safeagent awareness week

CMP – Client Money Protection

CMP – Client Money Protection – How important is it? Baroness Hayter is pushing the Government as to whether it will make CMP insurance mandatory for all lettings agents. Hayter, who led a State-backed review into the prospects of such a scheme at the end of last year, issued a written parliamentary question asking about…

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Tenants with Families staying longer

Tenants with families staying longer than ever in private rented housing in their current homes as the proportion of tenants with children increases. Analysis of the English Housing Survey for 2015/16 by the Residential Landlords Association, shows that the average length that tenants have been in their current private rented property is now 4.3 years,…

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buy to let chat


Letting Agent Today’s Conor Shilling was in the audience of The Great Buy To Let Chat – always one of the key industry events of the year. It was hosted by Paragon Mortgages and held in Westminster yesterday with John Wriglesworth, managing partner at Instinctif Partners, chairing a Question Time style panel. The panel consisted of many names…

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Location Location Location

The latest survey from a specialist landlord insurance firm confirms what many in the industry will have known for a long time – cost and location are the two key factors that influence property choices for more than four out of five tenants.  – 86 per cent of respondents feel cost is the determining factor when…

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To Let Boards

Manchester council is considering a city-wide ban on letting agents’ To Let boards. The local authority says the plethora of boards in some locations, particularly student areas, create an eyesore and indicate to burglars that homes may be vacant at certain times of day and certain times of year. The authority also alleges that many boards…

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Landlords insurance, check now do you have this in place?

Landlords insurance, please check do you have this in place? This is a rented property we manage in Cheadle. “Storm Doris” hit today 23.02.2017 and blew down the back garden wall. Hard to believe this could happen ! this squashed 3 wheelie bins and created quite a mess. Luckily no one was hurt. The Landlord…

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Right To Rent

A report out today claims foreigners and Britons without passports, particularly from ethnic minorities, are being discriminated against in the lettings sector because of Right to Rent.  The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants says 51 per cent of agents and landlords surveyed say the scheme makes them less likely to consider letting to…

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The White Paper

If you work in lettings, I’ll already have a pretty good idea on how you feel about the current Conservative Government and the recent White Paper  The ruling party, however, recently had a chance to win back the affections of the property industry. And failed. This February saw Communities Secretary Sajid Javid deliver the much-awaited…

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SAFEagent with Client Money Protection

Why should you use a SAFEagent with Client Money Protection?  Tenants and Landlords ask yourself this question.  SAFEagent has been set up for the rental property industry and is recognised by the government. When you pay your rent every month  you can be assured that this money is safe and put into a ring- fenced client account,…

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