The West Sussex Property Blog
A blog about West Sussex property matters created to keep our customers and the public up to date with the every day changes and ups and downs of the property market.
As a market leader in the area with years of experience we believe we are well placed to advise customers on the best possible route to sell, buy or rent their property. This blog will hopefully be interesting and at times amusing but most importantly informative. Enjoy...
Posted on 15 November 2017 by Angie BlundenThe colder months present a series of significant risks to rental properties, all of which could lead to costly problems. If you have an empty property then you need to look at your heating first; do you need to drain the system down or just get the heating on? By taking some time to check over your property now, you can help to ensure a relaxing, disaster-free winter. We’ve a handy checklist here for you and please contact us for help and advice on 01903 744166
Posted on 20 January 2016 by Angie BlundenDid you know your obligations as a landlord include checking if your tenant can legally rent your property? This new requirement introduced by the Government is coming into force for all new tenancies starting from 1st February.
Posted on 19 January 2016 by Angie BlundenThe Government has recently passed legislation called the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015. This is aimed at making it easier for tenants to rent more energy efficient properties. With effect from 1 October 2016 all private rented properties must have a minimum EPC of Band E. If the property does not meet this minimum requirement then landlords cannot start a new tenancy without making energy improvements.
Posted on 21 September 2015 by Angie BlundenDo you know your obligations as a landlord? The world is currently a fast changing one if you are a UK landlord with new legislation and regulations being introduced by the Government thick and fast. The most recent change, confirmed this month relates to smoke and carbon monoxide alarms as The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations have finally been passed in Parliament.
Posted on 21 September 2015 by Angie BlundenHot on the heels of the legislation regarding Section 21 changes and smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in rental properties is the Immigration Act 2014. This sets out requirements for landlords to check their tenants and people occupying their properties have a ‘right to rent’.
Posted on 17 February 2015 by Angie BlundenInventories are a key part of any lettings procedure. With one, you have a documented schedule of condition of your property before any tenant moves in. Without, you could have a hard time justifying any deductions from the deposit if damage occurs. In the current lettings market, the list of reasons for having an inventory are endless.
Posted on 9 September 2014 by Angie BlundenBack to school for the Horsham rental market - Traditionally the property market quietens down over the summer period whilst the children are off school and families take their summer holidays. Despite this, during August a total of 46 rental properties became available in the Horsham area, and here at Guy Leonard & Co we saw the demand for 2 - 3 bedroom rental properties at its highest since the month of February this year.