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Double delight for Dan

Double delight for Dan

November 2017

Dan Carnell of Greenslade Taylor Hunt has plenty to celebrate. He has just passed his letting agency exams and has been promoted to maintenance manager at the Lettings Division of the firm.

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Peace of mind for landlords

Peace of mind for landlords

September 2017

The private rental market is a bustling sector with a constantly changing set of new rules and legislation for landlords to keep on top of. Time and knowledge are key to a landlord embarking on managing their own properties, but there are plenty of pitfalls for the unwary.

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Janice Taylor MARLA

ARLA Qualification for Ilminster Lettings Manager

September 2017

Janice Taylor from our Ilminster office has just completed the last of her ARLA exams and is now a registered member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the largest professional body representing letting agents in the UK.

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Success at the double for Tiverton lettings duo

Success at the double for Tiverton lettings duo

July 2017

Two members of staff at the Tiverton branch of Greenslade Taylor Hunt are celebrating after gaining their professional lettings’ qualifications.

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Energy and EPC – What do landlords need to know?

Energy and EPC – What do landlords need to know?

July 2017

From April 1 2018 it will become unlawful for landlords to let or lease a residential (domestic) or commercial (non-domestic) property if the building has a rating worse than an E, because it will no longer meet the new minimum EPC requirements.

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Experienced lettings professional joins Langport team

Experienced lettings professional joins Langport team

April 2017

Knowledgeable property professional Claire Crumb has joined the busy Lettings Department at the Langport branch of leading firm Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

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Susi Kennedy

Exciting new chapter at busy Wells office

February 2017

EXPERIENCED lettings professional Susi Kennedy has just been appointed to head up the Lettings Department at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s flourishing Wells office in the heart of the city.

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Candi Taylor

New lettings manager announced

February 2017

Candi Taylor has an exciting year ahead both professionally and personally. She has just been appointed lettings manager at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s busy Honiton office and she will be marrying her fiance James Macmillan in October.

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Sharon Cooper

Sharon takes helm at lettings office

November 2016

Experienced property professional Sharon Cooper is now heading up the lettings department at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s thriving, Langport office.

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Simone Palmer

Lettings manager celebrates 21 years in property industry

October 2016

Experience counts is the motto of Greenslade Taylor Hunt and it could not be a more appropriate phrase to describe Simone Palmer who heads up the firm’s Bridgwater Lettings Department.

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GTH partner EDF for their property needs

September 2016

Now the Government has given the go ahead for the new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point the race is on to find suitable accommodation for the highly qualified staff who will be working on the infrastructure and beyond.

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Watch this space!

July 2016

With the UK having voted to leave the European Union the issue of how this affects the private rented sector will be on some landlords’ and tenants’ minds.

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New home for Langport lettings department

New home for Langport lettings department

July 2016

Leading lettings agents Greenslade Taylor Hunt have a new base in Langport. The long established operation has moved into premises at The Shopping Parade in the town.

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Latest GTH magazine in offices now

June 2016

THE new issue of West Country View – the glossy, property magazine from Greenslade Taylor Hunt is available from branch offices now. It is packed with properties and interesting articles, by experts on buying at auction, whether commercial or residential provides the best investment and a host of other informative articles. Pick up your free copy from your local branch or the many agricultural shows that GTH will be attending over the summer including the Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge, June 9-11.

Be Part of the GTH Success Story

Be Part of the GTH Success Story

April 2016

THE South Molton office of Greenslade Taylor Hunt is welcoming the sunshine and is basking in a buoyant start to 2016 with strong demand for rental properties.

 

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Rental Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Rental Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

March 2016

This week sees the first step in a long series of reforms - the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards - aimed at improving stock in the private rental sector.

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Affordability Tests for Landlords

Affordability Tests for Landlords

March 2016

Amy Foster in our Sherborne office discusses the Bank of England's proposal that buy to let landlords should face new limits on the amount they can borrow.

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Key appointments strengthen firm

Key appointments strengthen firm

February 2016

LEADING property professionals Greenslade Taylor Hunt are delighted to announce four key appointments across the firm.Associate Mark Chugg MRICS and planning consultant Russell Williams have joined the Development and Planning Department, senior commercial surveyor Simon Welch has been appointed in the Commercial Department and Melanie Beaton MARLA will head up the Lettings Department at the firm’s Honiton office.

