PUBLISHED: 08:39 27 August 2020 | UPDATED: 08:46 27 August 2020
We all know the St Albans property gross sales market’s scorching, however who knew it was the identical story for lettings?
Nicely, loads of individuals in search of a three-bed home within the metropolis for a begin.
We gave discover on our rental home earlier than going away for per week, and got here again to a request from the agent for 4 hours of back-to-back viewings.
And that is no dream pad. I’ve written earlier than of its many options, together with what seems to be an authentic 1950s kitchen and what’s unquestionably a deeply miserable rest room.
We couldn’t consider the degrees of curiosity; the home was empty after we considered it a 12 months in the past and nobody else appeared .
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We’d seen it on-line, and saved deciding to not hassle viewing because the kitchen and toilet regarded so dated. A collection of outright “no’s” from different landlords attributable to our crew of pets introduced us full circle and, discovering the home was nonetheless accessible, we reluctantly determined to take it.
Yesterday was a distinct story; there’s a actual scarcity of three-bed homes for let in St Albans for the time being, and the agent had had 5 events confirming they’d apply for our pad earlier than they’d left the viewing.
As above, this isn’t a property you’d fall immediately in love with – however for a lot of renters, these are determined days.
Apparently one other rental home had been so widespread over the weekend that a bidding conflict had ensued, with somebody providing £75 pcm over the asking worth to safe it.
We truly negotiated a small low cost on our lease final summer season, however issues are clearly very totally different a 12 months on. No signal of a bidding conflict for our place simply but, however stranger issues have actually occurred.
Nice information for the owner, not so nice for the many individuals looking for someplace to name residence in a time of persistent undersupply.
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