NEWS


June 13, 2021
Sales of halogen light bulbs to be banned from September

Halogen light bulbs will be banned from this September as part of a raft of measures by the UK government to tackle climate change.

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Buy-to-let tax policies ‘have driven 250,000 landlords from sector’

The stamp duty surcharge and the tailing off of mortgage interest tax relief have driven hundreds of thousands of landlords from the buy to let sector, new data suggests.


City to country exodus led by older renters

The much talked about city to countryside exodus triggered by the pandemic has been largely led by older renters according to a new survey.


Landlords set to benefit from possible stamp duty holiday extension

Landlords could be among those who benefit from a rumoured extension to the stamp duty holiday until the end of June.


London rents plummet by as much as 20%

Private rents in London have fallen by as much as 20% in some parts of the capital, fuelled by fall in international student numbers, short lets flooding the market and an exodus of tenants to the suburbs.


House prices rise with highest single month increase in 16 years

The housing market has seemingly shrugged off coronavirus woes and bounced back to new heights with the average cost of a house in the UK increasing by a little over £3,000 in August.


Rentguard Issues


  • Majority of landlords have helped tenants during coronavirus crisis
  • Rental crisis deepens with over 300,000 tenants late with rent payments
  • Rentguard’s administration fees