LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

We are pleased to announce that following the government’s guidance on moving home during the coronavirus pandemic, our branches in England have now re-opened for pre-booked appointments, and our branches in Scotland in Wales will start re-opening their doors over the coming days. Health and safety remains our main priority, and in line with government’s advice, a number of strict measures have been put in place to protect our staff and customers. Visit our branch page to find contact details for your local office.

Southampton City

02/08/2011

Damaged Plaster Walls

Hands up if you thought that plastered walls were decorative only and did not contribute to the structure of the building? Well you’re not alone, we thought so too. However both you and I are wrong. A recent case which involved a tenant who rented a

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Southampton City

29/07/2011

Local Landlord Fined, Reinforces Gas Safety

Local Landlord, Peter Brown of Waterlooville, was fined a total of £16,000 after putting tenants safety at risk. Portsmouth City Council responded to complaints about damp and mould at the Portsmouth property, they also found that the property had no

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Southampton City

28/07/2011

How Criminal's Cheat Landlord's Out Of Money

Fraud investigators are warning landlords to watch out for crooks trying to cheat them out of cash. The overseas gangs are targeting buy to let and holiday let landlords with variations of a common fee scam. The fraudsters will contact landlords

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Southampton City

26/07/2011

Tax Breaks and Buy-To-Let Lending Improves Investment in UK Property

As the private rented sector (PRS) grows year upon year, the government and buy-to-let finance companies are stepping up to help investor landlords. 2010 saw a further jump of 300,000 PRS households, bringing the total to 3.3 million. The English

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Southampton City

25/07/2011

The TenantID scheme

The TenantID scheme, launched in March this year has been given a welcome reception from the private rented sector. The free scheme, allows landlords to register tenants, allowing other landlords access to tenant history, reducing the risk of letting

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Southampton City

21/07/2011

Ways To Increase The Energy Efficiency Of Your Property

Those who buy a new build property are at an advantage as new homes already have the benefit from energy efficient features that help keep their bills low, such as double-glazing, increased insulation, condensing boilers and solar panels. But what

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Southampton City

20/07/2011

Buy-To-Let On The Increase

Buy-to-let business has risen 5.4% from that of the 1st quarter of the year. Availability of buy-to-let finance has also improved significantly during the past three months. The Financial Adviser Confidence Tracking (FACT) Index undertaken by

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Southampton City

19/07/2011

Landlords Advised To Check Their Properties Against Registration Fraud

Landlord Assist, a nationwide tenant eviction and referencing company has urged all landlords to check their properties are correctly registered with the land registry. The recent conviction of mortgage advisor Feruza Mettrick, who tried to defraud

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Southampton City

15/07/2011

Google To Re-enter The Property Market

Google have re-entered the housing market after previously announcing that they would no longer offer the property search feature on Google maps. Google have started experimenting with a mortgage comparison site for the UK, it appears on the very top

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Southampton City

14/07/2011

Rental Demand Still Outstripping Supply

A lack of good quality rental properties is putting the private rental sector under continued strain according to ARLA. According to ARLA research out today, during the second quarter of 2011, 74% of members reported that there were more prospective

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Southampton City

12/07/2011

Flat Sharer Demand On The Increase

Four tenants are now competing for every room to rent in UK, says the website business easyroommate. Easyroommate says the number of renters registering to find a room to rent has increased 58% in the last year. The number of tenants competing for each

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Southampton City

11/07/2011

Martin & Co Southampton West appoint new staff member

Debbie Skinner is joining lettings specialists Martin & Co Southampton West as a lettings apprentice. She said: “I am delighted to be part of the Martin & Co team. This is a great opportunity for me. The company has established a superb name and

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