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Tips for Landlords

An interesting and informative series of short articles providing expert opinion, commentary and advice on letting a property.

    Friday, 30 November 2018 - 1:38pm
    Here at Nock Deighton we know how valuable floor plans are when it comes to letting property - so we have decided to incorporate this information for all rental properties as standard. Floor plans are being increasingly recognised as a vital aid for...
    Friday, 16 February 2018 - 9:56am
    If you are a landlord with property which may not be the most energy-efficient, new rules being introduced in April could give you a shock.   The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard, or MEES as it is known, will make it illegal for anyone to let property...
    Tuesday, 14 November 2017 - 10:23am
    The Government is inviting people to have their say on new legislation which will have a major impact on landlords, tenants and letting agents.   The biggest element of this legislation is the proposed ban on tenant fees, which will prevent letting...
    Monday, 15 May 2017 - 12:28pm
    A consultation into a new licensing scheme for landlords in Telford has been delayed until after the General Election - but people can still have their say. We are backing a campaign by the Wrekin Landlords Association to scrap the planned £...
    Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 9:32am
    The Government has announced that Client Money Protection (CMP) will be mandatory for all lettings agents across England. Dawn Clarke, director of lettings and property management at Nock Deighton, who is also the regional spokesperson for ARLA (...
    Monday, 20 March 2017 - 9:49am
    Every property for rent in England and Wales must have a minimum EPC rating of E from April 2018, otherwise the landlord could be open to enforcement action. The rules apply to domestic and non-domestic properties, and the Government has just issued...
    Friday, 20 January 2017 - 9:15am
    The Council of Mortgage Lenders has just undertaken the largest-ever survey of landlords, and the lettings and property management team at Nock Deighton have been sifting through the results. Dawn Clarke, director of lettings and property management at...
    Friday, 28 October 2016 - 2:28pm
    As a landlord, having access to good tradespeople is a must - but if you are new to property management, how do you go about finding someone you can rely on? Dawn Clarke, director of lettings and property management here at Nock Deighton, has more than...
    Thursday, 15 September 2016 - 11:02am
    Whether you are a first-time landlord or have been in the lettings industry for years, choosing the right tenant is always a tricky task. In fact, how to find a good tenant is one of the questions we are asked the most by prospective landlords,...
    Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 2:47pm
    As we bask in the long, hot summer days (we wish!), many of us will spend a lot of time in our gardens. But who’s responsibility is it to keep a garden in good order when the property is rented - the landlord or the tenant? Dawn Clarke, director of...

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