BBC Panorama exposes the hidden risk of Shared Ownership
An investigation by BBC Panorama, broadcast on 25th November and available on iPlayer, has found that the UK government’s Shared Ownership scheme “has left...
I’m A Landlord & My Tenant Won’t Pay The Rent. What Can I Do?
If your tenant is refusing to pay their rent, there are several steps you can take, each with mounting severity. But the law is...
How Do I Complain About My Landlord?
Sometimes, landlords fail to serve their tenants as they should. They might neglect necessary repair works, intrude on tenant privacy by entering without permission,...
Parking, green space and balconies still top the London rental wish list
When it comes to the most sought after property features across the London rental market, the availability of parking or a garage tops the wish list for the capital’s tenants.
Renting near a famous UK landmark will set you back as much as 207%...
The latest research by rental deposit replacement scheme Ome has found that renting near a famous UK landmark can cost as much as 207% more than the cost of renting in the wider area.
City staycations offer the best rental yields for buy-to-let landlords.
The latest research by lettings management platform, Howsy, has looked at where across the UK offers the best rental yields for a buy-to-let investment when it comes to staycation potential.
London’s first-time renters spending 73% of income for a one-bed apartment, here’s where you...
Making that first move to London for work can be a daunting task, and the right balance of location and rental cost can make or break your experience of living in the capital.
London rental strike could cost the capital’s buy to let market £1.5bn a month
The latest research by deposit replacement scheme Ome, has highlighted how detrimental a rental strike could be to London’s buy to let sector and the unintended consequences this would have on the capital’s tenants.
Bournemouth rental demand explodes as tenants eye life by the beach
Demand for rental properties has increased by 2% between the first and second quarters of this year, although it remains -3% below levels seen this time last year.
Tenant deposit disputes down so far this year
The number of rental deposit disputes lodged with Hamilton Fraser’s government-backed deposit scheme, mydeposits, has fallen by -15% across England so far this year.
Hopping the Thames can save London tenants hundreds in rent each month
The latest research by international rental marketplace Spotahome has found that London’s tenants can reduce their rental outgoings by as much as -28% simply by crossing the Thames.
Forget London, Oxford is the UK’s least affordable rental market
The latest data on the cost of renting from the Office for National Statistics was released last week showing that rents in England have increased to their highest level on record.
Croydon is London’s most affordable commuter rental hotspot
Renting in a London borough with good transport connectivity can cost you 101% more in rent according to the latest research by international rental marketplace Spotahome. The research also shows that tenants pay £87 in rent for every train or tram stop present in each borough of the capital.
Is London the best buy-to-let investment?
The latest research by lettings management platform, Howsy, has looked at the facts and figures of investing in London’s buy-to-let sector.
Who needs a holiday when you can rent in Liverpool for three months for...
The average person in the UK spends £826 on a week of sun, sea and sand each year, however with many travel restrictions still in place, a trip abroad is looking increasingly unlikely in 2020.
Property investment Premier League champs crowned as league looks set to return
Things are starting to kick off in the Premier League, with Newcastle looking set to become one of the richest clubs in the world and confirmation that games will recommence on the 17th June.
Tips on pandemic pet rentals for landlords and tenants
Traversing the rental market at present is a tricky business and it can be even trickier if you have a furry friend with you, or any other pet for that matter.
Lisbon over London – the safest EU cities for working professionals relocating after lockdown
The latest research by Spotahome, the international rental marketplace, has highlighted which of Europe’s most popular capital cities for working professionals is home to the best mix of rental affordability and safety; for those looking to move once travel lockdown restrictions have eased.
It’s not just flights that are grounded, airport rental yields are flying below the...
Research by lettings management platform, Howsy, has found that when it comes to rental yields surrounding the UK's top 25 airports, just one offers a return above the UK average of 5%.
Landlords return as rental stock lifts in wake of market restrictions easing
In the wake of last week’s ease of property market restrictions, the number of rental properties hitting the market surged by as much as +44% in some UK cities as landlords returned and letting agents were able to resume business.
How much can commuter savings help tenants overcome the cost of renting?
With many of us still restricted to working from home or on furlough, research by deposit replacement scheme Ome, shows the average UK commuter is saving £66 a month that would have otherwise been spent travelling to and from work.
Online property market activity stats show impact of COVID-19 on European markets
The latest research by Spotahome, the international rental marketplace, has revealed online visits and engagement by homebuyers and tenants across 28 European nations has fallen by an average of just -0.4% monthly since November last year. However, in the UK the decline has been greater at -4.1%, as many have been unable to follow through with their search due to the property industry lockdown.
Free rental helpline launches as cost of renting increase by 94% for some furloughed...
Rental deposit replacement scheme, Ome, has brought forward the launch of their free to use Rental Wellbeing Helpline this week, as the company’s latest research highlights the sharp increase in the cost of renting for many UK tenants who now find themselves on furlough due to the spread of the Coronavirus.
Five investment options beating buy-to-let returns
The latest research by peer to peer finance platform, Sourced Capital, has looked at the best alternative investments to make for those currently wary about entering the buy-to-let market due to the current pandemic.
The cities with the highest demand for shared rental properties as tenants battle lockdown...
The latest research by lettings management platform, Howsy, has revealed where is currently home to the largest uplift in appetite for shared rental homes amongst tenants.
The buy-to-let hotspots where yields are defying the pandemic market lockdown
Latest research from lettings management platform, Howsy, has revealed the pockets of the UK rental market currently registering the strongest yields, as well as those that have seen yields increase despite the current pandemic.
Lockdown rental stock shortage will see rents and deposits climb
Research by rental deposit replacement scheme, Ome, has highlighted how a lockdown reduction in rental stock entering the market could result in higher rental and deposit costs for UK tenants.
Two beds make the best buy-to-let investment
Our research shows that across England, two-bed properties make by far the best investment option with the average yield at 4.8% compared to 4.1% for a one bed, 4.5% for a three bed and 3.6% for properties with four or more bedrooms.
The buy-to-let markets where rental yields have lifted since the tenant fee ban
Howsy, has looked at which pockets of the buy-to-let market have seen the biggest uplifts in rental yields since the tenant fee ban came...
Property repossessions drop -2% year on year but the North West remains a hotspot
Benham and Reeves estate agents reveal that the number of property repossessions seen across England and Wales over the last 12 months has dropped...
Rental demand and stock levels drop across the vast majority of UK cities due...
The latest research by lettings management platform, Howsy, has revealed that demand for rental properties and the stock available to meet this demand has...
Eight essential spring DIY jobs that could save you thousands
We reveal eight pretty simple DIY and trade jobs that will not only get your house ready for spring now that the worst of...
Coast, country or city – which makes the best buy-to-let location?
The latest research by leading lettings management platform, Howsy, has looked at which makes the best investment location for UK landlords when it comes...
Buy-to-let maintenance is costing UK landlords 28% of their annual rental income – here’s...
Buy-to-let maintenance is costing UK landlords 28% of their annual rental income - here’s where to buy to beat it Our research has found the...