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The regulations are changing. Make sure you are ready. Landlords of buildings in the UK with certain types of communal heating, cooling or hot water systems need to be prepared for the implementation of the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014. Landlords must provide details of relevant heating, cooling and hot water systems to the National Measurement Office by 31 December 2015. They may have to install meters and temperature controls by the end of 2016 and bill tenants based on actual consumption.
Southend-based Estate and Lettings Agency, Pace Plc has been short-listed for ‘Best Estate Agent’ at this year’s ESTAS Awards, in the regional South East category. The ESTAS is a customer service recognition scheme designed to help Residential Sales and Lettings agencies, suppliers, mortgage brokers & conveyancers be acknowledged regionally and nationally for the excellent standard of customer service they provide. Entry to the awards is open to all Estate & Letting agents in the British Isles with a single office or more.
The ESTAS is a customer service recognition scheme designed to help Residential Sales and Lettings agencies, suppliers, mortgage brokers & conveyancers be acknowledged regionally and nationally for the excellent standard of customer service they provide. Entry to the awards is open to all Estate & Letting agents in the British Isles with a single office or more.
Monday of this week saw the launch of the aptly named ‘OnTheMarket’ property portal, a new website showcasing property for sale or rent in the UK. The site has been established by a group of estate and lettings agents frustrated with the rising cost of listing with the ‘big two’ property portals, Rightmove and Zoopla.
The mortgage rate war shows no signs of slowing as lenders continue to drop rates in January. Some lenders are now offering rates as low as 2.39 per cent on five-year fixed rates, albeit whilst carrying a £1,450 fee and only being open to borrowers with a deposit of a minimum of 35 per cent. Due to low inflation and the delayed rise of interest rates, the mortgage market is anticipated to be even more competitive this year than 2014. Coupled with the introduction of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) last year, lenders are currently trying to hit targets they may have missed.

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