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How to be the Perfect Tenant

17 August, 20161 Comments
When you move into a rental property you hope to get the ‘perfect’ landlord – sometimes you are lucky and sometimes you are not. But while the landlord has a responsibility to you as a tenant, you also have responsibilities to him or her, as your landlord. So, here’s how you can ensure you are
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Should You Use A Letting Agent?

23 April, 20140 Comments
Do you consider yourself a professional landlord? If you let any kind of property, you should; even if you let just one house, you are subject to the same legal requirements as property developers with a whole string of property under their belts. Of course, career landlords will have trusted agents or employees to take
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Five essential apps for landlords

13 February, 20140 Comments
As that famous Apple ad illustrated, there’s an app for pretty much anything. Both iTunes and Google Play boast over a million apps, so it stands to reason that amongst that amount there ought to be something for landlords. Busy people lacking the time to sift through that extraordinary amount, thankfully you’ve got folk like
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Should you save or repay your debt?

20 September, 20133 Comments
To anyone with a passing interest in economics, the above question might seem like a daft one. Following the financial crisis, the Bank of England base rate nosedived by 4.5% in less than a year, and has been at an all-time low of 0.5% since the first quarter of 2009. Low interest rates punish savers,
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Landlords must reference to avoid these new potential threats

09 August, 20131 Comments
Following a recent article by Samii and the team at ‘LandlordReferencing.co.uk’ (http://www.landlordreferencing.co.uk/discuss/community-forum/can-you-afford-to-take-these-tenants/) regarding changes to housing regulations for social housing in North Somerset, (including our beloved Weston-Super-Mare) we decided it was the perfect excuse to jump to our keyboard and blog. We do love to harp on about the local lettings market from the perspective of a lettings agent, so
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Are you being manipulated by backstreet ‘click farms’ ?

05 August, 20130 Comments
In a one hour special Channel 4 Dispatches goes undercover to investigate what’s real and what’s fake in the brave new online world. Broadcast Monday 5th August, film-maker Chris Atkins travels to Bangladesh in search of backstreet ‘click farms’ where poorly paid workers manipulate social media for the benefit of big western brands. CLICK HERE
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