Frost's Blog - Local News & Events

September 14th 2021
For your chance to win a Fabulous F1 Ferrari Experience with Frost's*, visit our stand at Classics On The Common (Harpenden) on Wednesday 22 September 2021, and correctly guess* the number of balloons in the Ferrari (courtesy of Bell Sport & Classic).
August 26th 2021
With a 120% rise in demand for pet friendly rental properties compared to last summer, according to new data from Rightmove, should landlords welcome pet owners and potentially a greater pool of tenants to choose from?
August 23rd 2021
The UK rental sector has become more and more competitive in the past decade, with people’s tastes, needs and preferences changing over time.By setting your rental property up to cater towards a specific target audience, you could be able to attract tenants who are willing to pay a little more rent to enjoy the lifestyle they desire.
August 23rd 2021
  Melanie Hughes, Head of Property Management at Frost’s Estate and Letting Agents in St Albans, has achieved the Propertymark Qualifications Level 4 Certificate in Residential Letting and Property Management.
August 10th 2021
Richard is a Senior Mortgage Consultant for Embrace Financial Services (EFS).  Richard started his career as an Estate Agent. He became a Financial Adviser in 2011 in Eastbourne and started providing advice at Frost’s in 2014.  After just 12 months Richard was promoted to Senior Financial Consultant recognising his commitment to excellent customer service.
August 2nd 2021
On Wednesday 21 July 2021, Frost's together with estate agents across the country and with the support of the charity Agents Giving, participated in Acts of Kindness Day; an opportunity for colleagues to do one act of kindness within their local community.
July 26th 2021
Over the last month, we have spent time training our staff on the new Right to Rent checks that we need to carry out on behalf of our landlords, following the UK’s departure from the EU.
July 19th 2021
Running our busy property management department is no easy task.  With ever changing legislation, having to work around the various restrictions of the last year whilst protecting the interest of our landlords, our Head of Property Management; Melanie Hughes is a busy lady!
July 15th 2021
On the 24th July, children and their families are cordially invited to experience the exciting new play area in Rothamsted Park. The event is not only a chance to enjoy the new equipment, but also join the fun with additional activities, entertainment and refreshments stalls organised for the day.
July 15th 2021
 Best Fest is a celebration of young people's creativity and is open to everyone. It is a day of thrilling theatre activities for all ages, on 17th July from 11 am - 8 pm at Beaumont School.
July 12th 2021
The English Housing Survey is a national survey of housing conditions and energy efficiency in England.   New data, just released, provides the findings from the 2019-20 survey which shows a dramatic rise in the energy efficiency of private rental property.   Some 38 per cent of homes in the private rented sector and 36 per cent of owner occupied homes were in EPC bands A to C in 2019 - that’s up from 13 per cent and eight per cent respectively in 2009.  
July 5th 2021
Whilst there is no legal requirement for landlords to take out a dedicated insurance policy, (although most buy-to-let mortgages come with the condition that you have to have it) a conventional home insurance policy will not cover you for rental activities.  Furthermore, if you have a mortgage on your property, it is more than likely your mortgage lender will require you to take out insurance before you take on tenants.