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RLA members raise £1,500 for charity - 26 September 2016

RLA members have donated goods worth £1,500 to charity via new app Gone for Good. Gone for Good asked RLA members to donate unwanted items from their properties to be sold to raise cash for a range of good causes. In the two months since the scheme was launched donations from RLA members have helped a variety of charities to the ... more

Cinema rooms, gyms and ensuites – how to ensure your student let measures up to the new kids on the block - 23 September 2016

No matter where you are in the UK, being a landlord is becoming a more and more competitive business. For the most part this is considered a good thing, as the more competitive the market is, the more choices tenants have and the harder it becomes for criminal landlords to operate. It can almost be described as a ‘organic’ way of improving ... more

Tenants and landlords being failed by local authorities - 23 September 2016

Tenants and landlords are being let down by local authorities who are failing to use powers to tackle criminal landlords. In a new report homeless charity Shelter claims 12.9% of renters have suffered at the hands of their landlord, based on a survey of more than 3,200 renters by YouGov. Researchers found tenants had experienced a range of problems including unprotected deposits, ... more

The Spread of the Bedroom Boom - 21 September 2016

The use of Airbnb in the UK has exploded over the last 12 months. In our previous research report into Airbnb we identified a growth of 27% between February 2016 and June 2016 alone, to a staggering 42,646 listings in London. Our latest research report into Airbnb created a lot of discussion in terms of whether this was good ... more

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