Articles

  • Tips for New Landlords – Part One

    July 16, 2021

    Over the last two weeks I gave tips on what tenants need to be aware of when renting – especially for those new to the private sector or for those on the move after renting for a long time. This week and next I’m providing tips for landlords, especially against the backdrop of the measures brought in because of Covid-19, as well as the rising demand for rented accommodation. The sector is in...

  • Top Tips for First Time Renters – Part Two

    July 8, 2021

    Last week I gave the first in a two-part series on tips which might be useful for those renting for the first time - or in a long time - and here is the second part to that which I hope you find useful...

  • Top Tips for First Time Renters – Part One

    July 2, 2021

    With an extremely buoyant housing market across all sectors, a number of people are on the move so I thought I could give some advice to those looking to rent for the first time...

  • Parliament debates pets in rental property

    June 30, 2021

    The question over pets in rental properties has been raised once again, and this time in the houses of Parliament. Members of the House of Lords quizzed the Government last week on ways to encourage landlords to be more pet friendly...

  • Changes to Right to Rent Checks

    June 18, 2021

    There are changes planned for Right to Rent checks in England from next month and it is something that landlords must make sure they keep the right side of the law on...

  • New notice periods from 1st June

    June 8, 2021

    I wrote recently about the latest update the Government announced regarding notice periods, after what has been nearly 14 months of change and review. So, with effect from this week, the ban on bailiff-enforced evictions ended on Monday 31st May and from Tuesday 1st June, notice periods in England that were six months, will now reduce to at least four months...

  • Housing Reform Announced in Queen’s Speech

    May 28, 2021

    In the recent Queen’s Speech, when the government set out their plans for the next parliamentary session, there were four key elements on the housing sector. These were significant changes to planning rules, a new Building Safety Regulator, leasehold changes which affect ground rents, and the next steps for Renters Reform...

  • Further Calls for Regulation in Property Sector

    May 17, 2021

    I am a long-term supporter of regulation across our industry and I welcome any increased focus on this...

  • Increased demand for rental property

    May 7, 2021

    The latest figures on the property market have been issued and they show an increasing demand for private rental properties, while supply of this type of housing has fallen...

  • Pennington has been on the move too

    May 2, 2021

    It is not only our clients we have been helping find new property recently, Pennington has also been on the move and with the lifting restrictions on all retail we are now fully up and running from our new premises in Woodbridge...