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Tenants Want Green Rental Homes

While the COP26 event in the UK has concluded, it is unlikely that the focus on environmental matters is going to go away anytime soon. Many people want to lead a greener lifestyle, and this influences every decision they make. A recent study has questioned tenants on environmentally friendly rental property, what they want to … Continue reading Tenants Want Green Rental Homes

Huge Potential For Peterborough

The New Year will start with a fresh face in Peterborough, with Matt Gladstone joining the council towards the end of January 2022. Matt will replace Gillian Beasley, the current Chief Executive, with Gillian set to retire. While this is a new opportunity for Matt, he is relatively well-known in the local area, and he … Continue reading Huge Potential For Peterborough

Transport Improvements Would Be Welcome In Peterborough

The standard of roads and transport options are at the heart of any local housing market, and in Peterborough, there is room for improvement. The area is well-connected, but we all want things to be faster and slicker. This is why it is positive news for the entire community, including landlords and tenants, that investment … Continue reading Transport Improvements Would Be Welcome In Peterborough

Employment Opportunities Boost Peterborough Lettings Demand

At Just Lets Peterborough, we know the links between employment and the local rental market. If you are a landlord, you don’t have the time or energy to keep in touch with all the local factors that influence the market. However, as Peterborough rental market specialists, we make it our business to understand the key … Continue reading Employment Opportunities Boost Peterborough Lettings Demand

Looking To Expand Rental Property Portfolio? You’re Not Alone

At Just Lets Peterborough, we take great pride in assisting landlords manage their rental property and liaise with tenants. We know it has been a challenging time for everyone, so we are pleased to hear many landlords are keen to invest more time and money in their rental activities. Information contained within the National Landlord … Continue reading Looking To Expand Rental Property Portfolio? You’re Not Alone

What’s Your Priority As A Landlord?

As a landlord, it is helpful to have a priority or priorities with the role. There are so many tasks associated with being a landlord, and many worthwhile goals, it is often difficult for landlords to remain focused. At Just Lets Peterborough, we are more than happy to provide you with focused service and support, … Continue reading What’s Your Priority As A Landlord?

Landlord BTL Products Greater Now Than In Spring Of 2020

It is a natural state of affairs that things today will be compared to how they were before the lockdown period and the start of the pandemic in the United Kingdom. We know it isn’t always helpful to look back and compare, but equally, if you want to make an informed decision in the local … Continue reading Landlord BTL Products Greater Now Than In Spring Of 2020

Market Changes Can Help More People Appreciate Peterborough

It looks as though the local market will be on the move in Peterborough, and this will change life for many in the city. Some of the plans include: Installing bespoke stalls running along the heart of Bridge Street A food court being set up in a retail unit in Bridge Street The market is … Continue reading Market Changes Can Help More People Appreciate Peterborough

Stylish Jobs Boost In Peterborough

We know the connection between the rental market and the local economy. When jobs are available, there is greater demand for rental accommodation, and property in general. At Just Lets, we pay close attention to what is happening in Peterborough, and we love hearing positive news regarding shops and businesses. Smarten up your act in … Continue reading Stylish Jobs Boost In Peterborough

Peterborough Funding Makes The Area More Appealing

While many factors influence demand for property, including rental accommodation, crime rates play a factor in where people want to live. If an area is deemed to be safe and welcoming, more people will enjoy living there. At Just Lets, we love local life in Peterborough, but like everyone, we agree there is a need … Continue reading Peterborough Funding Makes The Area More Appealing

Funding Issue For Peterborough Property Development

We all know that big changes require significant funding. There is money on offer to develop new properties and create communities, but the work needs to be justified. At Just Lets, we take an interest in all property projects in and around Peterborough. More homes are needed in the area, but of course, money for … Continue reading Funding Issue For Peterborough Property Development

