LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Southampton City

13/09/2011

What to do in a deposit dispute?

Have you ever been involved in a tenant deposit dispute? Well we've dealt with many and thats why we highly recommend that as a landlord you have an inventory conducted prior to each tenancy and a check out a the end. I hear you ask why should I pay out

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Southampton City

12/09/2011

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Is your property at risk?

Tenants have a 50% greater chance of carbon monoxide poisoning than people who own their own homes or those in social housing. This statistic was revealed as a result of a 14 year report by the Gas Safety Trust, which collected data related to carbon

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Southampton City

26/08/2011

Does my unfurnished property really need an inventory?

It's probably a question that has cropped up now and again, however an unfurnished property still has a number of high value items inside. Including carpets, curtains and white goods, doors aren't exactly cheap either. It is important to understand

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Southampton City

25/08/2011

Flat-Sharers On The Rise As Bugets Are Stretched

Increasing rents are forcing more than a 100,000 people into the flat share market it has been revealed. Latest research from easyroommate.co.uk found that the average number of renters living as flatmates or lodgers has increased to 2,851,000 from 2

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Southampton City

23/08/2011

LHA Sector Cuts Force Landlords To Withdaw

Cuts in Local Housing Allowances have resulted in many landlords cutting the amount of properties available to LHA tenants. Market research company BDRC Continental put together a panel of landlords, which 15% will stop offering tenancies to LHA

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Southampton City

18/08/2011

Would you build your own home if you could?

Nearly a third of people would have their own home individually built in the next five years if a finance option was available. This statement comes after research findings from Norwich & Peterborough Building Society. The research showed

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Southampton City

16/08/2011

Carpets and Flooring in your Buy-To-Let

It's always easy to put down the cheapest flooring in a buy-to-let property, however if you don't want to keep replacing the carpets or flooring regularly then it's a better option to spend a bit more so that will last and look great. Many landlords

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Southampton City

11/08/2011

Yorkshire building Society Enters The Buy-To-Let Sector

Yorkshire Building Society has entered into the buy to let sector with a limited range of mortgages for landlords. Buy to let's will be available through the building society’s subsidiary Accord Mortgages. The initial roll out of the new products

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Southampton City

10/08/2011

Gas boiler flues

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Southampton City

09/08/2011

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

As demand is outstripping supply for property in the private rental sector in mnay areas of the UK, many tenants are struggling to find a place to live. However there could be light at the end of the tunnel for many of these tenants. Recent research

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Southampton City

04/08/2011

Pets and Property

With rental demand ever increasing and stock being stretched, pets have been on the sharp end. With an increase in pets being given up to charities such as Second Chance Animal Rescue centre. Here at Martin and Co Southampton West we are always

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Southampton City

03/08/2011

Infrastructure = Rent

When buying an investment property do you just look at the property itself to gauge the suitablity and rental demand? Or do you look at the local area to see the standard of other properties in the area? Well have you thought about the local

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