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MAY NEWSLETTER

May 2017 – 1st Edition Introduction Welcome to the first edition of the househandlers newsletter. We’re excited to launch our bi-monthly newsletter which is specifically designed to update our Landlords about the property market. The newsletter will also contain links to important property news, articles and updates from the househandlers office. We hope you enjoy…

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HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY TO DEPOSIT PROTECTION

HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY TO DEPOSIT PROTECTION The UK government introduced the Tenancy Deposit Protection legislation in April 2007, 10 years ago! 2 Government-backed schemes were launched, two types of protections: Insured protection and Custodial protection. TDS & mydeposits are primarily insurance-backed schemes which allow Landlords or their agents to keep hold of deposits themselves in…

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CLIENT MONEY PROTECTION TO BECOME MANDATORY FOR AGENTS

GOVERNMENT AGREE TO MANDATORY CMP Article published on 28th March 2017 by David Cox CEO, ARLA l Propertymark Government has today announced measures to make Client Money Protection (CMP) mandatory for all letting agents across England. The announcement comes in response to ARLA Propertymark’s long running campaign to ensure that tenants and landlords receive greater…

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5 TOP TIPS FOR STUDENTS WHEN LOOKING TO RENT A PROPERTY

5 TOP TIPS FOR STUDENTS WHEN LOOKING TO RENT A PROPERTY   Location, Location, Location. Location is very important and can have a major influence on how you experience student life. Make sure you find out how long it will take you to commute to your campus, supermarket, local train station, town centre, nightlife etc….

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Who’s Who at Househandlers…

What’s happening at Househandlers…. As the year changed leaving behind 2016 and embarking on 2017 we had some changes of our own amongst the Househandlers team. Most of you will know Louise, our longstanding Lettings & Property Management Co-Ordinator who has been with me from the early days of Househandlers.  Louise has contributed so much…

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Letting Unique Properties

A lovely period property quickly let through our Lettings department.   It’s always exciting for our Lettings team when an unusual property is offered to the market, and Jasmine Cottage certainly has something quite special about it! This period listed cottage retains its period features yet provides an environment that suits modern day living. The…

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Low Cost Agents  – Let’s Take A Closer Look

    Low Cost Agents – Let’s Take A Closer Look… As a landlord, I am sure that you have come across the numerous low cost agents offering to let your property for low, low fees compared to the traditional high street agent. Names like Purple something or other to do with walls is one…

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Rip Off Letting Agents – Why Our Industry Needs To Up Its Game.

Rip Off Letting Agents – Why Our Industry Needs To Up Its Game. It was reported recently that a couple pretending to be letting agents conned tenants out of some £26,000. They ripped off 21 tenants in London, Birmingham, Bristol and Walsall. They showed tenants around properties, taking deposits. They then told the prospective renters…

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