Blog - Residential lettings
Monday, December 5, 2016
The Frost Partnership has branched out this winter, with the launch of a new lettings department in our Ashford office from December 5th. The Ashford lettings team will be headed up by Josh Frewin who has worked for The Frost Partnership for 5 years, most recently in our Staines-upon-Thames office. Having lived in and around the area all his life, Josh is ARLA qualified and will be putting his extensive local lettings knowledge to good use, working particularly closely with associates in nearby offices at Feltham and Staines-upon-Thames.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Rent arrears are a real concern for many landlords across the UK. Recent research shows that 32% of landlords say they have experienced rent arrears in the last 12 months as around 67,000 households are struggling with severe rent arrears across England and Wales. Increased pressure on household budgets, unemployment or ill-health can all affect a tenant’s ability to pay their rent and can’t always be predicted. But whether you are an experienced landlord or new to the lettings market, you can make sure that rent arrears don’t keep you awake at night. With The Frost Partnership you can relax, knowing we’ve got it covered.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Enquiry levels indicate that landlords and buy-to-let investors are returning to the market after a lull following Stamp Duty changes in April, according to Rightmove. The portal’s Rental Trends Tracker for Q3 2016 shows buyer enquiries from potential landlords and investors are now back, up 30% on May figures, following a short-term dip caused by the additional Stamp Duty charges that came in on April 1st this year.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
With the predicted shock of Brexit so far not having had the anticipated impact on the UK property market, the outlook for buy to let is rosy with the lowest ever interest rates a potential boost for investors. Most UK landlords still see letting property as a part time activity; most own just one property with rent making up less than half of their total income. But evidence suggests that rent is increasingly becoming a significant income stream for part time landlords, with an accompanying trend towards larger portfolios. Between 2010 and 2016, those managing only one property fell from 78% to 63%, while those with 2-4 properties rose from 17% to 30%.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
No landlord wants the expense of lengthy void periods between tenancies. And, in theory, it should be easy enough to find new tenants with the current shortage of properties. It’s not always easy, however, to find tenants that match your requirements, so here are some tips for finding your ideal tenant.