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March 11th 2022
Trading Standards and the government have jointly announced compulsory material information which must appear on property listings.A property's council tax band or rate (for lettings and sales) and the property price and tenure information (for sales) must be included on all property listings by 31st May 2022.
March 11th 2022
Changes from 6 April 2022 will impact how letting agents and landlords in England conduct Right to Rent checks.
March 10th 2022
The start of a New Year hasn’t led to a case of New Year, New You for the property market. It looks as though property prices in the UK are still rising, and at Intercounty, we expect this to be the case for the rest of the year.
February 25th 2022
If you plan on selling your home in Great Dunmow, you are legally required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in place. The EPC must be included in the marketing of the property, and if the property is marketed without an EPC, the agent is liable to a fine.
January 19th 2022
Anyone looking to make changes in 2022 will do so with the hope of improving their life. It is perfectly natural that people will look to move home as part of this process, and if you intend to move house in 2022, you need to think of a wide range of factors.
January 17th 2022
If you are moving home in 2022, you need to find a great location. At Intercounty, we are firm believers that Saffron Walden is a good place to live, and we are delighted to say we are not the only people who believe this.
January 14th 2022
If you are contemplating making a big change in the New Year, it is understandable if looking for a new home is on your mind.
January 10th 2022
The start of the New Year brings many changes, and it is easy to see why many people are looking to better themselves. Anyone who is looking to move home will need to weigh up their options, and there is a lot to consider.
December 30th 2021
It is important for landlords to consider what sort of tenant they want, and how long they want the tenant staying with them. This is often a personal choice for landlords to make, but there is a lot to be said for having tenants who are happy to stay with you for a longer period of time.
December 27th 2021
At Intercounty, we care about the local property market in Chelmsford, and we stay in touch with what is happening nationally. There is no denying there is a shortfall in the supply of property right now, and this is having a major impact on the housing market.
December 24th 2021
According to a recent study carried out by online claims management company, Veriwise, 30% of the most serious tenant complaints relate to the misuse of a deposit. Around 25% of clients are unsure if or indeed where, their deposit is protected. 21% of complaints made to the company relate to damp and mould.
December 20th 2021
A new study carried out by the National Residential Landlords Association found that 57% of landlords stated that demand for rental accommodation increased in the third quarter of 2021. Only 39% of landlords found that there had been an increase in the second quarter of this year, so it is positive to see this movement in the market.