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Is now a good time to become a Landlord?

Is now a good time to become a Landlord?

The UK has officially entered its first recession in 11 years, which has caused a lot of people to hesitate over whether or not to take the leap. However, there are several signs that appear to indicate this is, indeed, a good time to become a landlord

Nil Deposit explained

Nil Deposit explained

Providing an alternative to the traditional deposit.

Finding a deposit when you’re moving into a new rental home can be tough when your previous deposit hasn’t been returned, and you’re paying your first month’s rent and the costs associated with moving. At Carrick Johnson Lettings & Property Management, we work with Let Alliance to provide a solution that protects both tenants and landlords.
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Eviction ban update

Eviction ban update

Keep updated with our latest articles.

The situation with Covid-19 is rapidly changing and the following information sourced from Goodlord.co explains the current situation.

The government has confirmed that the evictions ban will end on 31 May 2021, however, bailiffs have been asked not to carry out an eviction if anyone living in the property has Covid-19 symptoms or is self-isolating. From 1 June 2021, notice periods – which had previously been extended to six months’ notice – will be reduced to four months’ notice. The announcement also said that, “subject to the public health advice and progress with the Roadmap”, notice periods will return to pre-pandemic levels from 1 October 2021 – click image to read more.

Welcome

Welcome

Carrick Johnson Lettings and Property Management are delighted to welcome a new member to the team. Natalie Eaves has come to us as an experienced administrator who is already enjoying the daily life of our busy
office. Natalie is not however new to the Carrick Johnson brand, having worked with us some years back as part of the Blocks Management side of our business, we were thrilled that her career journey brought her to our door once again

Why references are essential

Why references are essential

For a landlord, good quality referencing is the first step to avoid renting your property to an unsuitable tenant. It is essential that landlords are mindful of the  carefully carried out referencing and on how it impacts on new tenancies. Becoming a landlord is a big decision, but by following reference guidelines you have taken the most important step to protecting your property and your future income.

Family run

Family run

In a crowded market place, it can often be difficult to identify the differences between one letting agent or another. At Carrick Johnson Lettings and Property Management we believe that being independent and family owned sets us apart from the rest! Click image to read more..

Rents on the up in Devon

Rents on the up in Devon

According to inews.co.uk, ‘City dwellers seeking to escape the claustrophobia of Covid-19 lockdowns in places like Edinburgh, London and Manchester have caused rents to rocket in Devon and Cornwall as they seek the space and fresh air of the South West of England.’ Read more click image.

South West Rental Properties remain an excellent investment.

South West Rental Properties remain an excellent investment.

Property prices in the south-west are a little above the national average. The average house costing  £258,372, a little above the national average of around £249,000. It is thought  by the majority in the property industry that the south-west could deliver a very acceptable profit over the next few years as south-west property prices could rise 13.1% over the next five years compared to just 4% in London. Click image to read more..

How to get your deposit back

How to get your deposit back

One of the biggest worries for a tenant renting a property is whether or not they’ll get their deposit back.. Click the image above for advice on how to ensure a smooth return of your deposit when the time comes.

Referral scheme

Referral scheme

We currently offer a referral scheme designed to thank those of you who kindly recommend our services.
If a referral from you  becomes a new fully managed tenanted property’  we will pay you £100 as a thank you!