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Rents to rise in 2019?

December 17, 2018

As the year draws to a close, it’s always interesting to dust off the crystal ball and try and look into the future to see what may happen in the private rented sector. With all the changes that have occurred over the past twelve months, and with more expected in the new year, it’s quite […] View article >

How long does it take to gain possession of a rental property?

December 5, 2018

How long does it take to gain possession of a rental property? Private landlords have to wait an average of over five months to regain possession of a property when applying to the courts according to new figures from the Ministry of Justice. The Residential Landlords Association says that the long delay in dealing with cases […] View article >

Getting a (lateral) foot on the property ladder

December 4, 2018

There is so much in the media at the moment about the difficulties experienced by young people who want to get onto the property ladder. A recent survey by interiors firm Hillarys showed that 94% of people questioned stated that the reason they did not own their own home was down to the cost of […] View article >

10 Things We Keep Putting Off

November 30, 2018

We all have a habit of putting certain things off. From those jobs that need doing around the house, to making our last will and testament, it seems we can always find other, more important things to do. Here’s our quick list of the most common tasks we Brits tend to put off more than […] View article >

Buying versus Renting

October 19, 2018

There can be nothing more exciting than moving out of the family home and setting up on your own. The basic choice that you need to make, however, is whether you are going to buy your first home or rent a property. With the growing price of houses in many areas of the UK, buying […] View article >

When to Sell Your Home

October 19, 2018

A lot of factors are going to dictate when you sell your home. It might be the right time to move onto a bigger or smaller property. Perhaps you’ve got a job opportunity in another part of the country, are moving in with a partner and now have a “surplus” property or want to relocate […] View article >

6 things to do to get a property ready to rent out

October 18, 2018

If you have decided to rent out a property that has not been rented out before, here is our guide to getting it ready for rental. 1.  First impressions count Check the front of your property.  Is it clean and tidy?  Is the door number clearly labelled?  Is the garden neat?  Does the outside light […] View article >

Decorating a Rented Property

October 2, 2018

One of the big issues most have with renting is the often-misguided belief that they have limited opportunity to add personal touches that makes your place feel like home. Giving a coat of paint to the walls or adding feature wallpaper can make a big difference but it’s not always that easy to do. A […] View article >

The Demand for Rental Properties

October 1, 2018

Calculating rental demand in an area is not as difficult as it used to be for the average property hunter. Generally, you should expect those regions in which demand outweighs the number of properties available to deliver higher rents and vice versa. Whether you are a tenant looking for somewhere to set down roots or […] View article >

Wonderful Warmers

September 12, 2018

Whether you’re renting your home or own your property, keeping warm without burning money, is something of an ongoing problem. The good news is that you don’t have to turn the thermostat up to max and suffer the bill – there are plenty of different ways to stay snug and still save those pennies. Comfort […] View article >