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Changes to Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations

Posted on Friday, 20 May, 2022

SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS COMPULSARY FROM 1 OCTOBER 2022 – Landlords are you ready? The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022 state that all rented properties must provide a carbon monoxide alarm in rooms where there is any type of fixed combustion application, such as gas boilers….

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High Tenant Demand

Posted on Tuesday, 26 April, 2022

Average UK rents have increased for the sixth consecutive quarter, according to The Deposit Protection Service, whilst also producing evidence that some tenants are paying above the going rate to secure a property The UK’s largest protector of deposits, which safeguards 1.8m rent securities, says that average rents now stand…

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House Price Annual Growth – 9.6%

Posted on Wednesday, 23 March, 2022

The latest house price data published on GOV.UK by HM Land Registry (HMLR) for January 2022 show that average house prices in the UK increased by 9.6% in the year to January 2022, however this is down from 10.0% in the year to December 2021. If you would like to know more…

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Christmas 2021 Opening Hours

Posted on Wednesday, 8 December, 2021

Christmas Office Hours Friday 24th December – 9 – 1.30pm Saturday 25th December –  CLOSED Sunday 26th December – CLOSED Monday 27th December – CLOSED Tuesday 28th December – CLOSED Wednesday 29th December – 9.00am – 1.30pm Thursday 30th December – 9.00am – 1.30pm Friday 31st December – 9.00am –…

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Early Closing Saturday 11th December

Posted on Saturday, 4 December, 2021

We will be closing our offices early on Saturday 11th December for our office Christmas party. The offices will be open between 9.30 – 1pm on Saturday 11th December. Lakin & Co

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Stamp Duty Holiday

Posted on Saturday, 3 April, 2021

The government’s annual take from stamp duty is approximately £12bn, according to the latest figures released by HMRC. That’s roughly equivalent to 2% of the Treasury’s total tax take. Last year the government temporarily increased the amount at which stamp duty is paid to £500,000, for property sales in England…

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Strong Rental Market

Posted on Saturday, 3 April, 2021

“The rental market continues to show no sign of slowing down, as demand for rental properties rose yet again in February. Letting agents have continued to support landlords and their tenants throughout the ongoing Covid-19 difficulties, and it is essential that tenancies are maintained wherever possible to ensure rent keeps…

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Christmas Office Hours

Posted on Sunday, 27 December, 2020

Happy Christmas from everyone at Lakin & Co Thursday 24th December – 9:00 – 1:30pm Friday 25th December – CLOSED Saturday 26th December  – CLOSED Sunday 27th December – CLOSED Monday 28th December  – CLOSED Tuesday 29th December – 9:00 – 1:30pm Wednesday 30th December – 9:00 -1:30pm Thursday 31st December…

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Prospective buyer numbers reach highest ever recorded for the month of October

Posted on Friday, 27 November, 2020

No visible signs of the property market easing on its traditionally-seasonal brakes just yet. The latest figures released by NAEA Propertymark have revealed that prospective buyer numbers reached the highest ever recorded for the month of October. According to NAEA Propertymark’s October Housing Report, the average number of prospective buyers…

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