Own an HMO property? Here’s your guide to new October 201...
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 ...View Full Details
Latest figures show house price growth in June
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...View Full Details
Five ways to prepare for a viewing
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...View Full Details
Legionella Frequently Asked Questions
Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria, including the most serious Legionnaires’ disease. Legionnaires’ dise...View Full Details
Our Rent and Legal Protection
Even the best tenants can have a change in circumstances, examples include redundancy, relationship breakdown and ill heath, leaving them unable to...View Full Details
Meet the team: Renewals Team Leader Fiona
Our Renewals Team work on your behalf to negotiate renewal terms between you and your tenant. They then produce the relevant paperwork removing the...View Full Details
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)
All properties on the rental market must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC provides potential tenants with an estimate of the c...View Full Details
Landlord advice: how to set your rent at the right price
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 ...View Full Details
Good news for portfolio landlords: Lenders still offering...
If you’re thinking aboutÂ adding to an existing buy-to-let portfolioÂ in 2018, you’ll be pleased to hear that mortgage lenders are continuing to su...View Full Details
Why you should put your property on the market this January
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...View Full Details
Lettings fee ban not to be implemented until May 2019
In November 2017, theÂ government announcedÂ its proposal to ban letting agents from levying fees on tenants. A draft bill introduced to Parliament...View Full Details
Regents have joined Townends
We are excited to announce Regents have joined forces with Townends, combining knowledge, expertise and reputation as Townends Regents Estate AgentsView Full Details
Townends' three top tips for buy-to-let landlords
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...View Full Details
How property marketing can maximise your sale
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...View Full Details
5 reasons to sell with Townends Estate Agents
Our ability to listen and really understand your requirements, combined with more than 25 years’ in-depth experience in the property industry means...View Full Details
What you need to think about when buying a home
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...View Full Details
Top 4 tips to choose your perfect letting agent
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 ...View Full Details
How to make your rental property feel like home
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...View Full Details
Essential questions to ask on a property viewing
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...View Full Details
How achieve the maximum price for your property
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...View Full Details
Location, location, location - how to decide where to buy...
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...View Full Details
5 top tips for preparing your property for sale or let
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...View Full Details
Avoid these common property buying pitfalls
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...View Full Details
Your maintenance needs covered
From fixing a leaky tap or kitchen installation to a full property refurbishment, as part of our complete property solutionÂ we can offer a helping...View Full Details
London's property market remains buoyant in the run up to...
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...View Full Details
How we protect your money
Mandatory Client Money Protection (CMP) for letting agents now looks certain to be a legal requirement in England following a Parliamentary review ...View Full Details
Article 50 triggered: How starting the Brexit process cou...
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...View Full Details
Top DIY tips for the Spring bank holiday
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...View Full Details
First-time buyers: what are your upfront costs and how mu...
On Tuesday 7thÂ March,Â The TelegraphÂ published an article mapping average costs for first-time buyers. The total sum saw first-time buyers hav...View Full Details
New consumer guide to leaseholds
A useful consumer guide to leaseholds and leasehold properties has been published by the Conveyancing Association. The guide specifically outlines ...View Full Details
Spotlight on Sunbury-on-Thames - Launching new homes
Townends Estate Agents Sunbury launched an exciting new development; Crownage Court consisting of 59 studio, one and two bedroom apartments. It wil...View Full Details
Keeping Landlords in the loop: introducing our new online...
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...View Full Details
How the Government's Housing White Paper might affect you
The Government has finally unveiled its plans to fix the ‘broken housing market’ in a white paper spanning 104 pages.Â Among lengthy reiteratio...View Full Details
Longcross, Surrey to become one of 14 new garden villages...
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 ...View Full Details
Fall in love with your home with the latest interior trends
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.Â ...View Full Details
Business growth leads to head office move for Badger Hold...
Following a period of sustained growth, Badger Holdings Limited, parent company to Townends and Regents Estate Agents, Tyser Greenwood Surveyors, d...View Full Details
Badger Holdings Limited host 2016 annual awards
On Saturday 28th January, Badger Holdings held their 2016 annual awards ceremony at the spectacular De Vere Beaumont Estate in Windsor, Surrey.View Full Details
Landlords are your properties frost ready?
Following an unusually hot September and mild autumn, the last week has seen temperatures plunge, marking the start of what experts are predicting ...View Full Details
So just what impact could America's new President have on...
On Wednesday 9thÂ November, news emerged that Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton to become the 45thÂ US President. Next week Donald Trump will becom...View Full Details
Best in Surrey - Townends Estate Agents Guildford Scoops ...
Townends Estate Agents, with branches located throughout West and South West London, Surrey, Middlesex and North Hampshire, has become a multiple a...View Full Details
Why it is key to build a good tenant/landlord relationship
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 ...View Full Details
Why use an estate agent to sell your property?
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...View Full Details
The power of property photography...and why you can't aff...
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...View Full Details
Bank of England cuts base rate to 0.25%
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 ...View Full Details
Holiday Top Tips for Peace of Mind for Tenants
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...View Full Details
The importance of fire alarms
On 1stÂ 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...View Full Details
Should you hold an open house to sell your property?
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...View Full Details