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Government should do more to support the increasing provision of private rented accommodation by councils to help ease the housing crisis, researchers argue.
The mayor of London today launched a new public online database which will enable people to check ‘dodgy’ landlords and letting agents.
Homelessness is hitting professionals who would never have faced problems finding a place to live in the past, according to the local government watchdog.
Landlords are calling for a mechanism for them to reclaim any rent arrears built up by Universal Credit (UC) claimants who move out of their property.
People on low wages spend nearly half their working day earning enough to pay their rent, according to housing campaigners.
The mayor of London yesterday announced the launch of an online database that will ‘name and shame’ criminal landlords and letting agents in the capital.
A tribunal hearing has ruled that a council can consider the planning status of a property when determining an application for a renting license.
Councils are now able to impose heavy fines on rogue landlords as an alternative to prosecution, housing minister says.
The Government’s freeze on housing benefits could leave some private renters in work at risk of eviction, new study says.
Landlords are ‘operating illegally’ by using companies such as Airbnb to avoid rules and taxes, MP warns.