Lettings Update December 2020

Traditionally quiet Christmas period starts early with onset of lockdown 2.0 There’s no doubt the introduction of a second lockdown across England acted as a brake on a previously buoyant lettings market. We here at My Property Box certainly saw demand slow down – even though the property industry has remained open for business throughout. […]

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...

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...

Lettings Update October 2020

What landlords need to know to keep on the right side of the law These days landlords are required to meet a constantly changing raft of often disparate legal obligations. It leaves first-time and “accidental” landlords in a complete spin once they realise there’s more to renting out a home than ensuring the presence of […]

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 […]

Lettings Update January/February 2021

Mass vaccinations will act as major economic stimulus One of the few things we can be certain of is that 2021 will be the year of mass vaccination, offering the property industry a much longed-for injection of certainty. There are several factors that may influence the lettings market, but all pale into insignificance when it […]
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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 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 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 […]