Landlord Advice: Avoiding the 'void' periods

  There are, unfortunately, times when a property isn't tenanted and this is commonly known as a ' void ' or ' vacant ' period. We all agree that this is far from ideal - not only is valuable rent not being paid but there is nobody to keep an eye on things should a...


Sales Advice: Conveyancing - what does it actually mean?

  You have found the ideal property. You have arranged the mortgage and the seller has accepted your offer. The only thing left to do is instruct a solicitor to deal with the legal part, before you can arrange a moving date and get the keys! But what is actually involved in...


Sales Advice: Property presentation tips.

1. First impressions count Most buyers will have made a decision about your home within a few seconds of standing outside your front door. Essential things to do include tidying the front garden, painting the front door or window sills if looking a little tatty, plant flowers...


Landlord advice: New EPC Rating System

From 1st April 2018 it will be unlawful to let a property (new tenancy or a renewal) unless there is an EPC (Energy Performance Certification) in place with a rating of “E” or above. From 1st April 2020 this requirement will become retrospective and affect existing...