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The newest rental market snapshot from PropTech firm Goodlord reveals rents holding regular throughout England however as lockdown restrictions ease voids are rising in most areas of the nation.

For the fourth month in a row, rents throughout England held regular, with no important motion in both course, says Goodlord. 

During April, the common price of hire rose by 0.45 per cent in comparison with March figures – taking the whole month-to-month price per property to £920.24, up from £916.09.

Greater London, the North East, South West, and West Midlands all noticed modest rises in the common price of hire of between one and two per cent. 

The East Midlands, North West and South East noticed slight declines, with costs dropping in these areas by no a couple of per cent. 

Renters in the South West, Greater London, North East, South East, South West and the West Midlands all recorded a rise. 

The solely areas to see a decline in revenue had been the East Midlands (down simply 0.5 per cent) and the North West (which fell 3.6 per cent). 

Despite the constructive information for the value of hire and tenant incomes, it was a distinct image for voids, with most areas seeing a rise in void intervals.

The South West was the solely area which noticed no change, with void intervals in April remaining regular at 22 days on common. 

Greater London, the North West, and the South East all noticed will increase of 4 days, with the West Midlands recording a rise of 5. In the East Midlands, void averages jumped up by eight days. 

The largest change got here in the North East, the place voids went from a 17 day common to 29 days in April, taking the area again to ranges recorded in January. 

The rolling 12 month-average in voids for the North East is now 24 days. 

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Overall, the UK common void interval rose from 21 to 26 days throughout April.

Tom Mundy, COO at Goodlord, feedback: “As the economic system opened up in April, we noticed a right away uplift in tenant incomes. In flip, this helped maintain rents regular for an additional month, persevering with the 2021 development of remarkably regular rental costs. 

“Void intervals did improve this month, maybe as the inhabitants’s consideration was centered on having fun with its new freedoms. However, the general indicators nonetheless all level in the direction of a really busy summer time for the lettings market.”