Having just had a record month for rental valuations, it is interesting to see that the overwhelming reason we get called out is scenarios where landlords are looking for a better service. There are so many options for landlords with regards to lettings agents, many offering cheap deals or ‘unique’ online services, so it can… Read More


If you don’t know what to do with a property which has suddenly come into your possession, letting it via an agency can be a good extra source of income. However, becoming a landlord unexpectedly can be a daunting prospect. There’s a lot to consider when becoming a first-time landlord, if you neglect to complete… Read More


It sounds over simplistic but it is true, the better the condition of your property before the tenancy starts the better the condition it will be in at the end of the tenancy. If a tenant views a property that has not been professionally cleaned and looks a bit shabby, they are much less likely… Read More


It’s not long until the new energy efficiency rules for tenanted properties come into place, which could affect over one million properties across the UK. To understand the implications and necessary preparations, we held a quick Q&A with our Lettings Manager, Michael Clarke.   So, when do the new energy performance ratings come into force?… Read More


Landlords who have previously rented out a property will know that getting a good tenant can be far more important than achieving a higher rent. Obviously a high rental income is important for landlords, but 23 years’ of experience has certainly taught me the importance of getting the ‘right’ tenant rather than ‘just any’ tenant,… Read More


Every other week, we use our spotlight articles to introduce different members of the team across all six of our branches, Head Office, Lettings and our Land and New Homes department. This week we’re shining the spotlight on our Lettings Director, Michael Clarke, who assisted in re-establishing our Lettings Department almost 5 years ago when… Read More


Every other week, we use our spotlight articles to introduce different members of the team across all six of our branches, Head Office, Lettings and our Land and New Homes department. When I say we “introduce” them, some have been with us for as long as 25 years, however this week’s spotlight is absolutely an… Read More


As a landlord, you are required by law to have an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) carried out on the property you let, but did you know that from 1st April 2018 the Government will be applying a new law that requires all rented properties to be a minimum of an E rating. For the vast… Read More


With plummeting temperatures and shorter nights on the horizon, now is a great time for landlords to winter-proof a rental property. Our eight step checklist will help you achieve both an efficient home and happy tenants. Staying ahead of the game is essential to a successful investment for landlords, with routine property checks just part… Read More


Across our six branch network, we have a wide selection of properties that are currently available to let, with some becoming vacant this month, allowing for plenty of time to settle in before the festive season. We’ve highlighted just a few, but if you have certain rental requirements, please call our Lettings team on (01252)… Read More