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Facts & Figures!!

The office was shut for 50 days but we did not stop working on the absolute essentials , and since re-opening both the Sales & Lettings Office have gathered amazing momentum.   The following figures are taken to the period ending 3rd July, are fact and speak for themselves confirming just how hard our team work, [...]

By | 2020-07-14T09:10:31+00:00 July 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chancellor promises vouchers for landlords and home owners to fund energy efficiency improvements

Landlords and home owners will be able to fund energy efficiency improvements on their properties after a Green Homes Grant was unveiled by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak last week. Sunak’s economic update in the House of Commons last week included a £2bn grant scheme that promised landlords and home owners vouchers worth up to £5,000 [...]

By | 2020-07-13T17:13:28+00:00 July 13th, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings|0 Comments

MIXED REACTION TO SDLT SUSPENSION

News of the temporary suspension of SDLT for property transactions up to £500,000 caused a tsunami of comment; most of it positive but some with words of caution. In the first half hour after the announcement traffic to Rightmove jumped by 22%. Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside: “This move will help to keep the nation [...]

By | 2020-07-13T17:04:50+00:00 July 13th, 2020|Categories: Buying, Sales, Selling|0 Comments

FIVE STAR REVIEWS FOR M&M

Here at M & M we are constantly striving to achieve the highest standards in our profession, and ensure that every client whether they are a buying, selling, letting or renting through us are given the highest standard of customer service. This has been more important than ever during the last three months. With the [...]

By | 2020-06-26T10:34:39+00:00 June 26th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Electrical Regulations Latest Update

ARLA have been in dialogue with the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) since the guidance on the Electrical Regulations was issued late on Thursday afternoon.  In trying to make different parts of the guidance clear and easy to use, the revisions inadvertently brought many more properties into scope.  ARLA have stressed throughout, the importance of allowing [...]

By | 2020-06-22T12:29:28+00:00 June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations|0 Comments

CHANGES TO ELECTRICAL REGULATIONS

  CHANGES TO ELECTRICAL REGULATIONS     Late yesterday afternoon, the Government published amended Electrical Regulations Guidance covering private rented properties in England. The new guidance states: The Regulations apply from 1 July 2020 to new tenancies that began on or after 1 June 2020 and to existing tenancies from 1 April 2021. This contradicts [...]

By | 2020-06-19T09:11:29+00:00 June 19th, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations|0 Comments

New Car for Chris Hollins

Lettings Manager Christopher Hollins was recently presented with his new Audi Q3 company car.  This is now the second car in the  M & M fleet to be sign written, promoting  the company 24/7.  The new sign writing ‘The Heartbeat of the Leighton Buzzard rental market’ has been received well by our customers confirming our established [...]

By | 2020-06-09T08:57:31+00:00 June 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

MINISTER ANNOUNCES TWO MONTH EXTENSION TO EVICTIONS BAN

The Government has extended the eviction ban for a further two months. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has tweeted "We are suspending evictions from social and private rented accommodation by a further two months. Eviction hearings will not be heard in courts until the end of August and no one will be evicted from their [...]

By | 2020-06-08T10:27:56+00:00 June 8th, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Tenants|0 Comments

ELECTRICAL SAFETY GUIDANCE – ENGLAND

The UK Government on 1 June 2020 released guidance on the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. The rules apply to new tenancies entered into (signed and dated) on or after 1 July 2020 and for all existing tenancies from 1 April 2021. It will cover all private tenancies including licenses [...]

By | 2020-06-08T10:25:42+00:00 June 8th, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations|0 Comments

There is a Market!

Mixed messages in the Press, as ever, on the state of the housing market in the UK currently.  M & M are delighted to report high activity levels in and around Leighton Buzzard in both the Sales and the Lettings Office.  Since our last post of 18th May until Friday 29th, we have agreed the sales of 5 [...]

By | 2020-06-01T13:56:00+00:00 June 1st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments