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An Insight into the Current Lettings Stock

According to property website Zoopla, renters in the UK are now paying £62 more each month than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic. This price jump takes the average monthly rent in the UK to £969.   However, despite this increase – or maybe the reason for it, the demand for rental properties is soaring […]

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Hello April – An Update from Boothroyd & Co

It only seems like yesterday that the Christmas Tree was coming down and the kitchen cupboards were full of unhealthy food. Mind you, some things never change in my house! But somehow, we’re already a quarter into 2022 – where does the time go? There is a lot of publicity around the housing market at […]

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Easter 2022 Tenant Instructions

With the Easter break upon us I wanted to outline to you our instructions for emergencies over this period. Our office will close at 5.30pm on 14th April and reopen on Tuesday 19th April at 9am. We would ask that any repairs for this period are reported to us via email at Should you […]

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Why Would You Have Your Property Managed?

Why Would You Have Your Rental Property Managed?

Renting out a property can be an excellent source of income and a great little side project. However, depending on your property and your other commitments it can sometimes feel like renting out a property is a full-time job. If it’s vacant then you’ll be losing money so you’ll need to be spending time on […]

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“Once we’ve exchanged, then we’ll be moving” - A Common Misconception

“Once we’ve exchanged, then we’ll be moving” – a Common Misconception

Moving house is a complicated business and has long been known as one of the most stressful life events you can go through. Unfortunately, this is true, because once you’ve found the house of your dreams and it looks like everything’s going according to plan, there could be a number of bumps in the road […]

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It's a Dog's Life!

It’s a Dog’s Life for Tenants With Pets!

Did you know that there are 34 million pets in the UK? According to pet population data from the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association, that’s 12 million cats, 12 million dogs, 3.2 million small mammals such as guinea pigs and hamsters, three million birds, 1.5 million reptiles and another five million aquaria. Last year, the pandemic only […]

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Celebrating Gary Simcox Boothroyd

Celebrating Our Long Serving Team Members – Gary Simcox

At Boothroyd & Co, we pride ourselves on offering our team members careers with longevity. So, it always gives us great pleasure to be able to share news of long serving team members. Fortunately, our team has a lot of members who have been loyal to our business and stayed with us for many years. […]

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Things to ask your estate agent

Top 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Estate Agent

If you’re thinking of selling your property this year, then you’re not alone. It’s anticipated that 22% of homeowners are considering moving home in the next 18 months. That means a lot of houses on the market at any one time, which is great if you’re the one looking. You’ll have a level of choice […]

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Rental Sector Price Increase

Rental Sector Pushes House Prices Up By 80% Over The Last Decade

As anyone watching the property market knows, house prices are increasing. And, according to the latest research from Boomin, the property platform, the total value of the housing market in England has increased by 80% in the last decade – an increase driven predominantly by the value of homes in the rental market. If you’ve […]

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A Christmas Letter

A Christmas Letter From Boothroyd & Co

Another year has passed, and we have persevered successfully despite everything the last twelve months has thrown at us. We will battle on, looking after your properties no matter what happens and what the future may bring. We know we couldn’t do this without our fabulous team, and the continued support and trust that you, […]

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