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The Property Advertising Myth

The Property Advertising Myth

"The Property Advertising Myth" As a property comes on to the market, it would not be unreasonable to assume that the instructed estate agent will post the property details on various property portals and wait for the enquiries to roll in (especially in the aftermath of Brexit and the BorisBounce we're all waiting for!).

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A preference for renting

A preference for renting

"I prefer to rent..." “Generation Rent” is becoming a deliberate lifestyle choice, not just a second-rate alternative to buying.Research by Direct Line Insurance suggests that 70% of the 12 million UK renters have NO plans to purchase their own place.

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6 Steps to a Successful Tenancy Application

6 Steps to a Successful Tenancy Application

"6 Steps to a Successful Tenancy Application" If you’re looking to rent a property, you may find yourself in a competitive environment, with a limited selection of properties from which to choose.It is therefore important to make it easy for your future Landlord or their Letting Agent to regard you as their NUMBER #1 choice of Tenant in order to smooth your move.

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Property Market Forces

Property Market Forces

"Property Market Forces" There was a day when a slight shift in the bank base rate or change in Stamp Duty could have a profound effect on property market sentiment.  Yet the Bank of England’s continuing consensus to maintain interest rates at very low levels (albeit tweaked with the occasional 0.

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Landlords – look after your property or face the Courts

Landlords – look after your property or face the Courts

"Landlords - avoid Court action by looking after your property" Landlords, you are up to speed with the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, aren't you?This legislation means that Tenants can take direct action over substandard property, rather than having to rely on their Local Authority to pursue a Landlord who fails to adequately maintain it.

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For how long has the property been available?

For how long has the property been available?

"For how long has the property been available?" A tenant’s first question to a Letting Agent when offered a property is “How long has it been available?” - and with good reason.  Moving house is a huge event and it takes courage to commit to undertake such a decision – often with very little support other than pure instinct.

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