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Amersham's Got Talent
Date: 23/6/17 Category: Hinch Highlights

We're thrilled to announce that we will be supporting and taking part in a new local talent show that has been put together by our friends at The Chiltern Chamber. The Chiltern Chamber has teamed up with a number of local businesses across Amersham to put together an event that is sure to be a...

The Queen's Speech
Date: 22/6/17 Category: UK News

What’s The Story? Marking the start of the Parliamentary year, the Queen’s speech which takes place in the House of Lords every year (except in 2011 when it was cancelled) set out all the laws that the Government will be looking to get approved for the coming year. "For Over 500 Years this...

Date: 21/6/17 Category: Inventory Services, Property Inventories

With dispute situations on the rise due to an increase of rent savvy tenants, the need for a solid body of evidence to support your claim is now more important than ever. In fact, it can even end up saving Landlords from losing £1000’s due to damages caused by tenants. One of the strongest...

Advice for taking smart meter readings

Taking meter readings when carrying out property inventory reports, check ins, outs and interim property visits is an imperative aspect that is required to be recorded during these inspections. With the introduction of smart meters, we are finding people coming up against meters that require a...

Date: 30/5/17 Category: Inventory Services, Landlord Advice, Tenancy Tips

Typically, an inventory will be organised for a property by the Landlord or Letting Agent managing the property before the start of a new tenancy. This process will not involve the tenant(s) who will be moving into the property as it is very important that an Inventory Report is compiled while no...

Date: 16/5/17 Category: Landlord Advice, Lettings News

This infographic takes a look at whether or not Landlords will stick with their current Letting Agent due to the proposed fees ban. So, who will stay and who will look elsewhere? If you would like a copy for yourself, please use the following link to download our PDF Version: Where Will All...

ARLA Fees Ban Campaign
Date: 5/5/17 Category: Housing White Paper, Lettings News

  What’s The Story? In the continuous battle to ensure the changes to letting fees are carried out in a fair and more positive manner, ARLA, have been at the forefront of negotiating how the fees ban can be approached in different ways. Although it appears the government...

Fair Wear and tair
Date: 10/4/17 Category: Landlord Advice, Tenancy Tips

What is Fair Wear and Tear? It’s a question that anyone involved with the property industry will hear on a near daily basis; however, for a question asked so much, there is very little in terms of a clear answer. This can be the case with something that is affected by opinion, however, there...

Banning letting agent fees paid by tenants
Date: 7/4/17 Category: Landlord Advice, Lettings News

What’s The Update? The banning letting agent fees paid by tenants, a consultation paper was released today (7th April) from the Government. What is it? Essentially, this consultation paper consists of; a current overview of the rental sector and how present procedures, practices and...

Changes to procedures and penalties for landlords
Date: 31/3/17 Category: Landlord Advice, Lettings News

It has been confirmed that the Government will be implementing new procedures and penalties that will apply to Landlords across England as of the 6th April These new developments include changes to the processes involved in fining or prosecuting Landlords for not complying with the rules and...

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