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What The Changes in Universal Credit Mean For You

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A new year means new sets of goals for the year ahead. For the landlords: adjustments for new sets of rules and regulations. This year, another set of rules will be introduced under the Universal Credit. There are a couple of benefits being replaced by Universal Credit and one of these is the housing benefit. […]

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Landlords and Tenants: What lies ahead in 2013

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2012 has been a wonderful year for both the landlords and tenants. Landlords are providing homes for tenants and tenants providing income for the landlords. But there’s always a third party that makes and breaks this relationship – new set of rules and regulations – laws that should be followed. As letting agents in Newport, […]

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How to Make a Good Impression on a Potential Landlord

Have you thought of moving any time soon? And hoping you will have a better landlord this time around? Well, your potential landlord is thinking just the same and hoping he will have a better on the next tenancy. As letting agents in Newport, we’ve been tenants and landlords ourselves. We know how important it […]

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How to Avoid Becoming a Problem Landlord

There’s surely nothing worse than knowing you’ve upset someone or jeopardised their health, right? Because the two most common problems tenants experience with landlords is unhealthy or uncomfortable conditions that never get fixed, or security deposits that never get returned. In order to prevent yourself from becoming one of these dreaded landlords, you need to […]

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How to Avoid Rogue Agents

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In recent weeks there has been a call for regulation of the lettings industry, fueled by various warnings of rogue agents. A number of reported cases have shown us how badly these agents are treating both landlords and tenants. There’s no bond registration, keeping rent payments for themselves, and in the worst cases, shutting up […]

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Have You Ever Considered Renting to Students?

The stereotypical portrayal of students would make a lot of landlords deny students the opportunity to rent their property. Having just graduated from University, what I found was only the minority of students slept all day and partied all night. As for the house they rented, well most of them kept their houses pretty clean […]

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Letting Agents Going the Extra Mile

Lettings agents have much more to offer you than simply setting up a tenancy. The dedicated, hard-working agents can help landlords live an easier life and make owning properties a stress-free pleasure. They can help you find that perfect tenant you’ve been looking for forever by doing viewings, getting all the required safety certificates together, […]

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How to avoid making the biggest mistakes when renting out your house

After much thought and deliberation we here at Luscombe & Co decided to compile a list of the biggest mistakes we see some landlords and home owners making, when renting out their property without knowledge or guidance from within the industry. We felt that we needed to make you aware of these mistakes, so here […]

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Prepare Your Property for Winter

We’re all well aware that summer is far behind us now, with the clocks going back and these eerie, dark winter nights creeping up on us. There’s nothing worse than something happening to your property that could have been prevented, especially in this weather. We have procedures in place here at our letting agency to […]

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