Townends Estate Agents Blog

The property market across Hampshire, Middlesex, London and Surrey is always changing. Read Townends Estate Agents blog for the latest news and useful information for buying and selling, renting and letting property.

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…

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…

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…
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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…
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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…

Landlord advice: how to set your rent at the right price

With rental properties in high demand and low interest rates on buy-to-let mortgages, investing in property to let remains a popular and effective way to generate an additional income stream making it one of the most popular ways to earn an…
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The number of first-time buyers is at its highest in a decade!

The amount of people purchasing their first home has risen to its highest level in a decade. A report by Halifax shows that in 2017, an estimated 359,000 homes were bought by first-time buyers. This is the highest number of first-time property…