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Featured News

Should Your Property be Smarter?
Wednesday 9th June 2021
According to the latest research, over three quarters of tenants are unlikely to pay more for a smart home when renting a property. The study from Ascend Properties contradicts predictions from industry experts who believe that smart homes with the latest mod cons will be in greater demand and command and higher rents. The Build to Rent (BTR) sector is often seen as the future of renting, with smarter homes being presented to tenants. Smart homes feature mod cons including super-fast broadband, amenities on site, communal outdoor areas, voice-controlled technology and more. However, the latest research shows that residents aren’t too worried about smart tech integration, with only a third saying that they would be more likely to rent a home purely because it had smart tech. Only 2% of those questioned said that they would be willing to pay more than the market rate because it was smart tech enabled and the majority said they would be less likely to pay more for a rental. Those questioned who are currently renting said that the ability to save money through smart tech features including smart meters and utility management held the greatest appeal. In addition, safety features such as smart locks, surveillance technology and high-tech alarm systems was appealing – as were entertainment systems and the ability to access lighting and heating remotely appealed to tenants, but eco-friendly smart tech and voice activation features were less sought-after. In summary, while smart tech is a welcome addition to a rental property, tenants are not willing to pay over the odds for a fully automated home of the future. Instead, tenants want the basics to be spot in – including fast, reliable broadband, well maintained interiors, access to outside space and good quality fixtures, fittings and appliances.
Current Eviction Rules in Scotland
Wednesday 2nd June 2021
As an emergency measure across the UK in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the government temporarily banned bailiff-enforced evictions and eviction notice periods were extended from two months to six months. This ban put in place in March 2020 was intended as a short-term measure and in England has now come to an end. It has been extended several times to help tenants who have fallen into arrears with their rent payments during the pandemic.

Scotland

The eviction ban in Scotland has been extended until 30 September 2021 for areas that fall under level 3 or level 4 coronavirus restrictions. The situation is subject to review every three weeks. For areas in level 0, 1 or 2, evictions can be enforced. As a tenant, your landlord is required to give you six months’ notice, or 28 days’ notice if there has been a breach of the tenancy agreement. If your landlord has decided to move in to the property themselves, the notice period is only three months. In December 2020, the Scottish Government introduced the Tenant Hardship Loan Fund. If your employment or your ability to pay or rent has been affected by the pandemic and you are unable to pay your rent, you could be eligible for an interest-free loan. The amount of the loan will cover a maximum of nine months’ worth of rent arrears and is subject to an affordability assessment. The repayments will be deferred for six months and can be repaid over a five-year period.
Rented Garden Ideas
Wednesday 24th March 2021
This month we heard the news that we will soon be able to spend time outside in our gardens and parks with friends and family. With that in mind, you might want to give your outside space a revamp. However, when you’re renting a property it can be difficult to make your home exactly how you want it to be without worrying about causing any damage resulting in losing your deposit. The latest research from Boiler Plan has revealed that Google searches for how to update a rented outdoor space has seen a big leap. Searches for ‘DIY balcony ideas’ have risen by 586%, searches for ‘garden ideas’ have increased by 167%, while ‘gardening in a rented house’ searches have gone up 29%. With that in mind, here are some great ways to put your personal stamp on your garden without causing any permanent changes – making them perfect for rented homes.

Potted plants and hanging baskets

Some well-placed potted plants can transform your balcony, deck or garden into an oasis full of beautiful flowers and greenery. Invest in pots that aren’t too big so that you can easily take them with you when you move. Hanging baskets can also make any garden look impressive, adding a pop of colour to any doorway or patio. Fill them with plants that are easy to care for.

Home furnishings

Home furnishings outside can help you to create a comfortable, cosy space. A splash of colour can transform a dull area – use rugs, seating with water-proof cushions, stand-alone hammocks and side tables with bright pots.

Grow your own

Over the last 12 months there has been a spike in people wanting to grow their own vegetables and allotments have never been in such high demand. Although your landlord is unlikely to allow you to dig up their garden you could investing in a clever planter. Using vegetable bags and pots you can grow your own food without using  the garden grounds.

Fire pit and lighting

One of the biggest trends as a result of the pandemic is fire pits and fairy lights. A fire pit enables us to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather, especially on chilly evenings. They are freestanding and perfect for renters as they pose no risk to the garden.  Fairy lights or solar-powered lighting are an affordable way to add some ambience to your garden. Try weaving fairy lights through a garden screen or stringing them across the fence.

Garden screen

Revamp your outside space with a garden screen for a decorative feature and to cover up any unsightly areas or give you privacy from neighbouring gardens or balconies. Again this is something that can go with you when you move on to your next property.
Building Relationships to Protect Your Investment
Friday 18th June 2021
The last 15 months have been extremely challenging for tenants and landlords alike. Landlords have experienced problems with properties featuring cladding, people leaving cities, and university accommodation no longer being required, as well as falling rental yields in some areas. Meanwhile, tenants have struggled with falling incomes and increased living costs. According to the recent Building Financial Resilience Report - around 20% of British households now live in privately rented housing and ONS data shows that these tenants spend around 33% on rent. Affordability has been challenging – increasing the risk of rental arrears. Vulnerability among renters may continue over the next couple of years as a knock on effect from the pandemic, so for landlords who want to protect and support their tenants during difficult times, and ultimately protect their investment, it's important to consider making your tenants aware of the financial protection available to them.

Financial protection

As a landlord, it’s important that your tenants have some financial protection in place so that your assets are protected if they are unable to work due to illness or injury. Income Protection insurance doesn’t cover unemployment but will cover accidents and long-term illnesses and can pay out until retirement age. It is therefore wise to make your tenants aware of the protection available and even introduce your tenants to a trusted and respected financial advisor who can outline the policies available and the associated costs. Although not all tenants will take out a policy, some will. In fact, Rental Income Protection Research carried out by Savanta for Legal & General found that 20-30% would take out a policy if introduced this way.

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According to a recent report by Hymans Robertson, which highlights the hidden dangers of ‘generation rent’, is estimated that fewer than 10% of tenants have insurance that would cover their rent if they were unable to work due to illness. This is compared to 42% of homeowners, putting renters at considerably more financial risk than homeowners. Therefore, people who rent have an even more pressing need to protect their incomes. The majority of renters have admitted that they would have to rely on savings, benefits or their partner’s or parent’s income should they find themselves unable to earn due to illness. Many renters are unaware that the same kinds of protection used by mortgage holders are also available to those who rent. Income protection and/or critical illness insurance can cover a period of lost earnings due to ill health, whereas life insurance is ideal for families. The monthly cost of renting is often higher than mortgage repayments, but they will require the same basic financial protection. This type of insurance is more affordable than many people seem to think. The Hymans Robertson report asked renters what they would be willing to pay for a certain level of protection, and nearly 40% were willing to pay up to £20 a month. This would be more than adequate for a good level of cover. The good news is that insurance providers are starting to catch up with the growing demand, with policies designed to suit the specific needs of renters. This is certainly something that we believe landlords should consider.