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  • The Changing Face of Renting

    December 6, 2019

    Once renting was often seen to be a stop-gap, a temporary position for many tenants before they took the first step onto the housing ladder. Now it is fast-becoming a lifestyle choice for many which affects the way the potential tenants make decisions about their rental property...

  • The Silent Killer – What a Landlord Needs to Know

    December 2, 2019

    Last week was Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide and ensure that people know what they need to do to protect themselves from this potentially deadly gas...

  • Buy-to-let mortgage sales buck trend

    November 26, 2019

    With all indications showing that the housing market will remain subdued until the General Election, Christmas and Brexit are all over, it was encouraging to see buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage sales bucking the general trend in the latest research...

  • The most vulnerable are at risk with rent controls

    November 21, 2019

    Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, recently started campaigning to be granted powers to impose rent controls on the London rental market, stating a number of Mayors had similar powers in places such as New York, Berlin and Swedish cities...

  • Pennington Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    November 11, 2019

    Pennington celebrates its 30th anniversary this month and while much has changed over the past thirty years there is a lot more still to celebrate...

  • Beware the legal implications of sub-letting

    November 1, 2019

    Most tenants looking for a rental property are looking for somewhere to make their home, whether for the long term or a temporary stop. Our experience at Pennington has been the case, but the implications of sub-letting do come up every now and then, especially when there are changes to household income and finances get squeezed getting some extra cash can be appealing...

  • Pet-Friendly Properties are a Priority for Many

    October 25, 2019

    Data on the number of UK households owning a pet reveals an increase over the past three years with an estimated 45% owning one in 2018 and as a nation of animal lovers it will come as no surprise that the demand for pet-friendly rental properties continues to grow. For some looking to rent it is their number one priority in a property search...

  • Unlocking the potential from empty homes

    October 18, 2019

    I have written before about how we, in this area, are all too aware of the pressure to build new homes and how planning proposals are put forward on a regular basis...

  • A Welcome Regulation for the Housing Sector

    October 10, 2019

    In October last year the then Housing Minister, Heather Wheeler MP set up the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group (RoPA) to look at a new regulatory framework for estate agents and letting and managing agents. The aim of the group was to work to raise professional standards in the industry and I am pleased to say that, now this month, we are another step closer to full regulation for the...

  • How to ensure you get your deposit back

    October 3, 2019

    Last month I looked at tips for those thinking about selling their home this Autumn and how they can ensure they give the best first impressions. This week I thought I’d look at something similar, but around the condition that tenants are expected to leave homes in when they move on to ensure they are the very best position to have their deposit returned...