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UK Rent Increase

According to the Office for National Statistics, average UK private rents increased by 9.0% from the 12 months to February 2024.

Written by: Dechlan Connell

How Landlords can benefit from letting to students

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Should You buy a flat or a house to let?

Purchasing a property for rental purposes can be a difficult decision, we have detailed some of the pros and cons for flats and houses.

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How to ensure your student property is a success!

Ideally your student property should be rented for the following academic year prior to Christmas, this is a specialty of ours with over 100 let agreed last year!

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Advice for first time landlord’s to the UK market

Source: Advice for first time landlord’s to the UK market

Leicester's Rental Landscape

A useful insight into how Leicester's rental landscape has taken shape over the last few years.

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An Idiots Guide to Student Lettings

A helpful guide detailing the things to look out for when exploring the student rental market...

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Is Leicester a good area for landlords to invest?

Leicester can be a promising area for landlords to consider for investment, but like any other location, it is essential to conduct thorough research and analysis before making a decision. Here are some factors to consider:

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Is the student rental market in the UK declining?

The student rental market in the UK is not declining. In fact, it is one of the most resilient markets in the UK property market...

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How can landlords reduce their costs in 2023?

In 2023, landlords can employ various strategies to reduce their costs. Here are some specific approaches that may be beneficial ...

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Property Valuations

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Landlord Yield Calculator

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We have a large selection of student properties located near both UOL and DMU. With a budget to suit all students, First 4 Lettings is the one stop shop for all looking to secure student accommodation in Leicester.


Tenants can have the peace of mind that all our managed properties are fully maintained by our 24/7 maintenance department. All issues are dealt with in a swift and prompt manner to ensure your stay in the property is as enjoyable as possible.



As well as paying the rent, you may also be required to make the following permitted payments:

1) Holding Deposit: Up to one week’s rental

2) Deposit: One month’s rental (5 weeks rental dependent on individual’s circumstances)

3) Payments for utilities (gas, electricity & water), communication services (telephone & broadband), Installation/Subscription of cable/satellite, TV licence and council tax

4) Default Fee (late payment of rent): If full Rent is not paid within 14 days or more of the Rent Due Date there will be a charge 3% plus the Bank of England base interest rate of the full rental amount until full payment is received

5) Default Fee (breach of tenancy agreement, any other permitted payments, under relevant legislation including contractual damages): For any breach of the tenancy agreement based on the reasonably incurred costs of the agent or landlord

6) Replacement of keys, fobs or other security devices

7) Default Fee (changes to the tenancy): An administrative charge of £50.00 or greater for any assignment, variation or novation of the tenancy agreement made at the tenant’s request (only if agreed by The Landlord and/or The Landlord’s Agent)

8) Payments in respect of early termination of a tenancy agreement at the tenant’s request


First 4 Lettings is a member of Client Money Protect which is a client money protection scheme, and also a member of PRS (Property Redress Scheme), which is a redress scheme.