Monday 18th September 2017

The rental market remains firm despite the various economic and political headwinds the sector has faced recently, the latest data shows.  Newly released figures from the HomeLet Rental Index, widely considered the most comprehensive data available on the UK’s private rental market, reveals that the average cost of a new tenancy in the private rental market in August hit £939 per calendar month, up 2...

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Monday 18th September 2017

Delays in universal credit benefit payments for housing costs are leaving claimants unable to pay rent and pushing some deep into debt, a committee of MPs has heard. The government’s own research suggests that a lengthy wait for Universal Credit, which combines six existing benefits into one, has been a key contributor in pushing some claimants into rent arrears, the government’s own research has found...

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Monday 18th September 2017

A private landlord has been fined £2,000 for renting out two properties in Peterborough without a licence which he was legally obliged to obtain under the city council’s selective licensing scheme...

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