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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November Housing Market Update

Posted on Monday, 23 November, 2020

Housing market update Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed that “the housing market will remain open” throughout England’s second national lockdown, which began on 5 November and will continue until at least 2 December. Jenrick wrote on Twitter that “renters and homeowners will be able to move; removal firms and estate…

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Reopening Announcement

Posted on Friday, 15 May, 2020

With the government’s announcement this week that Estate Agents can return to work, we have been busy preparing ourselves for a return initially just to our Uxbridge office on Monday 18th May. We also plan to start working at our Ickenham office the following Tuesday 26th May. We look forward…

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Easter Opening Hours

Posted on Thursday, 9 April, 2020

Happy Easter from everyone at Lakin & Co Friday 10 April CLOSED Easter Monday: Monday 13 April CLOSED

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Premises Currently Closed

Posted on Tuesday, 24 March, 2020

In light of the Government’s announcement yesterday evening, we have temporarily closed our Uxbridge and Ickenham offices with immediate effect, until further notice. We take our responsibility to protect our colleagues and customers seriously. As such this means that team members will not be permitted to attend our offices this…

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Posted on Thursday, 19 March, 2020

Please be patient with us while we try to respond to you as quickly as we can during this crisis. We are typically taking longer to reply than normal. We are truly living in unique times. The coronavirus pandemic is impacting everyone from our families, to our businesses, to our…

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Electrical Safety Regulations set to come into force

Posted on Sunday, 23 February, 2020

Subject to approval by both Houses of Parliament landlords and agents will need to ensure electrical installation inspections and testing are carried out for all new tenancies in England from 1 July 2020 or from 1 April 2021 for existing tenancies. More information

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Christmas 2019 Office Hours

Posted on Monday, 9 December, 2019

Christmas Office Hours Please note we will be closing at 1.30 pm on Thursday 12th December for our office Christmas party and reopening the following day at 12pm.   Tuesday 24th December – 9.00 – 1.30pm Wednesday 25th December – CLOSED Thursday 26th December  – CLOSED Friday 27th December  –…

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Homes (Fitness For Human Habitation) Act 2018

Posted on Sunday, 7 April, 2019

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, known as the Homes Act, replaces Section 8 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (LTA 1985) in England, with the purpose of improving living standards in the private and social rented sectors. Under the Homes Act 2018, landlords and letting agents acting…

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Client Money Protection for letting and managing agents

Posted on Sunday, 7 April, 2019

From 1 April 2019, all property agents in England holding client money must belong to a government-approved Client Money Protection scheme. NB: Client Money Protection schemes are only permitted to offer a grace period until 1 April 2020 to allow agents to open a client money account to hold client money….

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