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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Good news for portfolio landlords: Lenders still offering buy-to-let borrowers fixed mortgages at low rates

If you’re thinking about adding to an existing buy-to-let portfolio in 2018, you’ll be pleased to hear that mortgage lenders are continuing to support landlords by offering low remortgage rates for fixed terms. In September 2017, new…
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Lettings fee ban not to be implemented until May 2019

In November 2017, the government announced its proposal to ban letting agents from levying fees on tenants. A draft bill introduced to Parliament, set out the plan to eliminate upfront payments charged by agents. The proposals led to criticism,…
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Why you should put your property on the market this January

Is January the best time to sell your home or let your property? January is a popular time to move home; providing buyers and tenants more options for their property search and offering vendors and landlords increased opportunity to sell or…

Season's Greetings

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and we look forward to assisting you in 2018. We are open this festive period, check your local branch for opening times. Book your FREE no-obligation…