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SAFEagent Awareness week
This week, 3,000 professional lettings agents across the UK will unite for SAFEagent Awareness Week 15.... Read more

One in four tenants would not report property damage
One in four tenants would not inform their landlord if they had caused significant damage to their ren.... Read more

CB Lettings welcomes their latest staff member
CB Lettings would like to welcome Brogan Hinderwell to the team who joins as an Administrator. Brogan .... Read more

Property Scam awareness week
A property fraud awareness week is to run next week between April 24th and 28th April. It is the joint.... Read more

Client Money protection to be become mandatory for all Letting Agents
All Letting agents across the country will soon be required to protect rental monies through an approv.... Read more

How clean is clean?
The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) recently published data confirming that cleaning is the most common c.... Read more

E signatures can be used on tenancy agreements
Landlords and Agents will be pleased to hear that a recent County Court decision has upheld the use of.... Read more

Condensation - What is it and how to stop it - Part 2
Maintaining a reasonable balance between heating, ventilation and insulation can reduce excessive cond.... Read more

Condensation - What is it and how to stop it - Part 1
Condensation is a condition that affects all homes, not just rented property. It is especially common .... Read more

The importance of protecting deposits
Landlords should be aware that it is vital that they protect a tenant's deposit within 30 days of taki.... Read more

Landlords urged to hold off incorporating
The National Landlords Association is urging members to hold off from incorporating in case the Govern.... Read more

House prices end 2016 up 7.2%
The Land Registry's House Price Index showed prices were up 7.2% year on year for December 2016, but j.... Read more

The new Housing White Paper has been published
On 7th February the government published its Housing White Paper 'Fixing our broken housing market'. T.... Read more

Landlords and Tax
Landlords have many different areas to consider when renting a property and one of the most important .... Read more

Welcome to Natalie who joins the team
CB Lettings would like to welcome Natalie Rich who joins the team as an experienced Negotiator. Natali.... Read more

Christmas Opening hours
** OFFICE CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS** Our Offices will be closed for the Christmas period from 23rd .... Read more

Landlords are not liable for council tax if a tenant leaves early
An important judgement has been given by the Court of Appeal who has confirmed that landlords are not .... Read more

More landlords are incorporating to avoid paying extra tax
Increasing numbers of landlords are looking to get around the mortgage interest relief changes by inco.... Read more

Congratulations to our Negotiator Sami
We would like to congratulate our Negotiator Sami Bickford who has just successfully completed her NVQ.... Read more

HSE proposes to change gas safety check timings
The Health and Safety Executive is proposing moving towards an 'MOT style' system for gas safety check.... Read more

Mandatory licensing of HMO's set to be extended
Landlords should be aware that the Government is planning to extend mandatory licensing for Houses in .... Read more

Update on Right to Rent checks
There are further changes due to come into force at the end of the year concerning Right to Rent chec.... Read more

Tenant loses Human Rights claim to prevent eviction
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a private tenant who claimed a possession order served on .... Read more

Most private landlords are part-timers
The large majority of private landlords still consider property rental to be a part-time activity, and.... Read more

Ria Hewitt joins CB Lettings
CB Lettings would like to welcome Ria Hewitt to the team. Ria, who has previous experience working in .... Read more

Supreme Court overturns decision in Edwards v Kumarasemy
The Supreme Court has overturned an earlier judgement by the Court of Appeal in an important case for .... Read more

Rents are still rising but the pace is slowing
New rents across the country continued to rise during May, but the rate of increase seems to have slow.... Read more

SAFEagent Awareness Week 2016
CB Lettings are proud to be supporting SAFEagent Awareness Week 2016. This annual event is taking plac.... Read more

Make sure you use a Tenancy Agreement
Recent research reveals that one in ten private landlords have no formal tenancy agreement in place wi.... Read more

Abandonment of Rental Premises
Landlords should be aware that included in the Housing and Planning Bill 2016 which is currently passi.... Read more

CB Lettings are moving office
As part of the company's continued growth we will be moving to larger premises on 22nd April. Our offi.... Read more

New Energy Efficiency Regulations in force
From 1st April new regulations allow private tenants to request their landlord's consent to carry out .... Read more

