Monday 10th June 2019

The average cost of renting a property in the UK increased by 1.6% in the 12 months to May, according to the latest figures.   The HomeLet Index, which is based on new lets agreed by landlords and agents using its referencing service, shows that the average rent in the UK is now £934 per calendar month (pcm)...

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Monday 10th June 2019

The UK has been ranked the fourth happiest place in Europe when it comes to satisfaction with our homes, according to the GoodHome Report, the largest study of its kind ever conducted. The research, which included a survey of 13,489 people across Europe, asking them a series of questions about happiness and the home, found that the Netherlands ranks number one for satisfaction with their homes, followed by Germany in second and Denmark in third...

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Friday 7th June 2019

Significant changes are being made to the Universal Credit system that will see the housing element of the benefit paid directly to landlords at the start of a claim. Currently, both social and private tenants who claim the controversial benefit are responsible for making rent payments to their landlord themselves...

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Friday 7th June 2019

A buy-to-let landlord will be sentenced today in Plymouth Crown Court after he admitted to using a secret camera to spy on his student tenant while she used the bathroom. Paul Potter pleaded guilty to three accounts of voyeurism last year after his student tenant discovered a camera, which had recorded images of her using the shower and toilet in a rented property...

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