With a ban on letting agents and landlords charging fees to tenants in England now in force, our guest discusses what it could mean for the recovery of holding deposits.
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Britain’s broken rental deposit scheme is causing misery for thousands, we reveal in new research today. Our guest author, who wishes to remain anonymous, shares their experience…
Private rented accommodation is no longer a transitional stepping off point – it’s become an inescapable destination for many households in England. Is the sector working well enough?
Our investigation has uncovered rental properties in poor condition, vital safety information being missed on top of financial stresses. Have you experienced similar issues with a rental property?
Some letting agents and landlords are using holding deposits against potential tenants to secure higher rents. So how can you push back? Our guest, Sam Beswick, successfully claimed for a breach of contract… (more on holding deposits…)
The government has announced plans to bring about greater regulation of letting and managing agents, but we still have a way to go on detail. Have you had problems with a letting agent?
On 18 February, the government launched an eight-week consultation aiming to shape a better complaints system for housing issues. Here, our guest, Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, outlines the government’s plans… (more on housing complaints system…)
This time of year should be all about cosying up at home. But if you’ve got problems with your rented property, and your landlord or letting agent is refusing to make repairs, home could be the last place you want to be. (more on rental problems…)
A holding deposit has one job; to hold a rental property. But as Adam French, Senior Content Producer here at Which?, found out, it can be extremely frustrating when they don’t hold up their part of the bargain.
While your home may well be your castle, have you ever considered that it could also make you money? (more on making money out of your home…
Having just won a legal case against West Brom Mortgage Company, landlord Emma Hughes explains how the buy-to-let property market isn’t all roses.
(more about landlords…)
Could the flatshare or rental advertisement you’re looking at be a scam? How can you tell?
According to new research, one in five rental tenants expect never to see their deposit again after handing it over. Why is this?
Moving house can be expensive. And for those of us who rent, one of the most significant and annoying costs can be the fees charged by letting agents. It’s even more annoying when it’s hard to find what these are.