The Key Place Newsletter, August 2016 1st Aug 2016

Welcome to the August edition of our newsletter, giving you news from across the rental industry.  This month we look at how the Private Rented Sector is performing.  We give you an update on how Brexit is affecting the rental market.  Considering investing in buy to let?  We turn a spotlight on Edinburgh to see what our capital city can offer.  Very excitingly we introduce The Edinburgh Property Blog.  Longer tenancies bring more wear and tear, and we look at who is responsible for what.  And finally we discuss how you go about finding a good letting agent.   We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  Please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 

Private Rented Sector Analysis 1st Aug 2016

New research has revealed that the Private Rented Sector (PRS) is now the biggest form of tenure after home ownership. Furthermore, it is predicted that growth is going to treble over the next 5 years (Knight Frank). Currently in the UK around 5.4 million, or 20% of households are being let out to private tenants.

Brexit Update 1st Aug 2016

The latest report from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) shows that the buy to let rental market remains stable post Brexit announcement.

Spotlight on Edinburgh 1st Aug 2016

The latest Citylets report confirms that rents in Edinburgh are continuing a slow but steady climb, with average rents for 1, 2 and 3 bedroom properties up 4% on this time last year.

The Edinburgh Property Blog 1st Aug 2016

Introducing our new blog, packed with facts on buy to let in Edinburgh.Click here to read The Edinburgh Property Blog.

Wear and Tear in the PRS 1st Aug 2016

As discussed in the accompanying newsletter article on the Private Rented Sector (PRS), new research has revealed that the PRS is now the biggest form of tenure after home ownership. And it is predicted that growth is going to treble over the next 5 years (Knight Frank).

Finding a good letting agent 1st Aug 2016

There are a lot of letting agents to choose from these days so how do you pick the best? How do you find out who you can trust with what is arguably one of your biggest assets?