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 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.
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 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 24th 2021
The Landlords safety pack will include 3 risk assessments covering the key issues of: Legionella Risk Assesment HHSRS (Housing Health & Safety Rating System) and Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Testing. Detailed reports on each risk assessment will be provided upon completion, together with any identified works required.
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 14th 2021
The Grenfell Tower disaster in June 2017 claimed 72 lives, and exposed the dangers of inflammable cladding on residential tower blocks, and has become known as 'The Cladding Scandal'. This triggered calls for changes to UK building regulations and the strengthening of fire safety measures.
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 29th 2021
Meet Cherry Maddern, our move in progressor. Cherry joined us in November last year, bringing a wealth of experience and superb customer focused approach from a career within the lettings market.