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Ome’s top tips for student renters
September 15, 2020

Ome’s top tips for student renters

For students this year, university will be about support bubbles, remote learning and socially distanced socials. But it isn’t all fun and games. Heading into…

Where in England are tenants paying an above average rental deposit?
July 28, 2020

Where in England are tenants paying an above average rental deposit?

Using our own data and the rental price statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) we investigated the average rental deposit cost in each…

How much more does it cost to rent near a famous UK landmark?
July 22, 2020

How much more does it cost to rent near a famous UK landmark?

Our latest research has found that renting near to a famous UK landmark can cost as much as 207 per cent more than renting in…

Despite the tenant fees ban, the cost of securing a rental property has risen
July 3, 2020

How has the tenant fees ban affected the cost of securing a rental property?

The initial financial hurdle of securing a rental property has increased by as much as 25 per cent in some parts of the national property…

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…

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