New custodial tenancy deposit protection scheme launches
From 1st April landlords now have a choice of custodial tenancy deposit schemes with the launch of a n.... Read more

New How to Rent Leaflet published
The Government has updated its How to Rent leaflet to take into account the changes introduced by the .... Read more

Katie Rowberry joins CB Lettings
CB Lettings welcomes Katie Rowberry who is the latest member to join the team. Katie will be responsib.... Read more

Jacqueline Shaw joins CB Lettings
CB Lettings is pleased to welcome Jacqueline Shaw who has joined the team as a Negotiator. Jacqueline .... Read more

CB Lettings takes delivery of Toyota Aygo
We have just taken delivery of a new Toyota Aygo which we will be using to carry out viewings around t.... Read more

Two new tenancy deposit protection schemes announced
The Government has just announced that two new tenancy deposit protection schemes will be put into ope.... Read more

Mandatory licensing of rented property being extended
The mandatroy HMO licensing scheme is to be extended to cover two bedroom homes and bungalows. From ne.... Read more

CB Lettings will be exhibiting at the Plymouth Property Show
CB Lettings will be exhibiting at the Plymouth Property Show 2015 which is being held at Boringdon Par.... Read more

Right to Rent Scheme to roll out across England from 1st February 2016
The Home Office has announced that from the 1st February 2016, the Right to Rent Scheme will be extend.... Read more

Right to Rent: A simple guide to checks that must be made
Under Right to Rent, landlords or their agents should check identity documents for all new tenants, an.... Read more

St Mellion Business Show 2015
CB Lettings will be exhibiting at the St Mellion Business Show 2015, which will be held at the St Mell.... Read more

SAFEagents urge Be Gas Safe
SAFEagent CB Lettings is urging all landlords and tenants to be gas safe as well as choosing their let.... Read more

New Changes to Section 21 coming into force
Landlords should be aware that there are a number of important changes coming into force on 1st Octobe.... Read more

Tenants will soon be able to ask their Landlords for Energy Improvements
New Regulations which are coming into force on 1st April 2016 will allow tenants to ask their landlord.... Read more

Should I allow my tenant to work from home?
The issue of tenants working from home often occurs and is getting more and more common with the growi.... Read more

Just 0.2% of tenant's money goes unclaimed, says DPS
Only a very small amount of tenant deposit money goes unclaimed according to the Deposit Protection Se.... Read more

Over third of letting agents report rent rises
Over a third of UK letting agents saw rent increases last month, the highest recorded this year. The r.... Read more

Plymouth jumps up the buy-to-let hotspot list
Research carried out by Barclays bank has seen Plymouth make one of the biggest jumps in buy-to-let pr.... Read more

More people expected to rent than buy by 2025
By 2025 there may be slightly more people renting privately in the UK than owning with a mortgage, acc.... Read more

Mandatory licensing in Wales is getting closer
Mandatory licensing for all private landlords and Letting Agents in Wales is getting closer. This week.... Read more

Forthcoming local property exhibitions
CB Lettings will be exhibiting at the Landlords Expo and Safety Event 2015 on 22nd September and also .... Read more

Budget proposals will hit landlords
The latest budget will introduce two important changes which will affect private landlords. . Read more

New attempts to reform the private rented sector
Two new private member bills have been put forward which target the private rented sector. The Loca.... Read more

Landlords cannot neglect communal areas
Landlords who own flats may now have to pay more attention to the state of repair of the communal area.... Read more

New guidance for landlords and tenants on repairs
New guidance for landlords and tenants on their responsibilities for repairs has been published online.... Read more

Delay on Right to Rent by the Government
The implementation of the new Right to Rent Scheme, where landlords and letting agents will have to ch.... Read more

How can I increase the rent?
A common question asked by landlords is how do I increase the rent? There are four ways to increase th.... Read more

What is fair wear and tear?
Although it is accepted that all tenants must return the property to the landlord 'in the same conditi.... Read more

Letting Agents predict further rent increases
Over a third of letting Agents in the UK reported that rents increased in April. In addition, 79% of A.... Read more

Students want a fast internet when renting
A new report 'What Students Seek' has asked a wide range of students what is most important to them wh.... Read more

