United Kingdom Home Europe United Kingdom Regional Statistics Landlord Law in United Kingdom More GB × United Kingdom Regional Statistics Square Meter Prices Rental Yields Rents Price/Rent Ratio Price/GDP per Cap Buy/Sell Costs Capital Gains Tax Price Change 1 yr Price Change 5 yrs Price Change 10 yrs Landlord & Tenant Law GDP Per Capita GDP/Cap Growth 1 yr GDP/Cap Growth 5 yrs Economic Freedom Ec. Freedom 5 yrs Competitiveness Property Rights Index Currency +/- Value Taxes on Residents Financial Overview Overview House Prices Market in Depth Rental Yields Income Tax et al Tax Example Taxes if Resident Buying Guide Landlord and Tenant Property Inheritance Country Statistics Property Investments Key Contacts Accountants Lawyers Real Estate Agents Mortgages Landlord and Tenant Law in United Kingdom compared to Europe Footnote | Export Sort: Alphabetically | Ascending Rank | Descending Rank Click name of country for detailed information Strongly Pro Tenant Pro Tenant Neutral Pro Landlord Strongly Pro Landlord Liechtenstein Slovenia Czech Rep. Moldova Ukraine Macedonia Latvia Monaco UK Malta Romania Bulgaria Hungary Croatia Finland Norway Slovak Rep. Greece Poland Austria Estonia Netherlands Italy Russia Germany Portugal Switzerland Belgium Lithuania Ireland Cyprus Turkey Sweden Spain Denmark Luxembourg France Strongly Pro Tenant Pro Tenant Neutral Pro Landlord Strongly Pro Landlord United Kingdom: Landlord and tenant laws The amount of control the landlord has over his property, measured on a five-point rating scale: Strongly Pro-landlord = 2 Pro-landlord = 1 Neutral = 0 Pro-tenant = -1 Strongly Pro-tenant= -2 We look at factors such as the following: Can rents be freely agreed between landlord and tenant? Can the landlord collect security and rental deposits, and are the amounts limited? Must contracts be for specified periods? Can either landlord or tenant terminate early, and what are the penalties for early termination? Does the tenant have a right to extend? Does the court system work? How long can it take to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent? For fuller details see the Data FAQ. The resulting rating is the Global Property Guide's view, and not necessarily that of the contributing law firm (in cases where we have asked law firms for contributions and input). Source: Global Property Guide Research, Contributing Law Firms The United Kingdom (UK) has monthly and quarterly house price time-series. The Land Registry has a monthly house price index. Nationwide, and the Halifax, and many other commercial organizations publish quality UK house price time-series. Construction activity is published by Office for National Statistics (ONS) and property transactions data by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). The rents situation is much less good, the only figures being from the Association of Registered Letting Agents (ARLA).