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The CHEAPEST cities in the UK to RENT an apartment

Stoke-on-Trent is the cheapest city for rent according to new data, whilst London is the most expensive  

  • Analysis reveals that Stoke-on-Trent is the cheapest city in the UK to rent an apartment with tenants paying £489.22 a month on average.  
  • Bradford and Sunderland are the second and third most affordable cities for tenants.   
  • London, Brighton and
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Tenant applications for London rentals double in the last six months

Data from central London estate agency, Bective , has shown how tenant demand has returned to the capital’s rental market as the pandemic freeze continues to thaw.

Bective’s analysis of new lettings applicants shows that in the six months between October 2020 and March of this year, the number of new applicants climbed by 34% when compared to the previous six months (April 2020 to...

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...

UK Families Can Lose Up to £400 Million In Rental Deposits Because Of Household Damages Caused By Kids

UK Families Can Lose Up to £400 Million In Rental Deposits Because Of Household Damages Caused By Kids

Recent research has shown that curious kids can cause up to £400 of damage around the house before the age of three. With one million private renters who have children in the UK, this can amount to £400 million in deposit deductions.

Digging into recent data, London based...

Where do we need more rental properties?

The latest research by nationwide buy-to-let specialist, Sequre Property Investment , has revealed which regions of England present the most promising opportunities for buy-to-let landlords based on a shortage of stock in the current rental market.

By analysing the overall stock levels of private rented homes in each region of England and comparing it with the number of available...

Landlords are failing tenants with cheap, dated and unhygienic furnishings

Manor Interiors , the expert in build-to-rent furnishing solutions, has found that the vast majority of UK tenants have found themselves living with furniture that is unfit for purpose having moved into a furnished rental property.

For many tenants, a furnished rental property is the preferable option as it saves a great deal of hassle on moving day, while others simply don’t own...

Pandemic uncertainty pushes more tenants towards long-term tenancies

Research from build to rent specialists, Ascend Properties , has further highlighted the important role of the sector in meeting the needs of the modern-day tenant, as an overwhelming majority say they want longer-term tenancies.

The survey of over a thousand UK tenants commissioned by Ascend found that 93% of those asked think that tenancies longer than 12 months should be more...

Renters: The dos and don’ts of doing up your home - according to property experts

  • Renting a property has become cheaper than buying for the first time in over six years
  • Searches for ‘houses to let near me’ have increased by 377%
  • Experts reveal the dos and don’ts of renovating a rented property

The pandemic has led to a change in the costs of buying and renting a home across the UK. And according to recent figures, renting is now...

UK Families Can Lose Up to £400 Million In Rental Deposits Because Of Household Damages Caused By Kids

Recent research has shown that curious kids can cause up to £400 of damage around the house before the age of three. With one million private renters who have children in the UK, this can amount to £400 million in deposit deductions.

Digging into recent data, London based Estate Agents Douglas & Gordon have researched and compared the most common and costliest household damages...

500,000 more of us are now renting - These are the areas with the biggest increases

The latest research by nationwide buy-to-let specialist, Sequre Property Investment , has revealed where across the nation has seen the biggest swing towards renting when compared to homeownership in recent years.

Sequre analysed data on dwellings across each area of England since 2012 and found that currently, 19.5% of the 24.4m dwellings across England sit within the private rental...

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