New electrical check guidance for landlords
The safety of tenants has become of paramount importance in the private rental sector, and rightly so. One of the areas that has been improved immeasurably is electrical safety and now new guidelines have been issued to provide greater consistency when it comes to checks.
Leasehold reform formally confirmed as a Bill
On 7th November 2023, the King’s Speech marked the opening of a new session of Parliament. In his first address of this nature, King Charles III announced the Government’s key priorities for the year ahead and with a General Election expected within the next 12 months, the contents were hotly anticipated.
Latest: November property report
We often talk about seasonality in property and this autumn has been true to form. September saw serious movers enter the market after summer and their intent is already reflected in October’s figures. Firstly, we look at asking prices.
S21 eviction ban delayed before the Renters’ Reform Bill’s second reading
We have been charting the progress of the Renters’ Reform Bill since it was announced in 2019 during Theresa May’s tenure as Prime Minister. In late October 2023, a little more progress was made and the Bill had its second reading in the House of Commons.
7 top tips if you’re considering a refurb property
How do Artex ceilings, avocado bathroom suites and rotten window frames make you feel when looking at properties for sale? While some purchasers will recoil at the prospect, others relish the opportunity to rip out, refurbish and make their own mark.
Tenants’ most in-demand features revealed
The features we assume tenants are looking for and what actually ticks their boxes can be two very different things. To establish the most in-demand aspects, Rightmove examined more than 600,000 property listings, looking at what was mentioned in the property description in relation to the homes with the highest number of enquiries.
Latest: property market report
How do you tell if a General Election is on the cards? You monitor the news for announcements that may please the masses. Property has long been an area the Government tinkers with and ministers are already repositioning their offering to win votes in England and Wales.
How will the new Mortgage Charter help borrowers?
After a long period of stability, mortgage rates have hardly been out of the news headlines. In September, everyone held their breath as the Bank of England – responsible for UK-wide monetary policy – made its latest announcement.
Helping a young couple buy their first home.
From many viewing to whittling down the list of properties.
Interior trend: red alert
We’re barely into autumn and already the interior design experts are predicting which trends will be big news in 2024. Livingetc – the glossy magazine and style bible – has already published its colour predictions for next year and there are some interesting shades in the spotlight.
British Property Award WINNERS!!!!
Stephen Tew Blackpool have just won the 2023 British Property Award
for Blackpool, and are also holders of the 2018, 2020 and 2021 Gold Winner Estate
Agent in Blackpool award.
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