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How the slowing of the buy-to-let market has had a positi...

19/11/18

With changes to taxes and regulation within the buy-to-let market, landlords have been on the receiving end of a significant shape up to their indu...

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How landlords fared in the 2018 Autumn Budget 

12/11/18

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his budget with confidence this month, stating it would “open a new chapter in our country’s economic future.” ...

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Survey shows landlords have increased rent by an average ...

18/10/18

Survey shows landlords have increased rent by an average 21% in 18 months Landlords in Britain have increased their rent by an average of 21 per...

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Why autumn is a good time to put your home on the market

05/10/18

With clear, starry nights, crisp mornings and the landscape taking on a beautiful rusty glow, autumn is an irrefutably beautiful and unique time of...

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Industry leading training and development

22/08/18

At Townends Estate Agents we recognise that the beating heart of our company is our people. Evaluating feedback from our employee engagement sur...

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The future is bright for the Buy To Let sector, report shows

22/08/18

The future looks bright for Britain’s buy-to-let (BTL) sector and that the current climate is sound for BTL investors, a new report finds. See what...

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New Product: Zero Deposit Guarantee

22/08/18

Offering a Zero Deposit Guarantee as an option on your property helps you stand out from the crowd and attract a wider audience of tenants, which c...

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New HMO Regulations from 1st October 2018

22/08/18

As of 1st October 2018 The Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation Regulations will be changing. Find out what this means for you and what do yo...

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UK property prices gain momentum in July, says Nationwide

17/08/18

House prices in the UK gained momentum in July, rising at an average rate of 2.5% higher than July 2017. According to the latest report by Nationwi...

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Celebrating Success at Townends Estate Agents

15/08/18

Here at Townends Estate Agents, our people are the beating heart of everything we do, day in, day out. Hardworking, driven and passionate about all...

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Five buy-to-let investment tips

27/07/18

Despite crackdowns on buy-to-let associated tax, bricks and mortar is still considered an attractive investment for many. With mortgage rates conti...

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Introducing our new Lettings product: Zero Deposit Guarantee

25/07/18

A Zero Deposit Guarantee allows our potential tenants to have to a different option to a traditional tenancy deposit, giving you the landlord, effe...

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Asking prices jump to a record high for the third month i...

20/07/18

Asking prices of newly marketed property in Britain hit a record high in June, jumping for the third consecutive month. Data from the property sear...

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Own an HMO property? Here’s your guide to new October 201...

13/07/18

If you own a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), you need to ensure you meet all of your legal obligations. From October 2018, new rules will come ...

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Latest figures show house price growth in June

06/07/18

The latest data from the mortgage lender Halifax shows house prices in June 2018 experienced  a 0.3% increase, adding £745 to the value of the aver...

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Five ways to prepare for a viewing

15/06/18

Great news, you’ve secured a viewing on your property, exciting times! Naturally, you’re keen to impress the prospective buyers and show off your h...

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Legionella Frequently Asked Questions

06/06/18

Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria, including the most serious Legionnaires’ disease. Legionnaires’ dise...

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Our Rent and Legal Protection

18/05/18

Even the best tenants can have a change in circumstances, examples include redundancy, relationship breakdown and ill heath, leaving them unable to...

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Meet the team: Renewals Team Leader Fiona

18/05/18

Our Renewals Team work on your behalf to negotiate renewal terms between you and your tenant. They then produce the relevant paperwork removing the...

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Electrical Safety

18/05/18

Landlords are required to ensure that electrical installations and appliances are safe and the practical way of achieving this is by means of testing.

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

17/04/18

All properties on the rental market must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC provides potential tenants with an estimate of the c...

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Landlord advice: how to set your rent at the right price

28/03/18

With rental properties in high demand and low interest rates on buy-to-let mortgages, investing in property to let remains a popular and effective ...

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The number of first-time buyers is at its highest in a de...

16/02/18

The amount of people purchasing their first home has risen to its highest level in a decade.

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Good news for portfolio landlords: Lenders still offering...

02/02/18

If you’re thinking about adding to an existing buy-to-let portfolio in 2018, you’ll be pleased to hear that mortgage lenders are continuing to su...

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Why you should put your property on the market this January

12/01/18

Is January the best time to sell your home or let your property? January is a popular time to move home; providing buyers and tenants more options...

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Lettings fee ban not to be implemented until May 2019

10/01/18

In November 2017, the government announced its proposal to ban letting agents from levying fees on tenants. A draft bill introduced to Parliament...

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Season's Greetings

21/12/17

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and we look forward to assisting you in 2018. We...

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Regents have joined Townends

21/11/17

We are excited to announce Regents have joined forces with Townends, combining knowledge, expertise and reputation as Townends Regents Estate Agents

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Townends' three top tips for buy-to-let landlords

10/11/17

At Townends Estate Agents we understand that arranging a tenancy and handling the day-to-day responsibilities of managing a property can be time co...

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How property marketing can maximise your sale

30/10/17

When you choose to sell your property with us, your property expert will discuss the different ways in which we can market your property and maximi...

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5 reasons to sell with Townends Estate Agents

13/10/17

Our ability to listen and really understand your requirements, combined with more than 25 years’ in-depth experience in the property industry means...

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What you need to think about when buying a home

06/10/17

Moving home is an exciting time, and it’s easy to get carried away when looking for your dream home. Before you fall in love, we’ve created a guide...

