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GDPR – let’s get prepared

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

  From 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) is coming into effect and will have an impact on the way that organisations can handle personal information and the rights that individuals have in relation to their data.   At Rentshield Direct, we process personal data for referencing, insurance and marketing purposes, so we want to reassure you that we’re fulfilling our responsibilities when it comes to handling personal informat…


The March Rentshield Rental Index

Monday, April 16, 2018

Every month, we like to keep you informed with up-to-date patterns and figures from the rental market. That's why we produce the Rentshield Rental Index, filled with rental information for your region and throughout the UK.  Key headlines from the March Rental Index Rents in the UK rose by 0.9% in March compared to the same month a year ago; the average monthly rent now stands at £912 a month Rents in London increased by 1.5% in March this year com…


Easter 2018 Opening Hours

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Friday 30th March - CLOSED Saturday 31st March - 9.30am - 1pm (Referencing only) Sunday 1st April - CLOSED Monday 2nd April - CLOSED Tuesday 3rd April - Open as usual

The February Rental Index

Friday, March 16, 2018

Every month we publish the Rentshield Rental Index, updating you with rental figures and patterns throughout the UK.  Key headlines from the February Rental Index Average rents across the UK rose by 1.2% in February 2018 compared to the same month last year; the average monthly rent is now £906 Rents in London increased by 1.1% in February 2018 compared to February 2017; the average rent in the capital now stands at £1537 a month When London is…


Office Closure - Friday 2nd March

Friday, March 2, 2018

UPDATE - Sunday 4th March We will be open as usual from 9am on Monday. UPDATE – 12:00 2 nd  March Due to the adverse weather conditions currently affecting the South West, it hasn’t been possible to open our office today. Our sister company, HomeLet, is able to assist with urgent queries for Tenant Referencing, Account Management and Tenant's Insurance. Please call 01626 771300, and select which department you require.  Unfortuna…


We're experiencing some staff shortages

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Due to the adverse weather that's sweeping the nation, we're sorry to say that we're experiencing some staff shortages. As a result of this you may find a slight delay if you're trying to call a member of our team.    Rest assured, we are working to respond to all calls as quickly as possible, and we apologise for any delays.    Don't forget, by visiting the Referencing section of Connect you'll be able to find updates on your r…


We've been named a top employer in The Sunday Times 2018 list

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

RENTSHIELD DIRECT, part of the Barbon Insurance Group, is celebrating a double success after being named one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For, and winning ‘Best Improver’ at last week’s award ceremony.   The listing is arguably one of the highest accolades in the business community and is ranked based on honest, unbiased feedback from staff members across a number of criteria, from wellbeing to development opportunities.   …


The January Rental Index

Monday, February 26, 2018

Each month we release the Rentshield Rental Index, keeping you abreast of rental patterns and trends from your area and throughout the UK.  Key headlines from the January 2018 Rental Index Average rents across the UK rose by 2.4% in January 2018 when compared to the same month a year previously; the average monthly rent is now £909 Rents in London increased by 2.3% in January 2018 than in the same month of 2017; the average rent in the capital now stands at &p…


Connect training videos

Monday, January 22, 2018

Our new referencing platform, Connect, is now live! We want to help you to make the most of Connect and its features...view our videos below to get started and learn how to use the variopus features to help make the referencing process quicker, easier and more efficient.  Connect - An Introdution Add Additional Tenants and Guarantors and How to Cease Referencing Amending a rent share Sending the link to the applicant Tenant/Guarantor app…


Christmas Opening Hours

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Referencing, Insurance & Account Management Friday 22nd Dec 9:30 - 5:30 Saturday 23rd Dec Closed Christmas Day Closed Boxing Day Closed Wednesday 27th Dec 9:00 - 5:30 Thursday 28th Dec 9:00 - 5:30 Friday 29th Dec 9:30 - 5:30 Saturday…