You’re searching on OpenRent for a new home. You want the freshest places to rent as soon as they come onto the market. You click on the search options to sort properties by ‘newest to oldest’ and — wait. The option isn’t there?
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Our May newsletter revealed that a 90% of landlords oppose the Government’s plan to end Section 21 evictions. Over 800 landlords voted in our poll, making it a very credible assessment of the mood on this issue.
Continue reading “Three Big Questions the Government Needs to Answer about Section 21”
We’re analysing our rental data to bring landlords valuable insights on how to find great tenants quickly.
By looking at the most popular times for tenants to view your advert, and send you a message, we can learn some valuable lessons.
Continue reading “Your Rental Advert’s First 48-Hours (and Why They Matter So Much)”
OpenRent is giving tenants the chance to win £300 for sharing their worst tenant fees story.
To enter the competition, RT our tweet commenting your worst tenant fee experience using the hashtag #FeeFreedom.
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Almost three years since being first announced, the Tenant Fees Act will finally come into force in England on 1st June. A similar law will commence in Wales in September.
This is something OpenRent has been campaigning for since founding in 2012. So we’re in the mood to celebrate!
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Have you been offered a ‘nil deposit scheme’ from your agent? It’s an offering that is getting people talking. But should you say yes?
From 1st June, landlords will only be able to take five weeks’ rent as a tenancy deposit. This increases to six weeks for properties whose rent exceeds £50,000 per year.
Continue reading “Maximum Tenancy Deposit: the New Rules and How to Calculate 5 Weeks’ Rent”
On Wednesday, OpenRent Co-Founder Adam Hyslop argued that there is no point banning ‘No DSS’ adverts without first tackling the reasons that cause some landlords to be unable to let to tenants claiming benefits.
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In case you missed it, the Government has announced plans to end Section 21 evictions. They promise “the biggest change to the private rented sector in a generation”.
Continue reading “Section 21 Evictions to Be Abolished: What Landlords Need to Know”