I do think, for most of us, winter is like Marmite; we are either in love with bright frosty mornings, cosy evenings in front of the fire and the twinkling lights of Christmas, or we absolutely hate defrosting the car every morning and long to escape to warmer climes. If you are latterly minded, selling… 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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Many people think that trying to move house over the festive period is a mistake, but that is no longer the case and has been this way for a number of years now. If you stop and think about it, it makes sense, people have more free time and motivation to make a change in… 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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Young couple pay just £1 for council House! Who said property was too expensive? Yes, you heard that correctly, Chris Benn & Rebecca Dennis have managed to get on the property ladder by paying just £1 for their dilapidated 2 bedroom home in Stoke-on-Trent. The young couple, both in their early twenties managed to snap… 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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As October draws to a close, the clocks go back and the cold dark evenings set in, what better time to start fixing up your home and finish all of those jobs you promised yourself in the Summer. To help keep your home looking its best, here are our top 5 recommended household jobs you… 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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