Warning to landlords to ensure money protection

Mandatory money protection is in place to protect landlords and tenants, so it is saddening to see another local case going through the courts where an agent closed their business, with £80,000 owing to their clients  As reported in this paper, the owner of Smart Residential Letting Agents in Newmarket recently pleaded guilty to two […]

Switching agents – what you need to know

At a time when we are all feeling the squeeze from the cost of living rise, many of us are looking where we can make efficiencies but while the savings from energy, food and banking are all front of mind, the service you get from your letting agent is often not. This is an area, […]

Holiday lets and the housing market

With the summer holidays well and truly upon us, many of us have plans for getting away and we know too well that Suffolk remains a very popular destination for those taking a break. But what impact does the number of holidays lets have on the local housing market? The UK Government is looking at […]

Is it too soon to say New Year, New Home?

Despite expectations that the property market will start to slow, latest reports from Propertymark, carried out with their estate agent members, shows that a buoyant market continues. The average number of properties for sale per member branch from the latest data was 22—in line with the average of the previous three months. Equally the average […]

Landlords self-managing property

The most recent English Private Landlord Survey, conducted by the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities, was carried out in 2021. It aims to inform Government of landlords’ experience and how they acquire, let, manage, and maintain privately rented accommodation. These surveys have been regularly carried out since 2001 and it comes as no […]