Blog Archive

ROOM AT THE TOP: ADD VALUE & SPACE WITH A LOFT CONVERSION

Spending so much more time at home this year has left many of us looking at our living spaces in a whole new light. Every spare corner has been pressed into service as a home office, classroom, gym or art studio, often juggling multiple roles at the same time.

Written by: Vince Laurella

RIGHT TO RENT: EVERYTHING LANDLORDS SHOULD KNOW

Introduced in 2016, Right to Rent had something of a rocky start but has since become an integral part – and legal requirement – of every Assured Shorthold Tenancy.

Written by: Vince Laurella

WINTER GARDENS: HOW TO MAKE A WONDERLAND AT HOME

Gardens get a raw deal at Christmas. While everyone's thinking about getting together with family and friends, gardens and balconies are left out in the cold, cut off and forgotten behind the curtains with not so much as a passing glance before March.

Written by: Vince Laurella

ANIMAL INSTINCT: SHOULD YOU LET TO PEOPLE WITH PETS?

How do you feel about allowing pets in your rental property? Or even in your own home? Are you a card-carrying animal lover with pets who cherish your home as much as you do, or are you simply not a fan and want to avoid the worry of possible damages that are a hassle and expense to fix?

Written by: Vince Laurella

STANDING APART: 5 TIPS FOR SELLING IN A CROWDED MARKET

If you're on the verge of putting your home on the market, you might be concerned about so much competition. Perhaps your property has been for sale for some time, but nobody is coming to see it. Or maybe you're attracting viewings, but none have turned into offers. Whatever your current position, we've got you covered.

Written by: Vince Laurella

Fees

Refundable Holding deposit - Capped at 1 weeks rent


Security Deposit Capped at 5 weeks rent for annual rental under £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental over £50,000


Rent - The agreed monthly rent


Changes to tenancy - Capped at £50 inc VAT


Early termination charge - Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses


Late payment of rent - Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue


Replacement keys - Limited to the reasonable costs of replacement


Utilities, council tax, communication services, TV Licence etc - Tenants own responsibility unless otherwise stated in contract


Client Money Protection Scheme Membership details - Money Shield 59788387


Property Redress Scheme Membership details - TPO SALES AND LETTINGS Membership No: D13794


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