Moving Day

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Last year we looked at the most popular day to complete on a home purchase and found that around half of sales complete on a Friday. We have now looked to see how this compares with tenants starting a new lease. Unsurprisingly, the end of the week and weekend is the most popular time to […]

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Touching Up

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When letting your property, you naturally want your property to look its best, but how far should you go in terms of presentation? Firstly, aim to understand how your property “sits” within the market. Not all tenants have the same criteria, so walk through the house with your letting agent to identify your property’s strengths […]

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Showing Tenants Around

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Some people feel that flats and houses should be able to “let themselves” and do not need to be “shown” by letting agents. Whilst this may be true of certain exceptional properties, or where achieving the optimum rent is not an issue, most properties require the skills of a well-trained letting agent if they are […]

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Buying to Let Part 1

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As pension funds shrink, many people consider the buy-to-let opportunity as a viable alternative, and with good reason. The effect of low interest rates and a historically rising property market make buy-to-let one of the most attractive investments accessible to the public. And the great thing is – you can use the bank’s money! The […]

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April 2018 Market Comment

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Historically, the fresh green leaves on the trees and the warmth of the welcome spring sunshine herald a spring in the step for the property market. And this year seems no different, despite its wobbly start! The fundamentals are certainly there to support an optimistic outlook – inflation has fallen to a healthy 2.3% and […]

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First Impressions

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You only get one chance to make a first impression! When it comes to letting your home, attention to detail could be pivotal in securing the best possible rent –quickly. Most tenants have a good idea of their preferred location, minimum accommodation needs and ideal style of property. Yet it is often presentation that makes […]

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Tenants Choose By Comparison

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Typically, most tenants will look at about half a dozen properties before making a decision as to which one they should rent. Some people look at just a couple, and others spend months considering each and every one of the dozens of properties that come on the market within their price range. Even though many […]

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A Feeling of Space

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Unlike their continental counterparts, British tenants do not generally take account of the square footage of a house or flat when renting their next home. Nevertheless, spaciousness is often a priority and invariably comes at a premium. So if you are letting your property, it’s worth making sure you create a feeling of as much […]

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What Does Viewing Feedback Really Mean?

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Landlords often approach us after an unsatisfactory experience with another agent, particularly in relation to poor levels of feedback following property viewings. Surely, prompt and constructive feedback should be a fundamental part of any letting agent’s service to their clients! Only when agents understand what tenants think of a property can they deliver practical advice […]

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Landlords Beware!

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Smart investors are keen to snap up bargains, and the buy to let market remains surprisingly active.  However, whilst it is tempting to go out and buy, buy, buy – a word of caution, because it might not be so easy to let, let, let. Finding a tenant is only one aspect of the venture […]

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