Rishi Sunak’s first budget: what you need to know

Just a few weeks into the job and Chancellor Rishi Sunak has had to deliver a budget at a time of a global health crisis. The possible implications of coronavirus caused stock markets to tumble at the start of the week and this morning, the Bank of England announced an emergency interest rate cut to […]

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Everybody needs good neighbours

In this age, there’s a lot of isolation and loneliness. People are often fearful of making connections and sometimes that spills over into a lack of care or compassion for others who live nearby. That’s a shame because good neighbours really do make a difference. And it’s something that’s particularly apt right now as we […]

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February 2020 Newsletters

Please find below our Agent, Landlord and Tenant February Newsletters containing all that is new in the property world. February 2020 – Newsletter – Agents February 2020 – Newsletter – Landlords February 2020 – Newsletter – Tenants  

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Would you like accelerated referencing you can trust?

Okay, that was something of a rhetorical question – there can’t be many agents who wouldn’t want critical information quicker. The faster you know the answers, the faster you can finalise agreements, and you can reduce void periods, keeping you and your landlords happy. So yes, let’s assume that you’d love accelerated referencing. It’s all […]

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Sim Sekhon: Short-term thinking and the short-term let market

Academics published a paper last month which addressed the impact of Airbnb on private sector rents in eight French cities. When looking at the biggest cities and investors letting entire homes on a short-term basis, there was a clear significant upward pressure on traditional rents. This phenomenon shouldn’t surprise British landlords. A report has been […]

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What tenants need to know about carbon monoxide

The title of this blog mentions tenants, but everyone needs to know this information. Carbon monoxide (CO) can be lethal and even if your landlord has fulfilled all his legal obligations, situations could still arise which could leave you or your family at risk. Let’s start by looking at the landlord’s obligations. Landlord’s obligations Carbon […]

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Fancy moving? Think first.

There’s always a spike in the property-for-sale listings at the start of a year. Vendors are looking to capitalise on the desire we humans have for the fresh start and so, the house hunting process kicks off. Of course, as a tenant, you’re not immune to this urge for change. As the days start to […]

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January 2020 Newsletters

Please find below our Agent, Landlord and Tenant January Newsletters containing all that is new in the property world. January 2020 – Newsletter – Agents January 2020 – Newsletter – Landlords January 2020 – Newsletter – Tenants  

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Be Exceptional Roadshows 2020

In a crowded and volatile industry, it can be hard to make your mark. It’s a challenge to differentiate your service from the competition, to show your clients that you are not the same, that you care, that you’ll do more for them. Working with LegalforLandlords can help you to stand out. Combining your drive […]

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Sim Sekhon: Funding to tackle rogue landlords is a drop in the ocean

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: our industry needs to drive out criminal landlords. Despite them being a minority, their effect on the way we are perceived by the public is massive and their impact on the lives of tenants can be devastating. That’s why although I support new funding made […]

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