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PRESS ARTICLE: Why Landlords Should Embrace Social Tenants

PRESS ARTICLE: Why Landlords Should Embrace Social Tenants

PRESS ARTICLE: Why Landlords Should Embrace Social Tenants The pandemic, job losses and rising rent prices has meant that in some areas 40% of tenants need benefits help to pay their monthly housing bills. Affordable social housing has become scarcer, leaving many...

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Preventing Deposit Disputes with your Lettings

Preventing Deposit Disputes with your Lettings

Preventing Deposit Disputes with your Lettings Deposit disputes can be difficult and time-consuming for tenants, landlords and letting agents alike. Fortunately, with proper planning and preparation, most can be avoided altogether. Here are some things our Walkden...

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Landlords: are you prepared for the EICR deadline?

Landlords: are you prepared for the EICR deadline?

Landlords: are you prepared for the EICR deadline? In July 2020, the Government introduced new Regulations on electrical safety standards in the private rented sector. They require landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested...

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The rise of virtual property viewings

The rise of virtual property viewings

Virtual property viewings can take various forms, but the most common is for the seller to show interested renters or buyers around the property via a video app such as WhatsApp, Facetime or Zoom. Their popularity has grown significantly over the course of the...

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Stamp duty holiday extension: what you need to know

Stamp duty holiday extension: what you need to know

As part of his 2021 Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the stamp duty holiday will be extended for a further three months until the end of June. For those looking to purchase a property in the near future, this provides much-needed reassurance and an...

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How might the Stamp Duty holiday extension affect you?

How might the Stamp Duty holiday extension affect you?

How might the Stamp Duty holiday extension affect you? The government had temporarily increased the stamp duty threshold to £500,000 for property sales in UK and N. Ireland until 31st March 2021. We have had great news this morning that it will now be extended to the...

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Help with DSS rent arrears for landlords and tenants

Help with DSS rent arrears for landlords and tenants

We are aware there are times when financial commitments may be stretched. Christmas, birthdays and other special occasions at times compel us to pay other bills, or purchase things instead of paying rent. The issue here is, when we get into debt like this, it tends to...

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How to achieve a quick house sale in 2021

How to achieve a quick house sale in 2021

Last year property demand surged, as buyers rushed to capitalise on the Stamp Duty holiday and repeated lockdowns left many people wanting to move. With Stamp Duty set to return in April 2021 and restrictions set to continue, it’s likely to be another busy year in the property market. With this in mind, we’ve put together some tips for a quick house sale.

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DSS Tenancies and COVID-19: is your agent working for you?

DSS Tenancies and COVID-19: is your agent working for you?

DSS Tenancies and COVID-19: is your agent working for you? Since the country went into lock down in March 2020, the word “uncertainty” has become a well used part of our vocabulary. It’s an emotional and/or financial state that most of us have encountered...

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