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

Our responsibilities to our Landlord & Tenant Clients

30th April 2020 Simon Holland

One of the most important interactions our team has on any given working day is with any of our 150+ valued property owner and landlord clients. The service we offer them is more important to us than anything else we do. They put their property, their investment and more importantly, their trust in us, and Continue Reading…

Dealing With Tenancy Deposit Disputes

12th March 2020 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 return of the tenancy deposit. Our company policy is to take a tenancy deposit equal to 5 weeks rent off all new tenants, in-line with UK government guidelines, and Continue Reading…

Property Investment Tips

27th February 2020 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 the potential for capital gain for the long term. Ideally, if you Continue Reading…

Pre-Let Advice for Tenants

1st January 2020 Simon Holland

It can be a highly competitive market for people looking to rent a quality property, in a good area of town,  with multiple applications often being submitted for the more desirable properties, and property owners and landlords often have their pick of which tenants they choose to rent their properties. Therefore, it’s advisable for prospective Continue Reading…

Importance of Quality Property Management

15th December 2019 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 pane to get misted over, a drain pipe to come loose or a heating pipe to burst. These types of issues are solely the responsibility of the Continue Reading…

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. The Safeagent Scheme has campaigned for the last six 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…

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…

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…

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…

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