Frost's Blog - Local News & Events

September 25th 2021
If you are looking to serve a notice on your tenant, you should wait until 1 October 2021 to serve your notice as the expiry date will then be sooner.Under Coronavirus legislation Section 21 notices currently have a notice period of 4 months whereas from 1 October it will go back to being 2 months.  
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 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 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.
June 14th 2021
From this September, the Government will ban the sale of halogen light bulbs and from September 2023, legislation will also include the removal of fluorescent lights from shelves in a bid to tackle climate change.  
June 1st 2021
On the 12th May, the Government announced a shortening of the extended notice periods brought in during 2020 to protect tenants from eviction during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.  From 1st June 2021, notice periods in England that are currently six months, will now be reduced to four months.
May 12th 2021
Great News for Landlords!  If you are an existing Landlord with Frost's and have additional properties within your portfolio which are not managed by our team, we are offering a 3 month management fee free period, if you bring the additional property to us to look after*.
May 4th 2021
Like every business Frost’s have been through a tumultuous year, ensuring we have protected our staff and clients has been central in decisions we have taken and with the restrictions on social distancing providing us less office space then we would need a lot of our staff have like many elsewhere have been working from home over the last year. As we look to regain some normality, we are delighted to inform you that we have taken a temporary office in St Albans in order to allow our entire property management team to return to work.