Entries by Emma

Our Rent and Legal Protection

Even the best tenants can have a change in circumstances, examples include redundancy, relationship breakdown and ill heath, leaving them unable to pay their rent or unwilling to move out at the end of the tenancy which may cause a delay in you regaining possession of your property. We know from experience how devastating this […]

Electrical Safety

In the UK there is no specific legal requirement to obtain certification for the electrical appliances in a rental property, with the exception of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) as checks must be made of the electrical wiring every 5 years but is not required for appliances. Failure to have the wiring checked is punishable […]

Meet the team: Renewals

About Fiona: Fiona has been part of the team for three years, initially working in Pre-Tenancy and then in September last year she moved across to run our Renewals department. This is a fast paced team looking after all of the renewals for our 5000 strong portfolio, Fiona and her team are dedicated to ensuring […]

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

All properties on the rental market must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC provides potential tenants with an estimate of the cost to heat and light the property and recommend works which could reduce these costs if carried out. The EPC uses a rating system based on the letters A to G and […]

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UK housing market hailed as ‘bouncing back’

Anyone buying property in the UK will be pleased to learn that mortgage rates have not been affected by the Bank of England’s decision to increase interest rates. Last November, the Bank of England increased interest rates from 0.25% to 0.5%. Testament that the rise in interest rates is having little impact on mortgages, is […]