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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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New Government Guide How to sell a home and How to buy a home

Just published May 2019 – useful information for everybody. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/799884/How_to_sell_guide.pdf https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/799883/How_to_buy_guide.pdf

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Easter 2019 Opening Hours

Good Friday 19th April Closed Saturday 20th April Open 09:00 to 14:00 Easter Sunday 21st April Closed Easter Monday 22nd April Closed

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Boothroyd and Company secure Regional Lettings Award

Yet again Caroline Jones and her team at Boothroyd and Company in Kenilworth have secured a coveted Regional Award from the prestigious British Property Awards this week. Having recently received Gold Award for Kenilworth the team were, unknowingly, entered into the Regional Award for Warwickshire and Staffordshire and secured the Bronze Award for their service.  […]

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So landlords…what’s your agent’s plan for the ban?

With the Tenant Fee Ban looming large on the horizon I think agents adopting a “who blinks first approach” is going to leave an awful lot of landlords exposed to voids at a time of falling rents and increasing stock. Our approach at Boothroyd and Company has been one of engagement with clients and having […]

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The Devil is in the Detail!

So, we’ve arrived in 2019 and Christmas is but a distant memory. However my sales team and I worked tirelessly in the run up to the festivities, and, dare I say those long hours are delivering results already for our clients leading to more viewings and resulting in 38% of all the sales in Kenilworth […]

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Tenant Fee Ban to commence on 1st June 2019

It was confirmed last week that the anticipated Tenant Fee Ban had passed its final reading in the House of Commons. It will pass into law on 1st June 2019. The reason for the two month delay is to allow time for those Letting Agents who do not have Client Money Protection to put their […]

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