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Government Reviewing Dodgy Rent-To-Rent Market

Strengthening protections for landlords and tenants ...


Posted by Helen Beaumont on 17/05/2023 @ 8:00AM

In a significant move aimed at safeguarding the interests of both landlords and tenants, the UK Government has pledged to clamp down on the exploitative practices of rent-to-rent operators ...

Actively addressing the issue of rent-to-rent abuse will foster a rental market that is fair and transparent!

Actively addressing the issue of rent-to-rent abuse will foster a rental market that is fair and transparent!

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With the growing concern surrounding these dubious practices, the Government has recognized the need to implement stricter measures to regulate the rental market and ensure fair treatment for all parties involved.

"The proposed crackdown signifies the government's commitment to addressing the rising instances of abuse and exploitation!"

Rent-to-rent, a practice where a tenant sublets a property to other tenants sometimes without the landlord's consent, has been increasingly associated with unscrupulous activities, including overcrowding, substandard living conditions, and financial exploitation.

By implementing stronger regulations, the government aims to create a more transparent and fair rental market that benefits all stakeholders involved. The new measures are expected to include comprehensive licensing requirements for rent-to-rent operators, ensuring that only reputable and responsible individuals or companies can engage in this practice.

The government aims to prevent unqualified and unethical operators from exploiting the system. Additionally, they plan to enhance monitoring and enforcement mechanisms to detect and address any instances of non-compliance. This proactive approach will involve increased scrutiny of properties involved in rent-to-rent arrangements, with regular inspections to ensure compliance with safety, health, and habitability standards.

I believe this is a crucial step towards restoring trust in the rental property market. By holding unscrupulous operators accountable, the government aims to protect both landlords and tenants from potential reputational and financial loss or property damage!

The proposed measures will not only benefit landlords by reducing the risk of their properties being misused or damaged, but will also provide tenants with greater assurance of their rights and safety. Actively addressing the issue of rent-to-rent abuse will foster a rental market that is fair, transparent, and conducive to healthy landlord-tenant relationships.

This is definitely a positive step forward.

Until next time ...



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Helen brings the personal tax planning experience of the top 20 tax companies to Essendon. Formerly of MacIntyre Hudson (with 45 offices nationwide), Helen worked at Chancery for more than 10 years before joining Essendon as the personal tax specialist.

Tax Planning can make a considerable difference to your tax liability. Helen has specialist knowledge and experience in tax planning and uses every opportunity to minimise your tax bill is utilised. By analysing your investments, income, profit and expenditures, Helen will provide strategic tax planning expertise that could offer significant savings, whilst delivering clear, honest advice and guidance.

When Helen is not at Essendon she spends time with her young son and likes going on long walks with the family dog.