Research from a Wirral-based business shows a huge increase in people looking at affordable housing options during lockdown. The property site MovingSoon.co.uk reported a spike in searches for social rent and shared ownership properties which could be driven by fears of job security post lockdown.
MovingSoon apprentice, Anna Croft has celebrated a six month milestone with the business in March. The period has been a steep learning curve for Anna in her first business administration role, but she has taken it in her stride.
Seven in ten prospective tenants registered with MovingSoon.co.uk, a website that advertises affordable housing for renters, believe deposit-free renting is a good idea. The survey, carried out by MovingSoon, found that many prospective tenants would like to see private landlords adopt deposit-free renting schemes in order to make private renting more affordable.
Seven in ten prospective tenants registered with MovingSoon.co.uk believe that deposit-free renting is a good idea. The survey, conducted by the website, which advertises affordable housing for tenants, found that many potential renters would like to see private landlords adopt deposit-free renting schemes in order to make renting more affordable.
A survey suggests that the advent of deposit-free renting in parts of the private rental sector may tempt tenants away from social housing. The survey, conducted for MovingSoon, involved prospective tenants giving their views on deposit-free renting – now possible thanks to a large number of new insurance-based alternatives coming to the market.
An online tool to help people ease the strain of moving home has steadily grown into a busy commercial property site as the housing rental market has started to pick up. And founder Paul Malone believes that the original offer could kick back in as, and when, house sales eventually begin to show sustainable growth.
“Now is a good time to downsize as you could save money compared to the bigger costs you might incur in a few years’ time,” says Paul Malone
A portal that has historically focused on affordable housing and accessible rental listings is trialing a move into sales.