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Tenancy deposit disputes are down in 2020 across the UK
July 2, 2020

Tenancy deposit disputes are down in 2020 across the UK

The number of rental deposit disputes lodged with Hamilton Fraser’s government authorised deposit scheme, mydeposits, has fallen by -15 per cent across England so far…

Which UK city is the most affordable for renting?
June 24, 2020

Which UK city is the most affordable for renting?

According to our latest rental market analysis London has been the most affordable city for renting in England and Wales over the last five years…

Rental strike could cost London’s buy to let market £1.5 billion a month
June 22, 2020

Rental strike could cost London’s buy to let market £1.5 billion a month

Our recent research has highlighted how detrimental a rental strike could be to London’s buy to let sector and the unintended consequences this would have…

How holiday savings can contribute towards rental costs
June 17, 2020

How holiday savings can contribute towards rental costs

Did you know the average person in the UK spends £826 on a week of sun, sea and sand each year? With many travel restrictions…

Tenants face over a year of rent arrears due to the financial impact of COVID-19
June 16, 2020

Tenants face over a year of rent arrears due to the financial impact of COVID-19

Tenants across the UK could be facing months of rent arrears payments as a result of the current pandemic. Our latest research has found it…

Can commuter savings help tenants overcome the cost of renting
June 3, 2020

Can commuter savings help tenants overcome the cost of renting?

With many of us still restricted to working from home or on furlough, our latest research, shows the average UK commuter is saving £66 a…

Our free Rental Wellbeing helpline has launched!
May 22, 2020

Our free Rental Wellbeing Helpline has launched!

We are pleased to announce that we have successfully launched our new Rental Wellbeing Helpline for tenants 🎉 The new helpline has been developed to…

Lockdown could result in an increase in average rent and deposit costs
May 14, 2020

Lockdown could result in an increase in average rent and deposit costs

Our latest research has highlighted how a lockdown reduction in rental stock entering the market could result in higher rental and deposit costs for UK…

How has the lockdown affected those saving for a rental deposit?
May 13, 2020

How has the lockdown affected those saving for a rental deposit?

We have found that during the current pandemic, nearly half of people asked have had to dip into their savings for rental or purchase property…

The aftermath of rental deposits following the tenant fee ban
May 12, 2020

The aftermath of rental deposits following the tenant fee ban

What has happened to the average cost of a rental deposit since the introduction of the tenant fee ban? Looking at the average cost of…

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