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What to look for on viewings: Tenant Tip 4

28 June 2016  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

When you find a flat in the right area and at the right rent that you really love, take a minute or two to check a few things before making an offer for it. Most importantly, ask yourself if it feels secure. There might be access from rear gardens an

What will happen to the property market post-Brexit?

24 June 2016  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

There was plenty of speculation about how the property market would be affected by a Leave vote in the lead up to the Brexit referendum. The outcome of the vote seems to have taken our political leaders by surprise and has led to David Cameron’

To Share or Not to Share: Tip 3

21 June 2016  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

It’s great fun to share a flat with friends or even to move in with a partner for the first time, but before you launch in you need to think carefully about whether you really want to live with them. You will have to put up with them on a daily

Be prepared: Tip 2

14 June 2016  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

You often need to move pretty fast to land the property you want. You should ideally start your search about six to eight weeks before your projected move-in date. In addition to searching property websites for homes that are already on the market, y

Viewing a Property: Tip 1

07 June 2016  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

Make sure you check out the area thoroughly. You want to know who your neighbours are before you move in. The local kebab shop three doors down will be obvious, but the rowdy nightclub with the discreet door might not be apparent until things hot up

TENANTS BE SURE!

31 May 2016  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

I Am The Agent want to keep our tenants safe! Please do not sign the tenancy agreement unless you are 100% certain you want to rent the property as it’s binding! There is not usually 'cooling off' period as there is in a purchase contract or lo

Avoiding ‘landlord’ scams

25 May 2016  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

There are quite a few scams around where ‘landlords’ advertise a property that isn’t theirs, take a deposit and disappear. We have covered this briefly before, but the details of the scam are always worth repeating. The basics of th

Clean up after yourself

16 May 2016  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

Every tenant wants their deposit back (or as much of it as possible) at the end of the tenancy. Landlords will make a deduction from the deposit to pay for cleaning if it is not up to scratch, so if you leave the property in a pristine condition you

Stamp Duty – worrying news about new rules affecting stake in part-owned property

12 May 2016  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

I Am the Agent, the UK’s largest online estate agency, has discovered some very worrying news about the new stamp duty rules and how they might affect couples, for example in the situation where one wants to buy the other’s share in a joi

Tenants' Tip - EPC Certificates

10 May 2016  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

EPCs are generally considered to be pretty boring and are only obtained so the landlord can tick a legal box. However, at I Am the Agent we want to give our tenants a little tip, if you are a tenant it’s always a good idea to check the EPC out.