Landlord tips

Rents reach fastest monthly increase

Rents continue to rise across the country as average residential rates surpassed £800 for the first time in July.  This happened in conjunction with the fastest monthly rise in rents since records started six years ago. The increasingly lopsided supply-demand in the rental market is causing the average rental prices to soar.  The average rent increased across England and Wales was […]

A Licence to Bill - The Impoverished Middle Class.

As much as I understand the benefits and desire to see privately rented property maintained to a standard all tenants can be assured on, the implications of landlord licensing dwell dourly for the middle class with the recovering private rental sector. A selection of county councils are implementing ‘Landlord Licensing Fees’ in order to maintain good property management and to […]

Prepare for Property Dating Sites! (Rate My Tenant)

With private renting becoming ever more costly for landlords, the desire to protect their assets must be at the forefront of any frugal investor and in the words of the philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist George Santayana, ‘Those who cannot learn from history, are doomed to repeat it’. Therefore, as with the hospitality market, the emergence of a raft of […]

Award-Winning Service Continues!

After being shortlisted in 2013, HomeXperts were proud to accept the Bronze award for ‘Best Franchise Lettings Agency 2014’*. Accepting this award serves as acknowledgement that the consumer-centric business model HomeXperts company is built on, is a platform for sustainable success. Having achieved the Silver award last year for ‘Best Estate Agency Franchise 2013’*, this continued success is testament to […]

The practice of flattering a potential vendor with a far to ambitious price is unfortunately all too common. Some agency valuers are targeted on the amount of new properties they put on the market and are paid bonuses based on these targets. The easiest way for an estate agency valuer to win a seller’s business is simply to suggest a […]