Proposals by the Climate Change Committee (CCC), appointed to advise the government on hitting emissions targets, combined with the government’s own proposals could see some big changes in store for the lettings sector. Just over a year since the introduction of new rules demanding all rental properties meet the standards for at least the Energy Performance Certificate band E, there could be a new target to hit within the next five years. Keep reading to find out what these E
The government adjusted the terms of the model tenancy agreement in January to make sure it was easier for renters to find properties if they owned pets. Figures show that, before the changes that took place on 28th January, only 7% of landlords advertised pet-friendly lettings. Given the increase in demand for the companionship of cats and dogs in the coronavirus lockdown, the Housing Minister Christopher Pincher explained the reasons behind the decision: “We are a nation of
The lettings market is becoming increasingly competitive, making it even more important for letting agents to finetune their marketing to landlords. Data showed a drop of 12% in the number of landlord purchases in 2018, and the situation has been fairly gloomy since then. With little help for landlords who have lost revenue from cash-strapped tenants during the coronavirus pandemic, the fear is that many may drop out of the sector. But what does that mean for letting agents?