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→
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→
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→
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!→
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 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?→
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→
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→
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!
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.
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.
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?→
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%→
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’→
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→
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→
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→
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 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→
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 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→
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?→
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 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→
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→
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→
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…→