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March 25th 2020
We’ve had to temporarily close our branches BUT we are still open for business
In line with recent government guidelines we confirm that all our branches are now temporarily closed. Please be assured, however, that we are still available to help you remotely and can be contacted via the normal office email address and phone number – as shown on the relevant branch page on our website.
August 27th 2019
Landlords - how to avoid those dreaded void periods
All landlords at some point will experience the unfortunate situation of having void periods, hopefully not for any protracted periods. Read a few our tips which could help you to avoid these situations, or at least reduce them to a minimum. 
July 31st 2019
Buy to Let remains a great investment opportunity
Since 2016, there have been several changes to the property market across the United Kingdom – predominantly to the lettings sector. Despite these alterations to taxation, stamp duty and bureaucracy around rental properties, most buy-to-let investors are still finding the market to be lucrative, with stable returns. 
May 20th 2019
There’s more to landlord safety checks than smoke and carbon monoxide detectors - here is our checklist...
Over the past few years, safety laws involving rental properties have increased, there are now approximately 145 laws and 400 regulations* and anyone flouting these new laws will not only be putting their tenant's safety at risk but could also receive a large fine. 
March 21st 2019
What Perks Are Tenants Happy To Pay More For?
A new survey has questioned tenants in the UK on what features and extras they’d most like in their homes and how much they’d be willing to pay for them.Unsurprisingly, one of the most popular choices for tenants was the inclusion of pets, with 28% of the 3,290 tenants surveyed.....
February 23rd 2019
Lettings Update from James Sutton, Area Letting Director
This is a year that will undoubtedly offer a changing landscape within the industry. Landlords will justifiably feel much of this change has been aimed in their direction. Likewise, many of us within the industry ourselves bemoan these changes.
September 13th 2018
Should you be a landlord the complexities of renting a property will be all too familiar
Even the most organised landlords will encounter difficulties from time to time. Day to day maintenance issues and repairs coupled with the legislative demands mean even the most robust of landlords are more and more seeking the support of a professional managing agent.
May 28th 2018
Experience living in a Grade I Tudor cottage with this unique rental in Thaxted
A visit to the Medieval market town of Thaxted is like stepping back in time, the cobbled streets and timber framed buildings some dating back to the Saxon period are a stunning example of English architecture. 
February 28th 2018
"2018 has begun by us seeing an improvement in new buyer activity, with Rightmove reporting a 9% increase in visits to its site...
December 11th 2017
12 days rent free at Christmas
As part of the Christmas celebrations and in the spirit of giving Intercounty is delighted to be giving away 12 days of Christmas RENT FREE on selected properties*
November 22nd 2017
A Landlord’s perfect tenants
In the past few years there has been a massive shift from home ownership to renting, by 2021 it has been predicted that nearly a quarter of people in the UK will find themselves in rented accommodation.
November 8th 2017
Thinking of buying a BTL? How to maximise your rental yields
If you are thinking of investing in a BTL property there are various aspects you will need to take into consideration.