Advice - Lettings

Whether you are letting or renting a property, the property market is constantly changing and the process can often be stressful for those involved. So let us help to guide you through the process. 

Why not take a look at some of our handy downloadable advice guides, or watch one of our intelligent advice videos, giving you an overview of the property market. 

It’s time to expand your portfolio: Why consider a family home?

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This month marks a decade since the international banking crisis that saw a major US bank collapse, unemployment sharply accelerate, and the UK economy shrink.

It’s time to expand your portfolio: Why consider a family home?

Keeping you on the right side of Licensing legislation

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One of the more complex sides to life as a landlord is the subject of Licensing. There is little consistency in the rules across different locations and there are many different schemes to navigate. Meanwhile if landlords fail to comply with complex and ever changing legislation, then they could be fined up to £30,000. We’ve taken a look at the key facts around the two different types of license requirements.

Keeping you on the right side of Licensing legislation

Mandatory and Selective Licensing Schemes – The Facts

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One of the most complex sides to life as a landlord is the controversial subject of Licensing. Firstly, this is because there is no consistency in the rules across different locations meaning there are so many different schemes to navigate. Plus, the fines can be as high as £30,000 and this means that if landlords fail to comply with this complex and ever-changing legislation, then they could be seriously out of pocket.

Mandatory and Selective Licensing Schemes – The Facts

More change at the top for housing policy

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Yet again we’ve seen a change in Housing Minister. Following the departure of David Davis as Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab has left his position as Housing Minister after just six months to take up the Brexit challenge. We can’t help thinking the rapid change in ministers responsible for our sector is not proving effective at truly understanding the issues and opportunities in the property market.

More change at the top for housing policy

Saving Money on Landlord Insurance

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Believe it or not, there are ways that landlords can help save money on landlord insurance without the need to make large sacrifices on their cover.

Saving Money on Landlord Insurance

Renting to Students

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Landlords with properties in university towns and areas should be aware of how to best accommodate the needs of student tenants, with as little friction as possible.

Renting to Students

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – what you need to know

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On 1st April this year, significant changes were introduced to the private rented sector, in a bid to improve the energy efficiency of rented homes. The legislation was proposed in the 2011 Energy Act in response to concerns that in some towns and cities, rental stock is typically older, which could mean that many homes occupied by tenants may not have energy saving features such as cavity wall insulation or double glazing.

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – what you need to know

The Change to Mandatory HMO Licensing Expected in October 2018

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Back in December 2017, the Government stated their intention to push forward with the extension of mandatory HMO licensing, for it to come into effect on October 1st 2018 (subject to Parliamentary approval).

The Change to Mandatory HMO Licensing Expected in October 2018

Launch of LU2ON a brand-new 785 unit apartment complex

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Launch of LU2ON, a brand-new 785 unit apartment complex in Luton due for completion in Q2 2021. Luton is one of the best rental hot-spots both in rental yield and capital growth. Meanwhile it’s one of the most affordable commuter towns, making it a very attractive location for tenants. The town is also set for £1.5billion regeneration and investment over the next 20 years.

Launch of brand-new 785 unit apartment complex

Preparing your Rental Property this Winter

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As 2018 draws to a close, the temperature has certainly dropped, and winter is now just a matter of days away. Unfortunately, winter is often the season where properties seem to develop faults, whether its broken boilers or leaking guttering, this is the season we see a peak in calls to arrange emergency repairs. Rather than wait for the inevitable, here’s our quick guide to how you can protect your rental property before something costly happens.

Preparing your Rental Property this Winter