Rise in stay-at-home sons and daughters

Research from Civitas, Institute for the Study of Civil Society, shows a million more young adults in the UK are living with their parents than there were two decades ago. The report states that a quarter of 20 to 34-year-olds live at home and since 1998 this has risen by 41% in London, where housing is [...]

By | 2019-05-02T15:53:10+00:00 May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments


ARLA PRESS RELEASE:   TENANT FEES BILL UPDATE - ENGLAND         “Once again politicians are attacking the industry for their own purposes. Tenancy deposits have worked perfectly well for over a decade, and there is no basis in research that these amendments are necessary.    "This move will do nothing but push the [...]

By | 2018-12-05T14:49:31+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations, Tenants, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Affordable homes and a convenient commute in Leighton Buzzard

The Sunday Times reports that our town is surprisingly well connected: "Why it’s hot This corner of the country has always been about connections, from the days when the Grand Union Canal was the closest thing we had to an information superhighway through to the Great Train Robbery in 1963. And those connections have helped house [...]

By | 2018-06-19T20:04:33+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments


Due to the expansion of the Maintenance Department we have a vacancy for a Maintenance Administrator. This is a part time role of 21 hours per week Monday to Friday.  Applicants need to be good communicators, computer literate, organized,  and enjoy working as part of a team in a busy office. To find out more [...]

By | 2018-06-12T13:38:06+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments


The dramatic resignation of Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP late on Sunday evening has started a chain of events which involve James Brokenshire MP taking over as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.   The former Northern Ireland Secretary left government in 2017 for health reasons and is seen as a key [...]

By | 2018-04-30T14:49:13+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Rental Market

Changes in the rental market have been much publicised in the media of late, and Steve Root Lettings Director has commented on how M & M Properties are finding the Lettings market in and around Leighton Buzzard “ it is without doubt that we have seen a slow down in property entering the market due to multiple factors [...]

By | 2018-04-13T14:25:40+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments


The Chancellor in his Autumn Budget responded to calls from Propertymark to exempt first time buyers in England from paying stamp duty on properties under £300,000.   Those buying a property between £300,000 and £500,000 will not pay stamp duty on the first £300,000.   Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark said: "The announcement today from the [...]

By | 2018-01-14T10:56:49+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mike Smith and Steve Root are delighted to hear today’s government announcement that all Letting agents must undergo training

The government has announced that all letting agents will be required to “satisfy minimum training requirements” in order to trade. The provision is revealed in a consultation document, launched this morning, which is chiefly about mandatory membership of client protection schemes. However, on page 15 of the document, there is a statement saying: “The government [...]

By | 2018-01-14T10:56:50+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments