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Tenant fee ban 2019 – Security Deposits

Posted on May 17, 2019 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

Since April 2007, all security deposits taken by a Landlord or Agent for a tenancy on an AST has had to be registered within a Government approved scheme. Prescribed Information and Terms and Conditions have to be provided to the Tenant within 30 days of the start of the tenancy. This is not changing, and […]

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Tenant Fee Ban 2019

Posted on May 15, 2019 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

REFERENCING FEES I guess, without stating the obvious, the most well known  change that most of you will be aware of with the introduction of the Tenant Fee Ban is that all referencing fees to letting agents will be abolished from 1st June 2019.  That’s a big fat zero! This will apply to all residential […]

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TIME FOR A SPRING CLEAN?

Posted on January 10, 2018 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

With Christmas well behind us and the first hint of sunshine is in the sky, it’s easy to be ever hopeful that Spring is just around the corner! With the sunshine, comes thoughts of escaping to far away places and Summer Holidays, but we could all benefit from looking closer to home for some immediate […]

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Carpet moths

Posted on May 20, 2017 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

Hands up everyone that recognises one of these little blighters but haven’t had a clue what they are other than an irritating little flying thing! The bad news is that these are Carpet Moths and they can do endless damage to carpets, curtains and clothing which all contain natural products. The good news is that […]

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Tax for Landlords

Posted on April 6, 2017 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

Today, the 6th April, marks the start of changes to income tax relief for most Landlords of residential property. Those affected most will be* UK resident individual that lets residential properties in the UK or overseas non-UK resident individual that lets residential properties in the UK individual who let such properties in partnership trustee or […]

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Can I remove my drawers, please?

Posted on March 17, 2017 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

As we have all had such a grey day we thought it might be a good opportunity to have a bit of a giggle !  No offense to anyone is intended but just to show that Letting Agents too have a sense of humour,  we thought we’d share this with you… For many years I […]

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SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

Posted on April 19, 2016 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

Here are extracts from 2 different Schedules of Condition or Inventories as they are better known, both made at the start of a tenancy, and both for the same property.  Can you spot the difference? The one on the left has been prepared by a well known High Street agent.  The other by us. With […]

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Energy Performance Certificates

Posted on April 21, 2015 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

Are you aware that since 2008, an Energy Performance Certificate for a rental property has been a legal requirement for Letting Agents and Landlords to offer to Tenants in order for them to make an educated decision as to whether or not to proceed into entering into a Rental Agreement based on how energy efficient their […]

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New legislation for rental property

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

Following on from our blog posted back in November regarding Carbon Monoxide, it now seems likely to come into effect from October 2015 that all rental properties will have to be fitted with working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Up until now,  Landlords of rental properties have not legally had to provide smoke alarms […]

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Let-to-Buy

Posted on February 2, 2015 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

We’ve all heard of Buy to Let, but did you know there is also the option of Let to Buy finance? Although more recently there has been some movement in the property market, there are still homeowners who are in the difficult position of trying to sell their homes to move away for work, who […]

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