With a population of just under 1 million, Birmingham is fast becoming one of the Globe’s leading cities. Recent infrastructure development backed by millions of pounds of investments, Birmingham, located in the West Midlands, is the perfect location for investors looking to benefit from long-term returns and minimal tenant void periods. The investment boom could… Read more »

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We are about to enter one of the busiest periods in the Lettings calendar. Spring has sprung, summer is around the corner (ostensibly; we’re still carrying out viewings in our winter coats!) and tenants are on the prowl for a new pad. Is that you? Perhaps you’re just moving to have a bit more room… Read more »

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Not another landlord acronym I hear you cry? Oh, yes, and this is one you will need to comply with and soon. On 1st April 2018 Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards come into force in England and Wales.  Landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic properties in England and Wales won’t be able to rent out… Read more »

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This past weekend, Housing Secretary, Sajid Javid, said that dissatisfied tenants should have, ‘a clearer version of redress for their grievances. For too long, tenants have navigated multiple complaints procedures to resolve disputes about everyday household repairs and maintenance.’ The government has now set out an eight-week consultation period in order to gain more opinion… Read more »

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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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