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Sonia Matthews

Comply with Right to Rent or face a £3,000 fine

January 2016

WITH less than a week to go before ‘Right to Rent’ goes live across England, Landlords need to be confident that their appointed Agent is carrying out the necessary checks on their behalf.

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Melanie Beaton MARLA

New lettings manager appointed at Honiton

January 2016

EXPERIENCED lettings professional Melanie Beaton MARLA has just been appointed to head the Lettings Department at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Honiton office.

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Sonia Matthews

Act now to avoid problems later

February 2015

IT may seem a while off yet, but as of April 1, 2018, landlords across England and Wales will be banned from letting out property which has an energy rating of F and below. These new regulations are set to cut energy bills and lower carbon emissions and the Government claims that this will apply to almost 10 per cent of the estimated 4.2 million private rented home in England and Wales.


Landlords of properties which currently have an EPC rating of F and G will be obliged to upgrade the energy efficiency to a minimum of E by April 1, 2018, or face being prohibited to let them until the upgrade is done. The implications for the landlord will be that they will not be able to renew or enter into a new agreement and they could also face a penalty fine should they fail to act on a tenant’s request for an upgrade.


“This is a very big measure. Effectively, we’re saying, if you do not improve your property up to the minimum of EPC E rating by three years’ time, you will not be able to let out that property. Which is quite a big stick, and it’s about time too,” Energy Secretary Ed Davey has told The Guardian.


Sonia Matthews FARLA, Associate at Greenslade Taylor Hunt,said: “From April 1, 2016, which although seems a long way off is only actually 14 months away, tenants currently occupying properties with an EPC rating of F and below will be able to make improvement requests to their landlords.


“My suggestion would be that landlords pre-empt these new regulations and start looking to upgrade their properties now, this way they will be able to spread the cost by carrying out any repairs in stages. We are fortunate enough to have a very good team of reliable and competent contractors who we can call upon to advise landlords on any work required.” 


Sonia can be contacted at the Taunton Lettings office, 9 Hammet Street, or phone (01823) 337722.

 

 

Bridgwater Lettings Team

"Worth your weight in gold"

February 2015

One of my long-standing landlords recently gave me what I would describe as “the ultimate compliment” says Simone Palmer, Lettings Manager of Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Bridgwater Office.


It is always nice to be thanked for our hard work and this in itself is not unusual, which probably explains why the majority of our new landlords come to us through personal recommendations. But this landlord told me that she didn’t know what she would do without me and that I was worth my weight in gold. I thanked her and explained that this must truly be a huge compliment as I am actually quite heavy!


Seriously though it is often said that all letting agents are the same or that they, in essence, do the same job but this is not necessarily the case. As a qualified lettings professional and member of ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents) with over 20 years’ experience in lettings and property management myself and my team pride ourselves on going that “extra mile” for all our landlords to ensure that they get the best tenants possible and also the best service possible.


2014 was a very successful year for us and in particular the latter part of the year was the busiest on record. This is all good news but unfortunately it has left us with greatly depleted property stock. We are currently desperately in need of properties of all types and sizes to offer to our bank of good quality waiting tenants.


In order to increase our property availability we are currently offering reduced landlord fees so if you have a property to let or are in the process of buying to let please give us a call. Even if you already have your property currently advertised with another agent and it has not let we will be happy to market it for you.


Please contact us for a “no obligation” chat. We look forward to hearing from you on 01278 457007, rental.bridgwater@gth.net or at our office at 31-33 High Street, Bridgwater, TA6 3BG

Bekki Randle

Another member of staff has successfully passed Residential Lettings NFoPP Level 3 Technical Award

October 2014

Greenslade Taylor Hunt is delighted to announce that another member of staff has successfully passed an NFoPP Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Lettings and Property Management. This well-respected Award is not only a nationally-recognised industry qualification but is also accepted for membership of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) which is a professional, self-regulating body specialising in raising and maintaining practice standards in the UK private rental sector.

Bekki Randle, who started her career as Lettings Administrator in our Bridgwater office, has been working in our Taunton office for the last year and is proving to be a valuable and highly regarded member of staff.  Her commitment to being able to offer excellent customer service has been shown through the dedication and short period of time that it has taken her to study and pass this exam.

Sonia Matthews FARLA, Associate who works alongside Bekki in the Taunton office said; ‘We could not be more proud of Bekki’s achievement. We strongly believe Taunton Landlords and tenants will vote with their feet in support of any agency that is staffed by hard-working property professionals of intelligence and integrity, such as Bekki.’

