If you are a landlord, you may already be aware of the talk surrounding forthcoming legal changes and considering what action to take. The intention to abolish Section 21 was announced back in April, meaning that landlords would be required to serve a Section 8 notice, giving concrete legal evidence to evict a tenant. Whilst… Read More


This unique letting presents a rare opportunity to live in a Grade II listed property, set within an idyllic rural location, yet ideally well-positioned for commuters. Well-situated in a quiet rural parish, positioned within acres of stunning, secluded Hampshire countryside, this setting is ideal for leisurely strolls and drives, with a backdrop that really takes… Read More


Boasting a lively location in Fleet, this freehold collection of four one bedroom apartments is a fantastic investment opportunity for landlords. Three of the properties already benefit from longstanding tenants, with a total estimated rental income of £36,450 per annum (5.6% yield). Fully refurbished with high standard finishes throughout, these apartments are in great condition,… Read More


Renting a property has seemingly never been more popular, with an increase of 1.7 million  households to the private rented sector over the last 10 years. However, it is not just the number of tenants that continues to grow, as the recent rental price rate has also strengthened. Private rental prices increased a significant 1.3%… Read More


Having been a valued member of our Lettings Department for just over a year and a half, we’re pleased to announce, off the back of her recent ARLA qualification, that our own Tracy Cook has been promoted to Lettings Manager. Having worked in Estate Agency since she was 17, offering experience in Sales, New Homes,… Read More


Here at Mackenzie Smith, our landlords and tenants can rest assured that their money is safe, as we provide a principled service that’s up to date with the latest Government legislation. Having the ARLA Propertymark demonstrates the quality of our service, as they set the standard for letting agents, with all members required to follow… Read More


Imogen Ayres

We are delighted to welcome newcomer Imogen Ayres to the Mackenzie Smith lettings team. Imogen joins us from a corporate letting agent in Basingstoke and brings with her a wealth of experience and enthusiasm, which I am sure will be of great benefit to our landlords, tenants and internally throughout the various departments and branches.… Read More


We are pleased to announce that our Senior Lettings Consultant, Tracy Cook, has today passed her level 3 and 4 ARLA exams. Tracy is a relative newcomer to Mackenzie Smith’s lettings team, but given her experience in the industry, has already established herself as a valuable member of the team; developing excellent working relationships with… Read More


The economic climate may be uncertain, but we have found that the rental market is stronger than ever, possibly proving that in these uncertain times, people are looking more favourably at renting. So far this year, we have let a range of properties across our entire branch area, including Ash Vale, Farnborough, Fleet, Hartley Wintney,… Read More


With the new Tenant Fee Ban coming into place from June 1st, how exactly will this benefit you, as a tenant? The aim of The Tenant Fees Act is that tenants shouldn’t be hit with unexpected costs, so you will likely feel some of the initial financial rewards. Do the changes apply to my tenancy… Read More