30 September 2020

1 in 4 tenants concerned about paying the rent, survey of tenants reveals

A quarter of tenants have either missed rental payments, had to make alternative arrangements to pay their rent, or are concerned about paying their rent in the future, found our survey of 2,750 tenants for our State of the Industry Report.

14 September 2020

Optimism about future of lettings increases following pandemic - State of the Industry report

Property professionals are feeling more optimistic about the lettings sector than they were at the outset of 2020, despite the challenges of Covid-19, shows Goodlord's State of the Industry Report for Summer 2020.

4 September 2020

Voids settle but rents on the rise as market starts to steady - Goodlord Rental Index

Goodlord reveals key figures for the private rented sector for August 2020 based on tenancies processed through our platform, including average rents, tenancy lengths, voidage periods and more, in the Goodlord Rental Index.

5 August 2020

Rental market continues to enjoy bumper summer - Goodlord Rental Index

Goodlord reveals key figures for the private rented sector for July 2020 based on tenancies processed through our platform, including average rents, tenancy lengths, voidage periods and more, in the Goodlord Rental Index.

20 July 2020

47% of agents say they want more flexibility to work remotely in a Goodlord poll

Almost half of agents want their agencies' cultures to shift to one of increased remote work, found a poll by Goodlord. 

2 July 2020

Rents up and voids down as lettings market caters to unprecedented demand

Goodlord's Lettings Activity Tracker and latest Rental Index show a continuation of the strong demand seen since restrictions on moving home were lifted, and rent increases nearly across the board.

9 June 2020

Pre-tenancy admin "painful" for almost half of property professionals

Pre-tenancy administration is proving time-consuming for many property professionals, with almost half of agents saying it took them more than three hours to complete in a survey of the lettings industry by Goodlord.

3 June 2020

UK rental market bounces back as restrictions lift shows latest data

Goodlord's Lettings Activity Tracker and latest Rental Index show a remarkable bounce back in lettings activity since restrictions around moving house were lifted in mid-May.

5 May 2020

Rents dip and void periods fluctuate as lockdown continues to impact lettings markets

Rents dropped in several regions during April and void periods shifted throughout the month as the lockdown continued to impact the lettings market, shows the latest Goodlord Rental Index.

2 April 2020

Data shows UK renters rush to secure new properties in March

Goodlord reveals key figures for the private rented sector in March 2020 based on tenancies processed through our platform, including average rents, tenancy lengths, voidage periods and more, in the Goodlord Rental Index.

1 in 4 tenants concerned about paying the rent, survey of tenants reveals

Posted by The Goodlord team on 30 September 2020

A survey of 2,750 UK renters has revealed that huge swathes of tenants are anxious about meeting their rental obligations following the pandemic. Alongside this, large numbers are considering moving to a new property as working from home becomes the norm and financial situations shift, found our tenant survey for our latest State of the Industry Report

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Optimism about future of lettings increases following pandemic - State of the Industry report

Posted by The Goodlord team on 14 September 2020

After a torrid 8 months, you could forgive the lettings market for feeling wary about the future. However, the latest State of the Industry Report for Summer 2020 from Goodlord paints a very different picture. Our detailed survey of over 350 lettings professionals has revealed that optimism is higher than pre-pandemic levels, with a huge 80% feeling positive about the future.

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Voids settle but rents on the rise as market starts to steady - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 04 September 2020

August proved to be another successful month for the lettings market shows the latest Goodlord Rental Index, as demand from students and young professionals continued to fuel the sector. Rents were up by 2% overall, although some regions fared better than others.  Void periods were up by an average of 2 days across the UK compared to July; reflecting an easing of the ‘rush to rent’ which characterised early summer. However, with void periods in most regions still well below their annual average, the market remains strong heading into autumn. 

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Rental market continues to enjoy bumper summer - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 05 August 2020

The UK’s rental market continues to go from strength to strength, according to the latest Rental Index from Goodlord, with the ‘summer boom’ continuing throughout July.  The latest data shows rents up and voids dramatically down, as tenants continue to hunt out new leases following months of lockdown-induced delays.

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47% of agents say they want more flexibility to work remotely in a Goodlord poll

Posted by The Goodlord team on 20 July 2020

Only 10% of lettings professionals want to go back to the office on a full-time basis at the end of the pandemic, found a recent poll conducted by Goodlord, which shows that many people have embraced the benefits of working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. Almost half of poll respondents - 47% - said that would prefer to work from the office only if there was increased flexibility to work from home, while a further 24% said they would prefer to work from home on a part-time basis and 20% said they would prefer to work from home full-time. Although the poll included only a small sample size, the results are likely to reflect shifting views to remote working all over the world as a result of an extended lockdown.

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Rents up and voids down as lettings market caters to unprecedented demand

Posted by The Goodlord team on 02 July 2020

Lettings market activity throughout June was significantly higher than recorded at the same time last year, the latest Rental Index from Goodlord has shown. As a result, rental costs are rising in the majority of regions and void periods are coming down, as tenants compete for new properties and the industry continues to see unprecedented demand after months of inactivity.

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Pre-tenancy admin "painful" for almost half of property professionals

Posted by Andrea Warmington on 09 June 2020

Almost half of property professionals describe the process of completing pre-tenancy admin as “painful”, Goodlord found in its State of the Industry survey. Forty percent of respondents said that completing pre-tenancy administration was “somewhat painful” and a further 8% said described it as “very painful”. 

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UK rental market bounces back as restrictions lift shows latest data

Posted by The Goodlord team on 03 June 2020

The latest data from Goodlord shows a remarkable bounce back in lettings activity since restrictions around moving house were lifted on 13th May. The first day of June saw new tenancies applications soar above 2019 levels to 111%. Volumes of new tenancy applications have now risen by over 82% compared to the activity levels seen in mid-April. As the market has picked up, the average cost of rent has held fairly steady, although void periods have understandably fluctuated. 

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Rents dip and void periods fluctuate as lockdown continues to impact lettings markets

Posted by The Goodlord team on 05 May 2020

The latest Goodlord Rental Index has shown rents dropping across five out of eight UK regions monitored during April, as the lockdown continues to impact the lettings markets. At the same time, void periods have shifted throughout the month, with some regions faring better than others. Overall, April saw volumes of new and completed tenancies drop rapidly in the run up to Easter before rebounding and finding equilibrium towards the end of the month.

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Data shows UK renters rush to secure new properties in March

Posted by The Goodlord team on 02 April 2020

 The UK rental market has taken a big hit due to the coronavirus shut down, shows Goodlord's daily Tenancy Volume Index and March Rental Index. With tenants now either unable or unwilling to move, the latest figures show a steep decline in new tenancies being processed. However, the data also suggests a rental surge took place in early March, as tenants scrambled to sign new contracts before more stringent social distancing measures came into force.

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