Posts by Carole C

How to Rent Guide doesn’t have to be a Pain in the Arse!

The How to Rent Guide was, quite frankly, a pain in the arse!  Until now!                     Because it can be updated without you knowing it, does that mean it is an underhanded trick by the powers that be to catch you out?  Not half! What are the consequences of serving an out of date How to…

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Clash of the Titans – Boiler V Winter!

At Opal Lettings, the boiler is one of the most important pieces of kit in our arsenal. The Boiler is the nemesis of the Landlord, as they are expensive to replace.  And when one breaks down, it nearly always waits until Winter when people need it the most.  A friend had to replace 7 of…

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Zero Deposits – Beyond the Hype!

Zero Deposits is the new buzzword in Lettings at the moment.  You only have to pay a visit to any major rentals portal and on many adverts you will see a humongous red slash across the picture gleefully announcing zero deposits. As a tenant, with zero deposit you can rent your home without paying a…

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Opal Lettings Property News

Opal Lettings Property News round up brings you up to date with what has been happening in Property this summer. Huntingdon House Prices: The average property price in Huntingdon is £296,016 now in August 2019, according to latest figures from Zoopla. Since May this year, it has fallen 0.93% and since August 2018, it has…

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Opal Lettings Guide to Tenant Fees Ban

Opal Lettings Guide to Tenant Fees Ban Since last Saturday, 1st June, the Tenant Fees Ban has become law.  In most respects it is a good thing, as some Letting Agents and Landlords have been charging inflated prices for credit checks and inventories. And under the new laws, there is also a limit to the…

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Huntingdon and Peterborough Landlords – Section 21 No Fault Evictions are actually Yes Fault Evictions!

Huntingdon and Peterborough Landlords – Why did You Serve Your last S21? It is of vital importance that all Huntingdonshire and Peterborough Landlords ask themselves this question and share their answers with www.yesfaulteviction.co.uk!  And sooner rather than later! On 15th April 2019, the Government announced that it was abolishing Section 21, the so-called  ‘no fault’…

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A Story of Bargain Hunting in Huntingdon

As you may well know, I specialise in managing HMO’s in the Huntingdon to Peterborough corridor. I spotted a house in Huntingdon last September and have followed its progress all the way through since then.  I first viewed it when I attempted to buy it, as I have a Single Let of my own around…

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Huntingdonshire Housing 2019 Trends?

  What does 2019 hold for Huntingdonshire Housing?  Are prices likely to rise or fall?  What is in store for the local rental market?  Will Brexit have much of an effect? At Opal Lettings Ltd, we would like to start by wishing all of our Tenants, Landlords and Clients a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New…

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Opal Lettings: Brexit V UK Housing

Still hard to know, as we haven’t been given any conclusive information following on from Theresa May presenting her plan to Parliament a few days ago.   At Opal Lettings, pretty much like anybody else in business, we are waiting to see what happens, and everyone wants the Politicians from bickering and make some conclusive decisions.…

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Bank of England says Housing Market “Just About Clinging On”

There are many factors that influence these statistics, and here at Opal Lettings, we will try to decipher them. In a nutshell, a recent report by the Bank of England says the Housing Market is “Just About Clinging On”.  They say it has been softening across the UK as homes, particularly larger more expensive ones…

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