Has the Brexit decision made any difference to the UK housing market?

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Posted on 5th January 2017



Back in June 2016 the UK was in a frenzy. The surprise vote to leave the EU caused a furore among property investors, housing experts and the wider construction industry. But how has the UK housing market actually been affected, if at all? We take a look. The initial shock of the referendum certainly made […]

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Why should students take out contents insurance?

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Posted on 1st December 2016


Why should students take out contents insurance? So you’ve settled into to your new student pad for the year, started your degree course, and made friends. But have you sorted out your contents insurance? It may not be top of mind when renting a student property but in the long run, protecting your property is essential. […]

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A Student’s Guide: Where to rent in Canterbury?

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Posted on 18th November 2016



A Student’s Guide: Where to rent in Canterbury?   If you’re new to the area, or simply looking for a new student pad to rent next year, then now is the time to start looking. We’ve hand-picked some interesting and perhaps lesser known facts about each of the suburbs of Canterbury to help make your […]

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Freshers Week 2016 at the University of Kent – a Student’s Guide

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Posted on 16th September 2016



Freshers Week 2016 at the University of Kent – a Student’s Guide With a multitude of freshers week activities starting this weekend, we’ve hand-picked a selection of events especially for you. Sat 17th September 2016 (21.00-03.00) – Soap Neon Hall Wars For those of you staying in halls of residence this year, this is a […]

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A landlord’s guide to professional residential property investment versus student property investment

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Posted on 29th August 2016



A landlord’s guide to professional residential property investment versus student property investment   With the latest figures showing a 2.4% increase in rental prices in Great Britain over the past 12 months, now is a great time for landlords to consider investing in a rental property. But which type of investment should you choose?   […]

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The Clearing Process – Student FAQs

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Posted on 17th August 2016



The Clearing Process – Student FAQs If you find yourself going through clearing this summer – don’t panic. You’re not alone, and there are several options open to you. We’ve put together some useful information to help put your mind at rest if you don’t quite get the grades you were hoping for. What is […]

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Perfect pets: how to show your landlord you’re a responsible animal owner

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Posted on 10th August 2016



Perfect pets: how to show your landlord you’re a responsible animal owner   Over the past few decades, tenants’ expectations in the UK have increased no end. It’s no longer acceptable to offer a substandard property for rent and presentation is paramount.   So with the huge investment landlords are making, it’s no wonder they […]

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Could leaving the EU lead to a lull for landlords?

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Posted on 22nd June 2016



Could leaving the EU lead to a lull for landlords? With the growing anticipation about whether or not Britain will leave the EU, we take a look at the potential impacts of a Brexit on the UK lettings market. The housing sector has been steadily recovering since the 2009 property slump and landlords have been […]

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Benefits of a landlord putting money into their properties

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Posted on 8th June 2016


Benefits of a landlord putting money into their properties If you own a rental property (or many rental properties) you undoubtedly have many tasks scheduled on your daily ‘to do’ list – meeting with prospective tenants, conducting move out inspections, arranging trades services and meeting with the bank or other money lenders, just to name […]

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Canterbury HMO Article 4 Direction

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Posted on 18th April 2016



How does Canterbury Article 4 affect students and landlords? In late 2015, around 30 councils across England announced the decisions to make changes to planning, renovation and licensing requirements for rental properties in their jurisdiction. Canterbury City is one of these councils. This new set of rules, entitled “Article 4,” could mean drastic changes for […]

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