Or, conversely, would you offer your own home to visiting tourists? It may sound like an idealist travel scheme for hippy types, but it’s becoming an increasingly popular way to travel for people of all ages.
The Scottish government has ruled that letting agents and landlords shouldn’t charge upfront fees to tenants outside of their deposit. With rents rising and evidence of high fees, should the rest of the UK follow?
As rents rise and wages are squeezed, headlines abound over how the UK’s tenants are struggling. This is only half the story. Tenants may also be faced with other costs at the beginning, during and end of a tenancy.
As high house prices push Britain into becoming a nation of renters, the rights of tenants often seem to be left out. Do we need more regulation to keep rogue private landlords from taking their tenants for granted?
I’ve just moved into a new flat on my own – and boy does it cost a lot. Unfortunately, I’m far from alone in feeling ripped off by the rental market and excluded from the property ladder. So what’s to be done?
Is your house big enough? According to a new report, many newly-built homes are dramatically smaller than recommended minimum sizes, but just how much do home buyers care about the size of their new home?
A new scheme, SAFE agent, aims to reassure tenants and landlords that their money is held separately to the agency’s. Amazingly, this isn’t required by law, so is this scheme going to give renters peace of mind?
Thinking about taking the government up on its new shared equity scheme for first-time buyers? Before you grab that property ladder rung, there are some scary sums to get your head around first.
Thousands of students will find out whether their A Level results are up to scratch for their desired uni place tomorrow. But even if everything goes to plan, there could be a nasty shock around the corner – rent’s on the up.
New plans in the government’s Energy Bill mean landlords could be forced to renovate the least energy-efficient homes. Surely great news for tenants, but will it mean there are fewer rental properties on the market?
Reports that Britain will become a nation of renters thanks to high house prices and restricted mortgage lending may be right – but we’re worried about this for all the wrong reasons…
Millions of tenants don’t have their deposits in a protection scheme. And since there aren’t many rights for renters in the UK, it’s crucial to use free services to stop dodgy landlords withholding our deposits.
Online property portal Rightmove is teaming up with BT to list the broadband speed of homes on its website. Would you pay more for a new home that guaranteed faster broadband?
If you’ve ever been stuck at home watching daytime TV, you’ve probably seen an ad for sale-and-rent-back schemes. They may seem like a good way out of a financial hole, but our research suggests otherwise…