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The December Rentshield Rental Index

Friday, January 11, 2019

Welcome to the Rentshield Rental Index...your latest update of rental amounts, variance levels and rent to income ratios throughout the UK.  Key headlines from the December Rental Index Rents in the UK rose by 1.5% in December compared to the same month a year ago; the average rent now stands at £921 a month Rents in London increased by 4.7% in December this year compared to December 2017; the average monthly rent in the capital now stands at £1,596…


Our Christmas opening hours

Monday, December 17, 2018

  Friday 21st December Open as normal Saturday 22nd December 9.30am - 1pm Sunday 23rd December CLOSED Christmas Eve CLOSED Christmas Day CLOSED Boxing Day CLOSED Thursday 27th December 9am - 5.30pm Friday 28th December 9a…


Rental sector review – what have we learned in 2018?

Thursday, December 13, 2018

It’s been another eventful year in the lettings industry, with new legislation to come to terms with – including new minimum energy efficiency standards, changes to HMO regulations and section 21 notices, and the next stage of the phasing out of mortgage interest tax relief – plus the ongoing division and controversy caused by the proposed ban on letting agent fees. Here, we carry out a quick review of what happened to the rental sector in 2018 and what letting agents nee…


The November Rentshield Rental Index

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Rentshield Rental Index provides you with a monthly update on rental values, variance levels and income to rent figures broken down by UK region.  Key headlines from the November Index Rents in the UK rose by 1.5% in November compared to the same month a year ago; the average monthly rent now stands at £918 a month Rents in London increased by 4.4% in November this year compared to November 2017; the average monthly rent in the capital now stands at £…


Three rental sector talking points from the Budget

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  This year’s Budget might have been unique for being held earlier than usual (to give the government extra room to breathe on Brexit negotiations), on a Monday rather than a Wednesday and at the later time of 15:30 GMT, but it was quite low-key from a housing perspective.   There were, though, some points of note for those operating in the private rented sector. Here, we look at three talking points from the Chancellor’s latest address…  …


The October Rentshield Rental Index

Friday, November 9, 2018

It's time for your monthly update of the UK rental market! Each month we put together the Rentshield Rental Index, filled with the most up to date rental figures from your region and beyond...make sure you check back next month for November's figures.  Key headlines from the October 2018 Rental Index Rents in the UK rose by 2.1% in October compared to the same month a year ago; the average monthly rent now stands at £928 Rents in London increased by 4.…


Party conference season – what was said about the rental market?

Thursday, October 25, 2018

  The party conferences of the two main political parties threw up some interesting developments with regards to housing and the rental market. Here, we take a closer look at what went on and what might be announced in this month’s early Budget...   Conservative Party conference: Extra stamp duty Theresa May’s speech might be better remembered for her dancing onto the stage to Abba’s Dancing Queen, but it also contained some major policy announ…


The September Rentshield Rental Index

Monday, October 8, 2018

The Rentshield Rental Index is packed with all the lastest figures from the Private Rental Sector throughout the UK. This is your one stop shop for rental figures, income to rent ratios and variance levels in your region and beyond.  Key headlines from the September Rental Index Rents in the UK rose by 1.7% in September compared to the same month a year ago; the average monthly rent now stands at £943 a month Rents in London increased by 3.0% in September this…


Fees ban - what's the latest and how could it affect you?

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

  In early September, following their summer break, MPs reconvened in the House of Commons to debate letting agent fees as part of the Third Reading and Report Stage of the Tenant Fees Bill.   The Bill passed both stages with little or no opposition. It also passed the formality of the First Reading in the House of Lords. It's now widely expected that the ban on letting agent fees - and the cap on security and holding deposits - will be introduced early next year,…


The August Rentshield Rental Index

Monday, September 17, 2018

Welcome to the August Rentshield Rental Index! Here you can find all the latest rental figures, patterns and rent to income ratios for your region and the rest of the UK.  Key headlines from the August Rental Index Rents in the UK rose by 0.9% in August compared to the same month a year ago; the average monthly rent now stands at £947 a month Rents in London increased by 1.4% in August this year compared to August 2017; the average monthly rent in the capital…