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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

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