After what feels like countless delays, we finally have our hands on the Renters Reform Bill. Introduced to Parliament, on 17th May 2023, the bill sets out the government’s plans to reform the private rented sector (PRS), after concerns that under the current legislation some tenants aren’t being protected properly. The bill aims to standardise rental conditions, and to ensure that all PRS tenants have safe, fit-for-purpose homes, to live in.

The government first published its plans in a white paper back in June 2022 (you can read our blog post on that here - LINK), and the majority of their original proposed measures are included in the new bill. However, there are a few exceptions that they now consider as ‘further improvements’ to be implemented later down the line. The publication of the bill takes the measures one step closer to being passed into law, in what’s being deemed as the most significant legal change in the lettings industry this generation has seen.

A late rental payment can be a stressful situation for a landlord, especially the first time you experience it, however unless you’re extremely lucky, its an eventuality most landlords will at some point face. The golden rule is not to panic or overact. There are many reasons why a rent payment could be late, and they don’t all automatically mean you have a bad tenant.  Below we explore how to deal with late rent payments, and tips on how to avoid late rent in the first place.


The number of people choosing to stay long-term in the same rental property has been steadily growing year-on-year, and with this comes the tenants desire to make-over the magnolia and put their personal stamp on a rental to make it feel more like home. However, allowing a tenant to decorate is a relatively new concept, and has become quite a controversial topic in landlord spheres, with both sides of the argument making reasonable and compelling points. If you are a landlord that is considering whether you should allow your tenants to decorate, follow our advice on how to reap the benefits and avoid the pitfalls.

Moving home can be an exciting experience but is often listed as one of the more stressful events in life. Finding your perfect property to begin with can be a challenge, with many people competing for the same property. So, make your application as easy as possible and stand-out from the crowd by being prepared with any documentation your landlord or letting agent may need to see as part of the renting process. Checks often included as part of the referencing process, and include confirming your identity, right to rent, your employment status, credit score, and references from any previous landlords. We have put together this helpful guide on what documents you will need to rent a property in the UK, to take the stress out of moving home.

The search for university accommodation starts early, so getting an understanding of the different types of tenancy that are available and how these may affect you is a good idea. Contracts and their terms and conditions can seem daunting and confusing, especially if it’s your first time living away from home. But we have put together a guide to teach you all you need to know before you take the plunge and sign on the dotted line.

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