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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 bounced back remarkably 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 […]

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 […]

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,, 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 […]