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sell your home
  • Date : 12-04-2018

I recently talked about landlords and agents safeguarding tenancy deposits to ensure that each Assured Shorthold Tenancy is legally compliant. Ensuring a deposit is secured is also comforting for the tenant, as it gives them backing, should a landlord/agent not offer adequate reason for withholding some – or all – of a deposit at the […]

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appliance safety
  • Date : 19-03-2018

Are you switched on to appliance safety? The Government have recently announced that they are going to establish an Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) and it’s brought appliance safety to the forefront, with manufacturers coming under scrutiny in the news. The safety of millions of household products was brought into question following the […]

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epc
  • Date : 06-02-2018

Let’s face it, energy bills can be costly. Nobody wants to rent or own a property that lands them with extortionate energy bills on a monthly basis. As of April 1st this year, the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rules are changing and, if you are a landlord, you need to make sure your property complies. […]

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propert inspections
  • Date : 29-01-2018

Having a rental property can add some extra and provide long term financial stability. Unfortunately, you can’t just by a property and then sit back and reap the rewards; you have to do some leg work, particularly if you have decided to manage the property yourself as opposed to using a managing agent. Most landlords, […]

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tax
  • Date : 12-12-2017

As the boy scouts say, you need to be prepared. Why? Because way back when in 2015, the Conservative’s announced that higher rate or additional rate taxpayer landlords would no longer be able to deduct mortgage interest from their rental income. I know. As if landlords aren’t faced with enough red tape as it is. […]

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landlord
  • Date : 04-12-2017

Becoming a landlord and renting out property is not a decision that should be taken lightly. If you are unprepared, you may encounter many problems. So, before you take the plunge, it is extremely important to ensure that you have a sound understanding of your responsibilities as a landlord. To help you decide if it’s […]

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propert inspections
  • Date : 07-11-2017

Let’s face facts: a good tenant can be hard to come by. We’ve all heard or read the horror stories and some of us here at Bluestone Sales and Lettings have experienced them first hand at some point during our career. You know the ones… the tenants that don’t pay the rent, or they trash […]

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  • Date : 18-09-2017

Over the years, the property industry has been faced with a lot of regulations. Each has been met with different opinions, some have worked and others haven’t. I’m not going to open a can of worms and start a debate on the good, the bad and the ugly; we’d be here for weeks! However, I […]

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  • Date : 11-07-2016

Letting your property is often a fantastic opportunity for Landlords to earn some extra income, however to ensure that this does not turn into a disaster there are some certain procedures that our Newport Estate Agents follow to prevent this from happening. Everyone who applies for a property with us will get their offer put […]

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newport estate agents
  • Date : 13-06-2016

Buying to let in the property market can lead to a prosperous future when you do it properly! Our Newport Estate Agent have put together some top tips that will allow you to get the most out of your Buy to Let investment. Make sure your figures are right from the start. Before signing the […]

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