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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 …

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 …

Three rental sector talking points from the Budget

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 …

The October Rentshield Rental Index

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 …