Rent control is frequently proposed as a solution to the housing crisis. Advocates might not always be precise about what they mean by the term, but the idea of regulating, capping or stabilising rents tends to attract popular support….
The Government is “asking too much too quickly” of landlords, Levelling Up and Housing Secretary Michael Gove admitted yesterday indicating he plans to “relax” the looming EPC deadline….
Waking up to the sight of black mould spreading across your bedroom walls would be distressing for anyone, but if you live in rented accommodation, there is an added layer of anxiety.Complaining about the disrepair in your rented house could lead to a section 21 eviction notice – a retaliatory action often dubbed a “revenge eviction”….
The UK is in the grip of a rental crisis. How would generative AI solve soaring rents and unprecedented demand?…
The competition watchdog has launched an investigation into the rental market in a fresh crackdown on landlords as rents soar amid a shortage of rental properties….
The long-awaited Renters’ Reform Bill bans no-fault evictions, permits renters to have pets and introduces rolling tenancies in the biggest shake-up of the rental sector in 25 years….
Not long after the global financial crisis, soaring house prices through the 2010s turned residential property into the largest capital asset and best long-term investment in the world. In the same period, rates of owner-occupation fell across the UK, US and Australia. Now, for the first time in 50 years, a growing proportion of households in these countries rent….