Allen Residential office re opening

Allen Residential office re opening

Hello there everyone, After a very testing time for us all it looks like life is slowly getting back to some kind of normality. We have been lucky enough as an Industry to have the ability t…

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Refer your landlord and earn £250

Refer your landlord and earn £250

Are you moving out of your rental property??? Refer your landlord (or any landlord!) to Allen Residential and upon a successful let we'll pay you £250! Simple as that. Simply call u…

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Coronavirus rules for viewings when the market reopens

Coronavirus rules for viewings when the market reopens

We are receiving small bits of information as regards to the property market & our ability to show properties for sale when the market returns to action, as follows :- Coronavirus rules r…

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Plumbing in your rental property; dont get caught out!!!

Plumbing in your rental property; dont get caught out!!!

Plumbing in a rental property is one of the key areas that needs to work in order to maintain the quality of life of the tenant. Everything from being warm enough to having a working toilet…

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2020 Property Rules and Regulations: Potential Impacts on landlords

2020 Property Rules and Regulations: Potential Impacts on landlords

This year looks set to offer a sense of continuity for the property industry considering the Conservatives’ election victory in December 2019. Policy changes either set or in motion are …

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How to improve your EPC rating in five easy steps

How to improve your EPC rating in five easy steps

What is the minimum EPC rating for rental properties? It’s only a few months until the MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards) legislation will be enhanced and strengthened to incl…

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ten tips for successfully letting a property

ten tips for successfully letting a property

As a buy-to-let landlord, successfully letting a property is an important step to get right when starting out. If you are unprepared, you could find yourself in a legislative and organisationa…

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Landlords don't go it alone

Landlords don't go it alone

We find ourselves in a situation that none of us would have expected and Government guidelines around property management, rent collection and maintenance during lockdown are constantly changi…

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How to convert a property into an HMO 2020 Update

How to convert a property into an HMO 2020 Update

A house in multiple occupation – commonly known as an HMO – is a property which is rented by three or more tenants who aren’t part of the same household (i.e. a family). M…

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Allen Residential are here for you

Allen Residential are here for you

I am sure the last few days have proved a difficult time for most people and selling a house can seem less important with everything else going on in the world right now. There is a sense of u…

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COVID 19 UPDATE

COVID 19 UPDATE

COVID 19 UPDATE Hello Everyone, Following recent events i have taken the decision to close the Allen Residential office in Paulton. We will all continue to work remotely from home wit…

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As a landlord are you aware of MEES? Do you know what it is? and is your property compliant?? read on to find out more .......

As a landlord are you aware of MEES? Do you know what it is? and is your property compliant?? read on to find out more .......

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) came into force in 2018 and from 1 April 2020, ALL residential rental properties with existing tenants in place must have a minimum Energy Perfor…

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FRESH GOODS FRIDAY!!

FRESH GOODS FRIDAY!!

FRESH GOODS FRIDAY! Here are some of the new properties we are in the process of listing to the market If you are looking to buy somewhere in the near future then you can see we have ple…

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Huge surge in demand for rented property recorded in January

Huge surge in demand for rented property recorded in January

Last month was the busiest on record for letting agent branches as the number of tenants registering for properties increased by 56%. Letting agents say they experienced a record 56% increa…

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House prices return to pre-financial crisis levels

House prices return to pre-financial crisis levels

House prices across English cities have risen above pre-Financial Crisis peaks for the first time since 2007, the latest research has found.  Property in Central London recovered to pr…

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SECTION 24 NEWS

SECTION 24 NEWS

Everybody seems to be talking about mortgage interest relief recently. A lot of people believe this to be just another tax that won’t really impact their bottom line. For those landlords…

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How to Avoid Problems With Boilers and Plumbing in a Rental Property

How to Avoid Problems With Boilers and Plumbing in a Rental Property

Plumbing in a rental property is one of the key areas that needs to work in order to maintain the quality of life of the tenant. Everything from being warm enough to having a working toi…

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ARE YOU LOOKING TO RUN YOUR OWN BUSINESS??

ARE YOU LOOKING TO RUN YOUR OWN BUSINESS??

Are you looking to run your own business? Midsomer beauty salon is for sale & has been es…

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LANDLORDS - APRIL 2020 SECTION 24 TAX CHANGES

LANDLORDS - APRIL 2020 SECTION 24 TAX CHANGES

In April 2020, we’ll be entering the final year of Section 24 tax changes that will see any landlords that own rental properties in their own name losing the benefit of mortgage interest…

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Mandatory five-year electrical safety check regulations to be enforced in England

Mandatory five-year electrical safety check regulations to be enforced in England

The Government has proposed detailed regulations for enforcing mandatory five-year electrical safety checks in the private rented sector from July this year.  The Electrical Safet…

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How to find a reliable removals company

How to find a reliable removals company

Finding a reliable removal company can be a challenge, and tenants often turn to their landlord or letting agent for advice at the end of a tenancy. Providing quality recommendations for tr…

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Who is responsible for unpaid utility bills when a tenancy ends??

