£65 million support package for vulnerable renters

Government have announced a £65million support fund to cover vulnerable renters’ arrears built during the pandemic. Welcoming the news, Isobel Thomson, safeagent Chief Executive, said: “From the start of the pandemic safeagent has called for no additional debt for those tenants who are most in need. We are delighted that this support is not in the form of […]

Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021

Today, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled his spending plans in a Budget he said would “prepare the country for a post-Covid age of optimism”. He noted the Government have been more successful in preventing the long-term economic damage of Covid and said unemployment is expected to peak at 5.2% – meaning over two million fewer people […]

Help the sector understand the benefits of smart meters

As energy costs continue to rise, agents and their landlords need to understand more about the benefits of smart meters to support tenants and encourage their installation, says safeagent. Our call comes ahead of the first Smart Meter Awareness Week (18-22 October), which aims to help landlords, letting agents and tenants understand the benefits of […]

White paper on PRS reform delayed until 2022

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) have revealed that they plan to publish the White Paper on PRS reform in 2022, allowing the “additional and necessary time to develop the balanced package of reforms that we promised to deliver.” The Department said that will “not only allow us to benefit from continued work with […]