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Average rents have increased further in the last year
25 January 2024

Robinson & Hall continues to experience demand outstripping supply in the residential lettings market, leading to a continuing increase in rental levels. Frequently, our residential lettings department receives multiple offers on each property, and on average we are letting properties within a week of them coming onto the market. Subsequently, tenants are offering over the asking price to secure their next home.

Zoopla property news says that: “Average rents for new lets across the country have risen 9.7% since last year”. Bedford and the surrounding villages are well located for offering housing to the overflow of London tenants who are used to paying high rents but want a larger property and the ease of an under an hour commute to central London. 

The increase in rents is not just introduced for new lets either. Robinson & Hall recognises it is essential that comparable information is supplied to our landlords each year to determine if a rent increase is required to ensure the property keeps up with market values.

Due to the growing rents and the cost-of-living crisis, we suggest protecting your rental income by considering taking out a rent and legal policy. This then means that a landlord would receive the rent if a tenant defaulted on payments, and repossession legal costs are covered by the insurers.

If you would like to benefit from a free lettings appraisal to find out what rental value your property could achieve or for more information, please contact Calum.

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