Who is responsible for unpaid utility bills when a tenancy ends??

What if your tenant moves out without paying their utility bills or council tax? Does it fall on you as the landlord to pick up the pieces? This is a common question among both landlords an…

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Are you a landlord? do you rent out properties? Are you ready for the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards on 1st April?

Are you a landlord? do you rent out properties? Are you ready for the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards on 1st April?

Are you a landlord? do you rent out properties? Are you ready for the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards on 1st April? The MEES will be tightened even further and will apply to all existing t…

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Section 21 changes: time to prepare for reforms to the eviction system

Section 21 changes: time to prepare for reforms to the eviction system

Some interesting comments from Payprop on the eviction process and upcoming reform changes :- Letting agents are being urged to do more to protect buy-to-let landlords by preparing now for …

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Section 21 to be abolished.... Good news & bad.... changes to the law required

Section 21 to be abolished.... Good news & bad.... changes to the law required

If you are a landlord you may / may not have had to issue a Section 21 notice during your time & if you are a tenant you may / may not have received on. The current law is very antequat…

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What will Brexit mean for house prices?

What will Brexit mean for house prices?

Read more: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2019/12/what-will-brexit-mean-for-house-prices/  

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Agent sells £53m of property within hours of General Election result

Agent sells £53m of property within hours of General Election result

An estate agent in London claims he did £53m of property deals within hours of the Conservative victory in the General Election. Trevor Abrahmsohn, who runs upmarket agency Glentree …

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Nine things you need to remember when you move house

Nine things you need to remember when you move house

Nine things you need to remember when you move house You’ve got the keys, you’re finally in, and now you have a long list of things you need to change. There is so much t…

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Loft conversion rules; what you need to know

Loft conversion rules; what you need to know

Question: I own a ground-floor flat and also own the freehold jointly with my neighbour who has recently expressed an interest in converting the loft space above their flat, to which I have no…

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10-year mortgage rates fall to record low: is now the time to fix for a decade?

10-year mortgage rates fall to record low: is now the time to fix for a decade?

The rates on 10-year fixed-rate mortgages have dropped to the lowest on record, but is it ever a good idea to lock your deal in for a decade? Lenders are increasingly looking to tempt homebuye…

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How to decide if an area is right for you

How to decide if an area is right for you

Hoping to buy or rent a property in a new area, but unsure if it’s the right location for you? Here’s our look at the things you need to consider...   Many people mov…

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Types of house surveys for buyers

Types of house surveys for buyers

Before you can buy a property, it needs to be valued and in some cases, physically surveyed. We’ll explain what a property survey is and the different types in this guide.  …

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TOP TIPS ON CHOOSING THE RIGHT LETTING AGENT FOR YOU

TOP TIPS ON CHOOSING THE RIGHT LETTING AGENT FOR YOU

  Whether you’ve got a single rental property or a large portfolio the experience and expertise of a letting agent can be invaluable. From finding tenants to running the tenancy,…

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NEW COMMERCAL PROPERTY F0R RENTAL - COMING SOON!

NEW COMMERCAL PROPERTY F0R RENTAL - COMING SOON!

COMING SOON! A 2400 sq ft commercial unit in Chilcompton available for rental on a quite Industrial site with plenty of parking. Rental is set at £18,000 per annum. Please contact J…

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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY???

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY???

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY? Then this could be just the property for you :- https://www.allen-residential.co.uk/properties/12538090/sales  A Freehold building t…

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New Government, new era for stamp duty?

New Government, new era for stamp duty?

Increase the stamp duty threshold to £500,000 While campaigning to be leader of the Conservative Party, Johnson announced he was considering increasing the threshold at which stamp d…

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Top tips on staging your home

Top tips on staging your home

Traditionally beige is the ‘recommended colour’ if you want to give your house ‘blank canvas’ appeal to a potential purchaser.     Staging, is prep…

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How important is digital marketing when selling or letting your home?

How important is digital marketing when selling or letting your home?

Whether you’re buying, selling, letting or renting, these days the chances are your property search will start from the comfort of your home, whether that’s on your desktop, tablet…

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Maximising the Value of your Home.

Maximising the Value of your Home.

We have compiled some tips on maximising the value of your home.  First Impressions Count Creating kerb appeal is really important.  Take a look at your property from the front…

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