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Rents in Prime London Locations Soar As Demand Outstrips Supply

What does the future hold for London’s most sought-after rental markets? Prestigious postcodes in prime central London have always commanded a premium. But with demand currently outstripping supply, landlords with properties in the likes of Kensington, Chelsea, Mayfair, Marylebone and the City are achieving record-high rental prices. Is it sustainable and what does the future …

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Are Tenants and Landlords Actually in Perfect Harmony?

Often pitted against each other, recent research reveals that most tenants are actually happy with their landlord. Tenants and landlords are usually portrayed as mortal enemies, constantly at loggerheads and always at odds. The reality is quite different, however. It’s just that ‘tenant likes landlord, and is happy with living conditions and service’ doesn’t lend …

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Will the government listen to landlords in 2023?

Latest News: All you need is gov? If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s this: 2022 was full of news, and a lot of that news was about the government – or rather governments.  It was musical chairs for prime ministers, housing ministers and chancellors alike, and all of them were distracted …

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Finally, a Rental Fall?

There’s been a dip in average rents, but is it here to stay? The final months of 2022 finally saw a slight dip in average rents, with prices falling to their lowest levels since June 2022.  But before would-be tenants start jumping for joy and landlords sink into doom and despair, let’s take a look …

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Petition to Reverse Section 24 Gains Traction

Landlord petition calling for the reverse of Section 24 forces government response In 2015, then-Chancellor George Osborne sent shockwaves through the buy-to-let market when he announced the gradual phasing out of mortgage interest relief. Fast forward to 2023, and a petition calling for the reverse of those changes has now reached the required 10,000 signatures …

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Making Tax Digital: The Latest Changes

Making Tax Digital is coming, but did you know about the recent updates to the scheme? It’s understandable if you’ve missed the latest updates, after a Christmas break of family gatherings, presents and losing track of which day of the week it is, getting back into a working routine is hard, let alone catching up …

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Latest Rental Stats: Good news for landlords?

The latest rental stats are in. Will 2023 bring some stability to the rental sector? Through 2022’s many changes and challenges we’ve been wondering:  What’s happened to rental prices lately? Is supply going to catch up with demand any time soon? What will 2023 bring for landlords? Well, Zoopla has now released its latest quarterly …

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Rent to Rent Schemes: Too Good to be True?

Rent to Rent: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Property Admit it: at some time or other you’ve seen an amazing new product, imagined it solving all your problems and bought it straight away. Then three months later it’s gathering dust and you realise you’ve thrown away a few quid with no benefit. …

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Letting in December: The Highs and Lows

Are the rumours true? Is December really the worst time to let your property? It is true that the rental market certainly slows down significantly in the lead up to Christmas. Tenants are more likely to be looking to go home for the festive season than for their next home and landlords are aware of …

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EPC Support, Rental Reform and Rental Demand

Will a new £1 billion scheme help landlords keep up with tougher energy regulations? With new energy efficiency legislation in the pipeline, we’ve been wondering: What will energy efficiency upgrades cost landlords? Experts say it could be as much as £16 billion over the next few years. Add that to the cost-of-living crisis and soaring …