Renters

The TENANT stamp duty charge that could significantly cost renters if ignored

London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves , has highlighted how the nation’s renters could find themselves paying significant penalties due to a little-known law that may require them to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) despite not actually owning their rental property.

SDLT has been a focus of the mainstream media ever since the government introduced a reprieve in 2020 to...

Renters splash cash making someone else’s house their home

New research reveals almost one in seven (14%) renters who spent money doing up their rental property paid over £1,000 for improvements -
  • New research reveals over a third (34%) of renters have spent money doing up their landlords’ properties, with almost one in seven (14%) of them having spent over £1,000 each
  • This is driven mainly by increased time spent at home and
  • ...

London rents forecast to increase 5.5% in 2022 as current market values breach pre-pandemic levels

The latest property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves , has revealed that rental values across the capital have not only bounced back versus the pandemic dip experienced in 2020, but have also breached pre-pandemic levels in all but three areas.

The research shows that between 2019 and the initial pandemic year of 2020, the average London rent...