Rental Market State of Play: March 2024

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In March’s rental market update, the rental landscapes in London, Amsterdam and Paris continue to evolve, with each market facing distinct challenges. In London, demand for rental homes has fallen by a fifth over the past year, but there are still 15 enquiries for every available property. In Amsterdam, the pressure on housing supply due to a raft of legislative changes has led to rising rents and a further reduction in available properties. Paris is also grappling with a significant decrease in the number of rental properties, with a 74% drop over the past three years.

Renting With Pets When Relocating to the UK

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For many individuals considering relocating to a new rental property in the UK, a mix of excitement and apprehension is common. However, when renting with pets is part of the equation, the process can become considerably more complex.

While upcoming UK legislation (expected to become law in Q4 2024) will protect pet owners from discrimination, the current reality is that many landlords and letting agents remain hesitant to accept tenants with pets.

This article explores the challenges tenants face when renting with pets in the UK rental market, outlines ways to increase the chances of finding suitable accommodation, and emphasises the importance of understanding tenancy agreements and pet ownership regulations.

Landlord Responsibilities for Property Flooding in the UK

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In the UK, landlord responsibilities include specific duties concerning repair and maintenance, insurance coverage, and tenant rights within their rental properties. The legal framework governing these obligations in England and Wales primarily includes the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1985, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act of 2018, and the Housing Act of 2004. In Scotland, the Repairing Standard and the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 apply. This legislation also imposes obligations in the event of flooding at a rental property.

Rental Market State of Play: February 2024

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In February’s rental market update for London, Amsterdam, and Paris, recent trends have been shaping the cost and availability of rental properties. In London, rents have been on a downward trend, with larger apartments becoming more expensive while smaller properties have decreased in cost. Amsterdam has seen substantial rent rises, especially in the suburbs, making it more expensive to rent one- and three-bedroom apartments. Paris, on the other hand, is preparing for changes that may affect professional relocators, such as increased parking fees for SUVs and heavy vehicles. Additionally, Paris has experienced a mix of rental reductions and increases across different property types.

UK Immigration Rules: Upcoming Changes

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As the UK steps into 2024, it does so with a number of reforms to immigration rules that signal significant changes in sectors ranging from employment to family migration. Some have already been implemented but the most immediate upcoming revision comes in the form of considerably increased penalties for companies caught dabbling in illegal employment activities; however, other critical amendments are in the pipeline. This article will examine each of these pending changes, offering insights on what lies ahead for 2024.

Renting or Buying Furniture: A Guide for Expats

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Relocating to a new country is an exciting chapter, but settling into a new home can be a challenging process. At Klippa Relocation, we understand how initial decisions can have long-lasting impacts. One of these is choosing between renting or buying furniture. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each.

Rental Market State of Play: January 2024

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In our January 2024 rental market update, we touch upon some key developments in London, Paris, and Amsterdam, cities that continue to attract global interest. London’s rental market presents signs of moderation, according to Rightmove’s recent analysis, while Paris continues to shine with its third consecutive year as the world’s top city destination, bolstered by a thriving tourism industry and the upcoming Olympics. On the other hand, Amsterdam’s rental market faces ongoing challenges, with the non-rent controlled sector experiencing an 8.5% increase in rents.

Rental Market State of Play: December 2023

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Welcome to our December 2023 Rental Market Overview, where we’ll be giving you the lay of the land on the rental market scene in London, Amsterdam and Paris. We begin with London, which, after months of high averages, has finally started to witness some moderation in rental prices. The City of Light, Paris, is bracing for the upcoming 2024 Olympics, a spectacle that’s projected to have a ripple effect on local rental trends. From the Dutch heartland, Amsterdam sends signals of impending rental price hikes, accentuated by a recent jump in rental costs for the last quarter of 2023. In every city, the market dynamics differ, illustrating the need for tailored insights to navigate the varied landscape. Read on for our comprehensive and informative journey through the rental property markets.

Rental Market State of Play: November 2023

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As we approach the end of 2023, the rental markets in London, Paris, and Amsterdam continue to evolve, presenting unique opportunities and challenges for those looking to relocate. London maintains its global appeal, ranking first in Resonance Consultancy’s list of the best cities on the planet, with Paris following in second place. Meanwhile, Amsterdam’s recent changes in rental legislation are reshaping its property market. For those seeking expert guidance in navigating their relocation journey, Klippa Relocation is here to provide valuable insights and support, backed by data-driven rental market analysis and a dedication to customer satisfaction.

UK Property Taxes: A Guide for Expats

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Understanding UK property taxes is crucial for expats, as it can significantly impact your overall financial situation when renting, buying, owning, or selling property in the UK. In this comprehensive and friendly guide, we’ll provide an overview of the different types of UK property taxes, their corresponding rates, and any exemptions or reliefs available. We’ll also discuss some tax considerations specifically relevant for expats buying UK property, such as non-resident taxes and double taxation issues.

Rental Market State of Play: October 2023

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Welcome to October’s rental market report, where we delve into the latest insights and trends across three major European cities – London, Amsterdam and Paris. This report provides key rental market data, showcasing the forces that shape the cost and supply of rental properties. From bustling London with its soaring borough-specific rent increases to the ‘bedbug plague’ impinging on Paris’ property market and the legal tensions stirring up Amsterdam’s rental scene, we keep you in sync with the pulse of these dynamic rental landscapes.

Understanding Overcrowding in UK Rental Properties

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Overcrowding in UK rental properties is an issue that poses challenges to landlords, tenants, and the housing industry. The concern arises when there is an excessive number of occupants for a given space, resulting in complications like inadequate living space, challenges with living standards, various health risks, and potential fines for landlords under the UK property law.

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