Reeds Rains Blog

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

Mum touching noses with little girl

12 Dec

Tenant perspective: Has the fee ban been helpful to tenants?

The ban on charging tenants fees for administering their let came into force for new tenancies in England on 1st June this year...

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Two semi detached houses

12 Dec

Maintenance focus: The roof

Most pitched roofs are tiled, with natural slate being the most durable, lasting around 100 years. Man-made slate, clay or conc...

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12 Dec

The legal changes to expect and plan for in 2020

As has been the case for each of the past few years, there are once again a number of legislative changes to prepare for in the...

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12 Dec

The Fifth Money Laundering Directive - how will this affect landlords from 10 January 2020?

On the 10 January The Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) takes effect in the UK.  This will make changes to the UK anti mo...

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Front of a stone built house with closed blue door

25 Nov

What to do if your tenant ignores you

There are certain times and circumstances in which you or your managing agent will need to contact the tenant in your property.

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25 Nov

Decorating your Buy to Let property

Decorating is an important consideration for landlords. As agents, we see a lot of different properties and it will come as no ...

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25 Nov

10 great Buy to Let tax tips

Property tax is a complicated business. A lot depends on how you own, let and manage the property; when and how you choose to t...

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Lady in the window typing on a laptop

25 Nov

What you need to know about the proposed abolition of Section 21

Back in April this year, following a consultation on overcoming the barriers to longer tenancies in the Private Rented Sector, ...

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Top 10 things to know about the new MEES rules

15 Oct

Top 10 things to know about the new MEES rules

On 1st April 2018, Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) came into force in England and Wales, making it illegal to let or...

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Couple looking at a fireplace

15 Oct

Property renovations: what you need to know about finance and insurance

While some people have an amount of their own capital to invest in a major renovation, sometimes it is worth securing finance v...

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Couple on the sofa in front of a fireplace

14 Oct

Insulating your property: materials, cost and time

If a property is not insulated, it can lose around a quarter of its heat through the roof and around a third through the walls.

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Moving in with a partner? Should you sell or let your property?

14 Oct

Moving in with a partner? Should you sell or let your property?

If you’re moving in with your partner and you both own a property, you may be trying to decide between selling up and keeping h...

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