NEWS


October 16, 2020
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.

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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.


How can London-based landlords and letting agents attract tenants as rents slide in the capital?

London rents slid by 3% during the first half of 2020, driven by lockdown and a changing UK rental market.


Renters ‘more vulnerable’ to economic shocks as landlords told to brace themselves for long term uncertainty

Renters are in a more vulnerable financial position than homeowners and are more likely to suffer during an economic crisis, new research has found.


Housing marketing set to restart as viewings in England allowed in easing of coronavirus lockdown rules

Property professionals have welcomed new regulations allowing property viewings and visits to estate and lettings agents from Wednesday in England as the government eases the coronavirus lockdown.


Lettings agents should prepare for a ‘busy summer period’

The rental market has skidded to a halt during the coronavirus crisis, with tenants and landlords alike pressing pause as the lockdown and social distancing rules restrict viewings and people feel the squeeze on their finances.


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