Peterborough Landlords – Stay Up To Date With Legislation

At Just Lets, we know staying up to date with legislation in the letting industry is a tough job. It is almost a full-time role! We are keen to assist as many Peterborough landlords as we can, and if you need assistance in dealing with regulatory matters, we are always happy to help. Why not … Continue reading Peterborough Landlords – Stay Up To Date With Legislation

Tips For Landlords Looking To Let To Tenants With Pets

At Just Lets, we stay in touch with the latest regulations and guidelines in the rental market, ensuring Peterborough landlords stay in touch. Earlier this year, the Government changed the Model Tenancy Agreement. This change made it easier to tenants to stay in rental property with pets, even though this isn’t mandatory. If you are … Continue reading Tips For Landlords Looking To Let To Tenants With Pets

Positivity In Peterborough Is Great News For Landlords

Many factors influence the demand for rental property in an area, and how suitable that area is for landlords investing in buy-to-let property. However, the condition of the local jobs market, and the ease of getting from A to B are huge factors.

Rental Arrears Fall – Good News For Landlords

At Just Lets, we know the challenges landlords face when tenants are late with rental payments. We work closely with Peterborough in an attempt to minimise this problem, both reactively and proactively. We are pleased to see the findings of a recent study which suggests rental arrears are falling. New study delivers landlords with cause … Continue reading Rental Arrears Fall – Good News For Landlords

Peterborough Amongst Leading English Locations For Landlord ROI

At Just Lets, we know Peterborough is a good option for landlords. We are delighted to see a recent study by law firm Coulters suggest similar. In the full list, Peterborough was listed as the 45th best town or city in the UK for ROI for landlords. This is by itself is notable given the … Continue reading Peterborough Amongst Leading English Locations For Landlord ROI

Average Rents Continue To Rise

According to the last figures provided by Homelet, average monthly rents in the United Kingdom stand at £1,029 per calendar month (pcm). This is the second month in a row this figure has sat above £1,000 and the year-on-year growth stands at 6.6%. Of course, at Just Lets Peterborough. We focus on national and local … Continue reading Average Rents Continue To Rise

New Notice Periods For Landlords To Be Aware Of

At Just Lets Peterborough, we aim to support local landlords as best we can. We offer a wide range of property management services, helping you manage your property, and tenants. One of the most important tasks for a landlord is staying in touch with administrative matters. We appreciate this can be a full-time task, so … Continue reading New Notice Periods For Landlords To Be Aware Of

Confidence Amongst Landlords In Rental Sector

At Just Lets, we work closely with many landlords in and around Peterborough. We are pleased to say many local landlords are feeling optimistic about the market, and what is likely to follow. There is significant demand for rental property at the moment, and by providing a high standard of service, landlords are connecting with … Continue reading Confidence Amongst Landlords In Rental Sector

Rental Property Standards Are Improving

One of the things we are most proud of at Just Lets Peterborough is working closely with local landlords to provide the best standard of service. Our range of property management services provide landlords with peace of mind, and they ensure tenants have a great home to stay in. Over the years, we believe the … Continue reading Rental Property Standards Are Improving

Opportunity For Landlords As We Move Forward

It is no surprise to see many landlords reviewing their place in the rental market. The past year has been a challenging one for all. However, it should be noted there is still huge demand for rental property, and this is set to continue. There has been a fall in rental accommodation supplied to the … Continue reading Opportunity For Landlords As We Move Forward

New Green Fund To Upgrade Rental Properties

We all know environmental matters are important, and they are a vital factor in the rental market. Tenants want to be as environmentally friendly as possible, as they know this can significantly reduce the cost of energy bills. Also, landlords must consider the importance of maintaining energy standards in their rental property. If a landlord … Continue reading New Green Fund To Upgrade Rental Properties

More Calls For EPCs To Be Reviewed And Removed?

The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has supported a report by MPS which criticises Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), and has called for a better standard of energy-efficiency measures for properties. At this point in time, rental properties must have a rating of E or better. However, the Government is looking to raise the minimum rating … Continue reading More Calls For EPCs To Be Reviewed And Removed?

