Last night the ITV program Tonight covered the topic of ” Part time Britain ” – an insight into Britains flexible
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Bill approved to limit housing payments = rent caps for the UK…?

09 January, 20130 Comments
MPs have approved the controversial Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill, passed by 328 votes to 262. Once the legislation is approved by the House of Lords this will mean that local housing allowance base rates will be capped at 1% for 2 years from April 2014. Most working age benefits, including employment and support allowance, income
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Relying on benefits to pay rent will put UK on course for rent capping?

22 October, 20120 Comments
A recent study has found that the number of households in Britain is growing three times as fast as the number of homes being built; whereby workers are increasingly depending on benefits to pay their rent, with an extra 10,000 workers a month becoming reliant on housing benefit. The Home Truths study, by the National
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