Build to rent could support increased demand in the rental sector

Build to rent could support increased demand in the rental sector

Build to rent properties could be the answer to addressing Britain's property supply, according to a new report. The British Property Federation (BPF) and Savills, in conjunction with the London S [...]

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13-March-17 General Lettings News
Low-income households being “priced out of rental market”

Low-income households being “priced out of rental market”

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has suggested that rents are not in-line with household incomes, which could be problematic for landlords looking for new tenants. According to RICS [...]

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10-March-17 General Lettings News
North East rental initiative could improve renters' credit scores

North East rental initiative could improve renters' credit scores

A new initiative from Experian is set to help private tenants improve their credit histories. Galley Properties is set to be the first estate and letting agent in the North East to provide this new se [...]

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09-March-17 General Lettings News
Rental prices see rise across Scotland

Rental prices see rise across Scotland

The Scottish rental market has seen a surge, starting the year off on a good footing, with average properties being let for £571 per month, reports the Property Reporter. New data from Your Move [...]

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08-March-17 General Lettings News
London boroughs pricing families out of renting

London boroughs pricing families out of renting

London rental costs have increased so much that a family of four looking for a property in Hammersmith and Fulham will require a six figure income to afford a basic living space. According to new rese [...]

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07-March-17 General Lettings News
Mayor of London calls for short-term lets to be limited at 90 days

Mayor of London calls for short-term lets to be limited at 90 days

The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called for short-term lettings to have a set limit on the maximum duration someone can rent for in the city, it has been reported. Recently, Airbnb, which allow [...]

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06-March-17 General Lettings News
UK's private rented sector remains larger than social renting

UK's private rented sector remains larger than social renting

For decades, private rentals in the property market were few and far between, with councils and housing associations dealing with the vast majority of the rental market. However, the rise of the priva [...]

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03-March-17 General Lettings News
UK property prices continued to rise in February

UK property prices continued to rise in February

Heading into this year, there would have been little surprise to anyone if the property market had experienced something of a more difficult time than it has endured over the past few years, as the im [...]

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02-March-17 General Lettings News
Building society calls for the government to reform Stamp Duty

Building society calls for the government to reform Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty has been criticised for a number of reasons over the past few years. Whether it's the fact that it was increased to try to stop the flow of property into the hands of landlords, or beca [...]

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02-March-17 General Lettings News
London buyers carrying out 'postcode research' could save themselves thousands

London buyers carrying out 'postcode research' could save themselves thousands

Buyers in London have long been looking for ways to make their property purchases even just that little bit cheaper, with house hunters looking at moving to commuter towns around the capital's sur [...]

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01-March-17 General Lettings News