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Are You Using The Correct Process?

Being an agent or an Independent landlord is no means an easy job, knowing when to provide the correct documents at the correct times is crucial in making sure any tenancy is conducted in the correct manner and allowing a tenancy to be effective for the safeguarding of the tenant but also the landlord and their asset. The activist group Generation Rent is urging tenants to scrutinise the paperwork they...

Property Letting Portal of the Year 2021 – UK

Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence - Property Letting Portal of the Year 2021 – UK In January 2021 Letting had received notification that a submission from an external Government body had recommended Letting Cloud on merit of innovation and Excellence in the property portal industry. We were delighted as a team to receive this news and we accepted the award and virtually celebrated as a...

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...

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Pet Friendly Portal

Working from home has seen a rise in more tenants looking to have a pet. As the first portal to introduce a pet friendly section on our platform, we have seen a rise in landlords accepting more tenants with pets having piloted 18 properties where landlords have allowed pets and each property was let within around of 3 days of advertising with Letting Cloud. We get around 15 enquiries a month from...

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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The Rental Market is Steady and Rents on the dip in some areas of the UK.

Market Rental Figures Rents have dropped in the past four months to September, the average rent for a two bedroom property decreased from £777 to £767, a one percent fall. The average in Scotland to rent a two bedroom property per month: Edinburgh averaging £1,100 – one per cent dipGlasgow averaging £800 – steadyAberdeen averaging £700 - steadyDundee averaging £600 - steady The...

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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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