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  • credit history

    Landlords and letting agents will soon have access to information on potential tenants' rental records.

  • Olympic rings

    The Olympics are fast approaching, but if you are thinking of cashing in by renting out your home be aware that it isn’t just a case of sticking an advert online and handing over your house keys....

  • Rents in England and Wales rose by 0.1% in January to an average of £712, according to LSL Property Services.

  • rental contract

    Renters have received a double whammy of good news, with more rental homes coming onto the market and a fall in average rental prices, according to findaproperty.com.

  • house of £10s

    Rents in England and Wales rose for the ninth consecutive in October, according to a report from LSL Property Services. The average monthly rent is now £720.

  • House of £20's

    Rents across the country are rising at their fastest pace in a year. The average monthly rent in England and Wales rose by 1.2% to £713 in August, surpassing the previous record high of £705,...

  • Two people arguing

    What rights do landlords have if their tenants stop paying the rent? Janet Waine, a legal expert, and Moneywise offer some advice.

  • House with coins

    Private rents rose 0.6% month-on-month in July to a record high of £705 a month on average and taking annual rent inflation to 4.2%, according to LSL Property Services.

  • Model house with coins

    The average rent in England and Wales has increased to £701 a month, with London and the North East seeing the biggest rises.

  • Tenancy agreement

    Nearly two-thirds of 20 to 45 year-olds don't believe they have any chance of getting onto the property ladder, according to research out today.