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Do Landlords Need to be better Educated on the Benefit System?

By Rent Guarantor on 21/04/2020

In light of the ongoing situation with Covid-19, and an increase of furloughed workers, it has become pretty evident that some Landlords/Estate Agents are not as clued up on the system as they would have us believe. However, with them now having to face the chance that their tenants may not be able to pay rent, it is a better time than ever to separate the facts from the fiction.


Rents Seen Stagnating - But Not Falling - For The Next Year

By Rent Guarantor on 20/04/2020

Average rents across the UK are expected to hold steady around current levels over the next 12 months, as uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus and the Government's exit strategy from current emergency lockdown measures weigh on demand for new rental contracts. That's a different view from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' (RICS) latest housing market survey, which in previous months and throughout much of 2019, reported expectations for further, notable rent rises. 


The Importance of Close Management of Rent Payment Holidays

By Rent Guarantor on 14/04/2020

While it’s great that the UK Government is proving to be supportive and encouraging towards financial forbearance during the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s essential that landlords and letting agents manage the situation carefully to avoid difficulties in the future. 

Where rent payment holidays are agreed or other informal changes between landlords and tenants arise, a system must be put in place to help closely monitor, manage and record exactly what should be happening right now. It’s also important to have an eye to the future and have clarity on when and how any payment holidays or temporary rent reductions are repaid.


Renting a House Share as a Non-Student - Things to Consider

By Rent Guarantor on 16/04/2020

Finishing University and don’t want to move back in with your parents? Never left and just want to move out into your own space? A house share is the perfect, most affordable option for a independent home whilst you find your feet and get your finances in order. However, it can also come with a few problems if you don’t do you research beforehand. 


Relocating – What to Consider?

By Rent Guarantor on 08/04/2020

Relocating to a new area is one of the biggest decisions a person can make. Whether you are a student about to leave for University, a couple moving for future job prospects or a family wanting a change and better quality of life. There is no one reason to make such a big change.