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13Jul

If you are a landlord, you know complying with regulations is essential. Not only must you comply with existing regulations, but it is also your responsibility to familiarise yourself with new regulations. Given the volume of regulations, this is a challenge for landlords in the private rented sector, but we are here to help.

 

At Greyfox, we are always on hand to assist landlords to manage their property and provide a great standard of service to tenants.

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Your Guide To Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector(England) Regulations 2020

 

 

13Jul

With significant demand for rental property in the United Kingdom, it is easy to see why many people consider the benefits of being a private landlord. It is possible to generate regular income as a private landlord, but it is essential to know it is a challenging role.

 

At Greyfox, we are pleased to say we have assisted many private landlords in the local area. We offer a range of property management services, and no matter your level of expertise and confidence, we are here to assist you as best we can.

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The Six Steps To Becoming A Private Landlord

13Jul

Landlords face many challenges, but one of the essential components in achieving success as a landlord is to communicate well with tenants. You’ll find having a cordial relationship with your tenant, based on trust and clear communication makes life a lot simpler for you.

If you rely on an agent to liaise with tenants on your behalf, make sure you choose one with a proven track record in fostering great relationships with tenants. At Greyfox, we are pleased to say our property management services deliver the best standard of service for landlords and tenants.

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The Essential Communication Guide For Landlords

13Jul

No matter what business sector you operate in, knowing what customers are looking for is useful information. If you can tailor your products or services to meet the needs of people, you enhance your chances of connecting with them and selling to them. Therefore, if you are a landlord, you need to know what tenants are looking for in a rental property.

At Greyfox, we are pleased to say we have worked closely with many landlords and tenants. We also keep abreast of the local and national rental market. This ensures we stay in touch with the must-have features tenants look for in a rental property.

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The Must Have Features Tenants Look For In Rental Property

04Jun

Being a landlord is a challenging role at the best of times. However, during the pandemic, it is understandable many landlords are looking for guidance and advice. At Greyfox, we are here to help. We appreciate these are unprecedented times, but with our letting industry knowledge, and official guidelines, we can provide you with guidance on what landlords should do during the pandemic.

Even though the housing and lettings market has been re-opened by the Government, for many people, lockdown is still in place. Therefore, landlords should always follow quarantine guidance and social distancing measures.

If you are keen to learn what landlords should do during the pandemic, 

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Landlords Guide To Pandemic

04Jun

One of the most pressing challenges for landlords is ensuring you remain up to date with compliance matters. At the end of 2019, English landlords must comply with 156 pieces of legislation. This represents a 32% increase since 2010, and new guidelines are being introduced all the time.

Therefore, as a landlord, you must ensure you are up to date with regulations, and we are here to help. At Greyfox, we can manage your rental property, ensuring you are fully compliant with all rental property guidance and regulations. If you are worried about failing to comply and facing the penalties of doing so, we can minimise your exposure to these penalties.

If you would like our Landlord Compliance Checklist, 

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https://static.propertylogic.net/website/1448283942/pdfs/landlord_compliance_checklist_2.pdf

04Jun

Greyfox Offer Unrivalled Property Management Services

There is a significant demand for rental property across the country. It is easy to see why many prospective landlords view the letting industry as a way of making dependable income, but there is a lot of work required to achieve this outcome.

If you are keen to learn how Greyfox can help you manage your rental property, 

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Greyfox Offers Unrivalled Property Management Services

 

 

04Jun

While there are many factors involved with enjoying success as a landlord, finding your ideal tenant is critical. With a trustworthy and dependable tenant in place at your rental property, the process of being a landlord runs more smoothly.

 

To find out how you can find your ideal tenant, 

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Greyfox - How To Find Your Ideal Tenant PDF

 

 

28Apr

 

How will the Coronavirus Change People’s Property Wish Lists in Medway?

In this two-minute read, we look at some of the things home buyers looking in Medway might want from their new properties once the lockdown is over.

Lockdowns are gradually being relaxed across many parts of Europe and the World.

These green shoots of life returning to normal give us all a little hope and optimism for the future.

And talking of the future, we’ve dusted off our crystal ball to look at how the property market in Medway might change once this is all over.

It’s worth pointing out that no one knows for sure what will happen post lockdown.

But based on what we’re reading, the conversations we’re having with people and general trends in society, here are four ways people’s property buying ‘must-haves’ may change.

1)      Homeworking. Thousands of people across Medway are now working from home. Many are realising it doesn’t affect their productivity but does cut down on travel time and transport costs. A spare room, outbuilding or study will be firmly on many buyers’ wish lists.

2)      Garden or outdoor space. During the lockdown, those lucky enough to have a garden have seen its value and importance. Many are even trying their hand at growing their own vegetables. We expect more people will look to buy homes with gardens or with access to outdoor areas.

3)      Less is more. Sociologists are predicting a rise in minimalism – the way of life which sees people strive for less material things and reduced financial burdens. Could this lead to smaller properties becoming increasingly popular? Less stuff means less space is needed to house it.

4)      Family and friends. We’ve all taken things for granted pre-Coronavirus. Visiting the pub or coffee shop, the school run or popping to the local shops. One of the things which have been made crystal clear for many people is the importance and value of being near your family and loved ones. This could lead to a rise in people moving home to be nearer to those most special in their lives. 

How do you think people’s property desires will change? What have you loved or loathed about your home during this period of lockdown? 

We’d love to hear your thoughts. 

Whatever happens, at Greyfox Sales & Lettings we’ve been working hard to ensure we are ready for when the lockdown ends and the property market in Medway flies back out of the blocks. 

Thanks for reading and Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives and keep loving Medway.

 

26Mar

 

In this two and a bit minute read, we look at four fantastic ways you can use the ‘lockdown’ to take on those decluttering chores, you never get a chance to do.

You know those jobs you always said you’d sort out when you got time?

Well with the Government’s instructions to Stay at Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives, that excuse might be wearing a little thin in a few weeks.

Many of us across Medway have a lot of time on our hands right now. Making it the perfect chance to look at ways to declutter and re-organise our homes.

And who better to give us advice than the Japanese Queen of De-Cluttering, Marie Kondo.

Marie has written a bestselling book – The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. And has had her own TV show teaching people how to get their homes (and lives) in order.

Below are four of her top tips to get your home looking and feeling tip-top.

#1 Marie advises starting with clothing as it’s the least emotionally loaded of our stuff. Do you need that beige roll neck which makes you look like Captain Birdseye?

#2 When having a clear-out, ask yourself a simple question when mulling over throwing something out or not: Do you LOVE it? Not just like it, but love it. If yes keep it, if no (especially if it is clothes) get rid of it. Of course this doesn’t apply to your spouse if they are driving you bonkers during lockdown.

#3 Tidy by categories, not rooms. So, for example if you have lots of books spread over your home that you no longer need or want, sort these out first, rather than going from room to room. The same applies to clothes, ornaments, shoes etc.

#4 Take on a paper round-up. The paperless home is still a long way off. But if you use Kondo’s simple 3 step approach, you can add a lot of order to your paperwork. Sort into categories like this: 1)  Papers that need attention now – bills etc. 2) Papers that you need in the short-term only like offers or statements. 3) Papers that are needed indefinitely like lease contracts and insurance covers. By having the paper filed like this, you will know what needs your attention and when and what you can recycle.

Kondo’s tips are not just cosmetic. A tidy home is said by researchers to aid mental health, which is incredibly important, especially at anxious times like this. So that’s even more reason to listen to the Japanese Queen of Clean.

Thanks for reading and stay safe and looking out for each other.

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