Corona Virus

What does the latest restrictions mean for you?

When you can leave home (UK Government) You must not leave or be outside of your home except where you have a ‘reasonable excuse’. This will be put in law. The police can take action against you if you leave home without a ‘reasonable excuse’, and issue you with a fine (Fixed Penalty Notice). Moving home You can still move home. People outside your household or support...

Landlords and Agents The Risk Of Virtual Viewings and Face To Face Viewings

Landlords and Letting Agents have all agreed that face to face viewings are still a high risk of spreading the infection unwarily. Some landlords and agents have gone as far as they will not conduct viewings during the Covid lockdown at rental properties. As a UK property portal we here mixed news from landlords and agents nationwide. The messages are mixed from devolved Government’s and this can be...

Shift from short term to long term lets

Pre corona-virus short term let landlords were contemplating the switch to long term rentals. The rise in sites such as Airbnb, Booking.com and Home & Away has made holiday lets a number one choice than hotels. It has also seen the rise in house parties, stag / hen parties staying and group bookings where it should only be a set number of guests. It has also seen a fall in long term properties being...

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Tenants get the support needed during rent crisis

With the global pandemic still here and everyday life a little strange, some tenants have found themselves in a struggle or a deeper struggle with financial difficulty. This effects the rental process as tenants cannot afford to pay the rent, benefits have been cut, personal debt rises and utility bills rise as we all were in lockdown. During lockdown our CEO Grant MacCusker took part in various zoom...

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Tenancy notice periods and rules update 2020 – 2021

From Saturday 29th August 2020, UK agents and landlords must now give tenants a minimum six months’ notice before they can evict any tenant. There are some exceptions, and they are in the most serious of cases, such as incidents of anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse. On Friday the UK Government made the announcement and the new rules came into effect the next day, Saturday. From August 2020...

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Tenant Demands in 2020

With the new normal in daily life and the property sector back in full swing we can start to see some trends in the letting industry. From January to June 2020 Letting Cloud surveyed over 500 tenants asking them to rank their top five rental property features on their importance. The results were different to what we at Letting Cloud had predicted. The top five are: Broadband Speed: Pre lock-down...

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Property Market July 2020

Property Market July 2020 As we start to see a “new normal” upon us. It is great to see the property market back up and running effectively. With lock down effecting the market for a few months due to tenants not being able to move from properties, we can see a few knock on effects for tenants and agents. Feedback from our agents is they expect the next couple of months to be a busier than normal...

Viewing Property during COVID-19

Things may seem strange but we are starting to see a new normal fall into place for the time being. Face mask's are mandatory in some countries and the good news is the property market has reopened. We have created a list of helpful tips for you to follow along with the government advise whilst thinking of renting out or viewing a property during COVID-19. If you have any of the below symptoms DO...

The UK property sector post COVID

How will the UK property sector look post COVID? I think we can all agree we are getting tired of Lockdown, COVID-19 and all things related!. It is still very much the main focal point in everything we do and i think this will be the case for a while to come. For the property market, sales and lettings there has been some major changes and also going forward i think these changes will stay. The...

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