Last month, according to Mortgages for Business*, Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO’s) produced the highest yield of all buy-to-let investments in 2017 at an average of 8.9% across the UK. We’ve spoken before on the blog about HMO’s and seeing that there is a rise in popularity with these types of lets, we thought now… Read more »

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After having read Aleksander Stoyanov’s recent blog post on Property Eye, in relation to agent fees being charged to tenants, we wanted to give our opinion on the subject here at SurePropertyGroup.  Aleksander who writes on behalf of Tenants Voice, one of the UK’s largest online communities for tenants says “Tenants will have to (and… Read more »

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Things are happening in the Forest of Dean and if you are a landlord looking to make your next property investment, 2018 is the time to act. As of this week VAT has been removed from the M4 toll charges over the Severn Bridge, reducing car crossings from £6.70 to £5.60 (an annual commute saving… Read more »

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When we wrote about selling your property in winter last week, we didn’t know the great freeze of 2017 was just around the corner, promise. But with more cold weather forecast between now and Christmas, we thought it was prudent to provide Landlords with a checklist on how to keep their rental investment well in… Read more »

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Gosh, two blogs in a week; how busy are we?! Very busy, as it happens, and we are delighted to announce that we have acquired the Sure Sales division and are now Sure Sales & Lettings Gloucester! So, what does this actually mean? As of today, Friday 1st December, we are offering sales services to… Read more »

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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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This week the Unite Group (the leading provider of student accommodation in the UK) has reported a 1.6% like-for-like increase in the value of its UK Student Accommodation Fund. The valuation increase was driven by rental growth and an increase in demand from the student population. We have written before on the blog about the… Read more »

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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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