tenants

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...

Property Rental Market Hit By Storm As Demand Trumps Supply

Property Rental Market Hit By Storm As Demand Trumps Supply

UK Property Rental Market Sees Lowest Supply In Almost A Decade

  • Room wanted’ ads outnumber ads for ‘rooms available’ on SpareRoom for only the third time in six years. Last time this happened was in September 2019 and before that, August 2015.
  • The demand surge is driven by people coming into the market, rather than moving within it.
  • Out of the UK’s 50
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How will HMO licensing changes impact London’s biggest property rental market?

How will HMO licensing changes impact London’s biggest property rental market?

How will HMO licensing changes impact London’s biggest property rental market?

Research by central London estate agency, Bective , has revealed how new HMO licensing rules will impact London’s biggest property rental market, Westminster.

The new HMO licensing rules came into force in Westminster at the end of August 2021. In short, they state that shared houses or flats where 3 or...

Covid rental arrear woes start to ease for UK landlords property

Covid rental arrear woes start to ease for UK landlords

Research by the nationwide buy-to-let specialist, Sequre Property Investment , has revealed that the tide of pandemic rental arrear woes that have impacted one in five landlords could be starting to turn, as the majority are now seeing a reduction in the level of late rental income owed to them.

The survey of nearly 4,000 UK landlords commissioned by Sequre Property Investment found...

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...

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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Tenants happy to pay more for well-furnished rental properties

According to the latest research by Manor Interiors , the experts in build-to-rent furnishing solutions, a furnished rental home could not only improve your chances of finding a tenant, but it could increase the monthly level of rental income secured.

The rental market can be a competitive space and opting to furnish your property before renting it could help you stand out from the...

To let

Majority of tenants would pay more in rent for a property that better suited their needs

UK rental properties don’t meet the needs of modern-day tenants, with the vast majority (83%) stating they would pay more for a property that did.

That’s according to a study commissioned by build-to-rent specialists, Ascend Properties , which found 81% of tenants don’t think rental market stock is up to scratch in today’s world.

When asked as to why, 24% stated they didn’t...

Renters rights

Renter rights: Tenants pay out nearly £450 on work that could be meant for landlords

- Almost one in five tenants (19%) are confused about who is responsible for rental property repairs -

  • Problems with plumbing, heating and damp are most common in rental problems, according to Confused.com research
  • More than one in five tenants (22%) have paid out to cover the cost of repairs - including plumbing, electrical and boiler issues
  • Almost a
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Cat on sofa

Over 7 in 10 Brits say having a Pet at Home reduces Loneliness

The UK is a nation of serious pet lovers and up until recently, finding a home that was pet-friendly has been notoriously difficult, especially for people in London.

According to recent research by Estate Agents Douglas & Gordon 82% of people say having a pet would positively impact their mental health, with 76% saying a dog or cat at home would make them feel less lonely....

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