As we know, EPCs have been a part of selling and renting properties for some time now however, following changes to the regulations, minimum standards are to be introduced next year.  This means that with effect from 1st April 2018, you will no longer be able to commen...

November 27, 2016

​As part of the Autumn statement, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced plans to ban Letting agents from charging fees to tenants ‘as soon as possible’. 

The Department for Communities and Local Government have confirmed they will consult with experts including ARL...

October 7, 2016

Something that I get asked all the time is, 'When should I put up the rent?'

It's a subject that makes both Tenants and Landlords nervous.  Landlords get used to the reliable steady income from the rent, to cover any mortgage costs and commitments.  As a result, Landlor...

October 7, 2016

While interest rates are at their lowest, it makes sense to consider the option of investingin rental property. With a typical rental yield of around 4% plus th

July 27, 2016

For Landlords letting a property, one of the most important factors is getting as much rent as possible. What should a landlord do if a property is looking less than glossy and the feedback from viewings is negative?   Here is some practical advice.

I always say, ‘...

July 15, 2016

Earlier this week I was asked by The Association of Residential Letting Agents to contribute to a survey about changes that might have happened to the productivity in my office since the Brexit referendum.

Have rents decreased?  Has demand gone down?  Am I still receiv...

June 23, 2016

An important message for Landlords

As a landlord, you have a responsibility to restrict illegal immigrants accessing the private rented sector.  Housing illegal immigrants in the private rented sector allows such people to establish a settled life in the UK and frustrat...

June 10, 2016

This week, I thought I’d start with a snapshot of the local rental market and then compare Eastbourne  to other parts of the UK in terms of affordability.  I couldn’t have imagined what I discovered during my research.  

The average monthly rent in Eastbourne...

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