Renting

Rental round-up: Bank of Mum and Dad helps pay the rent

The Bank of Mum and Dad is helping their kids in the rental market to the tune of £2.3 billion, according to new research.

Rental round-up: A ‘bleak year ahead’ for tenants

Monday, 02 October 2017 | News

Tenants across the UK face higher costs over the next year as rents continue to rise year on year, with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) predicting that rents will grow at a faster pace than house prices...

Rental round-up: rents start to fall for first time in eight years

Friday, 23 June 2017 | News

Bad news for landlords but tenants can look forward to cheaper rents, according to HomeLet, which reports rents falling for the first time in over eight years.

Low paid staff work until lunchtime just to pay their rent

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 | News

Brits earning between £16,000 and £23,000 a year have to work for 15 hours of their working week just to pay their rent, research by Shelter has revealed.

Rental round-up: cheaper to rent than to buy in London

Friday, 19 May 2017 | News

Research by property portal Zoopla suggests it is cheaper to rent than to buy a property in over half (54%) of UK cities.

City Survivors: It’s about time Generation Rent got some good news

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Here’s a statement that’ll either make you laugh or cry, or possibly both – millennials face an average wait of 59 years before they have enough in savings to get on the London property ladder.

Rental round-up for March: good news for tenants as rent rise slows

Thursday, 27 April 2017 | News

It’s good news for tenants as rents are rising at a slower pace in the UK with a wider choice of properties on offer. Londoners, in particular, have witnessed a slowdown in rental growth.

Wanted: young professional to live rent-free for a year in London

Thursday, 01 June 2017 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Rising rents and unaffordable house prices are two things I often bemoan in my City...

Rents start to slow - with London feeling the pinch

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 | News

Rents in the UK were fairly static or started to fall during February, according to the main industry polls, with landlords hesitating to raise rents because of fears that tenants won’t find them affordable.

Generation Rent save for up to 10 years for a deposit on their first home

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 | News

Almost a quarter of first-time buyers have to wait up to 10 years to build up a deposit for their home, according to new research.

Rising rents hit vulnerable tenants

Thursday, 09 March 2017 | News

Tenants on benefits are being pushed out of the private housing market due to rising rents, according to a new survey.