LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Southampton City

16/10/2013

Winter is approaching - Get that boiler checked

With the summer heat wave a distant memory and only 69 days until christmas the cold weather is on its way! So now is the best time to get your boiler checked to make sure it doesn't break down when the ice and snow hits, leaving your tenants without heat

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Southampton City

15/10/2013

Protect your investment - Go green

With the cost of living continually rising, tenants budgets are being stretched to the limit. This makes it more likely of defaults on rental payments, although rental guarantee services are available they don't provide a long term solution. However, by

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Southampton City

14/10/2013

Sky launches advanced communal TV systems

Sky TV has launched a new television system for blocks of flats which means tenants and owners can now have greater accessibility to the latest TV functions and services. The new system now delivers 2 signals down a single cable, which is required for

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Southampton City

09/10/2013

Leasehold property purchase time to be improved

As of tomorrow a new process will come into effect when a leasehold property is purchased. The new process could see up to 10 days being shaved off the transcation time. The new process involves a standardised questionnaire that property owners and their

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Southampton City

08/10/2013

Tenants in arrears drops

Tenants who are more than 2 months in arrears has dropped to its lowest point in two years. Tenants in severe arrears has dropped by 25% in Q3 this year. This represents a drop of 23,000 tenants in severe arrears. The figure now stands at 69,000 tenants

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Southampton City

07/10/2013

Letting fees to be disclosed as of November 2013

As of November 2013 Martin and Co Southampton City will be displaying all fees payable by tenants at the move-in point of any tenancy. Our fees will be displayed on all platforms where our properties in Southampton to rent are available. The platforms

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Southampton City

02/10/2013

Big rises in property prices predicted

The Centre for Economics and Business Research has predicted that house prices will rise this year by 2.9%, to an average cost of £225,000. The continue to add that prices will continue to rise next year by 3.9% to £234,000. It is also forecast that

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Southampton City

01/10/2013

Increases in 41% of house prices across Britain

Hometrack have reported an increase in property prices across 41% of Britain, which is a rise of 6% 12 months ago. Growth outside of London and the South-East has been stagnant over the past 5 years, however for the first time in 5 years a positive growth

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Southampton City

30/09/2013

Cameron Brings Forward Help To Buy Scheme

David Cameron has dramatically bought forward the start date for the help to buy scheme by 3 months, which was due to start in January 2014, but will now start accepting applications this week. The scheme is aimed at those who have previously found it

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Southampton City

25/09/2013

Reluctant Landlord Numbers Falling

The level of reluctant landlords is declining; ARLA agents have reported a 5% decrease in homeowners putting their property up for rent when it cannot be sold in the past 3 months. This figure also presents a 50% drop compared to the number of

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Southampton City

24/09/2013

What flooring to put into a rental property

A small decision like 'what flooring to put into a rental property?' can lead to big costs if the wrong type is used. The first question you should ask yourself is 'who is my target market? High end or mid range tenants?' If you are targeting the

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Southampton City

23/09/2013

Payday Loans Reduce Chances of Obtaining a Mortgage

Mortgage brokers are reporting that up to 85% of mortgage applications are being declined when the applicant has taken out a payday loan, whether it has been repaid or not. Some mortgage lenders have strict terms and conditions. Lenders such as

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