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Landlords: The knowledge you need to succeed

We set out the five essential steps to renting out your property below. Read More »

Noise and Neighbours!

I was once trying to get some sleep after a busy night shift as a nurse. My neighbour in the downstairs flat had gone away, but forgotten to turn off her music system, which, as it turned out, she also used as an alarm. At 9am, I was awoken by the sound of Van Morrison’s “ Brown-Eyed girl” playing at full blast - clearly her wake up call of choice. As an avid VM fan, I wouldn’t have minded, except that it was so loud it was making our walls vibrate, and... Read More »

Right to Rent

PainSmith Solicitors report that the Home Office’s latest statistics on Right to Rent enforcement shows that an increasing number of landlords have been fined in what appears to be a new crackdown on illegal immigration. Fines totalling £163,000 were issued to 236 property owners between the start of February 2016 and June this year. That is more than one a day. Jeremy Liming, a Director of Cambridge Property Lettings, says: "This highlights the... Read More »

Landlords helping the homeless

For every newly managed property taken on, Cambridge Property Lettings are committing to give £100 to Cambridge-based charity ‘Jimmy’s’. Jimmy’s offers short-term and emergency accommodation for men and women who would otherwise be homeless in Cambridge. Trevor Hames, CPL Chairman, explained: ‘For some time we have wanted to support a homeless housing charity and Jimmy’s is just 2 minutes' walk from our office in Newmarket Road. Also, with our Head of... Read More »

Summer property news

July House Prices in major cities continue to grow, but Cambridge is slower having started from a strong base. A growth of 1.9% in July and 1.2% during the last quarter. Trevor Hames says: " uncertainty with Brexit and the UK economy is bound to affect house sales, and asking prices are often being reduced. But with overseas buyers seeing an opportunity, and with Cambridge being a strong academic, scientific and high-tech centre demand will continue to... Read More »