Fraudster Northampton Lettings agency boss jailed after head office discovered £90,000 gap in finances.
This article below via the Chronicle and Echo is a very clear reminder of the importance of dealing with a professional letting agency! We are regulated by The Property Ombudsman and members of ARLA & NAEA Propertymark.Read the full post
An investment company says agents and landlords should start taking measures to ensure their properties comply with the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards that come into effect next spring. The changes, from 1 April 2018, mean that it will be unlawful to let or lease a residential or commercial property with a poor energy rating.Read the full post
A study of over 3,000 tenants has found that an increasing number of renters are 'very happy' with their living situation. LSL Corporate Client Department's 2017 Tenant Survey found that 32% of renters claim to be 'very happy', up from 28% last year. A further 37% indicated that they are 'happy', increasing marginally from 36% in 2016. Just 4% of tenants said they were 'very unhappy', down from 6%, while 7% said they were 'unhappy', down from 9%.Read the full post
The landlord of a west London property, described by a judge as a "deathtrap" and an "accident waiting to happen", has been fined £57,000 and ordered to pay costs of £3,825 and a victim surcharge of £120.Read the full post
Prime Choice always recommends using a reputable agent when managing your properties. As the below article demonstrates from Letting Agent Today, not being aware of or ignoring your responsiblites can prove costly:Read the full post
Land Registry data shows that homes across the UK have risen in price by an average 5.8 per cent in the year to February - but the most startling figures reveal the scale in the slump in transactions. February data from the registry shows that the average property value in the UK increased to £217,502.Read the full post
A year ago, we were days away from the introduction of a 3% stamp duty surcharge on second homes – a move by the Government intended at stemming the popularity of the buy-to-let market which many felt was operating to the detriment of those trying to get a foothold on the property ladder for the first time.Read the full post