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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In 2017 tenants across Great Britain paid a staggering £51.6 billion in renting charges, a £1.8 billion increase on 2016. This has been put down to the number of households renting, and seeing as rent prices have risen each year in the last decade, it’s no surprise to hear of the large increase. Over the… 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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I was surprised when I reviewed the content of the blog over the past eighteen months to find we have given little advice to our landlords about rental increases. It’s a topic which frequently crops up in property management and a subject which is best handled well. Although no longer in a recession, the economy… 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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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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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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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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It’s that time of the year again. No, not Christmas, summer! Peak season for us Letting Agents as tenants give notice, move on from university to their new job, or move into an area ready to seal a place at a preferred school for their child in the coming year. So, July and August are… Read more »

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