Permitted Occupier Status
Permitted Occupier Status – What Is It And How Can You Make Sure You And Your Property Are Protected?16 December 2020 Continue Reading
Holiday styling for the modern family
Advent Has Begun, Christmas Is Around The Corner, Hannukah Is On The Imminent Horizon And Then There’s New Year’s Eve In Just A Few Weeks – The Holiday Season Is Really In Full Swing. In The Spirit Of All Things Festive, We Thought We’d Take A Look At Our Favourite Holiday Styling Tips For...01 December 2020 Continue Reading
More than half of private renters are using benefits to pay their rent due to COVID
Over 50% Of Private Renters Are Now Using Housing Benefit Or Universal Credit To Help Them Pay Their Rent. And 20% Of Families Don’t Receive Enough Support From The Government To Pay Their Rent In Full, So They Need To Make Up This Shortfall Themselves.24 November 2020 Continue Reading
Lockdown 2.0 - What does this mean for the housing market?
It’s Lockdown 2.0 Day Today And Many People May Be Feeling Anxious About What This Means For The Housing Market, Whether They Are Buying Or Selling, Or A Landlord Or A Tenant. So, What DOES Lockdown 2.0 Mean For The Housing Market?05 November 2020 Continue Reading
Styling your Home for Autumn
The Colder Weather Is Here And The Nights Are Drawing In – But That Just Gives Us An Excuse For Styling Up Our Home For Cosy Autumn Evenings In (lockdown Or Not!). We’ve Picked Some Of Our Favourite Autumn Styling Choices For You To Try At Home...30 October 2020 Continue Reading
Socially Distanced Trick or Treating for Halloween
Halloween's Around The Corner But, Sadly, Social Distancing Will Likely Dampen Trick Or Treating This Year. Instead, Check Out Our Tips For A Safe Halloween08 October 2020 Continue Reading
Moving out of the city? Soak up some countryside with our favourite Hertfordshire attractions
We Take A Look At Some Of Our Favourite Hertfordshire Attractions And Places To Visit - All Socially Distanced, Of Course!27 September 2020 Continue Reading
Autumn and Winter – are your properties ready for the cold weather to come?
Getting Winter-ready Is Important When The Cold Weather Is On The Way. But What Can You Do To Make Your Properties Better Prepared For Cold, Windy And Wet Weather Coming Soon? Turns Out, Plenty! Here Are Our Top Recommendations To Help Prepare Your Properties For The Autumn And Winter In Our Handy-d...09 September 2020 Continue Reading
Is the Summer Boom going to become a Super Boom?
Renting Is On The Rise. That Much Is Clear. But As The Summer Boom Continues On, Are We Likely To See A Super Boom Occur?31 August 2020 Continue Reading
Vacant properties – How you can get new tenants to fill in the gaps
With More Movers Than Ever, You Might Be Worried About Your Properties Being Vacant, Even For A Short While. What Can You Do About It? Turns Out, Quite A Lot!09 August 2020 Continue Reading
Planning Permission changes – what do they mean for you?
Exciting New Changes To Planning Permission Were Announced Last Week, But What Were They And How Might They Affect Landlords Across The Country?21 July 2020 Continue Reading
Socially Distanced BBQs – How to avoid tenant-landlord disputes around garden use and maintenance
One Common Area For Tenant-landlord Disputes Is Garden Maintenance, That’s Because Many Tenancy Agreements Do Not Cover Garden Maintenance Or Even Mention The Garden At All! But, With Lockdown Ending And More Households Able To Meet In Back Gardens, The Rise Of The Great British BBQ Is Back With...06 July 2020 Continue Reading
Property Tech and Virtual Viewings - the new normal?
As The Housing Market Is Steadily Improving, Estate Agents And Property Owners Are Looking For New Ways To Manage The Impact Of Coronavirus On Their Livelihoods. And One Such Way Is The Use Of VR/360 Technology As Well As Virtual Tours.22 June 2020 Continue Reading
Marketing your property in a post-COVID world
According To A Recent Survey Reported By The BBC, 49% Of Renters Have Changed Their Priorities For Searching For New Properties, And It’s Even More Changed For Buyers. So, What Is It That Renters And Buyers Are Now Looking For?04 June 2020 Continue Reading
Local Lockdown - what could that mean for your tenants?
