Don’t just prep your turkey this Christmas!

During the winter, while people are naturally drawn to the warmth of the indoors, they turn to their phones and computers and we see a significant increase in the number of property related searches.


Could you sell your house before Christmas?

If you’re looking to sell your property by Christmas or early in 2020, don’t let winter hibernation stop you from acting now. As the market slows right down, what initially might seem a wacky idea might just be a masterstroke.


Record rental prices in London and Surrey

It’s a well-known fact that there’s a substantial lack of affordable homes nationwide. We hear about it on the news regularly and over time, many have promised to address the issue. However, the stark truth is that it has fast become a crisis.


Avoiding those Winter voids over the Christmas period

From late October through to the New Year, landlords can find it tough. Once the Summer is over, the number of viewings start to steadily decrease into the Autumn. Although, there are still some great opportunities to be had for landlords and tenants alike, mid-November through till January sees a lull and prospective tenants tend to put everything on hold, at least until the Christmas decorations are down.


Typical tenant questions answered

As a landlord you may have to deal with some tricky questions from your tenants from queries about maintenance to legal and compliance issues, it is important that you give factual and impartial responses.


An Interview with a Landlord

This month, Head of Property Management Francesca, sat down with one of our new landlords to find out why they chose Townends to let their property and what they like most about our service.


Top 5 landlord questions, answered

Letting a property in Surrey or London need not be a hassle – providing you get as the right information from the right people. Here, we answer some of the basic questions a landlord might have, summing up the classic: ‘What do I have to do to be a sensible landlord?’


Landlords: How to prepare your property for Winter

The clocks have gone back and the UK officially enters Winter Daylight Saving Time. Mornings start to get noticeably chillier, car windscreens need scraping and we start counting how many shopping days we have left until Christmas.


A guide to student lets

Letting property to students can be an excellent option. There’s often constant demand in certain areas and landlords can expect tenants to stay in place for the agreed period of time.


Back to school? Back on the market!

Why? Most significantly, it’s the start of the new school year. This also means the biggest month of the year for corporate relocations.