Ready to share?

If you like company and can find the right housemates, sharing a flat or house can be a brilliant idea.  It’s the ideal option if you’re ready to fly the family nest but would struggle to cover the rent on your own. It can also be a great way to help save up for a […]

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Check out the Checking-in process

Okay, you’ve found a property to rent. Your reference application has been approved and the tenancy agreement is signed and sealed. But instead of simply handing over the keys, the agent now wants to involve you in a checking-in process. More admin, more paperwork, more time. Before you get stressed, it’s worth knowing that the […]

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Sim Sekhon: Landlords need to speak up now

We are a month into a twelve-week consultation period on the proposed abolition of no-fault Section 21 evictions. The next few weeks will fly by and if landlords don’t voice their opinions now the legislative changes will sail through Parliament. Landlords will be left wondering why they no longer have control over their assets. To […]

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Pussyfooting around works for cats, it’s pointless for letting agents

                                    If you’ve got trouble, you can’t afford to pussyfoot around. You’ve got to get serious to get it sorted. Damage, unpaid rent, mounting arrears, unhappy neighbours, whatever the issue, a pre-court action letter shows you mean business. […]

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Maintaining success beyond the start-up

Some of the team at head office celebrating our 10th birthday There’s a strange sort of relish with which commentators report the likelihood of new business start-ups failing. It’s almost as though they want to say, “See, it’s a tough old game. You haven’t got what it takes”. These same commentators go quiet when businesses […]

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A new perspective on moving home

Everybody seems to know the theory that next to death and divorce, moving home is one of life’s most stressful experiences. It doesn’t have to be a nightmare but billing a home move as a traumatic experience is a sure-fire way to make certain that’s exactly what it feels like. Every tiny issue, the smallest […]

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Neutral territory: what to do when your landlord loves magnolia

Imagine you’re viewing a property you’re thinking of renting. The road’s quiet, the flat has all the space you need, the white goods are new and there’s a bit of garden with a shed. It’s just what you wanted, and although the décor is a bit bland, when you’ve moved your bits and bobs in […]

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1,000 Trustpilot reviews – thank you, that’s grand

  We’ve just passed the milestone of 1,000 reviews on Trustpilot and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to give feedback on our service and products. We are, of course, delighted that the vast majority of our customers think that we deserve a five-star rating, but […]

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Sim Sekhon: Don’t ignore the older tenant

We know that the proportion of people who are renting their homes is on the rise. We also know that the population is ageing. Now figures are showing that there’s rapid growth in the numbers of those aged 55 and over who are renting. This age group now accounts for around 15% of the market, […]

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Renting a home with a garden?

It makes sense to think carefully about any outdoor space when you’re looking for a place to rent. Some people love to spend time outside. For others, a garden is a hassle they don’t need or want. But, as it’s likely your landlord will include certain conditions in your tenancy agreement regarding the upkeep of […]

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