Tagged: marketing

How commuter rental hotspots compare with the costs of London living

How commuter rental hotspots compare with the costs of London living

Travel further to find more space for less rent. But does commuting make financial sense once travel costs are included? Ruth Bloomfield does the maths Renting has become the norm for a generation of...




First advice on letting agent fees due out this month

First advice on letting agent fees due out this month

The lettings industry looks set to have to comply with the ruling that agents must show their charges to tenants in all adverts, including listings on portals within weeks – even though official guidance...




It’s boom time for buy-to-let, so here’s your homework

It’s boom time for buy-to-let, so here’s your homework

The buy-to-let sector is booming with landlords tempted by lower house prices, rising rents and improved mortgage deals. Homeowners can no longer rely on house prices rising steeply, but with rental yields on the...




Warning for landlords and investors over size of contingency fund needed for buy to let

Warning for landlords and investors over size of contingency fund needed for buy to let

Residential investors and landlords in the UK are not factoring in the costs of owning a buy to let property with a contingency fund and this is leading to an upward trend in repossessions,...




Amnesty period announced over advertising watchdog’s ruling on fees

Amnesty period announced over advertising watchdog’s ruling on fees

Letting agents can breathe a sigh of relief – for the time being – over the Advertising Standards Authority ruling that fees charged to tenants must be shown alongside rents whenever a rental property is...




March Madness – Fees and Transparency

March Madness – Fees and Transparency

They say March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb …. well the weather most certainly has not, but for lettingsthe lion definitely came before the lamb this March.  At the start of...




Arrears and void periods fall – NLA

Arrears and void periods fall – NLA

Void periods in the private rental sector have fallen to their lowest average level in over a year according to research from the National Landlords Association (NLA).




Agents not yet complying with advertising ruling on displaying fees

Agents not yet complying with advertising ruling on displaying fees

Virtually no letting agents appear to be complying with the Advertising Standards ruling that they must show tenancy charges in their adverts as well as the rent. They seem to be awaiting advice from...




Rightmove to act today over lettings adverts and fees ruling

Rightmove to act today over lettings adverts and fees ruling

Rightmove is today adding a disclaimer to all its rental adverts. The move follows last week’s bombshell ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority that Your Move – and by implication, all letting agents –...




Letting agents not upfront about fees, says Which? Which? believes letting agents’ hidden fees are unlawful

Letting agents not upfront about fees, says Which? Which? believes letting agents’ hidden fees are unlawful

Which? believes that major letting agents are breaking the law by not being upfront about the fees they charge to clients. Following an undercover investigation, Which? discovered that many letting agents are not disclosing...