Monday, October 15, 2018
One of the major internet property portals reckons that just three seconds is all the time your home has to make an impression on potential buyers. So in less time than it has taken to read this far, your property...
Are the English tired of waiting for the next housing bubble to form and then burst? The latest figures from the English Housing Survey certainly suggest so, with more households moving from the owner-occupied sector to the private rented...
It has been a hot and sticky summer unless you are an estate agent. For us the summer has been hot but it's rarely been sticky where property sales are concerned. True, there are some homes with specialised appeal that take...
News that a Portsmouth lettings agency has closed, possibly owing thousands of pounds to landlords and tenants, is really sad. It's especially so for landlords because not only have they lost rental income but also they are liable for the...
When dealing with my clients there is always one priority – to find a home. The process to secure a rental property is no different to purchasing a property. Tenants still require good quality accommodation in a quality area...
  Both the Welsh and Scottish governments are getting closer to regulating lettings agents through their own Housing Bills. Here in England there still seems to be reluctance to follow suit. What we need is a law that introduces effective banning...
Property investors who hold residential freeholds but never inspect their assets could face fines of up to £20,000. If the property is let to three or more occupiers, forming two or more households as a result, the property needs a...

Students and renting

Going to university is an exciting time. This is the first time most will have lived away from home and it’s a chance to learn more than just the course. It’s an experience of the wider world outside the...
Under Offer, Estate Agents on the Job About to hit the screens. A quote from the Radio Times: It would have been easy to make this series a lot less kind. A different production company or a different channel might have...
When an auctioneer brings his gavel down it's usually accompanied by the word 'sold'. However, a newly-launched business is turning things on its head. Landlords are now being encouraged to sign up to a new rental auction site, which...