Category: Renting

London rental growth stalls

July’s countrywide lettings index shows that rental growth slowed across every region of the country. London recorded the first annual drop in rents for six years, falling by 0.5 % over the past 12 months.

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26% of parents are moving to secure a school catchment area address

Over 58% of parents in the UK with children of school age say catchments areas will have an impact on where they choose to live in the future.      

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Proportion of sales to landlords drops to a five-year low

The latest Countrywide Lettings Index shows that in the three months after the introduction of the new stamp duty surcharge (Q2 2016), landlord purchases accounted for only 8% of all homes bought, the lowest proportion since 2010 and 5 percentage points … Continue reading

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Being a Landlord…

Being a landlord is much more than just finding a tenant and collecting the rent. The perfect lettings strategy can deliver returns far beyond your expectations. What’s more, the right approach can also minimise issues, allowing you to enjoy your free time … Continue reading

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Londoners spend the highest proportion of their income on rent since 2007

According to Countrywide’s Monthly Lettings Index for May, the average cost of renting a one-bedroom home in Great Britain accounts for 48% of the post-tax income of an average young full-time worker.  This compares to 45% in 2007.  Rents have … Continue reading

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Our guide to the Right to Rent Scheme

With the new Right to Rent Scheme launched on 1st February 2016, Landlords are now required by law to check any potential immigration status before granting a tenancy. Failure to do so can result in fines of up to £3000. … Continue reading

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Continued rental rises throughout 2015

Analysis carried out by Countrywide has shown that rents for newly let homes continued to grow in 2015 albeit at a slower pace than in 2014.    

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Rental prices on the rise for one beds

The recent September issue of Landbays Rental Index has reported an annual rise in rental prices in the UK of 3.9% for one bedroom properties. The report suggests the reason for such growth is down to the huge increase in … Continue reading

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