7 Steps to Becoming a Residential landlord in Hampstead

There are a number of reasons people become residential landlords. Often, it’s because someone wants to do more with their savings and sees property as a sound investment with a regular income. It might also be that a person becomes an accidental landlord after inheriting a property or moving into a house with a partner. […]

Own a First-Time Buyer Property in Hampstead? Consider Letting it for 12 Months

So, you have a property to sell, and it would be ideal for a first-time buyer? Did you know that many first time buyers are struggling to get mortgage deals right now as lenders become more risk-averse and house prices boom? This, coupled with financial hardship for some first-time buyers means that your property could […]

Landlords: How To Keep Your Tenants Happy

As a landlord, you want stability, and you want to be confident in the knowledge that good tenants are going to stay and the rent will continue coming in. Here, we look at how landlords can keep their tenants happy – and why it is so important. Happy tenants = happy landlord There are many […]

Homes are moving 31% faster since lockdown

Homes are moving 31% faster since lockdown The time to sell a home has fallen by more than a quarter in the UK. No surprise considering buyer demand, since the start of the year, is +34% higher than over the same period in 2019. Source: Dataloft, Zoopla The number of days between first marketing a […]

Significant pick-up in the housing market

Significant pick-up in the housing market The July Sentiment Survey by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, gauging the mood of agents, showed a significant pick-up in the housing market. The stamp duty holiday has increased demand in July, agents report a significant increase in new buyer enquiries and new instructions. Agreed sales have also risen, […]

Does your Letting Agent offer 24-hour response to applicants?

– 7 October 2019 – Does your Letting Agent offer 24-hour response to applicants? Here at Excel, we are always looking at ways to enhance our performance in all aspects of the services we provide, as the world around us continues to evolve. One area that we have focused on recently is communication and specifically […]

What is the Tenant Fee Ban and How does it Affect Tenants and Landlords?

– 01 May 2019 – What is the Tenant Fee Ban? The laws are part of a wider shake-up in the private rental sector in England and the ban on tenant fees applies to new or renewed tenancy agreements signed on or after 1 June 2019. It affects all assured shorthold tenancies, tenancies of student […]

Potential hazards in a property

– 19 April 2019 – Potential hazards in a property Landlords have a legal obligation to keep their properties safe, in good order and free from defects that could cause serious harm to life. There are a range of potential hazards in a property that could harm the health and safety of people living or […]

Is your Letting Agent partnered with the fastest growing rental platform in the UK?

– 8 September 2018 – Is your Letting Agent partnered with the fastest growing rental platform in the UK? Customers demand convenience. A taxi in two taps, restaurant food delivered to their door, beauty appointments booked instantly. And it all happens in mobile apps. Renters are the same, and at Excel, we’re constantly looking out […]