Landlords and renters in crisis: Rental arrears double

Landlords and renters are facing a looming meltdown, experts warn, after the Government extended its ban on tenant evictions until 20 September. In a last minute U-turn over plans for repossession cases to be heard in the courts from 23 August, the Government last week also introduced a minimum six-month notice period for landlords seeking […]

‘Entirely possible’ that landlords could face two years without rent: NRLA

The National Residential Landlords Association has written to Boris Johnson to criticise recent announcements that, it says, could mean some landlords go two years without receiving any rent. The letter, authored by NRLA chief executive Ben Beadle and chair Jodi Berg OBE, explains that the extension on possession proceedings announced on 21 August, the six-month […]

How does the government’s Green Homes Grant work?

With just a few weeks remaining until the opening of the Green Homes Grant, many buy-to-let landlords are preparing to take advantage of the initiative. Hundreds of thousands of property owners, including buy-to-let landlords, will be able to apply for vouchers of up to £5,000 for energy-saving home improvements, with the poorest getting up to […]

Most landlords stood by their tenants during the lockdown

Some 87% of landlords who received a received a request from a tenant for a rent reduction or payment holiday due to COVID-19 agreed to a concession, Vesta research shows. More than a third (35%) received a request from a tenant for a rent reduction or payment holiday from March to June, outlining the scale […]

Landlords – Can Students Demand Break Clauses In Their Accommodation Contracts?

University students believe break clauses should be automatically included in tenancy agreements to protect them financially in the event of a second wave of the coronavirus, according to a survey conducted by websites Money Magpie and Save The Student. The break clause would lapse the rental contract, meaning students required to return home if their […]

Eviction Rights for Tenants and Landlords

Across the UK there are millions of people in private rented accommodation, and millions more in social housing. Despite this, there is still a great deal of confusion around the rules and regulations for both tenants and landlords – especially when it comes to eviction. We’ve put together this guide to simplify things for everyone, […]