Property news: Rental market at its most competitive
A lack of rental homes on the market, combined with huge demand, has seen monthly rents increase by up to 14% compared with last year, reports Rightmove.
1,300 landlords took part in Rightmove’s recent research. The study found that there were more than three times the number of prospective tenants as rental properties on the market.
Several factors are contributing to this trend. Demand has increased significantly since the end of the lockdown, with many people delaying moving previously. Additionally, tenants are staying longer in their rented homes, meaning less properties are available.
The average length of a tenancy is now over two years with rents significantly increasing, both in the capital and outside of London. Rightmove analysis also shows a jump in enquiries for rental properties with all bills included. Homes with balconies or communal gardens, and properties allowing pets are requiring zero deposits, remain popular features.
Gateway Residential: Setting the standard for lettings
Our nationwide lettings service makes sure that all properties under our care are marketed extensively, rented securely and maintained carefully. Most importantly, we keep every property investment as exactly that – an investment.
Gateway Residential goes beyond letting properties. Our dedicated team takes care of each home. Around the clock, we provide an exemplary management service for our extensive portfolio of investment properties. Every landlord client benefits from total peace of mind. You should too if you use an agent because we’ll treat you, and your investment property, individually.
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That simple promise underpins our efficient, friendly service. Our points of difference include:
valuing our clients and recognising that every landlord has different requirements
finding only the most suitable tenants for the properties under our care
carrying out regular inspections to safeguard your investment – planed ahead and delivered on time, every time
keeping you updated with clear, ongoing communication.
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Property management spotlight: #newhomes beside the seaside
Gateway Property Management is delighted to have welcomed a tide of properties since the last edition, including a new development to adorn the Cornish coast.
This month, our team was appointed as managing agents for a scheme of 160 modern homes in Hayle, Cornwall, by the beautiful estuary. What a wonderful place to live. Hayle is a popular resort known for its three miles of golden sand, waterside cafes and rich industrial heritage. The town and surfing destination is ideally located close to many of north Cornwall’s much-loved attractions, including neighbouring St Ives.
Away from the coast, we’ve been busy adding new properties elsewhere – from a small collection of luxury family homes in Surrey to whole new communities across Somerset, Sussex, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. We’re incredibly proud of our ever-expanding portfolio, from apartment blocks and housing developments to sheltered homes.
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