How will the new cap of 5 weeks deposit affect Tenants?

The latest amendments to the incoming Tenant Fees Ban Bill include a detail that will be of interest to tenants across the UK. Earlier this month, Housing Minister James Brokenshire successfully argued that the tenant deposit cap should be reduced to five weeks, from the previously agreed six weeks.

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Citizens Advice – how can they help you as a tenant?

If you’re experiencing problems in relation to renting, or simply need to find out more about a certain issue, it can be difficult to know where to go for reliable advice. You may not be able to afford solicitors’ fees, but independent guidance is readily available free-of-charge.

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Housing Benefit: Are You Entitled to It?

Housing Benefit, which is soon to be replaced by Universal Credit (UC) across the UK, is still used in large areas of the country. However, many people do not realise that they are entitled to claim it. This post looks at what Housing Benefit is and whether you might be able to receive it.

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