The Government has announced Lettings/Estate Agents can begin to resume business. Staff will continue to be working remotely whilst we get staff and the office ready and “Covid 19 secure” and will be following the Government’s guidance as follows:

- We will be carrying out a COVID-19 risk assessment and will share these results with the people employed at Pennington.

- We will be cleaning, handwashing and following hygiene procedures in line with Government guidance.

- We are taking all reasonable steps to help people work from home.

- We will be taking all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace.

- Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk.

In the first instance all enquiries should be sent to info@pennington-online.co.uk, this email address is monitored during normal working hours and will be dealt with accordingly. Any maintenance should be reported via Fixflo. In an emergancy call 07474 342732, otherwise please call 07823 651832 or 07823 651890. We will look to re-open the office for appointments only, with the above measures in place subject to any further government advice around the 1st June 2020.

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  • Buying and Selling During Coronavirus

    May 18, 2020

    I have written about the implications that Coronavirus is having on tenants and landlords from financial uncertainty to the practicalities of carrying out repairs, but what about for those selling or buying...

  • Government Guidance on EPCs in Rented Property

    April 29, 2020

    The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) came into effect two years ago and, among other changes, this meant that a landlord cannot grant a new tenancy with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) below an E rating...

  • Home improvements in private rented property

    April 14, 2020

    For many people, the current lockdown will mean that they are spending more time at home and will, no doubt, be thinking about the improvements they could make. While homes and gardens might benefit from this time, for those renting there are some things to consider before you embark on any changes...

  • Coronavirus and renting

    March 31, 2020

    In the years I have been writing articles on the housing industry for this paper, I have never needed to caveat a piece by saying that this was the most current information available and it could be subject to change by the time it goes to print...

  • The Spring Budget and Housing

    March 23, 2020

    Amid fairly turbulent times and just weeks into his new role, the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered his first budget last week which brought with it a range of measures affecting the property industry...

  • Demand for rental property at all time high

    March 13, 2020

    ARLA Propertymark produces regular reports on the private rented sector and their latest findings show that demand for rental property has hit an all-time high. This is against a backdrop of falling supply of rental stock...

  • Cutting the Cost of New Homes

    March 6, 2020

    The Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP, has announced a new scheme to help first-time buyers to get onto the housing ladder. The First Homes scheme will cut the cost of some new homes by a third and will mean that the discount will be carried forward each time the property is sold, so that future first-time buyers continue to benefit...

  • Call on Chancellor to Change Landlord Taxation

    February 21, 2020

    Prior to the Cabinet reshuffle last week which saw Rishi Sunak replace Sajid Javid, as Chancellor, ARLA Propertymark had submitted suggestions to HM Treasury on new policy ideas to be included in the 2020 Spring Budget...

  • Rental Shortage Must be Addressed

    February 14, 2020

    I have written numerous times about the increasing legislation being imposed on the private rented sector and the impact this is having on the landlords, who own maybe one or two properties and on whom the market relies. We are seeing even long-term landlords selling up and exiting the sector and the implications of this are something the Government must address to secure housing needs in this...

  • More Legal Changes in 2020 – You Need to Know

    January 31, 2020

    Last week I wrote about the forthcoming regulations on electrical testing, which could mean fines of up to £30,000 for non-compliance, and this week I’m highlighting more legal changes you will need to know...