We are all coming to terms with how best to deal with the Coronavirus situation. The Government has issued guidance for the housing industry, and it is important to note that at no point has the Government said the industry should close down.
Coronavirus is affecting landlords and tenants in many different ways. In the unlikely event that a tenant wants to move out during this period of movement restriction, what are the common issues that either the tenant or landlord will face? Serving notice as a tenant Let’s start with the tenant, as the current crisis does […]
As we navigate our way through the coronavirus crisis, a recurring question from landlords is: how do I meet my legal obligations regarding repairs and safety inspections? A quick recap of Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 reminds us of the obligations, which are to: Keep the structure and exterior in repair […]
Many factors influence house prices, but school availability and standards have a huge influence on property demand and prices. We know the reasons buyers are looking for property in Bournemouth, and the standard of local schools is a major element of the demand.
When travel options are limited, it makes life feel very different. Poole is an excellent destination, with so much on offer in the local community. However, a strong reason why so many people love Poole is because it is so well-connected to other areas. Whether you are looking for travel options to help you work, […]
It may be you are likely to spend a lot more time at home in the near future. If you are fortunate enough to have a garden area, you should consider spending time there, if you are able to. A bright and welcoming garden is an excellent place to sit and watch the world go […]
Being a landlord is challenging, and one of the biggest concerns many landlords have is ensuring they receive rent each month. If you are dependent on rental fee income to pay your buy to let mortgage each month, you need this income. All landlords are keen to avoid void periods, but sometimes there is nothing, […]
Home working? These tips will help to keep your working hours productive and your not-meant-to-be-working hours protected. 1. Dress the part Tempting as it is to stay in your PJs all day (or at least until lunchtime) try to stick to your normal routine. Get up at your usual time, get showered and get yourself […]
Many tenants and landlords have questions about the implications of coronavirus on rent payments. Although we don’t yet have all the answers, the Government has this week announced important measures designed to provide protection for tenants struggling to pay their rent and landlords reliant on rental income. Current options for landlords Given the current situation, […]
Selling your home is a challenging process. You must ensure your home looks fantastic, and every room has a part to play in connecting with a potential buyer. However, not all rooms are created equally. Each room must be of a suitable standard, but you will find that the kitchen has a strong role to […]