14 things you must do if you have a vacant property
At one point in time almost every landlord will find themselves with an empty property. Normally, it’s only for a matter of days or weeks until a tenant moves in but there could be some unavoidable circumstances that leave your property unoccupied for a prolonged duration.
6 paint brands with excellent eco credentials
Whether you’re freshening up the interior of your property ahead of a sale, or have just moved into a new home and want to make your mark, paint will probably form the backbone of your decorating.
Your 2024 guide to wood panelling
Wood panelling is the interior design detail that’s here to stay. In fact, it’s a trend that’s never been out of fashion, with the Tudors, Elizabethans, Jacobeans and Victorians all putting their own spin on timber décor.
Interior trend: in the pink
Pink isn’t going anywhere, with an updated version of the colour recently announced as the Dulux Colour of the Year 2024. Thankfully, Sweet Embrace™ is a very pale, muted pink that does not bring Barbie to mind.
6 things landlords should know about electrical safety
Tenant safety should never be far from a landlord’s mind. In light of a new set of best practice guidelines being issued by Electrical Safety First, we take a broader look at electrical safety in privately rented properties. Here are six things landlords should know:
Leasehold reforms: what, when and how explained
You may have seen King Charles III officially opening the new session of Parliament in early November. During the pomp and ceremony, the King read out the Government’s main intentions for the 12 months ahead.
November Property Market Analysis
Propertymark’s latest report gathered responses from approximately 100 sales and 100 lettings agents 1st and 14th October 2023 for a great snapshot of the market. It found there were an average of 60 prospective buyers registered per branch, illustrating that there’s an appetite to move.
Renters’ Reform Bill: update & Section 21 news
The second reading of the Renters’ Reform Bill in October took many landlords by surprise, with an unexpected announcement regarding Section 21 eviction notices – the method used by landlords to regain their property without having to have a specific reason. We have poured over the details and have provided answers to your most common questions.
Is a renovation property right for me? Your questions answered
When Rightmove decided to compile a list of the top 10 most in-demand features among buyers, it looked at more than 600,000 property listings to establish which aspects led to the highest number of enquiries. Forget a garden or being near a station (they languished at the bottom of the list), the most in-demand feature among purchasers is a renovation project – a home classed as a fixer-upper in need of work.
The top 10 features that drive rental enquiries
What are today’s tenants looking for when they search available rental properties? This was the question Rightmove set out to answer when it examined more than 600,000 property listings. The portal tallied the number of enquiries a listing generated in relation to the property features that were mentioned in the description.
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