Latest News from Alex Clark Lettings Gloucester

The Pros And Cons Of Becoming A Landlord

17th July 2017

Whilst we work with hundreds of landlords across the Gloucestershire region, we are very aware that not everyone is cut out to be a landlord and in fact, for some, the potential pitfalls often do deter many prospective landlords from ever fulfilling their Buy To Let dream.

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5 Simple Things To Keep Your Rental Property Secure

3rd July 2017

The days of communities and villages leaving their doors unlocked and windows open are sadly all but over in most parts of the world, and whilst this might be sad reflection on the world we live in today, it is fact that security is now more important than it ever was before when it comes to your property.

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Why The Spring And Summer Are Great Times To Let Your Property

16th May 2017

Like many things that we buy or rent, there are often times of the year when you tend to see more activity than others, and when it comes to property, we tend to find that the Spring and Summer are two of the busiest times that most estate agents and letting agents will tend to experience in terms of enquiries and actual placements.

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Renting To Tenants with Pets – The Pros and Cons

5th April 2017

When it comes to renting out a property, there’s one big concern you need to weigh up the pros and cons on. Whether or not you allow pets in your property makes a huge difference to the number of people you can rent to, but can prove costly and a hassle if you’re unlucky. It really depends on your property type, and what kind of tenant you’re looking to attract. 

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Dealing With Condensation In Your Rental Property

20th March 2017

For many people condensation can be a real problem, as if the property has a large amount of condensation and is uncontrolled, then this can lead to ongoing issues for both the occupant’s health, and the actual property itself, as it can lead to dampness and mould, both of which are less than ideal for anyone living in the property.

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Getting The Right Property To Rent In Gloucester

17th February 2017

The demand for rental property in Gloucester and the county of Gloucestershire has seen a huge rise over the past 5 years, in line with the general demand for rental property across the country. With more people now looking to rent, either long term or as a short-term solution before jumping onto the property ladder with an owned property, the need to find the right property has never been so important.

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A Quick Guide To Finding The Right Rental Property In Cheltenham

1st August 2016

If you are considering moving to a new rental property in Cheltenham, or maybe you are looking to make the move for the first time and move into a property for rent, then you will probably already know that not only is this a big decision to be making, but that the process for finding the property that you want to spend the next few years in is never going to be as easy as you think.

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How To Rent Out Your Property Successfully

3rd March 2016

If you are looking to rent your property out then it is crucial to make sure that you are going to achieve the best possible price and of course attract the best possible tenants, therefore it is really important to make sure that you know how to rent out your property successfully, rather than getting a quick fix and regretting the move in months to come.

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Why Should Landlords Use A Lettings Agent For Their Properties

25th February 2016

Being a landlord is so demanding, there's no getting away from that fact. When you don't have any help and you have to manage all the responsibilities associated with the position, it can be a nightmare getting everything done right, and keeping it legal as well. This is particularly the case when you're a new landlord who may not have experience of the various challenges that come with renting a home out. 

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Legionella Risk Assessment

8th July 2015

The law has changed recently and Landlords are now required to undertake a Legionella Risk Assessment of their property. This is to identify any potential risk and implement actions to eliminate/manage any risk to their tenants. 

This sounds all very scary and may be alien to some of you but the Health and Safety Executive have a wealth of information/guidance on their website. 

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Mandatory Licensing Regime

27th May 2015

Prime minister David Cameron is set to introduce a mandatory licensing regime of private landlords.

What is being described as a bombshell is outlined in a speech Cameron gave yesterday on immigration.

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