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Zoopla bans ‘no DSS’ rental adverts


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25 Mar 2019

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Property website Zoopla is to ban agents and landlords from barring benefit claimants in rental adverts from April.

 

The move to ban ‘no DSS’ style ads comes after the government revealed a crackdown on landlords discriminating against tenants receiving benefits, and has been welcomed by landlord groups and homeless charities....

One in three Brits would be happy to rent for life


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18 Mar 2019

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One in three Brits would be happy to rent for life, a new study has revealed.

 

The research by Hillarys interiors found that 35% of people surveyed would rent forever if their rights as tenants' were improved....

Council launches rating system for letting agents


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4 Mar 2019

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A Devon council has launched a letting agents grading system similar to the ratings used to assess food hygiene in restaurants.

 

Agents who sign up to Teignbridge Council’s Property Agent Rating Scheme (PARS) are able to display their rating with window stickers and certificates as well as on their websites....

Nine out of 11 regions in Britain see drop in total rent


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25 Feb 2019

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Nine out of 11 regions in Britain saw a fall in their total rent bill over the last year - the first in 10 years, a new survey has found.

 

Despite average rents rising 0.4% in 2018, fewer people renting homes meant the total rent bill shrank by £1.9 billion since 2017....

New law will give tenants the right to sue landlords


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18 Feb 2019

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A new law that allows tenants to sue landlords over 'unfit' homes will come into effect next month.

 

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act comes will become law on March 20th and means landlords can be taken to court if they don't complete necessary home repairs....