Leeway For Landlords In Letting To Pets

While most landlords are keen to increase the potential number of prospective tenants for their rental property, it is also vital landlords vet tenants. Selecting the right standard of tenant is crucial for landlords, and this is often the difference between a successful letting period, and a challenging one. Many landlords find themselves perturbed when … Continue reading Leeway For Landlords In Letting To Pets

Relationship Changes Driving Tenant Moves

As a landlord, it is helpful to know the key factors that drive tenants moving home. Sometimes, there are major events or issues which cause people to leave an area. Job losses, or new jobs opening up in an area will often be the catalyst for many people moving home. In cases like this, when … Continue reading Relationship Changes Driving Tenant Moves

Demand For Rental Property Remains Robust

It is fair to say the start of 2021 has been as challenging as most of 2020, but there are some constant elements in life to look out for. The demand for rental property has remained robust, and if you are a landlord, you can take comfort from the sustained demand for rental property. We … Continue reading Demand For Rental Property Remains Robust

Cleaning Remains Key Issue For Landlords & Tenants In 2021

While there are many reasons why a landlord and tenant might disagree, the cleanliness of the rental property is likely to be the most common factor. Some of the leading disagreements between landlords and tenants include rental fee arrears, redecorating issues, property damage and garden or exterior matters. However, the most common form of complaint … Continue reading Cleaning Remains Key Issue For Landlords & Tenants In 2021

Budget Measures – Impact On Landlords

While the stamp duty holiday extension is mainly focused on the housing market, it is an opportunity for landlords to expand their property portfolio at a lower cost. The stamp duty saving applies to landlords, and even though the extra charge applies for purchasing additional property, landlords can save money. Therefore, if you are looking … Continue reading Budget Measures – Impact On Landlords

Peterborough Landlords – Are You Considering Later Year Tenants?

It is vital landlords know who their most likely tenants are. You might have an idea of which tenant you wish to reach, but if this group of people are not looking for rental property in your area, you might limit your chances of success. At Just Lets Peterborough, we are pleased to say we … Continue reading Peterborough Landlords – Are You Considering Later Year Tenants?

Peterborough Landlords – Prepare For Debt Respite Scheme

At Just Lets Peterborough, we know landlords have a lot of regulations to comply with. We also know many factors impact landlords and tenants. We aim to provide you with as much valuable guidance as we can, and there is a scheme starting soon which might impact your business. The Debt Respite Scheme, which is … Continue reading Peterborough Landlords – Prepare For Debt Respite Scheme

Are You Ignoring These Essential Landlord Issues?

Being a landlord is a challenging task, and there is a lot of work involved. You also have a lot of regulations to consider, and make sure you comply with. We know some of the issues that landlords must comply with are difficult, but this doesn’t mean they can be overlooked or ignored. At Just … Continue reading Are You Ignoring These Essential Landlord Issues?

Should Landlords Be Alarmed?

As a landlord, you must comply with a wide range of regulations. You must provide your tenant with a safe and secure environment, and there is a lot of work involved with this. Most landlords agree that alarms are a good thing, and these should be in good working order. When you have smoke alarms … Continue reading Should Landlords Be Alarmed?

Tenants Concerns Over Landlords Selling Up

With 2021 starting with another lockdown, it is perfectly acceptable that many people will look at their living arrangements. There are financial matters for people to consider, but equally, many people are reviewing whether their current home is right for them in these challenging times. We can all benefit from more space in the current … Continue reading Tenants Concerns Over Landlords Selling Up

Tenant Disputes And Dealing With Them

These are tough times for everyone, and disputes are likely to occur. However, there will always be disputes between landlords and tenants. At Just Lets, we aim to help you manage these disputes, and hopefully minimise the disruption at your rental property. The headline figures, according to recent data provided by The Dispute Services, TDS, … Continue reading Tenant Disputes And Dealing With Them

