New Right To Rent Guide For Landlords With Covid-19 Changes
The government has published an updated Right to Rent guide, effective from November 2020. The updated version is designed to minimise the effects of Covid-19 on hindering landlords to confirm the eligibility of prospective tenants and includes temporary changes to the way letting agents and landlords can conduct checks and individuals can prove their right […]
What’s The Most Expensive House In The World?
Who owns the most expensive house in the world? How many cars does the garage hold? How big is the swimming pool? Discover the answers to all those questions and much more with this look at 10 palatial homes, from skyscrapers in India to hilltop mansions in California. You may even find inspiration for your […]
How Is Working From Home Affecting What We Look For In A Property?
What will life look like post lockdown? One easy to make prediction is that working from home is here to stay. Over the past few months, it has become the norm for hundreds of thousands of people and businesses. Even with the Government easing a lot of the restrictions, it seems that people’s attitudes towards […]
Maintenance and repairs can still be carried out on rental homes
The Government has confirmed that maintenance on rental homes can still be carried out amidst the measures taken to slow the spread of Coronavirus. The guidance was issued yesterday, Wednesday 25 March, says: “Work carried out in people’s homes, for example by tradespeople carrying out repairs and maintenance, can continue, provided that the tradesperson is […]
Business rates for estate and letting agents are abolished for a year
The government has announced that estate agents and letting agencies that have closed as a result of the measures introduced to slow the spread of Covid-19 will now be exempted for business rates for a year from 1st April 2020. The announcement comes after industry outrage for being excluded from the original tax relief programme. […]
Coronavirus: Local estate agents join #viralkindness – the campaign offering help to those self-isolating
As coronavirus spreads across the UK with increasing numbers putting themselves in self-isolation, kind-hearted people are offering to lend a helping hand to those in need. Dozens of “mutual aid” groups are mobilising in local communities following the #viralkindness campaign and dropping postcards with the message “Hello! If you are self-isolating, I can help” through […]
Coronavirus impact on the rental sector
Letting agents following the governments guidelines could be breaking the law. David Cox, ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive, has raised pressing concerns and called upon the UK Government to issue guidance for the rental sector in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis. David Cox’s particular concern is that letting agents and landlords following the current Coronavirus […]
The Rise of the Zero Deposit Scheme
On 1st June this year, the Tenant Fee Ban will come into force. Over the past few years, since the bill started the parliamentary journey in November 2017, the industry talk has been about ‘helping tenants’, ‘removing the burden of being a long-term renter’, ‘assisting FTB saving’ and ‘reducing the barriers to renting the perfect […]
Is Now the Right Time To Get On the Property Ladder?
Since the beginning of 2019 there have been a lot of new articles giving hope to first time buyers and those who have, for so long, thought that the prospect of getting onto the property ladder was just a pipe dream. Two significant factors stand out: The Help-to-Buy scheme was introduced in 2013, and, since […]
Home style trends to look out for in 2018
2018 is well underway and the housing style trends are making themselves known. In this week’s blog we thought we would bring you up to date with what these trends are. We’ll break it down into a list and let you know where you can access some of the trends. Geometric Décor – Geometric is […]