Reeds Rains Blog

The Reeds Rains blog is a place for us to share property news, and informative articles.

Property

13 Feb

Tenant perspective: Zero deposits

The Zero Deposit Guarantee (ZDG) is a guarantee for landlords, taken out by tenants, that means they don’t have to find four to...

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Property

13 Feb

Repair or Replace? Boilers

When you’re budgeting for maintenance, boilers are one of the bigger costs. The big question is do you replace or repair?

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Property

13 Feb

Key laws you need ‘to know’ when letting a flat

With so many different ways of letting property, we thought it would be useful to explain each month some key laws you need to ...

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Property

13 Feb

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) came into force in April last year, making it illegal to let or renew the tenancy on...

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Property

13 Feb

Top five landlord fines to watch out for

As lettings legislation has continued to tighten, so the penalties imposed on landlords and agents has increased

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Property

13 Feb

How do you know if you are on the ‘right’ Buy to Let mortgage deal?

With hundreds of Buy to Let mortgages available, it’s not always easy to work out whether you’re on the ‘right’ deal....

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Property

13 Feb

The latest property price and rental news

Based on our recent market updates, average annual house price growth stood at just 0.9%, the lowest year-on-year increase sinc...

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Blue door to a property

23 Jan

What happens if your letting agent isn't covered by Client Money Protection?

Would you book a holiday that wasn’t protected? Would you refuse an extended warranty on an expensive appliance? In the same wa...

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Our Top 5 homes that will make you want to downsize

17 Jan

Our Top 5 homes that will make you want to downsize

Are you considering moving into a smaller home? Downsizing doesn't mean you have to compromise, from cosy cottages to beautiful...

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Tub Chair

17 Jan

5 design tips for creating the perfect living room

Our friends at Sloane & Sons are are giving you a chance to add a stylish chair to your living room. Enter the competition to w...

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buy to let property

11 Jan

What Landlords need to know about damp, mould and condensation

Most rented properties suffer from damp at some point and, as a landlord, it’s something you really need to keep on top of. Whi...

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buy to let property

18 Dec

How can I increase the income from my property?

With tax changes starting to hit some landlord’s profits and a continuous raft of legal changes, often requiring additional inv...

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