LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Wakefield

19/12/2014

Christmas Opening Hours

Hello Everyone! With Christmas round the corner and New Year not too far away it is time to get in to the festive mood and start enjoying the best time of the year! 2014 has been an excellent year for Martin & Co - Wakefield and a very busy one! We

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Wakefield

10/09/2014

One of the most important factors to take into consideration when taking on a refurbishment project

One of the most important factors to take into consideration when taking on a refurbishment project (aside from the cost) is the team you choose to work with. It is undoubtedly crucial to find a good, reliable and efficient set of trades people to do the

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Wakefield

14/08/2014

Applicants!

Are you having trouble renting your property out? Looking for the suitable tenant but cant find one? Take a look below at some of the applicants we have that are wanting to move in to a property asap!! One Doctor and his family looking for a large 4

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Wakefield

14/07/2014

What is SAFE?

SAFE – Safe Agent Fully Endorsed – is a mark denoting firms that protect landlords and tenants money through client money protection schemes.There are several schemes in the sector operated by ARLA/NAEA, the Law Society, NALS and RICS to which agents

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Wakefield

20/06/2014

Over half of UK homes to be rented by 2032

Over half of UK homes will be rented by 2032 according to predictions by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA). The trade body forecasts that of all the 33.1 million residential homes (units) in the UK, 16.9 million will be privately or

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Wakefield

13/06/2014

Landlords to take act as border control from October

It now appears that the Immigration Bill, which last month received Royal Assent and became an Act of Parliament, will take effect from October this year. There had previously been uncertainty over when the legislation would take effect; a more detailed

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Wakefield

06/06/2014

Landlord’s responsibilities for ‘Wear & Tear’

Below is some advice on what wear and tear should be covered by the landlord: The walls and ceilings should be emulsioned every three-five years Everything in a property has a limited lifespan. A landlord must expect to have to renew things following

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Wakefield

30/05/2014

Eliminating the silent killer

No human sense can detect carbon monoxide yet very quickly it can overcome its victims with disastrous consequences. It kills almost 50 people in the UK every year. It is a legal requirement for houses of multiple occupations (HMO) to have a carbon

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Wakefield

23/05/2014

Why tenants choose to rent?

We have seen a tenure shift towards private renting; the size of private rented sector has been increasing rapidly since the early 1990’s. There are currently 4.14m people renting privately in England. According to the 2011 Census, the biggest groups

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Wakefield

16/05/2014

Dressed to sell

A homeowner can do a lot to improve their property’s internal appearance to entice prospective purchasers. To make a home more appealing skillfully placed mirrors, strategic lighting, delicious smells are all tricks that the professionals use to create

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Wakefield

02/05/2014

UKALA joins Ombudsman Services

The UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA), which represents around 500 letting and management agents across the UK, has become the latest lettings and property management association to join the Ombudsman Services to provide members with access to

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Wakefield

25/04/2014

Buy-To-Let Market Getting Stronger!

The buy-to-let market remains a vibrant market as the figures show the growth in the sector from 2012 to 2013 increasing up to 30%. With new regulations affecting residential mortgages coming in to place at the end of April, some lenders may put more

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