Stronger Demand For Rent In people Aged 35 And Older

A recent study by Paragon Bank suggests the desire from tenants to own property, which includes saving for a deposit, starts to fall from the age of 35. The study found that for the age group of people between 25 and 34, 88% of respondents said they wished to own their property in the future. … Continue reading Stronger Demand For Rent In people Aged 35 And Older

Landlords Calling For Financial Support

2020 has been a difficult year for most of us, and the letting industry has been badly affected. Some landlords have received some financial backing, but this doesn’t apply to every landlord. There is also a call for more help for landlords. 64% of landlords who respondent to the survey provided by TML, The Mortgage … Continue reading Landlords Calling For Financial Support

Emergency Call Out Costs For Landlords

It is vital landlords are fully aware of the costs of managing and maintaining rental property. It is crucial landlords consider the cost of repair work, and this might include calling out a professional in an emergency. If a problem arises at short notice, it can be costly to call out a professional, but this … Continue reading Emergency Call Out Costs For Landlords

Peterborough Rental Property – December 2020

The rental market in Peterborough is a vibrant one, and there are many great options for people looking for an affordable place to rent in a fantastic City close to London. At the start of December 2020, Rightmove had a total of 301 properties listed for rent in Peterborough. Snapshot of the Peterborough rental market … Continue reading Peterborough Rental Property – December 2020

Insurance Falls Might Benefit Peterborough Letting Market

At Just Lets, we know there are so many things for landlords and tenants to consider, it is no surprise that some things slip their mind. Insurance is likely to be one of these things. While we shouldn’t be in a rush to look for positive sides of how we have managed the pandemic, there … Continue reading Insurance Falls Might Benefit Peterborough Letting Market

Green Homes Grant Scheme Extended

Landlords should know the importance of energy efficiency in their rental property. Landlords must ensure their property meets EPC standards. This can be costly, but there is support on offer, with the Green Homes Grant Scheme being of interest for many landlords. How much can landlords get with the grant? The Government website states; “Vouchers … Continue reading Green Homes Grant Scheme Extended

Dealing With Changes In Tenant Demand

A good landlord knows what tenants are looking for, and works hard to attract tenants, and make sure their current tenants are happy. However, when the things tenants are looking for are changing, it becomes harder for landlords to stay on top of what matters most to tenants. At Just Lets Peterborough, we aim to … Continue reading Dealing With Changes In Tenant Demand

Right To Rent Checks To Be Made Easier

Anything which makes life easier for landlords, without compromising on the standard of service, is likely to be a positive thing. At Just Lets, we aim to make life simpler for landlords in Peterborough. Landlords have a lot of tasks to carry out, and some of these steps are important. The Right To Rent check … Continue reading Right To Rent Checks To Be Made Easier

Rental Yields Are Rising

As a landlord, there is a lot to consider, even before you invest in rental property. At Just Lets Peterborough, we are here to help landlords at every stage of the letting process. Rental yields are one of the most important factors to consider, and if you are looking for positive news regarding yields, we … Continue reading Rental Yields Are Rising

EPC Changes Proposed – What Landlords Need To Know

One of the most challenging aspects of being a landlord is staying in touch with legislation. At the start of 2020, English landlords had more than 150 pieces of legislation to comply with. With this guidance being updated regularly, and new legislation being passed, it is often a full-time job keeping up with the administrative … Continue reading EPC Changes Proposed – What Landlords Need To Know

Landlords – Top Tips On Maintaining Property In Cold Weather

With the temperatures falling, we are moving to the end of autumn and into winter. While many people appreciate nature at this time of year, there is a lot to be said for creating a warm and cosy environment to make the most of staying indoors. As a landlord, you should consider the importance of … Continue reading Landlords – Top Tips On Maintaining Property In Cold Weather

September 2020 – What Landlords And Agents Are Facing

It is fair to say these are challenging times. At Just Lets Peterborough, we are working harder than ever to support local landlords. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your current circumstances, we are more than happy to assist as best we can. In addition to supporting local landlords, we stay … Continue reading September 2020 – What Landlords And Agents Are Facing

Busiest Time For Rental Market – Even In 2020!

