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Christmas News letter

Saturday, 21 December 2019

 Happy Christmas to all of my clients and a heartfelt thank you for your continuing support and valued business. We would like to wish you all the best for the festive period and really look forward to seeing you in the new year.    Christmas Opening Hours  The Fentons office will close for the festive period on Tuesday 24th December 2019 and will reopen at 9am on Friday 3rd January 2020. For any Emergency... read more


DEPOSIT NOT LODGED, WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

Monday, 17 June 2019

We recently had a new client come to us for advice following a summons to the First-tier Tribunal. Amongst other Repairing standard issues the landlord had not put the tenants' deposit in the tenancy deposit scheme for over two years.   In a panic, at being summoned for a repairing standard issue, the landlord had quickly lodged the deposit to show the tribunal that they were now complying with all legislation. Their tenant who had been... read more


Enforcement of deposit regulations

Friday, 18 January 2019

Enforcement of deposit regulations 16 January 2019  There is no doubt that the First-tier Tribunal Housing & Property Chamber (FTT) taking over jurisdiction of private rented sector cases from the Sheriff Courts has led to a significant increase in landlords and tenants taking legal action against each other. One area this can be seen very clearly is in the number of cases tenants are bringing against their landlords for failing to comply... read more


Changes to the Repairing Standard

Friday, 18 January 2019

Changes to the Repairing Standard   The government announced last year that following a consultation in the spring of 2017 it would be making changes to the Repairing Standard. This is the standard of repair that all properties in the private rented sector must adhere to. The government has now laid draft legislation before parliament to introduce the following changes: From 1 March 2019 Repairing Standard amended to: – Include a... read more


8 Mistakes to avoid when renting out your home

Thursday, 23 August 2018

8 Common Mistakes To Be Aware Of When Renting Out Your Property   If you’ve got a property that you’re unsure what to do with but don’t want to sell, especially if you’ve inherited it, a great way of using it as a source of extra income can be to rent it out. If the property is located in a highly-desired area, you should be able to demand a fairly high amount of rent.   However, there are a lot of different aspects to renting out... read more


How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Quicker

Friday, 1 September 2017

If you ask someone what’s the biggest debt they have, or want to pay off, most will say it’s their mortgage. It’s something that looms over us for decades. Paying it off early would be amazing, but many feel that being mortgage free quicker is out of their grasp. However, paying it off sooner is much easier than you may think! There are lots of steps you can take towards being mortgage free before your full term, and we’ve gathered a few... read more


Top Home improvements for tenants and Landlords

Friday, 1 September 2017

We have a mixture to share with you, from moving hacks to hats on the wall, here are our favourites! Summer Coastal Kitchen - Sand and Sisal For some summer kitchen inspiration, this blog post from Kim at Sand and Sisal is a must read. She shares images from her coastal inspired kitchen diner that are enough to make you swoon. The light and airy design with blue and bronze accents are stunning, set against beautiful tiling that looks just... read more


10 Home improvement blogs to check out!

Friday, 1 September 2017

10 Home Improvements Blogs You Need to Check Out The internet has a wealth of knowledge from both experts and enthusiasts of all areas, one of them being how to improve your home. Blogs are a great place to follow like-minded people in their journeys and projects, so we decided to put together a list of 10 of our favourite home improvement blogs for you to check out. 1. Young House Love Young couple Sherry and John are the writers of Young... read more


Tips for decorating your teenage sons bedroom.

Friday, 1 September 2017

5 Decorating Ideas for Your Teenage Son's Bedroom Eventually, kids get to an age where they want to feel grown up, be grown up, and be treated like an adult. They start to re-evaluate their possessions and whether they would be deemed ‘babyish’ or not. It is inevitable that they will want their room to reflect their desire to be grown up, and why shouldn’t they? Chances are their bedroom currently sports the design they wanted when they... read more


7 Thing people forget to buy for their first home

Friday, 1 September 2017

Moving into your first home is an exciting and scary time. There’s lots going on, many things you need to finalise and a lot of packing to do! When taking all your possessions to your first home, it’s much easier to think about all the items you do own, rather than what you’re missing. Excluding the bigger more obvious items that you’ll probably think of, such as a sofa or a bed, we’ve gathered a list of useful household items that... read more


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