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Our Lettings Experts: Amelia Gouge, Clients Accounts Department
Our Lettings Experts: Amelia Gouge, Clients Accounts Department

by Your Move

In the latest in our series of blogs which highlight the important role of our central team of lettings experts, we talk to Amelia Gouge – Cashier in our dedicated Clients Accounts Department. 

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Three things you need to know about Brexit
Three things you need to know about Brexit

by Your Move

Three things you need to know about Brexit

On the 23rd June 2016, we voted to leave the European Union – a big surprise for most of the UK!

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Rent protection insurance – to take or not to take…
Rent protection insurance – to take or not to take…

by Your Move

Looking at the figures, it’s highly unlikely your tenant will stop paying their rent, especially if we’ve referenced them at Your Move. 

Our tenant tracker showed that in Q1 2016, 86,200 tenants were more than two months behind with their rent – that’s just 4% of let homes. 

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5 reasons why full management is worth considering
5 reasons why full management is worth considering

by Your Move

There are three ways you can let and manage a property:

Handle everything yourself, engage an agent to find a tenant for you, or have an agent handle everything for you. This is the ‘hands off’ option, where the agent manages the entire letting and management process from start to finish. 

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Tax: How could the mortgage interest relief changes affect landlords?
Tax: How could the mortgage interest relief changes affect landlords?

by Your Move

Now that we’re in a new tax year, it’s the start of new tax rules and a new accounting regime for landlords. Dubbed the ‘tenant tax’, this new legislation means, even though you’re running a business, you won’t be able to deduct all your costs from your rental income any more. 

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Our Lettings Experts: Marie Collings, Contractor Management
Our Lettings Experts: Marie Collings, Contractor Management

by Press Office

I am the Senior on the Contractor Management Team based at the Property Management Centre in Southampton. I have worked for Your Move for almost four years and for three years worked on the Renewals Team so feel I have a strong understanding of the challenges that landlords and tenants can face.  
 

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Lack of supply leading to rental price rises in Edinburgh
Lack of supply leading to rental price rises in Edinburgh

by Press Office

In its latest Scottish Buy to Let Index Your Move has reported that Edinburgh and the Lothians are continuing to record the highest rents in Scotland with rents in April standing at £655 – 0.6% higher than in March and 2% higher than the same time last year.

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The rental market continues to be stable – with growth moving away from the capital
The rental market continues to be stable – with growth moving away from the capital

by Press Office

This month Your Move is reporting that average rents in England and Wales in April stood at £804 – with Wales and the East of England showing the fastest growth  and rents in London falling for the fifth month in succession. 

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Make your own avocado toast - plus 4 other tips for securing your first mortgage
Make your own avocado toast - plus 4 other tips for securing your first mortgage

by Your Move

Australian millionaire Tim Gurner recently advised prospective first time buyers to stop buying avocado toast and put the money towards a deposit instead.

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Accessing a tenanted property – what are your rights as a Landlord?
Accessing a tenanted property – what are your rights as a Landlord?

by Your Move

A common query for any landlord is their right to access their property once it has been let – especially as you are legally obliged to maintain the buildings and provide a decent standard of accommodation. The tenant has the right to live there free from ‘excessive demands’ for access, so respecting their privacy and trying to accommodate their schedule will help keep thing...

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