Getting Rentals Right

Just as anyone can open up an estate agency, so they can also start up a lettings business, without any training, experience or qualifications. This should concern landlords, because there is far more to the business than meets the eye. In some ways, finding a tenant...

Unraveling Deposit Confusion

One of the property terms that can be confusing is the word “deposit”, especially among first-time buyers who have previously been renting. For example, consider this statement: “When Jake got his deposit back he had enough for his deposit, although this was not...

Marketing Review

If your rental property is currently on the market awaiting a tenant, it may be tempting to assume that your agent is in full control of the situation, and that sooner or later a tenant will materialise. But don’t be so sure! Sometimes an agent will take the same view...

January 2018 Market Comment

Is the property market up or is down? This month, more than ever, the answer depends on who you speak to. For example, according to the Land Registry, a total of 850,281residential properties were sold during 2017, which is a clear 14.6% fall on 2016 (although still...

Defects And Disputes – Should I Disclose Them?

  When selling your home it is natural to want to show its best aspects to prospective buyers, whilst minimising anything that might put them off.  However, not only is the law clear on disclosure, but an honest approach can help to secure a sale and reduce the...

EPC Regulation Changes

The Government announced in July 2017 changes to EPC rules preventing Landlords from renting out inefficient homes, in April of this year these changes take effect. As of April, all homes in the private rental sector must have a minimum energy performance certificate...