As of 13th May, the Government announced that restrictions in England will be eased for the property sector, meaning people wishing to move, can now do so. Before you rush off to Rightmove to book viewings on all the latest offerings, we should warn you that things are still a far cry away from normality. The safety and wellbeing of all parties involved in a home move must remain the highest priority, and it is important that social distancing rules, public health advice and government guidance are followed to ensure this.  But how does that affect you and your home move?


Millions of us are currently working from home (WFH) due to the COVID-19 situation. For some, this may be the norm, but for many of us this is a brand-new experience, learning how to adapt to this new way of life as we go. A 2018 study found that 65% of its surveyed participants were more productive when WFH, reporting lower levels of stress, fewer distractions and most importantly the allowance of more comfortable clothing! However, being successful in your home environment may be easier said than done. Nailing your home office space is an important step to allow you to excel at WFH, creating an atmosphere that promotes productivity and is free from as many distractions as possible. A little elbow grease, and some creativity is all it takes to carve out a space to work from. We have put together a list of tips and ideas to help you create the perfect environment to prove to your boss that you are awesome at WFH.

"A game a day keeps coronavirus at bay". During these strange times of self-isolation, it’s very easy to feel lonely, sad, and desperate for a bit of normality in your life. As serious as the current situation is, we all occasionally need a bit of a break from the constant onslaught of doom and gloom from the media, and just have a laugh with our friends/co-workers/family members/other humans. That is why this month’s blog post is dedicated to a bit of stupid old fun. For each day of the week we bring you a game that takes minimal effort, you can do while self-isolating, and will hopefully help you through the day. So, get ready to be bamboozled, average levels of fun guaranteed!

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), is essentially a document that outlines how energy efficient your property is. Back in April 2018 the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) came into effect which said that all tenancy renewals, or newly rented property must have a minimum energy performance rating of an ‘E’. From 1st April 2020 the regulations extend to cover existing residential tenancies, which means that under the new legislations, rented properties with a rating of an F or a G cannot be rented out.

It’s no surprise that landlords often struggle to stay compliant when lettings regulations are constantly changing. In the past decade alone, we have had numerous, quite major pieces of legislation that have come into force, which puts more responsibility on the landlord. If you find it hard to keep on top of all the legislation changes, we have put together a list of a few of the vital things every law-abiding landlord should be doing.


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