Information provided by ARLA Propertymark suggests private rented sector tenants are looking for a property than ever before in the United Kingdom. However, landlords are also entering the market in more significant numbers, as there has been an increase in the number of rental properties available. The organisation’s Private Rented Sector Report suggests there was … Continue reading Busiest Time For Rental Market – Even In 2020!

Opportunity for BTL Landlords

The stamp duty holiday will hopefully help buying a home more affordable for many people. However, there is criticism for the measure, with many industry experts stating it does very little, if anything at all, for first-time buyers. There is a suggestion the stamp duty holiday is more beneficial to existing homeowners looking to upscale … Continue reading Opportunity for BTL Landlords

2020 Landlords Regulations – Are You Compliant?

2020 has been a challenging year for landlords. The industry has faced many new challenges, but this doesn’t mean you can afford to ignore existing challenges. One of the most important issues for landlords to consider is the huge array of regulations you must comply with. At the start of 2020, landlords had to comply … Continue reading 2020 Landlords Regulations – Are You Compliant?

Spotting Leaks Early And Preventing Problems

It is far better to prevent a problem from arising than to deal with an issue after it has occurred. This is as true for the letting sector as it is for any other industry. However, there is a lot to be said for being proactive in the rental market. Spotting leaks early and preventing … Continue reading Spotting Leaks Early And Preventing Problems

A Handy Tax Guide

At Just Lets Peterborough, we know being a landlord is rewarding, but at times, it can be overwhelming. We are here to help you, and we offer a wide range of serviced aimed at assisting landlords in Peterborough. If you would like to learn more about what landlords should do to satisfy their tenants and … Continue reading A Handy Tax Guide

Stamp Duty Holiday Impact On Landlords

There has been a lot of focus on the stamp duty holiday introduced in early July, and how it will help buyers move home. Some industry sources claim the stamp duty holiday will lead to an additional 100,000 homes being sold this year across the UK.

Tenant Satisfaction Is Rising – How To Maintain It

At Just Lets, we are keen landlords know the importance of keeping tenants satisfied. When a tenant is happy, they are far more likely to stay in your rental property, and they might even be more amenable to rent increases!

What Peterborough Landlords Should Be Aware Of

This is a concerning time for landlords, and it is crucial letting industry professionals face up to fresh challenges. At Just Lets, we are here to ensure all Peterborough landlords receive support and guidance if they require it.

Tenants Want Video Views To Remain – We’re Happy To Help

While landlords should have a clear vision of what they wish to achieve in the lettings market, it is vital to know what tenants want. When you can tailor your service, or rental property, to meet the needs and demands of the rental market, you enhance your chances of success.

Rental Market Experiencing Pent-Up Demand Now

The announcement of the property and rental market reopening caught many by surprise. Many industry experts believed it would be June before the Government gave the market the green-light.

How To Find Your Ideal Tenant

While there are many factors which influence the work a landlord undertakes, the importance of finding the ideal tenant cannot be overstated. With a respectful tenant who pays on time and who cares for your rental property, being a landlord is a more manageable activity.

7 Essential Tips for New Landlords

Becoming a landlord for the first time is an exciting prospect, with not only the opportunity to bring in some additional income but also the chance to expand your portfolio further and perhaps even start up your own property business. However, it can be tricky to know where to start once you have invested in … Continue reading 7 Essential Tips for New Landlords

Peterborough Property Market – Which Houses are Actually Selling?

