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First time renters

First time renters

Finding a property to rent for the first time can often be a daunting, expensive and stressful experience.
As a tenant, you want to find a property which offers space, security, is generally appeals to your taste, but does not cost the earth.

As experienced and respected  letting agents, we will help you find your perfect home, handle the maintenance and ensure that the property you are interested in is within your budget,.

Are you an accidental landlord?

Are you an accidental landlord?

With property investment remaining a great way to make your money work for you, most landlords come to the rental market by design.However there are those who find themselves with a property due to circumstance.This could be someone who has inherited a property, or...

Why landlords should use an agency – especially now!

Why landlords should use an agency – especially now!

2020 has bought with it a plethora of challenges.
This can include tenants moving on for many reasons to the revised laws and regulations bought about by Covid 19. 
Even with the optimism of a vaccine, these regulations are likely to impact for a large part of next year, so landlords, more than ever, need the experience and lettings expertise to guide them that can be found within a professional letting agency

How to prevent Damp & Mould in your home

How to prevent Damp & Mould in your home

The development of condensation can be controlled in part by increasing ventilation throughout the dwelling. There is a preconception that ventilation means higher heating bills; however ventilation is essential  to prevent very the unpleasant and sometimes dangerous effects of the resulting mould…read more

Home Working

Home Working

With more people working from home or even running a business from home, it makes sense that landlords know how this will impact on them and their property. Click image to read more…

Compulsory Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

Compulsory Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

There have been a number of different regulatory changes related to the rental sector and landlords
These new Regulations require landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by a person who is qualified and competent, at least every 5 years. Landlords have to provide a copy of an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). This is a formal document that is produced following an assessment of the electrical installation within a property. It must be carried out by an experienced qualified electrician or approved contractor.

Life after Lock-down for a letting agency

Life after Lock-down for a letting agency

Having been working from home for three months, the Carrick Johnson Lettings team in Newton Abbot are now back in our office, having built screens etc, to keep our staff and our visitors safe. “There has also been a big surge in the number of landlords looking to get new purchases onto the letting market in the aftermath of the lock down and new research shows these are key qualities being looked for by house buyers, eager for a change of scenery. More..

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Carrick Johnson is open for Business After the troubling times of Lockdown, we know that there must a huge number of people looking to either move home, or explore the opportunity of putting their property on the rental market.  With this in mind and along with...

What our Landlords need to know..

What our Landlords need to know..

The Government is asking everyone to do all they can to help stop coronavirus spreading and has published advice on maintaining strict separation from others wherever possible during this unprecedented time. You can see the latest Government guidance on Coronavirus here https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus .. read more

What our tenants need to know…

What our tenants need to know…

We are currently living through an unprecedented time of uncertainty and at Carrick Johnson Letting & Property Mangement, we want our tenants to know that we are doing our very best to stay on top of developments.. Read more Questions & Answers