Seven Simple Steps for Tenants to Combat Mould and Condensation

Condensation is common in UK homes, but you can take some simple steps to combat it before it becomes a problem. We’ve come up with seven quick fixes that can dramatically reduce the risk of condensation, ensuring your home stays fresh and clean. Adopting these simple measures can play a crucial role in maintaining a […]

Bright Ideas: Boost Your Mood and Your Home’s Appeal with Natural Light

Who doesn’t love it when the sun’s out? Well, apart from vampires, mushrooms and raincoat makers. But seriously, natural light, especially sunlight, has significant mood-enhancing effects on our minds and homes. For homeowners and residents, understanding how to harness this natural marvel in home design isn’t just about aesthetics but also a step towards a […]

How to Spot the Signs of Illegal Subletting

Did you know that one in ten tenants admit to illegally subletting their rental property*? The practice is even more common among young people; in a recent survey, 25% of tenants aged 18 to 24 confessed to secretly subletting all or part of their rental. So why should landlords be concerned about illegal subletting? After […]

Renters Reform Bill: An Update for Landlords

After years in the making, it looks like the Renters Reform Bill – the biggest shake-up of the private rental sector in decades – will become a reality in 2024. So, how much do you know about this wide-reaching set of proposals, and are you ready for them? Be prepared Perhaps you’ve read a few […]

Tackling money laundering in the letting industry

Tackling money laundering is high on the Government’s agenda and the Economic Crime Act 2022 came into force quickly earlier this year following the invasion of Ukraine and concerns about property owned by Russian oligarchs. In July updates were made to the guidance for those in the letting business and these were designed to help […]

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 […]