Greenslade Taylor Hunt is amongst the steadily growing number of Agents across the UK who are working with ARLA and the NFoPP Awarding Body to become qualified and raise standards within their field.

David Cox, ARLA Managing Director states; ‘I heartily congratulate Bekki Randle on her achievement and am pleased to welcome her to ARLA membership. In an industry where standards can vary greatly between member and non-member agents and agencies, obtaining this Level 3 Technical Award represents not only Bekki’s dedication to developing as an Agent but also her commitment to working to the high industry standards which ARLA seeks to promote. Bekki now holds a qualification which is well respected and valid with the Residential Lettings sector.’

St Leonard's

Superb family home to let

August 2014

If you are looking for a fantastic family detached home in a large well maintained corner plot then Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Taunton Lettings Department has the perfect property for you. St Leonards is reputed to date from around 1910.

 

Situated in Bushy Cross Lane, Ruishton, Taunton, the property is in excellent order and offers a good sized plot of just under 1/3 of an acre. The well-kept garden is just one of the property’s many attractions.

 

The spacious accommodation comprises reception hall, sitting room, dining room, store room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, bedroom five/study, conservatory, four further double bedrooms and two bathrooms.

 

The property has ample off road parking and a two bay car port. It also benefits from oil-fired central heating plus outside storage.

 

It is available at £1,500 per calendar month. For further details please contact Kelsey Lawrence at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Lettings office at 9 Hammet Street, Taunton, or phone 01823 337722.

Lower Langdon Farm (farmhouse)

Rare opportunity to lease dairy farm

May 2014

Would-be dairy farmers have the rare chance to take charge of their own farm.

It is only the second time in the last 50 years that Lower Langdon Farm, Beaminster, has been available to let. This rare opportunity has only been made possible as the current tenant has progressed to his own holding.

Sally Mitchell, Associate with Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Dorchester office, said: “The real excitement is the fact that the landlord is prepared to offer a 15 year Farm Business Tenancy on a dairy holding, which is very rare these days.”

Interested parties can visit the farm, on Wednesday, April 23, between 10am and 3pm when representatives from letting agents Greenslade Taylor Hunt and the Estate will be on hand to answer any questions.

The well-equipped dairy unit extends to around 167.52 acres (67.80 hectares). It is situated in the middle of three farms under the ownership of Langdon Dorset Farms and is in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Over the course of the current tenancy considerable commitment and investment to the unit has been made. The land surrounds the farmhouse and buildings and is accessible from council maintained roads. In addition there has been investment in cow tracks to allow greater access to the grazing land.  The attractive five bedroom farmhouse is one mile from the former market town of Beaminster where there are good school facilities and shops.

Sally Mitchell said: “In our opinion this makes Lower Langdon a most attractive and sustainable private dairy unit to be offered for let for an attractive length of time. The unit should make an ideal family farm, milking up to 140 cows.”

Applicants should make a clear statement regarding their proposed future management of the unit and also provide strong personal and financial references.

Tenders close on Wednesday, May 14. The farm is to be let on a 15-year farm business tenancy to start no later than October 1.

For further details please contact Sally Mitchell at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Dorchester office on (01305) 268786. http://gth.reapit.com/gthrpsdets/DOR140060.PDF.

Sonia Matthews, Associate

Greenslade Taylor Hunt supports New Government Lettings' Regulations

March 2014

MP’s are urging for Letting Agents to be subject to tighter regulations similar to those of Estate Agents. The aim of this is to prevent ‘cowboy’ Agents ‘ripping off’ landlords and tenants, quotes a Communities and Local Government Committee report, all sparked off by  reports of unreasonable fees and opaque charges.

Sonia Matthews FARLA, Associate at Greenslade Taylor Hunt writes ‘I am completely behind this government proposal and feel that a register of reputable Agents could only ever benefit the industry.  I would expect most practiced Agents to already be members of a professional body such as ARLA or RICS and would question any Agent that isn’t. Not only does this affiliation ensure good working practise it also provides the customer with reassurance that all client money is protected and accounted for. The recent bill submitted in parliament proposed a voluntary membership by Letting Agents; surely this should be compulsory, Why not? If you are trading within the law and providing the customer with a professional and transparent service, what is there to worried about?’

