According to a study by a house and flat share website, a small minority of tenants haggle on the advertised price, but over three-quarters of landlords would lower the rent for a good tenant.
After debating the private rented sector in the House of Commons, Labour's motion calling on the government to implement its policies was defeated.
A recent study conducted by Landlord Action has found that 62% of legal notices served to tenants contained flaws that could have them thrown out of court.
As George Osborne announces new powers for the Bank of England to control the size of mortgages, Govenor Mark Carney hints that the interest rate may rise this year.
New data from a rental index shows that rents in England and Wales have risen sharply, with the rate of supply failing to keep up with the number of tenants seeking to rent.
Housing minister Kris Hopkins has launched a new How to Rent guide for tenants in the private rented sector, aimed at making tenants more aware of their rights.
According to figures from Leeds City Council, over a thousand new jobs were created for local residents in the last year as a result of new developments, with thousands more expected in the coming years.
Plans for a new law were recently announced in the Queen's Speech, which will make it illegal for landlords to look the other way when tenants engage in criminal behaviour.
A new survey of private residential landlords shows that the majority of landlords are committed to their local areas, but the NLA fears local investment could be jeopardised by licensing schemes.
Following a consultation on the private rented sector in March, the Department for Communities and Local Government is considering new laws to protect tenants from retaliatory eviction.