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  • Suffolk – a great place to invest in

    May 27, 2016

    A major national Sunday newspaper recently reported that East Anglia could be the best place in Britain to buy property. This is great news and for those of us who live in Suffolk, we know already all the boxes that get ticked by living in this county. With the beautiful coastline, the lovely countryside, chocolate box villages and thriving market towns it is easy for me to say that Suffolk is an...

  • House Of Commons Debate On Letting Agent Fees

    May 13, 2016

    Earlier this month Maria Caulfield, the Conservative MP for Lewes, secured an Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons to discuss what steps the Government should be taking to put a ban/cap on fees charged to tenants by letting agents. This is something that you may be surprised to know that I am in fact in favour of a cap on extortionate fees but not on banning them completely, mainly due to...

  • Update From The Arla Conference 2016

    April 18, 2016

    Last week I attended the annual ARLA Conference and, in its 21st year, the event is going from strength to strength. With over 6,000 current licensed members the conference had to move to a much bigger venue at the Excel London this year as we had outgrown the previous location...

  • The Landlord’s Property Health Check – Can you Afford Not To?

    April 4, 2016

    I can't believe that here we are, already a quarter of the way through the year and what a year it has been so far in the property world. The introduction of new legislation has brought increased pressure on the small time, investor landlord, as landlords now need to do much more to stay on the right side of the law...

  • Technology & the Future of Lettings and Estate Agency business.

    March 21, 2016

    Anyone who knows me recognises that I am a real ‘gadget geek’ always looking at the latest technology to buy and to see what I can use in everyday life and work...

  • Landlords Will Need To Gen Up On Energy Efficiency Ahead Of Introduction Of “mees” In April

    March 7, 2016

    This week I thought it was fitting to talk about what Landlords will need to do in the future about energy efficiency in their rented properties. Elmhurst Energy, the energy performance assessment specialist, is reminding domestic landlords to be prepared for the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which come into force on 1 April 2016...

  • Cost of Renting

    February 22, 2016

    This week I thought I would take a look at the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) recently published ‘Cost of Renting’ Report as it states a first time buyer (FTB) purchasing their first house this year will have spent nearly £53,000 on rent by the time they get on the first rung of the ladder. Future FTB’s can expect to spend 22 per cent more, according to ARLA in the report...

  • Online or Traditional Letting Agent

    February 8, 2016

    This week I wanted to talk about what kind of service to choose when looking to let your property...

  • Get Ready for right to Rent

    January 21, 2016

    This week I wanted to go over and make everyone aware of new checks you will need to make if you are a Landlord or agent . ‘Right to Rent’ goes live across England from 1 February 2016, and agents and landlords will have to carry out quick and simple checks to ensure potential tenants have the right to rent their property in the UK...

  • 2016 and beyond

    January 12, 2016

    Robert Ulph, Managing Director for Pennington Lettings and Estate Agency and ARLA regional representative for Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, looks at the property lettings world and what is happening in 2016 and beyond...