Upad closed down – Help for landlord and tenants

Upad closedAn online lettings agent, Upad, has suddenly closed its doors this weekend.The website reads: “We regret to inform you that Upad is no longer accepting new business. We would like to thank all our customers for their support over the last ten...

The Questions You Need to Ask When Buying a New Home

The Questions You Need to Ask When Buying a New Home Whether you're a first time buyer or a seasoned pro, buying a property can seem like a minefield. But what do you need to ask when you view a potential new home? Why are the current owners selling?Not only could...

What You Can Buy for £100,000 Around the UK

What You Can Buy for £100,000 Around the UK Looking for a bargain property? Why not take a look at some of the unique properties for sale around the UK for £100,000 or less. Macduff, Aberdeenshire2/3 bedroom terraced property in the coastal town of Macduff on the...

How to Make Your Rental Property Feel Like Home

How to Make a House Feel Like Home When You Rent It's widely believed that without owning your own property, you can't ever really make it feel like home. And while there are of course clauses within your tenancy agreement which prevent you from making structural...

Health and Safety Obligations for Landlords

Health and Safety Obligations for Landlords As a landlord you’re legally obliged to provide safe accommodation for your tenants, ensuring that you do everything you can to minimise any risks as outlined in the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).But what...

A Guide to Renting with Pets

A Guide to Renting with Pets We consider ourselves a pro pet agency at The Good Estate Agent. We want you to feel at home in your property and believe that pets help make a house a home. But we also understand how much time and money our landlords invest in their...

What it Actually Costs to Buy a Home

What it Actually Costs to Buy a Home When you buy a property it's easy to think it's just a case of finding enough money to cover the cost of the property itself, but what else do you need to budget for?Solicitor FeesWhen buying and selling property, you'll need a...

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 | What You Need to Know

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 | What You Need to Know What is the Tenant Fees Act 2019?The Tenant Fees Act bans most letting fees and caps tenancy deposits paid by tenants in the private rented sector in England.The ban on tenant fees applies to new or renewed tenancy...

The Rental Property Jargon Buster

The Property Rental Jargon Buster Confused by jargon in your rental contract? Allow our handy jargon buster to help you understand what your contract means. ARLA - The Association of Residential Lettings Agents. Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) - The most common type...

How to Find an Investment Property

How to Find an Investment Property If you're looking to get into the buy to let market, you're probably wondering where to start. Of course speaking to a local agent will help point you in the right direction in terms of the types of properties that let well, but what...