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Simon`s Snippets - BREAKING NEWS - STAMP DUTY CHANGES 08 July 2020

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced sweeping changes this afternoon around Stamp Duty which is excellent news for anyone thinking of buying a home.

Stamp Duty is a tax applied when you buy a property and the announcement that there will be a payment holiday starting immediately means homebuyers will save thousands of pounds.... Read More

Small Businesses Are Hurting - Lets Show Them Some Love 03 July 2020

Small businesses are hurting – let"s show them some love

In this three-minute read, we share some ideas on how you can help your local shops and businesses through these difficult times.

One of the most remarkable things about the Covid-19 crisis is the way communities have pulled together.... Read More

Simon`s Snippets - How Landlords Can Stay On The Right Side Of The Law 01 July 2020

In this three-minute read, we look at the legal responsibilities of landlords – and reveal why it pays to let the experts handle the red tape.

Some people say being a landlord is easy. These people are wrong.

Glance through the list of the 175 plus laws that apply to landlords in the UK and you quickly realise there is a lot more to the lettings game than most people think.... Read More

Feel Good Friday Property Special 26 June 2020

A feel good Friday property special – A 2-minute read.

Eggs-citing design

Architects have designed a floating chicken farm. Yes, really. The three-storey creation will nestle on a concrete pontoon in a Rotterdam waterway, in The Netherlands.... Read More

Getting Through 2020 - What The Rest Of The Year Holds For Landlords 25 June 2020

In this three-minute read, we look at what lies ahead for landlords in 2020.

If you had to sum up 2020 in one word (without using "unprecedented" because it has been overused) what would it be?

Weird? Abnormal? Or what about unheard-of? Okay, maybe that is two words, but you catch our drift.... Read More

Our Top Ten Feelgood Stories From Lockdown 19 June 2020

Three months is a long time when you"re in lockdown. In this three-minute read, we look back at some of the feelgood stories and snippets that cheered us up during this extraordinary period.

Clapping for the NHS

We Brits are usually quite reserved, so it was quite something to see so many people out on the streets clapping, cheering, and banging saucepans for the NHS.... Read More

How To Put Joy Back Into Life And Your Home 18 June 2020

In this Fast Thursday 90-second read we share eight things you can do to add a bit more joy into your life and your home.

The past three months have been a challenging period for all of us.

With soaring levels of anxiety, uncertainty, and loneliness, it feels as if a lot of joy has been sucked out of our lives.... Read More

Simon`s Snippets - Eviction Deadline Extended 17 June 2020

Eviction Ban Means Landlords Need Support More Than Ever

In this four-minute read, we look at the eviction ban extension and explain why now, more than ever, landlords need a property partner who has their back.

Whether you"re a veteran landlord with years of experience, or a rookie still finding their feet, now is not the time to be going it alone.... Read More

Feelgood Friday 12 June 2020

Enjoy your weekly dose of positive news

Here"s a two-minute dose of good news to lift your mood this Feelgood Friday.

Pedal Power

The number of Brits cycling has skyrocketed. New official figures reveal a 100% increase in people cycling on weekdays and a whopping 200% rise on weekends during lockdown.... Read More

Summer Loving 11 June 2020

Here"s How landlords can enjoy some summer loving

STARTS

Discover the simple things you can do to get your property ready for rent this summer. We promise you it"ll be music to your ears. A 90-second Fast Thursday read.

Amid all the Covid-19 chaos that"s blighted our lives during the past three months, let"s hope brighter days are on the horizon.... Read More

**IMPORTANT** New Electrical Rules Kick In 10 June 2020

Tips for landlords as new electrical testing rules kick in

In this four-minute read, we look at the strict new regulations on electrical inspections that come into effect next month.

As if landlords don"t have enough to contend with, new rules on Electrical Inspection Condition Reports (EICR) kick in next month.... Read More

It`s Feelgood Friday Time Again 05 June 2020

It"s Feelgood Friday time again

Here"s another two-minute dose of good news to get you smiling this Feelgood Friday.

Mystery man cleans up

A mystery man in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, has washed the windows of some 700 properties – for free!... Read More