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Regular Blog posts from our Senior Property Consultant Simon Holland | Jacob's Ladder Property Sales & Lettings

Landlords & Tenants

30th September 2017 Simon Holland

One of the most important interactions we have on any given day, is with our valued landlord clients. The service we offer them is more important to us than anything else we do. They put their property, and more importantly their trust in us and we take that very seriously indeed! Putting these clients first Continue Reading…

Dealing With Tenancy Deposit Disputes

12th September 2017 Simon Holland

On occasion, when tenants vacate a property, whether it is after giving the required notice or whether they leave early, there arises a dispute regarding the full return of the tenancy deposit. Our company policy is to take a ‘Security Deposit’ equal to one calendar months’ rent, plus £100 off all new tenants, and we Continue Reading…

Property Investment Tips

27th August 2017 Simon Holland

There are several key factors to consider when investing in property. If you get these right, they can make the difference between success and failure, profit and loss. A well managed property portfolio should deliver you 2 things; monthly cash-flow right now, and capital gain for the long term. Ideally, if you are savvy enough Continue Reading…

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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…

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