“In providing an honest and trustworthy service, all of our Landlords and tenants are informed of all costs ahead of committing to using our services.  It is disheartening to hear the amount of bad press out there relating to ‘rip-off’ Agents, as we are definitely not all the same. At Greenslade Taylor Hunt we are here to assist Landlords in finding the right tenant for their property, hopefully with a view to building a long term, stress-free, working relationship. The other aspect I consider paramount in providing a good service is on-going training; all of our staff are taught to understand the basic law surrounding Residential Lettings with the majority going on to take the ARLA qualification.  You would not employ an unqualified person to service your car, so why consider this when handling your property?’

‘I welcome the introduction of some sort of Landlord/Agent register and hold out hope that the government will re-address the voluntary membership by going further in making this compulsory for all, as this can only benefit the many legitimate Agents and Landlords out there.’

Lisa Vaughan MARLA

New Lettings Department Opens In Our Busy Sherborne Office

January 2014

Greenslade Taylor Hunt are happy to announce the opening of a new lettings department within our busy Sherborne office. 

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Lisa Vaughan

Lettings Department opens in Sherborne

October 2013

Greenslade Taylor Hunt is delighted at the expansion of the Residential Lettings’ Department in our busy Sherborne Office. The department is being managed by Lisa Vaughan MARLA, who is an experienced member of staff committed to providing excellent customer service teamed with a friendly, local approach. Lisa has worked for the company for a number of years and is moving across from our already established Dorchester office. She is local to the area and brings with her a wealth of local knowledge and residential skill. Lisa commented ‘I am really looking forward to the move and the opportunity of establishing the lettings department at our Sherborne office; I feel there is a need within the town and aim to deliver a first-class service to landlords and tenants alike’.

Senior Lettings Manager, Sonia Matthews, added “we have for some time recognised the need to expand the rental department in Sherborne and with our recent acquisition of the Sherwoods’ properties feel that now is the ideal time. Greenslade Taylor Hunt is one of the largest and longest established firms of Chartered Surveyors, Auctioneers, Property Specialists and Letting Agents in the South West, with over 150 years’ experience – and still independently owned to this day. We have a well-established Lettings’ department with offices throughout the West Country and by opening this department are looking to continue our excellent customer service and tailored letting packages to suit both landlords and tenants in and around the Sherborne area. I am extremely confident that Lisa will be able to provide this and am looking forward to watching this office develop’.

At Greenslade Taylor Hunt we see the private rental sector continuing to grow with no sign of change in the winter of 2013 and beyond, and have always prided ourselves on providing Landlords with clear, honest advice on what to expect when letting a property. With a great deal of legislative changes in the pipeline, we are confident that our Lettings staff are both knowledgeable and kept up to date, enabling us to pass this information onto our clients and provide the best service possible. All of our Lettings staff are qualified members of ARLA and continue to advance their knowledge by on-going training and development.

If you would like a free, no obligation rental valuation or would like any advice concerning any aspect of letting your property or taking up a tenancy, please do not hesitate in contacting Lisa on 01935 810950 or email rental.sherborne@gth.net.

Sonia Matthews

Increase in First-Time Landlords

July 2013

A recent report carried out by YouGov has shown an increase in ‘learner’ Landlords coming into the buy-to-let market. The report reveals that the buy-to-let market has shifted from the traditional long term investor Landlord and has created three distinct profiles; ‘investors’, ‘good parents’ and ‘reluctant Landlords’.

Although investors remain the predominant Landlord, they have changed their behaviour in that previously this investment had been seen as long-term. However it is reported that over 56% of new investor Landlords consider their buy-to-let as a short term investment and a way to capitalise on low interest rates. ‘Good Parents’ make up over a quarter of new Landlords with 29% coming into the buy-to-let market as a financial help to their children. The ‘Reluctant Landlords’ are those that have been forced into the market as a result of not being able to sell their homes making up 28% of those letting out property in 2012.

With more ‘virgin’ Landlords entering the private rental sector it is vital that the Agent they are choosing to manage their investment is experienced and qualified to explain the risks and responsibilities of becoming a Landlord.