The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, Has Just Announced That Stricter Social Distancing Measures Could Be Introduced In Specific Areas Around The UK, In The Future, To Help Reduce The Spread Of The Coronavirus Pandemic. But What Could That Mean For Your Tenants?26 May 2020 Continue Reading
House Viewing – what does this look like following lockdown?
Boris Johnson Has Announced His Measures For Releasing Lockdown, But How Can An Industry Built On Personal House Viewings Move Through This Phased Back-to-normality Process?11 May 2020 Continue Reading
Financial Costs – Landlord tax changes you need to know about
In The 2015 Budget, Then-Chancellor, George Osbourne, Announced Changes To The Income Tax Relief Options Available For Landlords In The UK. These Came Into Effect From 6th April 2020...06 April 2020 Continue Reading
Coronavirus response: Changes made to the Right To Rent process
Temporary Changes Have Been Made To The Right To Rent Checks Process As A Result Of Coronavirus Measures. What Does This Mean?01 April 2020 Continue Reading
Prime Minister Accused of "Watering Down" Evictions Protections
Last Week We Were Pleased To Hear That John Healey, The Shadow Housing Secretary, Had Promised A Ban On Evictions During The Coronavirus Outbreak. But, The Released Legislation Actually Shows That The Evictions Are Not “banned” But, Instead, The Notice Period Has Been Extended From 2 Months To 3...26 March 2020 Continue Reading
Coronavirus - Concerns and Responsibilities for Landlords
Landlords Around The Country Are Today, Understandably, Worried About The Financial Impact Of COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) On Them And Their Tenants As We Make Our Way Through This Difficult Time Of Uncertainty. As The Number Of Cases Of Coronavirus Rises Daily, We Address Some Of The Concerns And Step...18 March 2020 Continue Reading
Fair wear and Tear - what is it and why is it important?
Many Contracts State That “fair Wear And Tear” On The Property Is Acceptable In Terms Of The Dilapidations Process (the Process By Which A Tenant Exits The Property And Receives Back Their Deposit), But What Does “fair” Mean In Relation To Wear And Tear, And Why Do We Need To Be Aware Of It?...02 March 2020 Continue Reading
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO SECTION 21 NOTICES
SECTION 21 NOTICES - ENGLAND CHANGES EFFECTIVE TODAY01 October 2018 Continue Reading
Ditch deposits - 43% of tenants want a no-deposit alternative
A New Study Shows That 43 Per Cent Of Tenants Want The System Of Private Rental Deposits To Be Dropped And Replaced With Insurance-based Alternatives.18 September 2018 Continue Reading
Protecting your property
It Can Be Tough Being A Landlord, Especially If Your Tenant Suddenly Stops Paying Their Rent Or Causes Significant Damage To Your Property. That’s Why Our Unique Proposition Provides Unrivalled Protection Against The Risks Associated With Renting Property. Rent Protection Legal Expenses Tenant Dam...16 August 2018 Continue Reading
Which Deposit “the broken deposit system.”
Just Under A Third Of People Moving From One Privately Rented Property To Another In The Past Two Years Had To Pay A New Deposit Before Their Old One Was Returned, According To A Research Exercise By Consumer Group Which?13 August 2018 Continue Reading
Mandatory electrical checks for all private rental homes
Five Year Mandatory Electrical Checks For All Private Rental Homes20 July 2018 Continue Reading
Summer Solstice The Term Solstice Derives From Latin Word “sol” Meaning “sun” And “sistere” Which Means “to Make Stand, ” According Dictionary.com25 June 2018 Continue Reading
A Trade Body Is Advising Landlords And Agents Acting On Their Behalf To Take Precautions To Protect Their Investments If They Agree That Tenants Can Keep Pets.11 June 2018 Continue Reading
Hoe Hoe Hoe
An Adjudicator With The Tenancy Deposit Scheme Has Given Advice On How To Avoid Disputes Over Gardening This Summer04 June 2018 Continue Reading