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We’ve been shortlisted for an award!

RENTSHIELD DIRECT MAKES THE SHORTLIST IN BIGGEST AWARDS FOR UK PROPERTY INDUSTRY   Rentshield Direct has been recognised for its outstanding customer service to its clients by The ESTAS, the biggest award scheme in the UK residential property industry. The ESTAS sponsored by Zoopla determines the best estate & letting agents, mortgage advisors and suppliers …

The February Rentshield Rental Index

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 …

Spring Statement lettings industry wish list

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 …

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

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 …

English Housing Survey review – rental sector continues to boom

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 …

The January 2019 Rental Index

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 …