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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...

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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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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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