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Blogs 2018-02-23T12:17:41+00:00

Lettings – Landlords beware!

Understandably, all landlords are keen to minimise their outgoings when renting their properties. Some may also decide to source their own tenants or manage the property themselves, in order to avoid agency fees – however, [...]

Lettings – First Steps in Letting

When letting your property, your primary objective is simple – you want to find a reliable tenant who pays the rent regularly and looks after your property as you would yourself. The reality though is usually [...]

Lettings – Problem Tenants

According to the Department of the Environment about half of all landlords have had cause to ask a tenant to leave on at least one occasion, usually because of arrears, noise, damage, violence, or abusive [...]

Sales – Professional Photography

Photographs form a crucially important part of the marketing mix, designed to promote your property at its best.  Every image counts, as people will decide whether to inquire further or dismiss a property based solely [...]

Lettings – Getting Rentals Right

Looking after an investment property is not straight forward and Landlords who choose to do it themselves will need to have time, knowledge of legislation and compliance matters and a lot of patience when looking [...]

Sales – Peace of Mind

In a largely unregulated industry, it is so important that you choose an agency that puts a high value on training and regulation. At Grace & Rose we are trained, regulated and are members of [...]

Lettings – Inventories

All residential tenancy deposits must, by law, be protected and lodged in a government-recognised scheme, such as the Deposit Protection Service (DPS), which is where we, at Grace & Rose, protect our tenant’s deposits.  The [...]

Sell First or Buy First? Chicken or Egg?

For homeowners wishing to sell their property and buy another, it’s the classic dilemma – what do you do first? Sell first or Buy first?...the Chicken or the Egg? Typically, people will start investigating the market [...]

Market Commentary – December 2017

House Price surveys (whether Land Registry, Rightmove, Nationwide, Halifax etc) all show conflicting statistics on the performance of house prices and this is down to the varying methods they use to collect the data and [...]

Lettings – Consent to Let

For many homeowners, letting their property provides an obvious investment opportunity as an alternative to selling. With the right help from your letting agent, the matter should be quite straightforward, although there are certain consents [...]

Sales – Mortgage Regulations

For a few years now, following the Government’s overhaul of the mortgage market, known as the Mortgage Market Review (or MMR), much tighter mortgage application regulations have been in force.  In addition, this year’s further [...]

Lettings – Watch out for Condensation

Why is it that tenanted properties appear to be damper than those that are owner-occupied? Well, firstly we’re talking about condensation, not rising or penetrating damp. Condensation is caused when warm air, which holds more [...]

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“I can highly recommend Grace & Rose who were involved in renting and then selling my house. I was fortunate to meet them following a disappointing experience with other high street Estate Agents. Grace & Rose stand above the rest. They are very dedicated to their clients and provide a tailor made service”


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