Beast from the East, Russia, Facebook, Brexit, Trump, House prices up, House prices down … the Press is full of column inches on Brit’s favourite subjects of politics, scandal, weather and not forgetting (and I appreciate the irony of this!) the property market. As an agent belonging a national group of letting and estate agents, … Continue reading Peterborough Property Market – Which Houses are Actually Selling?

4% More Peterborough Home Owners Wanting to Move Than 12 Months Ago

As I have mentioned a number times in my local property market blog, with not enough new-build properties being built in Peterborough and the surrounding area to keep up with demand for homes to live in (be that tenants or homebuyers), it’s good to know more Peterborough home sellers are putting their properties on to … Continue reading 4% More Peterborough Home Owners Wanting to Move Than 12 Months Ago

Peterborough Property Market Worth More Than Standard Life Aberdeen

The value of all the homes in Peterborough has risen by more than 262% in the past two decades, to £12.358bn, meaning its worth more than the stock listed company Standard Life Aberdeen, which is worth £11.134bn. Those Peterborough homeowners and Buy-to-Let landlords who bought their homes twenty or more years ago have come out … Continue reading Peterborough Property Market Worth More Than Standard Life Aberdeen

Homeownership Amongst Peterborough’s Young Adults Slumps to 44.99%

The degree to which young Peterborough people are locked out of the Peterborough housing market has been revealed in new statistics. A Peterborough landlord was asking me the other week to what effect homeownership rates in Peterborough in the early to middle aged adult age range had affected the demand for rental property in Peterborough … Continue reading Homeownership Amongst Peterborough’s Young Adults Slumps to 44.99%

1,009 First Timer Buyers in Peterborough Bought Their First Home in 2017

A little bit of good news this week on the Peterborough Property Market as recently released data shows that the number of first time buyers taking out their first mortgage in 2017 increased more than in any other year since the global financial crisis in 2009. The data shows there were 1,009 first time buyers … Continue reading 1,009 First Timer Buyers in Peterborough Bought Their First Home in 2017

An extension could add £43,075 to the value of your Peterborough home

As our families grow bigger the need for more space, be that bedrooms or reception rooms, has grown with it. Also, as our older generation lives longer and nursing home bills continue to rise quicker than a rocket on the 5th of November  (the average nursing home bill in the area being £752 per week) … Continue reading An extension could add £43,075 to the value of your Peterborough home

Peterborough Property Market – The 33.3% ‘New Build Premium’

According to the National House Building Council (NHBC), more than 17,300 new homes were registered to be built in the East last year, an increase of 8.7% on 2016 levels of 15,900 dwellings. Great news when you consider it is one of the highest number of new builds in the region since the pre-recession levels … Continue reading Peterborough Property Market – The 33.3% ‘New Build Premium’

Peterborough’s ‘Millennials’ set to inherit £225,031 each in property!

That got your attention … didn’t it! But before we start, what is Generation X, let alone Generation Z, Millennials, Baby Boomers  … these are phrases banded around about the different life stages (or sub-components) of our society. But when terminologies like this are used as often and habitually as these phrases (i.e. Gen X … Continue reading Peterborough’s ‘Millennials’ set to inherit £225,031 each in property!

Peterborough’s £276,484,320 “Rentirement” Property Market Time Bomb

Yes, I said ‘rentirement’, not retirement … rentirement and it relates to the 1,722 (and growing) Peterborough people, who don’t own their own Peterborough home but rent their home, privately from a buy to let landlord and who are currently in their 50’s and early to mid-60’s. The truth is that these Peterborough people are … Continue reading Peterborough’s £276,484,320 “Rentirement” Property Market Time Bomb

Peterborough Private Rents Hit £9.59 per sq. foot

As I am sure you are aware, one of the best things about my job as an agent is helping Peterborough landlords with their strategic portfolio management. Gone are the days of making money by buying any old Peterborough property to rent out or sell on. Nowadays, property investment is both an art and science. … Continue reading Peterborough Private Rents Hit £9.59 per sq. foot

