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10 August 2019

Hannells Welcomes Richard Peters To The Team!


The Hannells team is growing! We’re delighted to announce the arrival of  Richard who has joined our busy Lettings team. Richard joins the team with a history of success in varied roles in the lettings industry as a Negotiator, Valuer and Office Manager. Richard also has specialist knowledge of student lets and will be heading […]

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16 July 2019

News Flash! Capital Gains Tax Changes Are On The Way!


Second home owners, Landlords and property investors will need to be aware of yet more changes to regulations in the property market with the governments ‘dramatic change’ to the way in which Capital Gains Tax is to be paid. Under the current regime the deadline for paying any outstanding tax on capital gains made when […]

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6 July 2019

Selective Licensing, Is More Change On The Way?


You may be aware that in some areas of the country, selective licensing for the private rental sector is already in place. Currently a local authorities may designate the whole or part of their district as being subject to selective licensing. Selective licensing should not be confused with other forms of mandatory licensing which relate […]

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29 June 2019

How To Keep Your Home Cool In A Heatwave


Phew what a scorcher! Love it or hate it the heat of summer seems to be here to stay (at least for a little while!) but do you know how to keep your home cool in a heatwave?   It may seem a little off topic for a property blog but bear with us, keeping […]

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15 June 2019

How Clean Is A Seller Required To Leave A House On Moving Day?


One question that we often encounter on or just after completion is ‘how clean is a seller required to leave a house on moving day?’ Picture the scene….You have spotted your dream home, great location, close to good schools, lovely garden, recently decorated and even the choice of carpet is exactly to your taste. You’ve […]

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25 May 2019

The Tenant Fees Ban: What Does It Mean?


If you are a Landlord or a tenant looking for a new rental property, you may have come across news of the tenant fees ban in England. But what is it and what does it mean? The tenant fees ban basically means that as of the 1st of June 2019, Landlords and agents in England […]

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8 May 2019

Why It’s Taking Longer Than Ever For Derby Property Sales To Complete


Benjamin Brain, Director at Hannells, reveals why property transactions across Derby are currently taking so long to complete…

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4 May 2019

Searches – Why We Are Uniting Agents And Conveyancers Across Derby…


This week (published 4th May 2019) we have been making news in the property world by getting together with prominent local agents and conveyancers to voice our concerns about the turnaround time for local authority searches in our city. If you are familiar with the home-buying process, you will no doubt be well aware of […]

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27 April 2019

Section 21, Is Change On The Way?


The Government have been very active in their shake up of the rental market recently, and now they have set their sights on Section 21, so is change on the way? For those who are experienced in the rental market, Section 21 maybe familiar, but if you are a new Landlord it’s certainly something worth […]

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12 April 2019

Rogue Agents – How To Avoid Them


Up until now, landlords and tenants who were victims of rogue agents stood to lose rent or deposit monies that the agent may have misappropriated, leaving both parties vulnerable and at a loss. Whilst the vast majority of agents were operating lawfully and correctly, those few rogue agents that weren’t caused a great deal of […]

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5 April 2019

When I Move House Who Should I Inform?


Following on from our last blog article where we looked at what to do about your energy supplier when you move house (you can check it out HERE) We thought it would be useful to take a look at some of the other people and organisations that you need to inform when you move house. […]

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27 March 2019

When Moving House, How Should I Deal With Energy Suppliers?


Whether you are a first time buyer or are more experienced at moving house, there are many aspects to buying a new home that may be forgotten or over looked. Here at Hannells, one of the things we often get asked by home movers is how do I deal with energy suppliers? Often this is […]

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