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

It’s Father’s Day this Sunday, so if you are at a loss as to what you can do to make him feel special this year, take a look below at some great local possibilities… With the weather looking promising, why not enjoy the great outdoors and immerse yourself in the peace and tranquillity of the… Read More

Where could you add the most value to your home? Sainsbury’s Bank have come up with a great new way to find out, using their Home Renovations Calculator.  The home renovation calculator is designed as a guide for your personal use and has no legal basis if your house doesn’t increase to the same value,… 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

If you are looking for a substantial, characterful and versatile country house, set in fabulous grounds of a generous 1/3 of an acre, offering huge potential in a beautiful rural location, then look no further than The Lodge in Eversley. This truly unique, beautifully characterful and substantial home presents vast ground floor living space with… Read More

It is the beginning of spring and is certainly starting to feel like it (despite yesterday’s unexpected flurry of snow). If you are wondering what to do or where to start in your garden at this time of year, read on for some handy hints. Growing wild Warmer weather with plenty of sunshine means that… Read More

In this price sensitive market it’s crucial for rental properties to be priced extremely accurately to avoid having an empty property.  It seems an obvious thing to say, but it is crucial to get the price of a rental property correct if you want it let. We have recently experienced a situation where a one… Read More

With two brand new sites from Bewley Homes, Nursery Gardens and Ash Lodge Park, both proving popular, particularly with local families, we took the opportunity to get a developer’s insight on New Homes; what the current market holds, along with their priorities when releasing a new site. Sales Manager, Brett Reeves, was kind enough to offer his… Read More

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

Over a third of all homes have a “man’s best friend” as part of the family, with January being ‘walk your dog’ month, we thought it was high time we featured a blog for their benefit. We’re incredibly lucky with the amount of countryside on our doorstep across our branch network; forests and parks, ponds… Read More