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MPs debating plans to include rent payments in credit scores - 23 October 2017

MPs will today debate whether rent payments should be included when calculating credit scores to support tenants wanting to buy a home of their own. The RLA has called for these proposals to be introduced after a survey of almost 3,000 landlords found that 61 per cent would support such a move. At present, credit rating agencies do not routinely include rent ... more

Government’s Grenfell appeal - 23 October 2017

The government is asking all private sector bodies for help in identifying all residential buildings over 18m (ACM clad or not) to help find those at risk from potentially dangerous cladding. There is currently no central database that government can call on and so it is asking building owners and managers to submit a form, if they own/manage any residential buildings over ... more

Forum Spotlight: Can I enter property to carry out inspection without tenants' permission? - 20 October 2017

This week’s forum spotlight focuses on a landlord who wanted to know how he could gain access to a property to carry out a maintenance inspection. The landlord had an issue with a tenant who was not answering their phone calls or text messages regarding the landlord gaining access to the property in order to carry out a routine inspection. In the ... more

Young tenants being hit by tax hike on landlords - 20 October 2017

One in five private landlords are now less willing to rent to young people as a result of tax increases being imposed according to new research published today. With half of 16 to 34 year olds now living in the private rented sector, the RLA is warning that young tenants will be hit hardest by the changes as landlords ... more

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