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The February Rentshield Rental Index

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Welcome to the Rentshield Rental Index, February 2019 edition! Here you can find our latest figured on rental amounts, variance levels and rent to income ratios throughout the UK.  Key headlines from the February 2019 Rental Index Rents in the UK rose by 3.8% in February compared to the same month a year ago; the average monthly rent now stands at £940 a month Rents in London increased by 4.0% in February this year compared to February 2018; the average monthl…


Spring Statement lettings industry wish list

Thursday, March 7, 2019

With Brexit still dominating proceedings, the forthcoming Spring Statement – the second major fiscal event of the year after the Budget – has rather gone under the radar. On Wednesday 13 March 2019, the Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his ‘mini budget’ and offer an update on the health of the country’s finances, just over two weeks before Britain is due to leave the EU. Public finances are set to receive a windfall, despite the Bank of Englan…


The countdown to the ban…4 opportunities not to be missed

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Fee Ban brings with it massive opportunity for you and your business. Why not spend the next 13 weeks thinking about how you can make the most of this and be READY! Opportunity 1 – Improve efficiency Most agents at this point are starting to think not only about increasing their revenue streams, but about where costs can be managed. When thinking about your spending, don’t just think about the physical pounds and pence something is costing you, think about the man h…


English Housing Survey review - rental sector continues to boom

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The rise of the private rental market over the last few years has been clear for all to see as the numbers of tenants, rental properties, landlords and letting agents continue to rise. This shift towards renting has admittedly brought its own problems for agents and landlords. Increased government scrutiny has led to a more regulated sector with more legal compliance obligations for those letting property than ever before. However, a more professional sector has its own merits and th…


The January 2019 Rental Index

Monday, February 11, 2019

The Rentshield Rental Index provides you with a monthly update on rental figures and statistics throughout the UK.  Key headlines from the January Rental Index Rents in the UK rose by 2.5% in January compared to the same month a year ago; the average monthly rent now stands at £932 a month Rents in London increased by 3.7% in January this year compared to January 2018; the average monthly rent in the capital now stands at £1,588 When London is ex…


Brexit update – what’s the latest for the lettings market?

Thursday, January 24, 2019

After the crushing rejection of Theresa May’s Brexit plan – which led to the biggest government defeat the House of Commons has ever seen – we seem no clearer on what will happen with the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, what type of deal we’ll leave with or whether we’ll even leave at all. All options now seem back on the table – from those advocating a no deal departure to those calling for a second referendum (or People’s Vote). Labour…


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 £…