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

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 …

The December Rentshield Rental Index

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 …

Our Christmas opening hours

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 9am – 5.30pm Saturday 29th December CLOSED Sunday 30th December CLOSED Monday 31st December 9am – 5.30pm Tuesday 1st January CLOSED …

Rental sector review – what have we learned in 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 …

The November Rentshield Rental Index

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 …

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

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 …