Recently, at Sure Lettings Gloucester HQ we’ve been dealing with that most delicate of matters; the tenant / landlord relationship. The end of any year is a busy period for the property market, not just because everyone is on the countdown to Christmas but for many of us, it’s like a metaphorical full-stop. Everything seems… Read more »

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Last week, the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) launched a petition to make independent inventories compulsory within the UK lettings industry. WE have blogged about what an inventory is, already this year and you can read more here: goo.gl/xFZEoG. We do bang on a lot about the importance of an inventory here on the… Read more »

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Last week the Government announced their intention for tougher controls in the Lettings Industry. The Department of Communities and Local Government is seeking on what form the future regulation of letting and property management will take in a consultation process which will end on 29th November 2017. Areas the consultation will focus on include: Mandatory… Read more »

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Will you be taxed out of the buy-to-let market? In his Summer Budget 2015, George Osborne announced a major blow to the buy-to-let sector, with a restriction on the tax relief for interest on buy to let mortgages to just basic rate relief. Although we are still some way off the levels experienced before the… 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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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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We frequently talk on the blog of how September, for a lot of people, is a time of new beginnings. New jobs, new schools, new university places; there are lots of people who move around ready for September which makes it a much busier period of time for us Lettings Agents than January can be.… Read more »

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The role of facilitator is still going strong in the rental market. From an introductory service all the way through to the exit fee, the letting agent remains a massively valuable part of the rental process. With a whole list of on going changes including the abolishment of letting agent fees, the focus has turned… Read more »

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