The best way to ensure shared rental success, is to live with a bunch of like-minded souls you enjoy being around and don’t mind sharing a loo seat with.
The news surrounding the UK’s property market during April has been interesting, as always. We’ve picked out a few highlights to help keep you abreast of everything need to know!
First of all, we’re going to start with some house price news from the monthly Nationwide and Halifax indices, before moving onto some other relevant reports.
Landlords have had a hard time over the last few years. Lots of new regulations and tax measures have been introduced, and these have had a big impact on the profits that landlords are able to make from their properties.
Rent controls have been introduced in many countries over the years. But are they actually a good thing?
The logic is that they prevent landlords from charging too much to tenants, but this isn’t how it often works out. In fact, according to new research, rent controls can actually hurt tenants.
You might have seen that infographic about the UK rental situation doing the rounds on social media the other week. The authors of the book it was taken from have a very definite stance on what they see as the inequality of the private rental market, but whether or not you agree with them, there are some alarming figures in there.
On March 11th, 2020, the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, will announce his first budget. While we won’t know exactly what will be announced until the date arrives, there are a few areas to look out for related to the property market that might affect landlords, homeowners and tenants.
The Tenants Checklist For Hassle Free Renting
As the global Covid-19 pandemic continues, certain formerly niche words are working their way into the mainstream. Two months ago no-one knew what ‘furlough’ meant, while ‘isolation’ was something endured by high-security prisoners or Alaskan hunters. Another term you might be hearing a lot at the moment is ‘rent holiday’. But what does it actually mean, and as a tenant should you be asking your landlord for one?
There has never been more a divide between city and country living. With technology constantly developing and the population increasing, their differences from 20 years ago are now even more enhanced.
If the time has come for you to move out from the family home, you’re probably thinking about where you’re going to live. In many cases you may be faced with an interesting choice; should you rent a home or buy one. If you’re unsure which option will be cheaper, its worth considering all aspects of both renting and buying before you make your choice.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced in October 2008, and since then they have been an essential document for landlords and tenants.
With Brexit negotiations under way little under a year since the vote to leave European Union was decided, it’s a tense time for many. For housing market investors, it’s more uncertainty with no real ways of measuring the impact so far or potential change to demand in the future. But, there is a new report, based on the number of registrations from EU citizens searching for homes in the UK, that offers some useful insight.
Maybe you’re moving in with your other half, or maybe you can afford to get a new place without selling the old one. Whatever the reason, letting out your flat can be a great way to boost your income, but there are a few things worth knowing before you take the plunge and become a Landlord.
There’s an art to getting the most out of your rental property. On the one hand, you want to be maximising the amount of rent you’re getting, while on the other hand, you’ll want to minimise your expenses.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has recently admitted that updates to form 6A at the end of July were incorrect, and has rolled back the form available on Gov.uk to the previous version. But what was wrong with the form, how did it happen, and is there anything you need to do as a landlord?
The Government's long awaited and much delayed housing white paper was finally published last week. The 104-page document contained a lot of information and detail, most of which was welcome. However, having good ideas and implementing them are two very different things.
Britons are the most concerned about housing than they have been for over 40 years, a recent survey from pollsters Ipsos-Mori shows.
Your rent might make up a large part of your monthly spending, making it hard to save. But if you want to get on the property ladder, you’ll need to be able to save up a deposit. So how can you do it? Here are some tips on saving up while you are renting.
If you’re wondering where the best locations are for commuting into London, the cost of public transport will be a key factor as well as your rent. So here are a few suggestions to give you an idea of prices – hopefully there’ll be something here that sparks your interest.