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Top 4 tips to choose your perfect letting agent

22/09/17

Choosing to let your property is a big decision and picking the right letting agency can make a huge difference, not only to your bottom line, but ...

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How to make your rental property feel like home

15/09/17

Renting should not stop you from adding personal touches to suit your own taste. So, while there are still limitations, there are more temporary so...

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Essential questions to ask on a property viewing

25/08/17

Viewings are an important part of the buying or renting process: they help you get a feel for the property, the neighbourhood and whether you can s...

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How achieve the maximum price for your property

18/08/17

When you are thinking of selling or letting your property you want to achieve the highest value you can. Aside from choosing the right estate agent...

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Location, location, location - how to decide where to buy...

28/07/17

Location is everything right? You may already know just where you want to buy or rent and its just a matter of finding the perfect property, or you...

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5 top tips for preparing your property for sale or let

14/07/17

We all know how important it is to make your property look its best before it goes on the market, not only to attract buyers or tenants, but also t...

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Avoid these common property buying pitfalls

07/07/17

Property buying pitfalls and how to avoid them Taking your first steps onto or moving up the property ladder can be a very exciting, but also sc...

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Your maintenance needs covered

23/06/17

From fixing a leaky tap or kitchen installation to a full property refurbishment, as part of our complete property solution we can offer a helping...

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London's property market remains buoyant in the run up to...

06/06/17

The general election is rapidly approaching and in defiance of typical trends, house prices in London are rising. In May London house prices have r...

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How we protect your money

21/04/17

Mandatory Client Money Protection (CMP) for letting agents now looks certain to be a legal requirement in England following a Parliamentary review ...

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Article 50 triggered: How starting the Brexit process cou...

21/04/17

On Wednesday 29th March, Theresa May triggered Article 50, kick-starting the Brexit process. So, what’s in store for London’s sales and rental mark...

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Top DIY tips for the Spring bank holiday

21/04/17

Top DIY tips for the Spring bank holiday The Spring Bank Holiday is a prime time to put in some elbow grease and get out the paint whilst the we...

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First-time buyers: what are your upfront costs and how mu...

10/03/17

On Tuesday 7th March, The Telegraph published an article mapping average costs for first-time buyers. The total sum saw first-time buyers hav...

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New consumer guide to leaseholds

10/03/17

A useful consumer guide to leaseholds and leasehold properties has been published by the Conveyancing Association. The guide specifically outlines ...

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Spotlight on Sunbury-on-Thames - Launching new homes

10/03/17

Townends Estate Agents Sunbury launched an exciting new development; Crownage Court consisting of 59 studio, one and two bedroom apartments. It wil...

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Keeping Landlords in the loop: introducing our new online...

10/03/17

Landlords are the life-blood of the private rented sector but the raft of changes to legislation over the last 18 months, including the introductio...

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How the Government's Housing White Paper might affect you

17/02/17

The Government has finally unveiled its plans to fix the ‘broken housing market’ in a white paper spanning 104 pages.  Among lengthy reiteratio...

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Longcross, Surrey to become one of 14 new garden villages...

13/02/17

In 2017 the government gave the go-ahead to 14 new garden villages across the country, offering the potential to deliver 200,000 homes. Amongst ...

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Fall in love with your home with the latest interior trends

13/02/17

You’ve bought a new home and you love everything about it; the location, the layout, the garden, but…you want to fall in love with the interior.  ...

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Business growth leads to head office move for Badger Hold...

31/01/17

Following a period of sustained growth, Badger Holdings Limited, parent company to Townends and Regents Estate Agents, Tyser Greenwood Surveyors, d...

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Badger Holdings Limited host 2016 annual awards

30/01/17

On Saturday 28th January, Badger Holdings held their 2016 annual awards ceremony at the spectacular De Vere Beaumont Estate in Windsor, Surrey.

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Landlords are your properties frost ready?

24/01/17

Following an unusually hot September and mild autumn, the last week has seen temperatures plunge, marking the start of what experts are predicting ...

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So just what impact could America's new President have on...

18/01/17

On Wednesday 9th November, news emerged that Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th US President. Next week Donald Trump will becom...

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Best in Surrey - Townends Estate Agents Guildford Scoops ...

17/12/16

Townends Estate Agents, with branches located throughout West and South West London, Surrey, Middlesex and North Hampshire, has become a multiple a...

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Why it is key to build a good tenant/landlord relationship

26/08/16

Letting a property is a big decision. You are entrusting someone else with, what is usually, your highest value asset. If you are letting your own ...

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Why use an estate agent to sell your property?

18/08/16

So you have made the decision to move, but now you face the process of actually selling your home. The next decision is whether you instruct an est...

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The power of property photography...and why you can't aff...

12/08/16

Whether selling or letting, the images of your property are the first thing that will attract interest and sell your home for what it is worth. Con...

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Bank of England cuts base rate to 0.25%

05/08/16

This week, the Bank of England made its first interest rate cut for more than seven years, slashing its base rate from its already historic low of ...

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Holiday Top Tips for Peace of Mind for Tenants

29/07/16

With the summer holiday season now upon us and the flurry of shopping, packing and deciding what to take without exceeding the airlines baggage lim...

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The importance of fire alarms

22/07/16

On 1st October 2015, new legislation relating to smoke and carbon monoxide alarms was put in place to protect the lives of tenants, as well as the...

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Should you hold an open house to sell your property?

15/07/16

Whilst holding an open house is not for every seller, when the market is strong and demand is high, it can be a very valuable marketing tool. It pr...

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