Reeds Rains Blog

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

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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The Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act

30 Aug

The Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act

The Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act This Sunday (01 September 2019), the Welsh private rental sector (PRS) will see chang...

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Clock on the wall in a house

27 Aug

Landlord advice: divorce and investment properties

Divorce can be a very messy thing and the more assets you have that need to be divided up, the more complicated it can be.

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Furnished Kitchen

27 Aug

What is the best flooring for a rental property?

As with all aspects of décor in a rental property, you need to balance the look of the flooring with durability and budget, whi...

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Group of people working on laptops and phones

27 Aug

What you should do if your tenant leaves early

There are several situations in which a tenant might leave your property before their tenancy agreement has expired.

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Picture of a door and window to a cottage

27 Aug

Beware: Financing and insurance for investment landlords using Airbnb

If you’re tempted to go and list your property on Airbnb without first speaking to your lender or insurance broker, don’t....

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View of flats up to the sky

27 Aug

Latest legislation proposals from the government

Last year, the Government in England, held consultations on a number of proposals for the housing market, as part of its contin...

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interior design

27 Jun

Tenant focus: how much does the look and feel of a property matter? 

What do tenants expect from a property today?

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fire door

27 Jun

What the Fire Safety Regulations say about fire doors in rented properties

Does your property need a firedoor? If so what are the important features of a fire door?

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