Rent Controls Coming to Scotland?

Could rent controls be introduced in Scotland? A new campaign has been launched that seeks to bring in proper controls in the country.

According to campaigners, the current system is not working for tenants, and big changes need to be brought in to ensure a fairer system – and that should include rent controls.

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Rental fraud - Is it on the rise?

A recent report suggests that a particular type of bogus landlord rental fraud is on the rise in the UK. According to Action Fraud, the online fraud and cybercrime arm of the City of London Police, there were 28 report of bogus landlord fraud between December 2018 and February 2019.

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Rents grow in London for the first time in 3 years

A recent report shows that rents in some areas of London rose in February, for the first time in three years. According to upmarket, international estate agency Knight Frank, an increase in demand for rental homes in parts of greater and outer London helped push some rents a little higher in February 2019, compared with a year earlier.

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Rents rise in 2019

There’s some bad news for private rental sector tenants across the UK, as the latest report from ARLA Propertymark shows that the number of tenants whose rent has increased, has risen for the first time since September 2018. The property body said that the increase came amid a rise in demand and is also likely reflective of landlords’ reaction to numerous fee rises and charge increase in recent years.

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