Emsleys Blog

  • Emsleys' Charity Fun Day for St Gemma's Hospice

    Emsleys' Charity Fun Day for St Gemma's Hospice

    We're hosting a Charity Fun Day for St Gemma's Hospice on Sunday 16 July, 11am-3pm at Colton Cricket Club - save the date! Click on the link to find out more: http://www.emsleys.co.uk/blog/... For more information and updates, follow… Read More

  • Questions to keep in mind when viewing a property

    Questions to keep in mind when viewing a property

    Whether you’re a first time buyer or already on the property market, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment if you think you’ve found your dream home. However, when viewing a property, it’s important to ask as many questions as possible… Read More

  • The importance of keeping an eye on your property

    The importance of keeping an eye on your property

    As a Letting Agent, many landlords come to us saying that their property has been left in a really poor condition at the end of the tenancy and they ask how they could have avoided this happening. After delving deeper into the history of… Read More

  • ​Becoming a landlord

    ​Becoming a landlord

    So, you want to become a landlord? For first time landlords, my earnest advice is to ‘be prepared’! Location is key in lettings as much as it is in selling. Choose a property that suits the market. If the property will be based in… Read More

  • New provisions to the Immigration Act 2016

    New provisions to the Immigration Act 2016

    As of 1 December 2016, new provisions to the Immigration Act have been added. Further to the existing penalty notices, it is now a criminal offence if you knowingly let a property without a Right to Rent check, or as an agent knowingly… Read More

  • Three risks to keep in mind over the festive period

    Three risks to keep in mind over the festive period

    The long winter nights are upon us and this can present many risks for you and your property. Theft Dark nights and the lure of Christmas presents attract burglars. Try to keep gifts out of view and window displays to a minimum,… Read More

  • Avoiding disputes with rental properties

    Avoiding disputes with rental properties

    As a letting agent working for a busy estate agency, I tend to come across the same issues when conducting checks on a rental property or checking a property at the end of a tenancy. For example, with regards to cleaning, I often receive… Read More

  • Referencing – what tenants need to consider

    Referencing – what tenants need to consider

    When renting a property, there are a number of points tenants should consider: Affordability Calculate how much rent you can afford. A general guide is that your income needs to be 30 times the rent (i.e. Rent £500 – Income… Read More

  • Your Property: 30 Seconds in the Limelight

    Your Property: 30 Seconds in the Limelight

    First impressions count, especially when letting your property. Your property is being interviewed by potential tenants and it pays to present it in its best light. Interested parties do not spend very long when… Read More

  • Buying a house? Top tips for finding a conveyancer

    Buying a house? Top tips for finding a conveyancer

    September is one of the busiest times of the year for property sales and with house prices on the increase, this year will be no exception. Buying a property is probably the biggest financial transaction of your life. Choosing the right… Read More

  • Should landlords allow pets in their property?

    Should landlords allow pets in their property?

    A question frequently asked by landlords is whether or not they should allow pets in their property. There are a number of things you ought to consider before making such a decision: Accepting pets can often increase the demand… Read More