The New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Posted 28th February 2018 at 13:02

New Energy Efficiency Standards will be effective from 1st April 2018, following recent legislation changes, which will mean it will be unlawful to let residential or commercial properties with an EPC Rating of F or G (i.e. the lowest 2 grades of energy efficiency).  The onus will be on landlords to ensure the measures are in place. This will require all rental properties which are the subject of new leases and renewals from April to...

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It’s now been a good 12/18 months since annual rental price inflation in Hitchin peaked at 3.3%. Since then we have seen increasingly more humble rent increases. In fact, in certain parts of the Hitchin rental market over the autumn, the rental market saw some slight falls in rents. So, could this be the earliest indication that the trend of high rent increases seen over the last few years, may now be starting to buck...

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Top tips for best practice in property rental

Posted 19th September 2017 at 16:48

Keeping properties safe, within the law, and choosing the right tenants are three of the most important aspects of ‘best practice’. Whether you are using a lettings agency or managing a property yourself, there are now many legal obligations to comply with, and although letting agents earn income from landlords to provide a service (tenant find to fully-managed), it is important not to forget tenants, especially in this new social world! Dharmesh and Jyoti Patadia, co-founders...

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