Landlords Gas Safety Checks – New Legislation

Gas Safety Checks New Legislation effective from 6th April 2018;  Landlord gas checks will now be allowed up to 2 months ahead of time from the 6th of April to start the process early and have a valid test certificate in place before the old one runs out without affecting the renewal dates. This is … Continue reading Landlords Gas Safety Checks – New Legislation

£567.53pm – The Profit made by every Peterborough Property Owner over the last 20 years

As we go headlong into 2018, I believe UK interest rates will stay low, even with the additional 0.25% increase that is expected in May or June. That rise will add just over £20 to the typical £160,000 tracker mortgage, although with 57.1% of all borrowers on fixed rates, it will probably go undetected by … Continue reading £567.53pm – The Profit made by every Peterborough Property Owner over the last 20 years

With Peterborough Annual Property Values 7.8% Higher, This is My 2018 Forecast

Looking at the newspapers between Christmas and New Year, it seemed that this year’s sport in the column inches was to predict the future of the British housing market. So to go along with that these are my thoughts on the Peterborough property market. With the average 5-year fixed rate mortgage at 1.98% (down from … Continue reading With Peterborough Annual Property Values 7.8% Higher, This is My 2018 Forecast

My thoughts on the future of the Peterborough Buy-To-Let Market

I was recently reading a report by the Home website which suggested that hordes of landlords are selling their buy-to-let investments due to increasing burdens on them in the buy-to-let market. Their findings suggest the number of new properties that came onto the market nationally (for sale) jumped by 11% across the UK as a … Continue reading My thoughts on the future of the Peterborough Buy-To-Let Market

Youngsters unable to buy their first home in Peterborough – Are the Baby Boomers and Landlords to Blame?

Talk to many Peterborough 20 something’s, where home ownership has looked but a vague dream, many of them have been vexatious towards the Baby Boomer generation and their pushover ‘easy go lucky’ walk through life; jealous of their free university education with grants, their eye watering property windfalls, their golden final salary pensions and their … Continue reading Youngsters unable to buy their first home in Peterborough – Are the Baby Boomers and Landlords to Blame?

Peterborough Apartments are 14.2% more affordable than 10 years ago

My research shows that certain types of Peterborough property are more affordable today than before the 2007 credit crunch. Roll the clock back to 2007 just before the credit crunch hit which saw Peterborough property values plummet like a lead balloon and the Peterborough property market had reached a peak with the prices for Peterborough … Continue reading Peterborough Apartments are 14.2% more affordable than 10 years ago

Peterborough Property Market and Hammond’s Budget Promise to Build 300,000 more homes

I miss the good old days of George Osborne as Chancellor, with his hardhat and hi-vis jacket. He must have visited every new home building site in the UK with his trademark attire! For the last few years, the nearest Philip Hammond got to donning a ‘Bob the Builder’ outfit was at his grandchild’s birthday … Continue reading Peterborough Property Market and Hammond’s Budget Promise to Build 300,000 more homes

Peterborough Rents Set to Rise to £740 pm in Next 5 Years

It’s now been a good 12/18 months since annual rental price inflation in Peterborough peaked at 3.3%. Since then we have seen increasingly more humble rent increases. In fact, in certain parts of the Peterborough rental market over the autumn, the rental market saw some slight falls in rents. So, could this be the earliest … Continue reading Peterborough Rents Set to Rise to £740 pm in Next 5 Years

Election Manifesto – The Impact on Private Rental Sector

  TIME TO MAKE A CHOICE – MAKE IT COUNT With the General Election just a week away, you may be wondering exactly what each of the three main political parties are proposing for the Private Rental Sector and how it might affect you if they were to win. To help you gain some clarity, … Continue reading Election Manifesto – The Impact on Private Rental Sector

