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Top 5 apps for landlords
Date: 11/12/18 Category: Landlord Advice

Whether you are an accidental landlord, let properties to earn supplemental income or a full-blown professional landlord. There are many applications on the market that make the whole process easier. Below we have selected our top 5 apps for landlords that will help enhance your letting...

Updating check out reports featured image
Date: 7/12/18 Category: Landlord Advice

The tenants have moved out and you've received your Check Out report. But, you or the tenants have noticed something that's been missed. What do you do? Updating Check Out Reports The check out report is an essential document in any deposit claim. It is paramount that the properties condition....

Arbitration Happy Inventories
Date: 27/11/18 Category: Landlord Advice

Since the start of Arbitration schemes such as the TDS in 2003. The importance and requirements for an inventory report have grown. As this need has grown, competition has increased in the inventory service market. This has gone onto increase the demand for quality in the inventory reports...

Date: 23/11/18 Category: Hinch Highlights

As Christmas is just 32 days away (not that we're counting) we wanted to make you aware of our operating hours during this period. We understand that the lettings market is demanding and preparation is key. During these hours we will be able to accommodate all bookings as usual 24th Dec –...

Paperless Office
Date: 13/11/18 Category: Hinch Highlights

Over the course of our office printer’s 4 year lifetime, it has printed 112,000 pages. (This is the actual number of sheets printed when the report was taken, what are the odds that it would be a number ending in triple zero digits!) That’s averaging 76 pages per day. This means we were...

Date: 6/11/18 Category: Landlord Advice

The importance of Smoke, Carbon and Heat alarms cannot be understated. According to statistics released by the fire and rescue service, fatalities from a house fire are twice as likely to occur if the property has not been fitted with a working smoke alarm. It has also become a legal...

Marketing Coordinator Interview
Date: 6/12/17 Category: Hinch Highlights

[caption id="attachment_772" align="alignleft" width="200"] Lewis Brown Marketing Coordinator[/caption] Previous to Lewis’ life at Hinch, pursuing his passion for digital arts, he completed a degree in Graphic Design. Upon leaving university, he ran a graphic and web design company for 2...

The Ban On Tenant Fees
Date: 5/12/17 Category: Fees Ban, Lettings News

With approximately five million households in Britain privately renting, this is a hot topic, both for letting agents and tenants. It has been robustly discussed for a while now by both sides but, in June this year, changes to protect tenants were outlined in the Queen’s Speech in the...

Date: 24/8/17 Category: Home Tips & Tricks

Now that autumn is upon us, the days are starting to feel shorter, the evening temperature is dropping, and Brits everywhere are relentlessly wearing flip flops at any indication of the sun on the forecast. But, do not despair yet! Even though the evenings are slowly closing in on us, we have...

Tougher action to be taken on rogue landlords and letting agents
Date: 19/7/17 Category: Landlord Advice, Lettings News

The housing and planning act implementation means a start for more draconian and tougher measures to be taken out on rogue landlords and letting agents. The measures they have put in place aim to give councils and local authorities more power and control of regulating and acting against those...

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