0800 912 0487

mobile friendly: 0330 100 7438

Monthly Archives: March 2015

Increase In Monthly Rent Reported By Some Letting Agents

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) produced a Private Rented Sector Report dated January 2015 that covered a variety of things. One of these was about rental income that landlords charged their tenants. The research was carried out by Opinium Research and involved 465 letting agent offices that are members of ARLA. The average number of properties that each ARLA office looked after in January 2015 was 184. Apparently, 27% of letting agents reported that from December 2014 to January 2015 they had seen property rentals rise. There were 4% that had said rentals had dropped with 22% saying that from 1% to 5% of tenants had been able to agree a lowering in their rental payments. The later is rather surprising in view of the fact that there is a very active rental market. Looking at the regions in which property rentals rose, it was found that the largest increases seen by agents was in the East of England with 35%. In comparison, in Wales, only 11% witnessed rises. Wales also saw the biggest number of properties drop their rent – 11%. The residential rental property market is extremely buoyant at the moment and, in fact, has been…

Why Shop Around For Your Landlord Insurance?

If you are considering buying or already own a property that you are to let out one of the things that you will wish to sort out is landlord insurance. Although you are under no legal obligation to do so, you will have paid a considerable sum of money to purchase the property. Therefore, it would make sense to protect your investment by arranging suitable insurance. If you are arranging a buy to let mortgage, it is quite likely that you will be approached by someone at the bank or building society who will offer to get you a quote for this type of cover. By all means, take them up on their offer and get a quote from them. However, you should seriously consider obtaining other landlord insurance quotes to see if you can improve on the package offered by the insurance company that the lender has referred you to. When shopping around, you should not just base your decision on how much the landlord insurance premium is but you should also make sure that things like the level of cover meets your requirements and that you are happy with the excesses payable should you have to make a…

LandlordInsure is owned by APB Media Ltd - an Introducer Appointed Representative of One-Sure Insurance Limited, which is authorised & regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under firm reference 447730. You may check this on the FCA's register by visiting the FCA's website, www.fca.org.uk/register/ or by calling 0800 111 6768.

* Take out an insurance policy through One-Sure Insurance Limited and if you find a cheaper Insurance quotation within 48 hours, subject to written proof being received that the Insurance quotation is on a like for like basis, One-Sure Insurance Limited will cancel the Insurance policy and issue you with a full refund.