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Landlords Can Coronavirus Proof!

Have you noticed recently that we are all reeling from the impact of Coronavirus fiasco? Or have you been……. Never mind! Landlords can Coronavirus Proof certain things within their properties! I tried to decipher the impact of Coronavirus on the property and lettings industry and tried to make some sense of it. I listened to […]

Clash Of The Titans – Boiler V Winter!

At Opal Lettings, the boiler is one of the most important pieces of kit in our arsenal. The Boiler is the nemesis of the Landlord, as they are expensive to replace. And when one breaks down, it nearly always waits until Winter when people need it the most. A friend had to replace 7 of […]

Zero Deposits – Beyond The Hype!

Zero Deposits is the new buzzword in Lettings at the moment. You only have to pay a visit to any major rentals portal and on many adverts you will see a humongous red slash across the picture gleefully announcing zero deposits. As a tenant, with zero deposit you can rent your home without paying a […]

Opal Lettings Property News

Opal Lettings Property News round up brings you up to date with what has been happening in Property this summer. Huntingdon House Prices: The average property price in Huntingdon is £296,016 now in August 2019, according to latest figures from Zoopla. Since May this year, it has fallen 0.93% and since August 2018, it has […]

Opal Lettings Guide To Tenant Fees Ban

Since last Saturday, 1st June, the Tenant Fees Ban has become law. In most respects it is a good thing, as some Letting Agents and Landlords have been charging inflated prices for credit checks and inventories. And under the new laws, there is also a limit to the amount they can charge for deposit, and […]

Landlords: High Court Says Right To Rent Scheme Breaches Human Rights

I normally write about the Huntingdon and Peterborough property market, but this issue is a nationwide problem that affects us all. Not exactly breaking news, as it was announced on 1st March. But the best news I have heard all week! The Right to Rent scheme was introduced in England in 2016 and forces Landlords […]

Opal Lettings Asks, How Safe Is Your Rented House?

lettings, House of Multiple Occupation, lettings agent, Single Lets and HMO’s (House of Multiple Occupation) on behalf of clients in Peterborough, Sawtry, Ramsey, Elsworth and Huntingdon.

How Safe is Your Rented House? As it’s Spring clean time of year, Opal Lettings have listed a few areas of compliance that you need to address if you have a rented property or are considering renting out a property. Not only do you need an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate), it now needs to be […]