Emsleys Blog

  • Popular online estate agent exposed

    Popular online estate agent exposed

    Last night the BBC series Watchdog exposed online estate agent Purplebricks’ misleading claims. The programme revealed that six Purplebricks adverts have been banned by the ASA in the last 18 months as they were “likely to mislead”.… Read More

  • Pest Control: Ants

    Pest Control: Ants

    At this time of the year, many of us see ants in the garden and in the house; this is especially true if you have a large garden or are lucky enough to have open fields behind your home. It is worth keeping in mind that whilst ants can be a… Read More

  • Home movers’ guide: Make sure you don’t forget…

    Home movers’ guide: Make sure you don’t forget…

    Moving house is an exciting time, but it can also be a very busy time, so you may be concerned about forgetting something important. Whether you’re a first time buyer moving into your first home or you’re already a homeowner and you’re… Read More

  • Tips for securing a tenancy renewal

    Tips for securing a tenancy renewal

    With increasingly high competition for new tenants in the rental property market, it is becoming more important than ever that landlords retain good tenants. If your tenant pays the rent on time, has a good credit score and is… Read More

  • The pros and cons of ‘online’ estate agents

    The pros and cons of ‘online’ estate agents

    The rise of ‘online’ estate agents means sellers have even more choice when it comes to selling their home. The general consensus tends to be that online agents are cheaper than traditional estate agents – but is it really as simple as… Read More

  • 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,… 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