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Coronavirus update

24th March 2020

In light of the recent government instructions, Letters Property Management have closed our office and members of our team will be working from home for the foreseeable future, or until further government instructions. We can be contacted by email, info@lettersltd.uk, which is closely monitored during office hours. Any urgent repairs should be logged via our […]

Letters Property Management Ltd Covid-19 policy statement

17th March 2020

At Letters we are taking the spread of coronavirus extremely seriously. Our number one priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our staff and customers. We are staying well informed of the developing situation and are following the advice and recommendations from the Government, Public Health England and the World Health Organisation. To protect our […]

Letters addresses York Guild of Building

5th March 2020

Letters staff were delighted to give a talk on the history of a beautiful 18th Century almshouse which we manage in the centre of York, after being invited by the Master of the York Guild of Building. Our Managing Director Anya Mathewson [pictured, right] and Almshouse Administration and Finance Officer Emma Davis [centre] were joined […]

Inventories: A Tenants’ Guide

2nd March 2020

Inventories – officially known as an Inventory and Schedule of Condition – are designed to give peace of mind to both landlords and tenants. They record each property’s contents and condition at the start of a tenancy, so any disputes over damage should be avoided when the tenant leaves. Responsible letting agents insist on a […]

Two-bed properties “best buy-to-let investment”

24th February 2020

Buy-to-let Landlords in York should invest in two-bedroom properties produce the best yields, according to a newly-released study. Research by lettings management platform Howsy found that a two-bed property in Yorkshire and the Humber returns an average rental yield of 5.2%. The average rental yield for a two-bed property across England is 4.8%, which is […]

Ed Sheeran leads the way in property investment

16th February 2020

Ed Sheeran has been investing the fruits of his mega-successful singer-songwriting career in property, with a spending spree of £57 million. After snapping up surrounding houses to increase the size of Suffolk estate, he also bought the properties next to his London mansion and various houses and flats around the capital. His total tally is […]

Landlords “inject £3.61bn annually into local economies across the UK”

4th February 2020

Landlords provide vital support to local tradespeople, choosing them to repair and renovate their properties and spending an average £1,443 each in the last 12 months, new research has found. Four in five (81%) landlords use local tradespeople to maintain their rental properties – and say trust and a wish to support their community are […]

Average York rents increase by 5%

25th January 2020

Rents in York are increasing at almost double the rate of the rest of the country, new research shows. Housing search engine Zoopla found the cost of renting a home in the city rose by 5% in 2019, and now stands at around £844 a month. The average rise in the rest of the country […]

Boom in almshouse building to meet growing need

15th January 2020

New almshouses are being built at the fastest rate since the Victorian era, with an increasing belief that their emphasis on neighbourliness and support increases residents’ wellbeing, according to the Almshouse Association. Almshouse charities provide low-cost homes for vulnerable adults and/or elderly people who would otherwise struggle financially. York alone has 143 almshouse homes, operated […]

What buy-to-let landlords need to know in 2020

7th January 2020

2020 could well bring an overhaul in regulations affecting York landlords, which they’ll have to be aware of if they’re thinking of investing in a buy-to let or are already renting out properties. Consumer advice experts at Which? have come up with some top tips to watch out for this year, and we’ve added a […]