At the end of January, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) announced that mandatory five-year electrical installation checks on private rented housing in England will be introduced in a phased approach. Whilst they are yet to confirm the date that this will come into force, the Ministry has advised that it will… Read More


Looking to rent in Hook? Whether you’re searching for an apartment or family accommodation, we have something to suit all lifestyles, including the two featured properties below… Willow House is a contemporary, brand new second floor apartment, ideally located right in the heart of Hook; a well-connected town with great transport links, featuring rural countryside… Read More


Providence House, Hook, has proved popular – be that for new owners and indeed for renting. The final phase to let has just been released and they are going quickly. If you’re looking for a rental property with good commuting links, within walking distance of local shops and amenities – this could be ideal! This… Read More


Renting a home seems to be becoming more and more commonplace, with many millennials not joining the property ladder at all. But what is actually going on in modern society that is causing this shift, from the desire to be a homeowner, to the lifestyle of a tenant? Read on to find out more… Incredibly, private… Read More


Our Senior Lettings Consultant, Tracy Cook, has recently celebrated her first, hopefully of many, anniversaries with our Lettings Department. Such a milestone offers an opportunity for reflection on how she’s found life at Mackenzie Smith so far. “Coming from a large corporate agent, where there are, in my opinion, just too many tenancies, working at… Read More


Our lettings team have celebrated a successful summer of lettings, finding tenants for a multitude of properties of all shapes and sizes. Michael Clarke, Lettings Director, commented, “I am absolutely delighted with the performance of the team in letting so many properties for our clients over the summer. There is so much legislation affecting our… Read More


We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2018, taking place 17th – 23rd September. Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are… Read More


With such a range of properties on the market, it can be a challenge to find a house that meets your needs and desires. Many in this situation consider refurbishing and extending a new house to meet their exact requirements, but of course to do this, you need a house which has the right potential.… Read More


Nursery Gardens, a brand new development from Bewley Homes in Tongham, Surrey, is now available to  view, with reservations already well underway. Along with some fantastic new homes for First Time Buyers or families (with the benefit of Help to Buy and Part Exchange), we’re also pleased to offer investors a completely unique opportunity. There… Read More


There is no doubt that being ‘a tenant’ is now not only socially acceptable, but in certain regions it is the preferred option for many and often ‘the norm’. Gone are the days when people only rented if they had to and the concept of ‘paying someone else’s mortgage’ was laughable. How times change! A… Read More