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Just a Small Increase in Late Rental Payments Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

By Rent Guarantor on 11/05/2020

At a time when lockdown rules have seen numerous employees lose some or all of their income due to being furloughed or even losing their job, research suggests the number of rents that are being paid late has risen by only a small proportion. That means that even though times are tough for many UK residents, the vast majority are still managing to pay their rent or have come to an agreement with their landlord.

Landlord

Investing in Rental Properties, A Beginner's Guide

By Rent Guarantor on 06/05/2020

Investing in a buy-to-let property is a big commitment, but one that pays real dividends - literally. This week we are going to take a look at some of the things one should consider when investing in a rental property, from financing to the type of tenants you are targeting.

Tenant

Ways to Pay - Alternatives to Paying Your Rent by Cash or Bank Transfer

By Rent Guarantor on 29/04/2020

Banking has seen some revolutionary changes in the last few years - mobile banking has become second nature and we have seen a move away from traditional banks to ones operating almost entirely online. Now is the perfect time for landlords to revamp their rent collection and collect rent quickly and easily at the touch of a button. 

This week, we are going to take a look at alternative rent payment options landlords and tenants can use. 

Tenant

Highest Number of Tenancy Renewals in March Since 2008

By Rent Guarantor on 04/05/2020

The latest research shows that tenancy renewals for the month of March were the highest in over 10 years, as tenants opted to stay put during the coronavirus lockdown. In addition, there were more rental properties available in March than February, leading some experts to believe that despite signs rental demand will increase post-lockdown, rents could decline by more than 2% due to the number of job losses and wage cuts tenants across the UK will likely face.

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UK Lettings Market Could "Explode" in the Second Half of 2020

By Rent Guarantor on 27/04/2020

 

A recent report suggests that rather than slowing down in the second half of the year, which is typical for the UK's lettings market, it's possible it could gain pace and 'explode quite quickly' once there's more certainty and lock down measures are eased and eventually removed.