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What will life be like post-lockdown?

We’ve learnt a lot of things during this time and hopefully we will carry some of them with us when normality resumes. Here are a few things that we think are important to remember. 1. Staying connected We’ve learn the importance of being in company. We will never take for granted meeting a friend for coffee or going to see …

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Support Local, Support Independent

Our top 5 independent cafes that we’ll definitely be brunching at after lockdown. With the news that our favourite coffee shops, restaurants & bars will be opening again in July – we couldn’t stop thinking about all the places we will be paying a visit in Manchester city centre. Take a look at our top 5… 1. Siop Shop A …

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Virtual Viewings

Searching for a property mid-lockdown? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re offering Virtual Viewings for all of our properties. Simply receive the requested property video viewing, have a phone call or video call with our dedicated team as they talk you through the property, then ask any questions & proceed with the application process online. Social distancing doesn’t mean …

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Did somebody say, property podcast?

Our Managing Director, Samantha Hay, has been busy with a brand new project! Introducing – The Brick Slayers Podcast. Sam will be posting monthly podcasts where she will be interviewing professionals in the property industry to discuss their story. You will be able to gain insider knowledge into the life of an entrepreneur, ask questions directly to the influential figures …

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NEW Electrical Safety Regulations

The government has now made it law that landlords must have electrical safety certificates for all of their rental properties. As of July 2020, any new tenancies must all have an electrical safety certificate for the property before the tenancy commences and for all current tenancies. This means that all currently rented properties must have an electrical safety certificate completed …

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Build-to-Rent continues to dominate in Northwest

Low entry costs and flexible lifestyles bring renters into BTR Build to Rent continues to dominate the rental property market in our region. Last week, the Northwest Insider event looked at issues around housing supply and demand. Life by Ringley MD Sam Hay was there, so for those of you who are interested, here are a few of the key …

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An essential guide to The Tenant Fee Ban

As of June 1st, landlords and letting agents will not be able to charge any upfront fees for facilitating the granting, renewal, continuation or termination of a tenancy. This guide is essential for all landlords as it helps you to further understand the changes in the law that could impact on your rental property and could even save you from …

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Abolishing the section 21, are you up to date?

On April the 15th, the government announced they were going to abolish the Section 21 notice. The reason for this was going to be to stop landlords being able to remove tenants from properties with simply eight weeks’ notice and no reason was given. Now, what they proposed, is they’re actually going to tighten up the Section 8 notice, and …

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Government announces; section 21’s set to be axed for UK landlords.

The government has decided to take action and abolish Landlords ability to serve a section 21 notice. This has come in light of many claims from various tenant support groups, suggesting that 46% of tenants received a notice to leave the property within 6 months. Removal of the section 21 could cause landlords to leave the already struggling property market …

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