Demand for rented office space bounces back

The start of 2022 saw a jump in new tenants looking to rent UK commercial property, with the uplift particularly prevalent in prime office spaces.  Investor enquiries across all UK commercial property also continued to rise, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Commercial Property Market Survey, Q1 2022. Respondents to the survey […]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

As another very unusual year draws to a close, we would like to wish all our landlords and tenants, their families and friends, and everyone we have worked with a very Happy Christmas! The pandemic has resulted in a great deal of change for those working in the lettings industry and the past 12 months […]

Tenants and Landlords Have Been Collaborating

A continued fall in landlord possession claims took place between April 2020 and March 2021, according to new research produced by the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA). This latest NRLA research: The Wait of Justice 2021: How Covid Legislation Affected Possession, shows possession claims have dropped significantly since the initial court closures.   During the […]

Changes to notice periods for evictions

The UK Government has announced that from June 1, 2021, notice periods in England that are currently six months, will now be reduced to four months. The current ban on bailiff-enforced evictions, introduced as an emergency measure during lockdown, will end on May 31. As part of a phased approach through Step Three and Step […]

A strong desire to continue working from home

Most employees who are working from their own properties or rental homes would prefer to continue to do so, even when offices reopen. According to respondents in the third round of a joint research conducted by Nyenrode Business University, Open University and Moneypenny, this number totals some 97 per cent. According to the study nine per […]

Top tips for getting your garden ready for entertaining again

The first tentative steps towards the easing of lockdown are being taken and from this week in England we should be able to welcome friends and family into our gardens again. It has been a long hard winter and we are all looking forward to being able to socialise more while spending more time out […]

Top tips for setting up a home gym or workout area

The past year has seen lifestyle changes for all of us and for many this has meant exercising, as well as working and schooling our children, from home. Across the country, people have certainly been getting out and about more to go walking, running or cycling, and many have also been finding a corner of […]

You can still move house – we are open

The new year has started and once again we find ourselves back in another lockdown situation. There is light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel, but we are all too aware there will still be difficult times ahead before we get there. The country has been moved into Coronavirus Alert Level 5, where people […]

Private landlords offering more support

Private landlords have been giving more help to tenants who cannot pay their rent as a result of Covid than those in the social sector according to the English Housing Survey, published today. Since the start of the pandemic six per cent of private renters had secured a reduction in their rent payments compared to only […]

The festive season is on its way

But we still have no idea quite what it will look like! What we can say, however, is that, if you move quickly, there is still time to let or rent before Christmas. There is no escaping the fact that 2020 has been an unimaginable year and many of us will be pleased to wave […]