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Diary of an Award Winning Sales and Letting Agent

Tenants New Rights on Home Efficiency

From April 2016, landlords cannot say ‘no’ to a tenant wishing works to be done on their property to improve their energy efficiency, unless they have valid reason to refuse the request, this could be:

1.If the works being requested would not change the rating of the property.
2.There would be a cost to the landlord.

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Diary of Award Winning Sales and Letting Agent

Sales Stats and News Updates


Interesting stats for the sales property market activity. (according to Zoopla)

BH12- 552 sales in the last 12 months and a total of 33.7% of the BH12 properties have sold in the last five years.

BH13- 261 sales in the last 12 months and a total of 35.3% of the BH13 properties have sold in the last five years.

BH14- 546 sales in the last 12 months and a total of 33.7% of the BH14 properties have sold in the last five years.


All three postcodes have seen a price increase over the last 12 months too. If you would like advice on your current value and a realistic value (not one just to get your instruction), then please contact us.

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Diary of Award Winning Sales and Letting Agent

2016 will, in my humble opinion, be a year to remember . Will it be the death of buy to lets, will it be the year house prices dropped, will it be the year of the least transactions of properties being sold or will it be the year house prices rose significantly?

The conflicting reports on a daily basis, is enough for most people to almost tun off and say ‘talk to me in a couple of months once the dust has settled’.

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Landlords- We Challenge You!

We recently took on a small portfolio of properties due to the landlords wanting an easier life! The couple had looked after their investment for some 20 odd years, but now felt they would like to enjoy their daily living rather than worrying about the latest legalisation and the daily running of their portfolio.

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Property Management

Enjoying the benefits and avoiding the headaches

It should be straight-forward and uncomplicated to rent out a property.

There is clearly a shortage of housing and this situation is only going to get worse and yet being a landlord can mean that you have to be an expert in what is often very unclear legislation.

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Diary of Award Winning Sales and Letting Agent

Stonking- One Word For January

January has been a ‘stonking’ month and before you say ‘is that a word’, it is in the Cambridge dictionary.

We have put more sales in hand in one month than in the last 5 months collectively. Our lettings department broke all records for January move ins for the last 10 years. So yes, I could have said a phenomenal month, a fantastic month, but for some reason, stonking seems to fit.

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Is It Worth It- Being A Landlord?

The government have not been kind to the private investor during 2015 announcing plans to increase stamp duty from the 1st April 2016 by an extra 3% to anyone purchasing a second property. On a £250,000 property this will be an extra £7,500 stamp duty (which you can claim back when you sell the property).

They are also going to be taxing landlords on turnover rather than net profit by taking away the ability to deduct mortgage interest as a tax deduction by 25% each year over the next 4 years, so that by 2020 it will be nil! (Clause 24 of the Finance Act 2015). This will have a serious impact on a lot of landlords.

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Relax and let your Letting Agent take the Strain

Landlords, are you confident enough to manage your property yourself? Unless you have a lot of experience, spare time to attend training courses and have the right access to legal and practical information you could be risking fines and even imprisonment if you get it wrong. In order to protect their investment, all landlords need to be aware of their statutory obligations together with the rights of the tenants living in their property.

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Christmas Property Care List

Once again the Christmas and New Year break is fast approaching and most people cannot understand where the year has gone. There is a last minute rush to get everything organised and in the rush, some important tasks can be forgotten.

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Are you selling your property in 2016?

Have you decided to put your property on the market in the New Year, or perhaps at some point during 2016? You will be one of many with the same thought…get Christmas out of the way, declutter the house, do those odd jobs that need finishing off whilst over the Christmas break and then call in the estate agents.

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Right to Rent

Well, if the 1st October new legislations wasn’t enough to keep you busy as a landlord then keep your wits about you for the see-able future! Right to Rent is officially being rolled out from 1st February 2016.

What is Right to Rent?

Under section 22 of the Immigration Act 2014 a landlord should not authorise an adult to occupy property as their only or main home under a residential tenancy agreement unless the adult is a British citizen, or EEA or Swiss national, or has a ‘Right to Rent’ in the UK. Someone will have the ‘Right to Rent’ in the UK provided they are present lawfully in accordance with immigration laws. Landlords who breach section 22 may be liable for a civil penalty of up to £3000 per tenant and repeated offenders can receive a prison sentence of up to 5 years.

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Diary of Award Winning Sales and Letting Agent Move On

Firstly, a big, massive WELL DONE to all the team at Move On. We won the Dorset Venus ‘Marketing and PR’ Award 2015 and I cannot express how ecstatic as all are. It is fantastic to be recognised for this particular award as one part of our role is to ensure we are marketing your property for either rent or sale properly, and although we think we are pretty good at it, this award tells us we are pretty good at it! A truly fantastic achievement.

Secondly, we have passed the 1st October and all the small print was finally passed for the legislations to become effective. Please make sure you have proof you are providing the 6 essential pieces of paperwork to the tenant, I would suggest itemising them and asking the tenant to sign, agreeing they have been given. If you are unsure of the six pieces of information, then please email me and I will be more than happy to let you know.

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