Sonia Matthews FARLA MAPIP MNAEA, Senior Letting Manager said; ‘With more less experienced Landlords coming to us, we need to ensure that our staff are in a position to give clear guidance as to what to expect when letting out a property. Training has always played an important role in ensuring that the advice we are giving out is factual and up to date, with this in mind we have provided all of our Letting staff the opportunity to become fully qualified ARLA members. With the increase in Landlords and property it is inevitable the amount of ‘Lettings Agencies’ you see popping up offering ‘special introductory’ fees.  Obviously we all like a bargain, but you have to question whether these Agents have the knowledge and experience to guide clients through the risks and responsibilities of becoming a Landlord. Whatever the reasoning behind letting out a property, it is vital that you follow all legal and building regulations and this is where Greenslade Taylor Hunt comes into its own’.

‘It gives me great pleasure in reporting an increase in business over the first half of 2013 and I feel that in part this can be attributed to providing excellent customer service. It is very noticeable that tenants seem to be staying put longer; however this hasn’t impacted on the amount of new instructions coming to the market or the ability for us to let them. In situations where you have a good Agent or Landlord managing the property teamed with an increase in available property, the result can only be a positive for the tenant as the quality of rentals increases which in turn provides stability and reassurance for the Landlord’.

Ilminster Lettings

Expansion for Residential Lettings

April 2013

Greenslade Taylor Hunt is delighted at the expansion of the Residential Lettings Department in our Ilminster Office. The department is being run by experienced and qualified staff, that are committed to providing excellent customer service teamed with a friendly, local approach. Verity Wootton is a qualified ARLA member and is moving across from our Chard office and will be joined by Lorna Wall who has worked for the firm for a number of years in the Ilminster office and has a wealth of local knowledge and residential experience.

Residential Partner Andrew Perry added “we have for some time recognised the need to expand rental department here in Ilminster, to look after our already large portfolio of managed properties in the town and surrounding villages. I am extremely confident that both Verity and Lorna will be able to provide all our Landlords and tenants an excellent standard of service to ensure stress-free and profitable lets. I’m also in no doubt that our highly successful Chard rental department under the experienced guidance of our manager Amy Davidson will continue to go from strength to strength in the Chard area. ”

At Greenslade Taylor Hunt we see the private rental sector continuing to grow with no sign of change in 2013 and beyond, and have always prided ourselves on providing Landlords with clear, honest advice on what to expect when letting a property. With a great deal of legislative changes in the pipeline, we are confident that our Lettings staff are both knowledgeable and up to date to keep all our clients fully informed.

If you would like a free, no obligation rental valuation or would like any advice concerning any aspect of letting your property or taking up a tenancy, please do not hesitate in contacting Verity or Lorna on 01460 207333 or email rental.ilminster@gth.net

Sonia Matthews

Now's a Good Time for Landlords to Invest in Buy-to-Let

September 2012

According to recent surveys, UK buy to let Landlords’ confidence has been boosted by continued strong tenant demand and falling property prices, with 48% of UK Landlords considering now a good time to invest. House prices are still subdued in many parts of the country and tenant demand continues to grow, which is presenting Landlords with the opportunity to secure strong yields on properties and boost confidence in buy-to-let as a long term investment. The strength of this demand has also seen an impact on rental figures, with rents continuing to rise at around 4.5% per annum. With the difficulties encountered by first time buyers, it is generally felt that demand for rental properties will continue to rise and that the average period of rental will increase and become longer term. There is a definite shift in the way we perceive home ownership versus renting and without doubt we are becoming more ‘European’ when looking to move home.

This continued growth in the market has seen an increase in agents starting up a Lettings’ division within well-established companies. Not necessarily a bad thing, as competition is good for any business, however it has to be noted that Residential Lettings comes with a huge amount of legislation and in order for an agent to act within these rulings requires experience and training. It is always advisable for any person looking to enter into the buy-to-let market to seek expert advice before purchasing property as an investment. According to the recent publications and figures, it appears to be the easy way to invest, however there are pitfalls and without guidance these can be easily stumbled upon. It is my view that the Lettings’ industry will continue to grow and that more and more people will consider renting a property more acceptable. This increase in business will inevitably bring changes, a very interesting time in the Residential Lettings’ market and one well worth watching!

Amy Davidson

New Lettings Office at Ilminster

September 2012

With new research showing that the demand for rental properties has tripled in the past two years in the South West of England, Greenslade Taylor Hunt are delighted to announce the opening of our new Residential Lettings department in Ilminster. We have recently had huge success with letting and managing properties in the Ilminster area and with more properties coming onto our books we feel that opening this new department is the natural progression.

