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3 July 2021

Voids down and rents up across the country as lettings market soars - Goodlord Rental Index

Rents increased in every region monitored by the Goodlord Rental Index in June.

3 June 2021

Voids tumble as ‘summer of lettings’ swings into gear - Goodlord Rental Index

Voids are tumbling across the country and rents continue to be more resilient than predicted, shows the latest Goodlord Rental Index.

6 May 2021

Rents steady as incomes rise, but voids see a slow down in April - Goodlord Rental Index

There was little change to average rents in England in April 2021 showed the latest Goodlord Rental Index, but void periods rose in most areas of the country.

6 April 2021

Rents rise alongside incomes during March - Goodlord Rental Index

Each region monitored by Goodlord saw a rise in the average cost of rent during March, the first time we have seen such a uniform increase across England since July 2020. 

24 March 2021

Student rent revenues drop by 30% year on year

An analysis of 255,000 tenancies shows that revenues from student lets dropped by 30% in 2020, with the amount spent on student properties dropping from 12p in every £1 to just 8p between 2018/19 and 2020.

23 March 2021

12 months of COVID-19: The impact on the lettings market in numbers

Once lockdown came into effect on 23rd March 2020, the impact on the sector was swift, but the pace of activity appears to be increasing, pushing volumes much closer to those seen in 2020 before the pandemic hit. 

3 March 2021

Rents hold steady and falling voids give cause for optimism in February - Goodlord Rental Index

Average voids dropped by 3 days across England as a whole shows the latest Goodlord Rental Index, with certain regions seeing a sizeable reduction in voids.

3 February 2021

Voids up but rents hold steady during January - Goodlord Rental Index

Rents are holding steady in the regions monitored by the Goodlord Rental Index, despite the slower pace of lettings at the beginning of the year.

6 January 2021

Lettings market remarkably resilient throughout December - Goodlord Rental Index

The cost of rent saw only minimal change in the regions monitored by Goodlord during December, with average void periods either improving or holding steady.

2 December 2020

Rents drop in November as lockdown slows UK lettings market - Goodlord Rental Index

The cost of rent dropped in every region monitored by Goodlord during November, with void periods edging up in most regions.

Voids down and rents up across the country as lettings market soars - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 03 July 2021

While all eyes were on the sales market ahead of the June 30th Stamp Duty deadline, the lettings market recorded a strong month according to the Goodlord Rental Index, with voids continuing to decrease and rents strengthening across England. 

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Voids tumble as ‘summer of lettings’ swings into gear - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 03 June 2021

The rental market roared back to life in May after a steady start to 2021, with void periods diminishing across the country, according to the latest Goodlord Rental Index. Despite the sales market taking centre stage following the stamp duty-induced frenzy, the increasingly strong performance for lettings is set to dominate the narrative this summer. Across the country, voids are tumbling and rents continue to be more resilient than predicted. 

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Rents steady as incomes rise, but voids see a slow down in April - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 06 May 2021

Rents held steady across England whilst the salaries of renters rose during April, according to the latest Goodlord Rental Index. However, as lockdown restrictions eased and the population focused on enjoying their new freedoms, voids rose in most areas of the country.

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Rents rise alongside incomes during March - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 06 April 2021

The latest Goodlord Rental Index shows a buoyant lettings market in March. Tenant incomes rose across England, with rents increasing alongside. The average void period also stayed steady month on month. 

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Student rent revenues drop by 30% year on year

Posted by The Goodlord team on 24 March 2021

The pandemic has had a major impact on the student rental market, a new analysis by Goodlord has revealed. During 2020, revenues from student lets dropped by 30% compared to figures from 2018 and 2019.

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12 months of COVID-19: The impact on the lettings market in numbers

Posted by The Goodlord team on 23 March 2021

One year ago, the lettings market ground to an abrupt halt. With viewings and moves prohibited under all but the most exceptional circumstances, the whole industry scrambled to cope with this dramatic turn of events. In the 12 months since, letting agents and landlords have worked tirelessly to get the industry back on track and enable tenants to safely move house. We reviewed the highs and lows of the past year by the numbers, with volumes tracked using our Lettings Activity Tracker.

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Rents hold steady and falling voids give cause for optimism in February - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 03 March 2021

The latest Goodlord Rental Index indicates that February was another strong month for the lettings market, with rents holding steady and voids falling as tenants start to look beyond the pandemic. Following a better than expected performance for the lettings market in December and January, February figures provide additional cause for optimism for agents and landlords.

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Voids up but rents hold steady during January - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 03 February 2021

The latest lockdown measures appear to have slowed the lettings market somewhat during January, with void periods increasing across the board according to the latest Goodlord Rental Index. However, rents are holding steady despite the slower pace of lettings, and tenants' incomes have improved compared to December. 

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Lettings market remarkably resilient throughout December - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 06 January 2021

The latest figures in the Goodlord Rental Index show that the December rental market held steady, despite pandemic fears heightening during the traditionally slow month for the sector, with improved void periods month on month in most regions, and minimal change in rental prices.

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Rents drop in November as lockdown slows UK lettings market - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 02 December 2020

The latest Goodlord Rental Index shows a subdued rental market during November, thanks to the country-wide lockdown. Rents were down and voids were up, with the average income of tenants also starting to slide. However, the market picked up speed again during the last week of November, with renewed activity sparking an above average rate of new applications during a traditionally quiet period for the market. 

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