How we protect your money

Mandatory Client Money Protection (CMP) for letting agents now looks certain to be a legal requirement in England following a Parliamentary review led by Baroness Hayter and Lord Palmer.

Acceptance of its recommendations now suggest that, in future, letting agents will not be able to take money from the public unless they have Client Money Protection.

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Exclusive Open Day tomorrow – new development in Sunbury-on-Thames

We are excited to announce a brand new development of 59 studio, one and two bedroom apartments in Sunbury-on-Thames, ready for occupation this Summer.

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Keeping Landlords in the loop: introducing our new online Tenancy Management Portal and online Maintenance Reporting Tool

Landlords are the life-blood of the private rented sector but the raft of changes to legislation over the last 18 months, including the introduction of the Deregulation Act 2015, has placed even greater responsibility onto landlords. That’s why, at Townends, we want to do everything we can to reduce that burden and ensure all of your tenancies are compliant and efficient.

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Landlords are your properties frost ready?

Following an unusually hot September and mild autumn, the last week has seen temperatures plunge, marking the start of what experts are predicting could be “the coldest and snowiest winter for at least six years.”

Of course, the start of colder weather can also mark the start of problems for homeowners and landlords, from burst pipes and malfunctioning boilers to blocked drains and storm damage.

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Why it is key to build a good tenant/landlord relationship         

Letting a property is a big decision. You are entrusting someone else with, what is usually, your highest value asset. If you are letting your own home, rather than a second property, this also comes with an added emotional attachment, so you want to know that the person moving in will take good care of it.

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