Specialist Investment Property Website launches
The first property portal designed exclusively for investors launched last week. Buy2Let.com specifica.... Read more

Time is running out to protect deposits
Landlords are reminded that they have less than 3 weeks left to protect tenancy deposits with one of t.... Read more

Sami Bickford joins CB Lettings
CB Lettings is pleased to welcome Sami Bickford who has joined the team as an Administrator. Sami will.... Read more

June Newsletter
June's Newsletter has arrived!. Read more

SAFEagent Awareness Week 2015
SAFEagent Awareness Week 2015 (June 1st - June 5th) will see over 3,000 professional Letting Agents un.... Read more

Letting Agents must display all charges and fees
From next wednesday new provisions in the Consumer Rights Act 2015 come into force which will affect a.... Read more

Mandatory Licensing for Private Landlords
Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the new Conservative Government will introduce a manda.... Read more

House prices keep rising
The latest report from the Halifax has confirmed that house prices rose by 1.6% in April. For the year.... Read more

Part Time Administrator Wanted
Due to continued expansion we are looking to recruit a Part Time Administrator. If you are interested .... Read more

May Newsletter
Each month we will have a newsletter keeping you up-to-date with any news to do with CB Lettings and a.... Read more

Jesscia Vopser Raising Money for Cancer Research
There's just over a month before Jessica partakes in the Race For Life 2015 to help raise awareness an.... Read more

Rents are rising
The Office of National Statistics has said that rents rose by 2.1% in the 12 months to March. Rents ro.... Read more

10 best apps for your property
There are 1000's of apps around now covering a vast range of subject areas. We have listed 10 which we.... Read more

Repairs and Retaliatory Eviction
The Deregulation Act 2015 will have a major impact on the issue of repairs and maintenance of rented p.... Read more

Property Paper Advert
Don't forget to pick up this weeks Property Paper to see our new advert.. Read more

Donate to Cancer Research
We are helping Jessica raise money for a charity that is close to her.. Read more

Advertising with Ivybridge Magazine
We have now started advertising in the Ivybridge Magazine. Read more

Smoke Detectors - Draft Regulations now available
The new Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 have now been prepared and are avai.... Read more

Help Raise Money With Jessica Vosper
Support Jessica Vosper to Raise Money for a Charity that is close to her heart. Read more

2 months free management throughout March
CB Lettings is offering 2 months free management for all new landlords who take up one of our Manageme.... Read more

Help to Raise Money for Cancer Awareness
We are supporting Jessica Vosper to raise awareness for Cancer Research UK. She will be doing the Plym.... Read more

Recommend our Services and earn £100!
CB Lettings has introduced a Referral Introduction Scheme for anybody who recommends our services to a.... Read more

Deposit Protection Service holds £1 billion deposits
The UK'S largest tenancy deposit protection company is now protecting more than £1 billion of tenant'.... Read more

Smoke Detectors to be made compulsory in all rented property
It has been talked about for a while, but the issue of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors i.... Read more

More funding released for free energy saving improvements
More funding has been released by the Government which can be claimed by households to cover the cost .... Read more

New immigration checks for landlords are getting closer
The need for landlords to check whether a potential tenant has the right to reside in the UK is gettin.... Read more

Unfurnished or Furnished?
An important decision that a Landlord has to make at the start of the tenancy is whether to furnish th.... Read more

What does 2015 have in store for Landlords?
As we move further into 2015 and closer to a General Election in May what can today's landlord expect .... Read more

Pension reforms to help landlords
The resurgence of buy to let looks set to continue with the introduction of new pension rules in the s.... Read more

Rents keep on rising
Figures released by the referencing company Homelet have revealed that in the 3 months to december 201.... Read more

Eviction Costs are Set to Rise
For the Second Year running eviction costs are set to rise again.The Ministry of Justice is holding a .... Read more

Rents rose by 1.5 % in the South West last year
Across the whole of Britain, rents increased by 1.7pc in the year to December, climbing back up to las.... Read more

Interest Rate rise is some way off
The Bank of England is "in no rush to raise rates", its chief economist Andy Haldane says. Read more