LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Romford

10/07/2013

Stay Safe This Summer

STAYING SAFE THIS SUMMER The past two years have seen 12 deaths and 28 injuries as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning on holiday. Our research shows that people are still not aware of the risk of bringing cooking equipment into confirmed spaces such

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Romford

10/12/2012

Martin & Co celebrates 15th National Conference

Over 200 franchise owners attended the National Conference of award winning lettings business Martin & Co held at the prestigious Whittlebury Hall hotel near Silverstone racetrack on Saturday 17th November. The theme was innovation and re-invention and

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Romford

12/10/2012

Martin & Co shortlisted for 'Franchise of the Year' at Negotiator Awards 2012

Martin & Co the letting and property management franchise business has been shortlisted for Franchise of the Year at The Negotiators Awards 2012 for the second time, having won the title in 2011. The former letting specialist franchise has recently

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Romford

12/10/2012

Squatting is now a criminal offence

Squatting in a residential property has become a criminal offence in England and Wales. The maximum penalty will be six months’ prison and/or a £5,000 fine. Trespassing will be where someone knowingly enters a residential building as a trespasser,

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Romford

12/10/2012

Rental homes set to be subject to council tax as soon as they fall empty

New plans to give local authorities power to charge council tax on homes as soon as they become empty could hit sellers and landlords hard – and give letting agents a mammoth administrative headache! At the moment, when a domestic property falls

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Romford

17/07/2012

Is the UK rental market turning?

Whilst the UK housing market has been struggling for a few years now under the recession and economic problems in Europe, the rental market has seen a surge in the number of tenant enquiries, but the number of houses available for letting has dropped

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Romford

17/07/2012

Action needed to tackle shortage of homes to rent

The Association of Residential Lettings Agents is calling for “urgent action” on housing provision as new research reveals property supply into the Private Rented Sector is still not meeting demand. In research out today, more than half (58%) of

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Romford

17/07/2012

Do your sums before you buy-to-let

When considering whether to invest in buy-to-let, it’s surprising how many people only take mortgage repayments versus rental income into account when looking at affordability. All too often, they fail to remember that where rented property is

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Romford

17/07/2012

Private Rented Sector now equal size to Social Sector

One of the country’s leading bodies representing private sector landlords has welcomed news that the private rented sector is now equal in size to the social rented sector. Figures contained within the English Housing Survey show that both the

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Romford

20/06/2012

1 in 3 landlords to stop taking housing benefit tenants

One in three private landlords have either made up their minds that they will stop taking housing benefit claimants as a result of the Government’s welfare reforms, or are actively considering it.Almost the same proportion say they have housing benefit

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Romford

20/06/2012

Recession could push 22% of population into renting

Only one quarter of households will be home owners with a mortgage by 2025 if the economy continues to stagnate, while record numbers – 22% of the population – will be living in the private rented sector.The forecasts are in a report commissioned by

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Romford

20/06/2012

Tax man knocks on doors of private landlords

On May 31st, HMRC announced that private landlords can expect a knock on the door in the coming weeks as it launches a special task force to investigate and recover up to £17m in unpaid taxes. Whilst specific details on the scope of the taskforce are

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