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For sale: How much would TV’s Christmas houses cost today?

23rd December 2019

How much do you think it would cost to buy some of the homes on your tv this Christmas? While you’re lazing on the sofa watching your favourite festive films, quiz your nearest and dearest on the cost of the properties featured on-screen. Estate agent comparison website has calculated how much it would cost […]

Tracy celebrates 25 years as lettings agent

13th December 2019

Our Head of Lettings, Tracy Winteringham, is celebrating 25 years in the business this week – and she’s been reflecting on the changes she’s seen during that time. The internet was in its earliest stages and social media was unheard of when Tracy joined the industry as a young lettings negotiator in 1994. Prospective tenants […]

What does the election mean for landlords & tenants?

6th December 2019

With the election now less than a week away, the three main parties have been talking up their housing policies – and all of them propose measures which will have a direct effect on landlords and tenants in York. The National Landlords Association has compared the three main parties’ manifesto commitments to highlight the key […]

Letters welcomes new addition to block management team

28th November 2019

Letters has further boosted its successful block management team with the appointment of Laura Street as its Block Property Manager. Laura, who is an Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a member of the National Association of Estate Agents, has worked in the property industry for eight years. She has […]

Looking to rent in York? Questions to ask

18th November 2019

It’s exciting looking for a place to rent, especially in York which is relatively compact and has some great housing stock. You’ll save yourself a lot of time – and potential heartache – if you have a clear idea of what you’re looking for and ask the right questions of your agent or landlord. Follow […]

Why inventories give important protection for landlords & tenants

2nd November 2019

The recent court ruling that pop star Tulisa Contostavlos must pay her former landlord more than £70,000 after an inventory report showed she had “trashed his flat” is a warning to both landlords and tenants about the importance of inventories. Tulisa, a former X Factor judge, denied she had caused the damage to the £1m […]

Vast majority of tenants happy to rent

25th October 2019

Three quarters of tenants are happy to rent and a third of those would be happy to rent their homes for ever, according to new research. Men are slightly more likely to be happy renting forever – 36 per cent against 31 per cent for women – and nearly two thirds of renters aged 55-plus […]

Latest figures reflect buoyant rental market in York

22nd October 2019

It takes just 12 days for the average York home to rent out, compared with a national average of 17 days, according to a new quarterly survey from Zoopla. The property portal says being a tenant in York is becoming more affordable because the average rent in York increased by 3.3% in the 12 months […]

Anya addresses York RLA

11th October 2019

Letters Managing Director Anya Mathewson advised landlords on how to navigate the 170 pieces of legislation governing the private rental sector when she addressed the York Residential Landlords Association. She spoke about current legislation and proposed major changes to the Private Rented Sector including the controversial abolition of Section 21 “no fault evictions” and its […]

Letters declares war on fatbergs!

4th October 2019

Letters tenants are being encouraged to do their bit for the environment by joining Unblocktober, the world’s first month-long campaign to improve the health of our drains, sewers, watercourses and seas. Everyday items we throw down the loo or sink lead to the creation of fatbergs – enormous masses of congealed fat, oil, grease, wet […]