12 February 2020
The latest lettings market snapshot provided by HomeLet shows that the average rent across the UK as a whole is now £953, up by 2.3 per cent on the same time last year.
31 January 2020
London’s asking rents hit a new record average of £2,119 per calendar month as the ongoing shortage of property for tenants continues to increase rents.
23 December 2019
An overwhelming proportion of letting agents – 84 per cent – say rents will rise next year, well up on the 65 per cent saying the same thing 12 months ago.
14 November 2019
The normally-sedate Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has issued an unusually stark warning to government, telling it to “stop meddling” in the private rental sector.
17 October 2019
New research from Rightmove shows almost a quarter of landlords are planning to sell at least one property from their current portfolio, despite substantial rent increases in some parts of the country.
11 September 2019
The government has been criticised yet again for what is described as its “incoherent” approach to the private rental sector.
09 September 2019
There is increasing evidence of the so-called unintended consequences of the tenant fee ban according to a major regional lettings agency.
11 July 2019
The average UK rent rose from £757 to £771 during the second quarter of 2019 – that’s 1.7 per cent, according to the latest edition of The Deposit Protection Service Rent Index.
21 March 2019
Another think-tank has come up with reforms which it wants the government to make to the private rental sector – and its chief objective is to introduce four year standard tenancy durations.
14 February 2019
You may be forgiven for thinking that rent takes up an ever-greater proportion of tenants’ income – but new figures out today show that is far from true.