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Government Guidance on Moving Home 27/03/20

The Government have released guidance overnight for parties buying or selling private residential homes that they intend to live in. Below is a summary of the relevant points: First and foremost, they want people to stay at home and away from others. The priority has to be people’s health. • They ask that parties involved […]

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Tenant Repairs and Maintenance – Coronavirus

I am writing to update you on our procedure for repairs and maintenance during this period of lockdown. In line with Government direction we have closed our offices but our team remain available on the telephone and via email. We will be keeping any contact between members of the public to an absolute minimum. From […]

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25/03/20 Coronavirus Update

Update from Boothroyd & Co – Coronavirus All staff available and working from home Office physically closed for the time being Working hours 09:00 – 17:30 Monday to Friday Contact us by phone 01926 857244 or by email sales@boothroyd.co.uk or lettings@boothroyd.co.uk We wish everyone well at this difficult time – stay safe. John and Alison […]

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Coronavirus – Boothroyd & Co working

This is the approach we are adopting at Boothroyd & Co. . Open for business . Office manned 09:00 – 17:30 Monday to Friday and 09:00 to 14:00 Saturday . Majority of staff working from home . Restricting physical access to our office . Viewings based on proceedability and vendor/tenant confirmation . Appraisals/valuations being completed […]

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Coronavirus Contingency Plans

Boothroyd and Co Coronavirus Contingency Plans 16th March 2020 I wanted to update you of the steps we have taken at Boothroyd & Co to ensure that we can continue to offer a “business as usual” service to our clients should there be exposure to Coronavirus at our office in Kenilworth As part of our […]

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The Boothroyd Christmas Message 2019

We are approaching Christmas and the end of 2019, one of the most interesting and challenging political years that we have ever experienced due to the proverbial question of “Brexit” and all that it has brought politically, economically and domestically. Perhaps by the third attempt we may finally see the political process achieve what was […]

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Record Rent Rises in June 2019

So, one months on from the introduction of The Tenant Fee Act and already it is playing out as expected. The Association of Residential Letting Agents(ARLA) has reported the highest recorded rise in rents for the month of June 2019.  This information is received from member agents nationwide.  Attached is David Cox statement.  For me, […]

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To be…or not to be a landlord?

Is it me or have landlords experienced a turbulent time of late? Any press coverage the lettings market receives would put into question the sanity of any new landlord looking to buy an investment property at the moment.  But, principally this is a business that requires a longer term outlook rather than looking at it […]

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June 2019 Market Report

The property market in Kenilworth continues to show positive signs with numbers of transactions remaining steady through the month of June and into July. Whilst sales transactions are steady there continues to be stress however on prices.  Rightmove’s most recent Property Price Index suggests an annual increase of just over 2%, down slightly on the […]

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The Tenant Fee Ban has landed!!

So, the fee ban is upon us and how has your agent dealt with the change? Please don’t tell me that your agents have simply written to you telling you they have taken the easy option and increased their management fee to you! If they have then hang on a minute. The law impacts when you are looking for a […]

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