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York named the greenest city in the UK

31st July 2020

York has been named the greenest city in the UK thanks to our eco-friendly habits. Researchers across the country assessed people’s lifestyles by asking a series of questions like how much they recycle, methods of travel – and even time spent in the shower. They awarded points for sustainability, totted them up – and York […]

Busy June for York’s rental market

27th July 2020

The lettings market has bounced back from the coronavirus shutdown, with a huge month-on-month increase in properties let across York and beyond. Yorkshire & Humberside saw 134.4% more properties let in June than in May, the first month letting agents were able to fully return to business. There were 65.4% more homes listed to let […]

Letters’ lifeline for almshouse residents

17th July 2020

Residents of York’s almshouses have been among the many people coping with enforced social shielding during lockdown – and we’re very proud of the work of our Almshouse Administrator Emma Davis to help make their lives easier. When the lockdown was declared at the end of March, Emma rang every resident of each almshouse we […]

Summer statement brings good news for landlords and tenants

10th July 2020

Landlords and their tenants look set to benefit from new funding for energy efficiency improvements and a temporary cut to stamp duty announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. The chancellor’s summer statement, aimed at boosting the housing market and the flagging economy after the COVID-19 outbreak, aims to upgrade over 600,000 homes across England, saving households […]

Court backs landlord over repossession notices

22nd June 2020

Landlords denied the right to issue repossession orders if they hadn’t handed new tenants all the correct paperwork have been backed by a Court of Appeal ruling. An earlier ruling on the case of Trecarrell v Rouncefield said the landlord, Trecarrell House Ltd, was not entitled to serve a Section 21 notice to repossess a […]

New electrical safety checks come into force

12th June 2020

Landlords must ensure all electrical installations in rented properties are inspected every five years, according to new regulations effective from 1st July. The Government’s new Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 say a qualified tester must inspect the electrics to ensure they are safe for tenants to use. Landlords must receive a report of the […]

Lettings market springs back to life

4th June 2020

The lettings market has re-emerged strongly since coronavirus restrictions were lifted on 13th May, latest data shows. The first day of June saw new tenancy applications soar 111% above 2019 levels, and volumes of new tenancy applications have risen by over 82% compared to the activity levels seen in mid-April. The national data, collected by […]

Letters takes steps towards a safe re-opening

22nd May 2020

We’re thrilled to be taking steps back towards normality after the government gave letting agents the green light to re-open – and we can assure you that the safety of our staff, clients and contractors remains paramount. The launch of online viewings of our available properties has been hugely successful, with several properties let over […]

Take a video tour of our rental properties

16th May 2020

You can now take a video tour of our rental properties from the comfort of your home, on any device and at any time via our YouTube channel. We’ve produced virtual walk-throughs of our current rental properties as part of our safety measures introduced in response to the coronavirus restrictions. Homes currently available range from […]

Prince Charles praises almshouse carers

4th April 2020

Prince Charles has written to everyone involved in caring for almshouse residents expressing his support for their work to help keep them safe during the coronavirus outbreak. York has 143 almshouse homes and HRH The Prince of Wales, who is Patron of the Almshouse Association, spoke of his pride in the care and service they […]