We have a lot of prospective tenants on our register that are specifically looking to move into the Ilminster area and with this high number of applicants we are finding that a lot of properties are being let on the first viewing. The town itself is hugely popular and with good access to Taunton, Chard, Yeovil and Exeter, could not be better placed for potential Landlords and Tenants alike. 

There may be times when you want to discuss the option of lettings your property, or the rental application process and we feel that by having an agent in the town you have the chance to speak with us face to face about any concerns that you may have. To arrange a no obligation rental valuation or to discuss any aspects of lettings a property, please telephone Amy Davidson on 01460 207333 or call into the office at 15 East Street, Ilminster.

Verity Wootton

Chard agent recognised as a property professional of excellence!

June 2012

Verity Wootton, a Chard based lettings agent with Greenslade Taylor Hunt, has successfully passed an NFoPP Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management. This well respected Award is not only a nationally recognised industry qualification but is also an entry requirement of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) – the only professional, self-regulating body specialising in raising and maintaining practice standards in the UK private rental sector.

Verity, who started her career as Lettings Administrator, has been working as a Letting agent in Chard for just over a year. Since joining Greenslade Taylor Hunt, she has quickly proved herself to be a valued member of our Residential Lettings team and was subsequently promoted to Negotiator to work alongside the Lettings Manager, Amy Davidson.

Verity of Greenslade Taylor Hunt said; “I decided to start studying toward this qualification as a result of my promotion within the Letting department and I am thrilled that the hard work has paid off and I have secured the Technical Award. For me, it is not only a personal achievement but evidence of our professionalism as an agency, showing our clients that they are dealing with someone who is knowledgeable and who they can trust to do a good job.”

Sonia Matthews MARLA MNAEA, Associate Senior Lettings Manager, who works alongside Verity at Greenslade Taylor Hunt said: “We could not be more proud of Verity’s achievement. We strongly believe Chard landlords and tenants will vote with their feet in support of an agency that is staffed by hard-working property professionals of intelligence and integrity such as Verity and Amy.”

Greenslade Taylor Hunt is amongst the steadily growing number of agents across the UK who is working with ARLA and NFoPP to become qualified and raise standards within their field.

Elisabeth Richards, Head of Legal and Policy at the National Federation of Property Professionals states; “I heartily congratulate Verity on her achievement and am pleased to welcome her to ARLA membership. In an industry where standards can vary greatly between member and non-member agents and agencies, obtaining this award represents not only Verity’s dedication to developing as an agent but also her commitment to working to the high industry standards which ARLA seeks to promote.”

Positive start to 2012 for Residential Lettings

Positive start to 2012 for Residential Lettings

April 2012

2012 has started off on a very positive note within our Residential Letting Departments. Reports of increasing demand from tenants along with new properties being added to the portfolio daily has resulted in a very productive period. It is a well documented fact that many new Landlords entering the market are doing so reluctantly or as a means of security for the future. Either way this has resulted in an influx of first time Landlords all of whom are looking for key advice on where to invest their money, as well as accurate information on how to deal with letting their properties. This is where it pays to seek guidance from an experienced agent, one who can advise you on what to look out for when purchasing a buy-to-let and also on how best to present a property in order to produce a speedy and problem free let.

With the Lettings market continuing to grow, we are seeing an increased number of Residential Sales agents opening Lettings departments, some of which are offering reduced fees as an incentive to use their services.  It may be worth noting in situations such as these; “that in order to make the transition form an Estate Agent to Letting Agent you need to have studied more than a hundred different pieces of legislation”.  Worth noting!

We are very fortunate within Greenslade Taylor Hunt to have a department totally dedicated to this field, one which is growing with the recent addition of our South Molton office and most recently our Wells office. Predictions for the forthcoming year are encouraging and it will be very interesting to see how the market progresses into the next quarter and beyond.

Tony Overhill, Partner

Important Changes to the Lettings Market

March 2012

Amendments within the Housing Act are due to take place on April 6th 2012 and as part of the Localism Act 2011, lead to significant changes in how Landlords and Agents deal with the handling of deposits.

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Tony Overhill

Lettings market goes from strength to strength

May 2011

The residential lettings market continues to go from strength to strength with demand for rental property continuing to outstrip supply. With this need for residential property, it is expected that more private Landlords will enter the market over the next 12 months. It is therefore imperative that any person considering letting their property or purchasing a buy-to-let, is given the best possible information available. 

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