Landlords see Covid-19 as a portfolio-expanding opportunity
Despite the problems caused by the Covid-19 lockdown, growing numbers of
landlords see the pandemic as a chance to expand their portfolio.
A late surge from students wanting accommodation in London and the Home
Counties led to the number of viewing figures reaching a 10-year high,
The research from Knight Frank, the real estate firm, found the viewing
Plans by the government to extend their current evictions ban could see
landlords going without rent for up to two years, one landlords'
organisation is warning.
The National Residential Landlords' Association (NRLA) has written to the
With Covid-19 restrictions now being eased, landlords around the country
saw rents rise by an average of 2.1% in August.
According to the data from HomeLet, rents have risen by 1.5% compared with
August last year.
Rents in London
Landlords have been told by the Government that they must now give six
months' notice to their tenants which will run until March 2021.
This is in addition to the eviction ban extension, which was recently
announced, and which will now end on 20