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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The latest data and analysis has confirmed that house price growth has settled at 2% so far this year, according to Nationwide statistics.*  Essentially this means an equal balance between supply and demand. This is the national average, however, with prices in London and parts of the North not fairing so well, whereas our region,… Read more »

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Listen up landlords; this is your final claxon warning. There are changes regarding Section 21 and you need to act now to ensure you are compliant. Sorry, I sound a little bossy there, but this is a very important matter which you need to check you are complying with from 1st October onwards, especially if… Read more »

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There is mounting disgruntlement ruminating in the media this week about leasehold properties. In particular that an increasing number of new build property owners feel they have been duped into purchasing a leasehold property, not understanding the implications involved and now, a few years down the line, unable to afford the freehold for their property.… Read more »

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The last blog I wrote on down valuing came just before the Bank of England announced they were raising interest rates to 0.75%, an increase of 0.25%, so I thought it would be rather remiss of me not to write a little about what this means for you, whether you are in the process of… Read more »

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We’ve been busy over the summer months with tenant viewings which are now culminating in that time of the year again; September, a month of new beginnings, fresh starts at college and in new jobs and… tenant move-ins. If you are a landlord anticipating new tenants over the next month, then here’s my top tips… Read more »

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Earlier this year I discussed ‘Deposit Free Renting’ (DFR) after the Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) – lots of acronyms here, hope you are keeping up! – announced that the average deposit for a rental property in 2017 was £967 and tenants were struggling to move from one rental property to another, having to find the… Read more »

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Way before Rightmove existed, a physical set of particulars were an essential part of selling a home. Before the digital world took over, the traditional way to search for a home involved spending time browsing through these sets of particulars. For those of you that can remember these times, the particulars were hardly anything to… Read more »

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Imagine; you are entering your rental property after the tenants have left, only to find the property has been severely damaged. To add insult to injury you’ve failed to make and supply a detailed written and photographic inventory report. With both problems in mind you realise you may face digging deep into your pockets if… Read more »

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