It always amazes me that just when I think I’ve run out of ideas to write about lettings for the blog (we’ve been going nearly three years now!), something very basic crops ups which really makes me think there is so much we, in the Lettings Industry, assume tenants and landlords already know. Browsing through… Read more »

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We are coming up to that time to year where property chains sink, swim and many tread water. I think I’ve mentioned on the blog before what a metaphorical full stop Christmas is for the property industry. As we enter December, many people’s minds turn to Christmas, not everyone’s, but if someone in your chain… Read more »

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It might be a little early to be hanging up the Christmas decorations and I really don’t want to sound like Scrooge, however, I am writing this in a very chilly office with the temperature having dipped to a balmy six degrees (feeling like minus one with the wind chill!). And, when the temperature drops… Read more »

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Amazingly, we are nearing the end of 2018 (I’m really not sure where it’s gone?!) and also celebrating a year of Surelet Gloucester becoming Sure Sales and Lettings. We’ve had a very productive year and we are looking forward to working with more homeowners in 2019, in what could be a challenging year for the… Read more »

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Sorry, sorry, I couldn’t resist a leaf pun! In all seriousness, the week before last I wrote about the buyer’s market we currently find ourselves in and, in an attempt not to alienate or deflate the sellers amongst us, I thought this was a good opportunity to provide some advice, from an Estate Agent’s perspective,… Read more »

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Congratulations, you’ve had an offer accepted. From this point on you are entering the sales progression stage. This is the final hurdle but the most sensitive part of the whole process. The sales progression stage is the time following offer acceptance through to completion and moving day. One in three sales fall through during this… Read more »

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Last time on the blog, Tom talked about MEES and landlords facing mandatory force to improve the energy efficiency of their rental properties. Since then, the Government has announced they’re not stopping there. Last week, the Ministry for Housing announced that they are going to carry out a private rental sector health and safety review*… Read more »

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The property sector seems to be the talk of the town at the moment and new legislation is being introduced all the time! Over the last couple of months portable appliance testing, also commonly known as PAT testing has come up more than once and I think it’s something you should be acting on now…… Read more »

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Property descriptions are often overlooked. Nobody reads them, right? People just look at the photos don’t they? Its true that images are often the first thing to catch a buyer’s eye, however, the words you use to describe your home can have a lasting impact on the reader. Here at Sure Sales and Lettings we… Read more »

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MEES has been in for six months now and is beginning to make its mark in the lettings industry. For many properties, MEES has not been an issue as EPCs have been around for over a decade and as EPCs have been a requirement for Landlords in order to let-out a property since April 2008,… Read more »

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