ARLA responds to Westminster Hall debate on Tenant Fee Ban

On 6th September a Westminster Hall debate took place on the proposed ban on letting agent fees to tenants in England. The debate was sponsored by Kevin Hollinrake MP and received a response from the Housing Minister. There is no ‘result’ from the debate but it was an opportunity for MPs to express their opinions Read More >

Corbyn pledges to bring back Rent Controls

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the Labour Party Conference has included a commitment to introduce rent controls. This represents a further attack on the private rented sector and will drive down property standards for tenants. The Labour Party clearly has not learnt the lessons of history. The last time rent controls existed the private rented sector Read More >

Landlords less likely to rent to the young

Younger people will have more difficulty finding rented accommodation as a substantial proportion of landlords actively cut back on renting to under 35s. Although nearly all landlords are willing to rend to under 35s, many are changing their strategy to ensure that they have security of rent payment according to a major piece of research Read More >

Over Fifties eye Buy to Let for Retirement Income

Retired investors look set to give the buy-to-let market a boost with new research revealing that more than one in 10 over 50s want to buy an investment property when they retire. According to analysis from retirement income and equity release specialist Retirement Advantage, this would create 1.3 million new landlords. Half of potential landlords Read More >

Government Debate on Lettings Fees Ban

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has submitted evidence ahead of a debate on the proposed letting agent fee ban in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 6th September. To re-cap, the proposed ban will mean that tenants will no longer have to pay any fees at all – only one week’s rent for a holding deposit and Read More >