Loft conversation, a new trend

Recently I have notice a lot of clients who have bought houses through myself and have gone on straight away to add another bedroom by doing a loft conversation. This is a great way of increasing bedroom space by up to 40% and a great way of getting another shower room into your...


Simple Estate Agents attending Brunel Freshers Fayre

Simple Estate Agents will be attending this years Brunel Freshers Fayre. With our commitment to expand our offering to our Student Landlords around the Brunel University, we will be attending to speak to students and help give guidance on what to look for in a second year...


Over 25% of landlords unaware of lettings fee ban proposal

According to research carried out by property management platform No Agent, over a quarter of landlords across the UK are surprisingly unaware of the proposed lettings fee ban that could entirely shift their income models, and potentially increase costs to tenants. Announced in...


Landlords hit with tougher mortgage regulations

Complex buy-to-let lending changes, due to come into force shortly, could result in a 'surge' of rental stock going back on the market for sale, says Portico.   New buy-to-let mortgage rules could force rents higher and lead to a fall in the number of homes available to...


Would-be second steppers stuck in first homes

Housing market sympathies are often reserved for first-time buyers. But making the second rung of the property ladder can be tougher still, according to Lloyds Bank.   Almost a quarter ( 23% ) of first-time homeowners looking to take the next rung of the property ladder&...