6 things you need to check before you rent

Renting is a commitment not to be taken lightly. It’s not only a huge chunk of your wage, but a base for your relaxation and leisure time. Where you live has a much bigger impact on your life than you … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency: How to make your house more efficient

At the end of 2015 the Daily Mail asked a simple question: Has Britain created the most efficient home? The four-bedroom home described in the piece allegedly cost a total of £15 a year to power – including heating, lighting, … Continue reading

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Government’s housebuilding target is “realistic”

Right Estate Agents report that the Government’s target of building one million new homes over this parliament is a realistic one, according to RICS. Fewer than 460,000 homes were built between 2011 and 2014, according to figures from the National … Continue reading

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Flat Owners – Lease extensions vs buying your freehold

Right Estate Agents confirm that whether you own the freehold or the leasehold will affect your role as flat owner at your property. The two main distinctions between owning the freehold and being the leaseholder is control and responsibility, both … Continue reading

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Airbnb phenomenon is a growing issue for landlords

Right Estate Agents report that Landlord Action has warned that the Airbnb model poses a growing threat to landlords. Over the last 12 months, the number of cases that the tenant eviction specialist has received, where tenants have sub-let properties … Continue reading

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Tenants renting without contracts

Right Estate Agents report that new research by Direct Line for Business reveals that one in ten private landlords has no formal tenancy agreement in place with their tenants. Even where contracts are in place, landlords may unwittingly be asking … Continue reading

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A beginners guide to renting

When you’re new to the renting game, it can often feel overwhelming, confusing and even a tad scary at times. No need to worry though; we believe there are just five simple steps that need to be followed in order … Continue reading

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Landlords are finally winning the dispute war

Right Letting Agents report that new research shows that for the first time since the start of the tenant deposit schemes in 2007, more landlords and agents are being awarded 100% of the disputed amount at adjudications, than tenants. The … Continue reading

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Tougher mortgage tests on the horizon for landlords

Right Letting Agents report that the Bank of England regulatory arm has unveiled a consultation on reforming the buy-to-let mortgage market. The buy-to-let sector has hit the headlines again with the announcement that landlords could face tougher affordability checks and … Continue reading

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Top priority of tenants revealed

Right Letting Agents report that new research from PropertyLetByUs has found that wanting a good education for your children is not just the preserve of middle England home owners. In fact, 70% of tenants said they wanted to live in … Continue reading

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