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home owndership trends Home ownership has fallen to the lowest level since 1980s

As we see a spike in private renting, home ownership has fallen to the lowest level since the 1980s. 19% of households now live in privately rented accommodation, which is the highest proportion the UK has seen since records began. Coinciding with this, there has been a significant fall in the amount of households living…

Firewalk photo Jo’s walking on fire…

Our Marketing & Lettings Administrator Joanna Jordan will be taking part in a sponsored fire walk to raise money for Helen & Douglas House! The fire walk will be held Saturday 15th March, and Jo aims to raise over £100 for the charity. Although a little nervous, she’s really excited about the challenge: “Helen &…

Oxford floods Business Rate relief for Landlords affected by the floods?

The flooding in the UK has had a devastating impact on many properties throughout the country. For many landlords, this has significantly affected their livelihood. Due to this, the NLA is keen to encourage the Government to widen its offer of 100 per cent Business Rate relief for those affected by the recent devastation caused…

1 in 3 landlords.... Great opportunities to expand your portfolio

Although it has been recorded that tenant demand is at its lowest in 3 years, 1 in 3 landlords are currently looking to expand their portfolios in 2014. According to landlord today, “52% of landlords were reporting an increase in tenant demand at the end of 2011, but that fell to just 35% by the…

house price pic Struggling tenants at an all time low

According to research conducted by the NLA, the number of tenants struggling to pay their rent is at an all-time low since records began in 2009, dropping from 65% to 27% in the past 5 years. Not only are tenants finding it easier to pay their rent, they also feel that their rent is good…