It is no secret that climate change is already taking effect in the UK and it’s more obvious than ever in our beloved gardens across the country. Climate change has caused flash floods, strong winds and freezing temperatures but it has also provided the south with warmer summers and less rainfall so it’s no wonder… Read more »

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Rewind back many years to when the ‘Bungalow’ first appeared as lodging for trading merchants and naval officers living in India and you wouldn’t believe that the one story design would soon pop up throughout the world. Nowadays, a bungalow is perhaps associated with old-fashioned furniture, retirement couples and verandas but this is dramatically changing!… Read more »

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Here at Sure Lettings, we don’t like to bang on about the same old thing. It’s uninspiring and doesn’t reflect the happening, go-getting lettings agent we believe ourselves to be. However, longstanding readers of the blog will know how much we like to keep you abreast of current legislation and recent trends and changes in… Read more »

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Interior design is not something that comes naturally to everyone but with a little help and inspiration, it can transform a soulless house into a dream home. With an increasing list of new homes in development, the initiative and open mindedness of interior designers are creating some exemplary rooms and spaces for the modern homeowner.… Read more »

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Over the past year we have touched on inventories and their importance as an addition to the tenancy agreement but we have yet to talk in depth about what an inventory actually is. Essentially, it is detailed document (anything from 20 – 100 pages depending on the size of the property) itemising in detail the… Read more »

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If you think of student lets, you’re more than likely to imagine messy rooms, dirty dishes and late night partying but times have changed thanks to the revenue of the overseas student accommodation demand. The reputation that your usual student possesses is not something that most Landlords wish to accommodate but is the risk really… Read more »

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The latest figures are beginning to show a decline in the younger generation purchasing their own homes but instead choosing to remain on the rental scene. Recent surveys are revealing that nearly 8 out of 10 renters between the age of 18 and 34 are choosing to avoid the property ladder in favour of the… Read more »

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Welcome to September. A time when most of us are back from holidays, back to work and a time for focus. So, what better a time to give you landlords something to focus on; some current lettings topics of discussion within the lettings industry: Section 21 Changes and Pre-Conditions For those of you needing a… Read more »

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‘Skinny Prosecco, ‘skinny pizzas’, ‘skinny jeans’ and now ‘skinny houses’. The ultimate design test has once again appeared in the form of a three-metre gap in Central London. The narrow gap between two buildings on Euston Road, Fitzrovia is the new site for a £2.7million, four-story town house, featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and the… Read more »

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Summer is usually a time when Landlords breathe a sigh of relief that their tenants are not reporting maintenance issues, which generally ‘eat-in’ to the monthly rent. So, it may seem strange to bring the issue of property maintenance to your attention now, but that is exactly why. Mid-Winter might be six months away but… Read more »

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