As a tenant you will probably have paid a considerable sum of money as a security deposit, usually equivalent to one and a half times the monthly rent, and you’ll want to make sure this is protected and dealt with fairly. All deposits have to be protected in one of the Government backed schemes. Some… Read More


Months of research, deliberation and planning leads up to the purchase of an investment property. But why for many investors does the story end there? Investing in a rental property can take months of research, planning and saving. Consideration of factors, such as the size and location of the property, are invariably contemplated to ensure… Read More


  To  view our current list of available properties, please visit our website. Alternatively, feel free to register your requirements with us so that we may contact you with any relevant listings as and when they come to market. Contact Lettings: (01252) 514000. lettings@mackenziesmith.co.uk    … Read More


The new year has brought around a real peak in the lettings properties that have come to the market. This can be seen market wide in the area, offering more rental choice than ever before. With renting becoming an increasingly viable choice for many people, the rise in properties available will surely be welcomed, giving… Read More


Let with us. Be happy.

A new report from a London lettings specialist has pinpointed 5 top likes and dislikes Tenants and Landlords have about each other. Needless to say many are not surprising… Top 5 Tenant dislikes: Rent increases Failure to fix problems in a timely manner Showing up at a property unannounced Poor performance of maintenance staff Messy… Read More


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Figures from the National Housing Federation show that renters have to move frequently; tenants are nine times more likely to have moved in the last 12 months than owner occupiers. Whilst letting a property has the advantage of flexibility for those who want it, 28% of tenants said they have not been able to settle… Read More


The Changing Shape of Rental and Owner Occupier Mix in the UK

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has forecast that 51% of residential homes in the UK will be rented rather than owner occupied by 2032 as house ownership is predicted to get further out of reach for many. To build up the picture of how the rental and owner occupier mix is changing, owner-occupation peaked… Read More


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People looking to move locally are finding a distinct lack of properties available to either buy or rent! We have always seen a strong demand for good quality properties to rent in our area but the upturn in the economy has seen a huge increase in the demand. It is very frustrating when excellent quality applicants register… Read More


Let with us. Be happy.

We are pleased to be letting property quickly with many happy Landlords and Tenants along the way. We have tenants waiting for a range of property so please contact us if you would like to find out more about our service to Landlords or are looking for a rental valuation on a property. “The service… Read More


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We are delighted to report that hot on the heels of a bumper month for lettings in February, the rental market in March has been even better with just over 50% of the properties that we let being investment properties. The upturn in the housing market has prompted many people to invest in property but… Read More