Blogs

A snagging and handover service, as we call it, is unique to new build properties and is especially important for many of Complete’s clients as they live overseas and are not readily available to inspect their property purchase when it nears practical completion

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The contrast between furnishing and not furnishing an investment property is a common one. Both have pro’s and con’s and indeed in some markets, tenants expect a property to be furnished.

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When letting a property in the UK it is usual for a deposit to be paid by the tenants, usually before they move into a property. This is sometimes called a security deposit and can be used by the landlord to cover costs such as: rent arrears and damage to the property. It is strongly advisable for a detailed inventory report of the properties condition to be carried out at the start and end of the tenancy to help support any deductions for damage. Find out more information about deposits here.

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It is important for landlords to note that you are putting the lives of your tenants and their guests at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning or potential explosions if you fail to carry out annual gas safety checks.

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Client Money Protection (CMP) is a membership scheme which is designed to protect client money which is held by property agents and professionals. Since the 1st April 2019 it has been a legal requirement for all property agents and professionals in the UK to be a member of a CMP scheme. At Complete, our membership with UKALA has CMP included within it to help safeguard our clients’ money.

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Lisbon is Portugal’s growth engine. Operating as the country’s centre of government, technology  and culture, the city strikes an exciting balance as it respects its unique history while quickly becoming one of Europe’s smartest cities and a primary location for overseas investment.

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The latest research from Zoopla is predicting a 4.8% house price growth. Homeowners in northern regions are most optimistic, while those in the south are more likely to predict falls.

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The Tenant Fee Act is now in effect and prohibits letting agents and landlords from charging tenants’ fees associated with the start and renewal of a tenancy. What does this mean for tenants going forwards?

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Complete Prime Residential’s Berlin office is going from strength to strength. The residential lettings team which specialises in finding tenants and managing furnished properties in Berlin have had a fantastic start to 2019.

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St Mark’s Square is Bromley’s newest residential development, with the final phase of apartments completing over the coming weeks. With a selection of apartments exclusively available to rent through us.

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