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Reading Santa Run 06 December 2018

Reading Estate Agent are very proud sponsors of The Reading Santa Run which will be taking place in the heart of Reading, Forbury Gardens on Sunday 9th December. The Charities that we are sponsoring are Macmillan Cancer Support, The Footsteps Foundation and Rotary Charities. Read More

Designs for 650 home development on former Reading Royal Mail site revealed 22 November 2018

Hugh Forte, Get Reading wrote Designs for a massive 650 home, office and retail plan in Reading town centre have been cautiously welcomed by people in the town. And the 25-storey Reading Metropolitan development on the former Royal Mail depot next to Reading Station is likely to feature a number of town houses, as well as flats.... Read More

Growing number of people looking to rent in retirement 15 November 2018

Private renting has more than doubled over the past 20 - 25 years. Young people are most likely to rent. Home ownership has dropped dramatically, with many people in the UK fearing that they"ll never be able to own their own home. A recent study has shown that 31% of tenants in rented accommodation could never imagine owning their home, with many of them suggesting that they will carry on living in rented accommodation for life.... Read More

Top Tips For Adding Value To Your Home 08 November 2018

It most definitely pays to consider how home improvements could add value to your property. We have put together some top tips for you to help you add value to your home! - Painting your property makes such a big difference, it makes your property look clean and fresh.... Read More

How To Winter Proof Your Home 01 November 2018

As temperatures have started to drop, we have put together some top tips in keeping your home warm and cosy in this cold weather. - Keeping your curtains closed in a property that doesn"t have double glazed windows will help keep the heat in. The thicker your curtains are, the better!... Read More

Why Online Reviews Can Help Improve Service & Build Trust For A Business 25 October 2018

A large amount of home owners and tenants now use online reviews when choosing which Estate Agent they use. People need to know they can trust an agent before deciding to use them, here at Reading Estate Agent we take pride in our customers choosing us.... Read More

Top Tips For Keeping Tenants Happy 11 October 2018

Every landlord wants a tenant in their property who pays their rent on time, pays their bills on time, looks after the property and doesn"t cause any problems! So keeping tenants happy as well is extremely important. 1) Clarifying the rules and regulations of the tenancy before the tenant moves in is important to ensure that the whole tenancy runs as smoothly as possible.... Read More

New property listings up 18% in September 04 October 2018

The latest figures released by Housesimple have shown that the early autumn rush to get new properties on the market was up almost a fifth compared to the previous month. Housesimple found that new supply saw an increase of 18.1% during September across major UK towns and cities.... Read More

The Importance of Inventories 27 September 2018

When renting out a property it is extremely important hat you are in possession of an inventory and schedule of condition. This is a detailed report of the good condition of the property and all the furniture. The condition of the property at the start of the tenancy should be compared to the condition of the property at the end of the tenancy.... Read More

Gas Safety Week 20 September 2018

Landlords are being reminded this week that they are responsible for the safety of their tenants, as part of Gas Safety Week that takes place annually from 17 - 23 September. The event aims to raise awareness of gas safety and reminds us to have our gas appliances checked annually by a qualified gas safety registered engineer.... Read More

Are you aware of the new HMO Regulations? 13 September 2018

New HMO regulations will take effect from 1st October 2018. The new legislation is likely to effect existing lets that are licensed as HMOs. It will also introduce a new minimum room sizing, as well as meaning some properties that didn"t require an HMO license, will now require one.... Read More

Majority of tenants prefer a short term tenancy 06 September 2018

According to a recent study by online letting agent, MakeUrMove, and contrary to Government proposals, only 7.2 percent of UK tenants stated that they prefer a longer tenancy as opposed to a shorter one. Studies found that 30% of tenants want tenancies to last 12 months and a further 20% want tenancies to last for no longer than two years.... Read More