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28th March 2021
allAgents is the UK’s largest customer review website for the property industry. Gallant Richardson are extremely proud to have won the award of ‘Best Overall Agent’ for Colchester five years in a row from 2016 to 2020. Reviews are based on the quality of customer service received from our sales, lettings and property management teams. All […]
28th March 2021
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1st June 2020, and require five-yearly inspections of electrical installations. The new regulations will apply to all new tenancies from the 1st July 2020 and to existing tenancies from the 1st April 2021. Landlords will have to have the electrical installations in […]
28th March 2021
As of the 28th August 2020, the Government have introduced new temporary Covid legislation, which rules that Landlords must provide a minimum of 6 months’ notice to a Tenant, before they can seek possession of the property. New Tenants Where a new tenant is moving into a property, notice cannot be served during the first four […]
28th March 2021
Whilst it is possible to make money by investing in property, and being a landlord should not be hard, it is easy to go wrong along the way. Here are some tips any new landlords may find handy. 1). The Right Property Buying the right property is crucial. Always try to purchase a type of […]
28th March 2021
Spring traditionally is a time when many people turn their thoughts to their home and think about either moving or investing in home improvements. To move or extend is a question people often struggle with. In some situations, simple renovations can add a good amount of value to a property but sometimes it would be […]
28th March 2021
Referencing all potential tenants Obvious yes, but making sure potential tenants are adequately referenced is often overlooked. The best referencing is usually achieved using an independent referencing company. They will check: Current and previous address history. Credit history to identify any past adverse credit. Current employment. Are they permanently employed? Can they afford the rent? […]