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

As we head into the ‘holiday season’ it would be fair to assume that the housing market would also take a short break, but judging by the activity of late, that just doesn’t seem to be the case at the moment. With continuing strong demand from both buyers and tenants, the message we are conveying… 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

…regardless of whether you’re a First Time Buyer or not. We’re currently acting for a number of local developers offering Help to Buy as a purchase option, in assisting buyers with their queries, we’ve identified a number of misconceptions on this Government scheme that we’d like to clear up. Help to Buy is not just… Read More

If you are looking for some exciting activities to entertain the family this summer, take a look below for a variety of great local days out which will keep everyone occupied during the holidays. Organised trails in Odiham and Farnham Why not enjoy the outdoors with an exploration of the picturesque and historical villages of… Read More

Ed Mackenzie Smith

Today’s market; full of choice in a digital landscape, requires a different approach to pricing property than previously. Buyers have changed how they search for property. Prior to the online world we now live in, buyers would readily communicate with agents and, even if a property was optimistically priced, dialogue ensued and buyers could be… 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

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