how do i complain about my landlord?

How Do I Complain About My Landlord?

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Sometimes, landlords fail to serve their tenants as they should. They might neglect necessary repair works, intrude on tenant privacy by entering without permission,...
Rent or Buy: What should I do?

Rent or Buy: What Should I Do?

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Should I buy a home or just keep renting?  Due in no small part to the Covid-19 lockdown causing people to feel cooped up...

Parking, green space and balconies still top the London rental wish list

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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%...

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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.

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Buy-to-let yields remain flat year on year – Here are the property pockets bucking...

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The latest research from peer to peer investment platform, Sourced Capital, has revealed that buy-to-let rental yields have remained largely flat, up just 0.1% year on year. 

Croydon is London’s most affordable commuter rental hotspot

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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?

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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?

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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

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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...

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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. 

The cities with the highest demand for shared rental properties as tenants battle lockdown...

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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.

44% of people are dipping into rental and property deposits to survive lockdown life

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The latest research by rental deposit replacement scheme, Ome, has found that so far, the majority of people (56%) are yet to dip into their savings for rental or purchase deposits, but many of those that have been are struggling within the rental sector. 

Tenant tips to keep roomie relations in good health during lockdown

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Leading lettings management platform Howsy, has compiled a number of top tips to help keep roomie relations in positive territory as we enter the next stage of lockdown. 

High cost of renting and buying by hospitals highlights need for healthcare housing help

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Rental deposit replacement scheme, Ome, has looked at the cost of buying and renting a home around hospital sites throughout England and what this means for the hard-working front line nurses based on the average net salary available in each region for those working in the profession. 

Lockdown rental stock shortage will see rents and deposits climb

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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. 

The Pawfect Affordable Rental Locations for Pet Lovers

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A Government overhaul on tenancy contracts could soon see landlords no longer able to pass on a tenant simply because they have a pet,...

The DLR, Met and Piccadilly lines offer the best value for London home renters

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The latest research by the international rental marketplace, Spotahome, has revealed the current cost of renting across the London Underground by line, zone and...

Tenant tips to keep roomie relations in good health during lockdown

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Here’s our compilation of top tips to help keep roomie relations in positive territory as we enter the next stage of lockdown, as at...

Royal Rentals: Vancouver trumps London for rental market affordability

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Tag on ‘xit’ to anything these days and you’re bound to divide opinion with the latest being Megxit and the departure of Meghan and...

Property repossessions drop -2% year on year but the North West remains a hotspot

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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...

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The latest research by lettings management platform, Howsy, has revealed that demand for rental properties and the stock available to meet this demand has...

75% of income required to rent in parts of England – here’s how it’s...

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We can reveal the amount of net income required to cover the cost of renting has increased +16.8% in the last two decades to...

Dublin trumps London for property rental unaffordability

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The latest research by the international rental marketplace, Spotahome, has revealed that Dublin ranks higher than London for relative rental unaffordability, with just Lisbon...

Coast, country or city – which makes the best buy-to-let location?

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The latest research by leading lettings management platform, Howsy, has looked at which makes the best investment location for UK landlords when it comes...

Can I let off fireworks at my rental property?

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There’s a very real chance that by next year, the use of fireworks on private property will be illegal, but while this may be...

How to get essential home maintenance done by a professional during the pandemic

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Last week, tradesperson comparison site, HaMuch.com, highlighted that over the last year there have been 48,012 recorded incidents in Britain caused by gas, fire...

61% of Britain is still affordable for Generation Rent

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61% of Britain is still affordable for Generation Rent The latest research by lettings management platform, Howsy, has revealed that 61% of Britain still remains...

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