Make small changes now for real benefits in 2019

Many see the period between Christmas and the New Year as a time for recovery. Half the country is on extended leave, nursing hangovers or counting the days ‘til the kids go back to school. The other half – workers in healthcare, retail and the service sector – grab the odd day’s leave and wait […]

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Landlords: pawns in a political game?

Housing has always been a political issue, but as the levels of home ownership fall and concerns rise about Generation Rent, it’s become even more of a hot potato. Last week, on top of everything else that we’re facing, MPs called for the abolition of Section 21 evictions. The debate raised fair points but was […]

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The first major online agency collapse shows a deeply divided industry

Over the last few days, the cash-strapped online agency Emoov has been trying to find a buyer. Yesterday, it announced its attempts had been unsuccessful and appointed administrators. There is some hope that a rescue package can be put together, but commentators aren’t optimistic. Fifty or so of the firm’s staff are facing Christmas without […]

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Know your onions – tenant referencing without tears.

We’re all human. We put up with things because familiarity is comfortable. Even though somethings may not be working for us, we carry on using it. We tolerate the shortfalls and live with the frustration. We don’t grow, we don’t make progress. Tenant referencing is a good example. There are vast differences between the best and […]

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Sim Sekhon: The best lettings agents don’t let reasons become excuses

The business of operating a lettings agency is already regulated in Wales and Scotland. No doubt it won’t be long before England follows suit – the fees ban, and a raft of conditions are on the way. Although many won’t welcome the changes, they will, at least, level the playing field. They’ll give every agency […]

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Christmas Opening Hours

It’s that time of year again… Here’s a quick guide to when we’re here and when we’re not. From 1st – 21st December the team will be here: Mon – Thurs 8.00am – 5.30pm Fridays 8.00am – 5.00pm Christmas Eve – 9-12pm We’ll be closed completely on: Christmas Day Bank holiday (25 December 2018) Boxing Day Bank […]

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Everything you need as a landlord – without the supermarket tactics

Supermarkets know a thing or two about getting you to buy their products, including the things you don’t really need. They fill their shelves based on studied patterns of eye movements. They slow you down with relaxing music. They hide their bread and milk – the essentials – deep inside the store. They even have […]

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Everything your lettings agency needs – without the supermarket tactics

Supermarkets know a thing or two about getting you to buy their products, including the things you don’t really need. They fill their shelves based on studied patterns of eye movements. They slow you down with relaxing music. They hide their bread and milk – the essentials – deep inside the store. They even have […]

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If you don’t want extra income, stop reading now

We’re assuming you’re still reading The fees ban means that you’ll need to be very aware of your business income. You’ll probably want to explore ways in which you can increase it. We’ve got one, and it’s very effective. It could earn you 60 % of what you lose when the fees ban comes in. […]

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