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helen and douglas house College and County: The go to agent for charities

Here at College and County we are proud of the relationships we have with local charities, and are pleased to be able to offer the special rates that they deserve. Being the go to agent for local charities is something that we like to encourage. The charities that we already help to manage their properties…

housing survey image Results of the English Housing Survey are in!

We’ve been reviewing the results of the English housing survey, and have found there are great signs of housing improvements, especially within the privately rented sector. Privately rented accommodation has seen a rise in popularity, partly funded by lenders and buy to let investors. The amount of houses which are now being rented has risen…

House price surge House prices in the UK currently sky rocketing

According to the Nationwide building society, house prices have recently surged taking the average price for a home in the UK to £170,514. The biggest annual rise in the property market happened in July which saw a 3.9% increase. There hasn’t been a peak in the price of property like this since 2012. Robert Gardner,…

Fees Letting agents’ fees… Out of control?

You’re bound to have seen recent reports of letting agents’ fees being “out of control” James Naughtie, Campbell Robb, chief executive of Shelter, said that he was calling for a “transparent” relationship between the person who pays that fee, the letting agency, and the tenant. Shelter in recent weeks has stepped up their campaign to…

Rent Renting: A long term solution

We’ve recently seen a dip in the amount of people who are choosing to buy property. However, the number of properties being rented has soared from 2.4m to 3.8m, and is continuing to rise. We take a look at why people are choosing to rent more and more. Flexibility Once seen as a last resort…