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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

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

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

Inventories

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

Most landlords will ask tenants to sign an inventory at the beginning of a tenancy to record the condition of the property and furnishings, and this will be checked against condition at the end of the term. Sometimes a professional inventory company

Is your tenant sub-letting?

29 April 2016  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

Got the perfect tenant? We all know the definition of the perfect tenant ... one who keeps to himself, makes no noise, asks for no maintenance work and pays the rent on the dot. The perfect tenant? If that’s your tenant, then ninety-nine times

Tenant referencing

22 April 2016  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

Everyone knows how important it is to carry out reference checks on tenants before they move in. So it’s astonishing to find that some landlords still don’t carry out the most basic background checks on a tenant they may have met only onc

WHY USE AN ONLINE ESTATE AGENT?

26 June 2015  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

Selling or renting out a property can be a stressful undertaking and a costly one at that! First there is the hassle of choosing an estate agent who is willing to do the legwork for you and trusting them to find a buyer/tenant who is serious about wh

I Am The Agent Examine Property Market Prospects as Independence Referendum Draws Closer

16 September 2014  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

The Scottish referendum is drawing closer, with the future of the UK hanging in the balance, and now leading estate agents are warning that a vote for independence could mean a drop in house prices on both sides of the Scotland-England border. I Am T

80% of Tenants Indicate Renting is ‘Too Expensive’, says New Poll from Online Property Experts, I Am The Agent

12 September 2014  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

Tenants across the UK are concerned that rental prices are ‘too expensive’, according to a comprehensive survey by the online letting agency I Am The Agent. Around 80% of all respondents to a tenant survey said that they felt renting a pr