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Top 8 mistakes tenants make when considering a property

February 7, 2017

There are over 9 million renters in the UK and competition for good rental properties can be fierce, in London there are ten tenants for every available rental. However, rushing into making a decision could be a costly mistake. Asktenants have compiled a list of the top mistakes that tenants make to help make sure […] View article >

How to make the most of the second viewing

February 3, 2017

Finding the right next home for you and your family is always a complex mix of needs and wants, so getting the most out of your viewings is vital. The first viewing is often driven by emotion – the heart – but the second viewing should always be based on using your head. In this […] View article >

How to deal with non-paying tenants

February 3, 2017

Dealing with non-paying tenants can be both stressful and costly for many landlords. As a rough calculation landlords are advised to budget for the equivalent of one month’s rent per annum in rental arrears. This may sound excessive but recent data* reveals that almost 10% of all tenants in the UK fell behind with their […] View article >

8 ways to freshen your house up for spring

February 2, 2017

The days are finally beginning to get longer again and spring will be here before we know it.  If one of your resolutions for this year was to get organised and freshen up the house for spring, then you’ll love our  top tips: Simply Paint… One of the quickest and cheapest ways to give a […] View article >

10 ways to stay warm in your home and save money

January 17, 2017

With the second mildest Christmas day ever behind us but rapidly followed by freezing temperatures, ice and even ‘thunder snow’, it’s a winter that so far has been full of surprises. To help cope with any ‘artic turns’ we’ve put together some helpful tips for keeping your property warm and your costs low: Closing your […] View article >

Delays in reporting repairs are costing landlords thousands

January 16, 2017

Delays by tenants in reporting maintenance and repairs issues is costing landlords thousands, recent research by LV= shows. Of those asked, 37% of renters admitted to thinking that it was okay to wait before reporting non-emergency repairs to their landlords. This means that by the time the landlord has a chance to carry out the […] View article >

Tenant insurance, are you covered?

January 12, 2017

Your landlord has insurance so you are sorted right? Well, not always. In most cases, a landlord’s insurance policy will only cover structural damage to the building itself. If your flat were to go up in flames, your landlord’s policy would not cover you for your lost or damaged personal possessions. So what can you […] View article >

Step five in selling your property. Exchange of contracts

January 11, 2017

The final steps of selling your home is exchanging contracts leading to completion, though it is possible to do these on the same day with a bit of planning. Usually, there are between 7 and 28 days between exchanging contracts and completion. Before contracts can be exchanged, the buyer must have received their mortgage offer […] View article >

Step four in selling your property. The offer

January 11, 2017

By taking a little time to make sure you get the right agent to sell your property and pricing it correctly, it should be no time at all until you receive an offer. Exciting though this is, there are still a few steps to go through before the property is officially sold. You are under […] View article >

Step three in selling your property. Marketing

January 3, 2017

When it comes to the marketing of your property for sale, there are various tools that a good agent will be utilising. Featuring your property in their branch window and on their own website should be a given as should having a database of buyers ready to be contacted if your property matches their criteria. […] View article >