Lettings Update October 2020

What landlords need to know to keep on the right side of the law These days landlords are required to meet a constantly changing raft of often disparate legal obligations. It leaves first-time and “accidental” landlords in a complete spin once they realise there’s more to renting out a home than ensuring the presence of […]
To access this post, you must purchase Subscribe.

Letting Update September 2020

The rental market continues to flourish with the average UK rent standing at £909, up 1.5% on the previous month. This headline from July’s HomeLet Rental Index is one of several positive market snapshots. Exclude London, and annual growth rises to 1.8%. The figure reflects a noticeable divergence between the capital’s rental market and that […]
To access this post, you must purchase Subscribe.

Lettings Update August 2020

Concern at a possible second wave of COVID-19 is having a positive effect on the lettings market, with Chestertons, one of London’s largest players – amongst others – reporting increased activity. It seems many are spurred on to ensure they are safely ensconced in their new rental properties before any fresh lockdown measures are imposed […]
To access this post, you must purchase Subscribe.

Coronavirus results in countrywide cash-in

Vendors of countryside properties are ‘cashing in’ on the coronavirus rush to get away from busy cities – and London in particular.

Lettings Update July 2020

There have been encouraging developments within the lettings market, triggered in mid-May when Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick set out plans to restart England’s property market. With many of those involved in the sale or rent of homes left in limbo during the lockdown period, the news that lettings and estate agents could once again re-open […]
To access this post, you must purchase Subscribe.

Tenants demand bike storage

Forget super-fast broadband and space for an office, bike storage is the latest ‘must-have’ for rental properties post-lockdown. This...

New tenancy electrical safety checks add to Landlord burden

New legislation for landlords to carry out electrical safety checks is due to come into force on July 1.

Landlords feel lighter after Letting Index results

Landlords in England can relax after it was confirmed the lettings market hasn’t suffered from the inactivity of the past couple of...

Build-to-rent popularity grows day by day

The number of Build to Rent (BTR) homes in the UK is now sitting at around 157,512. This is...

Lettings and renting in a pandemic

Ben Quaintrell, Letting Agent of 15 years (above). How to continue to survive and thrive during Covid-19 We hope you are managing to stay safe during these worrying times; we wanted to share the steps we’re taking that will allow us to continue to service our customers whilst ensuring we all emerge from this pandemic […]
To access this post, you must purchase Subscribe.