Blog - Residential lettings
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
The new Tenant Fees Act came into force on 1 June 2019, banning letting fees paid by private tenants in England, and capping the security deposits they have to pay at five weeks' rent. Designed to reduce the costs that tenants incur at the start of the renting process, throughout their tenancy, and when their contract ends, the legislation places new rules on landlords and agents about what they can charge tenants. The changes will end the unscrupulous practice by some rogue landlords of overcharging renters for minor damages and protect private tenants from unexpected costs that can make properties hard to afford.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
As house prices have risen over the years, renting a property is increasingly common, particularly for young people. There are lots of positives to renting, but restrictions may limit what you can do to make the property “your own” and feel like home. All it takes is a little inspiration to transform your rented home from bland to beautiful without upsetting the landlord and without splashing cash you won’t get back. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The current economic climate is putting pressure on many high street businesses. With this in mind it is vital that you choose the right letting agent in order to protect yourself and your money. Before signing any contracts always check that the agent has Client Money Protection in place to protect all tenant and landlord funds, as well as professional indemnity insurance and an independent redress scheme. With an established, local ARLA Propertymark agent like The Frost Partnership you can be assured that all these financial protections are in place and be confident your money is in safe hands.
Friday, November 9, 2018
If you are letting a property, you’ll know that keeping on top of maintenance and compliance with new regulations and legislation can be a real headache at the best of times. If you are new to letting it can seem daunting and even if you’re an experienced landlord, if you’re letting several properties, you may simply not have the time to juggle everything. So what are the options?
Thursday, September 27, 2018
To keep up with ‘Generation Rent’, as it has been labelled by the media, there is ongoing strong demand for landlords to provide affordable, quality rental properties. In spite of the many legislation and tax changes for private landlords over the last few years, investment property remains attractive over the longer term especially if landlords can find help with their legal liabilities. The Frost Partnership can advise on what type of property to buy and the best locations to make the most of letting; here are some tips to bear in mind if you are thinking of investing in property to let in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Middlesex.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
An increasing number of young people (46% of 25- 34-year-olds) now rent their home, whilst saving for that all important first foot on the property ladder. Renting certainly has its merits, including greater choice of location, but restrictions often limit what you can do to make the property “your own” and feel like home. All it takes is a little inspiration to transform your rented home from bland to beautiful without upsetting the landlord and without splashing cash you won’t get back. Here are some ideas to get you started.