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Tidy on Friday with Tod Anstee Hancock!

24.06.2019

Join us for our Tidy on Friday events Motivated by a love of Chichester and its surrounding countryside, the team at Tod Anstee Hancock is taking time out to litter-pick on two Friday afternoons this summer on East Wittering beach and on Centurion’s Way in Chichester and we would love you to join us! Supporting […]

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How to Rent Guide – Government Updates on deposits

24.06.2019

On 31 May 2019, the government updated the How to Rent guide, detailing the rights and responsibilities tenants and landlords have regarding a rented property. This guide was revised to reflect the Tenant Fees Act, where landlords and agents are no longer able to charge a number of fees in England for new tenancies signed […]

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Prepare your home for a vacation absence

24.06.2019

The summer holidays are fast approaching, meaning you may already be in holiday mode, packing your beach towel and tracking down the sun cream. There are a million and one things to remember when going on vacation and in the midst of the excitement, it’s easy to forget you need to prepare your home for […]

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The new Homes Act: What tenants need to know

30.05.2019

Last month, we provided a landlord guide on the new regulations under the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2019, outlining how landlords should maintain their property to ensure it meets the requirements upheld by the Homes Act which came into force on March 20th 2019. To follow up, the Residential Lettings team at Tod […]

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Questions to ask the estate agent on a house-viewing

30.05.2019

When viewing a serious contender for a potential future home, getting swept up in the excitement of finding your dream property is almost guaranteed, but could possibly mean you don’t ask the essential questions you need answers to. At Tod Anstee Hancock, we understand there are many different aspects to manage during the home buying […]

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What are the benefits of using a full-service estate agent (v an online agent)?

30.05.2019

Online estate agents are a relatively new concept, with most online agencies like Purplebricks joining the property market within the last ten years. Online agents are thought to represent only 7% of property listings currently.  However, many industry experts believe that the popularity of online estate agents will continue to rise, with some sources even […]

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Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 becomes law

25.04.2019

  On 20th March 2019, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act came into force in England, a new law that advises landlords on the minimum standards required to rent out properties. The new legislation which amends the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1985 addresses the minority of landlords who let properties which are deemed […]

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The best areas around Chichester for first-time buyers

29.03.2019

Chichester is the proud county town of West Sussex and is a cathedral city that’s steeped in Roman history while also offering an abundance of shopping, culture and leisure activities. It goes without saying that Chichester has so much to offer as a place to live, however with average property prices at £388,261, purchasing a […]

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Tenant fees ban – what’s changing for tenants after June 1st?

27.03.2019

From June 2019, new government legislation will protect all tenants from unreasonable letting fees and will cap tenants’ deposits at 5 weeks’ rent. Saturday June 1st is when the tenant fees ban will come into action, a new law that must be adhered to by all letting agents and landlords. The new law is forecast […]

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How to price your home to sell

04.03.2019

Arguably, the most crucial element to get right when selling a property is listing it for the correct price at the outset. Of course, you do not want to overprice your property and deter prospective buyers, but at the same time you don’t want to undervalue your home because you may be inundated with offers […]

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