Lack of TrustMark engineers stalls Green Homes Grant vouchers scheme
MPs have expressed concern that the Green Homes Grant initiative is going so slowly that it could be a decade before the take-up target of issuing vouchers to 600,000 homes is reached.
An online survey on the Green Homes Grant in November conducted by the EAC revealed only 1300 companies had registered with the Government’s approved installers for the scheme.
Government pushes forward with pro-pet tenancy contracts
Continuing to go all-in with its new model tenancy agreement, the government has included pet-friendly allowances to make things fairer for tenants.
Designed to counter landlords usual stance of a 'no-exception ban' on pets in their properties now, tenants with “well-behaved pets” will be able to get tenancy far more easily.
Rogue East Midlands landlord feeds into extreme negative stereotypes with big Housing Act violations
A Nottingham-based landlord who refused to implement improvements to dangerous living conditions in their buy-to-let property has been hit with a £1000 fine.
A variety of category 1 and 2 hazards were found in landlord Haroon Karim’s property, violations that included dangerous stairs, structural collapse, excessive cold, damp, mould and fire hazards.
More senior citizens choose to rent later in life, study suggests
According to Girlings, a specialist rental provider, more and more people are deciding to rent when they reach the twilight of their years;
This curiosity has slowly grown over the past decade, seeing the 55 to 64-year-old age category in the private rented sector with an Assured Tenancy rise by 118 per cent, based on research from Paragon Bank.
The East Midlands sees an increase in year-on-year rental yield
According to the latest rental yield from buy-to-let lender Fleet Mortgages, the East Midlands has seen an increase, bucking the general trend of the nationwide figures as a whole.