This is something OpenRent has been campaigning for since founding in 2012. So we’re in the mood to celebrate!
Almost three years since being first announced, the Tenant Fees Act will finally come into force in England on 1st June. A similar law will commence in Wales in September.
Continue reading “🎉Celebrating the End of Tenant Fees in England & Wales🎉”
Have you been offered a ‘nil deposit scheme’ from your agent? It’s an offering that is getting people talking. But should you say yes?
From 1st June, landlords will only be able to take five weeks’ rent as a tenancy deposit. This increases to six weeks for properties whose rent exceeds £50,000 per year.
Continue reading “Maximum Tenancy Deposit: the New Rules and How to Calculate 5 Weeks’ Rent”
On Wednesday, OpenRent Co-Founder Adam Hyslop argued that there is no point banning ‘No DSS’ adverts without first tackling the reasons that cause some landlords to be unable to let to tenants claiming benefits.
Continue reading “OpenRent Co-Founder Adam Argues for Sensible ‘DSS’ Reform”
In case you missed it, the Government has announced plans to end Section 21 evictions. They promise “the biggest change to the private rented sector in a generation”.
Continue reading “Section 21 Evictions to Be Abolished: What Landlords Need to Know”
This is a guide for tenants on the Homes (Fitness) Act (2018). To see the landlord guide, click here!
A quarter of privately rented homes are considered non-decent according to government guidelines. Continue reading “New Rules to Help Tenants in Unfit Rental Properties”
As the UK’s largest letting agent, OpenRent has been asked to contribute to the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s investigation into lettings industry practices around tenants who claim benefits. Continue reading “OpenRent Letter to Work & Pensions Committee Inquiry”
Hey, Harry here from OpenRent’s Product Development Team.
We’ve launched some handy new features over the last month or so. I’m going to tell you all about them. Continue reading “Product Update: March 2019”
A verdict of the High Court has slammed the Government’s Right to Rent scheme. The mandatory document checks were called “discriminatory”, with “little or no effect” on immigration.
Continue reading “Right to Rent Checks Attacked by High Court”