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New Government Measures for Client Money Protection (CMP)

17th April 2017 Simon Holland

Letting agents celebrate new protection for landlords and tenants! Jacob’s Ladder Property Consultancy Ltd supports new Government measures on Client Money Protection! At the end of March 2017, the UK Government announced that it intends to make Client Money Protection (CMP) mandatory for all letting agents. SAFEagent has campaigned for the last six years for Continue Reading…

NEWSFLASH: Jacob’s Ladder partners with the Zoopla Property Group! (ZPG)

3rd April 2017 Simon Holland

NEWSFLASH: We are delighted to announce that from today, we are exclusively marketing our properties in partnership with the Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) and their affiliated sites, which will help us reach many more local property buyers and tenants with our available properties. Launched in January 2008 by Alex Chesterman, ZPG has gained massive market Continue Reading…

Pre-Let Advice for Tenants

1st April 2017 Simon Holland

It can be a highly competitive market for people looking to rent a property, with multiple applications often being submitted for more desirable properties and landlords often have their pick of which tenants they choose to rent their properties. Therefore, it’s advisable for prospective tenants to take certain steps to ensure that they are as Continue Reading…

Theresa May Triggers Article 50

29th March 2017 Simon Holland

So today is an historic day, when the letter our PM Theresa May has written to trigger Article 50 gets delivered to the European Parliament, by Sir Tim Barrow, the UK’s Permanent Representative to the European Union. Whatever your personal or political views on Brexit, there can be no doubt that we are entering into one Continue Reading…

Importance of Good Quality Management

15th March 2017 Simon Holland

Now, please allow me to state the obvious: Wear and tear in a rental property is inevitable! Over time, you’d expect an oven to break down, a window to get smashed or a heating pipe to burst. Over time, paintwork will chip and grouting will become mouldy. It’s how we, as a letting agent, deal Continue Reading…

Mould – the enemy of both tenants & landlords…

27th February 2017 Simon Holland

There is no doubt that at this time of year, black mould is a common problem in both rental and private properties, and a nuisance for both tenants and landlords alike. It is a depressing, and a potentially unhealthy problem, but it can be managed whilst tenants are in situ, without the need for them Continue Reading…

Online Estate Agents

23rd February 2017 Simon Holland

What have been your experiences with online estate agents such as Purple Bricks, House Simple, emoov or Tepilo? This week saw Bury based, independent, high street estate agents Weale & Hitchen go into administration, citing the competition from online estate agents as a major factor, as well as a general slowdown in turnover and profitability. Continue Reading…

Property Success Tips

5th January 2017 Simon Holland

If you are looking to make a success out of investing in property, whether you’re looking to supplement your income, or develop a new full-time career, there are certain personal traits that will be of great benefit to you in the coming weeks, months and years. I believe you must have good levels of determination, Continue Reading…

Handy Hints to Avoid Eviction

4th December 2016 Simon Holland

Did you know that in Britain, every 2 minutes, someone faces losing their home? At this time of year, peoples focus is on spending time with their loved ones, however many people face the grim reality of being made homeless in the New Year, whether its losing their own home or facing being evicted by Continue Reading…

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