Government Could Cap Deposits as Well as Ban Tenant Fees

GOVERNMENT COULD CAP DEPOSITS AS WELL AS BAN TENANT FEES With the Government finally announcing its long-awaited consultation on the ban on tenant fees and then deciding to scrap its proposed workshops to consult with the sector as soon as news of a General Election was announced, the industry is understandably all at sixes and … Continue reading Government Could Cap Deposits as Well as Ban Tenant Fees

Energy Performance Regulations – Be Ready For The Change

Prepare early for EPC Regulations changes From April 2018, new laws will make it an offence to let out properties with the worst energy efficiency ratings. The new legislation, brought about by the Department for Energy & Climate Change seeks to ensure that all tenants have the right to live in an energy efficient home. … Continue reading Energy Performance Regulations – Be Ready For The Change

Just Lets – Peterborough Nominated Charity

Just Lets – Peterborough is happy to be working with The Alzeimers Society as its chosen charity. We hope that we will be able to raise awareness of the various forms of Dementia and the support structures that are available for those who have the disease and for those who care for them. We will … Continue reading Just Lets – Peterborough Nominated Charity

National Pet Month – Your Pet, Your Home…Your Responsibility

The 2017 National Pet Month is on the way. This is the 27th annual National Pet Month and runs from 1 April to 1 May 2017. Through this period thousands of people around the United Kingdom will be celebrating life with their pets, spreading the word on responsible pet ownership and/or raising money for their … Continue reading National Pet Month – Your Pet, Your Home…Your Responsibility

Utilities – Can You Afford Not To Change?

Can You Afford Not To Change Supplier? This month sees three of the Big Six energy companies hiking their prices again, and it can only be a matter of time before the other three follow suit. The Lettings Hub has been working behind the scenes, to develop a new Utility Management Service that will help … Continue reading Utilities – Can You Afford Not To Change?

Tenant Fee Ban – What’s It All About

Currently, tenant fees vary considerably between letting agents but typically tenants are charged for professional services such as administration, references, changing contract, inventory checking, contract renewals and chasing of late payments. All of these services are essential to protecting a landlord’s property and to managing the tenancy in a legally compliant way, so removing the … Continue reading Tenant Fee Ban – What’s It All About

Scam Awareness

Scam Awareness Month has been and gone but that does not mean that we should not all continue to be vigilant and mindful of the threats that exist.  We should all be very mindful that sensible precautions will help to keep us safe and, importantly, keep our details and our finances safe and secure.  The … Continue reading Scam Awareness

PETERBOROUGH – Named as a Buy-To-Let HOTSPOT

Those of us on the Lettings front line have, for some time, found that demand for accommodation in the Private Rental Sector (PRS) is consistently outstripping the supply.  Not least of which here in Peterborough City there is a real shortfall of PRS property.  This being the case, it is hard to fathom why there … Continue reading PETERBOROUGH – Named as a Buy-To-Let HOTSPOT

BBQ Wars….Food Safety

The BBQ war is raging.  Do you side with Gas or Charcoal?  Which one do you prefer to use for a sizzling fun-packed eating experience? It doesn’t really matter which side of the BBQ wars you are on…it is a great way to enjoy the outdoors.  Freshly cooked food done in the company of friends and … Continue reading BBQ Wars….Food Safety

Top 5 email scams revealed

90% of e-mails sent worldwide can be regarded as spam; undoubtedly a large proportion of that spam will be scams trying to get your hard earned money. A recent survey has revealed the top five email scams to be aware of this year. Bank scam emails A few pieces of key information may be all the … Continue reading Top 5 email scams revealed

A National Property Register for Phones, Gadgets, Bicycles and more…

IS YOUR PROPERTY REGISTERED? Immobilise is a national property database that allows you to protect your possessions by registering them for free. Any valuables that have a unique serial number, such as mobile phones, can be registered online. These details are searchable by all UK Police Forces and form an extremely powerful tool in helping … Continue reading A National Property Register for Phones, Gadgets, Bicycles and more…