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New tenancy electrical safety checks add to Landlord burden

New legislation for landlords to carry out electrical safety checks is due to come into force on July 1. The Electrical Safety Standards in the...

A guide to successful property lettings March/April 2021

Why professional inventories are vital for any landlord“It was like that when I moved in.” It’s surprising how many landlords have a relaxed attitude when it comes to undertaking inventory reports. Some wrongly believe that these reports will only cover fixtures and fittings, while others feel the time and effort involved is unwarranted if they’re […]

Build-to-rent popularity grows day by day

The number of Build to Rent (BTR) homes in the UK is now sitting at around 157,512. This is according to the latest figures from...

Coronavirus results in countrywide cash-in

Vendors of countryside properties are ‘cashing in’ on the coronavirus rush to get away from busy cities – and London in particular. That’s according to...
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A guide to successful property lettings May/June 2021

Using tech to improve the running of your property portfolioThe future is digital The days of landlords foraging through box files stuffed with piles of paper are long gone, as is advertising in the “to let” section of the local newspaper. Now, most landlords – including those managing just one or two properties – have […]

Lettings and renting in a pandemic

Ben Quaintrell, Letting Agent of 15 years (above). How to continue to survive and thrive during Covid-19 We hope you are managing to stay safe during these worrying times; we wanted to share the steps we’re taking that will allow us to continue to service our customers whilst ensuring we all emerge from this pandemic […]

Lettings Update July 2020

There have been encouraging developments within the lettings market, triggered in mid-May when Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick set out plans to restart England’s property market. With many of those involved in the sale or rent of homes left in limbo during the lockdown period, the news that lettings and estate agents could once again re-open […]

Lettings Update August 2020

Concern at a possible second wave of COVID-19 is having a positive effect on the lettings market, with Chestertons, one of London’s largest players – amongst others – reporting increased activity. It seems many are spurred on to ensure they are safely ensconced in their new rental properties before any fresh lockdown measures are imposed […]

Landlords feel lighter after Letting Index results

Landlords in England can relax after it was confirmed the lettings market hasn’t suffered from the inactivity of the past couple of months. On the...

Letting Update September 2020

The rental market continues to flourish with the average UK rent standing at £909, up 1.5% on the previous month. This headline from July’s HomeLet Rental Index is one of several positive market snapshots. Exclude London, and annual growth rises to 1.8%. The figure reflects a noticeable divergence between the capital’s rental market and that […]