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Welcome to the latest news from Sawyers Estate Agents. We have the following News articles available: 28

Rent a Room Scheme 01/09/2018
Q Pennies are short at present and I have a spare room, can I rent this out and do I have to pay any tax? A: It is not uncommon today to find times when one may have a spare room and renting this out can be a good means of bringing in some extra income without some of the liabilities which comes with renting your whole property though for example an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (AST)....
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Rent a Room Scheme
My neighbours garden looks unsightly what should I do? 04/06/2018
Q: I am trying to sell / rent my out my property and the neighbours` garden is very off putting, what do you suggest I do about it? A: Within this profession you get to see many properties for both sell and to rent where the immediate neighbours properties are a bit of an eye sore and this makes one think,...
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My neighbours garden looks unsightly what should I do?
Q & A on Inventory & conditions reports 30/04/2018
Q: When you decide to rent a Property, the tenant will typically be presented with an inventory at the start of the tenancy, what is the purpose of such a document and what should be do with this ? A: An inventory details what items are provided with a property at the start of a tenancy....
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Q & A on Inventory & conditions reports
Q & A on tenancy applications 10/04/2018
Q: I am looking to rent my first property and need to know what can I expect to be asked on the application form once I have found a property to let? A: You will find that all letting agents will have an application process which you will need to follow once you have found a suitable property to rent through them....
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Q & A on tenancy applications
AST abolished in Scotland, will England follow soon? 16/01/2018
Yes the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (AST) has been abolished in Scotland from 1st December 2017, under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016. This has been replaced by a Private Residential Tenancy (PRT). The problem found with the classic AST is that Landlords can give notice to their tenants via a S21 without providing a reason....
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AST abolished in Scotland, will England follow soon?
A week in politics 02/10/2017
You have heard the term, it has been quite a week in politics, well put another way it will have been quite a week in our housing market if recent government, opposition and Bank of England announcements transpire into fruition. Last Wednesday Jeremy Corbyn the Labour leader at their party conference re-iterated that his party was becoming the new centre ground with his views that were often seen...
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A week in politics
Gas Safe Week 18 to 24 September 2017 19/09/2017
This week is Gas Safety Week, so I thought that I would cover the importance of having an up to date gas safety certificate and the penalties should this be lacking. This is now in its 7th year and is designed to make more people aware of poorly maintained gas appliances which can cause gas leaks,...
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Gas Safe Week 18 to 24 September 2017
Leasehold house and developers scam 06/08/2017
Many readers would have heard ‘Leasehold ‘and ‘Freehold` properties but not necessarily know the difference between the two and the financial consequences each have on the owner. Freehold is where you own the property including the land on which it is located....
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Leasehold house and developers scam
Form 17 23/05/2017
Q: My friend and I were struggling to get onto the property market, so we decided to buy a property together. I paid 75% of the deposit and mortgage whilst my co-buyer pays 25%. We have lived in the house for several years, though have now decided to both go our separate ways....
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Form 17
The Pandora Box 27/03/2017
The Pandora Box The Government have indicated that there are not enough properties and need developers to build on mass to the correct the imbalance of a housing shortage effecting economic supply and demand to bring prices down. Yet I ask the question ‘what do people REALLY want? A bold question some may say as it very much depends on which side of the fence you wish to sit....
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The Pandora Box
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